Construction Begins on Nexus' 165 Chrystie Street; See Early Renderings of Interiors

Construction Begins on Nexus' 165 Chrystie Street; See Early Renderings of Interiors

The residential development sweeping the Bowery clean is now overflowing onto Chrystie Street. With several high-end developments in the pipeline, the latest to begin construction is Nexus Development’s condominium venture at 165 Chrystie Street, between Delancey and Rivington streets. Approved permits filed in 2014 show the project will contain 9 full-floor units, with the ground and first levels dedicated to a duplex.

Replacing a nondescript building that held a kitchen supplier on its ground floor, the new structure will be designed by Eran Chen's prominent ODA Architecture, whose notable designs included 15 Union Square West and 303 East 44th Street. A previously released rendering showcases a simply-massed building with a robust fenestration system, comprising of expansive interlocking rectangular frames, along Chrystie Street, and an aggressively textured brick facade along its lot-line wall. That north-facing elevation is peppered with windows, hinting that Nexus acquired air rights from its beer distributing neighbors at 167 Chrystie.

Newly released sketches from Nexus provide an early look at the interiors which will be embellished with raw materials and dark-colored millwork. Per the description, the homes will provide loft-like spaces with floors in polished concrete, 10-foot-high ceilings and custom kitchens outfitted with top-of-the-line appliances and wine storage. Amenities will include a doorman, private storage space and a common roof terrace.

Despite Chrystie Street’s grittiness and its abundance of commercial uses, developers may be turning to the stretch since its entire eastern side is occupied by the lush Sara D. Roosevelt Park (stay tuned for the multi-million renovation once the upscaling of the area is in full swing). The most notable project transforming the area is the Herzog & de Meuron-designed condo/hotel tower at 215 Chrystie Street, with their one-bedrooms currently going for $4 million and above. Other condominium developments surrounding the park include 173 Chrystie Street, 204 Forsyth Street and the controversial condo conversion of Rivington House at 45 Rivington Street