“Starchitect” Richard Meier “maximized minimalism” when he brought 165 Charles St. to the West Village. Unlike its two neighbors he created, Meier designed this building from top to bottom, inside and out.
Residences at 165 Charles are pristine and gallery-like, with 11-foot ceilings, museum-style walls that float a quarter-inch above African Wenge wood floors, gorgeous glass walls and a large, open and lofty floor plan. Open kitchens feature white matte lacquer cabinetry, Gaggenau convection ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerators, and Dornbracht sinks. Baths have extra-deep soaking tubs by Zuma along with Dornbracht water closets. Units also feature Crestron home automation systems as well as humidification control. Aside from the Penthouse and second floor, the building houses two-bedroom apartments with only two per floor. On the second floor, there are four one-bedroom apartments, each with a double-height living/dining room. There are also a few studios as well, which is a pleasant surprise. Amenities include a 24-hour concierge, fitness center, 50-foot infinity-edge lap pool, a professional screening room, private storage, and a private wine cellar for residents.