A new residential development is adding a little slice of heaven in Hell's Kitchen. New York-based architecture and design firm CetraRuddy has just completed work on 535W43, a 280-unit apartment complex located in the historic Manhattan neighborhood. Paying homage to the area's industrial past, a multi-tone brick facade was used to cover the building's two towers. The building also offers a beautiful community courtyard, rooftop garden and amazing skyline views, all designed to give future tenants a tranquil respite from the hustle and bustle of NYC.
Located on the corner of 43rd and 44th streets, the attractive building is made up of two 14-story towers clad in brick and metal accents. The industrial-inspired brick facade hides a bevy of zen common spaces, which include a gorgeous courtyard designed by landscape firm HMWhite and two landscaped rooftop gardens that offer amazing views of the Hudson River. Highlighting the best of the Big Apple, contemporary photographs of New York City are placed at every elevator landing.
The architectural layout and amenities of the building were all designed to build a strong sense of connection among neighbors. The shared spaces within the building such as the lobby and the gym are grouped around the central courtyard, and even the mail room has been reimagined as an inviting social area. “Our goal with 535W43 is to create a community within the city, a place where residents can come in off the streets and find inspiration and interaction,” says Nancy J. Ruddy, founding principal of CetraRuddy. “The courtyard is the focal point of the building and a magnet that encourages social life.
Inside the units, wide plank Swedish Oak flooring complements the floor-to-ceiling casement windows, which not only allow for optimal light, but also stunning Midtown views. Future tenants can also enjoy a bevy of fun amenities such as a soundproof screening room, pet spa, children’s playroom, chef’s kitchen, and bicycle storage.
The units, which start at $2,649 for a studio and go up to $8057 for a two bedroom, are currently leasing for immediate move-in. To sweeten the deal, the leasing company is even offering two months free on new leases.