Google’s New Hudson Square Neighborhood’s Luxurious Living

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On Monday, Google announced its plans to invest $1 billion  to open a new campus in the New York City neighborhood known as Hudson Square (at 315 and 345 Hudson, and then also 550 Washington). Hudson Square was once known as the Printing District because of the printing companies attracted to the large concrete and steel factory buildings located close to their Wall Street clients. In the 1970s and ‘80s, technology and design companies replaced the printing industry, attracted by the architecture, location, transportation options, and affordable rents. In recent years, the area has experienced a building boom. Not only is the neighborhood growing in height and number of residences but a large fund has been set aside to increase the neighborhood’s commercial mix, greenery, and traffic flow. Now, with the news of Google’s investment, the neighborhood is set to soar.

Corcoran broker, Todd Vitolo, is a Hudson Square expert. Vitolo says, “This once fringe neighborhood primarily attracted early adopters, artists, and families looking for privacy. Today with the southern portion of the neighborhood feels more like an extension of Northern TriBeCa. You have everything from the Renzo Piano designed 565 Broome where they recently put a $37mm Penthouse residence into contract, to the just launched Greenwich West and Extell's 70 Charlton. Those residences that take advantage of the Hudson River views or have an an architectural pedigree will certainly attract the super luxury buyers attention away from Tribeca and Soho proper for years to come. The best part of this neighborhood, and unlike the West Village or Tribeca in my jaded broker opinion is that there are zero tourists...a true downtown luxury these days.”

Here are some of the most luxurious homes for sale and rent in Hudson Square that Google executives take residence in and stroll to work.

70 Charlton, Apt 20E

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70 Charlton was the first residential building to break ground in Hudson Square since the neighborhood’s 2013 rezoning which allowed for the creation of more residential and retail in development as well as an elementary school and open space. Unlike other developments currently underway, 70 Charlton is move-in ready with an unprecedented suite of amenities for the area including an indoor salt water pool, sauna, sports court, interior courtyard garden, children’s play room, fitness center and indoor/outdoor residents lounge with catering kitchen.

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Apartment 20E, designed by Workshop/ADP, is a four bedroom, four and a half bath home. This 2,252 square foot residence is one of the last remaining units in the building with abundant natural light and stunning river and city views. The open gourmet kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances, wine fridge, Caesarstone Blizzard slab countertops, painted steel trim and grey washed oak floors. The south-facing master bedroom suite is a retreat tucked away with a large walk-in closet, and spa bath with separate shower and freestanding tub. The home features three additional bedroom suites and a powder room.

40 Renwick, third floor

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Across the street from the new Google campus, this three bedroom, two bath, 3,000 square foot full floor loft has 15 oversized windows with three exposures. It is a rare co-op with condominium rules, a gem in the city. The home has direct keyed elevator access, a flexible floor plan, 11’ ceilings and epoxy-coated concrete floors. The large, open kitchen has the very best professional appliances including an Italian Bertazzoni range, Bosch dishwasher, and Delfield refrigerator. The designer custom kitchen cabinetry and countertops defines this spectacular expansive space.

330 Spring Street, Apt 6A 

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This two bedroom, two and a half bath home is in the Philip Johnson’s Urban Glasshouse. Used in the HBO show Billions, as the chic pad of the Axe Capital employee, Dudley Mafee, the home spans 1,722 square feet and boasts an entry gallery with powder room that flows beautifully into the entertaining space. There is a massive corner living/dining room wrapped in large floor to ceiling picture windows with custom up lighting and a designer Borealis/Modulightor chandelier. There is also an oversized master suite with lots of wardrobe storage, and a spa like 5 fixture master bath complete with soaking tub and radiant heat floors. On a separate wing, there is a home office with T1 high speed internet and a bright guest bedroom with en suite bath. The entire home is controlled from a built-in iPad for blinds, fully programmable Lutron lighting system, multi-zone Sonos system and HVAC.

Greenwich West at 110 Charlton

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One of the tallest buildings in the neighborhood at 290 feet, 110 Charlton's residential tower provides unprecedented views of the Hudson River, New York Harbor and Statue of Liberty. Designed by a team of acclaimed French architects, the incredible handmade brick facade echoes classic New York architecture, while its soft corners and sophisticated design reference its French aesthetic. Greenwich West is also a rare downtown building that includes a full array of amenities and services, including a 24 hour attended lobby, onsight resident manager, porter and handyman staff. At the building's crown is an amenity rooftop terrace featuring multiple lounge and seating areas as the building's signature city and water views. An amazing opportunity in the area, Greenwich West's homes range from studios to three bedrooms with pricing starting just over $1M.

261 Hudson

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Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and landscape architects HMWhite, 261 Hudson is one of the only full service rental buildings in West SoHo. From 261 Hudson’s vintage-inspired marble lobby to its private landscaped garden, each of the 160 residences and amenities have been designed to deliver functional luxury. The studio to two-bedroom residences marry the best of both worlds – presenting residents with a downtown lifestyle that is as beautiful as it is sensible. Inspiring, loft-like layouts have been graced with custom finishes and cabinetry, stone countertops and a stainless steel appliance suite. 261 Hudson is part of The Reserve Collection, an exclusive set of properties across the Related Rentals portfolio blending the finest design from celebrated architects and the world’s top interior designers with life enriching services and benefits.  

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