Inside Selene


Abode2 takes a look inside the new model residences at Selene, the New York Midtown luxury condominium tower formerly known by its address 100 East 53rd Street

Selene is also located in the Midtown Cultural District – the epicentre of New York’s entertainment, corporate and cultural community. The iconic neighbourhood is now sought as a destination for luxury living due to its convenience to a wealth of lifestyle offerings, including globally acclaimed restaurants, luxury fashion and retail on the world famous Fifth Avenue corridor, Madison avenue shopping district, plus access to Central Park, landmark performance venues, and architectural icons such as the Lever House, Seagram Building, and Rockefeller Center.

The suite of newly furnished model residences have been designed by frenchCALIFORNIA, the interior design and creative studio founded by Guillaume Coutheillas. Designed inside and out by the Pritzker Prize-winning architecture firm Foster + Partner, this fully realized contemporary landmark offers perfect pied-à-terre residences with sweeping views of New York City.

Inspired by the way natural light transforms Selene’s tower residences throughout the day, frenchCALIFORNIA's design for the three model residences features a muted, tonal colour palette comprised of grey, taupe and other warm neutrals, combined with airy drapery to further emphasize the play of light and colour within each home. The artfully-minded homes also boast collectible design pieces hand-picked by frenchCALIFORNIA, including renowned makers such as Marcel Breuer, Hans Wegner, Christophe Delcourt and Philippe Starck. Glamorous yet modern lighting fixtures from Michael Anastassiades can be found throughout every space, along with beautiful objects and accessories from iconic brands like CC Tapis, B+B Italia, Cassina, FLOS, and Design within Reach. One-of-a-kind art, including works by renowned artists Lisette Model, Christo, and Agnes Martin, is a focal point of the model residences, bringing refinement to both the private and shared spaces of the home.

Every inch of the luminous model residences at Selene are carefully considered, with various areas of each home designated for distinct functions accomplished by ergonomic design and aesthetically minded technology that never compromises style. Continuing with the theme of bespoke design, a custom Selene paint colour was realized by frenchCALIFORNIA in collaboration with Color Atelier, a San Francisco-based paint manufacturer, along with custom wall coverings from Calico, a New York-based wallpaper designer.

The kitchens at Selene are seamlessly integrated into the open living space and are designed for a buyer who loves to entertain. All residences feature a graciously proportioned open kitchen with wire brushed oak custom cabinetry and a best-in-class Gaggenau appliance suite. Selene’s luxurious bathrooms are accessorized with unique details such as Foster + Partners-designed bronze and oak vanities, radiant heated flooring, and freestanding soaking tubs.

An urban sanctuary comprised of four floors of luxurious amenities expand the boundaries of the home, including the wellness-focused amenity spaces that feature a 60-foot sunlit, arbor lined swimming pool, a cardio fitness room, weight room, pilates/ballet room, yoga room, sauna, steam room, spa treatment rooms and his-and-her private changing rooms and showers. Selene also boasts social amenities including the stunning Atlas Club & Library plus conference room all furnished by AD100 interior designer William T. Georgis.

Residents of Selene also enjoy culinary amenities with direct elevator access to the Michelin-starred Le Jardinier, the first New York City restaurant designed by the award-winning architect and interior designer Joseph Dirand.

Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing is the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Selene.


Image Credit: Williams New York

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