Luxury condos going up throughout the city, the latest trend is subtelty. Large spaces with quiet, subtle luxury is being seen in the newer condo projects.
Designers are creating kitchens that conceal major appliances. Flaunting appliances such as the Sub-Zero, the Viking, the Wolf are out. Today many buyers are looking for kitchens to be more sleek and concealed they don't want to see appliances anymore.
Many of the new condos are featuring kitchens that look like a built -in-piece of furniture; dishwashers are covered, refrigerators are covered.
Instead of traditional ovens, many condos have flat, sleek oven tops. Sleek (and often smaller) appliances with brand names like Fisher & Paykel, Liebherr, Gaggenau, Miele and Bosch are starting to replace the commercial style appliances like Viking and Wolf.
The right appliances or combination of appliances has become the new status symbol. Granite and marble is out, stainless steel is out, quartz resin and glass are in.
Out are kitchens that are un usable without counter space. Appliances are getting smaller, kitchens are not.
Environmentally friendly materials are being used such as teak-faced cabnitetry and lava stone countertops. Green is the new wave in design. Granite and marble was the standard for kitchens and baths a few years ago.
The trend is lots of glass, mosaics, ceramics and porcelains. At Loft 25, an industrial conversion at 420 West 25th Street in Chelsea the 79 units feature custom Schiffini glass kitchens. Everything is glass, the countertops, the cabinet doors are glass, the refrigerators are built-in and hidden behind glass panels.
Larger sexy bathrooms are a trend. At loft 25 Master baths are 150 square feet with generous showers and no bathtubs just enormous showers with multiple rain shower heads, that don't have doors. Spa-like bathrooms. Some buyers need a tub but many do not. Some of the new bathrooms are very large that have separate compartments for the toilet, double vanities or extra large deep single sinks and large oversized showers.
Available units at Loft 25 from $800,000 - $2,650,000
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