Vandewater in Morningside Heights Blends the City’s Iconic Architectural History with Contemporary Luxury

  |  April 29, 2021

New York City’s architectural landscape is peppered with classic buildings that are sure to make any history-lover stop and swoon. If you’re the kind of person who can’t get enough of iconic landmarks like the Chrysler Building or Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, you’re going to love Vandewater in Morningside Heights.

This brand new 33-story luxury residential condominium was intentionally designed to harken back to New York’s golden age. Inside and out, the building thoughtfully synthesizes Morningside Heights’ diverse cultural and architectural influences to create a space that feels enduringly classic yet contemporary all at once.

“The inspiration behind Vandewater came from Morningside Heights and our desire for this building to be both contextual and modern,” says Adam Rolston Partner, Managing & Creative Director of celebrated firm INC Architecture & Design, which designed both the exterior and interiors of Vandewater. “We pulled ideas from the Gothic Revival architecture of Riverside Church and the Neoclassical buildings on Columbia’s campus. Vandewater’s design represents a contemporary interpretation of classic New York City architecture and adds a new iconic structure to the city skyline,” he says.

Situated at one of Manhattan’s geographic high points, the building’s classically inspired facade  certainly strikes an impressive pose. And the design of the residences inside, which range from studios to four-bedrooms, offer a seamless transition to a world of modern, artful luxury that highlights vintage-inspired design.

All the residences feature oversize swing casement windows to let in abundant light, and stained European white oak hardwood flooring throughout.

The kitchens highlight custom oak cabinetry, white quartzite countertops, and antiqued granite on the island. Primary bathrooms feature honed Windsor Cream marble walls and floors.

The upper floors of Vandewater as well as private terraces offer panoramic views of Manhattan, Central Park, and the Hudson River.

Vandewater boasts 24,000 square feet of programmed indoor and outdoor space, including private gardens inspired by the work of Central Park’s visionary, Frederick Law Olmstead, designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, the renowned firm behind Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Sales for the residences at Vandewater are currently underway for immediate occupancy. If you’re interested in touring the residences, email or call (212) 486-3956. 

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