397 West 12th is a new development which boasts the renowned Gary Tamarkin as architect and developer. The building features a hand-laid Roman brick facade accented by authentic divided-light steel windows and cast limestone sills and coping. It was inspired by the maritime warehouse architecture of the historic West Village waterfront. There are five different residences: the first is a first floor apartment with a 2,000 square foot backyard, the second is a 3,613 sq. ft. full-floor residence with 2-3 bedrooms, the third is a 6,166 sq. ft. duplex on the 3rd and 4th floors with 3-6 bedrooms, the fourth is similar to the third but with a bit more space and occupying the 5th and 6th floors, and the last is a huge, stunning penthouse, which is rumored to be taken by Mr. Tamarkin himself. There is also the option of combining the second floor simplex with the 3rd and 4th floor duplex.
The high-speed elevator opens directly into each apartment which has been left as raw space in order to give each buyer the complete freedom to create their absolute perfect home. The floors are exposed concrete with a three inch clearance to receive home owner's finished flooring, and the custom-made windows are true divided-light steel windows which are double-glazed for sound and energy efficiency. The kitchen area has exhaust ducts to accommodate professional-quality kitchens. The units are pre-wired for phone, fax, data, cable and fiber-optic lines. There is multi-zone perimeter hot water heating system and a rooftop cooling tower system.
The building offers a state-of-the-art keyless security system as well as a full-time doorman and a part-time building superintendent. There is additional storage for each residence in the cellar, as well as common bike storage.
397 West 12th is a new development in new York's West Village. The neighborhood is distinguished by charming tree-lined cobblestone streets, brownstones and historic buildings. The building is located near the water's edge and is in close proximity to the Hudson River Park. There are also many nearby cafes, restaurants, bakeries, shops, etc. in the area.