Everything old is new again at Steven Harris–designed 107 East 79th
Sales launched today at 109 East 79, the newest luxury condominium developed by New York–based Legion Investment Group and designed by AD100 firm Steven Harris Architects.
The 20-story building, which houses 31 two- to five-bedroom residences, is a modern tribute to the neighborhood’s prewar architecture, with subtle nods to Art Deco, Bauhaus, and midcentury-modern aesthetics.
The spacious layouts similarly pay tribute to early-20th-century architectural icons Rosario Candela, Emery Roth, and J.E.R. Carpenter, says Harris—with many units offering step-down living rooms and voluminous 20-foot-ceilings. Like Candela’s, Carpenter’s, and Roth’s work, “the design began with the apartment,” Harris said in a statement.
Among the bespoke amenities are a Wright Fit–designed double-height fitness center and a private garden with a water wall designed by sculptor Mig Perkins.
Pricing begins at $5.5 million for a two-bedroom residence to $35 million for a full-floor penthouse with private roof terrace, according to Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, which is the exclusive marketing and sales agent. Occupancy is expected for summer 2022.
You can’t check into Mandarin Oriental’s new Beverly Hills property
After branding condominiums in Boston, London, Macau, and Taipei, Mandarin Oriental has announced its first residential property on the West Coast at 9200 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles.
Taking up a full city block, the 54-unit Mandarin Oriental Residences, Beverly Hills, is the first new condo in Beverly Hills in a decade. It’s also the luxury hotel chain’s first stand-alone residential concept in the United States.
Shvo founder Michael Shvo originally bought the long-empty lot at 9200 Wilshire three years ago for $130 million.
“Having been a frequent guest at Mandarin Oriental properties globally, I appreciate and value their services, amenities, and high attention to detail they bring to the guest experience,” said Shvo, whose company is also developing Mandarin Oriental Residences in New York at 685 Fifth Avenue.
Residents will have access to a gym and rooftop pool, in-home dining from Daniel Boulud, and a courtyard designed by Swiss landscape designer Enzo Enea. (Boulud will also open his first West Coast restaurant on the ground floor, designed by Marc Ange.)
Some of the units will come furnished by interior design firm 1508 London; others can be designed to taste. A selection of hotel accessories—including Frette sheets, Georg Jensen silver, and Mandarin Oriental toothbrushes and bathrobes—are available for those seeking the full five-star experience.