Actress Kyra Sedgwick, best known for her recent starring role on TV’s The Closer (and also as Mrs. Kevin Bacon), just did a photo shoot for Out magazine’s Fall Fashion issue in a location that CORE Blog readers should recognize. It’s none other than the penthouse at the Blue building on the Lower East Side, which hit the rental market with a bang last month, and is no stranger to photographers wanting to capture its best qualities. To see more photos of the apartment, minus the celebrity in the middle — it’s still something special to see, we swear — check out the 105 Norfolk Street listing.
How can you still get some enjoyment out of a rainy New York City day? Set up a camera inside the penthouse of a famously glassy architectural icon to capture how light flows in and out with the clouds. That’s precisely what Curbed recently did at CORE’s rental listing at Blue on the Lower East Side, which recently hosted an event for our own Jarrod Guy Randolph. Check out the time-lapse video above for a moody look at downtown Manhattan. The amazing apartment is still available for $14,000 per month.
One of the industry’s brightest young stars, Jarrod Guy Randolph, joined CORE earlier this spring, and last night he received his proper welcome. The setting was the beautiful penthouse at Blue, the Bernard Tschumi-designed tower on the Lower East Side, and the occasion was not only a celebration of Randolph coming to CORE, but also a salute to his inclusion on the Forbes “30 Under 30” list in the Real Estate category. A few more photos from are below, and you can see the full gallery on Facebook. You can also read the best tweets from the party on our Twitter page, @CORE_RealEstate.
A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
From our first look inside Walker Tower. Photo by Michael Toolan.
“Exhibit Takes Soaring Look At Skyscraper Master’s Work”
NY1 real estate reporter Jill Urban takes a tour of the Ralph Walker exhibit currently on display inside Walker Tower, where CORE will launch sales this spring. The “exhibit highlights the impact Walker had on architecture starting in the roaring 20s,” reports Urban. Click through for her full video segment.
“How to make your own starchitect: Walker Tower draws buzz with book”
The Real Deal
Focusing on the exhibit and accompanying book, The Real Deal took a look at the inventive marketing campaign for Walker Tower, which CORE will launch sales of later this spring. “Marketing and selling is about educating the consumer,” CORE CEO Shaun Osher told TRD.
Ralph Walker: America’s Most Underrated Architect
The Ralph Walker rediscovery journey also made a stop at influential online design publication Core77 (no relation!), which offers a look at the exhibit and a nice recap of Walker’s personal history.
“Penthouse at Blue Hits Rental Market for $14,000/Month”
The rental listing for the duplex penthouse inside one of downtown Manhattan’s most architecturally adventurous new buildings, which we covered on the CORE Blog last week, got picked up by Curbed, which added a photo gallery and dipped into the building’s recent listings history.
When reviewing famed Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi’s new Lower East Side condominium tower in 2007, former New York Times architecture Nicolai Ouroussoff wrote, “I can’t get the Blue Building out of my mind.” It was a thought shared by many architecture watchers in the city, and not much has changed since. Tschumi’s 17-story Blue, covered in a hypnotic array of blue glass panels, remains one of the most architecturally adventurous buildings built in downtown Manhattan in recent memory. Rising over old tenement buildings and the steel of the nearby Williamsburg Bridge — two signatures of the history-rich Lower East Side — Blue takes on a crystalline form, creating some very unique shapes in its residential layouts. Penthouse opportunities in such significant buildings are rare, but now the building’s the 2,500-square-foot penthouse duplex, which Ouroussoff singled out in his rave review thanks to its spacious private terrace, is available for rent through CORE’s Elizabeth Kee for $14,000 per month.
Here are some of the details from Kee’s listing: “A key locked elevator opens onto this private duplex loft with cantilevered glass walls, comprised of pixilated blue glass windows, giving you the feeling of floating in the sky. This 2,500-square foot 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom residence has a double corner living and dining room with breathtaking views that include three East River Bridges and the Empire State Building.” Check out that listing for more details on the apartment’s finishes and amenities, as well as a gallery of photos (some are seen below). If television is more your thing, the apartment will be featured on an upcoming episode of HGTV’s “Selling New York,” so stay tuned.