MANHATTAN, New York CITY
470 COLUMBUS AVENUE
470 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024
9 Stories / 51’ x 100' / 40,000 SF
2 Retail Units / 7 Residential Condominiums
“Passive House design lowers the occupants’ energy costs significantly and provides consistent thermal comfort throughout the home all year round. Passive House ventilation systems provide superior indoor air quality and we are thrilled to implement this ambitious level of energy conservation within an equally ambitious and beautiful building design”
Todd Poisson | Partner at BKSK.
This multiple award wining project delivers a luxury condo that has been carefully designed and crafted offering full floor 3,570 square foot units including 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. These 7 limited edition residences feature 51 foot wide entertaining spaces, over 10 foot high ceilings, and windows measuring 9' x 15'. Every inch of this condominium has been thoughtfully considered. The facade is a tape try of brick and terra cotta that is so appealing that the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the new nine story building to rise well above this historic stretch of Columbus Avenue. Behind the facade is a hip decor slated to attract a wide range of buyers-particularly those who want a Downtown loft like feel but prefer the Upper West Side location. The condo is in a prime area, one block from Central Park and also one block from the American Museum of Natural History, and close to many of the city's most desirable private and public schools, universities and hospitals.
Two out of the seven units have extraordinary outdoor space. The 2nd floor simplex has a 1,254 square-foot terrace and the duplex penthouse has a 4,000 square foot interior and terraces that total 2.301 square feet over two floors. In addition, all 7 units have master suites with 20-foot balconies. The building has been designed to allow for combination units creating duplex and triplexes for buyers who need more space. The small building appeals to luxury buyers looking for privacy which is hard to achieve in larger buildings.
Other proprietary design features include: art walls and specialized lighting, 7-inch-wide white oak floors with a custom light stain, handmade kitchen cabinetry and Madreperola quartzite slab counters, the highest level appliance package including 2 dishwashers, a 48-inch refrigerator / freezer, 4 ovens, and a 48-inch 6-burner range. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and each unit has a laundry room and powder room.
Building amenities include a full-time doorman, a well-appointed gym designed like a clubhouse, a dog spa, laundry room, individual storage rooms in the basement for each unit plus individual storage lockers off the lobby. The building is constructed using Passive House principles, the highest level of environmental design that incorporates extra insulation, triple-paned windows, and filtered fresh air supplied to every room. This will be one of the first residential condo buildings in New York City to use Passive House construction.
BKSK is the architect and interior designer for the project. BKSK is a fifty-person firm headquartered in New York City that believes great design has meaning and consequence. BKSK Architects are specialists in contextually appropriate and environmentally conscious design, and is one of only 21 NYC design firms committed to the Architecture 2030 Challenge to design buildings that consume less energy with the goal of achieving net-zero consumption by 2030.
The Construction Manager is Hudson Meridian, one of the largest construction managers in New York City. Louis Katsos, also a construction industry veteran, is the Owner’s Representative overseeing construction of the project.
Consulting and Marketing services have been provided by Stribling & Associates.