As sharing a crowded elevator with strangers now may be even less appealing than before, luxury building developers and architects are bringing their elevator game to the next level. Whether ascending directly to their front door, foyer, or living room, without crossing paths with anyone else along the way, these New York City’s upscale condominiums are giving residents more ways to ride in privacy.
Originally built in 1896 as the warehouse for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, 67 Vestry was converted in the 1970s into artist’s lofts used by some of the most iconic artists of the 20th Century. The Romanesque revival landmark is now being restored and converted into 13 loft homes.
All of the spacious loft homes at 67 Vestry are either full or half floors and have direct elevator entry, providing privacy and space. Gachot designed all of the homes and public spaces at this luxurious boutique building on the Tribeca waterfront,
212 West 93rd Street
ODA, the award-winning architecture firm famous for its mold-breaking, human-centric design, conceived 212 West 93rd Street as a vertical collection of 20 individual homes. The 14-story building in Manhattan’s Upper West Side attracts attention with its striking contemporary façade.
Offering a boutique experience that includes indoor/outdoor living, its residences range from one- to four-bedrooms, including full-floor penthouses, with gracious layouts that express the building’s architecture. As a result, 35% of the building’s homes boast elevators where residents step directly into their living rooms or private foyers, while a handful of residences comprise an entire floor.
555 West End Avenue
Nestled in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper West Side neighborhood, 555 West End Avenue offers 13 breathtaking, one-of-a-kind residences with beautiful architectural style from the building’s origin as a historic Beaux Arts private school. Each home at 555 West End Avenue has a unique layout, including sprawling flats, townhomes with private entrances on West End Avenue, and specialized residences born from quintessential spaces found in a historic private school, such as the penthouse gymnasium and former library.
All homes are incredibly spacious, with 12.5- to 20-foot ceilings, original towering windows offering abundant natural light, private elevator landings, gracious entry foyers and voluminous eat-in, chef’s kitchens. Select residences feature direct elevator entry, which provides for a discrete entrance home. Only five homes remain and immediate occupancy is available.
532 West 20th Street
Designed and developed by Joe McMillan’s DDG, 532 West 20th Street is home to only nine full-floor condominium residences in West Chelsea.
From the private parking garage, residents have secure, direct elevator entry into their homes, each of which features a private south-facing terrace, a 50-foot-wide great room, a gas fireplace and 10-foot ceilings.