HFZ Capital Group, a leading Manhattan-based real estate development and investment company, and Westbrook Partners, a privately-owned, fully integrated real estate investment management company, has announced the launch of sales for The Belnord; their Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed 14-story, Upper West Side luxury condo. The landmarked building occupies an entire city block bounded by West 86th and 87th Streets, Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway. The Belnord is one of the greatest turn-of-the-century residential buildings, originally constructed in 1908 and designed by famed architecture firm Hiss & Weekes. RAMSA will be overseeing the restoration of the original architecture and re-imagining the interiors for the residences. The building also features a collaboration with Rafael De Cárdenas, the critically acclaimed founder of the firm Architecture at Large, who will oversee the interior décor of the public spaces.
Upon arrival the building features an Italian Renaissance-style palazzo with a pair of magnificent, gated arched entryways painted with sgraffito frescoes. The residences surround the expansive landscaped courtyard that is the building’s own verdant private park with the original fountain made of Vermont marble, evergreen and boxwood hedges, shade trees, flowers and elegant seating.
The Belnord will feature residences which range in size from two- to five-bedrooms which feature open floorplans and lofty ceilings. Residences are finished with wide oak floors as well as Calacatta Gold marble counters in the kitchen with lacquer-painted or cerused oak cabinetry by Molteni and state-of-the-art appliances. Master bathroom offer double sinks, a freestanding soaking tub, separate shower, and spacious double vanities. All master baths are finished with Siberian White book-matched marble and rich platinum-finish Dornbracht fittings and hardware. The Belnord also will feature over 9,000 SF of state-of-the-art amenities.
“Bringing The Belnord to market is a defining moment for HFZ Capital Group and speaks to our decades-long commitment to restoring and preserving some of New York’s most notable historic buildings,” said Ziel Feldman, chairman and founder of HFZ Capital Group. “For this pivotal project, we assembled a truly impressive roster of visionaries. The result is a magnificent property that offers the perfect marriage of old and new, granting homeowners the rare opportunity to live in a romantic landmarked building paired with state-of-the-art amenities and contemporary style.”
"Today opens a new chapter in the history of one of New York's most iconic buildings, The Belnord. With the careful restoration of the property's architecture, thoughtfully redesigned interiors and spacious common areas, the reimagined Belnord will be a standard of modern luxury. Together, with a first-rate team of architects and designers, we are excited to bring this historic property one step closer to its full splendor," said Paul D. Kazilionis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Westbrook Partners.
Pricing starts at $3 million and sales and marketing are being exclusively overseen by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing.