Mindfulness in its various practices like meditation, yoga, prayer, and more, is essential in our busy and over-scheduled lives. However, it can become a real challenge to find a quiet place to practice it – especially for those living in bustling cities like New York. That’s why real estate developers turned their attention to building meditation gardens that provide a quiet, calm place for residents to find balance and reduce emotional and physical stress.
Below are Manhattan residential buildings that boast tranquil meditation gardens where residents can reflect and relax.
FÖRENA is a Scandinavia-inspired condominium located at the crossroads of four iconic Manhattan neighborhoods: The Village, Chelsea, Union Square and Flatiron. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, the 12-story building features 50 serene homes with a restrained and soothing palette, along with a collection of curated amenities optimized for modern living.
There is a lush Zen Garden, where residents can step away from the hustle of Manhattan living for a peaceful retreat. The calming escape can be accessed directly from the Residents’ Lounge.
Located at 77 Greenwich Street in Manhattan’s Financial District, Jolie is a new luxury condominium with a boutique approach to urban living, featuring architecture by FXCollaborative and interiors by Deborah Berke Partners, along with show-stopping water views, a suite of well-crafted amenities, and multiple levels of outdoor space designed by Future Green Studio—including two areas created with meditation in mind.
A sky-high meditation deck on the rooftop level is located 500 feet above the ground, as well as a Japanese rock garden situated on the 41st floor below.
This secret garden is filled with greenery and offers individual seating areas where residents can unwind without interruption. It can be accessed from a striking blue lounge featuring a hearth, a jewel-box bar and workspace.
The building’s beautiful 5,600-square-foot courtyard garden blends texture with tailoring, creating a versatile space that offers both privacy and gathering. Reflecting pools and waterfalls complete the sensory experience, delivering soothing sounds of moving water and new dimensions of light.
505 W 43
Situated at the center of 505 W 43 – a brand new, Midtown luxury condo featuring architecture by ODA and interiors by Andres Escobar & Associates – is a 6,000-square-foot, open-air courtyard and landscaped garden located off an indoor lap pool.
Residents can sunbathe, meditate and relax after enjoying the building’s collection of wellness-oriented amenities.