Since Walker Tower’s recent buzz after closing on the property’s staggering $50 million dollar penthouse, CORE made headlines this week following another notable deal at the noted Chelsea building. This past Friday, Reba Miller, Julia Cole and Susan Rubell’s listing at 212 West 18th Street was featured in The New York Times, after being on the market for less than one month. After purchasing and closing on the home for $5,027,609, the home’s seller re-listed the apartment approximately two weeks later for $7.9 million. Eventually selling for $7.775 million, the home’s almost $3 million profit is a true testament to the surge of residential activity and exuberance being experienced throughout the Manhattan real estate market.
For more details on this deal, take a look at the full article here.
A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
A Chelsea Duplex Becomes a Family Affair
The Wall Street Journal
Listed by Patrick Lilly and Adie Kriegstein, this CORE property was showcased in one of last week’s “House of the Day” features. Located at 131 West 24th Street, this gorgeous Chelsea listing, featuring an expansive 4,200-square-foot layout, is currently on the market for $5,000,000.
Houses of the Week
New York Post
Patrick Mills‘ listing at 200 Mercer Street is featured in this “Houses of the Week” showcase. This 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom home is currently on the market for $2,450,000.
This expansive 4,200-square-foot home offers magnificent space within this unique floorplan, situated in the heart of Chelsea. The home’s flexible layout is currently configured with five bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The central living room boasts a dramatic 18′ 9″ ceiling height and opens to several multi-use areas, including a library, family room, dining room and kitchen. The use of exposed and painted brick, metal support beams, wood flooring and glass panels creates a warm, modernist space. A keyed elevator provides private access to both floors. The industrial kitchen is massive and unpretentious, flooded with natural light. The master suite has an exercise room, walk-in closet and a charming, zen-like bathroom equipped with a Jacuzzi tub. Additional features include a double-height projection screen, excellent storage options, washer/dryer, and zoned air conditioning and heating.
Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon recently closed on a gorgeous 1-bedroom, 2-bathroom home, situated on one of the most desirable blocks in the heart of Chelsea. Located at 246 West 17th Street, this loft-like condo closed after only two weeks on the market. Featuring lofty 10-foot ceiling heights, expansive floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, and a juliet balcony, the highest quality finishes have been applied unsparingly. The kitchen features white lacquer cabinetry, top-of-the-line Sub-Zero and Miele appliances. The spacious living and dining room is perfectly proportioned for entertaining, without sacrifice to the privacy afforded by the adjacent master suite. The five-fixture master bathroom, trimmed in creamy limestone, is a triumph in luxury and modernity, and a custom walk-in closet, Bosch washer/dryer and second bathroom complete the space. Designed by award-winning architect Ed Rawlings, this home is located in a full-service boutique condominium, offering residents a 24-hour doorman, gym and residents’ lounge.
As the real estate industry reflects on last quarter’s staggering numbers, it’s easy to become disillusioned by the exuberance seen throughout the Manhattan housing market. With properties listed above the $10,000,000 mark becoming the norm, homebuyers are having a tougher time finding the ideal home that doesn’t break the bank. Below are three gorgeous new CORE listings that offer the gracious layout of a two-bedroom for less than $2,000,000.
This spacious Westside home offers the best in Midtown living. The dramatic, mint-condition duplex condo is now available in Worldwide Plaza, a full-service condominium. Masterfully renovated, this modern and chic 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home faces South, affording skyline views and great light from oversized windows. Featuring a great room, working fireplace, powder room and a sprawling 600-square-foot terrace, this home offers great value for its size and desirable location. Building amenities include a gym, pool, residents’ lounge, roof deck and garage. (more…)
This newly-listed condo represents modern Chelsea living at its finest. Detach from the city in this beautifully decorated, corner condo with open city and river views. The living room is impeccably furnished with a gray Lazzoni sectional and an adjustable coffee/dining table, seamlessly offering both comfort and style in this spacious area. The open kitchen is custom designed and appointed with top of the line appliances, Pietra Cardosa stone countertops and sleek lacquer cabinetry. Located in The Chelsea Stratus, this building features several premium amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor basketball court and sophisticated lounge area, making this home an ideal place for both entertaining and relaxation in the city.
As the real estate market continues to feel the squeeze of low inventory, listings in New York City are becoming few and far between. Today’s “Three of a Kind” features 2-bedroom homes under $2 million, highlighting a few CORE gems still available in today’s search for quality properties.
This serene 2-bedroom loft duplex is located in the heart of Chelsea. The home boasts balconies on each level, high ceilings, hard wood floors and ample storage. The two levels are connected by a wide, meticulously designed wood and metal staircase. Equipped with gorgeous wooden and modern finishes throughout, the lower level features an entrance foyer, a beautiful chef’s kitchen, including Poggenpohl kitchen cabinets, a Subzero refrigerator, a Viking gas range and a Miele dishwasher. The second level has the master bedroom with a balcony, a wall of custom built-ins and an interior room with a closet currently used as a guest bedroom. (more…)
We recently featured a collection of 1-bedroom apartments for our “Three of a Kind” round-up so it only seems fair that we give the same attention to our wonderful assortment of 2-bedroom listings all offering incredible natural light and views so you can soak in the spring sun. Below are three that will take you from the Williamsburg waterfront to the heart of Chelsea.
The incredible natural light and city views brighten this sleek and stunning home. Not only do the floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to soak in the skyline, but the sprawling 1000-foot terrace accessed from the main living space truly brings Manhattan into your living room. The interiors are spacious and beautifully finished down to the finest detail.
The Chelsea Mercantile was one of the most famous buildings downtown even before Katie Holmes moved to the building following her split from Tom Cruise. The building helped establish the luxury loft trend in Chelsea, and amenities include a 24-hour doorman and concierge, gym, children’s playroom, cleaning services, underground parking, 10,000-square-foot roof deck and a Whole Foods market right downstairs. The ceiling heights and finishes are also major Chelsea Mercantile draws, and this flexible one-bedroom unit has towering 14′ ceilings. huge tilt-and-turn windows, custom lighting and a large living/dining room that makes this condominium great for entertaining, a rarity for a one-bedroom home.