Playing outdoors is considered to be one of the best learning processes for children. They can release energy, use loud voices, play vigorously, and engage in various projects outdoors. Kids-only outdoor spaces that offer access to fresh air and sunshine are a major draw for buyers of luxury condos.
From Manhattan’s Upper West Side to Downtown Brooklyn, several notable developments are creating unique kids-only outdoor spaces
393 West End Avenue – Upper West Side
Situated within the landmark West End Collegiate Historic District, 393 West End Avenue is a historic building reimagined by the award-winning architecture and interior design firm CetraRuddy on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The 16-story building features a collection of 75 luxury residences and a series of garden-level amenities.
Among these are also kid-friendly perks. The Porch and Secret Garden serves as a seamless extension of the building’s indoor play area, the Cottage. This open-air oasis enables little ones to have fun in the sun, just steps from their own residences.
Olympia – Dumbo
Olympia is the tallest residential building located in the sought-after Brooklyn neighborhood Dumbo. The 33-story condominium tower, which features sail-like architecture by Hill West as well as interiors and amenities designed by renowned interior and architecture firm Workstead, also boasts 38,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor spaces spread over three floors.
Dubbed the Shipwreck Playground, the property’s kids-only outdoor space features a custom-designed, nautical-themed playground where children can climb, splash, and let their imaginations run wild.
11 Hoyt – Downtown Brooklyn
11 Hoyt, a 57-story tower that spans almost an entire city block, is designed by MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang, founding principal of Studio Gang Architects, with interiors by Michaelis Boyd Associates. The building offers an expansive collection of over 55,000 square feet of thoughtfully designed indoor and outdoor amenities, including an elevated, private park for residents.
The youngest residents can enjoy a whimsical, colorful outdoor play area. A nod to the butterflies that will flock to the lush, ecologically minded native flower gardens of the building’s private park, the space features a climbable giant butterfly as well as slides, a jungle gym-style giant caterpillar, and all the sunshine one could ever desire.
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