Upper East Side Condos: Development-O-Rama!
The Laurel Condominium
255 East 74th Street
Miraval Living Condo
Doctor's Housing on 72nd + First Ave.
If it is high rise condo luxury that you are looking for, the Upper East Side is beginning to fill the void with a number of upscale offerings. The Brompton is looking great and nearly topped off- love the brick! Both The Lucida and 255 East 74th Street impressed me with the extra thickness of the concrete floors. The Laurel Condominium has very attractive Indiana Limestone base, and is rising so quickly, and so high! If it's glass you are looking for 300 East 79th or The doctor's housing on 72nd and 1st Ave. will fit the bill (although I guess you have to be a doctor with Cornell to qualify for 72nd Street). And finally at Miraval Living, looks like 3/4's of the outside work is done, and I'm told the elegant lobby will finally be finished at the end of the month.
As a whole they are a great looking bunch of condos, but mind you, Luxury and opulence on the UES does not come cheap, $1500 per square foot is the approximate median price, and you can go way above that on a high floor.
Stay tuned for individual condo reviews and an update on The Lucida vs. The Brompton series.