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Well Rounded Residences

29.05.21

The trend towards curved condominiums have transformed the highly coveted, but notoriously elusive "corner unit" into a uniquely "rounded residence.” Abode2 have looked at a handful of listings that feature dramatic curving walls, which offer residents wider, more dynamic views of the cityscape, as well as an interesting interior design statement. From the street level, this striking architectural feature also adds intrigue to a building’s exterior, as it gracefully wraps a city corner with style.

One of the very first ultra-modern projects to ever come to the Upper West Side, and one of the first curved projects to come to Manhattan in general, was called “The Corner.” The rental building, completed by Handel Architects in 2010, and was a groundbreaking feat for the modernist movement, winning rare and unprecedented praise from the community for its perfect integration into the neighborhood’s traditional prewar context. The building's curved glass façade wrapping the iconic corner of Broadway and 72nd Street was its signature, and became instantly recognizable on the Upper West Side, fetching some of the highest rents the neighborhood has ever seen. A full decade after this wildly successful debut, “The Corner” has undergone an exciting transformation into a luxury condominium called 212 West 72nd Street, with prices starting at $1.25M. The all-new redesign by CetraRuddy, the prolific architecture and interiors firm, features floor-to-ceiling curved glass in select apartments. One available listing includes residence 4H, a four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom listing priced at $5.75 million.

40 Bleecker is the new luxury condominium project in Noho and first-ever new development project from interior-designer-to-the-stars Ryan Korban (known for Balenciaga and Alexander Wang stores, and friendships with Nicole Richie and Behati Prinsloo) — was built with a beautiful curved wall on the building’s northwest corner. Designed by Rawlings Architects, this striking exterior represents a modern echo in the iconic and very historic neighborhood. Inside, the curvature reveals stunning Manhattan views from a rare vantage point, tying perfectly into an open-concept layout impeccably tailored by Korban. Residence 2B is an elegant example of how the curved wall elevates the space inside. At $5.995 million, the listing is the last one available on the curve, and features three bedrooms, three bathrooms as well as a powder room.

Now complete, Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston is the tallest residential building in New England and the tallest building constructed in Boston in over 40 years. Designed by the late Henry Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in partnership with local architecture firm Cambridge Seven Associates, the new five-star hotel and luxury condominium in Boston's historic Back Bay neighborhood sports a sculptural “soft triangle” form inspired by Boston’s storied history as well as its progressive future. The distinct shape strategically creates sweeping views while reducing corridors, to offer residents ultimate privacy. Cobb designed unique operational architectural bay windows to be rooted in Back Bay tradition and create multidirectional panoramas while maintaining a sleek and clean facade. Cobb’s illustrious career also includes Boston’s tallest building, then known as the John Hancock Tower (now 200 Clarendon Street) and completed in 1976, meaning Cobb designed the last two tallest buildings built in his home city, decades apart.

Full listing for the properties featured available at:

212 West 72 Street

40 Bleecker

Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston

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