Over at 24 Second Ave. (aka 32 E. First St.), workers have been adding the stone-colored frames to the façade of the 10-story condoplex that replaced the East Village's second-to-last gas station.
Here's a look at the limestone exoskeleton in-progress on the First Street side...
As previously noted, the building will house 31 condos, with homes ranging from $1.125 million (a whopping 484 square feet!) to $10.5 million (the penthouse).
And here's part of the lengthy description of the penthouse via Douglas Elliman:
A light-filled four bedroom, five bathroom Duplex Penthouse positioned on the top 2 floors of 32 East 1st Street, Where Chrystie Meets Bond [ed note: ??????], with brushed solid white oak wood floors throughout, 2 terraces with 2 outdoor kitchens features 10' ceilings and expansive triple-pane windows with 360-degree views of the downtown and midtown skylines.
A direct private elevator opens to a private corridor on the 10th floor, adjacent to a stairwell leading to an expansive 1,591 SF private terrace spanning the entire 11th floor of the building fully equipped with an outdoor kitchen and Wolf grilling station, a dining area and three lounge spaces and is finished with travertine floors and planters integrated with lights & speakers, creating a space ideal for indoor/outdoor living and entertaining.
Particular attention to detail is demonstrated in the kitchen located on the second floor of this duplex, opening to a dining room which leads out to a second private terrace with another fully equipped outdoor kitchen including Wolf grilling station, ice maker, refrigerator, and lounge and dining spaces.
The corner master bedroom boasts a walk-in closet and en-suite five fixture master bathroom, which acts as a sanctuary with beautifully appointed onyx walls and floors with radiant heat, perfectly accented by a brushed solid oak wood dual vanity topped with a Corian countertop and dual sinks, matched by a custom designed Antonio Lupi "Sartoriale" Cristalplant soaking tub; the space is completed with a separate glass enclosed rain-shower a wall mounted Duravit Washlet toilet and custom Italian fixtures by CEA Design.
The BP station with snack shop closed in July 2014. This was the second-to-last gas station in the East Village, joined later by the Mobil station on Avenue C and East Houston in September 2014.
Previously on EV Grieve:
The 2nd Avenue BP station has closed
Permits filed to demolish former 2nd Avenue BP station
More about the 10-story building taking the place of the former BP station at 24 2nd Ave.
Check out the new 10-story building for the former 2nd Avenue BP station
A ballerina for 2nd Avenue
2nd Avenue residential complex now complete with renderings on the plywood