Greenwich Village’s Best Kept Secret

02 September, 2014 posted by: CORE

Consistently ranked as one of the most in-demand neighborhoods in Manhattan, Greenwich Village continues to attract residents and visitors thanks to coveted real estate, and an array of dining and nightlife options. As the neighborhood maintains its allure for both residents and developers, the area has consistently seen record-setting sales figures. Tucked away on a quaint back street, 17 Minetta Street is a very special home in a great location. In this video, Patrick Lilly discusses what makes this unique home so attractive. From its 19th century Federal-style aesthetic to a private garden, the townhouse offers a distinct design from New York’s leading architects and designers, Zhenya Merkulova and Alan Tanksley.


6SqFt: $9K/Month Greenwich Village Apartment Available for the First Time in 20 Years

11 August, 2014 posted by: CORE


After being on the market for the first time in twenty years, John Harrison and Michael Rosser’s latest rental listing at 19 West 10th Street was featured in this 6SqFt piece last week. The one-bedroom, full-floor garden apartment offers a flexible layout which can be used as a spacious one-bedroom or accommodate up to three bedrooms. Situated in the neighborhood’s Gold Coast, the home offers access to some of the neighborhood’s most popular eateries and shopping destinations.


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.


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

10 February, 2014 posted by: CORE

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.

Living Large
David Beare takes the CBS2 cameras on a tour of 23 Downing Street. Listed by both David and Emily Beare, this gorgeous townhouse is located in the heart of Greenwich Village.


Living Large at 23 Downing Street

05 February, 2014 posted by: CORE

Last night, Emily and David Beare’s townhouse listing at 23 Downing Street was featured in CBS2’s evening segment of “Living Large,” hosted by Emily Smith. A unique, 3,700-square-foot residence located in the heart of Greenwich Village, this five-floor home boasts a large master suite, three additional bedrooms, four full baths, two half-baths, spacious living areas and 900 exterior square-feet, including a private garden and rooftop terrace. David took Emily on a tour of the gorgeous home, which was recently recognized by Bloomberg Luxury for its spectacular master bathroom. Emily and David Beare partnered with Good Property’s Josh Gurwitz on the revitalization and marketing of this home.


CORE in the News

03 February, 2014 posted by: CORE

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


Ismael Leyva Snaps Up 57th Street Pad in Building He Designed
The Real Deal
Blu Kokin represented Ismael Leyva in the purchase of a three-bedroom home at 207 East 57th Street. Mr. Leyva is also the architect behind the design of the building.

The Next Park Slope? Unique Windsor Terrace Home Sells for Record $1.98 Million
New York Daily News
Doug Bowen made headlines last week as his Windsor Terrace townhouse listing, located at 107 Terrace Place, sold for a neighborhood record of $1.98 million.

Homes for Sale with Spectacular Bathrooms
Emily and David Beare’s Greenwich Village listing at 23 Downing Street is featured in this showcase piece, highlighted for its sleek bathroom design.


23 Downing Receives Recognition from Bloomberg Luxury

29 January, 2014 posted by: CORE


One of Greenwich Village’s hidden gems, 23 Downing Street continues to garner praise in the press for its sleek design. This week, the downtown townhouse was featured on for its unique and modern master bathroom. Listed by Emily and David Beare, this Good Property home is currently on the market for $8,995,000, featuring 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms and over 3,700 square-feet of space.

To see how 23 Downing stacked up against other properties across the country, click here.


CORE in the News

03 September, 2013 posted by: CORE

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


Sudden Burst of Residential Activity in an Overlooked Slice of TriBeCa
The New York Times
Doron Zwickel discusses 93 Worth in this Tribeca new development piece. With only nine units remaining, the 18-story development has experienced high demand from potential buyers. “This is a brand-new Broadway corridor,” said Doron. “Historically, this hasn’t been prime TriBeCa, but it is becoming more desirable.”

Nate Berkus Moves 650 Feet, Buys $5M Village Penthouse
The New York Observer
Interior designer Nate Berkus has purchased a home at 39 Fifth Avenue, a short distance from the West 9th Street apartment he sold last month. CORE’s Emily Beare and Tony Sargent were listing agents of the Greenwich Village property.

Luxe Developments Blur Neighborhood Boundaries
DNA Info
Tom Postilio comments on the new development market in evolving Manhattan neighborhoods. CORE is handling sales at new development One Museum Mile, located at 1280 Fifth Avenue. “There was a time when people didn’t venture beyond 86th Street, then 96th Street,” says Tom. “It keeps evolving.”


Downtown Magazine at 23 Downing

31 July, 2013 posted by: CORE


On Friday, June 25th, Downtown Magazine held a photo shoot for their upcoming fall issue at 23 Downing Street in Greenwich Village. The high-fashion shoot – brought to life by photographer Haley Ballard, Fashion and Beauty Editor Whitney Michel, hairstylist Ezel Mustafa, makeup artist Natalie Miller and models AJ and Esther Havenaar – perfectly captured the elegance and glamour of the downtown townhouse property. Previously the site of evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, the shoot highlights the private home’s versatility.

The center of attention, 23 Downing Street is a unique, 3,700-square-foot, single-family residence that boasts five-floors and 900 exterior square feet, including a private garden and rooftop terrace. Originally built in the early 19th century, this re-mastered home personified old world charm, while also offering modern amenities, professional-grade appliances and state-of-the-art technology.

See below for behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot!

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