The townhouse is an iconic symbol of NYC real estate. However, there has been a new resurgence of the townhouse with a luxurious, sky-high version. These new “townhouses in the sky” feature some of the most luxurious amenities and features, such as increased privacy, special architectural details, immense great rooms – not to mention soaring views of the city.
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But some New York City buildings are hoping you do. Moving beyond the prolific shiny glass exteriors, many buildings are opting for exterior facades with richer, more textured materials. Not only do these buildings enrich the skyline with beauty and diversity, they also build on local design traditions and foster a true sense of place.
180 East 88th is something of a masterpiece itself, so it’s appropriate that these Upper East Side luxury condos are surrounded by world-class galleries. The hotter months are fizzing with exhibitions sure to lure you out of your loft or penthouse. Here are five Upper East Side exhibitions that should be on your radar.
In Joe McMillan’s view, art has become more incorporated – literally – into new development. The lobby of 180 East 88th features a custom hand-sculpted plaster wall by German artist Jan Hooss. “It’s part of the fabric of the building,” the DDG Chairman and CEO said. “You want to have a permanence.”
At 180 East 88th, Joe McMillan’s DDG partnered with German artisan Jan Hooss to create a spectacular custom installation for the building’s striking lobby. The 48 prewar-inspired residences include a remarkable 3,794 square foot, 38th floor duplex with four bedrooms. Perched almost 400 feet above the city, the residence will be among the highest on New York’s Upper East Side.
The Upper East Side is the heart of New York City luxury living: the home to mansions, townhouses with Beaux-Arts and Renaissance Revival limestone facades, and apartment towers of neo-Italian Renaissance and Art Deco styles. Here, some of Manhattan’s most well-appointed living quarters form a stately neighborhood of classic elegance. Rising anew is a modern interpretation of this aesthetic: 180 East 88th.
At 180 East 88th, DDG partnered with master plaster artisan Jan Hooss to create a custom installation for the building’s gracious lobby. Hanging above a communal fireplace, the piece commands the attention of all that enter. It also extends the building’s art-focused design, which includes picture rails, like those at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, installed in every residence.
Perfect for art enthusiasts, 180 East 88th’s expansive residences are outfitted with a special picture rail system similar to what is used in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The rail system makes the installation and display of paintings and photographs incredibly simple yet elegant. In addition to its art-centric residences, the lobby will add a daily dose of art appreciation with its custom wall installation created by master German plaster artisan Jan Hooss.
At 180 East 88th, all of the stately residences feature entry galleries designed to provide pause and privacy. These spaces have elegant herringbone flooring from Austria and plaster cove details and wainscoting.
Inside the Upper East Side luxury condos for sale at 180 East 88th, one will find every hallmark of masterful craftsmanship and design. From plaster cove detailing and herringbone floors, to custom picture rails, it all comes together to create a space that feels polished and refined. Experiencing such architectural splendor, it’s natural to envision how one’s own eye for décor would find the perfect canvas on which to create a sense of home. For our part, we’ve selected our favorite local Upper East Side interior design and décor shops for future residents to explore.
With the start of the 2018 World Cup, developers are giving residents of every age the opportunity to perfect their game without leaving the comfort of their home. Here are some of the hottest luxury developments for the soccer star in all of us.
CMA is pleased to announce Scale: Possibilities of Perspective, an exhibition that explores the notion of scale and its ability to alter our impressions of the universe and our existence inside it. The concept of scale is explored from multiple perspectives, drawing visitors in as they become mindful of the layered beauty, content and techniques of each piece.
180 East 88th’s beautifully designed, temperature-controlled wine cellar features private wine storage cabinets, available for purchase. Artfully connecting back to the building’s grand archways, the luxurious wine cellar offers the perfect place for residents to house their favorite bottles as well as conduct private tastings with guests.
“There are several pros to buying in a building with great amenities — not the least of which is bragging rights,” Andrew Sacks says.
Join the Children’s Museum of the Arts for this fun-filled day of art-making for the whole family on May 20. Create collaborative art projects throughout the Museum with renowned guest artists and CMA Teaching Artists. Take part in workshops suitable for children of different ages, including traditional fine arts, media / animation and photography.
“This is an amazing and historic day because we are inducting one of the largest classes in the history of the One Hundred Black Men of New York,” said Courtney A. Bennett, Executive Director of the One Hundred Black Men of New York.
Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award Winner Lynn Ahrens is at the podium herself, in Lynn Ahrens: A Lyric Life, an exceptional, fascinating and entertaining experience in the renowned Lyrics & Lyricists series at 92Y.
WNBA star Kym Hampton dropped by under-construction Upper East Side luxury condominium 180 East 88th, with the nonprofit Ladies Who Hoop, to unveil “what will be the future basketball court amenity space” in the building.
“With this series I wanted to strip down the visual vocabulary to its essence,” says Lindsey Adelman of Drop, a new lighting system comprised of custom brass tubing and hand-blown mini glass droplets.
The one and only, incomparable Broadway legend, Chita Rivera, will perform her acclaimed solo concert event at the 92nd Street Y. The two-time Tony Award winner will recreate signature moments from her legendary career including numbers from West Side Story; Sweet Charity; Chicago; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Bye, Bye, Birdie, The Rink and The Visit.
