Friday, February 23, 2007

Inspired by the "Chateaus of France"?

Suite Sixteen

A building on 16th Street at whose appearance we have marveled more than once, and not in a good way, is now on the market. The "on sale" status was reported yesterday by Brownstoner. The photo above is one we shot of the unfinished building, but it was certainly finished enough to give an idea of what it looks like. The architect is the ubiquitous Karl Fischer, who is behind the stretch of Bayard Street that we dubbed Karl Fischer Row because it has so many building he designed. In any case, here's what the website for Suite Sixteen says:
Timeless and enduring. Karl Fischer Architects were inspired by the chateau’s of France with interior Design by Andres Escobar. Limestone façade and 18’ Oriel Bay windows provide seamless elegance. Italian Wenge kitchens with Calacatta marble, JennAire appliances, Master bath with marron marble, wet style sinks, polished porcelain walls. 2nd bath with soaking tub, artic white stone & sea salt glass 4” Maple flooring, solid core 8’ custom doors...
Reaction from one member of the community in an email:
Seems the "Suite Sixteen" Karl Fisher styled "beam me up Scotty" building on 16th St. is on-line and up for sale. We love the "chateau" reference. Pukey!
We've got a feeling this is one building in which it's nicer to be inside, looking out than outside, looking at it.


Anonymous J$ said...

it looks like an office building. it's not necessarily ugly, it just doesn't have a warm feeling to it and it certainly doesn't jive with the rest of the block. better than a fedders box!

12:27 PM  

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