More than just driveways, motor courts contribute function and form to a residential landscape design by providing a stylish transition space for guests approaching the front of the building. A must-have for any development, they ensure security and convenience especially when heightened concerns of privacy is bubbling up over the years.
The upscale condominiums below offer spacious, paparazzi-proof motor courts, that allow residents to arrive in style, and ease.
A new residential project located at 555 West 22nd Street across from the Hudson River Park in West Chelsea, The Cortland is a result of a unique collaboration between two of the world’s leading architecture practices, Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Olson Kundig.
Upon arriving, residents will drive into the private motor court. It is decorated with a bronze canopy and set off by lush landscaping and a limestone archway.
Vandewater is the first luxury residential condominium of its kind on Manhattan’s West Side. Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Morningside Heights, Vandewater offers 183 residences ranging from studios to four bedrooms. Designed inside and out by the celebrated INC Architecture & Design, the building is a representation of the local classical neo-gothic architecture of Morningside Heights.
The building features a landscaped, cobblestone motor court designed by landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates. This private motor court offers an immediate sense of refinement upon arrival and just before entering the building’s expansive and light-filled two story lobby.
One Manhattan Square
One Manhattan Square is a vertical village on the Lower East Side with over 100,000 square feet of amenities – that’s almost twice the size of the White House.
Residents enter the building through an expansive landscaped motor court on Cherry Street. After passing through the motor court, they can either walk up steps which lead into New York City’s largest private outdoor garden featuring premier views of the East River waterfront, or to the fully attended lobby with doormen always on duty.