It’s become a bit of a trend in Manhattan for new buildings to be called by a single name and the Charlotte on New York’s Upper West Side is no exception. The brand-new boutique development is also on trend when it comes to its many green features. Indeed, it’s been touted as New York City’s most sustainable condo building by the likes of The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Forbes, the Associated Press, and more.
In the heart of the historic neighborhood, Charlotte’s seven full-floor residences combine the highest level of craftsmanship and the finest materials with innovative wellness features and top-tier systems. Designed by BKSK Architects and engineered to meet the exacting standards of the German-based Passive House Institute, the state-of-the-art building recently became the first condo in New York City to be certified by the organization.
Each flat at the Charlotte features its own Swiss-engineered energy recovery ventilation system that consistently replaces stale indoor air with filtered fresh air; each apartment exchanges its entire volume of air between 13 and 28 times per day. Additionally, all of the incoming air is moderated to reduce humidity in the summer and increase humidity in the winter.
Each condo unit is crafted entirely with sustainably sourced materials: all wood flooring, doors, window frames, wood trims, and millwork, including custom Henrybuilt kitchens and bathroom vanities, are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The building also includes superior insulation, air-tight construction, and quadruple-layered museum-quality windows with acoustical lamination to create super energy-efficient and nearly silent living spaces.
One of the building’s four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom full-floor residences spans a comfortable 3,570 square feet. Designed by ASH Interiors, a private elevator entry and gallery lead to the great room with high ceilings and an art wall equipped with gallery lighting. Flooring is wide planks of European white oak set in a ladder pattern, and there are pre-wired soffits for motorized blinds and integrated Lutron RA2 system with smart home connectivity.
With silver oak cabinetry and aluminum accents, the kitchen is equipped with fantastic storage, a coffee bar, appliance garage and a pantry. The suite of designer appliances are all seamlessly integrated and the island is topped with a thick seamless slab of Vermont Olympian White Danby marble.
Tucked away, the light and airy primary suite has a huge closet, southern exposures with open views, and a long terrace clad in Italian porcelain tiles. The en-suite showcases floor-to-ceiling slabs and radiant-heated floors of honed Imperial Danby, along with white oak double vanities and custom medicine cabinets, and a steam shower.
The three secondary bedrooms sport oversized windows, high ceilings and ensuite baths plus copious closet space. The bathrooms include either an eco-friendly stone tub or glassed showers, as well as heated floors. Even the laundry room is high end, with two stacked Miele washers and dryers, a full sink, and custom cabinetry that incorporates a drying rack.
Building amenities include a doorman and paneled lobby, a fitness center with Technogym equipment, a Full Swing interactive golf and multi-sports simulator, a pet washing room, and private storage rooms, also vented with conditioned fresh air!
Of course, all the state-of-the-art technology, sustainably sourced materials, and bespoke craftsmanship comes at a high price: $9,950,000 via Emily Beare at CORE NYC and Alexa Lambert at Compass.