Two model units—one outfitted by a British “super yacht” designer—offer the first look inside the firm’s first NYC condo
Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s first condo development in Manhattan, 565 Broome Soho, has been in the works for several years—construction began in 2016, and it’s been steadily rising ever since—but it recently hit a big milestone, with the first residents moving in.
Now that the building has reached that point, developers Bizzi & Partners, Halpern Real Estate Ventures, and Aronov Development are offering a first look inside the dual-tower building, with two model units that have been outfitted by different interior designers. One, North 22A, is a three-bedroom designed by Damon Liss asking $8.15 million; the other, South 25B, is a two-bedroom designed by March & White that’s asking $7.165 million.
Liss, who’s largely worked on private residences throughout the city, took inspiration from the building itself for the apartment he designed, with “refined minimalism” as the guiding principle, according to the developers. That translates to sleek pieces in neutral tones, although there’s nothing basic about the furnishings: apparently, every item is “vintage or sourced from private galleries or collections,” including the glass chandelier in the dining room. The apartment itself is 2,512 square feet, with north and west exposures.
British designers March & White—who are perhaps best known for their work outfitting “super yachts” (yes, really), in addition to the interiors for Rafael Viñoly’s 125 Greenwich Street—went for what they say is an “authentic New York vibe.” In this case, that means using pieces by local designers, and plaster covering the walls that’s intended to evoke the city’s “gritty texture” (okay!). This apartment is smaller—just under 2,200 square feet—with south and east exposures. Both units have high ceilings, white oak floors, Italian fixtures, and other luxe finishes.
The development is Piano’s first residential building in New York City—his previous work includes the new Whitney Museum in the Meatpacking District , and the New York Times HQ—and is one of the marquee projects in the burgeoning Hudson Square neighborhood. Closings are now underway, and according to StreetEasy, there are still quite a few apartments up for grabs.