Townhouse 2.0: NYC developers reinterpret the single-family home for condo living

    March 12, 2018 – 6sqft

    In a city known for small apartments, New York’s townhomes carry an air of luxury that puts them among the most desirable types of housing. The Greenwich Lane is offering a row of five modern townhouses, complete with classic brick facades, gated front gardens, parlor floors with both living and dining space, and modern kitchens that open onto spacious private gardens in the back. Best of all, these homes are connected via underground tunnel to the rest of The Greenwich Lane’s new West Village condos, which means that residents won’t have to go outside to enjoy the building’s suite of amenities.

    A Day with FXFOWLE’s Dan Kaplan

    January 05, 2018 – Architectural Digest

    Dan Kaplan, senior partner at FXFOWLE, the architecture firm behind the luxury homes at The Greenwich Lane, is a man animated about his work and his city in equal measure. The world-renowned architect takes Architectural Digest through a day in his life in New York City, reveling in the inspiration he draws from the urban landscape along the way. From his morning walk to work along University Place to midday meetings about the firm’s upcoming residential tower in Downtown Brooklyn to a quiet dinner at Loring Place in the West Village, Kaplan’s passion for New York and its architecture clearly extends well beyond his own drafting table.

    The Greenwich Lane Building Tour

    November 28, 2017 – Field Condition

    Construction is complete at The Greenwich Lane, the five building and five townhouse development from the Rudin family and the Ofer family’s Global Holdings, Inc. Designed by FXFOWLE, the development comprises five buildings and five townhouses centered around a landscaped courtyard garden. As a complement to The Greenwich Lane’s LEED certification, the Thomas O’Brien-designed residences feature state-of-the-art kitchens, private terraces, custom vanities, freestanding soaking tubs, custom moldings, hardwood floors, and sweeping views of Manhattan.

    Modern Manhattan Marvels Redefining the Townhouse Concept

    September 21, 2017 – Robb Report

    A new model home at The Greenwich Lane has hit the market. Offering all the privacy of a townhome with the bells and whistles associated with luxury Manhattan condos, the home spans 7,000 square feet, including a floor-through master suite and private elevator, with an additional 1,200 square feet of outdoor space. Residents can also enjoy The Greenwich Lane’s luxe amenities, including a fitness center designed by The Wright Fit, an 82-foot indoor pool, a children’s playroom, a communal garden, and on-site parking.

    New Townhouses Get Condo Treatment

    August 25, 2017 – Mansion Global

    Brownstones have long been an iconic part of New York’s architectural fabric. Now, The Greenwich Lane’s townhouses, which retain the charming aesthetics of brownstones, including red brick exteriors and high ceilings, are setting a new standard for stand-alone homes by providing the conveniences of a full-service building. Each townhouse comes with all the luxe finishes and modern amenities that New Yorkers have come to expect from high-end Manhattan condos, including a doorman, indoor swimming pool, children’s playroom, state-of-the-art fitness center designed by The Wright Fit, and essential services like snow removal and home maintenance.

    Five Homes for Childhood Adventures

    August 02, 2017 – Financial Times

    There’s something special for every resident at The Greenwich Lane in Manhattan. Adults will marvel at the bespoke luxury of these residences, where interior designer Thomas O’Brien has brought together classic and modern elements to reflect Greenwich Village’s unique identity. Children will love the playroom, which features a fort constructed entirely from books. Amenities and services like the dedicated fitness level designed by The Wright Fit; a private, tree-lined garden; a 24-hour concierge; and bicycle storage ensure that life at The Greenwich Lane is both sophisticated and comfortable.

    $25 Million New York City Townhouse Has Its Own Secret Tunnel

    June 13, 2017 – Robb Report

    Manhattan condos are often loaded with luxe extras, but few hold a candle to those offered at The Greenwich Lane. Clad in red brick and limestone, the development’s first completed townhouse fits in perfectly with its elegant West Village peers, but inside its doors, it holds a wealth of modern touches and amenities that set it apart. The six-story, five-bedroom home is awash in tranquil, nature-inspired colors, decorated with a curated collection of art and custom furniture chosen by interior designer Rafael de Cárdenas, and outfitted with details like a wood-burning fireplace in the bedroom and a marble master bath with heated floors. However, the home’s pièce de résistance is the private tunnel connecting it to The Greenwich Lane’s amenity spaces, including private gardens, an 82-foot indoor swimming pool, a children’s playroom, a screening room, and a catering kitchen, as well as the state-of-the art fitness center designed by The Wright Fit.

    West Village’s The Greenwich Lane unveils posh $25M townhouse

    June 08, 2017 – Curbed

    Of the many condos for sale in Manhattan, the model townhouse at The Greenwich Lane, with interior design by Rafael de Cárdenas, is undeniably the most elegant. The first of the building’s five townhouses to be completed, this 7,000-square-foot, five-bedroom residence is imbued with de Cárdenas’s signature style. In fact, de Cárdenas and his team custom-made many items for the model, including a daybed in the second-floor living room and an organic ash table in the kitchen that perfectly meshes with a gradient earth-toned color palette. But de Cárdenas’s genius also lies in his ability to choose the perfect masterworks from other design artists, such as Claude Missir’s Sticks dining table and the chairs by Charlotte Perriand that grace the dining room, as well as the two rose-colored Pacha chairs by Pierre Paulin that help define the master bedroom. In the same vein, de Cárdenas collaborated with art collector Beth Rudin DeWoody to feature stunning works of art throughout the townhouse, like the six paintings by Cecily Brown on the living room wall. The carefully appointed home also boasts a private entrance providing access to the building’s numerous amenities, including the landscaped central courtyard, private lounge, screening room, catering kitchen, 82-foot indoor pool, and children’s playroom, as well as the expansive fitness center designed by The Wright Fit.

