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Blackhouse Development Plans Three Manhattan Condo Buildings

New York-based real estate group Blackhouse Development is bringing three luxury residential real estate projects to Manhattan.

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A rendering of the Soori High Line project on West 29th Street

The firm released details this week regarding the names of the projects and the respective architecture firms chosen to design, including Casa Bella Artes, with architect Workshop/apd; Soori High Line, designed by Singaporean firm SCDA; and Maison Dragão, in the Lower East Side, designed by Brazil-based Isay Weinfeld.

“Blackhouse collaborates with world-class architects and innovative designers to offer a distinctive portfolio of properties that change the narrative of real estate development in New York,” said Sean Ludwick, partner at Blackhouse, in a prepared statement. “We look forward to offering our global buyers the ultimate in forward-thinking luxury design with international sensibilities.”

Casa Bella Artes at 534 West 29th Street will feature six bespoke luxury condos on the High Line, well-appointed custom design features and 12- to 16-foot ceilings. The firms will break ground on the project in January 2014 and have scheduled completion for January 2016, a spokesperson for the firms said.

Soori High Line, at 522 and 524-532 West 29th Street in West Chelsea, developed by Blackhouse and Oriel, will feature 27 ultra-luxury apartments with interior pools, a Japanese restaurant and lobby bar, modern design and sweeping views of the High Line and Hudson River. The project has the same groundbreaking and completion schedule as Casa Bella Artes.

Maison Dragão, located on the Bowery in the Lower East Side, is designed by São Paulo-based architect and designer Isay Weinfeld and will feature 25 high-end luxury condos, with personalized concierge services and a high-end boutique restaurant on the ground floor. Details on the project were scant.

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