Design overload ahead — 1655 Madison Avenue in East Harlem is getting a flashy mixed-use building.
Located between East 110th and East 111th streets, the eight-story project will have 19 apartments, with commercial space on the ground floor, according to the plan exam application filed October 16th.
The developer is HAP Investments, which tapped heavyweight industrial designer and interior architect Karim Rashid to create a “diamond signature building.” Rashid’s previous works include the Garbo garbage can, the Oh Chair for Umbra and manhole covers for Con Edison.
The architect of record is TPG Architecture. Amenities will include a virtual doorman, common roof with landscaped garden, private storage for every unit, laundry room and bicycle room, according to the developer’s site. The official website for the building, written in Hebrew, is here.
The 50-foot wide development site sold for $2.2 million in May, according to public records. The lot came with Department of Buildings-approved plans for a 24,375-square-foot residential building, according to the Massey Knakal listing.
Have some floorplans and renderings below, from the HAP Investments site. Catch those spritzes of neon!