Studios in the apartment, which began selling last month, start at $ 750,000.
Furniture is also at the heart of Charlie West, a 123-unit apartment on 505 West 43rd Street in Hell & # 39; s Kitchen owned by Elad Group and Mi & Co, which offers buyers a $ 10,000 loan to use One of the most desirable of staying home conveniences this time can create: a dedicated home office.
Andres Escobar, senior partner at Lemay and Escobar, the interior designer of the apartment, says that studio owners can spend the money on a special mirror that can be folded down from a wall and used as a desk. Or maybe the money can help turn a bedroom into a full-fledged work area with lights, partitions, wallpaper, a big screen, and a desk. Mr. Escobar's services are free. The money covers work and materials.
The demand for home offices is likely to outlast the pandemic. Mr. Escobar said. “It will be like having a refrigerator. You will have a home office. "
Studios start at $ 750,000 in the building where, according to public records, 29 of the 123 units have been sold and closed since marketing began in 2017.
Other changes are less physical and more programmatic. In One West End, a three-year-old apartment with 246 residential units from the Elad Group and Silverstein Properties with 246 residential units, 234 of which were sold, the residents have converted part of a stylish terrace on the sixth floor.
White couches that adults might have sipped cocktails on are being pushed aside this week to make way for socially distant classes for kids after their online school day is over. According to a project spokeswoman, there will be acting classes and chemistry experiments. When the weather turns cold, the building can roll out heat lamps.
According to Nancy Packes, the head of Nancy Packes Data Services, who consults developers on projects, many of the fixes in the Covid era will be short-term as the sofas can be repositioned and the fitness equipment reconnected.