New York Observer: Historic Tribeca Townhouse Sells for $5.5M

28 July, 2014 posted by: CORE


Last week, Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon’s Tribeca townhouse listing at 37 Harrison Street was profiled in the New York Observer, following its sale. Purchased for $5.5 million, the home was originally listed for $3.75 million and quickly entered into contract after only one week of being on the market. According to the team, the first open house attracted more than 100 potential buyers, including actor Jake Gyllenhaal. The home closed on July 21st at nearly 47% above its asking price and exactly 100 times what the seller paid for the property in 1975.


New York Observer: 15 Renwick Street Plans September Sales Launch

24 July, 2014 posted by: CORE


CORE is excited to announce the sales campaign of Soho’s latest new development project 15 Renwick. Developed by IGI-USA with ODA Architecture as the leading design team, sales are slated to launch this September. Covered by the New York Observer, news of the project broke yesterday, with Eldad Blaustein of IGI-USA providing insight on the building’s creation. “In the original plans, it was a glass building, a curtain wall from bottom to top, and we changed the façade, added more industrial elements, consistent with the cast iron architecture of the neighborhood,” he said. “It has a more industrial finish and the apartments will all have exposed columns.”

Aside from its sleek design, the project has also garnered attention for its unique marketing approach, notably four different “characters” situated in the renderings. The imagery integrates the historical, Victorian era of the Renwick legacy with the creative persona of today’s Hudson Square resident. The provocative images include a shirtless boxer sporting contemporary tattoos, complemented by an aristocratic-styled woman with modern-day nail-art.


How 93 Worth Changed Tribeca

08 July, 2014 posted by: CORE

93 Worth: Launch Event from CORE on Vimeo.

Come behind the scenes at the 93 Worth penthouse kickoff to hear how IGI-USA, ODA Architecture, and CORE collaborated on the concept, design and development for the building. As a new pre-war conversion on the eastern edge of Tribeca, the building has proven itself within the neighborhood community and emerged as covetable location to live. The evening included the Michael Arenella Band. After sundown the view included a projection of The Great Gatsby, in addition to a clear view of the Empire State Building to the north and One World Trade to the south.

The 92-unit condo is representative of the evolving face of Tribeca and downtown. Building amenities include a concierge, a common rooftop with panoramic city views and a kitchen station, a children’s playroom and a dog-washing area. The building features seven-foot windows, open kitchens, and original exposed steel columns.


The New York Times: On the Market in New York City

07 July, 2014 posted by: CORE


In this past weekend’s issue of The New York Times, Patrick Lilly and Adie Kriegstein’s Soho listing at 196 Sixth Avenue, 4/5B was featured as one of last week’s premier “On the Market” properties. This sun-drenched pre-war duplex loft faces east with dramatic 20-foot ceilings and a grand open layout, highlighted by a sculptural metal and wood staircase, working fireplace, full-height exposed brick cut-out and a 14-foot modernist window. The home is also ideally located near local transportation and Soho’s most popular shopping districts.


What’s New: West Village Sophistication on Bank Street

03 July, 2014 posted by: CORE


Where: 56 Bank Street
Size: 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
Asking: $7,395,000
Listed by: Doug Eichman and Ben Jacobs

Located in the West Village, this stretch of Bank Street is a mix of turn-of-the-century apartment houses and simple Greek Revival townhouses. Erected in 1833 for the Reverend Joseph Carter, this 20-foot wide, three-story townhouse has recently undergone an extensive restoration. The brick front is constructed in Flemish bond, the fascia board of the roof cornice is original, and the Six over Six windows add to the attractive historic facade. The wrought iron hand railings of the stoop are original and the unusual openwork circular newel posts, set on stone bases, are surmounted by pineapples of painted brass.

The main floor of this residence is an expansive entertaining space including a large dining area with a working fireplace and an oversized chef’s kitchen with abundant storage. The open architectural staircase and glass panel curtain wall allows abundant light to flood the entire home. Down the stairs from the main floor is a charming English basement. Having its own private entrance, this complete bedroom/studio space includes an efficient Pullman kitchen, full bath, working fireplace and views of the bluestone patio.

The second floor features a loft-like, light-filled great room featuring high ceilings, five windows and a working fireplace against a brick accent wall. Upon arriving on the third floor, one enters the spacious master bedroom suite. With a spa-like, five-piece master bathroom, abundant closets, working fireplace and oversized dressing area, this is a luxurious private retreat. On the fourth floor, with sun-filled village exposure, one ventures out onto the rooftop. Recently replaced, this new roof can easily be landscaped to create additional private garden space.

Named after the Bank of New York, which established an eight lot bank in 1798, Bank Street is a mere six block street that runs between Greenwich Avenue and the Hudson River. Historic, picturesque, and intimate, this tree lined street is home to many colorful residents and memorable institutions while remaining close to fashionable boutiques, award winning restaurants and charming cafes. Residing on Bank Street offers the quintessential West Village living experience.


