Sales and marketing have started up for 255 Columbia, a Passive House boutique condo building that is going up on Columbia Street in the Columbia Street Waterfront area. Move-in is expected in winter of 2014, according to developer HPI Development LLC. The 13-unit building was designed by Loadingdock5, which specializes in Passive House design. The super-insulated building with triple-paned windows and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery will be energy efficient and also quiet. There will be a “steady stream of fresh filtered air,” according to the building’s website.
The building comes with some other pretty high end features too, including 4-inch-wide American walnut flooring, Bosch washer/dryers, and white Carrera honed marble mosaic floors and Calacatta marble counters in the master baths. The kitchens will have white lacquer and walnut cabinetry and Corian counters. While the building is located on a stretch of Columbia Street that does not directly overlook the East River, some of the higher units will have views of Manhattan and the water. Units will range in price from about $900,000 to $2,000,000. The four units now on the market start at $1,095,000 for a two-bedroom and go up to $1,250,000 for a three-bedroom. Click through to the jump to see renderings of the building exterior and a bathroom.
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