Now that residents are moving into 111 Murray Street, the 800-foot-tall, 64-story tower that has already made its mark on the downtown Manhattan skyline with its gently flared silhouette, buyers are starting to get a first-hand-feel for what developers Witkoff Group, Fisher Brothers and New Valley have created. Their team of four award-winning designers, led by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (architecture), David Mann’s MR Architecture and decor (residences), David Rockwell Group (lobby and two floors of amenities) and Edmund Hollander Landscape Architects have collaborated on the project, already completing the first-floor lobby, which includes a quarter of the 20,000 square feet of amenities – from morning patisserie, the residents’ lounge with gas-burning fireplace, and the dining/conference room, as well as an outdoor patio, with a Hollander-designed 15-foot waterfall and reflecting pool, which is visible on the way to the elevator vestibule in the building.
“Each space of our main floor opens directly to the outdoor patio, the waterfall and outdoor gardens that are private to our residents,” explained Emily Septic of Douglas Elliman, director of sales for 111 Murray Street. “The designers understood it is all about flexibility and flow, and how these spaces can be reserved for special events – from five people for a sushi-and-wine-tasting experience, or a group of friends at the backlit white-onyx bar in the dining room area, or for hosting a 125-person event.”
The comprehensive amenity package includes a dining room with encolsable demonstration kitchen and direct garden terrace access a 3,000-square-foot fitness club with terrarium entry and separate movement studio, heated stone hammam, treatment rooms, men’s and women’s locker rooms with separate saunas and a 75-foot pool. There will also be a media room with a library, teen recreational room with arcade, table sports and a music nook, and a separate children’s playroom featuring an interactive playground.
Another amenity that is clearly resonating with buyers is the on-site LIVunLtd concierge, who greets each guest and resident in person, and assists with making the move-in experience as painless as possible.
Price ranges for the 157 residences start at $2.5 million, and range up to the first of two full-floor penthouses in the building, which was recently released for sale at $40 million. Penthouse 2 comprises of 7,488 square feet, with two terraces, on the 63rd floor.
“This collaboration on a super-luxury tower of this height and stature offers views and lifestyle with a truly one-of-a-kind amenity package that took six years to create,” added Septic. “Now that you can see it come together so beautifully, you realize that a building like this will not come along again for quite some time.”
MR Architecture + Decor recently completed the fully decorated interior design of two model residences: a four-bedroom 2,685-square-foot residence on the 28th floor listing at $8,635,000, and a two-bedroom model residence on the same floor, at 1,581 square feet, listing for $4.7 million. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is the exclusive marketing and sales agent for the building.
Visit 111Murray.com for more information, or call 212-776-1110 to reach the sales office.
Originally posted by the New York Times Magazine