421 West 22nd Street
Through the development of exciting new housing models, Blesso Properties has proved to be at the forefront of creativity in real estate by developing a more optimal way of living in urban environments. Much like the Adapt NYC project, 421 W22nd is a design incubator where we have tested a variety of innovative solutions to engineer a more optimal methods for living in smaller spaces.
Located on a historic tree-lined block in Chelsea, Blesso Properties purchased this elegant five-story brick townhouse in 2006 in an off-market transaction with the foresight of the High Line Park and West Chelsea’s rise to prominence in mind. The property was held as an income-producing investment until its renovation, LEED Certification and condo conversion were achieved in 2014. We redesigned the first two floors of the building into one large duplex, recapturing significant square footage that was previously used for circulation, while using the rest of the building to re-define the concept of studio living by questioning the preconceived notion that smaller units mean sacrifices or compromises.
Blesso Properties customized each of the studio units with a program of craft finishes, efficiency and convertibility. Features include murphy beds, a dining table for five that folds into the wall, stackable chairs designed to fit in an adjacent closet, rolling library ladders to access copious built-in storage and individual washer/dryers in every unit. The result is that the smaller square footage makes it possible for Blesso Properties to offer a higher-quality product with thoughtful designs.