By Daniel J. Bollinger

I tour a lot of new developments in NYC. Sometimes I’m a little late to the game, and most of the building is sold out already. Two such projects are listed below. Let’s take a look...

At the time of this writing, there are only a handful of apartments left in this excellent development. A few penthouses and a few three bedrooms. All the apartments are very nice with some great design details. The bathrooms have floor to ceiling marble (even in the powder rooms). The ‘niche factor’ is high—some with double stacked niches. Rain shower heads, sunken medicine cabinets, square windows and marbled window sills on these windows make for some great bathrooms.

The kitchens are beautiful as well with Miele convection ovens with warming drawers, hydraulic lift cabinets, three inch Calcutta marble countertops, and some even have double dishwashers. One great design detail is the hidden storage in the backsplashes. The backsplashes are cabinets that slide up to open where one can keep knife blocks, coffee machines, etc. The apartments are very spacious with great bedrooms. With NEST smart technology, two-sided fireplaces, and plenty of light these residences are very nice.

There are plenty of amenities too. A heated lap pool, fitness center with a weight room, yoga room, and an outside terrace. The bathrooms have saunas, steam rooms, and showers. There is a golf, soccer and baseball simulator room. And an over-sized lounge with a wraparound terrace with a TV and fireplace. I would recommend checking out 135 West 52nd Street. The remaining units are quite nice, and there are more than average amenity offerings.

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At this address only four units remain including two penthouses and a duplex. There’s a reason there are only four units left: The location is outstanding, and the apartments are beautiful. The development has East and West wings which straddle the High Line. The penthouses are enormous with great views of Manhattan’s newest park. Kitchens are tremendous as well with the penthouses having some of the largest kitchens I have seen in Manhattan. With Miele double ovens, convection/microwave, steam oven and warming drawer it is a very nice touch. Some units have multiples of certain appliances like twin dishwashers.

The penthouse bathrooms are equally grandeur with the master wet room having a ceiling mounted rain shower, showerhead, handheld, and steam with a deep soaking tub as well with a marble sitting bench. The whole bathroom is encased in marble from floor to ceiling. There is even a sauna. These bathrooms are something to behold. Large pocket doors close off spaces and 13-foot ceiling heights with huge windows allow plenty of light. Wood burning fireplaces are in some units. I love the leather handles with brass trim in the kitchen and the brass fixtures in the bathrooms.

The duplex has some great features as well. Twenty-two-foot ceiling heights in the main dining room that lead out to your backyard that abuts the High Line with a wall-sized sliding glass door are just some of the great features. All Miele appliances again with fully integrated cabinets in the kitchen. The sponsors spared no expense in building these units.

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