The New York Times: Five Stories of Luxury

30 June, 2014 posted by: CORE


Located at 10 West 10th Street, Shaun Osher’s latest townhouse listing was profiled in this weekend’s edition of The New York Times’ “Exclusive” column. Currently on the market for $24.75 million, this West Village Greek revival townhouse boasts a meticulously restored and renovated interior, featuring an elevator, three wood-burning fireplaces, numerous private outdoor terraces, a fitness room with sauna and steam shower, a built-in sound and security system and gourmet chef’s kitchen. According to Shaun, the home is “like a real New York City gem on a special block, a rarefied space from the sidewalk to the roof deck and everything in between.”


On the Market: The Penthouse at 111 Mercer

23 June, 2014 posted by: CORE


Last week, Lonny Magazine partnered with CORE to celebrate their relaunch at the penthouse atop 111 Mercer Street. Listed by Emily Beare and Christian Rogers, 111 Mercer Street, PH offers over 3,500 square feet of interior and more than 1,600 square feet of terrace space, capturing the essence of its very chic location. Showcasing a clean and modern aesthetic throughout, take a glimpse at why the Lonny team named this Soho pad “one of NYC’s top luxury listings” here.


CORE Kicks-off Partnership with Lonny Magazine at 111 Mercer Street, PH

19 June, 2014 posted by: CORE

On Wednesday night, CORE teamed up with lifestyle and home decor publication Lonny Magazine to celebrate the relaunch of at 111 Mercer Street PH. The event also kicked-off CORE’s partnership with the shelter mag to host speaker events for the broker community in NYC. The Livingly Media-published magazine recently introduced its mobile-friendly redesign, responsive platform and improved navigation for readers.

Guests enjoyed a night of conversation, music and taking in the scenery as they gathered at the penthouse atop 111 Mercer Street, listed by Emily Beare and Christian Rogers. Located in the heart of Soho on one of the neighborhood’s most coveted blocks, 111 Mercer Street, PH offers over 3,500 square feet of spectacular living space and more than 1,600 square feet of three separate private terraces. Every possible convenience has been provided for, including pre-wiring for full sound, light, and shade automation and access to service and amenities from the boutique Nolitan Hotel.


Wall Street Journal: A (Museum) Mile in Their Shoes

16 June, 2014 posted by: CORE


Last week, One Museum Mile was featured in The Wall Street Journal, and CORE broker Tom Postilio talks about one couple’s purchase in the building. Chronicling their move from London to New York City in 2012, the piece documents the evolution along this stretch of upper Fifth Avenue.  The Robert A.M. Stern designed building offers several sought-after amenities including a dining/conference room, a living room, teen hangout, fitness room and children’s play area. According to the couple, after initially struggling to navigate the tough Manhattan market, their home “…feels like an oasis in the city.” As one of the first new developments of its kind in the area, One Museum Mile’s world-class address, sweeping views and design have made it a distinct presence along Central Park.


Three of a Kind: Tasteful Townhouses

05 June, 2014 posted by: CORE

New York’s iconic townhomes continue to draw potential homebuyers to the City and surrounding boroughs at record numbers. Offering quintessentially New York living, complemented by their highly coveted and spacious layouts, these three CORE townhouse listings offer a taste of some of New York City and Brooklyn’s finest homes.


Where: 241 West 17th Street
Size: 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
Asking: $11,500,000
Listed by: Shaun Osher

Welcome to 241 West 17th Street, a modern oasis conveniently located in the heart of Chelsea. This architecturally unique five-story, 25-foot wide townhouse offers four to six bedrooms as well as three full and two half baths with a private garage, elevator, and 20-foot glass paneled facade. The gracious design incorporates a modern aesthetic design with sleek finishes and transom windows, while keeping the beautiful original exposed brick and charm. The first floor showcases a grand living and entertaining space with soaring 22-foot ceilings, Juliette balcony, a 20-foot wall of windows, and a wood-burning fireplace. The second floor boasts an open chef’s kitchen with granite countertops, top-of-the-line Sub-Zero and Viking appliances, an island breakfast bar, all open to the formal dining area with skylight. This level also features a formal sitting area that leads to a floating mezzanine level. The third floor of the home includes three bedrooms, one of which opens to a large private deck and another boasting a wood-burning fireplace, along with a full Italian-designed bathroom. The master suite occupies the entire fourth floor of the townhouse with 12-foot ceilings, fireplace, and a windowed Italian-style bathroom with double sinks, spa tub for two, shower, bidet, and a skylight. This home also includes has an outdoor private, bi-level cedar roof deck for summer entertaining. Additionally, there is a separate entrance with two sizable rooms, a full bath and kitchenette, and a basement with recreation room and laundry center. Only moments from Chelsea’s famed art galleries, fashionable boutiques, and chic restaurants.

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