In an attempt to stand out, new developments are looking to create unique spaces for its residents. Today, we’re seeing luxury condos increasingly working to appeal to art and cultural connoisseurs by accumulating gallery-worthy collections and offering residents memberships to premier cultural institutions. Artworks are sourced by top curators in public spaces, such as lobbies and dedicated gallery spaces, which can be used to host events. Here are two developments getting ahead of the competition and attracting a new category of buyers.
Down in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, 242 Broome is known as the cultural anchor to the Essex Crossing urban mecca. It’s luxury condominiums offer residents dramatic views, a flood of natural light, soaring ceilings and open plan living areas. Among all that, the luxury condominium building will now serve as the new location for the International Center for Photography. Residents will be given complimentary memberships to ICP, which includes unlimited free admission, discounts for all ICP school courses, workshops, lectures and special invites to members-only exhibition openings.
Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences, One Dalton Street
The Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences, One Dalton Street in Boston is an innovative collaboration of architecture, design, and craftsmanship. No detail has been overlooked in its creation, and that includes the condominiums public spaces. Developer and hotelier Dick Friedman commissioned David Bowie’s former art consultant, Kate Chertavian, to curate a collection of gallery-worthy art. Residents will see a collection of works from respected names such as Duke Riley, Tacita Dean—pieces from his Exuberance series—and Yinka Shonibare from The American Library Collection. The pieces are on display throughout the public areas in both the residential portion of the tower as well as the hotel.