Chatham

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181 East 65th Street, New York City

Chatham
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The warm brick and limestone facade greets residents
Building Information
Developer The Related Companies
Architect Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Number of Units 94
Number of Floors 34
Year Built 2000
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof Water Tower
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181 East 65th Street, New York City
Distance to Public Transit Less than one block
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning C1-9
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Located in Manhattan's Upper East Side, one of New York's most affluent and safe neighborhoods, Chatham is an iconic building that fits in effortlessly with its surroundings. Described as the Upper East Side's "most elegant post-modern building", 181 East 65th Street is a sought after address in a sought-after neighborhood.

Its location close to cultural amenities and Central Park means that this building's popularity will continue into the future.

Location

181 East 65th Street lies in the heart of Manhattan's affluent, popular and safe Upper East Side. Formerly the Silk Stocking District, the Upper East Side has the highest population density in New York. New mixed-use buildings mean it is among the most walk-able areas in New York and the mix of old-builds and iconic architecture make the Upper East Side an aesthetic treat.

The Chatham is within walking distance of the subway and numerous bus lines. However, the local amenities in the community belie convenience of public transit for the area's residents. Within a mile and a half of the Chatham lies New York City's cultural icons like the Guggenheim, Grand Central, the Folk Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum. High end shopping and restaurants adorn, if not define, the area. Outdoor space is nearby too, with Central Park less than a mile away. For those looking for an urban stroll, the Upper East Side historical district lies just a quarter mile away from the Chatham.

Everyday amenities, like schools and markets are also close at hand. 181 East 65th Street offers its residents the best of Manhattan.[1]

Construction

Robert A.M. Stern, the Chatham's architect, is a well-known architect and Dean of Yale's school of architecture. While he has worked on many high-profile buildings, including projects with Disney, the redevelopment of Times Square and a number of universities throughout North America, Stern's work on 188 East 65th Street is especially noteworthy. The concrete structure of the building is hidden behind a striking brick and limestone facade that allows the building to blend in seamlessly with the surrounding structures. The Related Companies developed this post-modern building, inspired by pre-war apartment buildings in the area. Perhaps the most striking feature of this concrete building is the masonry enclosing a water-tank on the building's roof, described as a lantern and making this building a proverbial beacon to admirers of fine architecture (related.com; ramsa.com; cityrealty.com).

Layout and Features

The building offers units of between 1 and 4 bedrooms. Each floor of the building contains between 4 and 6 units. Rooms are noted for large kitchens and bathrooms. Oak floors and custom finishes adorn the apartments. Those with south exposures, particularly at the higher levels, have views of midtown. Others have views of Central Park.[2]

Expect high-end appliances throughout the units of this much sought-after building. Even smaller one-bedroom units offer spacious surroundings, as they include a library. On lower floors, expect 9 foot ceilings, though units above the 17th floor have 10 foot ceilings. All units have wine cellars and the convenience of in-suite washers and dryers.[3]

Floor Plans

A small selection of the numerous floor plans available in the popular Chatham.

Amenities

Chatham is a high-end building on the Upper East Side and is well appointed. It offers residents:

  • Valet parking
  • Doorman
  • Concierge
  • A spa and fitness center
  • Storage space
  • Bike rooms and a restaurant
  • Butler service[4]

Bylaws

Chatham Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No



  • Pets are allowed
  • Rentals are rare, but are allowed
  • There is no age requirement for residence in the building


Sustainability

The Chatham incorporates green standards for building cleaning and maintenance.

The location of this building, near public transit, neighborhood amenities and Central Park helps make the Chatham an strong green-living option.

Trivia

  • The Chatham was built on top of a public park that had been the area's defining green space prior to the development of Central Park.[5]
  • In an effort to speed up the sale of their unit during a slow market in 2010, one resident of the Chatham included their Salvador Dali art collection in the sale price.[6]


References

  1. Walk Score
  2. City Realty
  3. Street Easy
  4. Street Easy
  5. City Realty
  6. Curbed NY


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