Morris Adjmi Architects

116 University Place

20,000 square feet
6 stories, 5 units
New York, New York

Nestled a block away from Union Square, 116 University is a new boutique condominium offering five full-floor residences that redefine contemporary Greenwich Village luxury. The corner building is wrapped in a unique masonry façade punctuated by an irregular grid of single-pane windows recessed within stepped brick frames.

116 University Place Facade
Close Up of Stepped Framed Windows

116 University’s stepped framed windows lend its masonry façade a depth and dynamism evocative of historic architectural traditions while still being rooted firmly in the present. The stepped motif recurs the metal canopies over the ground floor commercial and residential entrances, and at the top of the building where the façade tapers off with a subtle inverted cornice. A slight shift in window sizes reflects the layout of the five full-floor units within. 

Each of the building’s three- and four-bedroom homes has over 3,000 square feet of space and features private elevator access, wide plank white oak flooring, ceilings over 10 feet in height, spa-like master bathrooms, and in-home laundry rooms. Custom kitchens strike an ideal balance between functionality and style with Shaker-inspired cabinetry, eat-in waterfall islands, Calacata Cremo marble counters, and appliances by Miele.

Living Room

Balancing beauty and functionality, each of the five custom kitchens within 116 University Place feature seamless Calacata marble countertops and backsplashes, polished nickel Waterworks fixtures, a suite of integrated Miele appliances, and walk-in pantries.

Building Storefront