I recently visited the sales gallery for the Shephard, a new luxury condominium located at 275 West 10th Street, between Washington Street and Greenwich Street, in the West Village. The 12-story historic warehouse building was originally constructed in 1896 for industrial use and converted to rental units in the 1970s. The Naftali Group is in the process of renovating the building, re-engineering the mechanical systems, and transforming the rental units into 38 upscale residences. Stribling Marketing Associates is handling the marketing and sales.
The building is being modernized but great attention has been paid to ensure that it maintains its historic West Village feel. It is undergoing a complete façade restoration and will have new Landmark-approved, super-insulated, UV-protected windows.
The kitchens have been custom designed by Gachot Studio and will feature solid mahogany cabinetry made by hand in Italy, Statuary white marble countertops mixed with durable honed black granite work surfaces, and custom Valli and Valli hardware with brass and satin nickel accents. All appliances will be Miele.
The master bathrooms will have custom white marble mosaic fan tile flooring. Bianco Dolomiti marble slab accents, mahogany vanities and medicine cabinets, custom millwork and cabinetry, and radiant-heated floors and fixtures by Lefroy Brooks. I love the simple and elegant look of all the interiors!
A new lobby has been created by incorporating a neighboring historic carriage house. The lobby will provide access to a landscaped garden and beautiful wood-paneled library.
The 2 bedroom/2.5 bath residences started at $4,950,000 for 1,744 square feet, but they have all sold. Available residences start at $6,950,000 for a 4 bedroom/4.5 bath unit of 2,932 square feet and range up to $29,500,000 for the largest 5 bedroom/5.5 bath penthouse of 5,985 square feet with a 1,536 square foot private terrace.
I visit new developments every week, but based on the classic design aesthetic and charming West Village location, the Shephard is leading in my favorite new condominiums.