Courtesy CetraRuddy and Binyan Studios

Situated within the campus of Manhattan’s Union Theological Seminary (UTS), Claremont Hall is a new 41-story, mixed-use condominium tower with 165 units. The development group, including Lendlease, LMXD, and Daiwa House, worked with Robert A.M. Stern Architects to design the high-rise, which offers views of the Hudson River, Central Park, and Midtown, and preserve the façade of the former refectory building.

While the luxury building boasts an impressive suite of amenities, designed in partnership with architecture and interior design firm CetraRuddy, one of the project’s notable highlights is its indoor pool. As a former refectory for seminary students and faculty, the pool is surrounded by soaring Gothic ceilings with detailed beam work, original chandeliers, intricate windows, and a fireplace focal point. With modern yet earthy colors, textures, and materials, along with a balance of classical and contemporary furniture, the firms created a design scheme that merges Old World influences with a fresh sensibility.

“Claremont Hall has been meticulously designed and constructed to both complement UTS’ classic campus and to offer the best possible living experience for all our homeowners now and in the future,” says David Dishy, CEO of LMXD.

Other shared spaces aim to infuse modern luxury with Gothic grandeur, including the lobby arrival, a walnut-paneled library, and a grand dining room.