Friday, November 20, 2009

CytexOne & Linden 78 Project

About Linden 78, 230 West 78th Street

This mid-block apartment building at 230 West 78th Street has a very substantial cantilever over the low-rise buildings just to its west along Broadway. As a result, the beige-brick building has a surprising amount of "light and air."

Some of the 35 apartments at the 20-story residential condominium building at 230 West 78th Street, which is known as Linden 78, have fireplaces with bluestone surrounds and hearths.

The building, which is a development of Urban Residential Properties of which Christopher Martorella is the chief executive officer and sole principal, has 3 full-floor penthouses, ground floor refrigerated storage for groceries, ground floor bicycle storage rooms, a children's playroom, a garden with a water wall feature, and a landscaped roof deck.

Handel & Associates is the architectural firm for the project.

Urban Residential's other New York projects include 255 Hudson Street and 505 Greenwich Street, both designed by Handel & Associates, and NoLiTa Place, and the Sycamore, both designed by H. Thomas O'Hara, SoHo 25 on Houston Street, designed by H. Thomas O'Hara and Beyer Blinder Belle.

Linden 78, which is on the south side of 78th Street between Amsterdam and Broadway, has setbacks at the 13th, 15th and 18th floors. Its cantilever starts at the sixth floor on its west side.

The building's masonry facades give way partially to glass on the 15th through the 17th floors and fully to glass on the 18th through the 20th floors.

An offering plan filed with the New York State Attorney General's office April 27, 2006 with a total offering price of $109,525,000. The building opened in 2009.

Apartments will have side-by-side Miele washers and dryers and will be prewired with the option off a Cytexone automation system that offers control of heating/cooling and audio/visual systems, lighting and window shades. Apartments will also have walk-in linen and entry closets, one of which will be large enough for "pram parking."

Kitchens have been crafted by Florense, the green-certified, Brazilian-based cabinetry firm and have Viking and Miele appliances and many will have windowed breakfast areas.

Master baths have Luce Di Luna marble countertops with double sinks, Mezzanine Mink glass wall tiles, Lagos Azul limestone floors.

Ceiling heights range from 9 to 11 feet and the lobby floor has a Linden leaf mosaic design.

There is excellent public transportation in the vicinity and Zabar's is only a couple of blocks to the north on Broadway.

Just stumbled across this article and figured I'd post it!

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