Need a little exercise after spending the better part of three weeks glued to the screen for March Madness? Well, if you lived in these five condos, you could go shoot hoops like the pros — or try to — as more developers are starting to build space for basketball courts in high-end residential buildings.
Around the country, brackets are broken and hoop dreams have been dashed, but as the madness of college basketball’s postseason marches on, the NCAA isn’t the only one capitalizing on the excitement. Luxury housing developers throughout the city have used this year’s tournament as an opportunity to bring residents together and show off their substantial amenity offerings.
Crowned by many as the sporting event of the year, March Madness is officially in full swing, and that means it is game on. Luxury residential developments around the city are also taking note, and are now fitted out with some of the most epic basketball courts designed to appeal for everyone.
DDG has a very strong history of blending architecture and art and has formed many unique partnerships with artists over the years. DDG has also found that many buyers at their developments value and collect art, and so they’ve incorporated these sentiments into the very design of their homes.
Here’s your guide to 20+ hot properties for families making their homes uptown on both sides of Central Park.
“We have three principles that we abide by,” says Christian A. Petersen, the seventh generation member of the Danish family behind Petersen Brick. “The customer is king; Der Kunde ist König and Le client est roi.” Multiple translations, but one ethos: to tailor brick production to any project, no matter how ambitious, or where it might be.
With world-class museums, upscale restaurants, and famous boutiques, the Upper East Side evokes an old-school opulence with a modern flair. But the neighborhood isn’t just a must-visit destination for food lovers and fashionistas; it’s also a locale where brilliant architecture reigns supreme.
“No one pair is the same,” says the designer Tull Price of a forthcoming collaboration between his cult-favorite, hand-assembled shoe line Feit and Tyler Hays’s boutique furniture house BDDW. “Actually, no half pair is the same.”
As the worlds of art and design inch closer and closer toward each other, Design Miami — the function-forward offshoot of Art Basel that runs December 6 – 10 — has evolved from a small satellite fair into a must-see for many collectors. Here, the latest greats in blue-chip vintage sit with gutsy contemporary stars.
The holidays are almost here, bringing with them a joyful whirlwind of get-togethers, from family dinners and cocktail parties to snowy excursions with friends. Although this time of year is full of cheer, the holiday season can also present a fair share of stress. With endless waves of shopping, traveling, and planning, we certainly earn our holiday spirit.
Dan Tubb walks viewers through the 180 East 88th sales gallery on SinoVision’s Living in New York.
Rachel and Nick Cope, the 30-something couple behind Calico Wallpaper, had wanted to make textile versions of their mural-style wallpapers since they founded their company in 2013. Now, fans of Calico can finally decorate their pillows and windows in Rachel’s ‘‘asymmetrical, organic’’ patterns — which she prints and paints in her studio before they’re transferred digitally — with fabrics from their sister line, Cope.
In the Palais de Tokyo’s ‘Dioramas’ exhibition is a dystopian scene of animals pecking at trash in the early hours, out of sight of human beings. Created from graffiti, posters, trash and taxidermied animals, the specially-commissioned piece is a ‘mobile diorama’ housed in crates on wheels featuring work by Richard Barnes.
Featuring 48 private residences ranging from lofts to five-bedrooms, full floor to triplex units, and a gracious triplex penthouse, you’ll find unique design accents throughout each home at 180 East 88th.
From surreal sculptures to multi-colored murals, Wallpaper Magazine brings you the best of the world’s installation en plein air…
“I think my studio was really founded around time,” says lighting designer Lindsey Adelman. It makes sense, considering that the in-demand Adelman is best known for her sculptural, blown-glass-and-brass Branching Bubble chandeliers, which take up to 24 weeks to complete. As clients will tell you, they’re well worth the wait.
It’s true that exploring Central Park has its charms year-round. There’s the quiet contemplation of a snowy walk, the thrill of watching a spring shower ripple across Conservatory Water, and, of course, the artistic appreciation for the foliage of fall.
Also in contract on the Upper East Side this week is this pad at 180 East 88th, a new development by DDG. It was last asking $8.45 million and comes with four bedrooms, Central Park views and access to eight floors of amenities including a soccer pitch, fitness studio and game room.
When Manhattanites see the words “outdoor space” on a residential listing, their eyes light up in anticipation. Their minds drift to visions of sprawling terraces built for sun-soaking, dinner-party mingling, and skyline gazing. The unfortunate reality, however, is that Manhattan residences rarely include outdoor spaces that live up to these lofty expectations.
NYCxDesign, the citywide celebration of design, fashion, architecture and art, officially runs from May 3 to 24. But throughout the month, galleries, showrooms, museums and trade fairs will host exhibitions, tours and conversations. Here are some standouts.
Dale Chihuly’s otherworldly glass sculptures adorn some of the world’s most prominent hotels, museums, and transportation hubs, commanding awe with their impressive scale and inimitable hues. Now, for the first time in more than a decade, the artist will debut a major outdoor exhibition in New York, at the city’s landmark Botanical Garden.
