- Press: Citizen Condominiums Committed to Gold LEED Certification July 19, 2012
Eco-Conscious Living in Chelsea
Translated from German, developer Anbau Enterprises’ company name means “to add on to a building,” an appropriate sentiment in a city where each vacant lot serves as a foundation onto which a new piece of the future is built. And whether they were transforming the former InterContinental into the luxury residences that today make up 110 Central Park South or constructing Harsen House, the Upper West Side’s first LEED-certified residential building, Anbau has taken its responsibility to the city seriously.
“Every addition we make is building our urban fabric,” says Barbara van Beuren, one half of the husband-and-wife team that founded Anbau. “It’s not about us; it’s about how a building interacts in an urban context.” Nowhere is that worldview more apparent than at their latest development, Citizen, at 124 West 23rd Street—a 16-story condominium that fits seamlessly into a historic neighborhood that has undergone a historic reinvention.
- Press: Anbau Participates in Flatiron BID's Real Estate Forum May 4, 2012
To promote the significant benefits of investment and development for the real estate community in the district, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Inprovement District (BID) held its second annual forum Flatiron: Where Then Meets Now – Retail and Residential Development in Flatiron. The two hour free event attracted nearly 100 brokers and other industry members to network, hear from property experts and learn about the Flatiron Partnership at Almont Restaurant, the event host and sponsor. The group of distinguished panelists included Stephen Glascock, President of Anbau Enterprises, Inc., the developer of Citizen condominium.
- Press: Anbau Unveils New Citizen April 13, 2012
The announcement was made by Stephen L. Glascock and Barbara van Beuren, Anbau’s principals.
“We are proud to introduce Citizen and believe its unique attributes will resonate with a diverse range of potential buyers. Citizen establishes a new standard of urban living,” Glascock said.
- Press: New High-End Units Feature Less Glitz, Bigger Kitchens March 30, 2012
When units at the Citizen, an unassuming building in Chelsea, hit the market next week, their developer won’t tout the private Jacuzzis or imported Italian marble.
Instead—at a time when over-the-top luxury condos with $80 million-plus price tags are grabbing headlines—Anbau Enterprises is gambling it can succeed by giving buyers less, not more.
Anbau, run by a husband-and-wife team of architects, are betting that chastened postrecession buyers will eschew glam for subtle features like filtered air, large kitchens and clean, comfortable décor
- Press: NY Times 30 minute interview with Barbara Van Beuren December 1, 2011
Ms. van Beuren is a managing partner at Anbau Enterprises, the developer of Citizen.
She was recently featured in the New York Times 30 Minute Interview.