A select group of the country’s most iconic, striking architectural gems with unique historic backgrounds are getting new life as ultra-rare multi-million-dollar homes. Take a look at these amazing born-again spaces.
The Archer Residences
The Archer Residences is the first full-service, white-glove condo in historic Beacon Hill. Converted from a building that’s nearly a century old, The Archer is a relative “newcomer” in Beacon Hill, one of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods known for pre-war (Revolutionary War, that is) charm such as gas lanterns, cobblestone streets and Federal-style rowhouses. This new condo is already selling well hot off the presses and even put a $10M penthouse into contract, one of the biggest sales in Beacon Hill and Boston during the pandemic.
Century Plaza is LA’s premier new destination for luxury living, hospitality, dining, shopping, and entertainment, following a $2.5 billion transformation by Woodridge Capital Partners. The former Fox Studios backlot and 1960s home of the famed Century Plaza hotel – a Los Angeles icon that played host to every U.S. president since Lyndon B. Johnson – has been reimagined as the Fairmont Century Plaza, a 400-room flagship hotel with 63 hotel residences, along with two new 44-story residential towers featuring 268 ultra-luxury condominium residences and a suite of upscale and desirable amenities.
Four Seasons New Orleans Hotel & Private Residences
The city’s recognizable former World Trade Center tower reborn as a New Orleans’ first five-star hotel and branded condos – Four Seasons New Orleans Hotel & Private Residences. Listed on the National Register for Historic Places, this iconic modernist tower is just moments from the historic French Quarter. The residences have already shattered every New Orleans pricing record for condominium homes, and remaining homes range from $2 million to $10 million.
One Prospect Park West
One Prospect Park West was originally built in 1925 by the Knights of Columbus. This rare new condominium located directly on Prospect Park served as a clubhouse and hotspot for society events in Park Slope, complete with a ballroom, restaurant, bowling alley, indoor swimming pool and more. The historic building is now being converted by Sugar Hill Capital Partners into the first residential building designed by WORKSTEAD. Among a wide array of amenities, residents will enjoy an expansive rooftop meadow designed by ODA, representing the distinguished architecture and design firm’s first landscape-only commission.
One Wall Street
One Wall Street a treasured Art Deco landmark that is being transformed from a pillar of finance into a modern lifestyle destination in Downtown Manhattan. Legendary developer Harry Macklowe is converting this Ralph Walker-designed limestone tower into an unparalleled condominium with 566 residences. One Wall Street was originally built in 1931 as the home of Irving Trust (later the Bank of New York) and is one of the most important Art Deco buildings in the U.S., a cathedral of commerce in the neighborhood where the City of New York was first created in 1624. Following an incredibly intricate, complex and expensive renovation, Macklowe Properties will soon unveil the highly anticipated residences at One Wall Street when sales launch later this year.
555 West End Avenue
555 West End Avenue is circa 1908 landmarked Beaux Arts building built by acclaimed architect William A. Boring, known for his work on the Immigration Station at Ellis Island in New York and Lemonnier Library at Notre Dame. It served as a private school before being transformed into the Upper West Side’s most unique condominium. The building’s unique history means that the interior architecture of its 13 one-of-a-kind homes is inimitable, with soaring ceilings ranging from 12 to 20+ feet and massive original windows bringing in incredible natural light. The school’s quintessential spaces have been turned into spectacular homes like the Solarium Penthouse, which was borne from the rooftop gymnasium and has a soaring, 20-foot-tall vaulted ceiling, and The Library.