Photo of the Week: #COREtravels Goes to Ibiza

29 August, 2014 posted by: CORE

Es Vedra

Today’s Photo of the Week takes us to one of the most unique destinations on Earth. During her trip to Ibiza, Emily Beare captured this shot of Es Vedra, a small rocky island on the area’s south western seaboard. Es Vedra is said to be the world’s third most magnetic, naturally occuring location. The island is also noted for it’s consistent connections to ancient mythology, such as the conquests of Homer and the falling of Atlantis.

For more #COREtravels and other shots from around the world, be sure to check us out on Instagram @CORE_RealEstate.


On the Market: The Penthouse at 111 Mercer

23 June, 2014 posted by: CORE


Last week, Lonny Magazine partnered with CORE to celebrate their relaunch at the penthouse atop 111 Mercer Street. Listed by Emily Beare and Christian Rogers, 111 Mercer Street, PH offers over 3,500 square feet of interior and more than 1,600 square feet of terrace space, capturing the essence of its very chic location. Showcasing a clean and modern aesthetic throughout, take a glimpse at why the Lonny team named this Soho pad “one of NYC’s top luxury listings” here.


CORE Kicks-off Partnership with Lonny Magazine at 111 Mercer Street, PH

19 June, 2014 posted by: CORE

On Wednesday night, CORE teamed up with lifestyle and home decor publication Lonny Magazine to celebrate the relaunch of at 111 Mercer Street PH. The event also kicked-off CORE’s partnership with the shelter mag to host speaker events for the broker community in NYC. The Livingly Media-published magazine recently introduced its mobile-friendly redesign, responsive platform and improved navigation for readers.

Guests enjoyed a night of conversation, music and taking in the scenery as they gathered at the penthouse atop 111 Mercer Street, listed by Emily Beare and Christian Rogers. Located in the heart of Soho on one of the neighborhood’s most coveted blocks, 111 Mercer Street, PH offers over 3,500 square feet of spectacular living space and more than 1,600 square feet of three separate private terraces. Every possible convenience has been provided for, including pre-wiring for full sound, light, and shade automation and access to service and amenities from the boutique Nolitan Hotel.


What’s New: Fifth Avenue’s Finest

03 June, 2014 posted by: CORE


Where: 24 Fifth Avenue, 1700
Size: 2 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Asking: $5,250,000
Listed by: Emily Beare and Elizabeth Beare

Escape to this penthouse in the sky perched atop one of the most fabled buildings on lower Fifth Avenue. Entertain with splendor in the great room and dining area featuring breathtaking views, soaring 18-foot ceilings, a magnificent wood-burning fireplace, cork flooring, and French doors that open to a tranquil private gardened terrace. Enjoy the kitchen equipped with a built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator, two KitchenAid Superba ovens, Miele dishwasher, and abundant storage. The unit features two-zone central air conditioning, and fully automatic electric blinds ensure 24-hour comfort. Elegance continues up the wrought iron staircase culminating on the mezzanine that wraps around to an open home office and overlooks the entertaining floor with awe-inspiring views of the Empire State Building and Midtown skyline cascading through every window. The enormous master bedroom suite with bamboo flooring offers space for a king-size bed and a complete sitting room. Roman-era replica arches from the building’s original design frame the bedroom’s 14 windows, delivering overwhelming views of One World Trade Center and beyond. The interior sleeping room with an en-suite bath as well as the mezzanine office may easily be converted to formal second and third bedrooms.

Designed by Emory Roth and previously the Fifth Avenue Hotel, 24 Fifth Avenue is located at 9th Street in the heart of Greenwich Village and steps from Washington Square Park and Union Square. Allowing pieds-a-terre and pets, the building offers full-service amenities including a gym, bicycle room, storage bins, an on-site management company and live-in super.


What’s New: Luxe Chelsea Living

27 May, 2014 posted by: CORE


Where: 212 West 18th Street, 17D
Size: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Asking: $12,250,000
Listed by: Christian Rogers and Emily Beare

A building without peer, Walker Tower has redefined the market and raised the bar for luxury living Downtown. A rarity in the building, apartment 17D is the only high-floor simplex three-bedroom layout with coveted North and East exposures. Sweeping 180-degree views of Midtown are framed through grand scale, floor-to-ceiling tilt-and-turn windows located in every main room. Exceptional craftsmanship and unprecedented attention to detail combine to showcase 2,507 square feet of grandeur.

Enter through an elegant gallery with French herringbone oak flooring and 12-foot ceilings, adding opulence to each architecturally envisioned room. A custom-designed Smallbone kitchen with marble and limestone countertops and Dornbracht fixtures is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances including an induction cooktop, wall oven and warming drawer by Viking, wine cooler, under-counter refrigerator/freezer drawers by Sub-Zero, speed oven and built-in coffee maker by Miele and a Franke Water Filtration System. Retire to the corner master suite boasting spectacular views and his and hers walk-in closets. The lavish Master bath delivers a freestanding cast iron bathtub, a steam shower with body sprays and rain, handheld and standard showerheads, and heated towel racks all by Waterworks. Each splendid bedroom has an en suite bathroom with custom marble details. This residence embodies absolute comfort and luxury featuring radiant floor heating, endless closet space, Crestron Home Automation System and is fully pre-wired.

Built in 1929, this Ralph Thomas Walker creation has been converted into a luxury condominium. Walker Tower honors and includes original design details including the building’s fully-restored elaborate brick facade. The comprehensive amenities package offers a 24-hour doorman, concierge, library lounge with pantry and bar, refrigerated storage for deliveries, children’s playroom, bike storage, fitness center with yoga room, sauna and landscaped common roof deck with dining area, sun lawn, observation area and covered cabana room.


