From the Drawing Board to the Bedroom Luxury Design Has its Price

In little Italy, architect Adam Kuchner, of Kuchner Studios, is putting the finishing touches on 23 premier high-end condominium apartments.

Located at 123 Baxter Street, the elite units include such exquisite design features as six-inch Brazilian cherry floor planking, marble kitchen countertops, glass tile backsplash, refrigerators equipped with television and Internet capabilities, shower cabins, double terraces (one in the living room and one off of the master bedroom), wiring for high-tech systems, stone and marble floors and more.

The building also includes a communal gym, theater and conference room, and automated parking system. This system allows residents to drive their car directly into the elevator, get out and let the elevator carry their car directly to its parking spot. Then when it is time to leave the building, residents will simply insert their card in a machine and the car will be ready when they arrive at the front door. It is estimated that these luxury condo units will sell for $1,200 per square foot.

New condominium buildings are springing up all over the city, in every neighborhood. While some are strictly functional and aren’t touted to buyers as anything other than a serviceable apartment building with middle-of-the-road amenities and aesthetics, a lot of the new construction — such as 123 Baxter Street — is being designed by world-renowned architects and equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, cabinetry, fixtures, flooring and more.

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) have studied design trends in condos and in a release stated “design trends in condos have been kicked up a notch in recent years to appeal to today’s sophisticated condo buyers,” quoting Paul Campbell, a principal with the Denver-based architectural firm Kephart.


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