Ultra-Luxe Apartments With Private Pools Coming to West Chelsea

By Mathew Katz on July 29, 2013 7:56am 

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  The condo is one of two high-end developments being built by Blackhouse Development on West 29th Street.
New West Chelsea Condo Offers Private Indoor Pools
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CHELSEA — Continuing West Chelsea's condo boom, Blackhouse Development will bring two new luxury buildings to the neighborhood, complete with private pools and extra-high ceilings for showing off residents' private art collections.

Both buildings will rise on West 29th Street and are aimed at extremely wealthy buyers, with amenities to match.

The Soori High Line, designed by Singaporean architectural firm SCDA, will feature 27 condos with 18-foot ceilings and each with its own private, in-apartment pool, a Blackhouse Development spokeswoman said.

The building at 522 W. 29th St. will also feature a Japanese restaurant, lobby bar and incredible High Line and Hudson River views.

Just down the block, Casa Bella Artes, designed by Workshop/apd, will have six "bespoke luxury condos" on the High Line at 534 W. 29th St. The building will include custom designs and 12-to-16-foot ceilings with the specific goal of creating a space for rich owners to show off their fine art and sculptures.

Work on both projects is expected to begin in January, and they'll be completed by 2016, a spokeswoman said. Prices for the units have not yet been determined.

Sean Ludwick, a partner at Blackhouse, said in a statement that the condos were aimed at an international clientele.

“Blackhouse collaborates with world-class architects and innovative designers to offer a distinctive portfolio of properties that change the narrative of real estate development in New York,” Ludwick said.

“By partnering with Isay Weinfeld, SCDA and Workshop/apd on these exciting new projects, we look forward to offering our global buyers the ultimate in forward-thinking luxury design with international sensibilities.”

The buildings aren't Blackhouse's first foray into the neighborhood — the company also built the high-end Hotel Americano and the 27-unit building at 520 W. 27th St.

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