Solow Building Company has announced the official launch of leasing at 685 First Avenue, the company’s highly-anticipated luxury residential tower in Midtown East. Rising 43 stories tall and situated along the East River, the captivating black glass building is introducing a collection of 408 exquisitely appointed rental apartments featuring breathtaking river views and located in the heart of Midtown East. Citi Habitats New Developments is the exclusive leasing and marketing firm for the rental residences at 685 First Avenue with pricing starting at $3,265 for studios; $5,245 for available one-bedrooms; $8,225 for available two-bedroom homes; and $10,840 for available three-bedroom residences.
Apartments currently available for rent range from studios to three-bedroom homes, in addition to a special collection of over-sized loft studios. Each residence been meticulously crafted to feature generous, airy layouts with intelligently designed living and bedroom spaces as well as oversized closets. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows, which remain translucent from the interior of the building, redefine modern urban luxury and ensure the flow of natural light throughout each home. Each residence is outfitted with custom-designed roller shades to provide discretion and privacy. Units also feature white oak flooring which runs throughout the residences, kitchens outfitted with white quartz counters, Bosch appliances and cabinets clad in custom-crafted Italian white lacquer. A custom heating system, the first of its kind, is hidden beneath the floorboards along the exterior of the walls to ensure the windows and residences maintain a comfortable temperature.
“685 First Avenue is one of our most remarkable projects to date – we have taken the signature attention to detail and design that Solow Building Company is known for and elevated it to create an unparalleled living experience,” said Sheldon Solow, Founder and CEO of The Solow Building Company, who was joined by his son, Stefan Soloviev, in the development of the tower. “We believe these residences provide a unique opportunity in today’s market and are confident that they will appeal to a range of residents looking to make Manhattan their home.”
685 First Avenue is a layered black glass form that rises 460’, draped with a captivating façade that is an unprecedented interplay of black and light, creating a balance that reflects the architecture’s bold exterior and luminous, sun-drenched interiors. The western facade is defined by a second glass curtain wall that adds further depth and dimension to the building as well as creates one-of-a-kind balconies partially enclosed to enable privacy and protection from the elements, as well as an abundance of natural light. Located on floors three through 28, the rental collection is positioned below the building’s luxury condominiums.
Amenities include a top-of-the-line fitness center with TechnoGym equipment and private training studio; 70’ indoor lap pool with breathtaking views of the East River; sauna; steam room; a residents lounge and game room equipped with a private dining and entertaining space, billiard tables, a foosball table and a separate screening room with custom built-in seats.
“The rental residences at 685 First Avenue signify a new offering in the market today,” said Gary Malin, President of Citi Habitats. “The level of finishes and quality of design is unprecedented in this setting, and the building’s Midtown East location is unbeatable for anyone looking to explore all that Manhattan has to offer. We are confident these homes will address a demand for luxury housing of this that is caliber available for rent.”