One Hundred East Fifty Third Street, the soaring new modernist architectural landmark set among the Seagram Building and Lever House, has unveiled its limited collection of unique loft residences and new sales gallery. One Hundred East Fifty Third Street, which is being developed by Aby Rosen's RFR and Vanke, is located off Park Avenue in the heart of the Midtown Cultural District, the epicenter of New York’s entertainment, business, and cultural community. The collection includes 15 gallery-style residences designed by Sir Norman Foster's Foster + Partners, spread across five floors located in the 63-story tower's distinct base. One of the residences now hosts the building’s sales gallery while another an art gallery curated by Aby Rosen with works from his private collection. The units were designed for art collectors and inspired by the neighboring Seagram Building, the iconic midcentury masterpiece designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson, which is also owned by RFR.
The residences offer expansive open floor plans, floor-to-ceiling windows and dynamic city views. Fluted concrete ceilings, exposed concrete columns, architectural concrete walls, and diamond-polished high-grade concrete flooring are some of the sleek details that define the interiors. The concrete allows for flexibility in design, with integrated reveals in the ceilings for customized lighting systems ideal for displaying art collections. Residences come in 1 and 2 bedroom floor plans ranging from 1,140 SF to 4,607 SF. Luxurious living features include radiant-heated flooring throughout, 10' high ceilings, custom millwork by Foster + Partners, custom window vents, and kitchens with brushed solid stainless-steel counters, floating illuminated kitchen wall shelves that are a trademark of the building, and Gaggenau and Sub-Zero appliances. The architectural concrete walls were fine-tuned by artisans who have worked with master architect Tadao Ando to keep the residences pin drop quiet. Pricing starts at $2,250,000 with Compass and Classic Marketing as the exclusive sales and marketing agencies for the project.
“Norman Foster’s design strikes the perfect balance between the bright and open aesthetic of an art gallery and the comfortable intimacy of an elegant private home,” said Aby Rosen, co-founder and principal of RFR. “The loft residences at One Hundred East Fifty Third Street bring the downtown sensibility to Midtown, making them by far the most unique apartments for sale in the area.”
One Hundred East Fifty Third Street offers services and two floors of amenities that rival the finest addresses including a spa-inspired wellness facility spans two floors and features a 60' sunlit swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center with a pilates room and movement studio for yoga and ballet, spa treatment rooms, a sauna and steam room, and his-and-hers private changing rooms and showers. Amenities also include a grand library and private lounges designed by William T. Georgis, who just completed the design for The Grill and The Pool restaurants in the Seagram Building. Georgis also furnished the lobby, which features custom furniture by his design, a dramatic fireplace, and artwork by Rachel Feinstein specially commissioned for the space. The tower is anchored by a soaring bi-level space designed by Joseph Dirand that will feature two restaurants from Joël Robuchon, who boasts more Michelin stars than any other chef, where residents will have preferred access. Completion of the amenities is expected by late winter.