Midtown has traditionally been known as a business and tourism hub, a place where you were more likely to pass through than live. But in recent years new luxury development has capitalized on the neighborhood’s convenient location and attracted a wave of residents. Here’s a look at some of what’s currently available.
The area just south of Central Park has seen a lot of change in the past few years with the arrival of new skyscrapers, but one thing it is not known for is apartment buildings with true architectural pedigree. The Windsor Park, a newly converted condominium originally designed in 1929 by the legendary Rosario Candela, with renovations by Gwathmey Siegel and Associates, is the exception. Steps from Central Park, Carnegie Hall and the “Plaza District” and its fantastic retail options, this two bedroom apartment is classic while still being contemporary.
As you get closer to the East River, Midtown takes a turn to the traditional, but this duplex penthouse bucks the trend. neighborhood, with elegant and stately units dotting the apartment buildings running to the East River. It’s more TriBeCa than Tudor, with double-height ceilings and walls of glass, and a soaring fireplace.
Similarly, this loft on a high floor of Turtle Bay Towers, a full-service condop in Midtown East, also evokes a more downtown sense of style, with a private sleeping loft reached by a custom-designed, cantilevered steel staircase, which CORE’s Ryan Fitzpatrick notes is “a layout that is unique both in the building and the neighborhood.” More surprising than the under-$1 million price tag is what’s included in that price, like soaring 12-foot ceilings, enormous south-facing windows and a terrace with views of the East River and the Chrysler Building.