Exterior work is continuing on Charlotte of The Upper West Side, a nine-story condominium building at 470 Columbus Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by BKSK Architects and developed by The Roe Corporation, the structure is engineered to meet eco-friendly standards set by the German-based Passive House Institute, which is known to reduce energy consumption for heating and cooling by up to 90 percent. Alyssa Kapito Interiors and BKSK both designed the interiors, Compass is handling sales and marketing of the seven full-floor condominiums, and Hudson Meridian Construction Group is the general contractor for the project, which is located between West 82nd and 83rd Streets, just north of the American Museum of Natural History.
At the time of our last update in September, work appeared to be nearing completion on the façade. However, since then the main eastern elevation has been covered with an assembly of scaffolding and construction netting, obscuring from view its rich red-colored brickwork and Italian-made terra cotta fins.
The scaffolding will likely be removed in the coming months, once again revealing the architectural blend of 19th and 20th century masonry styles that drew inspiration from the surrounding Upper West Side neighborhood and Central Park West Historic District.
Below are interior renderings from Charlotte of The Upper West Side’s main website that give us a detailed glimpse at the simple and timeless design of all the spaces.