INSTRATA at Mercedes House
By W.A. Muller
INSTRATA at Mercedes House is comprised of 162 luxury rental apartments located on the top 11 floors of architectural masterpiece, Mercedes House. Designed by Enrique Norton, world-renowned architect and principal of the design firm TEN Arquitectos, Mercedes House, located in the culturally vibrant neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen at 550 West 54th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, is a New York City design icon.
The 32-story modern glass tower boasts a striking zig-zag design with cascading green terraces that create many penthouse-sized apartments with ample private outdoor space – all with breathtaking, unobstructed views of the Hudson River.
INSTRATA at Mercedes House was the first project introduced under the INSTRATA Lifestyle Residences umbrella, a new luxury lifestyle concept developed by Invesco Real Estate that not only brings condominium-caliber design and finishes to rental developments, but also superb amenities and impeccable service.
"The project's interior finishes, custom details, outdoor spaces and incredible amenities have really resonated with New York City renters," said Lesley Lisser, LEED AP and a director of asset management for Invesco. "We're very proud of the success of INSTRATA at Mercedes House, where we've created an authentic and luxurious living experience and a thriving and engaged community of residents."
All homes at INSTRATA at Mercedes House – which range from one- to three-bedrooms and expansive penthouse units – are adorned with the highest quality, and sophisticated touches and finishes.
Gourmet kitchens feature top-of-the-line appliances by Viking, Sub-zero and Bosch. Counter tops are finished in CaesaerStone and stainless steel. Custom cabinets, lighting fixtures and a wrapped lacquer island combine for clean modern look.
All homes boast sky-high ceilings, wide-plank oak floors, customized overhead lighting, custom solar shades, Bosch stackable washers and dryers and fully built-out closets in the Master Bedroom suites. Master Bathrooms feature custom wood cabinetry and are appointed with a CaesarStone tub surround and Nemo glass tiles shower surround.
Additionally, many homes feature expansive private terraces with direct Hudson River views, and penthouse homes have private roof cabanas. The building's glass-clad façade and floor-to-ceiling windows affords inspiring Hudson River and cityscape views that continually change with the day's passing light.
Residents of INSTRATA at Mercedes House enjoy use of the incredible 80,000-square-foot Mercedes Club, which features an enormous 30,000-square-foot fitness facility, Wi-Fi café, media room and lounge area with fireplace. There are also two outdoor decks with over 20,000 square feet of sun-drenched space including a swimming pool, cabanas, lounge areas with fire pits, an outdoor movie theater featuring a state-of-the-art, built-in-seating sound system, a putting green and a bocce court.
"INSTRATA Lifestyle Residences sets the benchmark for quality, sophistication and personal service. At INSTRATA, our number one priority is providing our residents with an exceptional living experience. We continually strive to exceed the expectations of our residents and ensure that their every need is met," continued Lisser.
At all INSTRATA properties, residents enjoy unparalleled services and lifestyle offerings produced by INSTRATA Concierge. A robust schedule of interesting, informative and entertaining events make life at INSTRATA a year-round luxury resort experience allowing residents to engage with each other in exciting ways as customized offerings will connect residents of similar interests and create a sense of real community.
INSTRATA at Mercedes House is near to some of the city's most sought-after restaurants, bars and a lively night life scene. Major cultural institutions, city parks and the waterfront are also in close proximity. The building is also conveniently accessible to multiple train and bus lines. Head North to Columbus Circle or South to 50th Street at 8th Avenue and Broadway to access nearby transit hubs.
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