Despite touring downtown White Plains’ newest luxury rental tower, Continuum, on a gray, rain-sloshed morning while the complex was still under construction, its appeal was immediately obvious. The building’s clean, bold design helps it pull off a real estate hat-trick: The spaces are equal parts posh, welcoming, and modern. Raising the stakes on the amenities game, Continuum offers 24-hour concierge service, a fully equipped gym (complete with Peloton-style bikes offering virtual spin classes), roof deck with pool and barbecue area, a children’s playroom, business center, indoor sports simulator (golf, soccer, and even zombie dodgeball), and a digital lobby board that displays the Metro-North train schedule and the location of the closest Uber.
But city living doesn’t come cheap — or large. The 288 units are modestly sized and carry hefty price tags: Studios from 523 to 587 square feet cost $2,120 to $2,380 per month; one-bedroom residences from 710 to 732 square feet range from $2,680 to $3,020; two-bedroom units from 1,184 to 1,256 square feet carry monthly prices of $3,845 to $4,220. The residences are well appointed, with luxurious finishes and appliances, in-unit washers and dryers, and large windows. The building itself — the first new 100-plus-unit building in White Plains in eight years — offers 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and underground parking, with 381 spaces.
Located at 55 Bank Street, directly across from the White Plains Metro-North station, it’s clear Continuum is attracting residents who have transportation convenience at the top of their wish lists. Age and stage of life don’t appear to be factors. “We’re seeing a wide spectrum of residents — everyone from empty nesters/downsizers to divorcees to Millennials and other young professionals,” says Matt Abisch, Continuum property manager, who notes that the building is currently 28 percent leased.
LCOR, Continuum’s New York City-based developer, plans to break ground on another 16-story residential tower next door in January 2019.