Rising from the centre of four Manhattan neighbourhoods—NoMad, Flatiron, Gramercy, and Kips Bay—VU offers a fresh perspective in a supremely convenient setting. Perched on the 33rd and 34th floors are VU’s prized penthouses that boast spacious open layouts featuring private terraces, ceiling heights of 11′, and unobstructed views inside and out. From the sweeping views to the sun-dappled roof terrace, sunrise and sunset are never to be missed. At VU, it feels as if every hour is a golden hour when you bask in the natural light of dramatic, open views.
VU’s signature palette of clean oyster white and warm bronze gold is echoed on the exterior entryway. The lobby interiors evoke a sense of ease and warmth that makes you feel at home the moment you step inside. The beauty of VU’s lobby resides in the subtle refinements carefully designed by Paris Forino.
Designed with entertaining in mind, the penthouse kitchens are perfect for gatherings large and small. Filled with light from every direction and wide open to views of the city below, the penthouse kitchens always deliver a dramatic backdrop. Clean and contemporary layouts are finished in a palette of natural materials and include a breakfast nook, oversized central island, and Miele appliances throughout including a full-height wine refrigerator.
Kitchens at VU imbue a feeling of comfort and convenience—appointed in a sophisticated and light palette of natural materials such as marble, bleached oak, and white lacquer, outfitted with Miele appliances, they are a chef’s dream.
Spacious master bathrooms feel like a tranquil spa getaway with walls clad in oversized soft white marble tiles and an intricate mosaic floor pattern comprising three different marbles. Dual sinks are complemented by Grace, Paris Forino’s custom line of Waterworks faucets, in polished chrome.
The secondary bathrooms showcase Grigio Pearl marble floor tiles and crisp white wall tiles. Custom vanities feature Grace, Paris Forino’s custom line of Waterworks faucets, in white enamel and polished chrome. The shower and bath include the respective custom-design Waterworks fixtures. A marble slab vanity is the trophy piece of the powder rooms at VU. Rich walnut wood panels clad the walls while a Paris Forino custom-designed vanity mirror gives the room a modern touch.
Throughout all of Forino’s interiors, no matter the scale of the project, there’s one commonality in her body of work: understated elegance. Tradition meets modernity. Function and context dovetail with composed but approachable features that create exquisite spaces with polish and sophistication. Interior designer Paris Forino collaborated with Waterworks to create Grace, a limited line of custom enamel and polished chrome fixtures and accessories, produced exclusively for the residences at VU. Paris Forino, one of New York’s most in-demand designers and tastemakers, has created a seamless transition between VU’s interiors and the city outside.
For residents, the lounge is an extension of your home, a place to gather, work, party, or play. With ample space and a variety of seating arrangements, the lounge can be easily converted to fit any occasion. The screening room is the perfect place to cosy up and relax while you binge on your favourite show, watch the game, or have a movie marathon with your friends and family.
VU’s fitness centre is carefully planned to accommodate a wide variety of workout regimens and optimized for performance at every level. Unlike at most gyms in the city, natural light plays its part, closing the circuit on a holistic and healthy workout experience.
Residents are also able to recharge in VU’s Quiet Energy Studio. Whether it is through guided breath work, meditation, yoga, or using the studio’s custom ballet barre to take a barre class, you can drop in to reset and refresh any time of day. Vast, open views of Manhattan, the East River, and beyond can be enjoyed from the 36th-floor roof terrace. Whether it’s sunrise yoga or a sunset Negroni, this space was designed to inspire and delight.
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