Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

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.

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Where: 114 West 13th Street
Size: 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms
Asking: $11,995,000
Listed by: Vickey Barron and Doug Bowen

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.

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Friday, June 1st, 2012

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We don’t normally equate low-rise townhouses with great views, but the sights from this new 4-bedroom townhouse at 257 Berry Street in Brooklyn include a panoramic vista from the Williamsburg Bridge all the way to Midtown, a breathtaking glimpse of life on both sides of the East River. Sunsets from this terrace are stunning, too, as the Empire State Building lights up in the distance.



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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

With Memorial Day fast approaching, our minds are on summer, and the outdoor decks, backyards, private rooftops and terraces that make the season so special. So what better time is there to show off our favorite properties with great outdoor spaces? Slip on some sandals, fire up the grill and take a look.

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Where: 257 Berry Street
Size: 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Asking: $3,790,000
Listed by: Doug Bowen and Vickey Barron

With three terraces and a roof deck, this single-family Williamsburg townhouse gives you plenty of options for sun-soaked activities. And though your friends and family may want to explore this brand new contemporary house in Brooklyn’s trendiest neighborhood, make sure they don’t forget to enjoy the outdoors. Williamsburg is known for its social scene, but any party will have a tough time competing with what could be enjoyed here, since we’ve yet to find another Williamsburg home like 257 Berry.

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Monday, May 14th, 2012

A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.

core_051412_257berry“‘Burg’s New Most Expensive House Comes With Loading Dock”
Curbed
The new listing for 257 Berry Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the neighborhood’s most expensive single-family townhouse, made a big splash on NYC’s most popular real estate blog. CORE’s Doug Bowen and Vickey Barron have the listing. The Real Deal also wrote about the unique house, seen at right.

“Gimme Shelter”
New York Post
Olympic hero Shaun White toured a $5.75 million loft at TriBeCa’s 72 Reade Street listed by Michael Graves. The full-floor apartment has 3,360 square feet, which might be just big enough for a snowboarding half-pipe.

“Harlem becomes magnet for wealthier New Yorkers”
New York Daily News
The sale of a $3.1 million penthouse at CORE’s One Museum Mile luxury condominium development is proof of a big shift on upper Fifth Avenue.

“Living Large: A Penthouse Apartment With A Slide”
CBS
CBS’s Emily Smith took an on-camera tour of the A Building duplex that comes complete with an indoor slide for her Living Large series.



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Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Our look earlier this week at a gorgeous Park Slope townhouse has us thinking about the Borough of Kings more and more, so once again we’re jumping across the river for a look at some of our favorite homes currently on the market in Brooklyn.

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Where: 257 Berry Street
Size: 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Asking: $3,790,000
Listed by: Doug Bowen and Vickey Barron

Williamsburg is now firmly entrenched as Brooklyn’s own version of Soho, with converted warehouse buildings, a dense population of artists, and places to see and be seen. Large townhouses in this area are not widely available, and this one — which is new construction, measures 5,000 square feet and includes a gallery space — is a blend of house living with a loft aesthetic. Located right off Bedford Avenue, it’s near everything Williamsburg has to offer while still being situation on a peaceful and calm block.

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