Marking a classic Soho aesthetic, 52 Wooster is an intimate boutique building developed by Continental
Ventures. The architecture is by Arpad Baksa and dictates a sophisticated and sleekly modern residential
building in one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Soho. This new building has only penthouse
remaining, priced at $14.8MM. The interiors are imagined by GRADE, with the oversized windows and
soaring ceilings of the home that will guarantee you a generously planned and airy cocoon, with the
graceful, flowing layouts drenched in light.
The wide-plank rift sawn white oak flooring gives the residences a captivating and dreamy look, adding
to its meticulously-detailed interiors exhibiting nothing but comfort, modernist taste and luxurious
living. The residences offer commendable services of a doorman and a private storage room for each
residence. The neighborhood is vibrant and lively, with an endless list of dining, cafés, museums and
recreational spots for families.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a certificate of appropriateness in September 2006 for a new building planned for 52 Wooster Street in SoHo that was distinguished by the split personality of its façades.
The approved design had been revised by Arpad Baksa, the architect for the planned 6-story building that would rise on an existing parking lot at the southeast corner of Broome Street after the commission indicated at a hearing that July that it was concerned about the arrangement of the façades.
Most of the commission members seemed generally pleased with the design in July, but were tempted to tinker. Vice chairman Pablo E. Vengoechea indicated he has some “trouble with the material,” but Commissioner Steven Byrns said he was “relatively comfortable with the material,” adding that he liked the “sliver” on Broome Street where the adjoining building leans into it by about 22 inches because it shows the pecularity of old buildings.
Mr. Byrns suggested that the metal grid façade on Wooster should be reduced to just two bays at the corner, while commissioner Margery Perlmutter, on the other hand, said “rather than reducing the metal, extend it more” along the Wooster Street frontage.
Mr. Byrns’s suggestion won out.
The original plans called for five, full floor, three-bedroom residential condominium units with about 2,000 square feet each, but as built in 2015 the building has only 4 units.
The developer is Continental Ventures whose other projects in the city have included Element at 555 West 59th Street and MercerGreene at 92 Greene Street/109 Mercer Street. Jane Gol is the president of Continental Ventures.
The interior design is by Grade.
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