Architect Enrique Norten brings form and function together to Mercedes House, 555 West 53rd Street, New York’s freshest residential structure laddering 30-stories tall with 900 units developed by Two Trees Management. Absolutely staggering, Mercedes House features a one-off zig-zag roof layout like no other, with vindicated views of both Clinton Park and the Hudson River. Fittingly located above the new showroom for Mercedes Benz, this contemporary-cut rental complex features flowing green roof balconies that make Mercedes House the heavy-hitter abode of the Clinton Park district.
The first phase which will be completed in May will include 250 rental units, which range from 460 sq ft studios to 1,000 sq ft 2-bedrooms. The floor-to-ceiling windows (many which open to terraces) that feature astounding views of Manhattan will bring a tremendous amount of light into each unit that features oak floors, 10 ft ceilings and washer/dryers. Sophisticated interiors assure ample liberty, be it a studio, one or two-bedroom home.
The second phase set to be completed the end of 2011, will create 600 more units, with 200 of these being roomier condo layouts with slightly different finishes/features than the rentals.
Amenities are ample enough to make staying home possibly more enjoyable than going out. The 45,000 sq ft of space will including the state-of-the-art wellness center and health club, 24-hour concierge for who can call car service, on-site parking, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, bocce and yoga, indoor basketball, barbeque, boxing ring, golf simulator, screening room, volleyball and spa facilities.
The outdoor space on the zig-zag includes two outdoor decks with community garden, green space for sunbathing, amphitheater and a large circular pool. For those animal lovers, you will notice the on-site stable for NYPD police horses!
Mercedes House is ideally situated on the western edge of midtown Manhattan in Clinton, rising above the Hudson River and just across from newly renovated Clinton Park. Everything that characterizes the city that never sleeps is located just outside- International markets, restaurants (Taboon, 123 Burger Shot Beer, Azuri Café, The London Bar), mom-and-pop shops, world-class entertainment, some of the city’s hottest hotels and an endless array of arts & culture are all a stones throw away.