Charlotte of the Upper West Side, one of the first new residential buildings to be constructed in the Central Park Historic District in the past 30 years, has launched sales. Believed to be the most sustainable condominium building ever built in New York City, the nine-story ground-up was designed and engineered to exceed the energy and ventilation standards of the German-based Passive House Institute. The boutique condominium will bring seven striking and sustainably-designed full-floor residences to one of New York City’s most coveted neighborhoods.
The building’s insulation and airtight seals minimize air leaks and drafts, keeping rooms consistently comfortable and quiet, while reducing energy consumption. Each residence features its own state-of- the-art, Swiss-engineered energy recovery ventilation (ERV) system that brings fresh filtered outside air to each room of the home, consistently exchanging stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air. Thanks to triple-paned windows and insulation on exterior walls and between residences, Charlotte of the Upper West Side boasts remarkably quiet residences.
Located at 470 Columbus and West 83rd Street on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the Charlotte of the Upper West Side has been thoughtfully designed by BKSK Architects, the award-winning firm best known for contextually appropriate and environmentally conscious design. Its façade features surfaces of red brick and louvers of Italian-made terracotta, a nod to the architectural traditions of the Upper West Side.
Designed by ELLE Decor A-List Designer Alyssa Kapito Interiors and BKSK Architects, the interiors offer one-of-a-kind full-floor homes characterized by high quality craftmanship and next-generation engineering, with a balance between luxury, wellness, and sustainability. Offering full-floor residences, including a duplex penthouse residence with multiple terraces and a garden residence with gracious private outdoor space, each home features four bedrooms with ensuite baths, including a separate master bedroom wing.
Henrybuilt, the luxury, custom cabinetry maker, has designed the bespoke kitchens. Counters and backsplashes are crafted from full-slab Olympian White Danby marble, hand-selected from the historic Vermont Danby quarry. The homes boast generous 20 x 47- foot kitchen-living-dining-room with operable floor-to-ceiling windows. The master bedrooms feature 20-foot-terraces overlooking a private garden. The master bathrooms have Imperial Danby marble floors and floor-to-ceiling wall slabs from the historic Vermont Danby quarry.
The boutique condo features a sophisticated suite of amenities and services: a fitness room with state-of-the-art Italian-engineered TechnoGym equipment; a professional grade Full Swing interactive gold and sports simulator; a pet spa; a supplemental laundry room; a private and secure storage unit for each residence; a full-time superintendent. The lobby at Charlotte of the Upper West Side will be attended 24-hours a day with a doorman and concierge. Both the lobby and amenity spaces have separate, independent ventilation systems that introduces fresh air and exhausts stale air, eliminating irritants, allergens, and odors, at all times. The air is also treated with UV light to eliminate nearly all viruses, bacteria, and mold.
With construction well underway and the first closings slated for early 2021, residences at Charlotte of the Upper West Side start at $11 million.