It seems like countless new residential buildings are going up in New York City with architectural heavyweights behind them. But one of the most anticipated has to be Thomas Heatherwick's Lantern House. And after watching the uniquely-shaped facade go up over the past couple of years, we're now getting an exclusive first look at the breathtaking penthouses that will soon be ready for purchase.
The famed architect's first residential project in North America is nearing completion along the High Line in West Chelsea. On the heels of going into contract on their most expensive penthouse at the project (with an asking price of $18.975 million), Lantern House will be listing a few other penthouses that are equally stunning.
Designed by March and White Design, the penthouses feature high-end details that enhance the focal point: the signature three-dimensional corner bay windows with panoramic views of the Hudson River. Highlights include vented gas fireplaces with Emperador marble, five-inch-wide oak chevron plank flooring, and kitchens with custom bronze finished trim, Calacatta Venato marble slab countertops, and Gaggenau appliances.
There are even special over-the-top luxe touches like a seventy-bottle full-height wine cooler, and west penthouses come equipped with a second dishwasher, double wall ovens, dual warming drawers, and a built-in coffee maker.
“For our first residential project in North America, we wanted to design something that is interesting to look at and could be part of the view,” Heatherwick told Departures. “People love to live in memorable places. For Lantern House, it was important that our design feel rooted in and of New York as much as possible. When Lantern House residents return home, we want them to feel like they are returning to a place like no other.”
All of the penthouses at Lantern House include large terraces, either situated off the Great Room or on private second-floor rooftops. These terraces include custom stainless-steel outdoor kitchens, Wolf built-in gas grills, Subzero refrigerators, and custom glass railings to ensure indoor-outdoor living is possible even in Manhattan. The river and High Line views only enhance that escapism vibe in one of the world's busiest cities.
The three penthouses at Lantern House will range from 2,153 square feet to just shy of 3,000 square feet and are priced from $7,975,000 to $18,975,000.