Even among the stunning array of luxurious green condominium apartment buildings in Battery Park City, Riverhouse stands out for both the grace of its architecture and its picturesque waterfront location. Completed in 2007 with aspirations for LEED Gold certification, Riverhouse is surrounded by green space in Rockefeller Park and offers incomparable views of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty from its oversized windows, which bathe each unit in an abundance of natural light.
Riverhouse was designed by a cast of all-stars: the exterior of the building by Polshek Partnership Architects (the Clinton Presidential Center and the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the Museum of Natural History), layouts and space planning by Ismael Leyva Architects, and interior finishes and common areas, including the lobby, from David Rockwell’s Rockwell Group.
Riverhouse boasts a wide array of amenities for residents, ranging from a 24-hour concierge and doorman to a children’s playroom, a lushly landscaped green roof terrace, a media cafe, a fitness center and lap pool, and a yoga studio. Even pets enjoy an elegant living experience thanks to an on-site dog spa. The rest of Manhattan is within easy reach from nearby subways, an on-site parking garage, and access to an eco-luxury car service. A 23,000-volume branch of the New York City Public Library recently opened in Riverhouse’s ground-floor retail space.
The luxurious finishes in Riverhouse’s apartment homes balance sustainability and state-of-the-art luxury, underscoring the elegance of Rockwell’s interior design. The gourmet kitchens feature teak cabinetry and countertops, Sub-Zero refrigerators, Thermador ranges, and Energy Star-rated Miele dishwashers and washer/dryer units. Other green features include a geothermal heating and cooling system, rooftop photovoltaic cells, low-E double-pane windows, a green roof, and Energy Star appliances.
Twenty percent of Riverhouse’s building materials are recycled, eighty percent of waste from construction was recycled, and forty percent of the total project materials were procured from local manufacturers. In addition, the building’s wastewater treatment plant recycles water for the HVAC system’s cooling tower, while 60kW microturbines allow cogeneration of electricity and heat.
Thanks to its luxurious condo apartments for sale and super-sustainable infrastructure, it’s easy to see why Riverhouse is one of the most desirable green condominium buildings in Manhattan.
- 1 River Terrace, New York, New York
- Battery Park City
- LEED–NC Version 2.2, Gold
- Sheldrake Organization
- Polshek Partnership Architects
- Year Built
- Number of Units
- 24–hour concierge and doorman, children's play room, green roof terrace, media cafe, fitness center and lap pool, yoga studio, on–site dog spa
- 60kW Microturbines
- Green Roof
- Standing Column Geothermal Well