30 Orchard Street is a recently renovated 12-story condominium property located on Manhattan's Lower East Side. This sleek and modern building was erected in 1979 and renovated in 2006. The award-winning design team of Ogawa Depardon architects gave the building a contemporary design with a smooth glass façade and steel-sheathed sides. The ground floor of the building houses a 2,300 square-foot art gallery with 23-foot high ceilings. The other 11 floors offer 9 units, which were constructed to emphasize an abundance of light and views.
A variety of apartment types are found within, including one- and two-bedroom units, several lofts and penthouses, most with terraces or balconies. There are a total of nine apartments, all having ceilings over nine feet high and floor-to-ceiling windows that bathe the spaces in natural light and frame Lower East Side views. The extra-large windows also feature Spanish cedar mullions. The hardwood flooring is solid teak with a satin finish. All apartments have key lock elevator access and self-controlled heating and cooling systems by Mitsubishi. The gourmet kitchens are outfitted with state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances from top brands like Delonghi, Sub-zero and Miele. Kitchens are finished with stone countertops, Carrera marble backsplashes and custom wood cabinetry. The bathrooms feature Zuma tubs, Duravit basins and custom bamboo vanities and medicine cabinets.
There is a virtual doorman for security and private storage areas for the residents. The building is also cable ready. Its elegant and dramatic lobby has a breathtaking 23-foot high ceiling at its entrance, framing the art galleries found inside.
30 Orchard Street is centrally located in the trendy, artistic, neighborhood of the lower East side. It is also near Chinatown and two major bridges connecting it to other Manhattan boroughs. The area is becoming well known for its burgeoning art scene, which, despite being off-the-beaten-path, has in recent years attracted visits from high-level collectors and curators as well as well-established dealers from uptown and abroad. These more recent activities stand side-by-side with the long and rich histories of both Chinatown and the early Jewish immigrants of the lower East side. Among these neighborhoods are thriving wholesale and retail shops carrying everything from restaurant and kitchen equipment to lighting fixtures to special grocery items rarely found elsewhere in the city to clothing. Whatever your taste, it is an area of culinary delights from dim sum to delicatessen, so taste and enjoy.