This 19-story, hybrid, showy, blender of condominiums is the newest neighbor on Upper East Side Manhattan.
Elegant yet comfortable, the residences offered at The Clare are havens from the city outside, featuring walls of floor-to-ceiling windows and open city views in nearly every direction. In an unmatched design, the south-facing building on the northeast corner of Second Avenue and 61st is wrapped in vertical fins that provide discreet shade to the residences as the sun travels east to west. Extending up from the base, these mullions highlight the setback floors atop The Clare, creating a unique but contextual relationship with the surrounding neighborhood.
Known for their intelligent use of space and innovative, modern compositions, Manuel Glas Architects have brought The Clare to life. The vision: an environment where light-filled living is the centerpiece of every residence and public space. Every passerby cannot help but be drawn to the magnificent light that reflects off a façade of panels by Porcelanosa, natural Indiana limestone and glass windows above.
Upon entering, residents enjoy a fully attended lobby with soaring double-height ceilings, Bulgarian limestone floors and walls, a Calacatta gold marble service desk, walnut wood panels and modern accent pieces. Additional conveniences include cold storage and a bike room. Together, these elements create not just a pass-through, but a private, boldly designed statement that emphasizes craftsmanship and strong point of view.
Radiant heated 7-inch-wide white oak flooring adorns the homes at 301 East 61st Street, which also include multi-zone heating and cooling systems, LED lighting throughout and washers and dryers. Well-appointed finishes mimic the mood and tone of natural light that envelops The Clare, with white-painted solid wood doors and a gleaming palette of whites and pale grays that seamlessly blend with the sky above.
Each master bedroom serves as a rare personal retreat, boasting bountiful closet space, en-suite baths and floor-to-ceiling windows that lend an air of spaciousness and serenity. Stunning views through double exposures reflect the commitment to a life lived in light.
Indulgent 5-fixture master bathrooms are outfitted with oversized Carrara Blanco–style floor and wall tiles by Porcelanosa. Serene wet rooms feature Kohler soaking tubs and open showers behind frosted-glass partitions. Extra-large gray quartz countertops with double sinks, custom white matte lacquered vanities, generous medicine cabinets and Watermark fixtures are chosen for their ultimate functionality and quietly modern appeal.
Duplex residences feature larger proportions with impressive double-height living room ceilings, up to 18 feet and 2 inches. Sprawling private outdoor spaces mirror the open, airy feel found throughout The Clare. These 2-story homes take full advantage of their orientation at the building’s corners, flooded with natural light through double exposures.
The four bedroom, four bathroom duplex Penthouse at the crown of The Clare is the first of its kind on the Upper East Side. Beginning on the 18th floor, this exclusive residence spans 2,900 SF, with four generous outdoor terraces. Living and dining areas are filled with light and air from sunrise to sunset through a special 22-by-14 foot glass atrium, outfitted with a customized electric shade system. The expansive full-floor private rooftop terrace is fully equipped with a gas BBQ station. The Penthouse commands incredible views of the cityscape in all directions through walls of floor-to-ceiling glass.
Sleek, open kitchens feature a full range of appliances by Miele, matched perfectly by custom Poggenpohl cabinetry and quartz-topped counters. The center of every home: floating islands offer ample room for culinary pursuits and social gatherings.
Perched 13 stories high with 12-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, a full floor of amenities includes a fitness center and wellness studio fit for rejuvenation. A spacious lounge with a dining room, living room, entertainment center and pantry, outfitted in walnut and stainless steel, sets an ideal stage for any host. Enjoy the sprawling 800-square-foot landscaped terrace featuring Porcelanosa pavers and aluminum accents. Conveniences are surpassed only by expansive city views towards Central Park, the Roosevelt Island Tram, the 59th Street Bridge, and Downtown.