First Look: Baltic

The elegant new Baltic, an 11-story luxury Park Slope condominium building with 44 residences is the latest project JDS Development, and it has brought a cosmopolitan sensibility to the leafy streets of this historic Brooklyn neighborhood. Baltic is perched close to numerous Brooklyn attractions, including the Park Slope Co-Op, the Barclays Center, and Prospect Park. It stands out to an extent, and that’s by design: Architect Brian McFarland of Stantec Architecture (formerly VOA) points out that the long, gray bricks used to clad the exterior were selected to create a visual break from the warm-hued sandstone that’s so ubiquitous in Park Slope. Inside, the subtle glimmer of granite, quartz, and labradorite glint from kitchen and bathroom counters, and deep brown oak is used throughout. Baltic’s exterior spaces are equally well-considered. The two-level ground floor garden and the roof deck are both by landscape designer Harrison Green, who is currently at work on a project for the Museum of Modern Art. And unlike most of Park Slope’s brownstones, Baltic offers amenities including a 24-hour doorman and a fitness center.

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Monad Terrace at 1300 Monad Terrace

First Look: Monad Terrace

NYC-based JDS Development Group is making its mark on Miami real estate with Monad Terrace, a collection of 59 individually designed waterfront homes rising over South Beach Bay. The residential development comprises two towers, one rising 14 stories and the other 7 stories high—each bedecked in glass and metal—separated by a stunning reflecting pond. Monad Terrace is Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel’s first project in the south Florida city. Nouvel designed Monad Terrace to make the most of Miami’s natural beauty and the waterfront location. “Here in Miami, I wanted to create a building that is like the reflection of the sun on the water,” Nouvel says. Monad Terrace also reflects Nouvel’s careful consideration of the impacts of climate change; it will be constructed at a safe 13 feet above sea level, distinguishing it as Miami’s first residential building to meet the city’s new climate construction codes.

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First Look: American Copper Buildings

JDS Development Group’s American Copper Buildings are setting the bar for luxury real estate in Kips Bay. The SHoP Architects-designed towers, clad in over 4 million pounds of copper and featuring a striking central curvature, exude a dynamic glow. The towers will house 761 residences offering views that encompass Brooklyn and the Statue of Liberty via floor-to-ceiling windows. Building amenities include a 100-foot-long, multilevel skybridge that will connect the two towers and house a 75-foot swimming pool, fitness center, hammam, and juice bar, among other perks.

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