Property / 160 Leroy
Ian Schrager reunites with Herzog & De Meuron to create another iconic building spanning a full city block in the West Village at 160 Leroy.
Despite its shape, 160 Leroy was designed from the inside out. The bespoke layouts of the 49 one-of-a-kind apartments are spacious and comfortable, maximizing the expansive views of the Freedom Tower, the Hudson River, North towards the George Washington Bridge and city views East. The layouts were designed for the modern lifestyle—open floor plans to accommodate both entertaining and family life, with just the right amount of privacy. “The only thing that mattered to me was to turn a residential apartment into a real home,” says Schrager, “I sought to capture the details of life in the details of the architecture.” The thoughtful layouts maximize light and views while taking into consideration a specific market of art collectors by offering an abundance of wall space for hanging art.
Situated in the West Village, the project reunites Schrager with Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron, whose previous collaborations in Manhattan include 40 Bond, a radical redesign of a traditional cast-iron building that was the architects’ first residential project in the United States, and 215 Chrystie, a groundbreaking hotel and residential project on the Bowery set to open in 2016. In the last decade, new developments designed by world-class architects have grown up in the handful of waterfront lots available in the West Village. Schrager identified the site of 160 Leroy as the last chance to create an important contemporary addition to this special neighborhood and possibly the last chance to own a home on the water in the West Village.