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The Cortland


The Cortland is a new condo development in West Chelsea, NYC. Inspired by classic Chelsea architecture, the building combines modern luxury with the neighborhood’s rich traditions. Here is everything you need to know about this new condominium, including its history, architecture, amenities, and more.

The History of The Cortland

The Cortland, developed by Related Companies, began construction in 2019. In this section, we will review the history of this developer, as well as the details of the Cortland’s construction.

Developed by Related Companies

Related Companies is a privately owned real estate firm founded 45 years ago by Stephen M. Ross. Since then, Related Companies has developed a variety of buildings around the world, including right here in New York City. Some of Related Companies’ biggest luxury residential projects include 35 Hudson Yards, 450 Washington in Tribeca, and 520 West 28th Street.

Completed in 2022

Construction on the Cortland wrapped up in 2022. It is a 25 story luxury condominium building with 144 total units. These apartment units range from studios to five bedrooms, and are available for purchase right now. To learn more about the building or to schedule a visit, check out NewDevRev’s information on the Cortland.

The Building: The Architecture of The Cortland


The Cortland’s architectural vision is grounded in West Chelsea’s specific location and history, Here is how the architects created this new addition to the NYC skyline.

Designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects and Olson Kundig

Two renowned architects–Robert A. M. Stern Architects and Olson Kundig–collaborated to create the Cortland. They envisioned a building that would have a classic feel, specific to its location along West Chelsea’s Hudson waterfront. In particular, they wanted to capture the industrial spirit distinct to this part of New York City.

Classic Refinement Meets Modern Luxury at The Cortland

The building’s facade consists of brick and LaSalle limestone, framed with metal rivets that evoke the industrial past while remaining distinctly modern.

There are over 1 million hand laid, artisanally crafted bricks in the facade. The kiln-fired bricks come in five deep, rich colors that combine to create a sense of depth. Additionally, the brick’s irregular edges evoke its historic surroundings (like the London Terrace apartment block).

Oversized bay windows accent the facade while allowing incredible views from within the residences. These windows create clean, modern lines that offset the rustic quality of the facade’s materials. In combination, these disparate design elements make this new development a striking yet fitting addition to the Chelsea waterfront.

The Interiors: Residences at The Cortland


The residences at the Cortland continue the building’s classic but modern aesthetic. The oversized windows let in light, making the space feel airy and bright–and there is plenty of space.

Living and Dining Rooms


The living and dining area is a large, open floor plan with plenty of room for a variety of furniture layouts. You can use the space however you see fit, taking advantage of the open floorplan’s flexibility. The Cortland’s residences have high ceilings and warm wood flooring. Select units even have marble fireplaces and outdoor terraces.



The kitchens feature the highest quality materials and technology. The countertops are made from imported Statuario Belgia marble from Carrara, Italy. This classic marble continues onto the backsplashes, creating a cohesive, natural, and trendy look.

The cabinets are finished in metallic Italian lacquer, and the state of the art appliances are seamlessly integrated into the cabinetry. This creates a sleek and clean look, while wood and natural materials warm up the space.

Kitchen storage is taken to the next level at the Cortland. Select units have a walk in pantry with plenty of space for all of your cooking essentials. The kitchen island also features a custom, built in Olson Kundig Jack Box–an artfully designed and convenient storage area perfect for tucking away entertaining accouterments between uses.



From primary bathrooms to powder rooms, the bathrooms at the Cortland are marked by luxurious natural materials and artisan craftsmanship. Here you will find even more marble–this time in a deeper shade from Italy’s Henraux Quarry–and Ash Grey stone. These beautiful natural stones are set into wooden millwork to create a spa-like atmosphere that is at once calming, inviting, and pristine. Each primary bathroom includes a freestanding tub, a rain shower, heated floors, illuminated medicine cabinets, and dual sinks.

Bedrooms and Terraces


In select units, primary bedrooms include real marble fireplaces. These spacious bedrooms have floor to ceiling windows to let in the light and provide beautiful views.

Some units have private outdoor terraces. These exclusive outdoor spaces are a hot commodity in NYC real estate, and it’s easy to see why. Residents and their guests can relax outside while remaining in the comfort of their own home. Terraces at the Cortland have plenty of room for entertaining while taking in incredible waterfront views.

The Amenities: Benefits of Living at The Cortland


The amenities are luxurious, all encompassing, and thoughtfully considered. Here are some of the amenities that residents can enjoy.

Entertainment and Social Amenities


The Cortland’s luxury amenities begin the moment you step into the lobby. This 24 hr, attended lobby serves as the perfect entry point to welcome you home, or gathering spot before heading out into the city. The lobby includes a fireplace and lounge furniture where you can meet with friends or take a moment to yourself.

The welcoming atmosphere of the lobby continues into the resident lounges, which have warm wood flooring, oversized windows, and plush rugs and furnishings. The event lounge, which includes multiple types of seating, a dining area, a bar area, and a fireplace, is ideal for entertaining.

The family lounge, with a foosball table and a ping pong table, is great for casual hangouts. For an outdoor event, residents and their guests can enjoy the Hudson Terrace, which has seating and dining areas, as well as fire pits and barbecue grills–all with impeccable views of the Hudson river.

The entertainment amenities don’t stop with the lounges. Residents can catch a movie or performance in the screening room, or step into a new world in the VR room. Children will particularly enjoy the Beluga Pod, a kid’s play area with plenty of space to run, climb, and socialize. Residents of all ages can flex their creative muscles in the Sandbox maker space–a creative studio equipped with 3D printers, pottery wheels, a kitchen, and more.

Health and Wellness Amenities


The wellness amenities include a sauna and spa with a 75 ft swimming pool, steam room, treatment room, and yoga/pilates studio. For more fast paced fitness, residents can enjoy the Cortland’s basketball court, squash court, and state of the art gym. Golfers can head to the Crow’s Nest, a golf-simulator lounge where residents can practice their swing while enjoying a beer.

The Cortland’s Exclusive Services: Related Life


The Cortland’s amenities program extends to a variety of services and events known as “Related Life.” These exclusive events are only accessible to residents of Related Companies’ buildings, and include both virtual and in-person options.

So, what kinds of events are included with a Related Life membership? Just this month, Related Life is offering golf lessons, omakase sushi with sake pairings, a kid’s club Earth Day celebration, and a “yappy hour” hosted by Dog City where pups and their owners can socialize.

Other exclusive benefits include Dog City pet care services, weekly private Maker Workshops at Sandbox, private and preferred access at Soul Cycle, in-building fitness programs from Equinox, children’s programming from CAMP, private access and programing from FENDI, preferred pricing and access on healthcare from the Health Center at Hudson Yards, dining from Little Spain, and even more.

With so many brand partners throughout New York City, the Cortland’s Related Life amenity plan is an incredible resource for any aspect of a resident’s life.

Learn More About The Cortland Today

the-cortland-motor-courtMany units at the Cortland have already sold, so if you are interested in living in this West Chelsea Waterfront development, you should act fast.

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