Earlier in this month of March, the units for Manhattan’s first courtscraper, Via 57 West, went on the rental market. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, the iconic building features 142 affordable housing units ranging from $565/month for a Studio flat to $1067/month for a 3 bedroom apartment. Market-rate apartments, on the other hand, range from $2,770/month for a studio to $16,500/month for a four-bedroom apartment. (Thats obviously alot in Naira)
The folks at Business Insider recently got to peek inside five different units, and here’s what they saw.
A Two-bedroom, Two-bathroom apartment, covering 95 sqm at a cost $7,200 per month.
The kitchens are built with Italian wood cabinetry and each of the spacious bathrooms have herringbone-patterned white tiles — a nod to the form of the building.
A Studio flat covering 40 sqm, with the lowest price point of $2,900 a month. Each of these units has a dishwasher and a washer and dryer.
A 1 bedroom apartment covering 70sqm with a dining area separate from the living room. It costs $4,600 a month.
An Alcove studio with a cozy, enclosed study and a breakfast bar covering 60 sqm.
The alcoved bedroom portion of the studio is neatly tucked away, creating a separation between the common living space. It rents for $3,800 per month.
A 1 bedroom apartment covering 72 sqm, also with breakfast bar in the kitchen area as well as a space for a table on the other side of the living room. The kitchen for this unit is built with the pure white caesarstone countertops and backsplashes. With a spacious bedroom, this apartment rents for $4,000 a month.
There are also various amenities in the building, including a swimming pool, screening room, outdoor lounges, indoor putting green, basketball court, a poker room, and more.