The developer of Manhattan’s finest collection of commercial and residential real estate, Solow Building Company announces the official launch of sales at 685 First Avenue, its highly-anticipated luxury residential tower in Midtown East. Rising 43 stories above the East River, 685 First Avenue features 148 gracious condominium residences that impress with sweeping views of the East River and Manhattan skyline.
685 First Avenue is Solow Building Company’s first condominium offering to-date, with its striking black glass façade a company trademark. The captivating façade of a layered black glass building is an unprecedented interplay of black and light, creating a balance that reflects the architecture’s bold exterior and luminous interiors. The western facade features a second glass curtain wall that adds further depth and dimension to the condominium as well as creates one-of-a-kind balconies partially enclosed to enable privacy. Through a private driveway located on the west side of the building, residents can access a private underground parking garage through a gracious port-cochere and underground motor court.
Upon entering the building, the first thing the residents and their guests will see is a three-paneled Joan Miró artwork from Sheldon Solow’s personal collection that graces the travertine clad walls of grand, double-height lobby.
Ascending from the 28th floor, the condominium’s one- to four-bedroom residences feature open layouts and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, which remain translucent from the interior of the building, redefine modern urban luxury and ensure the flow of natural light throughout each home. Duplexes with outdoor terraces are located on the 28th and 29th floors, with select units featuring double-height great room spaces and internal private elevators.
Elegant white oak flooring runs throughout the residences, and kitchens are outfitted with white Calacatta Lincoln marble counters, Dornbracht fixtures and Gaggenau appliances clad in custom-crafted Italian white lacquer. A custom heating system, the first of its kind, is hidden beneath the floorboards along the exterior of the walls to ensure the translucent windows and residences maintain regulated temperatures.
The residences at 685 First Avenue will also be fully automated and integrated with a custom system by Crestron. Each home will be equipped with a built-in Crestron ‘smart home’ system that regulates temperature, lighting and the motorized window shades. These functions, and the potential for others, will be seamlessly controlled by residents through any iOS or Android device on the “Pyng” app.
Residents of 685 First Avenue will also have access to best-in-class amenities: a top-of-the-line fitness center with private training studio; 70-foot indoor lap pool with breathtaking views of the East River; sauna; and steam room. An expansive resident lounge features billiards table and screening room, while a children’s room provides the perfect place outside the home for the building’s youngest residents.
Pricing for 685 First Avenue’s one- to four-bedroom residences begins at $1,495,000. Citi Habitats New Developments is the exclusive sales and marketing firm, and the sales gallery is located at 300 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017.
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