As residents of and visitors to the Lower East Side have undoubtedly noticed, the neighborhood has been in the midst of an architectural evolution. It was best known as a working-class enclave full of low-rise tenements for years, but gentrification brought a wave of edgy, glassy new condominiums that appeared to have been dropped from space rather than constructed on Earth. This, however, has given way to a middle ground that is respectful of surrounding buildings' heights and materials while still presenting an architecturally adventurous aesthetic. The nearly completed, ODA New York-designed 208 Delancey Street falls firmly into the latter camp, and has revealed a selection of model units in anticipation of welcoming its first residents.
208 Delancey Street was Manhattan's fourth best-selling building of the last quarter in terms of contracts signed. Closings are expected to commence in September 2022, and sales figures suggest that the building will be well populated. It is over 50% sold out as of this writing, and eight contracts (or roughly 10% of the 85 units in the building) were signed in May 2022.
2022 data includes closings recorded up until 4/16/2022
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Remaining availabilities start at $715K for studios, $980K for one-bedrooms, and $1.699 million for two-bedrooms. Among them is a penthouse with two private terraces and a private roof deck, one of only two in the building, is listed for $2.695 million. At an average price of $1,929 per square foot, the building comes in just above the Lower East Side average condo price of $1,879 per square foot (per CityRealty data). While neighborhood prices aren't quite back to pre-pandemic levels, they have nevertheless been inching back up.
Residents will have access to amenities like an attended lobby with attached Parlour Lounge, a fitness center with an outdoor meditation terrace, a lounge with courtyard access and glass-enclosed private room, and a rooftop terrace with a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, and dramatic views. It is situated in a busy section of the Lower East Side near the Williamsburg Bridge, the culinary and cultural offerings of Essex Crossing, popular dining and nightlife, and the Delancey Street subway stop, but seeks to serve as a calming oasis amidst the bustle.
208 Delancey's resident roof deck
↓ Oversized, curved windows let in plenty of natural light – perfect for plants!
↓ 208 Delancey Street looks out on beautiful views of the Williamsburg Bridge, but quadruple-pane windows keep the noise of the streets out.
↓ The open kitchen comes with custom millwork, marble countertops, and Miele appliances, including dishwasher.
↓ The flexible floor plan has room for a home office off the kitchen.
↓ A separate closet houses an in-unit washer and dryer.
↓ There is generous closet space in the bedrooms.
↓ Spacious primary bedrooms offer large closets, generous square footage, and en suite baths.
↓ The luxurious primary bath offers radiant heated floors, a walk-in shower, a custom vanity, and a mirror with integrated lighting.
↓ A secondary bath has a custom vanity, soaking tub, and radiant heated flooring.