Construction Update: The Fitzroy, Field Condition

Now that the 10-story Chelsea condo building The Fitzroy has topped out, the building’s gorgeous green terra-cotta façade is ready to be installed. The Roman and Williams-designed building from residential real estate developer JDS Development Groups, which is inspired by Manhattan’s art deco masterpieces, will be home to 14 luxury residences that combine modern comfort and classic style. Each unique condo will have a custom interior featuring eleven-foot-high ceilings, oak floors in a classic chevron pattern, and distinctive marble counters with top-of-the-line appliances and fixtures in the kitchens and baths. These beautiful homes start at $5.2 million.​

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10-Story, 14-Unit Mixed-Use Project The Fitzroy Tops Out at 514 West 24th Street, Chelsea

In construction news, the beautiful Chelsea condo The Fitzroy has topped out at 10 stories. The new art deco-inspired building from residential real estate developer JDS Development Group and architects Roman and Williams features just 14 residences. Soon the character and sophistication of the green terra-cotta façade (with copper-clad oak windows) will be matched by the generous interior dimensions and gorgeous classic finishes of these exclusive condos: from the Fior di Pesco marble countertops and Waterworks R.W. Atlas fixtures in the custom kitchens to the copper soaking tubs and radiant-heat floors in the baths.

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Chelsea condo The Fitzroy tops out, 1 Seaport progresses in the Financial District, and more

JDS Development Group’s latest Chelsea condo project, The Fitzroy, has topped out, marking a milestone for the exciting art district development. The residential real estate developer tapped Roman and Williams to design the luxury building, which rises to 10 stories and features just 14 residences. Starting at $5.2 million, the homes at The Fitzroy offer oversized windows, high ceilings, oak doors, and oak floors in a classic chevron pattern. The art deco-inspired building, which will be covered in a striking green terra-cotta façade with custom copper-clad windows, will also provide comprehensive amenities, including a landscaped rooftop, a fully equipped fitness center by La Palestra, and bicycle storage.

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18 Picturesque Properties Worthy of Instagram Likes

The most arresting images on Instagram are sometimes snapped close to home—literally. Manhattan’s new luxury residential project, the American Copper Buildings from JDS Development Group, offers eager smartphone photographers ample opportunity to capture moments of architectural splendor and jaw-dropping design. The copper-clad property’s unique, three-story skybridge, which connects the two towers and houses many of their shared amenities, is a light-filled sanctuary where residents can swim in a 75-foot lap pool suspended 300 feet off the ground. With tall, dramatic windows, a sumptuous interior, and expansive views of the East River, this sky-level perch between the two American Copper Buildings is as picturesque as they come.

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Steinway Hall’s restored facade is revealed as supertall construction progresses

As progress on 111 West 57th Street continues apace, major construction milestones are being revealed at last. The JDS Development project, designed by SHoP Architects, combines the conservation of Steinway Hall, the landmarked 1925 structure, with the addition of an ultraslim, ultratall luxury residential tower that will top out at 1,421 feet and be clad in bronze and ceramic panels. Steinway Hall’s newly restored limestone exterior is the latest sign that the meticulous restoration of this historic landmark is nearing completion. JDS’s Instagram feed has revealed extraordinary bird’s-eye views of scaffolding being removed to unveil the ornate facade and the shimmering copper roof. Ultimately, the historic Steinway Hall structure will become a grand point of entry for the new residents of 111 West 57th Street.

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SHoP’s (Expanding) House

Since their show-stopping design for the Barclays Center turned an international design spotlight on SHoP Architects in 2013, the firm has been creating a range of innovative new residential projects in New York, including several major projects for JDS Development Group. JDS founder Michael Stern reached out to the SHoP team in 2013, noting with admiration that he had wanted to “meet the lunatics” who had designed Barclays. He was especially impressed that for a project under a great deal of scrutiny, and with complex politics involved, SHoP had made bold aesthetic choices rather than playing it safe. Four years later, JDS and SHoP have undertaken several high-profile projects together, including the ultratall 111 West 57th Street, which combines the landmarked Steinway Building with a sleek new tower clad in light-colored ceramics and brass. On the East River Waterfront, the firms have collaborated on the eye-catching American Copper Buildings at 626 First Avenue. And in another collaboration that deftly weaves a historic building into a new project, the luxury rentals at 9 DeKalb Avenue, which sit adjacent to the landmarked Dime Savings Bank, will soon be in Brooklyn’s tallest residential tower.

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A Blueprint for Seduction

The iconic skyline of New York City is once again in bloom, as world-renowned architects put their stamp on an exclusive group of ultraluxury towers. Five-star hotel-style amenities, jaw-dropping views, and record-shattering prices are giving these glamourous newcomers city-wide buzz. But they’re not just “trophy towers”: some, like JDS Development Group’s new project The Fitzroy, with just 14 residences (starting at $5.5 million), offer a tip of the hat to Manhattan’s great art deco heritage. The Fitzroy stands apart from its glass-and-steel neighbors with a deep green terra-cotta tile exterior, rich copper windows, and stylish chevron-patterned floors in every residence, among other thoughtful design choices. It all adds up to a contemporary twist on Jazz Age chic in the heart of Chelsea.

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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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How to Make an Unexpected Style Statement in the Kitchen

Developers and designers in New York City are turning their attention to metals—not just the kind used for structural support, but the gleaming finishes of brass and bronze, which can lend a touch of glamour to interior details. And there’s a new focus for this trend: vent hoods. Once considered a practical aspect of kitchen design that was best covered up, designers have chosen to enliven the design of range hoods, making them stylish centerpieces. At The Fitzroy in Chelsea, it’s all about copper. The latest residential project in neighborhood from JDS Development has luxurious interiors by Roman and Williams, which echo the building’s striking Art Deco-style facade. On the exterior, green terra cotta tiles complement large, copper-framed windows. Inside, the metal range goods have been crafted from the same metal, lending the kitchen a warm and classic aesthetic.

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NYC&G’s Apartment Art Tour

Contemporary art isn’t just for museums and galleries anymore: at a number of New York luxury residential buildings, developers have commissioned artists to create site-specific works that are well worth a visit. At Baltic in Parks Slope, ​ Brooklyn, JDS Development Group invited artist Anna Karlin to create a custom walnut, brick, and bronze sculpture that highlights some of the materials that were used to construct the building itself.

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