Sales have officially kicked off at The Cortland, a 25-story condominium building located at 555 West 22nd Street in the West Chelsea neighborhood. Developed by Related Companies, in partnership with Mitsui Fudosan America, the nearly 300-foot-tall new structure was designed by Robert AM Stern Architects with interiors by Olson Kundig and will contain 144 residential units. The Cortland will have a mix of two- to five-bedroom residences, as well as a series of penthouses. Related Sales LLC and CORE Group are the exclusive co-sales and marketing agents for the development, with residencies starting at $4.05 million.
“We are proud to officially launch sales at The Cortland, a truly design-driven building that represents a remarkable collaboration between two icons, Robert AM Stern Architects and Olson Kundig,” said Andrew Orchulli, senior vice president at Related Companies. . “The classic exterior, modern interiors and hospitality-focused amenities will provide a living experience that is only available at Cortland.”
Rising along West Street across from Hudson River Park, the Cortland’s detailed facade will feature a mix of LaSalle limestone, bronze metal detailing and more than a million hand-crafted bricks and placed by hand. A brick car lot will be accessed through a limestone archway and will provide 24-hour access to on-site private parking. The double-height lobby features Italian marble, a custom-designed motion wheel fireplace by Olson Kundig, and a bronze and onyx light fixture by German sculptor Markus Haase commissioned exclusively for The Cortland.
With nearly 20,000 square feet of bespoke amenities and services, residents will have access to an 11,200 square foot spa and health club with a 75-foot swimming pool, yoga and fitness studio, massage studio, pilates, an accredited “Harrow Court” squash court, the “Crow’s Nest” lounge with golf simulator and bar; an event lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, a bronze metal paneled fireplace and a dedicated catering kitchen at the back of the house; a private rooftop terrace with multiple seating and grilling areas; a VR room and a projection room with stage performance space; a two-story children’s playroom, a games room with lounge seating and a leisure pool.
Residences will feature waterfront views of the Hudson River, high ceilings, open-plan living and dining areas, and outdoor patios for select homes. Finishes include oak wood flooring; marble fireplaces designed by Olson Kundig; Statuario Belgia marble imported from Carrara, Italy; floor to ceiling windows; large freestanding bathtubs; and radiant floor heating.
“Our design for The Cortland expresses the yin and yang of old and new, established and modern,” said Tom Kundig FAIA, RIBA, Owner and Design Director of Olson Kundig. “Robert AM Stern Architects’ design for The Cortland’s exterior is tied to the historic architectural language of the neighborhood, while the interiors provide a complementary, updated feel. Focusing on materiality and craftsmanship, and incorporating an eclectic sensibility, the design plays on the creative and bohemian nature of West Chelsea’s art scene.
Occupancy is scheduled for summer 2022.
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