Three years after Karim Rashid’s wacky East Harlem rental broke ground, the development is nearly ready to welcome residents. Listings for eight of its 20 units appeared on StreetEasy yesterday, ranging from a $2,500/month studio to a $4,500/month one-bedroom. (The building is mostly made up of those smaller units, with exactly one two-bedroom coming onto the market at some point.)
The building was once known as HAP 5 (the developer is HAP Investments) but is now called by its proper address, 329 Pleasant Avenue. Though the exterior has become slightly more subdued from when the building was first announced—recall, if you will, the turquoise and purple balconies that pissed off the building’s East Harlem neighbors—true to Rashid’s aesthetic, the apartments will still be pretty out-there.
Each unit will come with its own private terrace, and the interiors will be ultra-contemporary—sleek kitchens, mod fixtures, you get the idea. The walls and floors, meanwhile, will be covered in patterns designed by Rashid himself. The building also has a common roof deck for residents.
According to the listings, occupancy is expected by April, and if a recent construction update is anything to go by, the developers seem to be right on track for that. Rashid, meanwhile, is keeping busy: He launched Kurv Architecture, an all-in-one design/architecture/investment firm, with architect Alex Loyer Hughes at the end of last year.