Inside a Brooklyn condominium that imagines a new way of living in the city
450 Warren, an 18-home condominium between Bond and Nevins streets in Gowanus, Brooklyn, has officially launched sales. Developed by Brooklyn-based TANK, 450 Warren is New York’s first condominium designed by the architectural firm GROUND, a studio world-renowned for its award-winning in situ installations, museums and private homes. Kane EUR was the reference architect for the project.
âFrom the big picture to the smallest detail, we have carefully considered every aspect at 450 Warren to positively influence the way we want to live in New York City today,â said Sam Alison-Mayne and Sebastian Mendez, partners at the company at TANKHOUSE development. “As developers with an architectural background, as well as residents of Brooklyn, we are committed to exploring forward-thinking architecture and development in our home borough.”
The architecture of 450 Warren simultaneously offers the feeling of a private home and a vibrant shared community, connecting residents with their neighbors as well as the surrounding neighborhood. From inside the spectacular spiral open courtyard and sculptural staircase that rises five stories into the central atrium, every level from the lobby to the roof is connected. Instead of the traditional windowless hallways, the building uniquely weaves covered exterior walkways with slightly curved wire mesh walls to allow light, scenery, and fresh air to permeate the open hallways. In this design, residents have the choice of crossing the walkways and bridges that surround the central courtyard, creating open sight lines to the public courtyards and the neighborhood beyond. In contrast, the residences at 450 Warren are extremely private, each offering meaningful outdoor spaces with a minimum of two private spaces per house, focusing on floor plans that illustrate indoor / outdoor living.
â450 Warren truly embodies a new way of living in the city, especially as many have reconsidered the way they want to inhabit their homes over the past year or so,â said Florian Idenburg, partner and co-founder of the firm. SO – IL architecture. “With residences and common spaces filled with light from all angles, including from above and below, the barrier between indoor and outdoor living is blurred in an architecturally significant way.”
The ethos of 450 Warren is immediately observed upon entering Warren Street through an intimate planted garden with a view of the sky upward through the central courtyard. The indoor elevator lobby is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling curved glass, with letterboxes and access to a parcel room.
Residents will enter their homes through private outdoor fireplaces – covered, semi-enclosed spaces with built-in benches and built-in entrance mats serving as a functional transition between the outdoors and indoors. All of the 450 Warren residences have at least three exhibits with oversized windows, creating bright and open homes, maximizing the experience of living at any time of the day and season. All residences offer multiple private outdoor spaces, including covered outdoor lounges, balconies and terraces. The Penthouse outdoor space embellishments include electric grills and finished concrete pavers.
Residences at 450 Warren feature open, glass-fronted kitchens, most with direct access to outdoor space, with white oak cabinetry, stone countertops, and custom oversized islands, with an array of Bosch home appliances to the cutting edge of technology. Master bathrooms feature curved ceilings and slatted windows with textured glass above showers, white porcelain floor tiles and walls, custom marble slab countertops, freestanding tubs, and a adjustable radiant heating. All residences feature white oak engineered hardwood floors, nearly ten foot finished concrete ceilings to maximize ceiling height, as well as floor to ceiling windows and oversized glass doors from Reynaers that lead to private outdoor spaces. . All homes have ample storage space, including walk-ins in each home and Bosch washers / dryers.
450 Warren will feature three courtyard gardens planted with smart irrigation systems from the Netherlands Metropolis; the first time this eco-friendly system has been used in a condominium in the United States. The communal courtyard features vertical plant trellis and landscaping inspired by native plant species of the Gowanus Greenway, including cultivated trees selected in partnership with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy.
“With residences with ample outdoor space, beautiful finishes and a unique design that perfectly sums up this moment in time, we have already seen incredible interest from buyers who want to live, work and play. Brooklyn, âsaid Behzad Amiri of The Corcoran. Group.
The materiality of 450 Warren is unlike anything seen in the construction of New York City. 50,000 custom concrete blocks on terrazzo flooring in green hues made in Turkey form the facade, which are individually placed by the building’s masonry experts. A stainless steel trellis from Germany will wrap walkways and bridges throughout the central courtyard, where all exterior passages will be radiant heated.
Located in Gowanus, two blocks from the Bergen Street F and G trains, 450 Warren is at the crossroads of all the restaurants and bars, shops, cultural institutions, parks and waterfront access that Brooklyn has to offer.
Behzad Amiri deals exclusively with sales and marketing for 450 Warren with Corcoran New Development. For an on-site visit to the Model Residence, contact 718.810.4012 or visit the website at 450Warren.com.
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