Over the past couple of years, a curvy glass building designed by Handel Architects has been taking shape in Murray Hill, on East 39th Street between Second and Third Avenues. That development, House 39, has now launched leasing on the building’s 297 apartments.
Rentals at this 395-foot tower, which located at 225 East 39th Street come in studios through three-bedrooms with prices starting at $3,115/month. Some of the standout features in the apartments here include floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler building, stainless steel appliances in the kitchen along with a breakfast bar, graphite oak cabinetry, grey stained white oak flooring throughout the apartment, and nine-foot high ceilings.
The interiors were done up by the Rockwell Group [the founder David Rockwell was on the Curbed Appeal last fall] , who are also working on The Shed at Hudson Yards along with Diller Scofidio + Renfro. As future residents enter this 36-story tower, they will be greeted by a grand lobby that features a double helix staircase designed by the Rockwell Group.
That leads to a bunch of amenities on the second floor and is known as the Club Level. That floor has a library, a conference center, personal workstations, a catering kitchen, and a game room that comes equipped with ping pong, skee ball, a billiards table, and a photo booth.
If only the list of amenities ended there, but as is the case with every new schmancy rental in New York City, this development too has several more including an indoor and outdoor children’s playroom, a lawn with bocce ball and shuffle board, and a fitness center with a yoga room.
On the roof, there’s a swimming pool (the second in the development), hot tubs, a party room, and cabanas along with a fire pit and gas grills.
Twenty percent of the units in this Fisher Brothers-developed building are affordable apartments, and have already been allocated through a lottery. The building’s 75 affordable units started from $833 for a studio and the lottery ended in September last year. The LEED-certified building is basically complete, and the first group of tenants will start moving in here next month. The Marketing Directors are handling leasing on the property.