Construction is finishing up on 378 West End Avenue, an 18-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by COOKFOX and developed by Alchemy Properties, the project involved the restoration of a 1915 Palazzo-style building and construction of a new tower directly to the east. The development will yield 58 units in one- to six-bedroom layouts and a collection of penthouses, with sales and marketing led by Alchemy Properties and Compass. Leeding Builders Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located along West 78th Street between West End Avenue and Broadway.
At the time of our last update a year ago, façade installation was still progressing behind various sections of scaffolding and black netting. This has all since been dismantled along with the construction elevator, revealing the look of the restored historic structure and the new edifice, which features a cubic massing and façade of red and white brick. Only a small amount of fencing and colorful sidewalk scaffolding remains around the property, but should be taken down soon. Belden Tristate Building Materials supplied the hand laid bricks for the project.
The best vantage point to view both 378 West End Avenue and the wonderfully detailed ornamentation of the neighboring West End Collegiate Church is looking north from the intersection of West 77th Street and West End Avenue, as shown below.
Below are photographs of the development from West End Avenue and West 78th Street, focusing on the intricate pattern in the dark metal railings for the numerous Juliet balconies and the original brick and stone façade of the historic structure.
The following renderings showcase the finished look of the structure, highlighting the penthouse residences on the upper levels, as well as the interiors and amenity spaces, which will span 11,000 square feet. The building will feature a lobby with four elevators that will serve 90 percent of the units with direct access; a private parking garage with spaces available for purchase; antimicrobial copper door hardware and advanced air purification and water filtration systems; a fitness center furnished with Technogym equipment and Black Iron Strength Anti-Microbial copper finishes; a 75-foot-long saltwater pool with a sauna; an Anderson International squash court; a half basketball court; a sports simulator; a yoga and barre studio; a club room with a screening lounge; a billiards table and separate catering kitchen; a reading room; an outdoor garden terrace; a music room and recording studio; a children’s playroom; and storage cages.