Honed staturtory marble kitchen islands, French oak chevron flooring and custom-designed marble bathroom vanities are just some of the amenities inside 40 Bleecker, a new Manhattan luxury condominium building crafted by world famous designer, Ryan Korban.
Korban has designed flagship luxury apparel stores (Balenciaga, Alexander Wang, Aquazzura, Fivestory) and private homes for a bevy of fashion designers, models, actors and other prominent cultural figures. 40 Bleecker is his first foray into residential development.
“I knew my work needed to speak to a new generation of downtown buyers who are looking for luxury and elegance against a modern backdrop,” said Korban of his design for the Noho condominium. “This idea of ‘contrast’ is evident throughout the spaces in everything from textures and materials, to finishes and furniture. Masculine contrasts with feminine, traditional with modern, soft with brutalist.”
The lobby is outfitted with marble and dove gray terrazzo flooring, offset by suede-paneled and Beauval limestone walls. The seating area features two Korban-designed sofas flanking a French limestone slab coffee table centered around a black marble fireplace.
The building has 61 apartments ranging in price from $1.75 million for a one-bedroom to $6.31 million for a five-bedroom. Typical apartments have high ceilings and large windows. Kitchens feature Miele appliances and cerused oak cabinetry. Atop the 12-story building are six penthouses, each with its own private outdoor space. Two of the penthouses recently sold for $10.185 and $6.6 million, respectively.
Common areas include a 57-foot swimming pool, an exercise and stretching room and a bicycle room. There is also a 5,600-square-foot courtyard with reflecting pools, Zen waterfalls and Chevron paths, brought to life by Hollander Design. Beneath the building is a private parking. A concierge and live-in superintendent are there to cater to residents’ needs.
40 Bleecker is designed by Rawlings Architects, and features a brick-and-metal exterior and punched-glass window openings. The industrial look is supposed to be a nod to Noho’s history.
“40 Bleecker honors the traditions of its surroundings while offering a truly exceptional lifestyle rarely seen in new development in New York City” said Raymond Chalme, CEO of Broad Street Development, the building’s developer. “The roster of design talent that has been assembled to create 40 Bleecker is likely never to be recreated, and it makes these homes truly a once-in-a-generation opportunity.”
Construction on the building is currently underway and is expected to be completed within the year.
"40 Bleecker is a new way of living and sets the tone for the future of design and development downtown,” said Korban.