By Daniel J. Bollinger
Conveniently located on the corner of Bleecker and Mulberry Streets in NoHo, 40 Bleecker is a 12-story ground-up new development brought to us by Broad Street Development. Consisting of sixty-one units from one to five bedrooms including six penthouses the units have great layouts, beautiful design details, and some of the rarest amenities offered in today’s market.
Rawlings Architects and Ryan Korban have teamed up to offer us a magnificent façade and interiors which takes cues from its Beaux-Arts neighbors: A custom blend of elongated Norman buff colored bricks, and custom aluminum windows in a Champagne finish with metallic bronze bands. As well, the curved windows and bricks on the corners of the building are a beautiful design detail. The interiors are very well designed with details galore.
The interiors are gorgeous featuring many subtle design details. In the kitchen look for the honed statuary marble hood above the range. This hood is a work of art in itself with the marble pieces cut so that the veins are book-matched. The same marble is used for the single slab backsplashes and counters. There are two kitchen layouts: one layout having a cantilevered island and the other having a waterfall island with breakfast bar. Both kitchens are very balanced and have a warm ambiance with integrated cabinets of beautiful Italian cerused oak. Two cabinets on opposite sides of the vent have fluted bronze colored glass panels with SA Baxter burnished nickel pulls. A full Miele package is standard with Lefroy Brooks fixtures. There is a large pantry, and the kitchen in whole has lots of storage space.
The master baths are equally elegant as the kitchens with many subtle design details as well. The walls have Grigio Dove marble on the bottom half of the walls with cerused oak veneer paneling on the top. A subtle design detail is the gap on the lower portion of the marble which visually creates the floor molding. The marble encased tub has a significant niche factor, and another excellent design detail is the niches are lit with cove lighting; rare in today’s market. The wet room has a rain shower head with another niche. Custom medicine cabinets are standard, and Lefroy Brooks fixtures with Kohler his and her sinks combine to create a very warm balanced master bath.
All the units have open layouts with excellent design detail. For example, living room ceilings have a modern stepped trim molding to detail the overhead lighting. Most of the units have views facing Mulberry and Bleecker Streets with great Village views. Three units have terraces. The penthouses all have ample outdoor terraces, all en suite bathrooms, and at least two exposures (some have three). With 40 Bleecker being one of the highest buildings in NoHo, one has the best views of the surrounding area.
40 Bleecker has all the standard amenities one would expect in a luxury new development in today’s market: 24-hour door attendant, live-in residential manager, bike storage, a fitness center with yoga room, and a 5,600 square-foot sculpture garden with private seating groupings designed by AD100 Edmund Hollander Landscape Architects. It also has two of the rarest most sought after amenities in NYC: Deeded Parking, and a 58’ lap pool. Great planning on the developers’ and architects’ to include parking in this development.
This is a significant new development. Located in a great area of the city with little room for further development, NoHo, it is rare to find opportunities like this. Being one of the tallest buildings in this area, it is difficult to beat the views 40 Bleecker has to offer. The interiors are beautifully designed with two of the rarest amenities most new developments provide. In this softening market with competition growing daily 40 Bleecker will stay competitive in this market, especially at the competitive price points being offered.
For more information on 40 Bleecker, visit 40bleecker.com.