Built in 2005, The Laurel is a 30-story tall condominium made up of 129 residences developed by Izak Senbahar and Simon Elias of Alexico Group. Designed to be environmentally sustainable and energy efficient, The Laurel is a green LEED-certified building and has a 421-a tax abatement scheduled to expire in 2020.
In a prime location on the Upper East Side, the building is surrounded by fashion boutiques, fine dining, The New York Public Library, St. Catherines Park and the world famous auction house, Sothebys. It is also just a short distance from the cross town bus service and the 68th street 6 train subway station.
Apartments range from ranging from 496 ft studio to a four bedroom, 4,073ft Penthouse with substantial outdoor space. All of which include oversized glass windows and 9-12 ceiling heights. Units have solid oak wood flooring, Poggenpohl cabinets, Sub-Zero refrigerators, Gaggenau appliances, wine coolers and Bosch washers and dryers.
The Laurels amenities include a 24 hour doorman, Full-time concierge, On-site parking, an On-site resident building manager, private triathlon training, private storage, bicycle/carriage storage and 12,000 square feet of amenity space.
The Trophy Club, offers an unparalleled fitness facility that offers running, swimming and biking circuit similar to those training in preparation for a triathlon. One of New Yorks most renounced fitness specialist, John Sitaras, has went above and beyond designing The Laurels extensive Fitness Center. It should be noted, that John is available for private personal training to the buildings residents. The Triathlon Training Center is comprises of industry leading equipment including a custom-designed two lane resistance pool, Woodway The Force treadmills, Cycleops Pro indoor cycles and Scifit Ergometers. Additionally, The Trophy Club includes a sauna and steam room.
There is also a two story recreational space titled The Laurel Club. This two-story, private space offers activities for residents of all ages. Including a large atrium lounge, a private screening theatre, a sophisticated dining and kitchen area, which is dually used as a conference room. For the younger crowd, there is a secluded upper-level game room, which offers an arcade, craft room and a computer room.