Introducing The Kent, the Art Deco inspired design by award-winning architects Beyer Blinder Belle and interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud is crafted with oversized windows, gracious floor plans and the finest finishes. The double-height entrance is located on tree-lined 95th Street, with Central Park to the west and the riverfront to the east. The coveted location is surrounded by modern day conveniences, including a three-story Whole Foods Market, the 92nd Street Y, Asphalt Green, and many of New York’s best private and public schools.
“The modern reinterpretation of historic influences is an integral part of our practice. The Kent’s façade incorporates traditional materials of brick, limestone and metal, interwoven with contemporary details that are rich in materiality. The grand scale of the windows is a key element in the design; we focused on maximizing views and light and designing gracious and intelligent living spaces.” — Richard Metsky, Faia Beyer Blinder Belle
Renowned architectural firm Beyer Blinder Belle is known for designing contemporary buildings that blend seamlessly into the rich history of their contextual surroundings. They are the architects behind many historic restoration projects throughout New York City, including the Empire State Building and City Hall. Extell has collaborated with Beyer Blinder Belle on their master renovation of The Carlton House Hotel into luxury private homes and a new development in West Soho, 70 Charlton Street.
Beyer Blinder Belle has designed the architecture of The Kent to be reminiscent of New York City’s Art Deco Movement of the 1920s. The façade of the building is constructed of classic brick and limestone, accented by metalwork paneling, and oversized windows, culminating with a series of steel and glass lanterns crowning the building.
The interiors of the three-to-five bedroom homes have been meticulously appointed and offer the signature Extell choice allowing owners to personalize their residence including flooring and kitchen finishes. Graciously proportioned, these homes are filled with natural light with oversized corner windows and elevated ten to fifteen foot ceilings. Distinctive finishing details include custom millwork and hardware and a choice of Ebonized or Brushed Oak flooring throughout.
“Our experience in understanding the sophisticated lifestyles all around the world allows us to create bespoke elegant designs. we approached this project by embracing the refined magnificence and unparalleled elegance that defines the upper east side. the design is inspired by the richness, eclecticism, and boldness of the art deco style, refined with modern aestheticism.” — Alexandra Champalimaud | Interior Design
The Extell Choice provides owners the rare opportunity to choose from a range of fine finish selections. Two elegant color palettes, Ivory and Onyx, incorporate custom kitchen cabinetry with metal mesh accented upper glass doors, integrated Miele appliances, Sub-Zero wine storage (in most residences), and premium Dornbracht fittings.
Finally, the Kent’s convenient location provides easy vehicular access to the FDR and local airports for family holidays, business trips and weekend getaways. An influx of residents looking to live in this coveted enclave of the Upper East Side has drawn new sought-after neighborhood amenities like a Whole Foods Market – and soon, the new Second Avenue Subway.