image006New York, N.Y.  Toll Brothers City Living, the urban development division of Toll Brothers, Inc., the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes, is launching sales for 55 West 17th Street – a boutique-style, luxury condominium in the heart of Chelsea designed by the renowned firm Morris Adjmi Architects. The sales gallery is located at 15 West 18th Street on the eighth floor.

Located on West 17th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, the 19-story building offers 53 residences ranging from one- to four-bedrooms. Upper floor residences present beautiful Manhattan views, and an expansive duplex penthouse with a private terrace and outdoor swimming pool graces the entirety of the building’s top floors.

“55 West 17th Street is in a prime Chelsea location, where residents can enjoy access to the vibrant neighborhood’s many dining, cultural and shopping destinations,” said David Von Spreckelsen, the New York Division President of Toll Brothers City Living. “We carefully considered every aspect of the living spaces at 55 West 17th Street to create comfortable homes with modern finishes, classical detailing, and a great array of lifestyle services and amenities.”

In a modern interpretation of the cast-iron metalwork of the Ladies Mile Historic District, the façade of 55 West 17th Street is crafted of handmade Danish brick; the cornice, window frames, and entrance details are fashioned of bronze architectural metal.  The lobby floor showcases a delicate, geometric floral design, which is a scaled translation of the pattern surrounding the grand staircase at Paris’s Opera house, Palais Garnier.

“We are thrilled to partner with Toll Brothers in building a residence that is designed sensitively within the historic context of this dynamic neighborhood,” said architect Morris Adjmi. “55 West 17th Street pays homage to the Beaux-Arts-inspired design of the area with its layering of traditional materials such as lacquered walls and Venetian plaster next to more modern materials such as concrete, metal and a variety of textured surfaces throughout the building’s common spaces.”