When someone visits Manhattan, they are probably not expecting lush landscapes or greenery. Locals, however, will argue that there is much hidden beauty to be discovered among the streets of the concrete jungle. From Central Park to secret gardens, the green of New York City will continually surprise you. For residents of the homes for sale at 70 Charlton, their own oasis awaits with the lush and vibrant courtyard that grows within. These West SoHo homes are a particularly alluring addition to the neighborhood, but there are many other local hot spots where gardens bring the flavor of nature to the urban landscape.
The homes at 70 Charlton are located at the intersection of Manhattan’s most beautiful neighborhoods, where striking architecture and nature abound, and the river runs right next door. The area teems with the best chefs, wellness practitioners, and designers, who will ensure that SoHo offers you a summer staycation to rival the most luxurious international destinations—with your 70 Charlton apartment as your home base and harbor.
Many New Yorkers count the Hudson as a comforting, familiar sight, a backdrop that they’ve viewed from any number of vantage points around the city. There’s one perspective, however, that only a lucky few have experienced: from the water itself. Even if you’ve traversed it by ferry or some other motorized vessel, we venture to say there’s no more intimate way to experience the water than by kayak.
Though he grew up in a small town, Charlie Palmer has been a dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker from the moment he opened his first restaurant, the Michelin-starred Aureole, in 1988. The James Beard award-winning chef, boutique hotelier, and author has recently made a move to one of the luxury residences at 70 Charlton, and a quick look at some of the nearby world-class eateries proves why one of the world’s most renowned chefs would enjoy letting someone else do the cooking now and then. By choosing to make his new home in one of the West SoHo homes for sale at 70 Charlton, Palmer has put down roots in one of New York City’s true foodie meccas—just the latest step in a culinary journey that has radically reshaped American food from coast to coast.
When Metropolis featured a piece called “Room for the 21st Century” for their 35th-anniversary issue, they interviewed the field’s leading architects and designers to find out what they thought the city would look and feel like as we move further into the new millennium. It’s no surprise that they interviewed Andrew Kotchen of Workshop APD, the studio responsible for 70 Charlton’s interior design and landscaping. After all, Workshop APD has an ultramodern vision of cities that has often culminated in ingenious “pockets” of the natural world within their structures, as exemplified by the interior park at the 70 Charlton condos in SoHo. This green space takes the concept of the urban garden to new levels of elegance, in total harmony with the building that surrounds it.