Solow Building Company
To call 685 First Avenue home is to inhabit a masterpiece. Its serene residences, with open layouts and timeless interiors bathed in light, redefine modern urban luxury.
Defined by perspective, the Penthouse main living area looks towards the city
Richard Meier & Partners has meticulously designed 148 one-to-four bedroom condominium residences that ascend from the 28th floor. Rooms are found in classic combination of white, pale gray and earth tones that are complemented by refined surfaces of wood, stone and glass. Living rooms and bedrooms are configured to maximize the outstanding views.
From within 685 First Avenue, the glass admits light while obscuring visibility from the outside. The overall aesthetic is simple, bright and pure, with an elevated level of detail and finishes. Corridors draw the eye to the floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Generous, airy layouts feature wide plank floors of white oak and solid core wood interior doors.
Each residence features sculptural Dornbracht fixtures
and a fully integrated package by Gaggenau.
Kitchens appointed in white marble and natural stone have Gaggenau appliances clad in custom-crafted Italian white lacquer. Ceilings rise more than nine feet, and soar up to 20 feet in select duplexes. Every residence features radiant wood floors.
Built-in Crestron home automation systems offers residents a full package of smart home capabilities. Touchscreens let residents customize and control lighting, motorized window shades, and climate. Residents will also have the ability to access controls through any iOS or Android device. Pre-wiring is also included to make it easy to add speakers and televisions for integrated audio/video control.
Master Baths feature Blue de Savoie stone floors
and Calacatta Lincoln marble walls
Master bedroom with floor-to-ceiling glass windows
Ceilings soar up to 20 feet in select duplex residences
All duplexes feature free-standing tubs, custom staircase with solid wood treads and sweeping views. Select duplex residences feature double height great room spaces, expansive terraces, and are serviced by private elevators.
The spaces have been carefully calibrated to accommodate and enhance real life.
685 First Avenue offers impressive views of the dynamic contours of the city that never sleeps. At sunrise, throughout the day and as the sun sets, the changing urban landscape provides a striking backdrop to daily life.