A Sanctuary in the City: New York’s Newest Condos

New York City is renowned for its remarkable residential condo developments, but only a handful truly stand out among the rest.

These exceptional properties not only boast exquisite interiors and upscale amenities but also offer residents incredible private outdoor spaces. Whether it’s a tranquil spot to read a book, bask in the sunlight, or admire the mesmerizing views of the city, these condos provide stunning urban oases that rise above the bustling streets below.

Claremont Hall: A Harmonious Blend of Gothic Revival and Modern Luxury

Nestled within the Morningside Heights neighbourhood, Claremont Hall sits on the campus of Union Theological Seminary. This 41-story mixed-use condominium, developed by Lendlease in collaboration with LMXD (an affiliate of L+M Development Partners) and Daiwa House Texas, Inc., was designed by the renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects. The architectural design echoes the Gothic Revival character of the original campus while incorporating modern elements to appeal to contemporary tastes.

A Sanctuary in the City: New York's Newest Condos with Serene Private Outdoor Areas
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The residences at Claremont Hall boast high ceilings, oversized windows that flood the spaces with natural light, European white oak flooring, and state-of-the-art open kitchens equipped with top-of-the-line Bosch appliances. Select units feature private outdoor terraces or loggias that offer unparalleled views of Midtown and the Hudson River.

Immerse yourself in a world of luxury and comfort with Claremont Hall’s impressive array of amenities. The lobby, a collaboration between Claremont Hall and CetraRuddy Architects, seamlessly blends Old World influences with a fresh and contemporary sensibility. Residents can enjoy a walnut-panelled library, a grand dining room, a children’s playroom, a creative maker’s room, a resident lounge with a terrace, a fitness centre, onsite parking, and a stunning indoor pool.

The Bellemont: Timeless Elegance on the Southern Edge of Carnegie Hill

Located on the southern edge of Carnegie Hill, The Bellemont is a 13-floor luxury condominium developed by the esteemed Naftali Group in partnership with Robert A.M. Stern Architects and renowned designer Achille Salvagni. Drawing inspiration from the architectural grace of the Upper East Side, The Bellemont’s classic hand-laid limestone facade beautifully harmonizes with its modern context. This 120-foot tall building comprises twelve graciously proportioned full-floor and duplex homes.

A Sanctuary in the City: New York's Newest Condos with Serene Private Outdoor Areas
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The plans and proportions for The Bellemont’s full-floor and duplex homes were meticulously crafted by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, resulting in spaces that exude loft-like grandeur. With soaring ceilings, expansive enfilades, and dramatically tall windows, these residences leave a lasting impression. Some units also feature outdoor terrace spaces that offer intimate views of Central Park, which is conveniently situated just one block away.

Apart from the stunning residences, The Bellemont offers additional outdoor charm with its enchanting rooftop terrace that provides spectacular views of Central Park. Indoors, residents can indulge in modern amenities such as a state-of-the-art screening room, a regulation squash court, an inspired children’s playroom, and a holistic fitness space.

One Wall Street: A Historic Art Deco Masterpiece Transformed into Luxury Apartments

One Wall Street is a visionary transformation of a historic Art Deco masterpiece and holds the distinction of being the largest office building converted into apartments in New York City. Located just steps away from the New York Stock Exchange, this landmark tower broke ground in 1928 and underwent renovations in 2018. Developer Harry Macklowe oversaw the remarkable transformation of the 566-unit tower, while the architectural firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects/SLCE meticulously preserved and restored the building’s iconic hand-carved limestone and the magnificent “Red Room,” a former banking hall adorned with a floor-to-ceiling mosaic.

A Sanctuary in the City: New York's Newest Condos with Serene Private Outdoor Areas
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Elizabeth Graziolo of Yellow House Architects and Cyril Vergniol, the talented designers behind the thoughtful redesign of the residences, ensured that each home possesses unique and distinctive features. The collection of homes at One Wall Street caters to diverse preferences, offering a variety of layouts, including harbour-facing units, loft-style apartments, and upper-tower residences. Regardless of the direction they face, these homes seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living, providing residents with expansive views.

The tower provides residents with exclusive access to a private restaurant, which opens onto a stunning terrace offering breathtaking vistas of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor. Boasting a remarkable 100,000 square feet of amenities, the tower includes a 75-foot indoor lap pool on the 38th floor, an expansive event lounge, a co-working space, and a beautifully landscaped terrace.

Conclusion

New York City’s exceptional residential condo developments continue to push boundaries in terms of design, luxury, and access to private outdoor spaces. Claremont Hall, The Bellemont, and One Wall Street are prime examples of these outstanding properties, offering residents an elevated living experience. With their exquisite interiors, upscale amenities, and breathtaking views, these condos provide residents with unparalleled urban oases amidst the vibrant energy of the city.

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