Developers ramp up amenities race and lure high-net-worth homebuyers with a taste of exclusivity. Spa, private screening room, lounge, business center, private bowling alley: these are the perks on offer to residents of NYC upscale condominiums. FÖRENA, Jolie, Waterline Square are using private clubs, and even bars to set themselves apart from the competition. From a Scandinavian-inspired condominium with private aperitif lockers to an Upper East Side development featuring its own private piano bar, these buildings are the perfect place to raise a glass.
Residents’ Lounge at FÖRENA
Designed inside and out by Morris Adjmi Architects, FÖRENA is a Scandinavia-inspired upscale condominium located at the crossroads of four iconic Manhattan neighborhoods: The Village, Chelsea, Union Square, and Flatiron. The 12-story building includes 50 homes, along with a collection of curated amenities, including a residents’ lounge and a kitchen equipped with private aperitif lockers where residents can store their favorite whiskey or wine.
Cloud Club 77 at Jolie
Located at 77 Greenwich Street in the heart of Manhattan’s Financial District, Jolie is a new luxury condominium with architecture by FXCollaborative and interiors and amenities created by the renowned Deborah Berke Partners. The building is home to a penthouse-level club Cloud Club 77 that includes a private dining room with a catering kitchen, and an art-filled lounge with sleek bar seating that faces the fireplace.
Private Piano Bar and Lounge at Beckford House & Tower
Two complementary condominiums on the Upper East Side, Beckford House & Tower, pay homage to the neighborhood’s iconic prewar architectural traditions with a beautiful design by Studio Sofield, the award-winning firm known for its projects with Tom Ford, Gucci and YSL. Located in Beckford Tower, there is a private piano bar and lounge inspired by Manhattan’s iconic Temple Bar, an old venue famous for its cocktails, and where William Sofield and the project’s developers first met to discuss plans for its design. Beckford Tower’s resulting piano bar and lounge space is completely exclusive to residents and their guests.
Billiards Bar & Lounge at Front & York
Designed inside and out by celebrated architect Morris Adjmi, Front & York is a luxury urban oasis in DUMBO. The development’s DUMBO Billiards Bar & Lounge is the elegant amenity space that features private cordial lockers, a custom billiards table, and prime access to the terrace with an outdoor fireplace.
Waterline Square and Somm Cellars
The three-building luxury residential development on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Waterline Square is home to Somm Cellars Wine & Spirits, a luxury wine store created by two renowned sommeliers, Jason Jacobeit and Daniel Jung. Residents of Waterline Square enjoy special benefits from Somm Cellars, including customized seminars and classes, virtual experiences, expert consultations, and on-demand wine delivery to the development’s residences and amenity spaces.
Temperature-controlled Wine Cellar at 180 East 88th Street
Located in the Upper East Side’s coveted Carnegie Hill neighborhood, DDG’s 180 East 88th Street features an extensive selection of amenities for residents. Residents have access to a temperature-controlled wine cellar featuring private storage wine cabinets available for purchase. The luxurious wine cellar offers the perfect place for residents to store their favorite bottles as well as hold private tastings with guests.