The second you open up your Instagram account, you've likely been inundated with a sea of products marketed as healthy. Any number of products fall under this banner; pre-packaged smoothies via meal delivery services, self-care guides, spirulina—you name it, it’s health benefits have been exalted. Seemingly for the first time ever, a New York City high rise can join the list. Self-described as Brooklyn’s healthiest new development, Arbor 18 is a condominium designed with the intention to help its residents recharge naturally following days spent in the notoriously unnatural New York City.
Arbor 18’s design “reflects a symbiotic relationship between indoor and outdoor living”—private, luxury residences exist side-by-side with luscious green spaces. This includes the adjacent Prospect Park and Greenwood Cemetery as well as a slew of exclusive outdoor amenities unlike any other in the entirety of the borough. The first floor is an arboretum, with a library, lounge, and private dining room all looking out on a lushly landscaped courtyard. Along with its neighboring zen garden, the arboretum was conceived with those aforementioned Brooklyn classics in mind as a way to replicate their restorative qualities.
A rooftop observatory is also open to all of the buildings residents, a serene screen of groves of birch trees giving glimpses of the New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty beyond. Rounding out the wellness experience is a sanctuary level, with a sprawling fitness center, yoga studio, meditation room, and infrared sauna. Smaller residents are also spoiled with an extensive children’s playroom and pet spa.
Units in Arbor 18 feature sleek, mid-century moderns with clean white walls and hardwood floors that run from $565,000 for a studio to $1.8 million for three bedrooms.