The heart of the city, Manhattan, has long been the only location for high-end housing–but that’s changed in the past few years as luxury condominiums pop up in the outer boroughs. Here are five we’re keeping our eye on this winter.
Brooklynites may know the name Schermerhorn from the street, but they might not realize it comes from a family whose aristocratic mercantile legacy dates back to the 1600s. The patriarch, Symon, serves as the namesake for the latest construction in Brooklyn Heights. Between Court Street and Boerum Place, The Symon will be a full-service boutique condominium offering 59 one- to four-bedroom residences, plus a penthouse. Studio DB, the New York-based design firm led by Damian and Britt Zunino, are designing the interiors and exterior. Natural materials merge with classic detailing to create character and distinction, fitting right into the Brooklyn neighborhood’s preserved architectural faÃ§ade.
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The days of Dumbo being a fairly industrialized area are long gone. On the neighborhood’s largest remaining undeveloped plot, Front & York is joining the rising number of condos, high-end shops, and luxury rentals in the area. New York City architect Morris Adjmi has designed the mixed-use building with a nod to Dumbo’s warehouse architecture and cobblestone streets. The one- to four-bedroom residences will feature luxury finishes such as Calacatta stone countertops, Gaggenau appliances and custom Waterworks fixtures. Amenities include the city’s largest private park (designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates at 25,000 square feet), a private rooftop with an outdoor pool and a grand porte-cochÃ¨re leading to private parking.
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Wellness is at the heart of The Pierrepont, a boutique residence in Brooklyn Heights. Developed by Jonathan Rose Companies, Bedrock Real Estate Partners, JD Capital USA and Nuveen Real Estate, the two 20-story towers were built with the mission to create a green community for the better health of residents and the neighborhood at large. The two buildings are connected by a garden and children’s play area. Amenities for residences of the one-, two- and three-bedroom units include a fitness center, a yoga and training room, a meditation room, a rooftop terrace, a library and a private Zen garden.
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Quay, the term for a landing place constructed near the edge of a body of water, is an apt title for this residential building in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Set along Pier 6, Quay Tower embraces its waterfront location and offers incomparable views of the Manhattan skyline. California-based architecture firm Marmol Radziner designed the interiors of the 125 two- to five-bedroom residences with an eye toward indoor-outdoor living. The homes are meant to feel lived in, with large floor plans and floor-to-ceiling windows that perfectly frame the waterfront and beyond.
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One subway stop from Manhattan, Long Island City, has been on the rise as a popular outer borough destination in the past few years. Galerie, a 182-residence condominium, is one of the newest offerings in the neighborhood. The 11-story boutique building was designed by ODA New York with interiors by Paris Forino. The studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom homes (some of which boast private outdoor space) feature custom-stained white oak flooring, Caesarstone countertops and top-tier appliances. Shared amenities include an indoor pool, a library, a pet spa, an expansive rooftop terrace and a landscaped courtyard designed by Steven Yavanian and featuring a curvilinear sculpture by Allen Glatter.