The Caledonia – 450 West 17th Street

The Caledonia is the first luxury apartment building to be built next to Manhattan’s newest urban park, The Highline. The Caledonia features custom designed studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments, bringing serenity to the hopping nexus that is the Meatpacking District and West Chelsea. West Chelsea is a recently developed historic Manhattan neighborhood, and the view of The Highline can’t be beat. Apartment rentals at The Caledonia feature top of the line service; the building also features an Equinox health club, the first of its kind to be integrated into a residential building. With interiors designed by Clodagh, The Caledonia feels more like a boutique condominium residence than a rental building. Notably, the building offers both sales and rental units, so residents have their pick of the litter. Add on the fact that the building features an interior zen garden which perfectly compliments the greenery of Highline Park, and you’ve got yourself a building that seamlessly blends inside with outside, and practicality with luxury. Using materials and textures inspired by nature and the city, The Caledonia’s luxury residences provide a soothing sequence of sensual zen-like experiences, from the bamboo trees in the zen garden to the fountains in the lobby.

Units and Pricing

There are currently five active rental listings at The Caledonia, one of which is a studio apartment and the rest of which are one bedroom units. Prices range from $3,395/month to $6,495/month. Previous rental listings ranged from $3,250/month for a one bedroom to $8,000 for a two bedroom, two bath unit. Both the previous and current rental listings average out at $74/square foot.

Features and Amenities

Apartments at The Caledonia have custom-designed kitchens with quartzite stone countertops, bamboo cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.  These residences also feature sandstone tile baths with arctic white vessel sinks and satin nickel fixtures, oversized windows, custom closets and a washer/dryer. One bedroom homes boast golden sandstone tile with arctic white corian vessel sinks in the bathrooms, as well as bamboo flooring, ample closet space and washer/dryers. The Deluxe one bedroom units feature separate living and dining rooms, in addition to spacious kitchens and baths.

As The Caledonia offers both sales and rental listings, it boasts the amenities of a luxury condominium building, including the first Equinox gym to be placed within a residential tower. Additional amenities include a children’s playroom, an Assouline Culture Lounge that offers a fireplace and library-like setting, a business and internet lounge, an entertainment lounge, a fully landscaped rooftop sun terrace, a pet spa and the aforementioned interior zen garden. The Caledonia also offers a bevy of service-related amenities, including The Related Personal Assistant, a team of personal assistants prepared to answer your call at any hour, and complete any task. Also offered at The Caledonia: move-in coordination, electronic payments, resident service specialists, in-home package delivery, business services, community events and more.

Location

Located at 450 West 17th Street, The Caledonia is perched at the corner of West Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. Residents enjoy the peace and quiet of West Chelsea while dabbling in the luxury dining, shopping and bar-hopping offered just a few blocks over in the Meatpacking District. Those who reside at The Caledonia are situated directed on Highline Park, but are also just a few blocks away from hot spots like Pastis and shopping destinations like the Apple Store, Alexander McQueen, DVF and more. The Caledonia is a bit far from public transportation, but the bevy of wine-ing and dining options make up for the distance.

Why You’d Want to Live Here

As mentioned above, the location of The Caledonia can’t be beat. Those seeking a bit of peace and quiet and perhaps, a sense of serenity will find that their apartment at The Caledonia offers just that. Those who want a quiet place to call home and a vibrant neighborhood in which to party will appreciate the Meatpacking District, which is just a hop, skip and a jump away. Because The Caledonia offers both sales and rental units, renting residents enjoy the luxury amenities associated with a condominium residence without having to plunk down the cash for a piece of the New York City pie. The Equinox gym in the lower level of the residential tower means ultimate convenience, while the rooftop sun terrace means a perfect tan. The layouts are spacious and sun-drenched, and the views of The Highline are unbeatable. If you can afford it, The Caledonia is downtown luxury living at its best.