CORE in the News

26 May, 2014 posted by: CORE

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


For a Slightly Reduced $12 M., Mercer Street Penthouse Triplex Goes Live Once More
New York Observer
Emily Beare and Christian Rogers‘ Soho penthouse listing at 111 Mercer Street is featured in this ‘Manhattan Transfers’ piece. Boasting over 3,000 square feet of interior space and approximately 1,600 square feet of outdoor terrace space, the home is currently on the market for $12 million.

Home Shopping…The Old Fashioned Way
Real Estate Weekly
Steve Snider and Paul Johansen discuss the impact of walk-in clients in this trend piece. According to Steve, individuals often view new CORE listings at the firm’s Chelsea storefront, leading to an average of 25 to 30 additional clients each week.

7 Glamorous Terraces in NYC Homes
HGTV Frontdoor
Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon’s Gramercy Park listing at 233 East 17th Street, as well as Emily Beare and Christian Rogers’ penthouse listing at 111 Mercer Street were showcased in this Manhattan outdoor spaces roundup.


What’s New: SoHo Sophistication

20 May, 2014 posted by: CORE


Where: 111 Mercer Street, PH
Size: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Asking: $12,000,000
Listed by: Emily Beare and Christian Rogers

Perfectly capturing the essence of its uber-chic Soho location, this penthouse triplex with ceilings reaching over 10 feet offers over 3,300 square feet of spectacular living space and more than 1,600 square feet of private terraces. A discreet virtual doorman ensures privacy and convenience, and with key-card access to all of the light-filled floors, the elevator opens to a beautifully sculptural entry way with a floating staircase. All glass NanaWalls frame the main floor, creating an unforgettable indoor/outdoor experience by allowing seamless expansion from the east-facing living and dining area to a 1,200-square-foot terrace, and the west-facing kitchen situated off a terrace designed for outdoor dining in front of a charming fireplace with views of the Freedom Tower. The well-planned kitchen features Calacatta Gold marble countertops and Miele appliances, including a wine fridge, built-in espresso machine, and fully vented range hood. This exquisite property is crowned by a third roof terrace that offers a complete outdoor kitchen and beautiful Soho-scape views over an all-glass balcony wall.

The refined lower living level delivers an intimate respite from the city. A lovely den separates the second and third bedrooms from the grand master suite which features a wood-burning fireplace, restful seating area, large walk-in closet and generous vertical closets. The five-fixture master bath is comprised of radiant floor heating, Waterworks tub and steam shower, custom Acquagrande sinks and Lefroy Brooks Kafka fixtures. The second and third bedroom both offer en-suite bathrooms which are equally luxuriously appointed.

Every possible convenience has been provided for, including pre-wiring for full sound, light, and shade automation. Access to service and amenities from the boutique Nolitan Hotel complete this luxurious Soho experience (additional fees may apply). Rarely does a property offer the ultimate in gracious, indoor/outdoor living in the most sophisticated of locations.


CORE in the News

19 May, 2014 posted by: CORE

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


Developers Woo Buyers With the Help of David Bailey and Jeff Koons
Financial Times
93 Worth is featured in this new development trend piece, which discusses the impact of unique artwork in high-end residential projects. Eldad Blaustein, CEO of IGI-USA, provided further insight on the role of art fixtures in 93 Worth. “It’s inspirational and brings an elegance, colour and freshness to the project,” he says.

Jake Gyllenhaal Eyes $3.75M Townhouse
New York Post
Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon’s Tribeca townhouse listing at 37 Harrison Street is profiled in this celebrity real estate piece, after actor Jake Gyllenhaal was seen at the home’s recent open house.

One57: A Rundown of the Deals, Budget and Revenue at the City’s Most-Talked-About Tower
The Real Deal
Emily Beare provides insight on a few of the features found at the city’s most popular residential development One57.


CORE in the News

28 April, 2014 posted by: CORE

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


Restored Greenwich Village Townhouse Sells for $8.1 Million
Emily and David Beare’s Greenwich Village townhouse listing at 23 Downing Street recently closed for $8.1 million.

Why Realtors Are Therapists Too
The New York Observer
Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon provide insight on the impact emotions play among buyers and sellers when dealing with real estate. “Feelings can get in the way for buyers and even cloud their decisions,” says Mickey. “As a realtor, you sometimes need to be the therapist or sounding board for what is happening elsewhere in a client’s life.”

Suzuki to Turn Old 21st Precinct Station House Into Condos
Commercial Observer
Tom Postilio, Mickey Conlon and Natalie Rakowski’s latest Gramercy Park project is featured in this residential development spotlight. Once a police station, the property is located at 327 East 22nd Street.


CORE in the News

21 April, 2014 posted by: CORE

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


The Education of the Luxury Buyer
The Wall Street Journal
Emily Beare provides insight regarding the qualities and features that appeal to both seasoned and first-time homebuyers. “They are not looking for golf simulators and children’s playrooms and those kinds of amenities,” Emily says about seasoned luxury condo buyers. “They are looking for what the building has to offer and the reputation of the developer.”

Open House Agenda: Three Apartments to See This Weekend
John Harrison’s West Village listing at 815 Greenwich Street was featured in last week’s Open House Agenda. Located on this quaint downtown block, this home is also conveniently located near the Meatpacking District, the Chelsea Market, the High Line and several major transportation lines.

5 Things You Need to Know Before Selling a Home in NYC
In this seller’s guide, Tony Sargent offers advice on the most important aspects of selling a home in New York City. From the importance of timing to city tax laws, Tony gives tips to sellers that may be looking to put their homes on the market.

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