It’s been nearly two months since sales got underway at the Office of Metropolitan Architecture’s (OMA) first ground-up New York City residential project at 121 East 22nd Street in Gramercy. Sales are going well so far, the director of sales at the project, Florence Clutch, informed Curbed on a recent visit to the sales gallery of the condo.
This 133-unit condo comes in studio through five-bedroom variants, and Clutch told Curbed that the sales team has managed to sell several different types of apartments at the condo so far.
Though founded by Rem Koolhaas, this particular OMA project is being led by another partner at the firm, Shohei Shigematsu.
The project is comprised of two buildings—a shorter tower fronting on 22nd Street that stands 13 stories tall, and recently topped out, and an 18-story building fronting on 23rd Street, that is now just over six-stories above ground, according to Clutch. The towers will be connected by an expansive courtyard.
One of the most distinct features of the building is its prismatic exterior, and a sense of that distinct design has been recreated at the sales gallery through a visual installation that projects images of the building and the surrounding neighborhood.
The sales gallery is also set up to give prospective buyers a sense of what a typical kitchen, living/dining space, and a master bathroom would look like.
Kitchens at the condo’s 133 units will be fitted with Gaggenau appliances, polished quartz countertops, and most notably acid-etched, black-painted glass cabinetry, which works wonders to prevent fingerprints or stains on the cabinetry (we can attest to this since we tried it!). The master bathrooms will come with Calacatta Paonazzo marble countertops, tub decks, and be fitted with white oak cabinetry.
Like most luxury condos in Manhattan, this building too will come with a plethora of amenities. Aside from the above-mentioned interior, landscaped courtyard, the developer, Toll Brothers City Living will also be providing residents here with a rooftop terrace that comes with a fire pit and grill, an indoor/outdoor resident’s lounge, a fitness center, a children’s playroom, a screening room, and a private dining room, and catering kitchen, among others. For an additional $300,000 you could also nab a parking spot at the building.
Apartments here range in price from $1.3 million and go up to $10.5 million, though on StreetEasy, the currently available units range from $1.495 million for a one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit, and go up to $5.3 million for a three-bedroom, three-bathroom unit.
The project came about after Toll Brothers purchased the site at 121 East East 22nd Street from United Cerebral Palsy in 2013 for $150 million. Gemdale Properties and Investments partnered with Toll Brothers on the project, and plans were filed a couple of years after the site purchase. OMA’s involvement was announced in April 2016. The condo received its teaser site in September last year, and construction has been making steady progress at the site over the last several months. The project is expected to wrap sometime in fall 2018.