    Rafael de Cárdenas Outfits a Townhouse at The Greenwich Lane

    June 06, 2017 – Architectural Digest

    The West Village condos at The Greenwich Lane are now featuring an elegant model townhouse with interiors decorated by Architectural Digest 100-honored designer Rafael de Cárdenas, who has infused this five-bedroom, eight-bath residence with his signature style. Inside the five-story red brick and limestone-accented townhouse, a gradient color palette starts with dark wood on the main level and rises into lighter earth tones on the higher floors. From the Jeff Koons split-rocker vase atop a custom coffee table in the second-story living room to ornate modern chandeliers from Lindsey Adelman, de Cárdenas has deftly mixed custom and vintage furnishings and fixtures to define this special townhouse’s character. Bespoke Inigo Elizalde patterned rugs bring life to each room and the landings around the grand staircase, while white marble baths and translucent curtains lend the townhouse plenty of light and a feeling of tranquility. A spacious brick-walled garden off the kitchen, dotted with Richard Schultz for Knoll tables and chairs, offers an oasis of green space while preserving residents’ privacy and providing access to the building’s communal courtyard. The lucky ones who call the townhouses at The Greenwich Lane home will also have a wide variety of diversions at their fingertips, including a fitness center designed by The Wright Fit, an 82-foot indoor swimming pool, a screening room, children’s playroom, and golf simulator, and private treatment rooms.

    The Greenwich Lane reveals private gardens, amenities in new photos

    January 23, 2017 – CURBED

    Sales are going strong at The Greenwich Lane, where most of the 200 homes are currently in contract. With less than ten of these new West Village condos—a mix of townhomes, residences, and penthouses—still available, The Greenwich Lane has demonstrated that it offers more than enough luxurious comfort to attract all types of buyers. Sparing no expense, the development is replete with curated amenities, including a pool adorned with blue mosaic tile and a children’s playroom centered around a massive fort made of books. All of the homes at The Greenwich Lane are connected by a central garden with paths that are lined with birch trees and dotted with features like limestone benches and a reflecting pool.

    BisnowTV Exclusive: Bill and Samantha Rudin (Part 1) 90% Pre-Sales at The Greenwich Lane

    September 07, 2016 – BisnowTV

    Thanks in great part to its commitment to providing a sense of community to its residents, The Greenwich Lane reports that 90 percent of its Manhattan condos have found buyers, most of whom are locals. “We designed this as a community, really, for families and individuals who wanted to be part of a very, very unique environment,” says developer Bill Rudin. Rudin also cites eco-friendly in-building amenities and modern design from architects FXFOWLE and interior designer Thomas O’Brien of Aero Studios as essential elements that help make The Greenwich Lane appealing not only to single professionals but to families with children as well.

    Fancy Swimming Pools as Building Perks

    July 22, 2016 – The New York Times

    For a few lucky New Yorkers, beating the summer heat no longer requires a commute to the beach. Residents of The Greenwich Lane condos are just an elevator ride away from one of the most expansive and elegant swimming spaces in Manhattan. The building’s exclusive 82-foot pool and hot tub are housed under a glass mosaic ceiling designed by Aero Studios founder Thomas O’Brien.

    5 New York City Condominiums with Gardens to Enjoy the Summer Days

    June 28, 2016 – Mansion Global

    A commodious and stunning garden courtyard—designed by M. Paul Friedberg & Partners—serves as the centerpiece of the new West Village condo development The Greenwich Lane. Towering birch trees frame the 14,000-square-foot space, which features a serene reflecting pool and a trellised Italianate pavilion.

    Tour a Modern Apartment with a Prewar Aesthetic

    June 02, 2016 – New York Magazine

    The highly anticipated West Village residences at The Greenwich Lane exist in a space between contemporary and classic—there’s a sophisticated balance at work here. Modern amenities such as the 25-meter pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, 22-seat theater, and electric-car charging stations are punctuated by elegant, prewar-sized condos with floor-to-ceiling windows and a stunning, birch-lined private courtyard. The residences in this certified LEED Gold development are decidedly elegant, with custom molding and trim, rich, red oak floors, as well as expansive views of the West Village.

    The Closed Kitchen Makes a Comeback

    May 20, 2016 – The New York Times

    While open kitchens have long been the norm for Manhattan apartments, luxury condominium layouts are returning to a more traditional closed kitchen with a modern twist. Pocket doors designed to separate the kitchen from other rooms as needed allows for the flexible use of space. The Greenwich Lane resident Julie McAllister says that the pocket doors in her condo permit her husband to use the office undisturbed while she cooks and watches her children play in the family room.

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