In the heart of one of New York’s most sought after neighborhoods comes a 38-unit condo comprised of one-to four-bedroom homes ranging in price from approximately $1.7 million to over $12 million designed by Lenny Kravitz’s namesake firm Kravitz Design. Knit into the contextual fabric of NoLita, with its richly textured façade and artful interiors, 75 Kenmare embodies the casual sophistication and celebrated lifestyle of downtown Manhattan.
NoLita is a neighborhood consumed with taste and creativity, full of trendy restaurants and shops and apartments inhabited by avid trend-setters, designers, artists and singers. For those who prefer a comfortable relaxed elegance, 75 Kenmare becomes the ideal location for, as Kravitz explains, “People full of life and energy, and of eclectic temperament. People who feel young regardless of age.”
Andre Kikoski, renowned architect and winner of the AIA Institute Honor Award for his work at the Guggenheim Museum, is the executive architect and is leading exterior design of the project.
Kikoski’s exterior, comprised of oversize precast concrete panels punctuated by elegantly proportioned wide windows, and presents a strong personality that both blends in and stands out in an historic neighborhood of predominantly brick buildings. The façade’s unique metal window framing and textured vertical panels make it an instant candidate to become one of NoLita’s iconic buildings. And the same happens in the interior, in which Kravitz Design conceived of the interiors as a luxe and layered living space that resulted in a harmonic blend of eccentric downtown vibes and uptown elegance.
“Music and design are very similar,” says Lenny Kravitz. “You’re making something out of nothing, building on layers. In the end, you have something that makes you feel differently than before you experienced the space. This should feel natural and comfortable, and be a home that is your refuge, where you build a life and create memories.”
For Kravitz, this project is close to home, where just a block away, on Broome Street, the New Yorker moved into his first loft back in 1988. “Nolita has a style, rhythm and culture all its own, and we’re creating an environment that feels contemporary and refined, but also warm and inviting,” says the rock musician and master designer.
The building represents a celebration of classical elements used in innovative ways. Rich materials, including vibrant natural stones, textured metals and rich oak are juxtaposed carefully throughout the building. Kitchens feature custom, matte-white lacquer cabinetry. Bathrooms offer a multisensory experience with walls and floors dressed in Titanium Travertine and French Vanilla marble and Graff satin nickel fixtures. Amenities include a 24-hour concierge, automated parking garage, fully equipped gym, rooftop terrace and private meditation garden.