A new, ground-up, boutique condominium on the Upper West Side is angling to become the most sustainable in New York City. With luxury, wellness and sustainability as guiding principles, BKSK Architects designed and engineered the nine-story Charlotte of the Upper West Side to exceed the energy and ventilation standards of the German-based Passive House Institute. Interior designer Alyssa Kapito stepped in to collaborate on certain interior finishes, such as the Cream de Lyon marble in the powder rooms.
Her model units are composed in soft, neutral tones and natural materials, showcasing both custom furniture of her design and vintage pieces by midcentury French and Swiss makers, like Charlotte Perriand, Jean Royère and Pierre Jeanneret, as well as a pair of shearling-clad chairs by Danish designer Philip Arctander.
“Sustainability and wellness are at the forefront of our minds,” said Kapito. “Design isn’t just about beauty, it’s also about craftsmanship, quality and lifestyle.”