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Tour the model rentals at One Hudson Yards, the megaproject's latest lavish residence

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The 33-story Davis Brody Bond-designed building features 178 apartments

Photos courtesy Max Touhey

Just a little over a week after leasing got underway at Hudson Yards’ über-pricey rental building, One Hudson Yards, 20 percent of the apartments here have already been leased. As the building prepares to welcome its first residents at the end of this month, Curbed had a chance to tour a couple of model apartments at the 33-story rental located at 530 West 30th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues.

The tour kicked off in the lobby and was led by the interior designer on the project, Andre Kikoski; the lobby is very emblematic of all the sculptural elements present throughout the building (and the model units), and some of the pieces that really stand out here are the bespoke chandelier, which is comprised of 400 hand blown glass pieces; and a 25-foot-long wall of cast bronze panels, which Kikoski described is created when “Molten bronze is poured over natural linen fabric; as the loosely gathered linen vaporizes, the process imparts the toothy texture of the fabric in a rich organic pallet of cognac, coffee, port, chocolate and shimmering gold tones that evoke the animated presence of Rothko’s famed chapel paintings.”

The two model apartments we toured were located on the 23rd and 10th floor of the building, respectively. The first was a one-bedroom on the 23rd floor marketed as a bachelor pad, and ideal for a finance/Wall Street-type, Kikoski said. The other model home, on the 10th floor, was a three-bedroom geared toward families, done up in brighter colors, and exuding warmth. Both apartments, even though they’re at different heights share great views of the Hudson Yards megaproject, and the three-bedroom in particular looked out right onto the High Line.

Other features that the model homes, and all the other apartments in the building share in common are the 10-foot-tall ceilings; a host of built-in Miele appliances including a neat espresso machine (the coffee machine is for a select few units), Turkish marble countertops and backsplashes designed by Kikoski; marble master bathrooms with Brazilian quartzite vanities and walls; washers and dryers; and wireless lighting controls.

Curbed also had a chance to tour the yet-to-be-complete amenity spaces in the building. While there’s still some time before the entirety of this subterranean space will be ready for the building’s occupants, they will have a host of options to choose from. The amenities include an 82-foot-swimming pool, a fitness center curated by Equinox, a basketball court, a bowling alley, and a children’s playroom, among others.

And the rents essentially account for this level of luxury with one-bedrooms here starting at an exorbitant $5,095 per month. Two-bedrooms start from $8,700 per month, and three-bedrooms from $12,000 per month.

Meanwhile, in other parts of the Hudson Yards megaproject being developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group, projects are moving at a rapid clip, four years after the groundbreaking of the site. 55 Hudson Yards will open in 2018 and Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel will follow the year after.