Upper West Side’s First Green Condo Complete on 72nd Street

The first green condominium project on the Upper West Side is the Harsen House; a 16-story, 22-unit project at 120 West 72nd Street that sold out in seven months.

We’ve written previously about the Harsen House; the 16-story, 22-unit condo project at 120 West 72nd Street broke ground in late 2006 and developer Anbau Enterprises sold the project out within a scant seven months. The building was designed by BKSK Architects (designers of the Queens Botanical Garden Visitor’s Center, which recently earned Gotham’s first LEED Platinum rating) with interiors by Andres Escobar. Green design elements include hot water radiant heat, FSC-certified oak floors, ducted kitchen hoods which ventilate air directly outdoors, and energy-efficient, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Anbau recently announced that it has completed the 60,000-square-foot project after inking local retail heavyweight Sleepy’s The Mattress Professionals to a long-term lease for the tower’s 4000-square-foot ground-floor retail space. “We are delighted with the success of Harsen House and the contributions this property makes as the newest, greenest, contextually designed addition to the heart of the Upper West Side and the families that will call it home,” Anbau principal Barbara van Beuren told the NYREJ. van Beuren and her husband, Stephen Glascock, founded their firm back in 1998 and are both architects who aim to “to add value not only through design but also through some tangible material benefit for neighbors and the surrounding community.” Harsen House in Abau’s fourth project here in Manhattan and is awaiting an unspecified level of LEED certification from USGBC.

Barry Fishbach and Joshua Strauss of RKF represented Anbau Enterprises in the lease negotiations with Julius M. Feinblum Real Estate Inc. for Sleepy’s.

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