Anna Karlin Designs Homes to Fit Your Personality at One Manhattan Square

Live out your city dreams with these spectacular residences.

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Have you ever wanted a lush oasis hundreds of feet in the air? Or wanted to host a lavish party with a view of the Manhattan skyline? You can do both of those now in these innovative model residences designed by Anna Karlin in the One Manhattan Square tower on New York City’s Lower East Side. Karlin, who is based in the neighborhood herself, is a multifaceted designer and has worked on everything from glassware and lighting to fine jewelry and interiors.

Karlin says her 10 “characters,” which include such archetypes as “The Glamorous Couple,” “The Urban Gardener,” and “The Retail Queen,” are based on people we all have in our lives. “One Manhattan Square is a vertical village in itself,” she says. “So we developed these distinct characters that would populate it. They are based on people we all have in our lives: the fabulous single man with epic taste, the design student with a well-curated eye, and the couple whose children have finally left home, so they can have a beautiful pied-à-terre.”

And outside of the gorgeous model homes, the building includes top-of-the-line amenities, like a full basketball court, a two-lane bowling alley, a spa with a plunge pool, and cigar and wine rooms. Best of all, there are unparalleled views in every direction over Lower Manhattan. “There is something so special about being able to see the edge of our magic island and onwards to the sea,” Karlin says.

One-, two-, and three-bedroom residences available now at .

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1 The Luxe Family
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This career couple has just had their first child, and life remains as chic as ever. They seek quality in everything they buy—like gold-rimmed tableware—and are unapologetic about their success.

2 The Luxe Family
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The Luxe Family chooses elegant tropical wallpaper, an exotic tiger rug, and a pendant light with a floral touch when designing their child’s airy nursery.

3 The Empty Nesters
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Inspired by a couple whose children have left home, this residence offers relaxation and proximity to city sights. In the calming living room, contemporary art mixes with neutral upholstery.

4 The Empty Nesters
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For this retired couple, the worries of the 9-to-5 job are over. Their bedroom is a serene place with Deco furniture and water views.

5 The Minimalist
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In this apartment for an unabashed minimalist, whites and creams combine effortlessly with wooden forms. A sculptural pendant light offers a curvy contrast to the straight lines of the cityscape beyond.

6 The Urban Gardener
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Hidden in the concrete jungle is the Urban Gardener’s oasis. Light spills from floor-to-ceiling windows into this paradise, illuminating the intersection between domesticity and nature.

7 The Gentleman
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A masculine grandeur infuses every corner of this space and offers a brief glimpse into this gentleman’s mysterious personal life.

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