Flatiron hasn’t lost steam since becoming the next hottest neighborhood in Manhattan. With a healthy supply of historic and lofty homes, there’s always something new to check in on. And speaking of, we thought we’d take a moment to see what fresh offerings are in and around Flatiron. Check out the diverse array below.
One of the most handsome apartments we’ve seen hit the market in a while, this condominium in the restored Beaux Arts beauty at 141 Fifth Avenue offers great design, high-end finishes and ceilings that top 10′, a rarity in pre-war buildings of this era. The 1,203 square feet are smartly laid out with custom details, like an English-style kitchen and mosaic tiling in the bathrooms. When looking through the listing photos, just remember, the adorable dog does not come with the apartment.
Whether used as pied-à-terres, bachelor pads or starter homes, these homes on the smaller end of the spectrum are still great studies in style, and wise investments. We picked three of our favorite bright and airy downtown homes currently on the market to show the good that can come from buying a home that doesn’t need too much maintenance.
This corner one-bedroom in Gramercy is picture perfect, with beautiful windows that let in tons of light and provide views of the Empire State Building and, closer to home, the St. Georges Church and Seminary. And it’s not a typical tiny and cramped one-bedroom apartment: The bedroom and living room are oversized, and there’s a windowed office alcove with a built-in desk, shelves, and closet. Gramercy is an ideal location, being just a short walk from everything the East Village has to offer, but still staid and quiet, offering some solitude from the more lively stretches of downtown.
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.