Real estate developers may not be able to control the weather, but they can certainly entertain their residents by providing amazing amenities that can be enjoyed even in the midst of 30-degrees. Do you ever even have to leave your building to entertain your friends and family when it’s cold outside? Not a snowball’s chance in hell! Throw your next birthday party at one of the best indoor pools in New York City developments, even in the heart of winter, boasting incredible spa-like amenities, or just enjoy on a lazy Sunday with friends and family. These pools have exquisite design, ranging from colorful mosaic spaces with bright lights, to pools with custom wood paneling and neutral coloring, also offering cozy lounge chairs, saunas and more. Living in these developments feels like a constant vacation offering prime relaxation, and we would never want to leave!
Rose Hill, Rockefeller Group’s first Luxe Tower in NYC
Developed by the original builders of Rockefeller Center and designed with a vintage Gotham-esque flair, Rose Hill is the all-new 45-story luxury condominium tower in NoMad. Designed inside and out by CetraRuddy, the acclaimed global architecture firm known for successfully blending modern design with crafted detail, the Art Deco building nods to the historic firm’s greatest creation in all aspects including the interior design of the pool space. Taking inspiration from the public bathhouses of the 30s and 40s and the Spirit of Normandy ship directly, Rose Hill’s 50-foot pool is clad in hand-wrought tiles and trim with deep turquoise handmade tiles from Vermont. The artful center masterpiece, at the end of the space, pays homage to women and the Amazon goddesses of the time period.
40 Bleecker, Ryan Korban’s New NoHo Condo Development
Fashion darling and celeb-go-to AD100 interior designer Ryan Korban is making waves with his first and highly anticipated new 12-story, boutique luxury condominium in Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood with 40 Bleecker. Designing everything in the 61 residences as well as the amenities, 40 Bleecker is home to a beautifully designed and custom-crafted saltwater pool. A first of its kind in the historically landmarked neighborhood and at 58 feet in length, space is clad with hand-cut mosaic tiling. Marrying warm neutral colors and stone materials throughout, the one-of-a-kind offering boasts his classic romance meets the brutalist style.
Waterline Square, by Rafael Vinoly, Richard Meier & Partners and KPF on the UWS
Waterline Square has been designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates to create an iconic collection of luxury residential buildings that offer a variety of lifestyle opportunities — both condos and rentals — on one of the last remaining waterfront development sites on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. With more than 100,000 square feet of best-in-class sports, leisure, and lifestyle amenities, the offering at Waterline Square is one of the largest and most compelling in New York City. Waterline Square’s extraordinary shared amenity program, The Waterline Club, which connects all three buildings and has been designed by David Rockwell’s famed hospitality group, Rockwell Group, includes a beautifully-designed 25-meter indoor lap pool and children’s pool. Perfect for entertaining family and friends on cold winter days, natural light floods the space through an overhead skylight.
One United Nations Park
Located along the storied United Nations corridor in Midtown East, One United Nations Park is a strikingly modern new residential building that towers over the East River. The building, developed by the legendary Solow Building Company, includes a suite of stylish amenities, including a gorgeous indoor lap pool located on the second floor. Instead of burying the pool in the basement, the developers intentionally placed the pool above ground for residents to enjoy floor-to-ceiling views of the East River and Midtown skyline. It’s the perfect place to get some sun and take a dip, even during the winter months.
On the Upper East Side, The Kent features Art Deco-inspired amenities that echo the stunning classic finishes throughout the building. Developed by Extell with interiors by the world-renowned interior design firm Champalimaud, the building includes a full suite of spa amenities that evoke both luxury and charm, including a 55’ heated indoor pool. Surrounded by geometric motifs, custom finished teak wood paneling, and a structural glass wall, it’s the most stylish place on the UES to relax year-round.
100 East 53rd Street
Situated in the heart of the Midtown Cultural District, luxury condominium 100 East 53rd Street, the new modernist architectural icon developed by Aby Rosen and designed by Foster + Partners, features a curated selection of best-in-class amenities that includes a fully outfitted wellness center. Equipped with a sauna, steam room and spa, one of the most striking elements of the center is a 60-foot, east-facing indoor swimming pool. Located on the second floor of the building, the pool is bathed in natural light throughout the year and surrounded by a smoky black granite floor as well as a smoky black granite and oak-slatted feature wall and slatted oak scrims for an elevated design aesthetic.
Standing 805 feet tall, Madison House is the tallest residential tower in NoMad, offering panoramic and picture-perfect views of New York City. The striking condominium has been architecturally conceived from the inside-out, with exterior design by Handel Architects and interiors by Gachot Studios. In addition to the building’s 199 luxuriously appointed homes, it also features 30,000 square feet of hotel-style amenities centered on wellness and leisure and including a 75-foot, multi-lane lap pool. Meticulously designed, a sculptural ribbon creates a stylish crest over the indoor pool, while diffused lighting, tiles and brass accents offer a sophisticated aesthetic. A hot tub, cold plunge, sauna, and lounge area further elevate the space.
Beckford House & Tower
Reinventing the iconic sophistication of the Upper East Side is Beckford House & Tower, a new development designed inside and out by Studio Sofield, a celebrated firm known for clients like YSL, Gucci and Tom Ford. Currently, under construction at 301 East 81st Street and 301 East 80th Street, the project is significant for its modern approach to prewar architecture, blending beautifully into the context of the neighborhood but standing out for its impeccable attention to detail with features like custom globe lighting and sun and moon medallions. Inside, Beckford House & Tower combines authentic prewar elements (separate formal dining rooms, entry foyers and galleries, crown moldings and layouts pulled right from the playbook of Rosario Candela) with the sleek and sexy interiors Sofield is known for. The amenity spaces also reflect this aesthetic and are just as beautiful as they are unique. At Beckford Tower, there will be over 3,000 square feet of wellness amenities, including a double-height basketball half-court, fitness center, yoga and training studios, and a 65-foot indoor swimming pool. The Art Deco-inspired pool area, complete with a hot tub, relaxation area, steam room and changing rooms, is artfully designed by Studio Sofield with a glass ceiling, ornate metal detailing, potted palms and a custom glass mosaic wall mural.
30 Park Place Four Seasons Private Residences
Located within the 926-foot tower at 30 Park Place Four Seasons Private Residences New York Downtown, which stands as the tallest condominium to grace the Downtown skyline, is a beautifully designed, sunlit 75-foot swimming pool that lies alongside the renowned Four Seasons spa including steam rooms, treatment rooms, and salon. 30 Park Place has been designed inside and out by the celebrated architect, Robert A.M. Stern, and features nearly 40,000 square feet of amenities, as well as a full suite of hotel services, all managed by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. The pool, which is a quiet respite above from the bustling streets, boasts seating alongside the deck, and for those who wish to swim laps, underwater music is available to hear as you wade through the watery abyss.
Tucked away in Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighborhood, Jardim is the first U.S. residential development by Isay Weinfeld, the world-renowned Brazilian architect and interior designer known for his high-end homes and Fasano Hotels around the world. The Portuguese word for garden – Jardim – is a fitting name for this plant-filled property, which boasts an ultra-private urban park that envelops the two 11-story towers that comprise the development. Weinfeld has designed spas, pools and other wellness spaces for some of the most elegant contemporary resorts in the world, including the Fasano Las Piedras in Punta del Este, Uruguay. He brings that same attention to the sensory experience to the amenities at Jardim, where a serene pool surrounded by cool terrazzo floors and warm reclaimed old-growth pine walls opens up to the courtyard gardens with staggered skylights, suffusing the space with sunlight.
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