The Metal Shutter Houses

524 W 19TH ST

Shigeru Ban

Building Description

Overlooking Chelsea Piers and the Hudson River are the Metal Shutter Houses, one of Chelsea's most futuristic condominiums. Surrounded by a mix of classical and modern architecture, much of it either historic or incredibly innovative, the Metal Shutter Houses are at the center of Manhattan's artistic culture. A piece of art in its own right, the Metal Shutter Houses at 524 West 19th Street blend seamlessly with their surroundings to create a defining landmark in West Chelsea. With only ten residences, the Metal Shutter Houses are inviting indeed, with each condo for sale occupying its own floor of the building. Open floor plans, high ceilings, and oversized windows come together to create some of Manhattan's most spacious interiors, complemented by contemporary interior design. Uniquely-shaped components coated in luxurious white lacquer define each space, tied together by the use of solid white oak flooring. Bathrooms at the Metal Shutter Houes contain recessed lighting and blurred glass for a cool spa feel, while angular glass pops out in each living room. The views from 524 West 19th Street are worth the price alone, looking out onto the Hudson River and Midtown Manhattan's sprawling and world-famous skyline. A small condominium, the Metal Shutter Houses' amenities are shaped by their surroundings. In contrast to the recent trend of virtual doorman systems that use facial recognition for entry, the Metal Shutter Houses, even with their futuristic vision, still have a 24-hour doorman, providing a sense of security even in this great area of Manhattan. The world-class galleries, restaurants, and shops, as well as living in Chelsea with its ever-changing nature, are perhaps the main reason why the Metal Shutter Houses are already so well-known, and for good reason.

Building Amenities

  • concierge
  • doorman
  • rooftop deck
  • storage room
Shigeru Ban


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Nearby Transportation

8th Street & Astor Place (9 min walk)

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23rd Street & 8th Avenue (10 min walk)

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28th Street & 7th Avenue (15 min walk)

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Stretching from 14th Street to 34th Street west of Sixth Avenue, Chelsea is the epicenter of the Manhattan arts scene, home to over 200 galleries. The Chelsea Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places, where early 19th century residential and industrial architecture...


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