Taking advantage of the neighborhood’s predominantly low-rise surroundings, Selldorf’s taller, slender twenty‑two-story building is set back on a podium, amplifying light and views of the city for its residents while bringing sunlight to the podium garden and streets below, the buff-colored exterior and the crisply-defined inset casement windows are a contemporary translation of the limestone-faced prewar apartment buildings of the neighborhood.
Throughout the residences, Selldorf’s elegant minimalism is evident, with finely modulated elements, precision, and clear geometry combined to perfection. At the building’s base, a two-story podium — distinctively detailed with metal, granite, and a backlit transom of inlaid glass —brings a sophisticated jewel box quality to University Place and integrates a series of shop fronts with the streetscape. The lush landscaping of the podium enriches the living experience of the residences and infuses the area with greenery, continuing the foliage and parks so integral to the neighborhood.
As the designer of both the architecture and interiors, Selldorf was able to create especially gracious residences. The firm’s emphasis on comfort and usability is reflected in thoughtfully sequenced layouts and meticulous detail that define livable luxury.
The elegant simplicity of the generously scaled master bath suite features Bardiglio Lucca marble flooring and vanity counters with polished chrome fittings, along with an accent of Murano glass mosaic tile at the room’s center. The sculptural freestanding tub in a soft oval-shape gracefully unites the space.
Greenwich Village Penthouses
RESIDENTS’ LOUNGE & FITNESS ROOM
At the podium level, the Residents’ Lounge is a living-dining setting for everyday use and private events, with a design and materials similar to the residences. Doors open onto the amenity garden further extending the building’s indoor and outdoor living.