New Renderings Revealed For The Arabella at 4720 Third Avenue in Belmont, The Bronx 

The Arabella at 4720 Third Avenue. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects.

New renderings have been revealed for The Arabella, a nine-story residential building under construction at 4720 Third Avenue in the Belmont section of The Bronx. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Vertical Community Development and Sioni Group, the topped-out structure will yield 165 market rate and affordable units as well as two-stories of retail space and a collection of amenities throughout. Interiors of the project were designed by Marin Architects and thoughtfully curated throughout. Structural Engineers is the structural engineer, REAL New York is handling leasing and marketing, and OmniBuild Construction is the general contractor for the project, which occupies a large trapezoidal plot bound by East 189th Street to the north, East 188th Street to the south, Washington Avenue to the east, and Third Avenue to the west.

The main rendering depicts The Arabella clad in a mix of glass and metal paneling with an earth-toned color palette. Expansive glass walls enclose the corners of the podium and are surrounded by a checkerboard pattern of square tiling and dark columns. Glass railings line the top of the podium, followed by an orthodox grid of windows for the residential levels. This upper portion rises with an irregular shaped massing with a noticeably sharp prow at the confluence of Third Avenue and East 189th Street. The elevators, staircases, and mechanical equipment are housed in an external core clad in brown paneling that matches the color of the trim work dividing the windows.

Outdoor terrace space will have lounge seating, cabanas, landscaping, and outdoor games including shuffleboard and ping pong.

An outdoor terrace.

The below renderings depict the interior amenity spaces such as the fitness center that opens onto an outdoor terrace, and an indoor residential lounge with access to a separate terrace.

The fitness center.

The indoor lounge.

Interiors of the units can be seen below.

An open kitchen layout.

A bedroom.

A bedroom.

A bathroom.

The site is located one block away from the Fordham University campus and the Metro-North station with access to Grand Central Terminal. The nearest subways are the B and D trains at the Fordham Road station to the west along the Grand Concourse. Nearby attractions include the Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo.

The Arabella’s anticipated completion date is slated for the second quarter of 2024. The first model apartments will be ready to view this fall, while the number of affordable units has yet to be publicly disclosed by the developers. More info can be found on their website at

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13 Comments on "New Renderings Revealed For The Arabella at 4720 Third Avenue in Belmont, The Bronx "

  1. Should be 3 times taller. What a goofy looking building.

  2. The design looks way too overstyled and the base and tower sections contrast very harshly. Hopefully, this is not how this building will look like in reality.

  3. David in Bushwick | September 17, 2023 at 11:03 am | Reply

    Seriously ugly.

  4. This would be fine if the whole structure fit the curve of the street

  5. Too many ideas in one place—develop a theme and execute!

  6. David : Sent From Heaven. | September 18, 2023 at 2:59 am | Reply

    The new place of residence which is supportive by its interior, pro-choice from developers to public offering. Looking into a building stands on shape, no matter what works do this now: Thanks to Michael Young.

  7. Unless you ride Metro North, a bus up Fordham Road to the D train will be the Manhattan commute.

    • In all seriousness – unless you have a disability nobody should take a bus up to the Grand Concourse from there. That would be plain lazy. It’s a short walk up the hill

  8. Hello
    I am looking for a 3 bedroom apartment My husband work and I receive SSI and I have section 8

  9. Hi im interested in a one bedroom apartment with parking (if available) at 4720 Third Ave, Bronx, when construction is completed.
    Thank you.

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