Construction is progressing on The Elisa, an 11-story residential building at 251 West 14th Street in Chelsea. Designed by Isay Weinfeld Architects, the structure will yield 25 condominium units in one- to three-bedroom layouts with sales and marketing led by Bianca D’Alessio, Christian Haag, and Mia Calabrese of Nest Seekers and SERHANT. Prices range from $1.45 million to $5 million, while the four-bedroom penthouse price tag has yet to be announced. Pizzarotti is the general contractor for the property, which is located between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, near the intersection of the West Village and the Meatpacking District.
Recent photos show the gradual progress since our last update in June 2021, when the cantilevering steel superstructure had recently topped out. Since then, the first windows have been installed on the eighth floor. Elsewhere, sections of metal stud framing have been built out to support the brick and stone envelope, and temporary walls lined with insulation are closing off the interiors from the elements.
The new rendering in the main photo shows some changes to the design. The lower levels of the building will now be clad in a brown terrazzo-like stone, replacing the previous iteration’s white finish. The upper cantilevering floors have a slightly different irregular window grid and a warmer-hued brick envelope, and the railings surrounding the landscaped terraces are now shown to be made of black metal instead of glass.
Homes will come with ceilings spans over 9.5 feet in height, oak flooring, open-concept living spaces, and Boffi-designed kitchens with Miele appliances, an eat-in Pietra Serena stone island/peninsula, stainless steel countertops and backsplashes, custom oak cabinets and cupboards with opaque varnished doors, and a Sub-Zero wine cooler. Bathrooms are designed with bespoke Vanilla Ice marble walls and floors, brushed stainless steel fixtures, and thermostatic rain showers by Fantini. Other appointments include custom Boffi-designed closets and in-unit Whirlpool washer and dryers. A select number of condominiums have a private terrace.
Residential amenities include full-time door attendants, a fitness club with an outdoor landscaped patio, a bike room, a shared laundry room, storage for purchase, and a rooftop garden with an outdoor kitchen and views over the neighborhood and the Hudson River. The closest subways to the property are the A, C, and E trains at the 14th Street station just at the corner of Eighth Avenue.
YIMBY predicts construction to fully wrap up sometime by the middle of next year.