Work on the façade and interiors of 40 East End Avenue is nearing completion on the Upper East Side. The 100,000-square-foot, 29-unit residential building is located at the corner of East 81st Street and will feature two- to five-bedroom apartments, a maisonette, and a duplex penthouse with a private rooftop terrace. Pricing for the residences will range from $3 million to $25 million. Deborah Berke Partners designed the 210-foot, 20-story project in collaboration with Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects. Lightstone is the developer, while Corcoran Sunshine is responsible for sales and marketing.
“We thought a lot about what it means to live uptown today,” Deborah Berke said. “This building is richly textured and has a sense of mass, but it’s very human-scaled. I think neighbors will think the building belongs here, and that residents will feel a sense of belonging.”
New photographs show the simple yet stately exterior, which features a distinctive brick pattern.
The curtain wall is composed of large glass panels for the punched windows, as well as charcoal- and gray-colored bricks. This design was intended to evoke the historic pre-war architecture of the Upper East Side while also imparting a fresh, contemporary look to the structure. Cast-stone panels additionally add to the textural variety of the envelope. A curved driveway cuts through the base of the first floor, creating a covered porte-cochere.
A secondary entrance will be located on the eastern elevation of the first level, under a cantilevering metal and glass canopy.
40 East End Avenue is anticipated to be completed this summer.