40 Mercer is a modern, 13-story tower in SoHo developed by hotelier Andre Balaz and designed by Pritzker Prize-winning French architect Jean Nouvel. 40 Mercer is noted for its cutting-edge use of glass walls, as Nouvel used 7’ x 12’ sheets of glass – the largest ever used in a residential project.
40 Mercer enjoys the perfect SoHo location, occupying the entire north block on Grand Street between Mercer and Broadway. The building has a five-story base and an eight-story tower, all housed in glass-curtain walls with accent panes in red and blue. Residences feature 11-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, sliding-wall bookcases, solid wide wood flooring and huge retractable panes of glass that slide vertically, transforming the entire space into a terrace. Kitchens include custom Molteni&C cabinetry, stainless-steel counters, Gaggenau ovens, Miele dishwashers, and Sub-Zero glass-front refrigerators. Bathrooms include Calacatta marble floors, deep soaking tubs, Lefroy Brooks faucets, and Starphire glass countertops. Amenities include a 24-hour doorman and concierge, valet parking and an on-site garage, private landscaped garden, private storage, continental breakfast delivery, fitness center, 50-foot lap pool, steam room, sauna, private bar, lounge and a rooftop terrace.