Ceruzzi Properties and SMI have partnered with Champalimaud Design to deliver a suite of amenity spaces within The Centrale, one of the latest condominium towers to debut in Manhattan’s East Side. Located at 138 East 50th Street, the 71-story building is designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli and SLCE and contains 124 condominiums that entered the market in May 2019.
“We approached the design of The Centrale with the idea of creating something that would serve as a luxurious respite amid the hustle and bustle of the outside world,” said Alexandra Champalimaud, founder of Champalimaud. “The ethereal quality of the public spaces is achieved through the color palette—light, bright, and an overall subdued elegance—as well as the bespoke large-scale art, large hanging light fixtures, and natural materials.”
At the base of the building, residents and visitors are greeted by an extensive porte-cochère that spans an entire block, from 50th Street to 49th Street. Within, a double-height lobby incorporates floor-to-ceiling windows, a curated palette of gentle earth tones, and round-the-clock doorman and concierge service.
Although Ceruzzi did not give a formal sales update, YIMBY has word that the Sponsor filed to declare the plan effective just ahead of Labor Day, with closings anticipated to commence later this year.
A lounge area known as the Club Room also includes double-height ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, plus the addition of a large fireplace. Other amenities include a conference room and a private dining area with an associated catering kitchen.
Outdoor amenity areas include the pet-friendly Garden Terrace, an additional Club Terrace for those without furry companions, and a fitness center operated by The Wright Fit. Wellness amenities also include a 75-foot-long lap pool and an in-house spa.
Douglas Elliman is exclusively handling sales and marketing for The Centrale. Occupancy is expected by autumn 2019.