An interior rendering of VIVIAN — Courtesy: S. Hekemian Group
By Joshua Burd
The S. Hekemian Group has taken the wraps off a new 195-unit luxury apartment building in Englewood, the latest piece of its mixed-use redevelopment known as Englewood South.
The firm announced Thursday that it has started leasing at the building, known as VIVIAN, which includes upscale amenities, sustainability features and a location minutes from Manhattan. The building is managed by Mack Cali Realty Corp.’s Roseland affiliate.
“VIVIAN appeals to diverse groups of people,” Peter Hekemian, senior managing partner of The S.Hekemian Group, said in a prepared statement. “Young families, couples and singles are attracted to the convenience of living in the (New York) metropolitan area for cultural and professional enrichment. When their day ends, tenants come home to VIVIAN to disconnect from a fast-paced lifestyle in a calm, sanctuary-like atmosphere.”
The residential building joins other pieces of Englewood South, including the five apartment buildings known as The Brownstones, along with The Sheffield, a fitness center and a mixed-use office building known as ES4. Future plans for phase five and six at Englewood South include a hotel and second professional office building, both of which will be developed by SHG.
The developer built the new complex using its concept known as SHG Low Impact Living, a commitment to implementing green policies and strategies into new construction projects, according to a news release. The property offers solar powered, on-site car charging stations, free daily shuttles to Manhattan’s commuting points and common areas powered by on-roof solar arrays.
VIVIAN’s overall interior design is inspired by the acclaimed restaurant Bar Agricole in San Francisco, the news release said. Mollie Darby, interior decorator for the Penney Design Group, used natural materials, earth tones and soft modern finishes to create a calming, aesthetic appeal.
Amenities include a facility known as the Kumano Springs & Spa, which is inspired by Japanese public baths, and a self-service pet salon. The property also features a fitness center with on-demand classes and a “Crayola Corner” for tenants’ and guests’ children.
Monthly rents at the building start at $2,200, the news release said.