40 Bond really is a piece of art! Hotelier and Studio 54 owner Ian Schrager and partner Abby Rosen engaged the 2001 Pritzker Prize winner, Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, to design this unique avant-garde building. Herzog & de Meuron far exceeded expectations through reinterpreting the traditional low-rise commercial loft buildings of SoHo by substituting dark-green glass for cast-iron, making the facade of 40 Bond one of the most interesting in all of NYC.
Another notable element is the graffiti-inspired cast-aluminum “gate” at street level that runs the length of the building. Interiors at 40 Bond are very sleek, boasting 11-foot ceilings and top-of-the-line everything. Kitchens have Italian cabinets finished in smoked oak and high gloss lacquer by Varenna, Glacier White Corian countertops, Miele cooktops, ovens, and dishwashers, and Sub-Zero refrigerators. In addition to 27 loft-style apartments, this building has five, three-story townhouse units with 22-foot-high living rooms and front yards behind the “gate” along with private gardens at the rear of the building. Three of the townhouses are 25-feet wide and two are 17-feet wide, and all have wood-burning fireplaces. Apartments at 40 Bond Street have 24/7 access to all neighboring Gramercy Park Hotel services including pet walking, room service, turn-down service, housekeeping service, valet parking, and fresh flower service. 40 Bond is definitely among the best Manhattan Luxury Properties on the market.