By Daniel J. Bollinger
Located on the northern edge of City Hall Park, 49 Chambers is yet another spectacular addition to the Tribeca landscape. The luxury condominium is comprised of 99 residences ranging from one to three bedrooms—with many units offering additional studies—which includes four penthouses.
The building has an impressive pedigree: Built for the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank, it was the largest bank building in the United States upon its completion in 1912. The landmark Beaux-Arts building makes for an ideal conversion thanks to its H layout, which allows natural light and air to reach the interiors of the tower, and provides many of the residences with stunning triple exposures. This development spans an entire city block and offers an unbelievable collection of amenities. Developed by the Chetrit Group and designed by the world-renowned Woods Bagot Architects, with interiors by Gabellini Sheppard Associates, 49 Chambers offers an opportunity to own a home in one of Manhattan’s most sought-after neighborhoods.
A PEEK INSIDE
Gabellini Sheppard, led by Michael Gabellini, is known for creating sumptuous yet inviting environments, including hotels for Ian Schrager and the legendary Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center. The team makes use of warm and earthy tones with accents in bronze, metal, and mirror to embrace and evoke the old glamour of the landmark.
There are many excellent design details throughout the residences, including elevated ceilings and up to eight-foot curved and bay windows that allow for an abundance of natural light to flood the rooms. The residences also feature floating ceilings and seamlessly integrated recessed lighting systems. All of these features combine to create a sophisticated home that is very befitting of its Tribeca location.
The large open layouts were designed for entertaining. The kitchen is comprised of a mix of top-notch appliances including Gaggenau, Sub-Zero, and Bosch, with custom Cypress wood millwork that makes space feel warm and inviting. One detail that should be called out: the countertops and backsplashes are marble: Rich, beautiful gold veins weave through the grey of the honed San Marino marble and accentuate the warm palette of the cabinetry.
The master baths boast substantial backlit mirrors that emphasize the volume of the room. Floor-to-ceiling marble is prevalent throughout, as are custom-designed Apaiser stone vanities. The double-door entries to the master baths are particularly impressive.
The entrances to the residences also feature double doors that match the grandness of the rooms—a rarity found in a Manhattan condominium. All closets are built out with custom-designed Italian closet systems, and the homes are pre-wired for smart systems.
An excellent package so far and one would not expect anything less of the amenities package. The building’s 10,000 square feet of amenities include all of the perks (and then some). There’s a resident lounge, fitness center, yoga studio, children’s playroom, bicycle storage, and a screening room. But the amenities that set 49 Chambers apart from the rest include a Turkish Hamman cast in honed white Ariel marble with a steam room and sauna, as well as a mosaic-tiled indoor swimming pool with a companion whirlpool spa. The rooftop park—designed by M. Paul Friedberg and Partners—is extraordinary with living green walls, lawn, a garden, multiple seating areas with chaise lounges and cabana furniture, and a covered dining area with an outdoor kitchen and al fresco grill. The views from the rooftop park are epic, and we have MPFP to thank for all of the lush greenery.
The Chetrit Group has brought us a great new project in Tribeca. Situated on the edge of City Hall Park, the building offers access to all this vibrant neighborhood has to offer. With wonderfully designed residences and standout amenities to match, 49 Chambers is the new definition of luxury living in Manhattan.
For more information on 49 Chambers, visit 49chambers.com.