DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE
AN UPPER WEST SIDE TRIFECTA
Starchitect-designed luxury residential development Waterline Square in NYC reveals striking interiors.
When GID Development Group set out to create an iconic collection of luxury residential buildings on the waterfront of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, they knew they needed a unique team of designers.
“We wanted three buildings that would each have their own distinct personalities, yet work together to create an exceptional moment on the New York City skyline,” said James Linsley, President of GID Development Group. “In addition to being world-renowned, all three of the highly-regarded architecture firms we selected – Rafael Viñoly Architects, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Richard Meier & Partners Architects – are based in New York City. This was an important factor because we wanted experts who understood the true fabric of the city and neighborhood in which these buildings would live.”
The result is an eye-catching trio of intricate, glassy façades along the Hudson River waterfront, a residential development known as Waterline Square. Complementing the architecture by Meier, Viñoly and Kohn Pedersen Fox, the interiors have been designed by another highly regarded triad: Champalimaud Design, Yabu Pushelberg and Groves & Co.
Now, for the first time, Waterline Square is unveiling a look inside its finished condominiums, with a show-stopping collection of model residences designed by West Chin Architects & Interior Designers, Santopietro Interiors and Minotti. What better way to bring these residences to life than tapping three stellar interior designers to curate a collection of gorgeous homes?
Designed to play off Waterline Square’s sloping architecture and sweeping waterfront views, each home has been thoughtfully furnished to create a space that is modern, fresh and highly livable. Think: custom wall coverings, geometric chandeliers, modern lines and mixed metals.
“The buildings at the Waterline Square development each had unique character,” said West Chin, Principal of West Chin Architects & Interior Designers. “In our design of the interiors, we wanted to realize the units in a similarly individualistic way.”
For Chin, that meant selecting furnishings from the collection of West Chin’s showroom, West | Out East. Notable furnishings include a Stickbulb Big Bang floor lamp, Living Divani Mini Jelly lounge chair, Living Divani Metrocubo coffee table, Prandina Biluna floor lamp, Porro Modern dresser and Juniper Thin S table lamps.
“Modern design is our specialty, but we pride ourselves in making sure that each project reflects each client’s or space’s personality in combination with a comfortable, approachable, and warm cohesiveness,” added Chin.
One of the most compelling aspects is that we see three designers’ takes on the interior spaces. For their residences, the team at Santropietro Interiors selected notable pieces such as Donghia dining chairs, Designers Guild wallpaper, lighting by Arteriors and Kelly Wearstler, as well as several pieces from RH. The result is a fresh but warm interior experience.
Minotti and DDC mixed signature pieces from Minotti’s own collection, such as the Minotti Cesar table and Minotti Calder console, with standout pieces like Alivar Samoa chairs to create a cohesive design moment that feels more like an actual home than staged interiors.