The nation is enjoying a joyous revival of Covid, and the growing interest in rubbing shoulders at social gatherings is a telling manifestation. A degree of physical proximity close forbid only 12 months ago is now eagerly embraced, often literally. Just in time for this new era of personal conviviality, the clubroom has enjoyed a celebrated return to popularity in some of New York City’s finest residential buildings.
The club rooms of this new generation are anything but inconspicuous. High-end design, comfortable lounge seating, cutting-edge media resources and bar-style games are brought together in an inviting environment reminiscent of the city’s member-only private establishments. That makes these club rooms perfect for relaxing with old friends or making new ones.
Here’s a quick look inside a quartet of New York City’s most comfortable club rooms.
The Upper West Side’s tallest residential skyscraper, 200 Amsterdam, features a gracious, sophisticated club space, The Club, which serves as a home away from home for building residents. Rich leather and wood design elements, a custom billiard table and an outdoor patio combine in a setting that is as inviting as it is opulent.
“Across the board, we’ve seen an increase in demand for social and entertainment-driven amenities,” said Jill Mangone, director of sales at Brown Harris Stevens, the exclusive sales and marketing company behind luxury condominium 200 Amsterdam.
“Buyers looking for a new home in the city want the opportunity to connect with family, hang out with friends or meet colleagues in a dynamic, sophisticated space outside their home that still feels safe and somewhat private.” As a result, The Club at 200 Amsterdam has become a major draw, specifically designed to provide an experience akin to New York’s private clubs, as well as providing residents with an elevated communal space steps away from their homes. front door.”
20 East End Avenue
A contemporary take on the classic antebellum style, this Upper East Side structure offers a warm, pleasant environment, the billiards room. Here, residents find a relaxing break from the frenetic pace of a typical Manhattan workday. The space offers a custom billiard table and full wet bar stocked with Christofle lead crystal glassware and an adjacent card room for spirited poker games. The paneling and finish of French walnut panelling, tweed fabric wall coverings and softly lit sconces are among the clever design touches that evoke images of the exclusive and sophisticated club rooms of old Manhattan.
St. Mark’s Square
Over 19,000 square feet of meticulously crafted amenities are among the drawing cards of this 100-residence Brooklyn condominium development.
The Club, one such facility, offers a modern retelling of the city’s traditional social clubs. A curated collection of iconic modern and custom designer furniture, four different seating areas, a communal fireplace, charming alabaster wall sconces and precise ceiling lighting combine to create the right atmosphere to kick back. The space also includes an adjacent game room for catching a pro or college game or challenging friends in air hockey, foosball, and billiards. An expansive lounge and private balcony overlooking a planted tent complete the environment.
“The library and clubroom have a direct connection to the outdoor spaces and nature of the building,” said Kaitlyn Thornton, who recently purchased a home in the building with Dorin Baul. “We can leave our apartment and go through 100 emails there, but still have a quiet, beautiful common area.”
Eleven Hancock Place
Designed by Isaac & Stern Architects with interiors by Lemay + Escobar, this Harlem building offers a range of communal areas surmounted by a striking Residents Lounge. In a room with a contemporary aesthetic and mood lighting, residents who want to lounge will sink and lavishly sink into the plush chairs to enjoy a glass of wine, enjoy sports on television or simply chat with friends and neighbours.
The room, along with the condominium’s rooftop lounge with cabanas and snug corners, is one of the main selling points for those planning to put the pandemic behind them and make a return to lively camaraderie.