Nestled in the heart of New York’s SoHo district, XOCO 325 is a luxury condominium designed by DDG that sits on the site of a former chocolate factory. The building has been transformed into a 22-unit residential property in the heart of one of Manhattan’s chic-est neighborhoods. DDG chief creative officer and head of design and construction Peter Guthrie and his team wanted to pay tribute to SoHo’s evolution from an industrial district into one of New York’s most sought-after residential, luxury shopping and dining neighborhoods.So
The cast-aluminum façade is a modern reinterpretation of the district’s historic cast-iron loft buildings and subtly echoes the eccentric curves of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. The top three floors step back from the street wall in a slate-clad manifestation of the endemic mansard roof to provide panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. Sculptural concrete elements, custom plaster details and warm, natural-finished white oak pervade residences and communal spaces alike, while lush façade and courtyard landscaping integrates the built with the growing.
Each unit boasts sculptural plaster work, ceilings with heights of at least 10 feet, Austrian white oak plank floors, hydronic radiant heated floors and custom millwork. Inside, an inviting courtyard garden leads residents to the basement-level, glass-walled fitness studio.
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