Name: The Clare
Address: 301 East 61st Street
Developer: Real Estate Inverlad Development LLC and Third Palm Capital LLC
Architect: Manuel Glas Architects
Size: 19 stories, 30 apartments
Prices: from $800,000 to $8.9 million
Sales and Marketing: Corcoran Group
As the Upper East Side becomes more attractive to developers seeking space to plop down new condos, those buildings are moving further and further east. (See: several developments, including Ben Shaoul's 389 East 89th Street, that are rising east of Third Avenue.) Another example is the Clare, a new development from Real Estate Inverlad Development LLC and Third Palm Capital LLC, which recently launched sales.
It’s located on East 61st Street just east of Second Avenue, bringing it closer to the East River than Central Park. But that location is something the developers are touting, noting that the building’s height and location offer "sweeping city vistas" (including views of the Queensboro Bridge—yep, that’s an amenity now). A press release also notes that the Second Avenue Subway will eventually open nearby, though who truly knows when at this point.
The building itself is designed by Manuel Glas Architects, and features Porcelanosa finishes, white oak flooring, and enormous 18-foot windows in some apartments (the better to maximize those views, apparently). The 30 apartments, a mix of studios to three-bedrooms, will range from just under 600 square feet to 3,043 square feet; there’ll also be a four-bedroom triplex penthouse with high ceilings, a skylight, and a terrace.
The building’s amenities include a full-floor residents’ center with a fitness room, communal lounge, outdoor space, and more. Unsurprisingly, apartments aren’t exactly cheap, with studios starting at $800,000, and the priciest pad going for close to $9 million.