532 West 20th Street Wraps Up Construction Ahead of Spring Launch in Chelsea, Manhattan

532 West 20th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Construction is wrapping up on 532 West 20th Street, an 11-story residential project in Chelsea. Designed and developed by Joe McMillan’s DDG, which purchased the site for $24.25 million in 2014, the 27,019-square-foot building will yield nine full-floor apartments averaging 3,000 square feet apiece, with sales handled by the Shemesh Team at Douglas Elliman. The one-story Anton Kern Gallery formerly occupied the parcel, which is located between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues.

532 West 20th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The main northern façade goes directly up to the sidewalk and is nearly complete. It is made up of architecturally finished concrete and includes bronze and anodized metal accents, alongside integrated plantings and hand-laid bricks from Denmark’s Petersen Tegl. The design features an orthodox grid of recessed windows and culminates in a sloped roof clad in earth-toned horizontal panels that resemble shingles. While not seen, the back southern elevation is reported to have private outdoor terraces.

Only the ground floor is left to be finished and unveiled from behind the green sidewalk scaffolding, construction barriers, and metal fences. Also on the ground floor will be a private parking garage with direct access to each home.

532 West 20th Street. Photo by Michael Young

532 West 20th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Standing directly to the east of 532 West 20th Street is The Warehouse at 520 West 20th Street, designed by Morris Adjmi Architects.

The Warehouse by Morris Adjmi Architects. Photo by Michael Young

Residences will come with gas fireplaces, wood-clad windows designed for high acoustic and energy ratings, 7.5-inch-wide custom oak flooring from the Admont region in Austria, solid wood doors, and zoned Daikin climate control. Kitchens feature oak veneer and lacquered cabinetry custom designed by Molteni, honed marble countertops from the Drama mountains of northern Greece, Sub-Zero wine refrigerators, Miele appliance packages, and stainless steel under-mount sinks. Amenities include a 24/7 attended attendant in both the lobby and garage, bicycle storage, and private storage rooms.

YIMBY also has an exclusive rendering of the main façade below, showing 532 West 20th Street at dusk. It looks like the Petersen Tegl bricks will surround the front entrance and garage door, which sit below a canopy with built-in spotlights shining down on the brick wall.

532 West 20th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The full-floor apartments will start on the third story and go all the way up to the 11th floor. The penthouse is expected to boast an expansive pair of private terraces and a rooftop with its own fireplace, a gas grill, and irrigated planters for landscaping.

532 West 20th Street is expected to be completed later this spring.

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6 Comments on "532 West 20th Street Wraps Up Construction Ahead of Spring Launch in Chelsea, Manhattan"

  1. David in Bushwick | April 19, 2021 at 8:03 am | Reply

    This is the perfect project to prove we don’t need to keep destroying our historic city. This brick building may not be anything exceptional, but it does provide historical context within an industrial neighborhood. By restoring and adapting it for a new use, the street maintains its identity while providing new development for an expanding city. Well done!

    • David
      I couldn’t agree with you more. More brick and cement
      no more glass boxes which are out of context, cheap, and disgusting that destroy our city and it’s historic neighborhoods

    • It’s a brilliant trend and hopefully is a beacon to other American cities that have destroyed too much of their own history.

  2. Lorraine givens | April 19, 2021 at 12:56 pm | Reply

    Yes yes i like it

  3. I very nice I need 3 bed room g

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