By Daniel J. Bollinger

Head downtown to 265 East Houston Street where you will find a boutique development made up of a total of seven floor-through condos. They are all two bedrooms with two bathrooms except for the penthouse which has three bedrooms. The location on the Lower East Side is great. Only a few blocks from the F/M subway lines, the location is in the heart of everything downtown. Alphabet City is across the street, and not too far away are the East Village, Nolita, Greenwich Village, and Tribeca. The Lower East Side has a plethora of nightlife, music venues, boutique shops, restaurants, and is one of the coolest neighborhoods of Manhattan.

The elevator opens to each residence and has an outstanding design feature. The back wall is windowed, so it shows all the mechanical parts of the elevator. This industrial design aesthetic is prevalent throughout the development and matches well with the Lower East Side location. Open layouts grace the interiors with kitchen/dining/living room on the East Houston Street side.The custom Italian Carrara marble kitchens are very nice with the gourmet kitchens boasting an all Miele appliance package with a microwave convection oven. They are warm toned with a neutral color palette and recessed lighting. With integrated cabinetry and Watermark and Kohler fixtures, this is a fantastic kitchen.

With almost floor to ceiling windows, plenty of light flows through the units, and you can view everything that is going on outside. Another cool design detail is that the windows are double paned, insulated, and made of steel casing, so there is a great deal of sound buffering making your apartment quiet and tranquil. The units are smart wired with Savant systems so you can control your heating/cooling systems with the touch of your smartphone. The bathrooms in these residences showcase luxury and the industrial design feel. The luxury features are: all bathrooms have radiant floor heating and marble wainscoting, and the master baths have marble encased tubs. The secondary baths have a great open wet room design with subway tiled walls, and all bathrooms have spectacular custom designed stainless steel mirrored medicine cabinets. The penthouse has the same layout with the addition of a second-floor bedroom and wrap-around terrace. All units have some very nice built out closets.

For a boutique building there is a very nice common roof deck that is ample for all tenants and also provides excellent views of the Lower East Side. This is a boutique condo offering refined design details including Italian Carrara marble galore, spacious floor plans, and a modern neutral color palette all combining for a minimalist style with contemporary luxury.

For more information on 265 East Houston, visit 265ehouston.com.

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