Four centuries after discovering New York City, Dutch pioneers have transformed Manhattan again with the new vanguard development Huys (pronounced “house”) at 404 Park Avenue South.
Spearheaded by an innovated team assembled by the esteemed Dutch developers Kroonenberg Groep, which built its reputation on unique detail and impeccable quality, the designer Piet Boon and landscape designer Piet Oudolf have created a contemporary living space drenched in light in the heart of New York’s electric NoMad neighborhood.
Drawing on the rich heritage of luxury and elegance in the Netherlands, the refined application of light distinguishes the Huys from other developments. The geography and topography of the Netherlands enable it to receive unique exposure to the Sun, which has inspired Dutch artists for centuries from Old Masters like Rembrandt to contemporary creators like Boon and Oudolf.
The team behind the development has established its reputation with a medley of projects, including some of the most prestigious real estate developments worldwide. At the Huys, they have demonstrated a particular flair for synthesizing the best of Dutch innovation with Manhattan’s vitality. Boon, in his vision, strove to “find a balance between the stimulating public life of the city and the serenity and comfort of the private home.”
The Huys Penthouses are the coveted treasures of the development. The six, limited edition, luxury spaces capture the essence of refined Manhattan living. Each penthouse features 8-inch-wide oak plank floors, paneled interior doors by Piet Boon for Bod’or, loft-style ceilings with original architectural beams and electronically controlled solar shades with concealed window shade pockets.
Kitchens include Bulthaup Alpine white lacquer cabinetry with fully-integrated Miele appliances with a full height wine refrigerator. The bathroom suites in the penthouse living spaces feature spacious walk-in closets and gracious five-fixture master bathrooms with lush and expansive bathrooms, including Chambolle stone slab flooring and wall tiles with signature Poco Veccio finish, heated floors by NuHeat, and a six-foot Kaldewei deep soaking tub.
Penthouse A features an open-plan design with the living, kitchen and dining spaces together in a regal 42’+ long room. The space boasts exposures south over 28th Street and east over Park Avenue South, including two private loggias. The 3 BR, 3.5 BA space is 2,983 Sq. Ft. with an ask of $9,850,000. In contrast, Penthouse B offers a more traditional design, which is particularly attractive for those seeking more privacy between the living areas. This space includes picturesque exposures south over 28th Street, west and north, with views of the Empire State Building, and a south-facing private loggia. Penthouse B also boasts a dining and family room off the kitchen. The 3 BR, 3.5 BA unit is 2,426 Sq. Ft. with an ask of $6,750,000.
Residents of the Huys enjoy a medley of luxurious amenities that distinguish from the other buildings in the neighborhood, including a concierge, doorman, common roof deck, fitness center, high-speed internet, laundry service, playroom, recreation room, and state-of-the-art video security. The neighborhood, moreover, provides seamless access to excellent schools and choice dining and shopping opportunities.