40 East End Avenue And Its Classically-Inspired Exterior Near Completion on the Upper East Side

40 East End hummingbird view, rendering by Binyan Studios

Work on the façade and interiors of 40 East End Avenue is nearing completion on the Upper East Side. The 100,000-square-foot, 29-unit residential building is located at the corner of East 81st Street and will feature two- to five-bedroom apartments, a maisonette, and a duplex penthouse with a private rooftop terrace. Pricing for the residences will range from $3 million to $25 million. Deborah Berke Partners designed the 210-foot, 20-story project in collaboration with Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects. Lightstone is the developer, while Corcoran Sunshine is responsible for sales and marketing.

“We thought a lot about what it means to live uptown today,” Deborah Berke said. “This building is richly textured and has a sense of mass, but it’s very human-scaled. I think neighbors will think the building belongs here, and that residents will feel a sense of belonging.”

New photographs show the simple yet stately exterior, which features a distinctive brick pattern.

Looking up the main southern façade. Photo by Michael Young

The southern corner of 40 East End Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

Looking east at 40 East End Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

The upper half of the western elevation. Photo by Michael Young

The setbacks form an appealing visual pattern when viewed from street level. Photo by Michael Young

The light reflecting off the glass panels. Photo by Michael Young

The grid of punched windows aligned between the columns of brick. Photo by Michael Young

The curtain wall is composed of large glass panels for the punched windows, as well as charcoal- and gray-colored bricks. This design was intended to evoke the historic pre-war architecture of the Upper East Side while also imparting a fresh, contemporary look to the structure. Cast-stone panels additionally add to the textural variety of the envelope. A curved driveway cuts through the base of the first floor, creating a covered porte-cochere.

A variety of linework and textures really bring out the exterior curtain wall and highlight the depth and quality of the craftsmanship. Photo by Michael Young

A secondary entrance will be located on the eastern elevation of the first level, under a cantilevering metal and glass canopy.

The future sidewalk entrance underneath the canopy. Photo by Michael Young

40 East End Avenue, rendering by Binyan Studios

40 East End Avenue is anticipated to be completed this summer.

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6 Comments on "40 East End Avenue And Its Classically-Inspired Exterior Near Completion on the Upper East Side"

  1. Nice . Quality looks excellent and in keeping with the designers intention it looks to fit in perfectly with its surrounding neighbors!

  2. I think this will always be seen as the poor man’s 20 East End Avenue. Not as gracious. Much less detailing. Cheaper materials. However, the prices they’re asking don’t appear to reflect as much of a discount as you may have expected.

  3. Ronnie Sanchez | June 21, 2019 at 11:58 am | Reply

    I like how it’s not totally covered in glass!! Excellent job team!

  4. Not bad. Not bad at all. It will age gracefully.

  5. I must say that 40 East End Avenue is beautiful design, but because it demolished our supermarket and a nice restaurant we now live in a food desert. I miss dashing out and quickly buying a quart of milk, etc. The restaurant really filled a niche.

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