YIMBY Scopes Views and Interiors of Summit, at 222 East 44th Street in Turtle Bay

Rendering of Summit (222 East 44th Street) - Binyan Studios

YIMBY recently visited the newly-completed 43-story residential building dubbed Summit, at 222 East 44th Street, in the Midtown neighborhood of Turtle Bay. The tower was designed by Handel Architects and developed by BLDG Management. Leasing and marketing for the 429 residences, which range from studios to three-bedroom units, is being led by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing. Andres Escobar, partner at Lemay + Escobar is behind the interiors.

“The most in-demand NYC views are of landmarks old and new, and the rivers. Summit features unparalleled perspectives of the Chrysler Building, United Nations, Empire State Building, and the East River,” said Matthew Villetto, executive vice president of Douglas Elliman Development Marketing. “The unique shape of the building’s footprint, angled façade, and extraordinary ceiling heights maximize the skyline and river views from every vantage point.”

The property features an expansive courtyard and main lobby area.

The motor courtyard next to the main lobby. Photo by Michael Young

Summit’s main lobby. Photo by Michael Young

The illuminated ceiling of the main lobby. Photo by Michael Young

Residents and visitors to the building walk past the perimeter landscaping and through the revolving doors, and are immediately greeted by a main lobby with high ceilings and clean finishes. A mailroom is located next to the elevators and sits adjacent to an outdoor sculpture titled “The Summit of Manhattan,” which was designed by Australian artist Todd Stuart.

The mailroom. Photo by Michael Young

“The Summit of Manhattan” sculpture by Australian artist Todd Stuart. Photo by Michael Young

YIMBY toured a model unit on the 33rd floor, designed by Ligne Roset. Like the rest of the units, the residence features floor-to-ceiling windows, Scavolini custom Italian cabinetry, quartz countertops, and Bosch appliances. This unit has a private outdoor terrace next to the kitchen.

The open kitchen next to the living room. Photo by Michael Young

A bedroom facing west. Photo by Michael Young

The view of the Chrysler Building and One Vanderbilt from the outdoor terrace. Photo by Michael Young

The 42nd floor features the Summit Residences, a collection of four unique units with 15-foot-high ceilings, custom Scavolini cabinetry finished with matte glass and marble countertops, appliances by Wolf and Gaggenau including a wine chiller and a wet bar, and a private terrace for a select number of homes. The 42nd floor also features the Sky Lounge, a large communal space for residents that comes with a private dining room, a wet bar, private wine lockers, a long terrace facing northeast with a barbecue grill, and a marble fireplace.

The lounge on the 42nd floor. Photo by Michael Young

The view of Midtown looking north. Photo by Michael Young

The view of Midtown looking east. Photo by Michael Young

The Turkish consulate at 821 Avenue under construction can be seen from the lounge terrace. Photo by Michael Young

The crown of the General Electric Building. Photo by Michael Young

The iconic Tudor City sign. Photo by Michael Young

Summit’s amenities include a tech lounge, a children’s playroom, conference rooms, a gaming lounge with billiards and foosball tables, a golf simulator, a theater, and an outdoor terrace with a sundeck, outdoor screening, a children’s playground, fireplace, and barbecue station.

The outdoor courtyard space. Photo by Michael Young

Fitness amenities, called the Arena, include a full indoor basketball court, a squash court, fitness center, personal training rooms, an 18-meter heated indoor lap pool, a spa and sauna, and locker rooms.

The fitness center with a glass wall that looks onto the basketball court. Photo by Michael Young

The basketball court. Photo by Michael Young

The indoor swimming pool. Photo by Michael Young

Each resident will also have 24-hour concierge service from LIVunLtd, with on-site valet parking and on-demand car rental service.

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3 Comments on "YIMBY Scopes Views and Interiors of Summit, at 222 East 44th Street in Turtle Bay"

  1. David in Bushwick | June 13, 2019 at 11:14 am | Reply

    Interesting shape. Bone-brained boring silver glass exterior. Is there no other option for new Manhattan towers?

  2. I think this is a rather handsome building. Of course the views of the General Electric Building, the Chrysler, and the Waldorf-Astoria from this tower are fabulous.

  3. Details on David : much desired

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