The Urban Developments With Suburban Amenities

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Living in an urban city in America may seem infinitely convenient, with easy access to transit, entertainment, food options and more. One drawback is high density often leads to homes lacking a certain level of comfort one can find in the suburbs – whether it be a backyard or even garbage disposal. To mitigate this, developers are implementing amenities and appliances in new residential projects that emulate suburban living.

Bath Haus


Courtesy of Meshberg Group

The Bath Haus at 139 Huron St, in Greenpoint, is a beautifully designed building from Meshberg Group, offering a mere nine residences inside ranging from studios to an elegant penthouse. While Greenpoint is a vibrant post-industrial neighborhood with great views of Manhattan, residents are given a taste of suburban living in this city living structure. This pot filler faucet above the stove adds a level of convenience and elegance to the kitchen space—something you would find in a suburban home.


525 West 52nd Street


Courtesy 525W52

In this concrete jungle, the only grass you will find is in Central Park or the few other parks scattered around. Having a green space of your own is considered a luxury in city living and residents at 525 West 52nd Street have their own grass area, 20 stories in the air. The rooftop lounge features real grass, which is great for kids and adults who want to relax on the grass.


Skyline Tower


Courtesy Binyan Studios

Skyline Tower, a new residential tower in Long Island City, has four luxury penthouses that feature an amenity scarcely found in NYC apartments – garbage disposals. Garbage disposals were illegal in NYC until 1997 and many developers have yet to implement them in projects, making them a rare luxury for many. Designed by Hill West Architects’ interior design arm, Whitehall Interiors, gourmet kitchens at Skyline Tower are equipped with top-of-the-line stainless-steel Bosch appliances.




Courtesy Miller Hare

Chicago is among the largest cities in America and even has a skyline punctuated by skyscrapers. With that said, finding an atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the streets can be difficult. 1000M’s eleventh-floor outdoor terrace is the solution to introducing the suburban convenience of distance from others. Residents can lounge between trees on the several hammocks floating around the terrace.


1400 West Monroe


Courtesy of 1400 West Monroe

Located in the heart of West Loop, 1400 West Monroe, is a collection of 42 luxury residences uniting residents with the neighborhood around them. While the building is surrounded by large grass areas and a quiet residential street, its the planter boxes adorning exterior windows that introduces suburban amenities to city living.


The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach


Courtesy The Ritz-Carlton Residences

Miami may have its beaches, but many are without yard space, especially residents living in high rises. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, provides its residents with an onsite food forest and garden, where they can pick their own fruits, vegetables, and herbs to use in the privacy of their own home.

Residence 950


Photo credit: Jacob Elliot

If you’ve ever dreamed of having your own pool, you probably never thought it would be possible while living in a city. Residence 950 is a luxurious urban estate perched on top of San Francisco’s Russian Hill, which commands stunning views of the city. However, the views are much better from the cantilevered infinity edge lap pool– a suburban amenity taken to new heights.

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