Renderings: Heavenly via 234e23.com
234 East 23rd Street in Gramercy is the kind of luxury that lets you breathe.
The 20-story new construction development, which made its marketplace debut in June, offers 57 residences with boutique hotel charm.
Architect Goldstein, Hill & West designed the brick and metal structure, punctuated by large floor-to-ceiling casement windows. The interiors are by Rottet Studio, which previously worked on The Surrey and the Lowes Regency in New York and the St. Regis in Aspen. This is Rottet Studio’s first partnership with a residential real estate developer.
Authenticity was a guiding principle for developer Naftali Group. “We are of the opinion there is a movement toward more brick and limestone, keeping very big windows,” Miki Naftali, the firm’s chairman and CEO, told the New York Observer. “So 23rd Street and  West 25th Street — with the exterior of those will be the industrial look and feel with very big casement windows.”
The one- to three-bedroom units range in size from approximately 600 feet to more than 2,302 square feet. The interiors feature solid white oak floors for warmth, flexible layouts with unique build-outs and alcoves and in-unit Bosch washer/dryer. Select units have private terraces, including the expansive exterior space in the full-floor penthouse. The beautifully functional kitchens are fitted with integrated Bertazzoni, Bosch and Sub-Zero appliances, generous work surfaces and versatile layouts for entertaining. The bathrooms have marble lined floors and walls, custom casement-style glass doors and custom vanity units with Carrera marble.
“Gramercy is one of Manhattan’s most desired neighborhoods, and 234 East 23rd embodies everything that has traditionally been so sought-after in the immediate area, including architecture with real character,” Alexa Lambert, Executive Vice President of Stribling Marketing Associates, said in a statement. “This building is all about the details and exquisite finishes, and the sum of its parts equals a very sophisticated living space that we are predicting will be very popular with both seasoned and first-time buyers.”
Amenities encompass a doorman, concierge service through Abigail Michaels, quiet second-floor garden terrace, roof terrace with barbecue grill and outdoor kitchen, lounge, library with billiards table, gym, individual private storage units and bicycle storage.
Occupancy is available in the third quarter of 2015.