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The Closed Kitchen Makes a Comeback

The open-concept kitchen is becoming a thing of the past. These days, Manhattan’s most stylish kitchens are distinct entities, offering privacy during the preparation of meals. While open-concept kitchens are still a practical solution for smaller homes, some unique options are available for more spacious residences.

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Exotic Marble and Opulent Finishes Lure Buyers

Architect and designer Thierry Despont has gone to great strides to ensure that his latest luxury residential project, 53W53, stands out from the competition. “Words cannot describe what we’ve done,” says Thierry of the new Midtown condo’s interiors. Impressive finishes are found throughout each home, from the front door with bronze hardware and onyx sidelight to the master bathroom outfitted with limestone sinks, marble walls, and travertine accents. In the kitchen, Italian cabinets and polished marble countertops contribute to the upscale aesthetic.

82-Story, 139-Unit Residential Supertall Rising at 53 West 53rd Street

Two stories of Jean Nouvel’s much-anticipated 53W53—or “MoMA Tower” as it is commonly called due to its proximity to the renowned museum—are currently visible above street level in Midtown Manhattan. When complete, the luxury tower will stand at 82 stories and house 139 residences. Residents will have access to a suite of world-class amenities including a pool, library, wellness center and lounge as well as lower floors that will serve as MoMA galleries.

11 Dazzling Buildings by Jean Nouvel

Master architect Jean Nouvel’s designs are so unique that they can be difficult to taxonomize. Nouvel’s latest diverse undertakings range from 53W53, a stunning luxury residential tower in New York, to the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum and the Qatar National Museum.

Project News: Residential Tower-Cum-Art Gallery New York City

The luxury development rising at 53W53 Street in New York City will offer an abundance of lavish amenities including one that is highly unique as well as unprecedented. Not only will three levels of the Jean Nouvel structure serve as gallery space for the adjacent Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), but residents of the 139 exclusive apartments in the 82-story skyscraper will also receive complimentary MoMA memberships.

Artful Living

Sales have launched at 53W53, the Jean Nouvel-crafted residential building known colloquially to Manhattanites as the MoMA Tower. Inside the 1,050-foot-tall structure, 139 Thierry Despont-designed luxury residences―including duplexes with their own private elevators―provide panoramic views of nearby Central Park. The views are hardly the only perk residents of 53W53 will enjoy, however; the building boasts a long list of amenities such as a library, theater, children’s playroom, state-of-the-art fitness center, pool, and 24-hour concierge as well as wine storage.

Realty Check

The soaring skyscraper at 53 West 53rd Street reflects the seamless design relationship between Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel and acclaimed interior architect Thierry Despont. The structure is directly connected to The Museum of Modern Art, which will have three floors of gallery space inside the luxury residential tower. Residents of 53 West 53rd Street will enjoy unparalleled access to MoMA as well luxury amenities ranging from a screening room and wine vault to private dining spaces.

American Allure

In Midtown Manhattan, residential real estate is reaching new heights. Jean Nouvel-designed 53 West 53rd Street soars to 1,050 feet, providing unrivaled views of landmarks ranging from the Empire State Building to Central Park. While the tapered tower’s zigzagging exterior grid is a clear representation of Nouvel’s unique architectural style, designer Thierry Despont has crafted 139 luxury residences that reflect his own chic sensibility. Each home at 53 West 53rd also features oversized living quarters, Molteni kitchens with Miele appliances, and floor-to-ceiling windows.