By Daniel J. Bollinger

Twelve Warren Street is located in the Southeastern border of Tribeca one-half block off Broadway. It is within two blocks from every major subway line in Manhattan. It is a 13-unit boutique condominium offering of full-floor, duplex, and triplex residences consisting of two to four bedrooms. The ground level houses two triplex townhouses, floors six and below are full floor residences without terraces, and floors seven and above are full floor residences with terraces. There is something for everyone at 12 Warren.

DDG is not only the sponsor but also the developer, architect, builder, and interior designer. They also brought us XOCO 325 which is one of the best-designed residences in the city. DDG also stays on as the management company of all of their buildings which is a good sign that they stand behind their product. You can be sure investing in a DDG building is a sound investment decision.

Since DDG has their own architecture and design arms in their corporation they are always offering unique and one-of-a-kind “showcase” buildings. It’s no different here. You might say this building is carved from the quarry. The rough-hewn Bluestone used in the construction of this building is from Tompkins Bluestone Quarry in upstate Hancock, New York. Varying sizes and shapes of Bluestone have been composed, arranged, and layered to cover the entire facade of the building. The result is a very modern building with classic details. Very sculptural. One of the great attributes of DDG is they are masters at following the themes of their designs. The lobby has this beautiful Bluestone theme throughout and the gym has incredible artistic Bluestone accents on walls, columns, and skylight. Of course handcrafted and artisanal Bluestone creations are within the residences. One side note, the entire Bluestone face was laid out in the quarry in upstate New York, and when all the pieces were finalized, they packed up all one thousand plus pieces and installed them at 12 Warren.

The residences are exactly what you would expect from the DDG team. Lovely open layouts with excellent flow, all top notch appliances (another all Gaggenau kitchen), and generous layouts of spaces (especially the master suite on the lower floors). The kitchens have single slab backsplashes and kitchen islands of Black Saint Laurent marble which match the Bluestone theme. Integrated custom cabinets of white lacquer permeate the kitchen except over the range where white oak cabinets blend the contrast of the white lacquer and Black Saint Laurent marble. This accents a “warm earthy” feel though the overall kitchen feel is modern. All with Dornbracht fixtures.

The generously proportioned master bath is very modern with the Bluestone theme running throughout. The deep soaking tub is encased in Carrara marble and has a great niche factor with the niche running the full length of the tub and having lots of marble ledges. The floors and walls are comprised of custom Carrara marble and bluestone accented tile. A custom bluestone vanity with Robern recessed medicine cabinets match his and her sinks. But the defining bluestone design detail in the master bath is the bluestone accent slab in the wet room. A two-tiered slab looks like a sculpture but is also functional. The two tiers function as shelving. One end matches the tub height, and the other end is the perfect height for reaching for shampoos and soaps. Your eye follows the line from the tub to the wet room for a seamless transition. Very nice design detail. All the fixtures are Dornbracht.

The powder rooms have great artisanal custom bluestone sinks. The secondary baths have beveled white subway tiles and penny tile floors that also cover the tub face. All with Grohe fixtures.

Many of the living/dining areas on the lower floors are 47 feet long. They feature a wet bar for entertaining which showcases an oak screen detail. This right off the private elevator access to your residence. There is also a formed concrete ceiling detail running the length of this space. Also of note are the ten-foot ceilings throughout except the townhouses which have up to 22-foot ceiling heights. The higher floors have terrace areas. Both have formal dining areas with this formed concrete ceiling detail. It is just a matter of choosing between more internal space or a grand outdoor terrace.

DDG has done it again with 12 Warren Street. The high level of finish with very home-ish layouts and design. It is a LEED Certified building with amenities like a gym and bike room. The bike room is not only bike storage but also has a service station with an air pump and tools to maintain your bicycles. DDG services all of their buildings so there is a higher level of service that comes with investing in a DDG Building. For example, if you have guests visit that speak a different language such as Russian or French, DDG will staff the door with a Russian or French speaking door attendant for your party. It is small details such as this that make owning in a DDG Building a little more special.

Corcoran Sunshine Marketing has the exclusive on this property and for more information, visit 12Warren.com

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