Providing a striking architectural moment from inside and out, arched windows are a unique addition that instantly elevates a home's grandeur and character.
First used hundreds of years ago during the heyday of the Roman empire, arched windows were originally utilized for their stability as buildings began growing taller and grander. Today, the arched window has become a status symbol for condo developments, seen on some of the most luxurious residential buildings throughout the country. Here we have rounded up 5 residential developments featuring beautiful arched windows.
1. 555 West End Avenue
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Nestled in the heart of Manhattan's Upper West Side neighborhood, 555 West End Avenue offers 13 breathtaking, one-of-a-kind residences with unmatched architectural magnificence from the building's origin as a historic Beaux Arts private school built in 1908. The unique homes are incredibly spacious, with 12.5- to 20-foot ceilings, private elevator landings, gracious entry foyers and voluminous eat-in, chef's kitchens. Select residences, including The Library, Solarium Penthouse and Terrace Penthouse feature original towering arched windows that bathe the homes in abundant natural light and frame picturesque views of the tree-lined streets below. Only five homes remain and immediate occupancy is available.
2. 150 East 78th Street
Designed by the award-winning Robert A.M. Stern Architects, 150 East 78th Street represents the newest boutique building that redefines classical architecture on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Select residences and amenity spaces feature the building's signature arched windows, including Duplex Penthouse 11B. Designed by AD100 interior designer Robert Couturier, the secondary bedroom is illuminated by oversized double-height arched windows offering an abundance of light-filled space throughout the room.
3. The Archer Residences
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Converted from a building that's nearly a century old, The Archer Residences is the first full-service, white-glove condominium development in historic Beacon Hill, one of Boston's oldest and most exclusive neighborhoods. The building's red brick façade reflects the historic nature of the neighborhood, while inside, classic design meets modern finishes. Select homes feature breathtaking oversized arched windows that illustrate the balance between historic and contemporary design, while simultaneously bringing in exceptional natural light and picture-perfect Beacon Hill views.
4. 200 East 83rd Street
200 East 83rd, the new Upper East Side residential tower by Robert A.M. Stern Architects with interiors by Rottet Studio, is a celebration of the neighborhood’s architectural romance. Drawing inspiration from the grand structures along Park, Fifth and Madison Avenues and the historic clubs and cultural institutions that have shaped the Upper East Side, Stern and his partners synthesized a unique design language for the Modern Classical building. One resulting component is arched windows, found within 200 East 83rd’s monumental indoor/outdoor amenities spaces and select Penthouse residences.
5. Beckford House & Tower
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William Sofield has created gorgeous interiors for Tom Ford and Gucci stores all over the world, posh homes for the rich and the fabulous, and truly towering mega-luxury skyscrapers that attract the globe’s most elite circles. And after decades in the business, William's most ambitious vision for glamorous living has culminated with Beckford House & Tower. Beckford House & Tower feature a nouveau classic facade that doesn’t stop at stone and brick. Sofield pushed the envelope with a series of Juliet balconies, intricate ironwork, expansive private setback terraces and dramatic arched windows that would give each building character. In designing the facade, he wanted to create subtle focal points that future inhabitants could see from the street, and use as a map in finding their home or bedroom window.