Friday, May 8, 2009

Inside: The Brompton, Convert 2 With 2 Baths, $5500

Top: kitchen, bath. Bottom: living and dining, bedroom

The Brompton has long been one of the most anticipated new condos in Manhattan. With Robert A.M. Stern (of The Chatham and 15 CPW fame) you knew it would be good, but, in fact, it has turned out great!

Part one of my look inside The Brompton features a recently closed convertible 2 bedroom apartment with 2 full baths on the Eighth floor with west exposure.

The interiors have lived up to every expectation and then some. This apartment is solid all around, the doors are thick and heavy wood, the cabinets in the kitchen are solid maple, every piece of hardware is thick and substantial. The nearly floor to ceiling windows have marble sills and employ soundproofing which makes Third Avenue seems as if it were miles away. The herringbone hardwood floors look great.

The kitchen, while compact, is a chef's dream. It has the best of appliances- a Sub Zero fridge tastefully camouflaged by maple panelling, a Viking stove and cook top, and a Miele dishwasher also hidden under the wood panelling. The use of the paneling creates the sense of more space and refined consistency. The is also a pantry built in to provide ample storage space.

The baths are gorgeous. The master is spacious and lined with marble and inlaid marble accents. A blank marble double sink stands between a 6' soaking tub on one end and a glass steam shower on the other. This is a bathroom that you would be reluctant to leave once you immersed yourself in such luxury. The second bath is also marble with a steam shower and more than adequate for your occasional guest, should you ever decide to share your spoils.

There is ample closet space throughout the apartment including 2 walk-ins in the master and several other thick doored closets, one with a stacked Meile washer and dryer.

All this could be yours for $5500./mo.. Sure, apartments similar in size in the area could be had in the $4000 range, but they would pale in comparison, if white glove luxury and only the very best of everything is what you desire. Did I mention that a membership to the adjacent Equinox for 2 is included in the rent? Oh, I could go on and on, because as you know, I love The Brompton!
To see this rental unit for yourself, call Andrew at 917-856-8112, or email at

1 comment:

  1. If I wait a few months will it be down to 4500, maybe 4000.