A milestone of sorts to note at 75 First Ave., the 8-floor (plus that bulkhead) cantilevering condoplex next to Rite Aid between Fourth Street and Fifth Street — workers have put in the glass on the north-facing side.
And some details about the building via the 75 First Ave. website, which lists that nine of the units are in contract:
The building lobby boasts a fumed glass door entrance, lava stone floors and walls, and a contrasting yellow travertine stone desk. Black stucco adorns the elevator walls, while the private residents lounge features a yellow travertine stone fireplace, white stucco walls with brass reveals, a pool table, and several areas of seating. Additional amenities include a full-time doorman, a landscaped rooftop, a fitness center, and bicycle storage.
Available units include 1 and 3-bedroom homes with several 1-bedrooms featuring sizeable home offices, and a dazzling selection of Penthouse residences crown the building. Each home of 75 First Ave blends a modern open layout with sleek finishes, Italian doors and hardware by Lualdi, and gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows. Kitchens are equipped with white and greige matte lacquered cabinets custom made in Italy by Arclinea, white Carrara marble countertops and backsplash, Fantini faucets, and top-of-the-line Miele appliances. Bathrooms are adorned with custom sinks and vanities, and Piasentina stone flooring.
The Colonnade Group developed the building, created by HTO Architect and designed by Stefano Pasqualetti.
This project has been taking its time. The ground breaking took place in September 2016. The build included nearly 14 months of inactivity.
Previously on EV Grieve:
• 2020 vision: New completion set for Rite Aid-adjacent condoplex on 1st Avenue
• High-rise for 75 First Avenue back in play
• Long-stalled First Avenue site now has a brand-new rendering
• Plywood report and the future of 75 1st Ave. (Spoiler: condos)