397 West 12th is a new development in New York that 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 with 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-sq. ft. backyard. The second is a 3,613-sq. ft. full-floor residence with two to three bedrooms. The third is a 6,166-sq. ft. duplex on the third and fourth floors with three to six bedrooms. The fourth is similar to the third, but with a bit more space and occupying the fifth and sixth floors. 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 third- and fourth-floor duplex.
The high-speed elevator opens directly into each apartment, all of which have been left as raw space in order to give buyers complete freedom to create their absolute perfect homes. 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, and shops in the area.