While low-income tenants at 83-85 Bowery have been fighting tooth and nail to stay put in their rent-stabilized tenements, just up the street it’s easy to see why pressure to evict them is at a fever pitch.
“Skid row no more” trumpets a press release for the new 13-story building in the works at 347 Bowery. That’s no joke–the site used to be an actual Salvation Army shelter. Now it’s set to be a refuge in the bustling city for five one-percenters and their families– four duplex townhouses and one triplex penthouse are on the market. They units, which start at $6.5 million, will benefit from 20-foot ceilings, handcrafted staircases of plaster and white oak as well as other beautiful personalized touches (sunset view over Manhattan, anyone?).
We almost forgot to mention the garden amenities–residents will be able to frolic on a third-floor rooftop garden designed by Oehme, Van Sweden Landscape Architecture, and admire “gated mews featuring a wall of pleached magnolias.”
The building, designed by Annabelle Selldorf, is being developed by Urban Muse, which bought the site from Louzon Hotel Group in 2013. It’s slated to finish later this year. Check out more luxe interior renderings below: