Being on a “border” has its perks. When 133 West 14th Street was built in 1920, its owner probably had no idea that one day the property would straddle the line between two of Manhattan’s most in-demand neighborhoods. Now this wide-open 1,600-square-foot loft — with high ceilings, a 25-foot-wide living room and amazing over-sized windows — has views north into Chelsea and south into the West Village, and enjoys the finer qualities of both neighborhoods. And while the setting is great, so too is the apartment itself, with a chef’s kitchen, a wood-burning fireplace, maple hardwood floors, central A/C and heat, and more. The boutique building has only 7 residential apartments total, so privacy is also a plus.
A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
New York Post
Now that the north side of the Bowery has been transformed from gritty to glam, the southern portion of the Bowery is on developers’ radars. CORE’s Tony Sargent spoke to the Post about the state of the Bowery market below Houston Street, and the offers he’s fielding on his great two-bedroom listing at 195 Bowery, pictured at right.
“On the Market”
New York Times
Maggie Kent’s listing at 200 East 16th Street in Gramercy, a one-bedroom, one-bath with a built-in office nook in a prewar doorman building, is praised by the Times for its park views and recent renovations.
“Living Large: 240 Park Avenue South”
As we mentioned last week, the stunning 5-bedroom apartment on Park Avenue South listed by Michael Graves was the subject of a “Living Large” segment on CBS New York. Check out the piece for a great video tour of the 3,700-square-foot spread.
“The Real Estate Artists”
CORE CEO Shaun Osher and Managing Director Tom Postilio are featured in Avenue magazine’s silent-film-inspired photo spread on New York’s leading real estate stars.
The new issue of Avenue magazine has a great collection of photos that’s part celebration of the movers and shakers in the New York City real estate market, and part homage to the Oscar-winning silent film The Artist. Topping the list of stars are two great leading men in any era: CORE CEO Shaun Osher and CORE Managing Director Tom Postilio. The price of Manhattan real estate hasn’t changed all that much since the silent film era … right?
CBS 2’s Emily Smith brought the “Living Large” cameras to the incredible 5-bedroom apartment at 240 Park Avenue South listed by CORE’s Michael Graves, a 3,700-square-foot condo unit with a curved wall of windows that encompasses the entire eastern wing of the building. Check out the video above to get an inside look at one of New York’s best chef’s kitchens, and a whole lot more!
This week the influential business publication Crain’s wrote about the hot market in the city for “starter apartments.” The studio and one-bedroom market is surging, according to recent market data. Here’s a look at three new CORE listings for the types of properties that buyers are snatching up at a rapid pace.
Murray Hill has some of the most beautiful and historic townhouses of any neighborhood in New York, a fact that often gets overlooked. This studio with a great lofted sleeping nook is located within one of those houses in the quaint neighborhood, on one of the best blocks, just off Park Avenue South. Totally renovated with its own fireplace, this is a starter home with lots of character.
Marking a new focal point on Manhattan’s celebrated Museum Mile — home to iconic cultural institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of the City of New York — is a distinctively designed limestone structure: One Museum Mile.
Located at 1280 Fifth Avenue and directly across from Central Park, One Museum Mile’s classic design and limestone relief façade are credited to legendary architect Robert A.M. Stern, who collaborated with Andre Kikoski Architect PLLC and SLCE Architects to create a structure which unifies this luxury condominium with the future home of the Museum for African Art, located in the building’s base.
The video above features an exclusive interview with Stern, who touches on Upper Fifth Avenue’s history and attractions, which influenced the design of One Museum Mile. Referencing his approach to “make an icon out of the museum and a very important neighbor out of the apartment building,” Stern has brought a quality of detail and charm that many new residential developments lack.
In a neighborhood rich with architectural gems, One Museum Mile compliments Fifth Avenue rather than competing with it. One Museum Mile offers a 24-hour full-service concierge, on-site parking, a landscaped roof terrace with outdoor pool, residents’ lounge with fireplace, fitness center with terrace, media lounge, children’s playroom, bicycle room and more.
For further information on this luxury development and its residences, please visit onemuseummile.com.
In an age when finding a reasonably priced two-bedroom apartment is tricky even in the outer boroughs, it’s refreshing to see this Upper East Side apartment just hitting the market. Perfectly utilizing all 1,000 square feet, and even providing a bit of private outdoor space, this is the type of condo for the buyer who needs more than a one-bedroom apartment but isn’t quite ready for the urban mega-home. Big beautiful windows let in all the light, and the apartment boasts new hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and that most elusive of Manhattan amenities, a washer/dryer. The Upper East Side location is one of the best for shopping, restaurants, and schools (the prestigious Lycee Francais School is only a block away). Below, a glimpse inside one of the bedrooms.
A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
From our first look inside Walker Tower. Photo by Michael Toolan.
“Exhibit Takes Soaring Look At Skyscraper Master’s Work”
NY1 real estate reporter Jill Urban takes a tour of the Ralph Walker exhibit currently on display inside Walker Tower, where CORE will launch sales this spring. The “exhibit highlights the impact Walker had on architecture starting in the roaring 20s,” reports Urban. Click through for her full video segment.
“How to make your own starchitect: Walker Tower draws buzz with book”
The Real Deal
Focusing on the exhibit and accompanying book, The Real Deal took a look at the inventive marketing campaign for Walker Tower, which CORE will launch sales of later this spring. “Marketing and selling is about educating the consumer,” CORE CEO Shaun Osher told TRD.
Ralph Walker: America’s Most Underrated Architect
The Ralph Walker rediscovery journey also made a stop at influential online design publication Core77 (no relation!), which offers a look at the exhibit and a nice recap of Walker’s personal history.
“Penthouse at Blue Hits Rental Market for $14,000/Month”
The rental listing for the duplex penthouse inside one of downtown Manhattan’s most architecturally adventurous new buildings, which we covered on the CORE Blog last week, got picked up by Curbed, which added a photo gallery and dipped into the building’s recent listings history.
Looking for authenticity in a loft? Then we direct your attention to the live/work setup at 138 Mulberry Street in Little Italy, a blank slate of a space that has some of the coolest preserved details we’ve seen lately. The original brick archways immediately draw your attention, setting the massive 4,000-square-foot space apart from any other loft you’re likely to lay eyes on. As Little Italy gets absorbed by trendy neighborhoods like SoHo and the Lower East Side, it’s nice to see this reminder of Mulberry Street’s rich history.
When reviewing famed Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi’s new Lower East Side condominium tower in 2007, former New York Times architecture Nicolai Ouroussoff wrote, “I can’t get the Blue Building out of my mind.” It was a thought shared by many architecture watchers in the city, and not much has changed since. Tschumi’s 17-story Blue, covered in a hypnotic array of blue glass panels, remains one of the most architecturally adventurous buildings built in downtown Manhattan in recent memory. Rising over old tenement buildings and the steel of the nearby Williamsburg Bridge — two signatures of the history-rich Lower East Side — Blue takes on a crystalline form, creating some very unique shapes in its residential layouts. Penthouse opportunities in such significant buildings are rare, but now the building’s the 2,500-square-foot penthouse duplex, which Ouroussoff singled out in his rave review thanks to its spacious private terrace, is available for rent through CORE’s Elizabeth Kee for $14,000 per month.
Here are some of the details from Kee’s listing: “A key locked elevator opens onto this private duplex loft with cantilevered glass walls, comprised of pixilated blue glass windows, giving you the feeling of floating in the sky. This 2,500-square foot 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom residence has a double corner living and dining room with breathtaking views that include three East River Bridges and the Empire State Building.” Check out that listing for more details on the apartment’s finishes and amenities, as well as a gallery of photos (some are seen below). If television is more your thing, the apartment will be featured on an upcoming episode of HGTV’s “Selling New York,” so stay tuned.