|3 bedroom / 4 baths||From $6'250'000|
|3 bedroom / 3.5 baths||From $8'395'000|
Effortless Luxury Living is the essence of 40 Bond, a sophisticated concept in urban living created by Ian Schrager conbining all the benefits of home ownership with the services, privileges, and amenities of a unique world class, five-star hotel. This is something that has never before been offered in apartment living. It is a new way of living…a carefree and effortless one. That is the idea behind every aspect of 40 Bond.
The building, designed by the eminent Swiss architects Herzog de Meuron, is an architectural masterpiece. It is a radical redesign of a traditional cast iron building with utterly unique apartments and townhouses (the first townhouses built in generations). Both have unprecedented, innovative and sophisticated layouts, details and finishes. But the true revolution is in the idea itself, not merely in the look. It is a contemporary luxury lifestyle with maximum pleasure and minimum bother.
As the inventor of both the modern hotel and nightclub, Schrager observed a simple but profound fact of modern life: enjoyment of life's pleasures and luxuries is usually compromised by the time, expense and burden of details in arranging for them. 40 Bond is a response to this dilemma. These are not merely apartments with hotel services such as room service or maid service, they are much more than that. They are homes designed specifically to meet the needs of modern people and the clamor of modern city life. Schrager believes that true luxury is not merely the ownership of material possessions, but is to be able to do whatever you want whenever you want. 40 Bond allows just that.
40 Bond Street contains twenty-seven unique apartments, many with terraces, five townhouses which are the first built in generations, as well as the city's most extraordinary penthouse. The homes are filled with light and air, most with 180° North and South exposures and expansive 11' ceiling heights. Here, in the neighborhood where loft living was invented by artists in industrial spaces, one enjoys the freedom and spaciousness of the loft. This along with all of the benefits and conveniences of a building designed and built specifically for luxury living.
The living spaces are organized as a series of gathering places, discarding the old formal model of the luxury apartment for the flowing energy of the modern loft space. One of the most charming characteristics of historic Bond Street is the light and airiness that comes from its breadth, and the serenity of a street that runs only two blocks. Many of the residences overlook this cobblestone street from their private rooftop gardens.
The simplicity of the plan, the distinctive architectural elements and sophisticated materials offers a perfect canvas upon which owners can create individual worlds, perfectly reflecting their own tastes. All apartments feature lofty 11' full height ceilings, floor to ceiling fully operable windows, generous oversized closets and the rich ambiance of wide-planked smoked oak floors imported from Austria. Many apartments offer Herzog de Meuron custom designed dual gas and wood-burning fireplaces with extra large cast iron hearths, surrounds and log niches that bring the crackle of a cozy fire to the serene living space.
The kitchens are spacious and open, and feature extraordinary features many of which are custom designed by Herzog de Meuron. Some examples being work islands of Austrian imported smoked oak as well as high gloss lacquer Italian cabinets and pantry units by Varenna. Also featured are custom designed glacier white Corian countertops, backsplashes and double basin sinks complimented by the highest quality Miele kitchen appliances. The bathrooms are a departure, featuring the warmth of imported Austrian smoked oak walls and floors treated with natural oil, as well as deep tubs, monolithic basins and Herzog de Meuron custom designed wet rooms sculpted out of seamless white Corian. Some bathrooms are embossed with the signature 40 Bond NYC graffiti inspired motif and overlooking the private landscaped gardens. The palette of materials is as unusual as it is superlative; in fact some of the materials are so exceptional they require craftsmen to travel to the US from Europe for them to be installed.
The public spaces combine grandeur of scale and harmony of proportion with elegance of materials and artistry of detail. Entering the building one immediately sees, between seamless waves of white Corian etched in the signature NYC graffiti inspired pattern, a serene rear private garden. The concierge desk, framed in a smoked oak variation of the signature motif, is there to greet and serve residents and visitors.
Atop the building, and overlooking all neighboring structures, is a unique glass house-the crown of a triplex penthouse like no other in New York, with landscaped gardens.
Beyond the magnificence of the physical property itself, there is an active intelligence at work. This is the home of the future, an apartment that manages itself and does your bidding: the intelligent apartment. This is not a condominium with hotel services-but a home with complete on-premises service and management. The expert staff provides not only concierge service, housekeeping and room service, but also acts as a sophisticated executive resource, with a grasp of one's tastes and needs and the resources to meet them. They will handle day-to-day necessities such as flowers, grocery shopping, dry-cleaning, babysitting or pet care, but will be equally prepared to manage special tasks from arranging for renovations to party planning. They will provide extraordinary expertise, flexibility, and ingenuity in catering to residents needs.
Stories: 10 stories
Total number of apartments: 23 units