Astor Place is best described as truly one-of-a-kind, dramatic intimate residence with breathtaking panoramic views, that are easily one of the most recognizable set of incomparable modern living loft residences in Manhattan.
Located at 445 Lafayette in Greenwich Village Manhattan Astor Place is an absolutely stunning expression of living art. Unlike any other development, everything from its exterior on through to its residences are an absolute must see. Designed by two of the country’s most renowned modern architects, Charles Gwathmey and Robert Siegel the building was built in 2004 with 21 floors and 39 superlative residences.
The exterior is comprised of floor-to-ceiling glass panels on a completely asymmetrical sculpted tower best described as a serene rolling wave of water reflected in walls of floor to ceiling glass rising and falling in a smooth, fluid and tranquil wave of glass. Walking into the building you are greeted by a dramatic 25 foot high lobby entrance with walls of glass overlooking the adjacent lush landscaped garden.
Residences at Astor place consist of two, three and four bedroom loft style layouts that range from approximately 1,450 square feet to 3,150 square feet. Each home features open layouts with enormous walls of floor-to-ceiling glass windows surrounding their exterior perimeter so you can just imagine how exceptional the views are plus being sundrenched in direct natural light all day. Further features include hardwood floors, state-of-the-art central HVAC systems, wide and gracious entertaining spaces alongside the stunning open kitchens, fully automated Crestron system for zoned audio, A/C and humidification, shades, drapes, and lastly washer and dryer for further convenience.
The penthouses have all of the wonderful features the other residences have and include further, multi floor living, keyed elevator access, double-height, curved great rooms, terraces and fireplaces. One of the penthouses is so spectacular and features a spiral staircase to a upper 664 square foot mezzanine with a wet bar and a curved wall that leads to a 538-square-foot terrace with a Japanese deep soaking hot tub. Absolutely incomparable.
These supreme open Chef’s Kitchens are incredibly beautiful and functional with large well-designed island excellent for entertaining, baking, cooking or eating-in and adorned with exquisite Cherry cabinetry offset with "Jet Mist" honed granite countertops and intergraded professional series stainless steel Wolff cooktops and ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerators, Miele dishwashers, and Viking wine refrigerators.
The private master bedroom suites have wonderful fitted walk-in closets and extravagant spa bathrooms and the stunning floor-to-ceiling curved glass windows.
Ultra luxurious Spa Master Baths are adorned with floor-to-ceiling statuary marble floors, walls and tub enclosure, six-foot deep soaking Kohler Tea for Two tub, oversized glass-enclosed Rain shower with custom fittings, double vanity sinks carved from solid absolute black granite in a honed finished, recessed medicine cabinets by Robern and Statuary, and radiant heated flooring. Some residences floorplans further feature separate his and her commodes and the stunning floor-to-ceiling curved glass windows where you can relax in your private sanctuary and deep soaking Tea for Two tub and take in the fabulous Manhattan skyline and spectacular sunsets.
Amenities and services at Astor Place supporting the residents includes 24 Hour Concierge and Doorman attended lobby, a resident manager, indoor parking garage, additional laundry on each floor plus private storage.
Astor Place’s location at 445 Lafayette Street is literally in the heart of downtown’s most dynamic and some of the most sought-after real estate. At the cross section of Lafayette Street, Astor Place and Fourth Avenue you have great access to the East Village, Greenwich Village, and Soho and NoHo. Situated just a few short blocks east of Washington Square Park much of Downtown Manhattan’s nightspots and Soho’s galleries and venues are just a short walk away, as is Union Square’s Farmers Market. Enjoy the many spectacular restaurants and places like Annisa, Mas (farmhouse), Babbo, Fpb, Gotham Bar & Grill, Taureau, Il Buco, One If By Land-Two If By Sea, Blue Hill, Palma, Blue Note and public transportation all within a few minutes short walk and much – much more.
Written by John Diamantopoulos