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High Line-hugging condo with just eight apartments launches sales

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GDS Development is behind the project on West 25th Street

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Though the building boom near the High Line has cooled off in the past couple of years, there are still plenty of new developments on the rise around the popular elevated park.

One of those, located at 500 West 25th Street—and going by 500 W 25—launches sales today, with apartments starting at $5.495 million. The building is replacing an auto-body shop (one of many that was torn down as the area around the High Line experienced hypergentrification), which was best known for artist Eduardo Kobra’s colorful mural of a sailor kissing a nurse.

The project, helmed by Michael Kirchmann and Alan Rudikoff of GDS Development, will have just eight apartments over its 10 stories. It’s not quite the amenity-laden, high-profile project like Zaha Hadid’s condo just a few blocks up, but the building—which will be clad in limestone—is rather elegant.

And like much of the real estate that’s popped up along the High Line, this project is plenty lavish. Seven floors are given over to full-floor, three bedrooms apartments, each of which comes with its own outdoor space; they also have high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows (with High Line views, naturally) and their own keyed elevator access. Interiors feature custom kitchens, marble-covered bathrooms, and a muted palette that complements the building’s limestone exterior.

The top two floors will have a duplex penthouse (which will hit the market in November), with four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and more than 4,300 square feet of space. It also comes with its own roof deck and two loggias, measuring around 2,650 square feet in total. Like we said—lavish.

Prices for the units that are currently available are on the high end: A three-bedroom apartment on the third floor is listed for $5.495 million, and prices for the other units (excluding the penthouse) will top out around $6.4 million.