A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
House of the Day: 7 Bond Street, PHAB
Wall Street Journal
Michael Graves’ stunning listing at 7 Bond Street was showcased in “House of the Day.” Featuring stunning views of downtown Manhattan, an open, modern floorplan and a well-suited rooftop terrace, this home represents the epitome of luxury living in Noho.
Nate Berkus’ Greenwich Village Apartment For Sale
Emily Beare and Christian Rogers’ listing at 32 Downing Street was featured in Forbes as well as several other media outlets last week. The one-bedroom West Village home was recently placed on the market by noted interior designer, Nate Berkus.
Dream Homes: 15 Union Square West, 5DE
The New York Post
Vickey Barron, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Ralph Modica’s listing at 15 Union Square West continues to gain exposure, as it is featured in the latest installment of “Dream Homes.”
This home brings together all of the elements of an ideal starter apartment- prime location, great layout and classic details with modern finishes. Originally designed by Wheeler Smith in 1888 and turned into a co-op in 1986, this building sits on Mercer Street between 3rd and 4th Streets in the desirable NoHo neighborhood. Take in the city views through the oversized casement windows. Additionally the home features a beautiful open kitchen and sunken living room allowing for comfortable and sleek day-to-day living.
Now one of the most desirable neighborhoods in New York City, in the late 19th to mid-20th centuries, the Village was once a well-known artists’ haven, bohemian capital and the East Coast birthplace of the Beat movement. Our new 1-bedroom on Bleecker truly captures the sensibilities that made this neighborhood such a cultural and artistic melting pot: the 11-foot ceilings, large windows and original columns tell a story of the building’s history while details like the purple kitchen cabinetry, unique mosaic tile back splash and colorful accent walls add an artistic aesthetic to this truly one-of-a-kind home.
Labor Day weekend is just around the corner and summer is winding down, but that doesn’t mean we’re tired of great private outdoor spaces quite yet. Here are three great properties on the market that can give summer the sendoff it deserves.
On the inside this historic Greenwich Village brownstone is totally restored and renovated for contemporary living, but the outdoor spaces stand out as well. There are two private terraces, but we really want to focus on the backyard, which is a charming space in one of Manhattan’s best neighborhoods that can handle the busiest holiday celebration. And if you need a moment alone, you can sneak off to that private terrace off the master bedroom.
After undergoing a complete renovation, this Greenwich Village townhouse — built in 1848 — has become one of the best single-family homes in all of downtown. Understated and elegant are words to describe this home, but it has also been refreshed for a modern lifestyle. In keeping with what luxury buyers are after these days, the house — comprised of four stories and a finished basement — includes 4 spacious bedroom suites, 3 with fireplaces. The building has undergone structural, mechanical and technological upgrades, and even the beautiful backyard has been redone. The interiors are truly stunning, and we recommend browsing the full photo gallery on Vickey Barron’s listing. Below, a peek at the new kitchen, looking out into the private garden.
The less heralded New York City views — the ones without an Empire State Building or Chrysler Building lighting up the night sky — sneak up on you over time and make you really fall in love with the Big Apple. Standing tall above the rooftops of Greenwich Village, this high-floor apartment at classic 11 Fifth Avenue has some of the most expansive views of the historic neighborhood. If being a few steps away from Washington Square Park isn’t enough, we think that the views of the neighborhood’s eclectic architecture — pre-war, mid-century and modern — are a beautiful sight. Guess being 20 floors up has its advantages.
With all of the focus lately on small but smartly designed living spaces in Manhattan, we thought we’d share a new CORE listing that is a good example for others in the genre to follow. Though big for a studio apartment, this co-op unit in the desirable Mark Twain building in Greenwich Village has some great key features that can be re-created in smaller studios, including a designer Murphy bed to open up floor space, a fully-equipped (and windowed) kitchen, a dressing area and a built-in surround sound system. But there are also qualities about this home that can’t just be packed up and shipped off other studios, like the prime Village location and the calming garden view. Overall, a charming and cool space.
The East Village, Greenwich Village and the West Village have their own distinct personalities, but the boundaries between them tend to be elastic (or downright invisible, to some people), and together these neighborhoods collectively create one dynamic and vibrant downtown scene — each with charms and attractions that bolster the other two. Here are our favorite properties from the three downtown neighborhoods that make up the Villages.
This apartment represents everything that lower Fifth Avenue, affectionately referred to as downtown’s Gold Coast, represents. A spacious two-bedroom in the lauded and full-service Brevoort, this co-op unit has a massive living and dining area with expansive views. Grand, elegant, and almost bringing an uptown feel down to Greenwich Village, this is a perfect example of white-glove living in a downtown setting.
Lower Fifth Avenue feels like old New York, with historic brick co-op buildings lining both sides of the street, and Washington Square Park serving as its starting point. And this apartment in The Breevort at 11 Fifth Avenue, one of the block’s best buildings, puts you right in the thick of it. This bright, high-floor unit with a double exposure also has a private south-facing terrace with great views. The Brevoort features a 24-hour doorman, concierge, porters, live-in resident manager, a brand new gym, laundry room, private storage, bike room, a garage and a convenient circular driveway. This just might be the best one-bedroom apartment on the market downtown. Here’s a glimpse inside the living room:
We hate to play favorites, but the world below 23rd Street will always be special to us. Beautiful spaces of all types are prevalent, and the energy of downtown Manhattan just can’t be duplicated. If you’re setting out on a search for the perfect Downtown pad, we’ve got some very different suggestions.
With over 3,000 square feet flanked by two terraces, this penthouse duplex that has been expertly customized by its owner is currently one of the most exceptional TriBeCa properties on the market. It’s a turn-key dream home, in a fantastic setting. TriBeCa is known for its charming cobblestone blocks, and Beach Street is one of the neighborhood’s best. This building was built in 1930, and converted to luxury condominiums — amenities include a roof deck, fitness center, children’s playroom, bike storage, laundry room and pet spa — in 2007.