Green light included: 4 gasp-worthy, Great Gatsby-worthy NYC apartments
We’re pressing our pink suits and polishing our champagne glasses this weekend for Baz Luhrmann’s diamonds-and-candy adaptation of The Great Gatsby. In honor of our favorite bootlegging entrepreneur, we composed a list of four swank New York City apartments that bring the Roaring Twenties into the 2010s. Sure, the novel is set in the Hamptons, but that’s just details, old sport; you won’t need T.J. Eckleburg’s glasses to see how these opulent residences fit the Gatsby lifestyle.
737 Park Avenue – Upper East Side
New York’s most coveted street, plus the developer of the tallest residential building in the West? That’s a winning combination for James Gatz the social mountaineer. Located on the corner of 71st Street, this 60-unit, 20-story condo by Macklowe Properties boasts spacious, ruthlessly elegant homes priced from $3.825 million to over $16.5 million. The lobby is an Art Deco-style stunner, with a sleek terrazzo floor, burled wood paneling and custom chandeliers.
The apartments feature solid white oak floors, custom crown moldings, windowed kitchens with Miele stainless steel appliances and obscenely large bathrooms with heated floors. We can easily picture Gatsby resting against the jauntily masculine headboard in the bedroom below:
And freestanding luxury bathtubs are prime for dramatic sobbing while reading letters from former lovers (spoiler alert?):
150 East 72nd Street – Upper East Side
Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can — this 1913 building received a centennial makeover, courtesy of Handel Architects and Moed de Armas & Shannon. The 12-story, 22-unit project by Macklowe Properties offers “thoughtfully conceived” apartments priced from $6.03 million to $11.5 million. There are two apartments per floor, and the residences feature bay windows, 12-foot-high ceilings, private elevator lounges, Italian marble bathrooms and windowed eat-in kitchens with stainless steel Miele appliances.
These custom Poliform closets should fit plenty of pink shirts and saber-sharp formalwear for whenever your next revel strikes.
Halcyon – Midtown East
This 32-story luxury, SLCE-designed condominium by HFZ Capital at 305 East 51st Street flaunts a glassy/classy modern exterior while giving sweeping views of the city in all directions. The 123 residences, from studios to four-bedrooms, range in pricing from $1.5 million to $5 million. The amenities include a resident lounge with catering kitchen, common (but not common) courtyard garden, fitness center with spa and sauna. There’s also a windowed 50-foot lap pool, which is perfect for — oops, spoilers. But American Lit majors know what we’re talking about.
Baccarat Hotel & Residences – Midtown West
The tagline for this Tribeca Associates LLC and Starwood Capital project at 20 West 53rd Street is “Live Brilliantly.” That’s essentially the motto of the whole Gatsby set. We bet they’d also appreciate the 46-story, SOM-designed building’s 61 shiny apartments, priced from $3.35 million to $60 million. Buyers have total access to the amenities of the Baccarat Hotel, including a five-star restaurant, bars, spa, fitness and “aqua centers,” as well as a 24-hour concierge to anticipate resident needs down to the last detail. Which could be useful if you’ve got a Tom-and-Daisy-esque penchant for casual destruction.