Exterior work is nearing completion on Graydon Chelsea, a 16-story residential building at 128 West 23rd Street in Chelsea. Designed by Kutnicki Bernstein Architects and developed by Valyrian Capital and Pan Brothers, the 40,230-square-foot structure will yield 30 units, averaging 1,200 square feet apiece. The property is located between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.
Recent photos show the progress that has occurred at the site since our last visit in October, when scaffolding still covered much of the main elevation as the envelope’s installation took shape. Now, the entire exterior above the first two levels stands completed, with workers busily enclosing the podium floors.
The sidewalk scaffolding should be removed once the lower section of the façade is complete. The rest of the building’s symmetrical massing features an envelope with warm-colored panels between an orderly grid of large square industrial style-style windows. These design touches help 128 West 23rd Street blend well within the surrounding neighborhood.
Each floor houses either one or two homes, with layouts ranging between one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences. Over 40 percent of the units will offer outdoor space, according to the project’s main website. YIMBY previously reported that there will also be 3,598 square feet of ground-floor retail space with double-height ceilings, as depicted in the main rendering. The 1 train is found to the west on Seventh Avenue, while the F, M, and PATH trains are a short walk away at the 23rd Street station along Sixth Avenue.
Graydon Chelsea looks like it should open in the coming months.