Loft Tour: Green Living on the Hudson
Battery Park City is fast becoming the green-residence mecca of New York, thanks to a slew of new eco-friendly developments, including The Visionaire. The building is scheduled for U.S. Green Building Council’s Platinum LEED Certification, the nations highest – making it not only the greenest luxury building in not only NYC, but the country. We had the chance to take a look at their model apartment, designed by Cheryl Eisen of the Interior Marketing Group with furniture by the Duval Group, and featuring artwork by Bettina Werner “The Salt Queen.”
“We share a message that living green does not mean you have to sacrifice high-end design and livability,” said Russell Albanese, president of The Albanese Organization. “At The Visionaire, our homes offer high-end finishes and the latest in sustainable technologies.”
The Visionaire is the third green Battery Park City development from The Albanese Organization and architect Rafael Pelli of Pelli Clark Pelli Architects. The sustainable interiors at The Visionaire include kitchens that showcase river-washed absolute granite countertops, art glass backsplashes and rift-cut oak wood flooring. Master baths feature rich limestone floors and countertops, glass mosaic tiled walls, Waterworks deep soaking tubs with limestone decks and separate glass-enclosed showers for a personal spa-like sanctuary. Amenities include two rooftop gardens; fitness center and spa; an indoor pool and Jacuzzi; a screening lounge with fireplace and dining area; and a children’
s playroom with a 12-foot salt water reef aquarium.
Photography by Linden Hass