Our most popular penthouse was back on the small screen last night, as CBS’s Emily Smith took a tour of the A Building duplex that comes complete with an indoor slide for her Living Large series. CORE’s Lindsee Silverstein, who shares the $3,990,000 listing with Elizabeth Kee, showed Smith around the unique and modern 2,400 square foot space, and then everyone took a spin down the slide — resulting in at least one blooper. Check out the full video below.
One of the industry’s brightest young stars, Jarrod Guy Randolph, joined CORE earlier this spring, and last night he received his proper welcome. The setting was the beautiful penthouse at Blue, the Bernard Tschumi-designed tower on the Lower East Side, and the occasion was not only a celebration of Randolph coming to CORE, but also a salute to his inclusion on the Forbes “30 Under 30” list in the Real Estate category. A few more photos from are below, and you can see the full gallery on Facebook. You can also read the best tweets from the party on our Twitter page, @CORE_RealEstate.
Brooklyn’s Brownstone Belt is anchored by Park Slope, the charming, family-friendly neighborhood that runs along the northwest side of Prospect Park. And while brownstone homes are indeed what most people think of when they daydream about having their own house in Park Slope, that doesn’t mean the neighborhood doesn’t rock out in other ways. This Neoclassical home is part of a consecutive row of 12 limestone townhouses, making for one of the most beautiful stretches of real estate in all of Brooklyn. Located a half block from Prospect Park, on a street that received Brooklyn’s Greenest Block Award, the 2-family home is currently configured as a 5-bedroom, 2-bathroom owner’s duplex with a deck and garden access, plus an income producing garden rental apartment. The stoop is stunning, the location is impeccable, and the layout is ideal. For anyone smitten with the charms of Brownstone Brooklyn (or Limestone Brooklyn), here’s what you’ve been waiting for. See below for a few inside peeks.
Can there ever be such a thing as “too much house?” Not in the Big Apple, where a home with history on a nice block is New Yorkers’ #1 wish, just ahead of a Knicks NBA championship and a prime time table at Eleven Madison Park. And 233 West 20th Street delivers, with six floors and 7,000 square feet of meticulously renovated and modern interior space, all in a historic shell built in 1824. CORE Managing Director Tom Postilio has the $10,950,000 listing, and he guided viewers through the incredible six-bedroom home on last weekend’s “Open House New York.” See his walk-through in the video above.
A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
“House of the Day”
Wall Street Journal
At 72 Reade Street, an “airy, 3,360-square-foot apartment in Tribeca [that] still bears remnants of its industrial past,” listed by Michael Graves, was a Wall Street Journal House of the Day. Photo above, and check out the complete photo slideshow on the WSJ website.
“A tale of two markets”
The Real Deal
“In a still-difficult economy, developers are increasingly tailoring buildings to suit the needs of serious buyers,” The Real Deal reports, and that includes building “supersized” apartments into new developments. The list of supersized new buildings includes Walker Tower, where apartments average 3,000 square feet, and where CORE will launch sales next month.
“Best place of the week: 55 White St.”
New York Daily News
Ryan Fitzpatrick’s spectacular triplex listing at 55 White Street in Tribeca “has the kind of grandeur that evokes library scenes from movies like ‘The Music Man’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast.’”
This week Curbed published a fantastic map of New York City’s secret gardens, lush green spaces that the average person doesn’t even know are out there to be enjoyed by all. One such place is the Central Park Conservatory Garden, just off East 105th Street in the quiet northeast corner of Central Park. It’s a beautiful spot we’ve become much more familiar with ever since the launch of One Museum Mile, which is located just a few steps away.
The Conservatory Garden, the Central Park website explains, “is divided into three smaller gardens, each with a distinct style: Italian, French and English. The Garden’s main entrance is through the Vanderbilt Gate, on Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets. This magnificent iron gate, made in Paris in 1894, originally stood before the Vanderbilt mansion at Fifth Avenue and 58th Street.” This photo was taken last month, with the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Not a bad place to call home, right?
Photo via Flickr/jmvazquezjr
“Supersized” apartments are a hot sector of the market, The Real Deal magazine reports in its latest issue, as real estate developers look for ways to appeal to wealthy buyers. The list of new supersized buildings includes CORE’s upcoming Walker Tower development, but with the launch of sales at Walker Tower still a few weeks out, we thought we’d highlight three other supersized pads currently on the market.
This Chelsea apartment isn’t called the “Skyhouse” for no reason. The mansion-in-the-sky, a triplex sitting atop a landmark building, has 5,000 square feet of indoor space along with an almost unheard of 6,000 square feet of private outdoor space. No neighbors, four exposures, and striking views of the Hudson River and Empire State Building — it’s a supersized home for a supersized lifestyle.
We don’t often make it out to New Jersey, but when we do, it’s for something truly special, like this French-inspired mansion in an exclusive enclave within the Garden State. CORE’s Michael Graves has the listing for the newly constructed $19 million Saddle River estate, which features a 5-bedroom, 25,000-square-foot Corinthian stone manor on 4.4 beautiful acres of land. The mansion’s features and amenities — including a pair of double parking garages, a USTA grade tennis court and an indoor pool — are too lengthy to list here, but luckily CBS 2 reporter Emily Smith toured the property for a “Living Large” segment that aired last night. Check out the video below for a peek inside the palace:
There are plenty of options for the loft buyer in New York City. The downtown neighborhoods are ripe with the old cast-iron buildings that contain some of the city’s most desirable housing stock. Rarely, however, does one of these homes sport such a recent and modern renovation while still maintaining the open and airy feel that makes these lofts so desirable. This massive full-floor loft in the Flatiron District, sporting 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, perfectly maintains that balance. The luxuries are distinctly modern, including a glass-enclosed, 2,000-bottle wine cellar, high-tech lighting and home automation systems, and a professional chef’s kitchen with custom Italian cabinetry, 6-foot dual Sub-Zero refrigeration, two Bosch dishwashers, Bosch ovens, a Bosch gas cooktop, Miele coffee station, and a Sub-Zero ice machine. But the loft tradition is ever-present, with high ceilings, over-sized windows and wide-open living and entertaining spaces. See Michael Graves’s listing for more great photos, but to really get a sense of how spacious and well-laid-out this apartment is, take a look at the floor plan below.