By W.A. Muller
In a time when anything from a custom sailboat to a couture ball gown can be leased, New York City’s high-end rental market has recently reached new heights in providing residents with the ability to lease the ultimate luxury lifestyle. Offering exceptional services, amenities, and most importantly, well-appointed residences, these tailored buildings can be found in prime neighborhoods throughout Manhattan, each with their own signature details that make them truly unique.
One of the most recent high-end rentals to open its doors is Abington House on the High Line, a Robert A.M. Stern-designed building that prominently sits directly along the popular High Line Park. Located in West Chelsea among notable galleries and restaurants, Abington House features an extensive curated art collection and custom Zen-like interiors signature of Clodagh Design. In addition to its noteworthy architect and interior designer, the building offers unexpected luxuries, including two beautifully appointed lounges and a sanctuary room where residents are able to unwind under dim lighting in a sound canceling space.
For those looking to be in the center of it all, One MiMA Tower offers residents an unparalleled menu of amenities including a resident-only Equinox, full-size basketball and volleyball courts, an indoor pool, party rooms, an internet café and separate game room. The list goes on with its outdoor amenities including a grand outdoor screening area, multiple landscaped terraces, BBQ areas and private dining pods. The crowning amenity of this trophy building is its Jewel Box Lounge, a curated and intimate space located on the building’s 61st floor, offering helicopter views of New York City.
Nestled Uptown with Central Park Views, a porte cochere, and even electric car-charging stations, is 1214 Fifth Avenue. The Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed 53-story glass and stone tower speaks for itself with unobstructed views in most residences and amenity spaces nestled on high floors. Residences stand out with walls of windows, white oak floors, walnut kitchens and luxurious marble baths. Located directly off Museum Mile, the building allows residents to take full advantage of New York City’s best attractions and best kept secrets, such as Central Park’s Conservatory Garden.
One Union Square South also offers direct access to another prime New York City amenity, Union Square’s famous outdoor green market. While it sits at one of Downtown’s most active areas, One Union Square South offers one of the most tranquil private green spaces in the area, a quarter acre rooftop lawn with views directly overlooking the park. With a full suite of services including a tech concierge and valet dry cleaning, residents are able to enjoy hotel services at the touch of a button. One Union Square South notably features the largest private commission of public art in New York City’s history, with its David Brody Bond-designed mixed-media piece entitled Metronome.
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