West Chelsea condos amp up artsy accoutrements

December 27, 2013 06:20PM

Developers Adam Gordon and Tavros are aiming to honor Chelsea’s artistic heritage with a series of accoutrements geared at art collector buyers in their new condominium development at 560 West 24th Street at Eleventh Avenue.

Apartment unit walls will be reinforced with plywood to support heavy picture frames, gallery-style white lights will be embedded in the ceiling, and the foyers will have tilted walls to display art is if on an easel.

The building will also feature artistic flair, with a 4,200-square-foot gallery at the building’s base that is not yet leased. And the sales office is located in a back room at the Edward Thorp Gallery at 210 Eleventh Avenue at West 25th Street, beyond a number of sculptures on display.

The properties also feature wood-burning fireplaces, French-style windows with grille fronts and octagonal doorknobs designed by West Village manufacturer P.E. Guerin. Prices average $2,500 per square foot, with a top-floor penthouse sprawling across 3,200 square feet inside and 1,400 feet outside, asking $18 million. [NYT]Julie Strickland