With architecture and interiors by COOKFOX Architects, a leader in biophilic design, the new Flatiron House building was designed to promote health, wellbeing, and indoor-outdoor living, right in the middle of Manhattan’s concrete jungle. The West 23rd Street development comprises two buildings connected by a shared interior garden; some of the 44 units come complete with fully planted and self-irrigated planter boxes on slender balconies for growing organic herbs and antioxidant-rich berries.
One of the innovative development’s condos, with four bedrooms and four baths, is for sale asking a cool $13 million. Accessible via the living/dining room, primary bedroom, and one of the secondary bedrooms, the unit’s long and slim balcony includes a self-watering irrigation system that allows plants to bloom and grow through the 222-square-foot balcony’s decorative latticework. It was designed in collaboration with Brooklyn-based landscape architect Future Green Studio to include plants such as periwinkle, thyme, oregano, lavender, alpine strawberries, and lowbush blueberries. The plant choices were based on a Mediterranean approach to be edible, fragrant and hearty to regular sun exposure.
The interiors are pretty nice, too! Spanning almost 3,200 square feet, the full-floor residence offers fantastic views of the iconic Clock Tower building and the downtown Manhattan skyline via floor-to-ceiling windows. Staged by ASH Staging, a direct elevator entry leads to the roomy combination living and dining room, which is filled with natural light thanks to its nine oversized windows. The adjacent eat-in kitchen boasts top-end finishes, such as custom oak, lacquer, and ribbed glass cabinetry trimmed in brass, and Calacatta Lincoln marble slab countertops and backsplashes.
Occupying the northeast corner, the primary suite features a large walk-in closet, a separate windowed dressing room, and an also windowed bathroom with heated marble floors. One of the three secondary bedrooms is well-suited as a den or home office, while the other two have head-on Empire State Building views. Guest bathrooms are finished with limestone flooring, textured ceramic tiles, and custom vanities.
Building amenities include an attended lobby, a gym with an adjacent terrace, a lush planted garden, a residents’ lounge, and a game room. Flatiron House is also located just a half a block from Madison Square Park. Interested? Contact Corcoran Sunshine.