This Upper East Side luxury condo tower comes with a music studio designed by Lenny Kravitz

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The “Sound Lounge” and screening room is a Lenny Kravitz creation.
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A new luxury condominium development on Manhattan’s Upper East Side has launched sales today, and it has some unusual features.

The Kent is an 83-unit tower built in an old-fashioned Art Deco style – but it’s decked out with every amenity a contemporary buyer would want. That includes a one-of-a-kind “Sound Lounge” designed by Kravitz Design, helmed by famous musician Lenny Kravitz.

“The Sound Lounge was inspired by one of my personal recording studios,” Kravitz said in a statement. “We wanted to create an inviting and inspiring multipurpose environment where the residents can play music together or practice their instruments.”

It will be stocked with a full set of instruments, amps, and practice equipment for both professional and amateur musicians to play. And that’s not the only specially designed room: there’s a drawing room with a fireplace, a garden salon with a billiards table, and an “interactive play space” called Camp Kent.

Developed by Extell Development Group, The Kent was designed by Beyer Blinder Belle with interiors by Champalimaud and landscape architecture by West8. Units will start at $2.45 million a pop. Penthouse pricing has not yet been released, but it could be as much as $20 million.


Up on East 95th Street, The Kent is a new luxury building in a neighborhood currently devoid of the towers that populate the rest of Manhattan. Extell bought the property for a little over $6 million back in 2013.

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It’s a classic 1920s Art Deco design on the exterior.

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And it retains Art Deco influences in the streamlined interior, as well; the floor pattern in this entrance hall is a throwback to that era.

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Amenity spaces for residents include this drawing room, which has a fireplace and bar.

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The Sound Lounge — designed by Kravitz — is a one-of-a-kind amenity. Practice instruments will be available for any building residents.

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It will also function as a screening room for movies and TV viewing.

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Another shot of the screening room space. This isn’t Kravitz’s first foray into design: he even launched a home goods collection with CB2 last fall.

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A terrace lounge will have a billiards table, library area, and catering kitchen.

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And a custom-designed play space for kids makes the building family-friendly.

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The units themselves, designed by the same firm that did the Waldorf Astoria and other iconic spaces, are spacious and open with ceilings of over 10 feet.

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Each condo will be between two and five bedrooms, at 1,285 to over 5,000 square feet apiece.

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Other amenities: a heated indoor swimming pool, the now de rigueur fitness center, and Finnish saunas.

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The Kent expects to be open for residents to move in by late 2017.

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