The stepped volumes of Jardim Sul, one crafted from richly-textured concrete imprinted with the grain of wood planks, the other finished in classic ruddy-brown brick, create a slender profile on Jardim’s southern edge on West 27th Street. The tower’s compact footprint and intimate scale allow for full-floor residences with direct private elevator access and multiple exposures. Five two-bedroom residences offer expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors opening onto shady south- and east-facing corner terraces; a pair of three-bedroom duplex penthouses occupying the uppermost floors boast luxurious private terraces cascading with garden greenery.
Weinfeld designed each of Jardim’s intimately scaled, 11-story towers in a distinct but related architectural language, creating a unified, elegantly-proportioned, and richly-layered composition.
Sited along the property’s northern edge, fronting both West 28th Street and the central gardens, Jardim Norte is comprised of 29 residences ranging from one- to four-bedrooms, including a four-bedroom penthouse. Along the south-facing garden elevation, walls of floor-to-ceiling glass and sliding doors leading to private terraces give residences maximum daylight and landscape views. The north façade’s lower floors, finished in warm concrete bearing the richly-textured imprint of timber planks, are animated with a lively, irregular grid of sliding windows with pocketing wood screens. Integral planters and window boxes along the façade extend Jardim’s garden greenery up towards the sky.
Weinfeld’s bespoke designs elevate Jardim’s kitchens to the realm of finely crafted furniture. Doors and walls are wrapped in honey-hued American oak, with matching Italian-made cabinetry by Molteni. Dornbracht faucets and Molteni satin-finish stainless steel countertops and backsplashes add a luminous counterpoint to handsome floors of oil-finished oak or richly mottled quartz.
Jardim’s bathrooms convey a sense of understated luxury with a soothing palette of warm, handcrafted natural materials and finishes: oil-finished oak vanities and wainscoting; graphite marble walls, floors and vanity tops; handsome brass faucets and rain showers.
Other top-caliber fixtures and features include carved limestone sinks designed by Weinfeld; Italian-crafted bathtubs by Teuco in a unique stone-like matte finish; Duravit toilets; fittings by Waterworks and radiant heat floors in all master bathrooms.
Indoor-outdoor living is the essence of Jardim. Weinfeld’s elegant and seamless fusion of interior and exterior space—a true luxury in the dense urban environs of New York—is extraordinary in its expansiveness and scale. Visually and experientially, the residences and gardens are one with each other, forging a uniquely intimate connection between architecture and the natural world. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and windows with virtually invisible frames and pristine panes of glass usher in the light and breeze and inviting greenery of the gardens while elegantly diminishing barriers between indoors and outdoors.
PENTHOUSE GRAND/JARDIM SUL
Jardim Sul’s duplex Penthouse Grand exudes urban glamour. With two towering exposures of floor-to-ceiling telescoping glass doors, a covered terrace bathed in sunlight from overhead skylights and a discreet kitchen enclosed by full pocket doors, the great room is tailor-made for elegant entertaining on a grand scale. Down through a stair hall is the exceedingly private full-floor bedroom level, which includes a secluded corner terrace accessible from both the spacious master bedroom and the light-suffused master bath, which boasts a sculptural soaking tub with a view.
PENTHOUSE CROWN/JARDIM SUL
The dramatic duplex Penthouse Crown with private rooftop atop Jardim Sul offers private quarters with three en suite bedrooms and a quiet terrace; an entertaining level with an expansive great room, enclosed kitchen and covered terrace; and a seductive roof deck with its own plunge pool and wet bar, all screened by trees and plantings.