The New York Times yesterday checked in with a piece on the luxury boom along the East Houston
East Houston was once dotted with gas stations, parking areas and weedy lots.
And now? Let's ask developer Ben Shaoul, who's putting in the Katz's-adajecent condos at 196 Orchard St.
“It’s evolving into more of a luxury neighborhood from a grungy neighborhood,” Mr. Shaoul said. “But it’s still a very cool, very hip spot.”
The article offers more details on the million-dollar condos coming to 287 E. Houston St. between Clinton and Suffolk.
[Rendering via Familiar Control]
For starters, the development is a joint project between "Hogg Holdings and Vinci Partners USA, a firm with a Brazilian parent company that is undertaking its first American project."
Likewise, the master baths will have marble slabs or tiles on every surface but the ceiling. Originally, [Vinci rep Jose Antonio] Grabowsky said, the stone was to be deployed much less extensively.
Other features of the apartments include floor-to-ceiling windows, in a building that will stand above most of the surrounding blocks, courtesy of a 2008 rezoning that allowed taller structures on major streets and avenues.
Previously on EV Grieve:
(More) Condos coming soon on East Houston
11 stories of condos to join the growing East Houston residential corridor
On East Houston, empty lot awaits million-dollar condos
An abandoned car in an empty lot that will soon yield a 13-floor residential building