Monday, July 1, 2013

Listings arrive for Karl Fischer-designed luxury homes at 427 E. 12th St.



Work continues at the Karl Fischer-architected 427 E. 12th St. between Avenue A and First Avenue... However, the listings appeared Friday on Streeteasy. There are 10 units that range in price from $850,000 for a one-bedroom home to $2.395 for the penthouse.

And the description:

427 East 12th Street is a brand new luxury boutique condominium outfitted with a beautifully balanced combination of brick, glass, and aluminum fa├žade. The building offers 10 units with distinctive lifestyle experiences with a variety of layouts consisting of 1 (plus home office), 2, and 3 bedroom units.

Residences feature sleek concrete floors with epoxy finishes and floor to ceiling double pane windows. Several residences are complimented with a private outdoor space that range in size. The custom designed chefs kitchen is finished with walnut veneer and satin lacquer cabinetry, Caesar stone countertops, back painted glass, and is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances by Fischer & Paykel. Bathrooms are appointed with oversized bathtubs, custom built vanities, glass enclosed frameless showers, and Duravit & Kohler fixtures throughout.

With its retail diversity, restaurant density, proximity to NYU, Cooper Union and all that downtown has to offer, the East Village is a mecca for artists, musicians, students, and writers. The centerpiece of the neighborhood is the popular Tompkin’s Square Park, which hosts music events and the year round Greenmarket that supports local farmers every Sunday

And some renderings...







We've been following this one through the years... there were some issues. In a previous look in early 2012, there were support braces in the muddy (and long-dormant) pit to help prop up 425 E. 12th Street... and complaints to the DOB about the construction causing "damage to phone lines at 429 E. 12th St. and cracks in bathroom walls."

[January 2012 by Greg Masters]

And the space back in 2005...


[Via Village Confidential]

Previously on EV Grieve:
Karl Fischer designing new East 12th Street residence

427 E. 12th St. back from the dead?

Workers making a pit stop at incoming Karl Fischer-designed building on East 12th Street

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

The last musician left in 2001.

Anonymous said...

Gosh it was cute back in 2005

Anonymous said...

Another hot mess from Hot Karl. Check out the floor plan for the penthouse. How can you take 1600 sf of loft like space and end up with that freaking disaster?

Anonymous said...

These are atrocious. The PH is for some soulless sucker.

blue glass said...

Residences feature sleek concrete floors with epoxy finishes?
excuse me - basement floors!

Anonymous said...

I always read the "mecca for musicians and artists" parts in these listings with an implied, "...Don't let them get away! They've tried to find a place of their own, away from you and your boring lives and your sad lack of originality. They don't want you here! But you can show them! Let them know who really runs things! You have $$$money$$$! You can do ANYTHING!!!! Come be a part of destroying this neighborhood!!!!"

Anonymous said...

I agree that the floor plan for the Penthouse is terrible. But there is method to his poorly-designed madness. It's very clear it was either designed originally as 2 one bedrooms or the developer wants to be able to split it back to 2 one bedrooms easily when it doesn't sell as a Penthouse. They are keeping their options open. And considering they are listing the units when the building isn't even clad, they are just dangling the listing to see who might want to live there and they will finish the units depending on interest.

I'm actually OK with polished concrete floors, but most of the finance dweebs who will be able to afford this will cover it with "cherry" or some other fake hardwood so it looks like their parent's house in Greenwich anyway.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the little tree that used to be out front? Aw, man!

Anonymous said...

I walked by the other day, and there was a real estate agent or developer type walking a couple of potential buyers into the construction site.

Jill said...

Has anyone ever met anyone who lives in one of these? I have never even heard of someone who knows someone who knows someone.