Eyesore no more! In recent years, kitchen range hoods have evolved from grimy eyesores to works of art. And why shouldn’t an appliance of such large size also make a big (stylish) statement? Today, kitchen vent hoods are available in all shapes, sizes, and materials (hello, copper!) that can either draw the eye or blend right in with the surroundings.
All eyes of the design world are trained firmly on Milan ahead of Salone del Mobile. From furniture and product launches in the overflowing Rho fairground, to alluring exhibitions and installations, thrilling pop-ups and parties, Wallpaper* is hitting the city’s creative districts to bring you unmissable highlights from the year’s most compelling design showcase as they happen.
Some subjects in art never cease to be reinterpreted. One such everlasting muse? The landscape. For Brooklyn-based Calico Wallpaper’s Imagined Landscape presentation in Milan, the husband-and-wife duo asked four of their favorite creatives to turn their personalized riffs on landscapes into digitally-printed wallpapers.
The museum brings us “Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim,” a permanent collection show that fills the rotunda. The 170 works — mostly paintings, with a few sculptures, including a lobster-red Calder mobile dropped from on high — add up to a classic greatest-hits display.
Drybar and a plethora of other retail spaces have recently moved into the traditionally residential-exclusive neighborhood. The reason? What may be Manhattan’s most significant infrastructural change of this century: the Second Avenue subway.
Strong political art is hard to make. So when it turns up, it’s worth a look. In an era of “great, great walls” and “bad hombres,” an exhibition called “State of Exception/Estado de Excepción” created by Richard Barnes at Parsons School of Design fills the bill.
Scent can control your emotions and influence your behavior, without showing you anything, without touching you, and without saying a single word to you. This power is something most people don’t even think about. In fact, most people are unaware that it is being used or when they themselves are using it.
Keen to distinguish the Armory Show, which is facing competition from almost 300 other contemporary art fairs around the world, the New York art fair’s executive director, Benjamin Genocchio, is playing up the gritty industrial space of Piers 92 and 94 on the Hudson River.
From a 100,000 square meter golden pier that wrapped a floating dock on an Italian lake, to the monumental structures built for Burning Man in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, 2016 saw a number of large scale installations completed around the globe.
The credenza, also known as a sideboard or buffet, was once used primarily for serving food. Today, it has become a multifunctional storage piece uniquely suited to the contemporary living room — particularly in the age of the enormous flat-screen television.
The original M. Crow is a general store in the tiny town of Lostine (estimated population: 209) in northeastern Oregon; it is down the road from Mr. Hays’s hometown, Joseph, Ore., at the base of the Wallowa Mountains. When the store was set to close in 2012, Mr. Hays bought it and remade it in his own vision.
Ten years after creating her iconic Branching Bubble light fixture — an illuminated network of metal tubes and handblown glass spheres — Brooklyn-based industrial designer Lindsey Adelman wants to get her hands dirty again. Case in point? The Ambrosia collection.
Located at 12 East 94th Street, Salon 94 fits in perfectly with the artistic pedigree of Manhattan’s Carnegie Hill neighborhood. Not far from the stretch of street known as Museum Mile, Salon 94 is one of the Upper East Side’s most exclusive galleries.
The dioramas at New York City — those vivid and lifelike re-creations of the natural world, in which the taxidermied specimens almost seem to breathe and the painted horizons seem to stretch for miles — are very much products of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century milieu in which many of them were created.
Sarah Bedford is a New York artist whose work includes paintings, sculptures and ceramics. Born and raised in Roundup Montana, she received a BFA from the Cooper Union and attended the Skowhegan Residency Program. She lives and works in Brooklyn New York.
As a creator of sculptural lighting for prestigious clients such as Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen and film director Nancy Meyers (who included her Bubble chandelier in this fall’s The Intern), New York–based designer Lindsey Adelman, 47, has set a standard for success that many American designers dream of reaching.
180 East 88th may be the most distinctive luxury building yet to arrive on the Upper East Side, one carefully designed to reflect and preserve the proud architectural heritage of its surrounding neighborhood. While paying homage to the area’s abundance of elegant, pre-war residential architecture, this Upper East Side condominium residence features a contemporary twist that immediately positions it as a modern classic.
Here are some of our favorite eating establishments in the sprawling Upper East Side neighborhood, which runs from 59th Street up to 100th Street, and between Central Park and the East River. Don’t expect many of these places to be new and faddish.
The Upper East Side’s rich cultural offerings are among the best in the world. From the monumental museums of Museum Mile to the rich gallery scene and with an abundance of cultural societies and educational institutions nestled among the luxury condos of the Upper East Side it can be hard to keep track of everything at hand.
The luxury furniture maker, ceramicist, woodworker and self-described hillbilly founded his high-end design firm, BDDW, and created a homegrown vernacular all his own.
Home to the breathtaking structures that compose Museum Mile as well as private estates—including Gracie Mansion—the Upper East Side is a neighborhood rich in architectural integrity. Its Beaux-Arts apartment houses, Georgian brick, stately brownstones, and decorative ironwork evoke New York’s Gilded Age.