The Lower East Side is better known for its unparalleled bar scene and top notch eats than its fancy residences. In fact, many neighborhood apartments are known for being unkempt fixer uppers, perfectly suited to the cool downtown crowd that resides in the area. The opening of One Manhattan Square on South Street aims to change that. The 800-foot tall glass condominium touts itself as a “vertical village,” boasting epic river views, lush private gardens, and over 100,00 square feet of amenities, both indoors and outdoors.
One Manhattan Square aims to “redefine downtown luxury living”, according to the building’s website. Designed by the renowned real estate development company Extell, the residence promises to combine style, quality, and function to create a living experience that is truly one of a kind. Potential buyers can choose between Light Scheme and Dark Scheme for finish packages, both of which include Miele premium appliances and Dornbracht fittings.
When it comes to athletic offerings, One Manhattan Square has enough to amenities to please even the pickiest sports snobs. There’s a full-length basketball court, a two-lane bowling alley, a squash court, and a golf simulator. The fitness center boasts a weight room and a cardio room, both of which have state-of-the-art equipment, as well as four multi-purpose studios and a variety of yoga, dance, and cardio classes. If you’re looking to relax after a killer workout, One Manhattan Square has a hot tub, sauna, Sunken Tranquility garden, 75-foot swimming pool, and a Hamam with a cold plunge pool.
There are also a variety of recreational options for the more entertainment-oriented. There is a culinary lounge and demonstration kitchen, a cellar bar and lounge, a theatre and performance space, a wine room, a cigar room, an arcade for teenagers, a children’s playroom, and a billiard. Additional services include 24-hour doormen, package delivery, refrigerated storage, a pet spa, and a business center for cranking out last minute work.
Unfortunately for those looking to stay on a budget, One Manhattan Square may not be your best bet. The cheapest apartments have buying prices well over one million dollars, while some of the most sought after three bedroom residences go for over 4.5 million dollars. Money aside, if you’re looking to live in luxury in one of Manhattan’s coolest neighborhoods, One Manhattan Square may be your best bet.