Designed by architect Cary Tamarkin to reflect the styles of art studios of the 20th century, 456 West 19th Street features 22 duplexes and four penthouses, built with luxury and ecofriendliness in mind.
456 West 19th Street is set adjacent to the Hudson River in West Chelsea, a vibrant neighborhood with many restaurants, galleries, and shops radiating from the Meatpacking District to the south.
Every room at 456 West 19th Street is equipped with multi-paned steel windows, filling it with natural light while displaying views of the Hudson River and Highline Park. The view is complemented by double-height ceilings, which create openness.
Kitchens at 456 West 19th Street include Miele gas cooktops with electric ovens, as well as Sub-Zero refrigerators and Sub-Zero under-counter wine coolers. White Corian countertops are complemented by white handpainted FSC-certified birch cabinetry by Descience.
The master bathrooms feature Calcutta Gold marble-and-glass mosaic tiles, and include custom teak wood vanities. Separate teak-floored steam rain showers are also included.
The 3,000-square-foot three-bedroom penthouses of 456 West 19th Street are decked out with six-foot-wide fireplaces, large private terraces, and curved balconies. Weber gas grills also come standard with units that include private outdoor space. Two of the penthouses also have private roof decks.
Anticipating LEED Silver, the building is equipped with energy-efficient, UV-blocking glass and was built with recycled content and low-VOC materials. It also offers filtered air and water in every apartment, with individual climate controls and FSC-certified 10-inch-wide white oak plank floors.
Additionally, the building offers 24-hour doorman, bicycle storage, personal storage, and Verizon FIOS. A common landscaped garden for use by all residents is also being designed.
Prices start at $1.62 million, with a selection of penthouses starting at $6 million. According to the development team, 73 percent of the units have been sold, and six are available.
THE DETAILS LEED Status: Anticipating LEED Silver Developer: Tamarkin Co. Broker/Agent: Stribling Marketing Associates
Pasture Rock Milan, NY
Pursuing a dream he’s had since he was a grad student at MIT, architect and developer David Borenstein is creating an upscale ecofriendly community of private, sophisticated, state-of-the-art dwellings in the Hudson Valley.
Pasture Rock, situated in Milan, in northern Dutchess County, is just minutes from Rhinebeck and upscale shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and the Bard Performing Arts Center. It’s close to the Amtrak station, where Manhattan is a 1.5-hour ride away—as well as local ski areas, and Great Barrington, MA. The Albany and Stewart airports are an hour away.
Approved for 12 parcels, the development has three houses built (one family purchased two lots for additional privacy). The most recent, Pasture Rock 4, is fully completed on the outside, and waiting for a buyer to choose his or her own interior details and finishes including storage options, fixtures, flooring, cabinets, tiles, and more. Borenstein is planning eight more homes to complete this woodland sanctuary.
Each house is site-specific, distinctive, roughly 4,000 square feet, and built according to the needs of each homeowner with a high degree of personal attention. Each is built with energy efficiency in mind, with oriented passive solar, solar hot water, long overhangs that keep the house cool in summer, and a very tight building envelope. Pasture Rock 4, anticipating a 5-star EnergyStar rating and LEED Platinum certification, will have a gourmet kitchen, ground-floor master suite with steam bath and whirlpool, large living room/dining room, gas fireplace, three to four bedrooms, three full baths, and one powder room.
A lifetime roof, low-maintenance siding (50-year limited warranty), geothermal options, and reclaimed water options are also offered. Borenstein uses recycled materials, from the stonework to reclaimed objects, where possible. The houses are country sophisticated, “with modern conveniences and historic details.” The cost of a Pasture Rock home starts at $150/square foot.
THE DETAILS LEED Status: Anticipating LEED Gold Developer: David Borenstein ARCHITECTS & BUILDERS Broker: Blue lake house, llc