A one-of-a-kind collaboration by celebrated design team Roman and Williams and development team JDS Development Group and Largo, The Fitzroy brings Roman and Williams signature touches to the High Line: 14 well-detailed, elegant two- to four-bedroom homes located at 514 W 24th Street in New York.
Roman and Williams is, first and foremost, focused on people and their experiences of a space. Firm principals Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch founded Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors, named after their grandfathers, in New York City in 2002.
Roman and Williams believes that the story of a space is just as important as the design and the objects that go into it — it all plays into the experience. As a firm, they are never focused on a definitive style from any era, as seen in their work on projects as diverse as Ace Hotel New York, The Boom Boom Room at the Standard Highline, the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel and custom homes. They love to strip things down to their essence — instead of design, striving for integrity and character. They consistently find the tension between spontaneity and vigor, refinement and rebellion, and past and future. The studio places an emphasis on sturdy, well-made objects, custom designing many of the furniture fixtures found in their work. Known for contradictions and the use of layers and eclecticism, Roman and Williams takes a traditional foundation and then rebels against it with lively irreverence.
The firm has received numerous accolades including a Palladio Award for their work on 211 Elizabeth Street, and the prestigious National Design Award for excellence in Interior Design.
_Homes & Details
- Green terracotta façade manufactured in Upstate New York
- Custom copper-clad oak windows manufactured in Italy
- Lighting designed by L’Observatoire International
- Landscape designed by Evan C. Lai Landscape Designs
_Services & Amenities
THE EXCLUSIVITY, PRIVACY AND SECURITY OF HAVING ONLY 13 NEIGHBORS
- 24-hour attended lobby
- Custom designed fitness center with: dynamic movement studio, cardio studio, yoga & pilates room, treatment room, and dry sauna
- Wine cellar with secure wine locker for each home
- Climate-controlled, fully customizable storage room for each home, up to 165 sq. ft.
- Landscaped rooftop lounge with summer kitchen
- Children’s art studio
- Auxiliary laundry room
- Bicycle storage
West Chelsea is one of Manhattan’s most vibrant neighborhoods, home to the High Line, Whitney Museum of Art, and world-renown art galleries. Once the sprawling estate of Thomas Clarke, a retired British Major and grandfather to Clement C. Moore, Chelsea’s original apple orchards and farmlands passed from one generation to another, all the while being developed into a blend of Georgian residential buildings and bustling industries dotting the Hudson River.
The origin of the Fitzroy stems from a British Lieutenant General named Charles Fitzroy who resided in the Greenwich Village area in the eighteenth century. His military success brought forth naming a highway in his honor. Before the Manhattan grid, the Fitzroy Road ran through current day Chelsea, from West 14th Street through present Eighth Avenue, to 40th Street and Ninth Avenue.
Today, the area maintains hints of its past, with tree-lined streets interspersed with architecture reflecting the neighborhood’s unique Neo-Gothic, Greek Revival and Art Deco history. West Chelsea is now synonymous with art, fashion, culture, restaurants, and renowned galleries alongside the Hudson. The celebrated, elevated High Line park, built on a historic freight line, runs from the adjacent Meatpacking District to the highly anticipated Hudson Yards project.
Only a handful of units are still available. Pricing begins at $5,600,000. For more information, please visit www.fitzroy.nyc.