We've been following Chelsea Park quite a bit lately; last week we announced that reservations and refundable deposits are now being accepted for the 39 units, ranging from 1-bedroom, 1-bath flats to full-on townhomes (precise prices haven't been set, but preliminary reports indicate a $600K to $1M-plus price range). Just a few days back we donned our trust hard hats for a grand tour of the site— Chelsea Park still has quite a ways to go, and we must say that this was our most venturesome site visit yet (note the state of the courtyard). Join us for a peak at the exterior; we'll step inside and give the interior deets later on.
Three buildings make up Chelsea Park: Mayfair (facing inwards from Guerrero Street), Knightsbridge (Oakwood Street), and Bloomsbury (
19th Street Oakwood Street, which joins with Kensington on 19th to form one unit), all of which are inspired by the British "Regency Terrace" architectural style (Example: John Nash's Regent's Park, in London). Though the development doesn't seek to strictly replicate the style, its plan is based on the concept of a series of rowhomes or carriage houses facing onto a landscaped courtyard. (Carriage houses did once populate the area surrounding Chelsea Park.) Years in the making, Chelsea Park's original plans were called "The Mews"— again, a reference to Regency style. Worry not though: Chelsea park has cycled through several architects, current (and final) architect Mark Bucciarelli of BauKunst has obviously kept the krumpets in check. Carrying on then ...
[Interior rendering courtesy Chelsea Park]
[Note: appended photograph]
Knightsbridge facade (will match the upper part of the building once finished
Exterior work inside Knightsbridge
Oakwood Street neighbors
· Chelsea Park [website]
· Money Down: Chelsea Park Accepting Deposits [Curbed SF]
· Longer Lines For 18th St. Foodies? Chelsea Park Move-In Pending [Curbed SF]