Green Report: The Citizen at 124 West 23rd Street
JANUARY 3, 2013 WRITTEN BY  
LAUREN BOULAY
This weeks green report features the newest LEED Certified building to hit Chelsea\'s art scene. Hitting the market in the Spring if 2012, The Citizen, located at 124 West 23rd Street set the stage for sophisticated urban living in one of the hottest Manhattan Neighborhoods. The contemporary design, with its clean lines, and attention to sustainability, The Citizen truly branded the the marriage of luxury and environmental awareness.

The Citizen, at 124 West 23rd Street, prides itself on going about LEED standards, with its open spaces to create more air quality, and improve natural light, terraces feature reflective surfaces to decrease urban heat gain, water-cooled air conditioning and insulated windows to preserve heat.

Ranging from thoughtfully designed studios to floor-through penthouses, each unit features floor-to-ceiling windows,white oak floors, and most with outdoor terraces. Clean lines, stylish hardware, and paneled doors give the units a unique taste, that allows the owner to be creative in their own design. Kitchens cater to owners who love to entertain, with state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances, set against simplistic warm cabinetry, marble counters, and limestone or oak flooring.

Appliances are all designer, as well as energy efficient, with selctions by Miele, Sub-Zero, and SMEG. Bathrooms at The Citizen are crafted with a natural palette, high end fixtures, Zuma tubs, Durvait toilets, and rain showers with infinity drains.

Amenities at The Citizen include 24-hour doorman, private storage, fitness room and gym, and bicycle storage. You\'ll find select two and three bedroom units still available at 124 West 23rd Street, with an asking price of about $1,800 a square foot. Two bedrooms offer more than enough space for any New Yorker, averaging about 1,500 square feet. Three bedrooms have generous layouts, offering over 2,300 square feet in its largest unit, with a private elevator access and windowed home office. It\'s easy to feel spoiled with both Hudson and East River views, and a sense of satisfaction by the anticipated Gold LEED Standard.