At the nexus of NYC’s East and West Sides, and the Uptown and Downtown cool, the architecture found in New York’s NoMad neighborhood represents an eclectic mix of classical and modern, bound by an undercurrent of timeless grace. Standing confidently at its center is 277 Fifth Avenue, boldly staking a claim for what 21st-century NYC architecture ought to be, and defining a new urban elegance.
The successful assemblage of this design all begins with the vision of renowned architect Rafael Viñoly and his dedication to the lucidity of proportionality. By locating the building’s columns at the perimeter of the building, Viñoly frees the layout from structural elements that could impede both layouts and views. This strategic move also allows for increased freedom for interior wall placement, and, in turn, more surfaces on which to display art, a key design consideration of Viñoly.
The only variation to this design strategy are the four double-height, open-air loggias found staggered along a spiral toward the building’s top. These “notches” into the building facade appear along a line that flows around and upward upon the vertical axis creating an effect that makes the building appear to grow taller. It’s a nuanced feature to a structure that projects both strength and forceful upward movement.
To complement 277 Fifth Avenue’s façade, Jeffrey Beers International designed the relaxed interiors to bring warmth and an additional layer of refinement to the Viñoly’s bold structure. Using natural materials, such as white oak floors and kitchen cabinets, Italian marble counters, and custom-designed walnut vanities, Beers’s aesthetic builds upon Viñoly’s design ethos. In Beers’s own words, he “brings out the best of the architecture and makes the interiors a softer version of the building’s simplicity and elegance.”
Panorama residences incorporate floor-to-ceiling corner windows, maximizing views throughout living and bedroom spaces. Meanwhile, the penthouses take full advantage of the height at the top of this world with 13+-foot ceilings, expansive living spaces, and full floor-to-ceiling windows in master baths. And then there are the loggia units, which offer enclosed open-air entertaining spaces. As the building bridges styles and vignettes across the city, the residences themselves reference elements from other parts of the building. Featuring intimate nooks and soaring ceilings combined which provide an open palette for those who seek a truly extraordinary living experience.