LOWER EAST SIDE — The developers of an 80-story luxury tower on the East River waterfront is hoping to woo overseas buyers with amenities like a golf simulator, dog spa and “sunken tranquility garden,” according to a brochure published online.
Extell Development Company has revealed little about its controversial Lower East Side project, One Manhattan Square at 252 South St., which will build 800 condominiums costing between $1 million to $3 million in a neighborhood filled with predominantly low- and middle-income residents.
The brochure, posted online by JLL — the firm hired to market the development to Asian buyers — and first spotted by the Lo-Down, touted One Manhattan Square as “the most exclusive club in all of the city” and described it as “a vertical village surrounded by lush private gardens and every amenity imaginable.”
Extell did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Highlights of the development include more than 45,000 square feet of landscaped outdoor spaces designed by landscape architect West 8, according to the brochure.
Outdoor features include “Social and Romantic Fire Pits” as well as a treehouse, a putting green, an outdoor kitchen and dining area and a work area equipped with WiFi.
Inside, residents can hang out in the “Culinary Lounge,” which offers a demonstration kitchen, or play a friendly game of bowling with the neighbors. The building will also have a 70-seat movie theater as well as wine-tasting and cigar rooms.
A “fitness and wellness facility” includes weight and cardio rooms, a 75-foot indoor swimming pool and a spa that features a traditional Turkish bath. The gym will hold regular fitness classes for residents, promotional materials said.
Kids will also have their own dedicated space as well with ladders, slides, an arts and crafts table and a playground outside.
This is an example of the views, which will be part of a Meyer Davis-designed home. The firm’s previous clients have included Oscar de la Renta, John Varvatos and the Paramount Hotel, according to its website.
JLL has already begun marketing One Manhattan Square to buyers overseas. Exhibitions are expected to stop throughout the region, including Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, according to Bloomberg. Units will not be on sale in the U.S. until early next year, it reported.
Extell also plans to build a 13-story building filled with affordable units adjacent to the luxury tower, although it has not released any details about that project.
The developer is scheduled to meet with neighborhood residents at their next quarterly meeting on Dec. 15 at 6:45 p.m. at the Manny Cantor Center, located at 197 East Broadway.