154 Attorney Street, New York, NY
The above is a wonderful building currently under construction on the lower East Side of Manhattan. Here are the details, via Curbed, in turn via Prudential Douglas Elliman’s Rob Gross, who’s handling the marketing (I edited the original comments):
32 Unit Condo building with an attendant
Designed by Kutnicki/Bernstein Architects
Beautiful finishes and design, high loft-like ceilings
Many units with private terraces
Storage in basement, common roof deck
GROHE bathroom fixtures, Zuma 6′ soaking tubs, GE Profile Stainless kitchens, Wenge finish cabinets
Six cabana spaces for sale on the roof (the cabanas are private roof spaces that someone can buy who lives on a lower floor but who wants some roof)
There are five homes per floor: A studio w/terrace, two large one bedrooms w/windowed den and terrace, and two 2 Bedroom/2 Bath spaces.
There are also three garden duplexes with lawns (750 square foot private gardens) and two spectacular four bedroom penthouses with tremendous decks and Viking/Bosch/Sub Zero kitchens.
I want this! Unfortunately, there is absolutely no way anything like this would be built in downtown Boston. My guess is that is because of the high cost of land, which makes such a low-density building an impossibility. Also, of course, because of restrictions on what can be built in the South End and Back Bay (although that didn’t keep them from building Atelier 505, now, did it?).
The prices? Studios are slated to start in the $400,000 range, one-bedrooms around $700,000 and two-bedrooms in the high $900,000s.
I guess in some ways, the closest comparison would be to the One Charles development just off the Public Garden, behind the Four Seasons, but that building is so dense. I want something to be built with much fewer units in it.
Albany Street in the South End seems like a perfect place for something like this. On the South End side of Mass Ave, not on the Roxbury side. Or, on the Roxbury side of Washington Street. Unfortunately, people willing to spend $800/sf and above won’t even look on the other side of Mass Ave. Pity.