Now that summer’s peak is in the rear-view, it’s time to start thinking about spending more time indoors. Just because the temperature dips doesn’t mean that your entertaining has to as well. Fall brings the crowds indoors, to kitchen, dining and living room spaces. With that in mind, we thought we’d take a look at some of our favorite apartments on the market with flowing spaces to make entertaining a breeze.
With its open spaces and fabulous proportions, a boutique SoHo loft is a natural fit for entertaining in the home, and this one — located inside the 51 Crosby Street portion of the beautiful 210 Lafayette development — was conceived by the master of entertaining, famed hotelier Andre Balazs. The apartment has direct elevator access that opens right in the kitchen, dining and living areas, and for anyone seeking a respite from the crowd, the bedrooms are tucked away in the other wing.
Labor Day weekend is just around the corner and summer is winding down, but that doesn’t mean we’re tired of great private outdoor spaces quite yet. Here are three great properties on the market that can give summer the sendoff it deserves.
On the inside this historic Greenwich Village brownstone is totally restored and renovated for contemporary living, but the outdoor spaces stand out as well. There are two private terraces, but we really want to focus on the backyard, which is a charming space in one of Manhattan’s best neighborhoods that can handle the busiest holiday celebration. And if you need a moment alone, you can sneak off to that private terrace off the master bedroom.
A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
“The Rewards of Patience”
New York Times
CORE CEO Shaun Osher and CORE’s Walker Tower development (above) are featured prominently in this New York Times column on high-end real estate projects that waited out the worst of the economic downturn and now stand to perform well in the current thriving luxury property market. The Times‘ Alexei Barrionuevo writes, “[D]omestic buyers are also circling, and are especially eager to buy downtown, developers say. And as downtown projects go, nothing seems as primed to capitalize as quickly on the favorable market conditions (for the industry) than Walker Tower, the Chelsea building originally designed by the architect Ralph Walker that is now being converted into 50 condominiums.”
“Turning Double Play Into Big Single”
Wall Street Journal
Steel magnate Leroy Schecter is combining his two 35th-floor apartments at 15 Central Park West — one of the most successful and famous residential buildings in New York City — and has listed the massive spread for $95 million with CORE Managing Director Emily Beare. It is one of Manhattan’s most expensive listings.
After undergoing a complete renovation, this Greenwich Village townhouse — built in 1848 — has become one of the best single-family homes in all of downtown. Understated and elegant are words to describe this home, but it has also been refreshed for a modern lifestyle. In keeping with what luxury buyers are after these days, the house — comprised of four stories and a finished basement — includes 4 spacious bedroom suites, 3 with fireplaces. The building has undergone structural, mechanical and technological upgrades, and even the beautiful backyard has been redone. The interiors are truly stunning, and we recommend browsing the full photo gallery on Vickey Barron’s listing. Below, a peek at the new kitchen, looking out into the private garden.