Woods Bagot debuts in New York

Nick Myall
Monday 15 Oct 2018

Woods Bagot has just opened the firm's first North American tower in Downtown Brooklyn, New York

The Amberly, a new Brooklyn luxury rental development situated at the nexus of Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Downtown Brooklyn is Woods Bagot’s first North American tower. Rising 33 stories and located at 120 Nassau Street, The Amberly will offer residents an unmatched combination of comfortable high-design homes, convenient services and amenities that encourage a strong sense of community, and stunning panoramic views of the New York City skyline, Statue of Liberty and seven iconic bridges from the residences as well as the building’s top-floor sky lounge, dubbed The Overlook.  

"The Amberly represents a new category of urban luxury living, where as much thought and attention has been poured into the spaces for working and socializing as has been dedicated to the spaces for living,” said Jodi Stasse, Executive Vice President of New Developments at Citi Habitats. “Whether your office is in Brooklyn, Manhattan or even at home, The Amberly is well-located and ideal for everyone, and we're thrilled to show off what’s been created.”

Ranging from studios to three-bedroom residences and catering to all household sizes, The Amberly features 270 homes for rent starting from $2,100 per month. Select residences will include private outdoor space, and an on-site leasing office and model apartments are now open. The model apartments have been beautifully furnished in varying colorful styles by leading interior design firm BHDM Design.

The building’s architecture and interiors are by Woods Bagot, a global architecture and design studio known for its cutting edge residential, cultural and commercial urban projects around the world. The Amberly is a striking modern addition to the Brooklyn skyline and the firm’s first North American tower. Inspired by the historic brownstones of Brooklyn, The Amberly’s warm terracotta façade was intelligently patterned to maximize light and views in the living and dining areas by giving way to floor-to-ceiling windows, while maintaining privacy within the bedrooms.

“The form, materiality and open spaces of the project were designed specifically for this intersection where the scale of Downtown Brooklyn meets the creative ambiance of DUMBO and the material character of brownstone Brooklyn,” said Matt Stephenson, Senior Associate at Woods Bagot. “The design of the building links those contextual elements together while providing visual connections from each residence and amenity to the skyline beyond.”

High-end finishes within the residences are on par with new luxury condominium developments while expressing a unique Brooklyn style, including kitchens featuring white subway tile backsplashes, custom walnut cabinetry and Caesarstone countertops with waterfall edges. In the bathrooms, matte finished porcelain tiles floors set in a herringbone pattern line the floors, complemented by an oversized showerhead and glazed porcelain tile walls in the shower. All residences are equipped with Bosch washers and dryers.

Amenities at the Amberly, also furnished by BHDM Design, aim to enhance and ease residents’ daily lives, while fostering connectedness and creativity between them. Perched atop the building, The Overlook will crown the tower’s 33rd floor, providing all residents with penthouse views at no additional cost. Additional amenities at The Amberly include a spacious ninth-floor lounge with a wraparound sundeck, landscaped terrace, grills and space for alfresco dining – a twist on the classic Brooklyn backyard – as well as co-working space, a multi-zone fitness center with Peloton bike systems and secure bike storage.

An expansive lobby will be attended to by a concierge 24-hours a day, while a private driveway for quick pick-ups, drop-offs and unloading, as well as on-site valet parking with direct tower access, will also be available.

The Amberly will also feature a beautifully landscaped 10,000-square-foot public plaza just outside the lobby that will provide a serene welcome to residents and valuable green space to the neighborhood. Designed by SCAPE, the celebrated New York-based landscape architecture and urban design firm, the plaza will be lined with tables and chairs and provide a shaded tree canopy for those looking for a picnic spot, meeting place, or calm respite from the city.

Located near the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, F, and R subway lines, The Amberly allows residents to travel conveniently and easily around the city. Opting for transportation above ground, the Pier 1 Ferry is within walking distance at the water’s edge, and residents can also bike or walk across both the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge.

Nick Myall

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