Selling the Drama
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While there is certainly no shortage of new builds in New York City, some stand out among the rest. And one of those is 101 West 14th Street. The stunning condominium looks like a series of intricately stacked glass boxes.
"Eran Chen, the architect from ODA, went wild with the design and created a glass box Rubik's cube on the corner of 14th street," said Ryan Serhant, broker and founder of SERHANT, who is selling units in the building. "You can see coming down every side of 14th street and coming up Sixth Avenue."
The interiors are equally remarkable, featuring ceilings up to 20-feet and 25 of the 44 units—ranging from one to four bedrooms—have private outdoor space. They're also outfitted with wide plank European oak floors, floor-to-ceiling windows with motorized shades, and bathrooms with marble tiling and Toto toilets. The kitchens feature waterfall satin glass and rift-cut oak cabinetry, with chef-worthy appliances like Gaggenau and Bosch.
Other amenities include a high-end gym, a full-time doorman, a private lounge, a courtyard, personal storage, and a beautiful rooftop deck complete with an outdoor kitchen. And with wide streets on either side of the building, the units and common area have stunning city views.
"One of my favorite design elements is the stone," said Serhant. "We found this incredible Brazilian marble for the kitchen countertops, and they're this cool black and white stone. I haven't seen it in a new development because it's expensive."
He added, "I have to give credit to the developer's willingness to break with convention and think outside the box." Those developers are Gemini Rosemont, who is known for preserving the infamous rat race Banksy work on the clock from the previous structure on the site.
"There are only a few developers and architects in the world that are doing architecturally significant projects that make buyers realize they're not just buying real estate, they're buying art," said Serhant. "Especially in this market, people want to make sure if they're going to buy something, they're buying something that'll be significant forever."