Classic architecture in New York City are structures that never go out of style and are basically timeless. The rest of the city can be built up with modern, contemporary or futuristic architecture, but classic architecture will remain an everyday staple in the world of Manhattan. So if you’re looking for classic architectural residences for rent here are 6 buildings to consider.
The San Remo
The San Remo, located at 145 Central Park West, New York, is the first twin-towered building to rise in New York and its precedent-setting design gained it fame when it was built in 1930. Designed by the acclaimed architect Emery Roth, it was named for a hotel that previously occupied the same spot and converted into a cooperative in 1972. Twenty-seven stories high, including the ten-story towers, the apartments are grand in scale with huge entrance galleries, lofty ceiling heights, stunning prewar details, some duplex layouts and many residences with terraces. Its residents enjoy the finest white-glove service including 24-hour doormen, two magnificent lobbies, private and semi-private elevator landings, state-of-the-art health club, community room, laundry, and storage room.
The Ansonia, designed by noted architect Paul Duboy, opened in 1904 as a luxury hotel stretching along Broadway between 73rd and 74th streets. By the 1970s it was converted into rental apartments and it is now a designated Landmark on the Upper West Side.
Most of the 430 apartments retain such original architectural details as glass and mirrored doors with transoms, intricate herringbone hardwood floors and delicate paneling. Still, all units have been fully modernized with new kitchens, renovated bathrooms and sizeable closets. The roof garden, 12-foot wide corridors, exquisite staircases and posh elevators have been beautifully restored.
800 Sixth Avenue
Another striking luxury high-rise development by celebrated architect Costas Kondylis, 800 Sixth Avenue offers a prime Chelsea location, tasteful and elegant rental units and a long list of exclusive resident amenities. Sustainable bamboo floors give each residence a unique look, while the gourmet kitchens are fitted with striking white granite countertops and maple cabinetry in addition to the de rigeur state-of-the-art appliances. The elegant bathrooms boast Daino Royale marble vanities, chrome bases and stainless steel sinks. Many of the apartments offer floor-to-ceiling windows.
Chelsea Landmark’s classic architectural apartments in Flatiron District are distinguished by a host of dazzling city views through oversized windows. Designed in collaboration with Naiztat + Ham Architects and Rose Associates you will find gourmet kitchens with stainless steel Jenn-Air appliances and Zodiaq countertops, and bathrooms with Italian glass tile and tri-view mirrored cabinetry. In-unit washer/dryers add precious convenience, while oak wood plank hardwood floors, generous closets and elegant window treatments complete the condo-quality finishes.
The Vanguard Chelsea
The apartment homes at The Vanguard Chelsea embody the best of classic design, while also displaying a striking commitment to sustainability. Stunning panoramic city views come through oversized, energy-efficient, thermally insulated low-E windows. Stylish oak sills and understated paint jobs make use of green, environment-friendly materials. The Vanguard Chelsea’s parquet floors, custom cabinetry and granite counters in the kitchens, and Kohler fixtures and Botticino marble in the elegant baths are striking proof of that. Each stylish rental home at The Vanguard Chelsea boasts its own unique features, including windowed kitchens and super-spacious closets, but all meet the same high standards of elegance and sustainability.
7W21: Adjmi´s neo classic architectural residences.
7 West 21st Street is designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by Rose Associates, this 14-floor mid-rise offers 231 homes ranging from studios to 3 bedroom apartments. Each no-fee apartment will have an in-unit washer and dryer, private terrace, and walk-in closets. Oversized windows allow natural lighting to warm the hardwood floor covered apartments. The open, fully-equipped kitchens offer honed grey quartz countertops, backsplashes of polished Porcelanosa ceramic mosaic, wooden cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances by GE and Fisher & Paykel. Floating vanities, Kohler fixtures, custom medicine cabinets, slate tile floors, a bathtub, and an oversized mirror complete the bathrooms. 7 West 21st Street offers a wide range of amenities including a fitness center, yoga studio, video game room with playStation and Xbox, game room with foosball, billiards table and virtual golf, media lounge, resident’s lounge with catering kitchen, private event space, and a children’s playroom all surround a beautiful garden. Residents also have access to a landscaped rooftop terrace equipped with lounge areas, barbecues, and a large screen television. For information on 7 West 21 Street, please visit their website at: 7w21.com.