New Luxury Residential Tower Tops Out in Kips Bay

Written By Kristina Kennedy-Aguero | August 30, 2019 | Published in Urban Design, Neighborhood News
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A new 20-story luxury residential tower has just topped out in Midtown. Developed by the Forkosh Development Group, Hillrose28 stands at 181 East 28th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues. The impressive ground-up construction rises up on the northwest corner of 3rd Avenue, which some consider to be in the Kips Bay area, and what others think of as the historic Rose Hill neighborhood of Manhattan. Work on the project, which began in the winter of last year, has recently been completed, and homes will be going on the market this fall.

The building was designed by the architects C3D Architecture and features an Indiana Limestone facade. All of Hillrose28’s 43 apartments are unique and thoughtfully designed, and over half of them will include extensive outdoor space. Apartments will feature oversized windows designed to fill the rooms with light and showcase sweeping city and river views. There are not many details on pricing for these apartments yet, but this information will likely be released in the near future.

The interiors, designed by the award-winning design company Lemay + Escobar, are sure to be spectacularly luxurious and original. The Colombian-born designer Andres Escobar took his inspiration for this project from NYC's pre-war apartments. This prolific interior designer, who now lives in Montreal, is currently involved in over 30 major projects throughout the city. These include the 175-room Westin Hotel at Lighthouse Point on Staten Island, The Nevins, a 21-story development with 73 luxury apartments in Boerum Hill, and the 94 one and two-bedroom luxury condos off The Vantage in Murray Hill.

Another project by Escobar is the ultra-luxurious Aliz Hotel in Times Square, which features a speakeasy-style lobby, lounge with marble and rich leather, and European couture-style rooms. And yet another is Charlie West, a high-end 131-unit development in Hell’s Kitchen which features oak flooring, marble and porcelain tile bespoke finishes, lovely common areas, a modern fireplace in the library, landscaped inner courtyard, and rooftop terraces. Escobar has achieved notoriety with his eye for detail and for his ability to preserve the essence of the neighborhood in his modern, convenient, and luxurious interiors.

The building is set on a quiet treelined street and offers the convenience of easy access to public transportation with the number 4 and 6 trains stopping at the nearby 28th Street station. Additionally, the proximity to Madison Square Park offers residents the option to enjoy this unique green space, the various events that take place there, and the fine dining options in the surrounding area. For more information on apartments that are currently available in this highly coveted area, visit Elegran’s sales page or rentals page.


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