At 524 feet tall, which encompasses 32 floors and 48 condominium residences, 180 East 88th Street presents a lavish exterior display composed of handmade Kolumba bricks, rough concrete, substantial Albertini windows, and massive hanging gardens. The entire configuration reveals an exterior meant to please the interior, and thus, by shining from the inside, shining architecturally from the outside. The angles and arches work magnificently together to interact with the sheer height of the building so an to break up any monotony of massing. All of this is topped in a gold-clad structure and herringboned brick in an immense size and scale.
Upon entering the 24/7 attended lobby of the building, you are greeted by a multitude of wood finishes, concrete, glass, and arches, all leading you towards a fireplace above with a just ornate enough plaster relief has been installed. This space is playfully and welcomingly scaled for such what at first glance may seem a formidably sized room.
This building offers many amenities, the sort of amenities that are now expected in new Upper East Side building, such as a wine cellar, garden, children’s play room, an indoor basketball court, a resident’s recreational room, a study, numerous space restricted to those in residence within the building, a world into itself, a true New York dream.
The design of the actual units themselves is also quite striking—they evoke modernist Milanese buildings and midcentury interiors—they are like black and white Italian movie sets. Their scale and lighting are dramatic while still enabling a cozy, human, lived-in vibe to enfold in the space. The multitude of curves, light, windows, wide doorways, and lavish enfilades enables easy flow of life and design to flow throughout the home. I love the details such as the golden hood over the cooktop and the bathroom slathered in marble that create layered, dynamic, and durable spaces.
The below floor plans reveal the easy, gracious expanses encompassed within each unit. I am a major fan of the duplex, yet would also be thrilled for any unit in this building—they are mindbogglingly beautiful!
With prices starting at $1,475,000 for a 740 square foot “Loft” or studio, prices continue all the way up to $15,000,000 even for a 4 bedroom, 4 and half bathroom, 3,794 38th floor duplex. The sales gallery is located at 1090 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10065.
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