This building’s unique terracotta fins and weathering steel façade are a nod to NoHo in New York’s historic surroundings
New York is undergoing a boom in residential tower construction and One Great Jones Alley designed by BKSK Architects is part of that trend. The building is a new 12-storey luxury condominium development under construction in Downtown Manhattan’s landmarked NoHo Historic District in New York. Uniquely positioned at the end of one of New York City’s few remaining historic alleyways, with a gated entrance for residents and their guests, this exclusive enclave of just 16 residences blends the industrial authenticity and artistic heritage of its NoHo surroundings with modern loft-like interiors and expertly curated amenities that include a private thermal spa and expansive landscaped garden.
Residences at 1 Great Jones Alley range from two to four bedrooms. The building also features a spectacular duplex penthouse, with 5,600 sq ft of sun-filled interior space and multiple private outdoor spaces totalling over 1,000 sq ft. Discreetly set back from Great Jones Street, which has served as home and inspiration to iconic contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, 1 Great Jones Alley is the vision of celebrated New York-based firm BKSK Architects and landscape architect HMWhite. BKSK has designed the building’s unique terracotta fins and weathering steel façade elements as both a nod to NoHo’s historic surroundings and a forward-looking imprint on the neighbourhood that has emerged as one of Manhattan’s most in-demand luxury residential destinations.
One of the building’s signature elements is its gated alley entrance. Great Jones Alley dates back to 1806, and its Belgian block paving will be restored, creating a private and elegant approach to the building’s attended lobby and two-story living green wall designed by HMWhite. Once inside, residents will enjoy a host of lifestyle amenities, including a serene spa featuring a variety of thermal pools, steam room, and horizontal shower, paying homage to the bathhouses that once populated the area. Additional private spaces include a fitness facility designed by noted trainer Jay Wright of The Wright Fit, and a second-floor landscaped garden designed by HMWhite, whose work includes the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitors Center and the lobby and sky garden of the Renzo Piano-designed New York Times Tower.
Each of the development’s 16 loft-like residences feature private keyed elevator entry and open-concept living and dining spaces. Windows and sliding glass doors are sized up to 10’, creating light-filled spaces that invite the outdoors inside. Kitchens have been custom designed by BKSK Architects for Arclinea with an emphasis on clean lines and muted tones, featuring imported Italian white oak cabinetry, Calacatta marble countertops and fixtures by Gaggenau, Dornbracht and Blanco. Master bathrooms evoke the serene atmosphere of the building’s spa, with custom Japanese-style soaking tubs, Taj Mahal quartzite floors, walls and countertops, teak millwork and Dornbracht rose-gold copper fixtures throughout.