Located in SoHo’s Cast Iron Historic District, 42 Crosby Street is a 50,000 square foot condominium designed by world-renowned architect Annabelle Selldorf of Selldorf Architects. Known for culturally relevant and architecturally refined projects such as the Neue Galerie in New York City and the Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts, Annabelle’s meticulous attention to detail is evident throughout her work and 42 Crosby Street is no exception. The LuxPad takes a closer look…
The design of 42 Crosby Street offers a contemporary interpretation of the SoHo neighbourhood’s cast iron architecture, articulating traditional characteristics such as uniform composition and prefabricated construction in a highly modern tone.
Exterior materials including stainless steel, brushed aluminium, metal mesh and exterior shades are layered to echo the depth and texture of the surrounding historic cast iron façades. The subtly reflective materials respond to ambient light, varying in tone and shade in coordination with temporal and seasonal shifts. The design of the façade creates living spaces with higher ceilings, generous open space and exceptionally large windows and sliding doors which open onto private Juliet balconies.
An innovative and energy-efficient component of the design is 42 Crosby’s state-of-the-art window shading system. Mitigating solar gain and significantly reducing heating and cooling costs, shades are mounted on the exterior of the building and automatically raise and lower in response to exterior temperature and lighting conditions.
The condominium consists of nine 3-bedroom residences and a penthouse and holds a rare city amenity: a porte cochére which enables residents to enter the lobby from a private entrance away from the street. Ideal for residents who value their privacy, it also features a 10-space underground parking garage serviced by a vehicle elevator.
The interior is adorned with Nordic ash, Italian marble, stainless steel and poured terrazzo which are of the highest quality and create a visually quiet and soft palette. The units include kitchen appliances designed by Gaggenau, Boffi countertops, islands and cabinetry as well as LG washers and dryers.
A key design element is the integration of landscape. 42 Crosby houses a courtyard with a fully mature Norway Maple tree, the porte cochére contains a green wall and the building lobby will contain site-specific terrarium gardens and sculptures by renowned artist Paula Hayes.