Tuesday, March 20, 2018

24 2nd Ave. getting its limestone exoskeleton

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


JQ LLC said...

Chrystie meets Bond (once you traverse two way Houston, first street and cross the Bowery), 1 million for space no bigger than an SRO. These (dare I describe them as) people are losing their friggin' minds.

Good thing there is that billion dollar mental health program that the mayor's co-mayor wife runs to be there when their heads explode if they don't find suckers/buyers.

As for the fabulous condo with the Wolf grill and, it's like they crammed the fixings of an entire mansion from East Hampton into an apartment unit. This is a ill-gotten gains safety deposit box and nothing more.

aliasfox said...

That penthouse isn't extravagant enough. Is it possible to infuse gold dust into the brickwork, as well?

Brian said...

There is a 1br asking almost $3000 per square foot. 20 years ago, coop apts were $200/sf.

Anonymous said...

This is the kind of shit that's getting built along the High Line, luxury creep.

Anonymous said...

That's 'exo-decoration', as those limestone block are just attached to the buidling.

Anonymous said...

Onyx walls? Yikes. But then again I have a Duravit sink I talked the landlord into buying because it was on extreme sale, they have a Duravit toilet! I am just like them, sans the $$ and ability to read a map.

This building will always be the gas station where Billy Joel shot the "Uptown Girl" video to me.

Anonymous said...

Insane. Wonder if the floors will be infused with gold dust, too.

Anonymous said...

Billy Joel shot Uptown Girl at the Sunoco station on the Bowery and Bond.


Brian said...

I always wanted to live in what looks like an office building. Then I can feel like I am at work 24/7.

JQ LLC said...

Wasn't that the gas station in Zoolander where all of his model friends had that gasoline fight?

nutbeem said...

Lipstick on a pig.