The Big OH: A look inside 443 Greenwich

Last week LLNYC got a sneak peek at the oh-so-nearly-completed 443 Greenwich Street for the latest edition of our Big Open House series.

The red brick, bluestone and iron building was designed by Charles Haight and built in two sections, which can be identified by their distinct styles of windows. The arched windows were part of his original 1882 structure, but, by 1884, Haight was embracing the modern and fitted rectangular windows into the newer section of the building.

Today, thanks to its landmark designation, the windows remain the same, from the shutters to the color of the paint. But inside the building could not be more different; 53 condo units (and some top-notch amenities) now call 443 Greenwich Street home.

We got a look at unit 2A, the building’s four-bedroom model unit. A comparable spread, like 3A, is asking $14.4 million.

Each and every apartment enjoys two exposures, and has direct, key-locked elevator access — no doubt keeping the building’s nine elevators very busy.

The massive Carolina Yellow Pine beams that span the living area are original, and other wood, which was found during the conversion, is being repurposed in the lobby of the building, as well as in bathrooms throughout, and on the roof deck.

Underfoot are wide plank white-oak floors, and the walls and high ceilings are positively primed for large artwork.

The kitchens are fitted with custom cabinets, pot fillers, wine fridges and huge stainless steel hoods. Plus the model unit has wallpaper-envy aplenty — think rabbits, fish and airplanes.

Prices of available units in the building right now range from $2.9 million up to the $55 million penthouse (only two of eight penthouses remain). The largest unit in the building, the $54 million Penthouse H, recently sold, though we’re not privy the identity of the buyer.

The lobby, although still under construction, looks set to impress. Original wood will span the ceiling and through huge paned-glass windows you’ll be able to see the central garden, which will contain scores of indigenous plants.

Underground you’ll find the parking garage, which can be entered directly through the imposing wrought-iron gates on Vestry Street. The space has 15 parking spots, ranging in price from $750,000 – $1.5 million. All have sold.

The subterranean garage will be joined by a 75-foot lap pool, a children’s playroom, a fitness center, and a climate controlled wine cellar.