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Stephen G. Kliegerman

Stephen G. Kliegerman
President of Development Marketing

Robert Lynn

Robert Lynn
Village Office

Mann Report

An Incomparable Mix Of High Design Premiere Amenities And Artistic Sensibilities

Situated in the heart of West Chelsea's burgeoning arts district, +aRt, a 13-story residential condominium that embodies the ultimate in contemporary art, design and lifestyle, is now 90% sold and continues to maintain strong buyer interest, according to Ekstein Development.
Designed by GF55 Architects, the 90-unit brick building, located at 540 West 28'h Street, boasts high-end finishes, luxury amenities, art-focused design features and proximity to the area's finest galleries and neighboring High Line Park. The building is fast becoming a hub for a diverse cross-section of creative minds, including artists in fashion, interior and graphic design.

"Our vision was to design a building that perfectly captured the energy and aesthetics of the surrounding neighborhood," said Stephen G. Kliegerman, president of Halstead Property Development Marketing, LLC. "Buyers are telling us that no other building in the vicinity comes close to offering this level of art- focused design coupled with the exclusive amenities that luxury buyers have come to expect."

Buyer Anne Linville, a landscape designer, spent more than 30 years living on the Upper West Side. Last year, she sold her 4,000-square-foot home overlooking Central Park and moved into a 13'h floor, 1,700 square-foot, two-bedroom residence in +aRt.

"I was looking for something smaller with loft-like spaces and big windows that let in a lot of natural light," said Ms. Linville, who also works out of her home. As a designer, it's so appealing to live and work in the heart of the design community. I also enjoy walking and biking and am delighted to be only half block from High Line Park and Hudson River Park."

The building features a mix of studios and one-, two- and three- bedroom residences, ranging from 445 to 1,570 square feet. Combination units are also available. Among the most prestigious of the remaining units on the market is the two-bedroom, two-bathroom home featured in the September 2011 issue of Elle Decor. With 1,380 square feet of interior space, 10C, listed at $2.15 million, also includes a 563-square-foot private terrace and is the last unit on the market with outdoor space.

True to its name, +aRt boasts an abundance of original artwork. The lobby features a limited-edition bench from renowned architect/designer John Pawson, along with a contemporary painting by emerging Brooklyn-based artist Shawn Powell. In addition, the staircase leading from the top floor to the roof deck creates an ideal canvas for an original graffiti-style mural.

The sleek and modern design aesthetic also extends to unit interiors, which feature European white oak planked flooring, double-glazed insulated windows and walls that minimize sound. State-of-the-art kitchens are outfitted with integrated Subzero refrigerators, black Bertazzoni gas stoves, Bosch dishwashers and top-of-the-line finishes, including black granite countertops and dark stained walnut cabinetry. Bathrooms are appointed with ceramic-tiled walls, custom soaking tubs and freestanding showers, European orange colored hand showers by Agape, and bath and shower fixtures by Hansgrohe. In addition, each unit contains a Bosch washer and dryer.

For +aRt homeowners, a full array of exclusive amenities provides a relaxing, stimulating and exciting lifestyle. Among its many luxury offerings, the building boasts a bi-level state-of-the- art fitness center and roof deck with outdoor showers, as well as a bar and grill available for entertaining.

Closings and move-ins at +aRt began in March 2011. The development, which has an effective 10-year tax abatement, is available for immediate occupancy.

+aRt is developed by Ekstein Development, L+M Development Partners and RD Management and is exclusively marketed and sold by Halstead Property Development Marketing. For available units and floor plans, please visit www.540W28.com.

Friday, June 01, 2012