Who doesn’t love a popularity contest? The Wall Street Journal just published a video counting down the newspaper’s most viewed Houses of the Day in 2011, and CORE properties took the top two spots! Coming in second was the quirky and whimsical “Steampunk apartment” at 120 West 29th Street, known for its interesting antiques and sci-fi soul. The most popular House of the Day was also located in Chelsea, at 232 West 15th Street, a historic townhouse that happens to have a full-size swimming pool in its living room. Check out the video above to get a glimpse inside both one-of-a-kind homes.
The WSJ is also asking readers to pick their favorite 2011 House of the Day. Click here to cast your vote!
“There are things in this home which you will never see in a New York City home,” Evelyn McMurray Van-Zeller says of her townhouse in the above clip from LXTV’s Open House, and she’s right: Manhattan homeowners don’t usually drop swimming pools into their living rooms. The 5,000-square-foot house at 232 West 15th Street–listed by CORE’s Maggie Kent and David Grossmann–is certainly one of the most unique properties in Chelsea (which is probably why the television cameras can’t resist it), but it’s not the only one-of-a-kind residence in the ‘hood.
You’ve heard of a swim-up bar, but what about a swim-up living room? It exists at 232 West 15th Street, an incredible 22.5-foot-wide Chelsea townhouse that boasts one of New York’s most unique amenities: An indoor swimming pool that’s eight feet deep and kitchen adjacent. CBS 2’s Emily Smith met up with CORE’s Maggie Kent and the house’s owner for a Living Large tour of the 5,000-square-foot property, which is on the market for $10.995 million—pool boy not included. Check out the video above for a look inside this amazing home.
This week, Selling New York viewers had the pleasure of taking a peek inside one of Manhattan’s most unique properties, listed by CORE’s Maggie Kent. Viewers watched as Maggie went above and beyond the call of duty to secure a high profile exclusive on a stunning one-of-a-kind listing featuring a pool in the living room.
Since this was Evie McMurray Van-Zeller’s second time listing her property, she knew she needed to choose correctly among the brokerages competing for her unique listing. Continue reading for some exclusive information about what happened after the cameras stopped rolling and what didn’t make it into last night’s episode of Selling New York!