Nothing conveys the promise of a New Year like a heavenly sunset. Here in New York City we are blessed to have our sunsets reflected 1,000 times over in our glass-covered skyscrapers. Today’s photo was taken by David Beare on the rooftop of a building on Canal Street overlooking the garden at Soho Mews.
We know you’ve been waiting with baited breath for any information on your favorite real estate reality TV show and we’re excited to share that this week, Selling New York Season 6 will premiere at a new time slot, Thursday at 6:30 PM EST. In this week’s episode Selling New York favorite, Maggie Kent, will work with her CORE colleague, David Beare, to find a larger dance studio space for a client. Can’t get enough Selling New York? Learn all about what Season 6 will bring and when it will air here.
And don’t forget to check the CORE Blog right after Thursday’s episode airs for our “Selling New York Recap” which features five things you didn’t see during the show and other exclusive behind-the-scenes information.
Now that summer’s peak is in the rear-view, it’s time to start thinking about spending more time indoors. Just because the temperature dips doesn’t mean that your entertaining has to as well. Fall brings the crowds indoors, to kitchen, dining and living room spaces. With that in mind, we thought we’d take a look at some of our favorite apartments on the market with flowing spaces to make entertaining a breeze.
With its open spaces and fabulous proportions, a boutique SoHo loft is a natural fit for entertaining in the home, and this one — located inside the 51 Crosby Street portion of the beautiful 210 Lafayette development — was conceived by the master of entertaining, famed hotelier Andre Balazs. The apartment has direct elevator access that opens right in the kitchen, dining and living areas, and for anyone seeking a respite from the crowd, the bedrooms are tucked away in the other wing.
Great views are not always determined by how high in the sky you are–location plays a major part. Each neighborhood provides a different perspective on what makes New York City great, and sometimes things line up so that particular apartments reap the rewards. Here are some classic views currently on the market.
The Empire State Building, the Hudson River, Chelsea’s historic London Terrace towers and the newest New York City icon, the High Line park, are what you’ll find when looking out the windows of this Chelsea beauty, in an Annabelle Seldorf-designed building on the neighborhood’s “Architect’s Row.” Even traditionalists would appreciate the walls of windows that lead to views this good.
It’s a real estate catch-22 that frustrates buyers looking in historic neighborhoods like SoHo: They want the traditional look and style of the area’s classic buildings, but also the modern amenities, conveniences and technology of brand-new construction. This is the rare home that blends both. Within the beautiful One Kenmare Square condominium on Lafayette Street — developed by hotelier Andre Balazs — is 51 Crosby Street, a boutique loft building facing SoHo’s best street. The apartment sports the high ceilings, oversized windows, hardwood floors and direct elevator access of a traditional loft, while also enjoying an immaculate new kitchen, a wood-burning fireplace, in-wall speakers, and the luxurious services (including a health club) of One Kenmare Square. It’s the perfect balance of old and new.
A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
New York Post
The High Line home at 520 West 19th Street listed by Emily Beare and David Beare for $6.875 million (above) was a “Dream Home” last week. The New York Post wrote, “Ideal for entertaining, this 3,353-square-foot, four-bedroom condo in a full-service boutique building on Architect’s Row (that’d be West 19th Street) serves up stellar views of the Hudson River, the High Line and the Manhattan skyline.”
“Condo Boards Take a Stand on Delinquencies”
New York Times
Elizabeth Kee commented on how co-ops and condos handle residents who are behind on their maintenance fees in the Real Estate section cover story in the New York Times over the weekend.
“One Rincon brings in reality TV stars to push penthouses”
San Francisco Business Times
Maggie Kent’s appearance in San Francisco to discuss her career and starring role on “Selling New York,” covered last week on the CORE Blog, also included a visit to a new luxury development.
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.
Whether used as pied-à-terres, bachelor pads or starter homes, these homes on the smaller end of the spectrum are still great studies in style, and wise investments. We picked three of our favorite bright and airy downtown homes currently on the market to show the good that can come from buying a home that doesn’t need too much maintenance.
This corner one-bedroom in Gramercy is picture perfect, with beautiful windows that let in tons of light and provide views of the Empire State Building and, closer to home, the St. Georges Church and Seminary. And it’s not a typical tiny and cramped one-bedroom apartment: The bedroom and living room are oversized, and there’s a windowed office alcove with a built-in desk, shelves, and closet. Gramercy is an ideal location, being just a short walk from everything the East Village has to offer, but still staid and quiet, offering some solitude from the more lively stretches of downtown.
Welcome to Ten, CORE founder and CEO Shaun Osher’s rapid-fire interview series with prominent CORE figures. Read on to find out how this week’s subject deals with being on the hot seat.
David Beare has been with CORE for six years. He has built a solid reputation as a top young agent who is trustworthy, hard working, and always eager to learn and grow his business in the residential and commercial field. It was time we chatted for Ten.
1) How did you get into the business?
I got into the business in 2006, when I graduated from college. My mother Emily had gone into real estate a few years earlier. I was very intrigued with the business. It was the summer, she suggested that I try it out, so I got my license and the rest is history.
2) Who is your mentor?
My mentors are all members of my family. My grandfather Eric, who turned 83, is still at the helm of his business, and he taught me the 4 C’s that lead to success in business: communication, cooperation, coordination and collaboration. My father Brian also is a great mentor to me. He came to this country as a foreigner and started his own business from nothing. My mother Emily has an incredible work ethic – workaholic is more like it – and she is proof that success doesn’t just come to you, you have to want it and work for it.
3) You’ve become very successful in a short time. What do you attribute this success to?
Success for me really boils down to hard work, determination, developing/maintaining relationships, and following through (cliché I know, but it’s the truth). Having a good personality, being able to converse, and having a sense of humor are also very important – that is another thing I learned from my mentors.
Once a fringe neighborhood housing art galleries and little more, Chelsea has become one of the most in-demand and bustling neighborhoods in Manhattan, a bridge between Downtown cool and Midtown convenience. Here are our favorite available properties in the neighborhood that art created.
This is what many people move to Chelsea for: a huge airy loft with the high-end finishes of a luxury home. Located in the Chainworks Building, which dates back to 1888, this 2,688-square-foot condo has a 40-foot-long living/dining area that’s perfect for entertaining, and a decked out Archlinea kitchen to make cooking for the guests a pleasure. Great layout aside, the building also offers an outdoor lounge with a grill, a rooftop sun-deck, a bike room and more.