FxFowle Architects, one of the premier architecture firms creating prime New York real estate, designed the spectacular façade of the Oculus. The building’s façade features oversized Wausau windows that sit behind stainless steel railed balconies. The prominent terracotta was manufactured in Germany.
The interior design of the Oculus is similar to the outside in that it’s sophisticated and features a number of high-end, modern embellishments. The kitchen is outfitted with Poggenpohl cabinets and Viking appliances, including a Viking wine cooler. The luxury bathrooms are accented with Kohler fixtures, set around a Kohler wall-mounted vanity. With steam showers and radiant floor heating, it is likely residents will relish their choice in New York real estate.
A video intercom system and a 24-hour doorman are sure to make residents feel secure in their New York apartments. Other amenities include a live-in super, two outdoor recreation areas, a rooftop deck and a storage room. The building does not have a gym, but there are numerous workout facilities throughout the hip neighborhood of Chelsea.
Chelsea is a neighborhood rich in arts and culture, but the Oculus is only technically in Chelsea. The building actually sits where a number of neighborhoods come together, offering residents a wealth of dining, shopping and entertainment options. The Oculus sits where Chelsea, the Flatiron District, Greenwich Village and Union Square all meet. The area is an eclectic mash-up of everything these four neighborhoods are known for.