The Chamberlain: An UWS Gem
New York Lifestyles Magazine
January 1st 2017
The Chamberlain – inspired by pre-war construction on the Upper West Side – is one of New York’s most exciting new editions. New development on the UWS is rare given that there is not that much undeveloped space. However, The Chamberlain with its distinctive architectural features, such as Juliet balconies, bronze-finished double entry doors, and Garden Courtyard blends in well with the existing structure of the block.
The Chamberlain, Premier Luxury Classic – 269 West 87th Street
January 1st 2017
The Chamberlain, a 17-story luxury residence, on 87th Street just east of West End Avenue, designed by FXFOWLE and Champalimaud, is modeled after the stately pre-war buildings of the 1920’s and 30’s. There are thirty-nine residences, many with water views, featuring grand light-filled, two- to five- bedroom residences, including two duplex townhouses and three full-floor penthouses.
Wedged and Softened to Fit in on the Upper West Side
The New York Times
December 16th 2016
The preference for prewar is even more evident at the Chamberlain, an Art Deco-inspired tower at 269 West 87th Street designed by FXFowle. The 39-unit building, which is being developed by Simon Baron Development and Quadrum Global, has a brick and masonry exterior with decorative ironwork, wraparound corner windows with vertical casements, Juliet balconies and multiple setbacks that will be used as private terraces.
Q&A with Interior Designer Alexandra Champalimaud
New York Spaces
November 16th 2016
The Chamberlain's atmosphere evokes the beautiful, classical elegance of the Upper West Side's best architecture. The ceiling heights are gracious, the details sophisticated and the stone and wood finishes are of the highest quality. Within the Chamberlain are spaces that accommodate formal entertaining as well as an informal routine. For example, the family-oriented kitchens that are the heart of these homes can be open-style on a daily basis or closed off for formal entertaining.
Simon Baron, Quadrum launch The Chamberlain
Real Estate Weekly
October 19th 2016
Guests gathered to celebrate the launch of The Chamberlain, a luxury development coming to the Upper West Side, at the newly opened sales gallery. FXFOWLE designed The Chamberlain, which is comprised of 39 homes . Interiors are by interior designer, Alexandra Champalimaud. The Chamberlain features indoor and outdoor amenities that create a lifestyle experience. Developed by Simon Baron Development and Quadrum Global, Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is the exclusive sales and marketing agent.
Style Meets Substance on New Upper West Side Towers
The Wall Street Journal
October 12th 2016
At the Chamberlain, a 17-story tower modeled after groundbreaking art deco buildings, is faced with contextual details: intricately patterned brick; cast stone; and decorative ironwork. Vertical fins protrude off the facade and point upward toward four floors that step toward the center of the building, much as towers of larger art deco buildings of old. Elaborate kitchens and bathrooms are finished in stone designed by Alexandra Champalimaud. There is a half-size basketball court, which doubles as a screening room, and a gym. Both the gym and the court have glass walls facing a rear garden.
New Upper West Side building The Chamberlain unveils its interiors
September 26th 2016
The Champalimaud-designed apartments appear predictably luxurious—this is the Upper West Side, after all—with renderings showing off walk-in closets, marble-bedecked master bathrooms, and contemporary kitchens with stainless steel appliances. Apartments will range in size from two to five bedrooms, with prices starting at $2.5 million. Developers Simon Baron and Quadrum tapped architecture firm FXFOWLE to build a new 17-story building with 39 apartments on the former site of a parking garage.
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New York Post
September 22nd 2016
Located at 269 W. 87th St., The Chamberlain has two- to five-bedroom dwellings, along with two townhouses and three penthouses. FXFOWLE Architects designed the 39-apartment building, while Champalimaud adorned the interiors. Beyond the luxe homes, The Chamberlain also has a 24-hour concierge, a central garden and two levels of amenities where residents will find a library lounge, kids’ playroom and a multi-purpose court for shooting hoops or screening movies.
A Revealing Q&A with NYC Starchitect Dan Kaplan of FXFOWLE
New York Spaces
August 29th 2016
The Chamberlain pays homage to the modern apartment house came to maturity in the 1920s. The façade composition is a weave of strong horizontal and vertical elements. The window design is a series of vertical-proportioned casements with transoms above, with wrap-around corners. The glazing is scaled to today's desire for more openness. The Chamberlain's layouts are all about creating gracious rooms in the pre-war manner (as opposed to a more free-flowing open loft): formal entry galleries, composed "enfilade" vistas and clear separation between "public" and "private" areas.
First Look at The Chamberlain, the Upper West Side's Parking Garage-Turned-Apartments
June 8th 2016
The Chamberlain, Simon Baron and Quadrum's new Upper West Side apartment project will include a private central garden, a resident's lounge, library, gym, kid's playroom, and a multi-purpose court that can be used for pick-up basketball games. Sales in the building are expected to launch in late summer. The developers leased the garage between Broadway and West End Avenue with plans to convert it into a 39-unit apartment building. The developers tapped FXFOWLE to conduct the conversion and build an addition that will top out at 17 stories. Champalimaud has been brought in to design the building's interiors.