As the weather starts to warm up, many New Yorkers find all they want is to take a cool dip in the comfort of their own pool. However, homes with this luxury can be a rare find in the city. Below are three spectacular properties that allow for homeowners to privately lounge and relax beside the pool.
Located in Saddle River, NJ, this state of the art French manor offers the ultimate in luxury and sophistication on 4.4 acres of beautiful wooded land. Complete with an indoor pool with custom infinity tub, this home offers what most New York City properties cannot – space, serenity, and seclusion. (more…)
Last Wednesday, New York City’s Central Park Conservancy hosted “Central to Spring”, a kickoff event to welcome the new season at the Park. Residential buildings surrounding the Park, including One Museum Mile, hosted residents and guests for cocktails and hors d’oeuvre as a way to support the Central Park Conservancy and celebrate spring in one of the world’s greatest parks. In addition to the gatherings within each building, guests were invited to watch a fireworks display that took place within Central Park.
Guests at One Museum Mile mingled on the building’s expansive rooftop before heading down to see two units of the 18th floor that housed live music in one room, and a preview screening of the building’s appearance on Selling New York in the other. One Museum Mile’s sales team members, Tom Postilio, Natalie Rakowski, Parul Brahmbhatt, and John Harrison were all present to toast to the season and join in the celebration. Click the break for a look inside the event. (more…)
As the sun went down over Central Park last night, the music was just getting turned up atop 1280 Fifth Avenue, where the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band was playing for guests on the rooftop terrace of One Museum Mile. The event was a kick-off celebration for the fall sales season at the luxury condominium building, which is now 40% sold and in-contract. We’ll have more details on the event and the latest news on the building next week, but for now we wanted to give you a glimpse of this legendary band of musicians, which first formed in 1973. And for those curious about One Museum Mile, there’s an open house this weekend from 12-3pm on Saturday, and 1:30-4:30pm on Sunday.
While everyone loves sprawling, multi-million dollar apartments, sometimes a smaller pad is in order. These three studios offer less space, but no less style, than their more expensive counterparts. Perfect for young professionals or beleaguered commuters looking for a break, these three flats are places to be proud of, without breaking the bank.
With gleaming hardwood, a wall of windows, river views, and a location in one of New York’s most happening neighborhoods, this studio at Williamsburg’s 2 Northside Piers is one of the most desirable small spaces in Brooklyn. The unit itself measures 603 square feet, with a layout that promotes distinct sleeping and living areas. Off the alcove lies a thoroughly up-to-date master bath, flanked by a pair of spacious closets. The kitchen, which opens to the living area with a convenient counter for dining, features top-of-the-line appliances like a Bosch dishwasher and Sub-Zero fridge.
“Water views” in New York City real estate don’t necessarily need to signify a pair of rivers. Check out the view from the One Museum Mile rooftop of Central Park’s Harlem Meer, the man-made lake (”Meer” is Dutch for “lake”) designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Last night One Museum Mile hosted members of the press for a “Discover Our Neighborhood” panel discussion, followed by a reception at star chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster restaurant. Of course, some attendees took some time to admire the views, like New York Daily News real estate reporter Gina Pace, who tweeted the above photo (along with some others). For more tweets and photos, check out the One Museum Mile Twitter page.
Can’t make it out of the city this summer? No need to fret, there are plenty of properties out there that have some of the best outdoor spaces and greenery around, perfect for a sunny stroll, a picnic or a simple escape from the urban din. Before we sign off for the Fourth of July holiday, here are our three favorite staycation properties currently on the market. Don’t forget the sunscreen.
Central Park is New York City’s outdoor oasis, and this Central Park South unit is on its doorstep. Even a glance out the window will make you feel like you’ve escaped, but there’s nothing like taking some time out and roaming the 843 acres of lush greenery and walkways. Adding a resort-like feel, this unit is in the landmark Jumeirah Essex House, and residents enjoy hotel amenities such as concierge service, room service, valet parking, maid service, health club and more.
There’s nothing like a scorching 95-degree summer day to give you pool envy, and seeing the above photo of the rooftop swimming pool at One Museum Mile has us in a downright swoon. The photo was recently posted on the One Museum Mile Facebook page when the private pool opened for the season, and the Central Park-overlooking oasis is not the only reason the building is getting noticed. Following up his CORE Talks interview in which he discussed the building’s design in detail, architect Robert A.M. Stern just sat down with the New York Times for a wide-ranging interview about his career. Says Stern, “I don’t see architecture as being about autobiography. I see it more as an art of portrait painting. Portraits of places, institutions.” Read on for more insight from the legendary architect.
One of the greatest living American architects, Robert A.M. Stern is also the only contemporary architect to have designed two buildings along Central Park: 15 Central Park West, the two-tower limestone complex regarded as the most successful condominium of all time, and 1280 Fifth Avenue, home to the Museum for African Art and, above, the residences of One Museum Mile. CORE founder and CEO Shaun Osher sat down with Stern, who is also the dean of Yale University’s School of Architecture and an accomplished architectural historian, to talk about the unique design of One Museum Mile, the history of Central Park, and the similarities and differences between Stern’s pair of buildings along New York’s most iconic park. For more on Stern’s work, visit his firm’s website, and for more on One Museum Mile, click here.
Though sometimes lost in the shuffle of more glamorous abodes, the studio apartment is authentically New York. These apartments are always in demand as starter homes and pieds-a-terre, and allow buyers to plant their flags in great neighborhoods without breaking the bank. Studio apartments make the New York housing stock even more vibrant, and here are three of our favorites on the market right now.
One Museum Mile is Fifth Avenue’s newest masterpiece, and it’s hard to imagine a more ideal location: on Central Park, surrounded by the best cultural institutions in the city. Studios apartments on Fifth Avenue are somewhat rare, and this unit is bigger than most studios in new-construction condominiums. The finishes are top-of-the-line, and all buyers in the building enjoy the same perks, including 24-hour doorman/concierge, gym, children’s play room, teen game room, roof deck, and outdoor swimming pool.
A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
“The Hunt: A Three-Bedroom; Anywhere Is Fine”
New York Times
“The Hunt” column followed along as a couple looking for a three-bedroom condominium in Manhattan decided to purchase at CORE’s One Museum Mile development on Fifth Avenue.
“Harlem’s real estate renaissance”
One Museum Mile is also featured in this look at the Harlem real estate market, which has been surging, Metro reports: “As the summer approaches and the market catches its post-recession bearings, no area in Manhattan has heated up as quickly as Harlem.”
“Former NAACP head lists Tribeca apartment”
The Real Deal
Bruce Scott Gordon, the famed executive and former head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, listed his apartment at 166 Duane Street in Tribeca for $5.75 million through CORE’s Michael Graves. Find out more about this great loft apartment here.
“New LIC Condo One Murray Park Officially Hits the Market”
“A happy on-sale date to One Murray Park,” Curbed wrote, “the first new condo project to hit the Long Island City sales market in more than a year.” Marketed by CORE’s Doron Zwickel, the new 45-unit condominium development hit the market with an announcement on the CORE Blog.