Former PS51 Elementary School Converted to Boutique Condominium in Hell’s Kitchen

Gotham Organization, a New York City-based real estate development firm, is pleased to announce its newest residential project — Inkwell — a schoolhouse-to-condominium conversion located in the heart of Manhattan’s bustling Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. The 5-story, pre-war brick building is the first New York City condominium project designed by AvroKO.

“Inkwell offers buyers uniquely designed residences, situated in one of the most interesting neighborhoods in the city,” said David L. Picket, president of Gotham Organization. “With the completion of our recent project, Gotham West, we have a clear understanding of the neighborhood and marketplace and expect Inkwell to set the standard for high-design and an unparalleled living experience.”

Housed in the former PS51 elementary school, the Inkwell condominium re-contextualizes the turn-of-the-century architecture by taking inspiration from the building’s history and injecting it with luxurious modern touches.  The 18 apartments feature custom door frames and transoms complete with brass knobs and full-height library ladders on rails that operate along slides to reach the 13-foot ceiling height. Blackboards are present in the kitchen and powder room and AvroKO-designed custom lighting and furniture are found throughout, including the residents’ mailboxes in the lobby, a custom caged light-fixture in the gym, entry closets in each apartment with extra storage compartments, and bespoke light fixtures in the kitchens and bathrooms.

Inkwell consists of 16 two-bedroom residences ranging in size from approximately 1,200 to 1,400 square feet with prices anticipated to start at $1.78 million. There are also two three-bedroom residences offering approximately 1,900 square feet. The three-bedroom residences include private gardens, and are expected to start at $2.75 million. The project is slated for completion in the fall of 2016.

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