Apartment City: 40 Bond

Jan 12th 2010 18 Comments

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On Christmas Eve, I made a trip downtown to complete an in-store pick up of the very last Xmas gift on my list. I was not happy about this trip as it was cold-as-hell that day.

After picking up the gift, I decided to walk east of Lafayette St., hoping I would have an easier time hailing a cab on Bowery (btw – def going to try the resty Gemma in the Bowery Hotel Anyone been? Anyone want to go with me??).

I turned on Bond Street and on my walk towards Bowery, the most amazing aluminum structure caught my eye…

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When I looked up, I saw that the building had a stunning facade made of greenish, vintage soda bottle-colored glass.

But…was this building residential or commercial? I had no idea. Besides open views into some of the lit rooms (yes, was a total peeping MG), I noticed a huge “40” over the entrance. Wow.

Simply breathtaking…

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Effortless Luxury Living is the essence of 40 Bond, a sophisticated new concept in urban living created by Ian Schrager. The building, designed by the eminent Swiss architects Herzog de Meuron, is an architectural masterpiece.

40 Bond Street contains twenty-seven unique apartments, many with terraces, five townhouses which are the first built in generations, as well as the city’s most extraordinary penthouse.The living spaces are organized as a series of gathering places, discarding the old formal model of the luxury apartment for the flowing energy of the modern loft space.

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Atop the building, and overlooking all neighboring structures, is a unique glass house—the crown of a triplex penthouse like no other in New York, with landscaped gardens.

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About Ian Schrager:

Since the 70’s, entrepreneur Ian Schrager, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ian Schrager Company, has achieved international recognition for concepts that have revolutionized both the entertainment and hospitality industries. His groundbreaking hotel concepts have changed the business and set industry standards that continue to be imitated throughout the world.
Price? Doesn’t matter…all residences are SOLD.
kissies,

18 Comments to “Apartment City: 40 Bond”

  1. MsTaMarie says:

    That's ok…pretty sure I wouldn't be able to afford them anyway! lol

    But they look ah-mazing!

  2. WendyB says:

    I wouldn't want to live in a building that had that ominous dark cloud over it. ;-)

  3. Tights Lover says:

    I love the design…breathtaking!

  4. Diane says:

    yes i have passed that building a number of times…and it stopped me in my tracks too! i love it!!!

  5. Liz says:

    Gorgeous!

  6. bryna says:

    these are amazing. jealous!

  7. Secretia says:

    They look wonderful, I wonder how much they were!

    Thanks for this post, it's really amazing the hidden lovely residences in New York.

    Secretia

  8. kpeach says:

    I saw these in the Times-obsessed-someday right! right? Gemma is really delish and reasonable-I totally recommend. I really want to go to DBGB down the block from there but it's been booked every time I've called:(
    xo

  9. Kata says:

    Hi dear Amy,thanks this nice post!
    Look beautifuls,but maybe big to me and expencity:) But always can dreams theys.

    Good week for you and hugs.
    Kata

  10. Kristin says:

    Darn. I totally would've picked one of those pads up. Ah ha ha. What a gorgeous building!

  11. Cafe Fashionista says:

    One question…when can I move in? Ohmigosh this is so fabulous. I think I'm in love!! :)

  12. Elizabeth Marie says:

    I bought one!

    BWHAHAHAHAHAAAA…ok…that is a JOKE. I wish. I love. I'll go eat with you though!

  13. AudreyAllure says:

    i love that area, i pass by all the time <3

    love your blog! :)
    - Audrey Allure <3
    http://audreyallure.blogspot.com

  14. Nubiasnonsense says:

    Great area and the place is breathtaking!!

  15. Little Ms Blogger says:

    I was wondering the price – imagine living in one of them? Ahhhh….Beautiful.

  16. Shop N' Chomp says:

    Totally gorg!

  17. Pinky says:

    I was so stunned when I saw that building too for the 1st time…and it was at night so it was glowing. Lol I did a post about it too…http://thepinkyfiles.blogspot.com/2009/08/date-night.html

    you know great minds think alike =) heheh! And I'd club a few seals for an apartment in that building…yup yup

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