Former Elementary School to Be Converted into Boutique Condominium in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen

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There’s a new residential development called Inkwell that will soon be introduced to New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, and the site that will house the new development was once a place of learning.

Inkwell’s address will be 520 West 45th Street, which at one point was the address of Elementary School PS51. The boutique condominium project, housed in a pre-war building with a brick façade, will feature five stories, as well as amenities such as a gym with an outdoor lounge and storage spaces.

Developed by Gotham Organization, Inkwell will so far be the only condominium project in New York City that has been designed by the design and concept firm AvroKO. The award-winning firm specializes in the “disciplines of architecture, furniture, lighting, graphics, and branding.”

There will be 18 apartments throughout the condominium, with16 units having two bedrooms while the other two units feature three bedrooms. The two-bedroom units will offer between 1,200 and 1,400 square feet of space, with prices beginning at $1.78 million. Prices for the 1,900-square-foot, three-bedroom apartments are slated to start at $2.75 million.

Elements of the Inkwell building’s past will be visible throughout the building, with areas such as the kitchen and powder room featuring blackboards, which are, of course, synonymous with classrooms.

Both the kitchens and bathrooms will be equipped with bespoke light fixtures and soapstone countertops that have a marble backsplash. High ceilings heights; oversized windows; black walnut floors; custom cabinetry, lighting, and furniture; stainless Viking appliances; and Bosch compact washer and condensation dryers will also be featured throughout the Inkwell apartments. Gas fireplaces and private gardens will be exclusive to certain units.

“Inkwell offers buyers uniquely designed residences, situated in one of the most interesting neighborhoods in the city,” says David L. Picket, president of Gotham Organization.

Sales, which will be managed exclusively by Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing, are expected to launch towards the end of the summer. The building is scheduled for completion some time in the fall of 2016.

More information on Inkwell can be found here.

Image courtesy of Relevance New York

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