It's increasingly common to work remotely nowadays, and co-working spaces like WeWork springing up across the city, but wouldn't it be nicer not to have to leave your building at all? Condo developers are looking to capitalize on the telecommuting craze (and stand out in the crowd of new high-end developments) by including common work space as an amenity in their buildings, allowing buyers to swap the distractions of home for the functionality of an office while sparing them the misery of the subway.
Here are five apartments in buildings around Manhattan that include distinct areas for camping out with a laptop. Fair warning: they'll cost you a pretty penny:
460 West 42nd Street, #58K, Midtown West: This two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath condo is in the amenity-packed Mima development, where all residences start at the 51st floor, pretty much guaranteeing great views. This corner unit comes with an open-plan kitchen a washer and dryer, and a system that lets you control the lights, TV, and sound system remotely. In addition to a 24-hour doorman and live-in super, residents have access to perks like a fitness center, pool, and a Mac computer bar to make telecommuting easy.
Asking price: $3.57 million. Common charges: $1,933 a month
Open house: Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st, 12-3 p.m.
15 Broad St., #2622, Financial District: A condo studio in a Philippe Starck-designed building with a sleek, ultra-modern open kitchen, a foyer, a gallery, and high ceilings. In addition to a business center, the building has a gym, a pool, a basketball court, a yoga room, a movie screening room, a bowling alley, and a landscaped terrace.
Asking price: $939,000. Common charges: $590
Open house: Saturday, September 30th, 9:30-11 a.m., and Sunday, October 1st, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
330 East 38th St., #36AQ, Murray Hill: Two units were combined to create this three-bedroom, three-bath condo, with unusual marble flooring in the foyer, a large eat-in kitchen, curved windows, two balconies, and a laundry room. Plus, the building offers loads of amenities, including a gym, a spa, a pool, and a business center.
Asking price: $3,319,992. Common charges: $1,550
Open house: Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
230 West 56th St., 50E, Midtown West: This two-bedroom, two-bath condo is a corner unit on the 50th floor, meaning plentiful natural light and some far-reaching views. Highlights of the space also include custom cabinetry, a wine fridge, a luxe bathroom with double sinks and marble tile, and wall-mounted iPads for controlling the apartment's sound system, lighting, TV, and security camera. Among the building's amenities is a business center with a conference room, so no need to head out to take meetings.
Asking price: $3.395 million. Common charges: $1,616
Open house: Sunday, October 1st, 1-3 p.m.
30 Park Pl., #48B, Tribeca: This two-bedroom, two-bath condo features a large open living and dining room in a corner position, floor-to-ceiling windows, a windowed bathroom with double sinks and a soaking tub, and two walk-in closets in the master bedroom. The apartment is in the Four Seasons Downtown, and as such, has access to all the hotel's amenities, which include a parking garage, a pool, and meeting rooms. Residents also have access to a private lounge where they can work and take a break on one of several loggias.
Asking price: $4.52 million. Common charges: $1,340
Open house: Sunday, October 1st, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
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