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These Sunset Views At The New Greenwich West Building Are Luxuriously Dreamy

By Jennifer Milne – April 24, 2019

Parisian interior designer Sebastien Segers—known for his work with product designer Marc Newson and fashion houses such as Armani and Dior—takes on his first residential building in New York City with Greenwich West at 110 Charlton Street. “I wanted to experiment on a large scale with the design guidelines I have developed on more exclusive high-end projects, and New York is the place I dreamed about,” he says. “When doing a residential tower, you have to anticipate the community who will live there, the story they can share, and find the balance between the strong identity [of the building] and the ability of the space to be appropriated by its residents. The driver is: Do I want it for myself?”

Located in the Hudson Square neighborhood, Greenwich West stands 30 stories tall and features 170 loft-style residences, from studios to three-bedrooms. Segers drew inspiration from the neighborhood’s maritime history, and its “French midcentury-modern architecture, Scandinavian design, and Japanese aesthetics,” he says. The residences are lavishly appointed with wide-plank European white oak floors and Carrara marble countertops and windowsills. Segers says seeing the evolution of the sun daily is very important to him, so he’d choose a unit facing downtown to the southwest: “You enjoy the vibration of the light over the city at sunrise and sunset, and you feel the call of the sea,” he says.