551 West 21st Street

Renderings: 551w21.com

We have sales liftoff at Norman Foster’s 551 West 21st Street in West Chelsea, which shows its best angles (hint: all of them) in the official site.

The 19-story, 44-unit development comes with loads of natural light, especially from the west, and layouts “inspired by the stateliest prewar Manhattan apartments.” The first available apartments are a batch of two-bedrooms, two 3,877-square-foot three-bedrooms and a 4,298-square-foot four-bedroom asking $15 million. The three-bedrooms are asking $10.75 million and $11.6 million.

Interiors have direct elevator entry, French-inspired oak herringbone floors, custom Foster + Partners-designed millwork, big windows with double glazing and a windowed master bathroom with 70-inch freestanding soaking tub, separate glass enclosed shower and water closet. Foster + Partners designed the kitchens, which were produced by Molteni & C-Dada. Also, a 2’4″ deep facade with curved windows provides seating at the perimeter in most rooms.

The design aesthetic is “subtle, luminous and dramatic as a perfectly cut gemstone… not for flash or sparkle, [but] for genuine radiance, depth and distinction.” So think less “bling” and more “halo.” Beyer Blinder Belle was the executive architect.

Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing is exclusively handling sales at the building.

551 West 21st kitchen

551 West 21st bathroom

551 West 21st Street penthouse

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