Project DescriptionFROM THE ARCHITECTS:
20 East End Avenue carries forward the vocabulary of great New York apartment houses with the special inflection of the East End neighborhood. The massing and detailing recalls 1920 and 1930s New York residential buildings, with its materials – Cunningham grey brick with the first and second floors in limestone, and a bush hammered black granite water table – and bay windows, Juliet balconies, and a crown of setback terraces.
Filling out a traditional Manhattan block, 20 East End Avenue will have a strong relationship to the street, with a traditional entrance on East End Avenue and a porte-cochère off East 80th Street that leads to a cobblestone-paved motor court with lattice-work trellises, a fountain, and a private entry. Both entries connect to an octagonal lobby with a winding staircase connecting three floors of amenities, including a library, a billiard room, a wine cellar and wine-tasting room, a 3,000-square-foot gym, and a spa. The 17-story residential building comprises 43 residences scaled for family living, including half- and full-floor apartments, three duplex maisonettes, and two penthouses. Principal rooms will be 11-14 feet high.