Morris Adjmi Morris Adjmi Architects

55 West 17th Street

The building has a high level of tactile quality to the building: handmade bricks at the exterior, custom window frames, bold interiors, and incredible amenity spaces that have a rich sense of materials and layers. Layering is a key concept for the building, from the projecting window frames, lattice on the upper levels, and the overlay of materials on the interiors.


The 19 story building has 55 units, designed as open plans to maximize space, varying from one bedrooms to four bedrooms to accommodate a mix of tenants and family sizes. There is great attention to designing the details in the kitchens and bathrooms to provide a refined sense of luxury not found in many other buildings at this price point. Other amenities include: parking, a theater, a gym, a children’s playroom, and terraces.


Units feature 7” wide plank white oak engineered flooring, matte black door hardware, while kitchens have textured black kitchen cabinets with oil-rubbed bronze kitchen hardware, Gaggenau appliances, and Bianco Oro waterfall countertops. Master bathrooms have Bianco Dolomiti floor and wall tiles in, custom vanities and recessed medicine cabinets, and Dornbracht Tara fixtures in a matte black finish.  Special master bathroom units have a free-standing cast iron claw foot bathtub and unit powder rooms have black pillowed tiles on all walls with a custom Montclair Danby marble and a Roll + Hill wall sconce.


The building sits in the middle of the very eclectic and diverse old neighborhood of Chelsea. The neighborhood spans different eras of the city’s development, whether the original shopping district known as the Ladies’ Mile District, the art galleries and museums, restaurants, the High Line park, and a number of new structures in the area.


Image Credits: Matthew Williams

New York, NY
100,000 sf
19 stories
53 units

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