Inkwell Hell’s Kitchen, 520 West 45th Street New York, Luxury Apartments Building, Architecture, Images

Inkwell at 520 West 45th Street

Hell’s Kitchen Luxury Apartments Development, Residential NYC, USA – design by AvroKO

Oct 19, 2016

Inkwell Condominium in New York

Design: AvroKO

Location: 520 West 45th Street, New York City, NY, USA

Sales Launch For Inkwell Condominium


Hell’s Kitchen Condominium Building Offers 18 Residences from $1.75 to $2.95 Million

NEW YORK – (October 19, 2016) – Gotham, a New York City-based real estate development firm, is pleased to announce that sales have launched for its newest residential project – Inkwell – a schoolhouse-to-condominium conversion located in the heart of Manhattan’s bustling Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood at 520 West 45th Street. The five-story, pre-war brick building features an exclusive collection of 18 residences and is the first New York City condominium project designed by AvroKO. Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing, along with broker Lisa Lippman, are exclusively handling the marketing and sales for the project.

Inkwell at 520 West 45th Street

Inkwell consists of 16 two-bedroom residences ranging in size from approximately 1,200 to 1,400 square feet with prices starting at $1.75 million. There are also two three-bedroom residences offering approximately 2,000 square feet. The three-bedroom residences include private gardens, and start at $2.8 million.

Inkwell at 520 West 45th Street

“Inkwell offers buyers a distinctive collection of 18-homes to the historic neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen,”said David L. Picket, president of Gotham Organization. “The building stands on West 45th Street not as a visitor, but as a long-time resident, whose grandeur and design have been highlighted and refined to provide residents with 21st century living, without compromising the authenticity of the Inkwell’s early 20th century roots.”

Inkwell at 520 West 45th Street

Housed in the former PS51 elementary school, the Inkwell condominium re-contextualizes the turn-of-the-century architecture by taking inspiration from the building’s history and injecting it with luxurious modern touches. The 18 apartments feature custom door frames and transoms complete with brass knobs and full-height library ladders on rails that operate along slides to reach ceiling-height custom cabinetry. Blackboards featured in the entryways and AvroKO-designed custom lighting and furniture are found throughout, including the residents’ mailboxes in the lobby, a custom caged light-fixture in the gym, entry closets in each apartment with extra storage compartments, and bespoke light fixtures in the kitchens and bathrooms.

Inkwell at 520 West 45th Street

“For our firm’s first full-scale residential project in NYC, we were eager to tap into our hospitality background and apply that same high-end, meticulous design thinking to people’s homes while still allowing each resident to impart their own aesthetics,” said AvroKO’s Chief Creative Officer, Matthew Goodrich. “We started by taking direct inspiration from the building’s original function, a 20th century schoolhouse, and used academic references throughout, both historical and modern, to create living spaces that pay homage to the original structure while ensuring modernity and luxury. We wanted each apartment to feel as bespoke and considered as every AvroKO-designed restaurant and bar.”

Inkwell at 520 West 45th Street

All residences feature 13’-0” ceilings in living and bedroom spaces and 11’-8” ceilings in hallways and bathrooms, along with oversized windows and black walnut floors. The residences also include stainless Viking professional appliances and Bosch compact washer and condensation dryers. The kitchens feature soapstone countertops with marble backsplash and bathrooms also include natural stone elements. Fifth floor residences include gas fireplaces.

“I am thrilled to be representing Inkwell, a truly unique project, located in the newly popular Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood,” said broker Lisa Lippman of Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing. “Originally a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse, Inkwell is situated in one of the most exciting areas in the city, especially nearby the new development happening at Hudson Yards and some of the best new restaurants in the City. This new condominium defines classy, chic and special. With only 18 units, and a gym and outdoor terrace, Inkwell is a welcome addition to Manhattan.”

Inkwell building amenities include a gym with an outdoor lounge, and bike and tenant storage. The project is slated for completion this fall.

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Inkwell at 520 West 45th Street

About Gotham
Founded in 1912, Gotham is a New York real estate developer, owner and property manager delivering smart and stylish life experiences that transform the buildings and neighborhoods where tenants and consumers live, work, shop and dine. Its three business divisions, Gotham Development, Gotham Properties, and Gotham Hospitality, offer a diverse and evolving portfolio of luxury rentals, condominiums, retail and mixed-use spaces, a full-service property management business, and the artisanal food halls Gotham West Market and Gotham Market at The Ashland.

Gotham, a privately-held business known for thorough attention to detail and a talented, seasoned staff, shows its ingenuity by creating innovative real estate concepts, unique value-maximizing investor opportunities using public-private financing structures, and resident environments and experiences that set the standard for the industry. Gotham’s rich legacy includes the transformation of Hell’s Kitchen through the development of Gotham West, the first 50/30/20 affordable housing development in New York City, including Gotham West Market, the trendsetting food hall that garnered two stars from The New York Times; leadership in dormant markets, such as the development of New Gotham, the first luxury residential building constructed out of the slowdown in the 90’s; and the development of Harlem USA, a major commercial project for a historically underserved neighborhood. Gotham is dedicated to enriching the lives of residents, from first-of-a-kind resident event offerings in the early 2000’s to its latest evolution, the launch of a city-wide cultural pass offering special benefits, access and discounts to institutions, retailers and restaurants exclusively for Gotham residents.

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Inkwell at 520 West 45th Street

About AvroKO
AvroKO is the award-winning design and concept firm specializing in the disciplines of architecture, furniture, lighting, graphics and branding. The four founding partners — Kristina O’Neal, William Harris, Greg Bradshaw, and Adam Farmerie — established AvroKO in New York City in 2001 and have since expanded to offices in San Francisco and Bangkok working on projects in 12 countries and 23 cities worldwide, which have garnered them numerous accolades including 2 James Beard Awards, 6 Hospitality Design Awards, 2 HA + D awards, and the Lawrence J. Israel Prize. They have also taken on their own “self-propelled” projects such as residential development, furniture lines, and several restaurants and bars which are wholly conceived, designed, owned, and operated by the company including PUBLIC, The Daily, Saxon + Parole, Madam Geneva, GENUINE Roadside, GENUINE Superette and GENUINE Liquorette in NYC; NINEBARK in Napa, CA; and Saxon + Parole, Moscow.

About Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing
Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing specializes in the planning, marketing, and sale of best-in-class New York City residential developments and conversions. Brown Harris Stevens, established in 1873, is the premier provider of residential real estate services in Manhattan. The firm has offices throughout New York City, The Hamptons, Palm Beach, and Miami. Brown Harris Stevens offers more luxury residential exclusives than any other Manhattan firm, and serves as exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, a subsidiary of Christie’s International, PLC, the world’s oldest fine arts auctioneer.

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