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.
Penthouses, perched atop their buildings and possessing the best views money can buy, are easily the most desired residences in Manhattan. They are the ultimate New York City real estate status symbol. Below, a look at three of our favorite penthouses on the market, in all different neighborhoods and price points.
Photos by Richard Caplan
This Chelsea masterpiece takes up the entire 12th floor of the Yves building (our Chelsea office happens to be on the ground floor). Wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows and boasting every high-end finish one can imagine, this apartment hasn’t compromised a thing. The building is designed in such a way that the living room has three exposures, flooding the space with light and creating stunning views. And what’s a truly great penthouse without outdoor space? This one has a private terrace.
Meeting all the hallmarks of a classic Chelsea loft (and contributing a few more), this full-floor, 3,400-square-foot co-op apartment boasts 20 windows, beamed 10′ ceilings, custom millwork, hardwood floors and an open chef’s kitchen. Currently laid out as a spacious three-bedroom home with a media room, the floor plan can easily be converted to a four-bedroom that still has grand living and dining spaces. And though lofts are known for their open plans, the owner of this apartment can still pursue some quality alone time: There’s a private sauna off the master suite. Have a glimpse at this unique feature below.
We tend to mock dated real estate adages like “location, location, location,” but in the case of this sensational West Chelsea condo, those old words of wisdom ring true. Situated between the High Line and the Hudson River, with dramatic views of both, this 4-bedroom, 3,353-square-foot apartment is on West 19th Street’s “Architect’s Row,” featuring new buildings by Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Shigeru Ban and Annabelle Selldorf, who designed this boutique condominium building to have floor-to-ceiling windows and a striking midnight blue terracotta façade.
The apartment is modern, fresh and contemporary, much like its neighbors and the surrounding art galleries of Chelsea. It’s also the rare new apartment that manages to be perfect for entertaining (with an open 40′ living and dining area) while not sacrificing any space for the bedrooms (the two master suites attest to that). While we recommend checking out the entire photo gallery, below is a quick peek at one of the views, of the High Line, Chelsea’s landmark London Terrace towers, the Empire State Building, and beyond.