The Big OH: Touring Tribeca’s priciest new rentals

(Image Credit : Scott Frances)
(Image Credit : Scott Frances)

Set at the north end of Tribeca’s historic district, 11-stories of stacked glass squares now dominate the corner of Washington and Watts streets.

The building, at 456 Washington Street, which was designed by BKSK Architects and finished construction earlier this year, holds some of the most expensive new rental apartments in Tribeca. Leasing kicked off in April, and now less than 10 of 106 units remain. We toured one of them with Christopher Schmidt, Related’s VP of rentals for the latest edition of our Big Open House series.

Head up in one of the building’s glossy, modern elevators and disembark at the sixth floor. At the end of the carpeted corridor is a three-bedroom unit asking $18,395 per month.

Not unit 6A - but representative of finishes (Image Credit : Scott Frances)
Not unit 6A – but representative of finishes (Image Credit : Scott Frances)

The entry foyer leads directly into a large, open-plan living, kitchen and dining area. The unit is staged, courtesy of Related’s internal designers, and holds a large, round dining table that is crowned by a oversized, starburst light fixture.

(Image Credit : Liz Lucking)
(Image Credit : Liz Lucking)

The long white kitchen island offers extra seating and counter space, while the kitchen is fitted with a Wolf-brand range oven and walnut cabinetry. The sizable and comfy-looking lounge area is set right in front of the almost-floor-to-ceiling windows, offering stunning views of New Jersey and the Hudson River.

The building’s close proximity to the Westside Highway is also an unexpected boon. From the sixth floor you almost hover over the street – meaning that you can’t even see highway until you get up close and personal with those big, double paned windows (and you definitely can’t hear it either).

Back through the kitchen is the hallway leading to the apartment’s bedrooms.

The large master bedroom comes with the same stellar views as the living area, plus roomy his and her’s closets and a spacious master bath with an oversized soaking tub. As is the case throughout the rest of the apartment, the nickel fixtures and fittings in the bathroom are solid and attractive. 

(Image Credit : Scott Frances)
(Image Credit : Scott Frances)

Across from the master suite is the second bedroom, which is like a miniature version of the former – walk-in-closet and bathroom included. It’s set up as a very adorable baby’s room in pastel pinks. And, just like the master bedroom, it features lavish textured Phillip Jeffries wallpaper.

(Image Credit : Scott Frances)
(Image Credit : Scott Frances)

The third and final bedroom has been turned into a brooding-but-modern study. These two rooms look out onto the building’s internal courtyard, yet light still floods in thanks to a lack of skyscrapers on the block.

(Image Credit : Scott Frances)
(Image Credit : Scott Frances)

When you’re dropping this kind of money monthly, naturally you get some freebies. Of course, there are likely-suspect amenities — think courtyard, resident lounge, Equinox curated gym, children’s room (complete with a Mercedes mini car) plus the huge rooftop which comes with a serious BBQ, very serious views, and a surprising and pleasant amount of flowers and foliage.

(Image Credit : Scott Frances)
(Image Credit : Scott Frances)

But the winner is the move-in package. Residents at 456 will arrive at their apartment and find it stocked with necessities and friendly conveniences to make their move-in process as comfortable as possible, including:

  • A hand-written personalized note from the building manager, which is placed on their kitchen counter alongside a live orchid plant
  • In the hallway closet: an umbrella and slippers
  • In the fridge: still and sparkling water
  • In the guest bathroom: hand soap, hand towels, toilet paper and a delightfully smelling Jo Malone diffuser, which makes all the units smell like a luxury hotel.

Unsurprisingly, due to its proximity to Wall Street, the building is bringing in finance types. Rich, rich, finance types, and I’m ever so jealous of their homes.

Not unit 6A - but representative of finishes (Image Credit : Scott Frances)
Not unit 6A – but representative of finishes (Image Credit : Scott Frances)
(Image Credit : Scott Frances)
(Image Credit : Scott Frances)
(Image Credit : Scott Frances)
(Image Credit : Scott Frances)
(Image Credit : Scott Frances)
(Image Credit : Scott Frances)

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