The Real Estate Board of New York’s annual “Deal of the Year” Awards was held last night, October 25, 2012, at the Metropolitan Pavilion. CORE’s Limor Nesher was honored for her work at 251 East 110th Street where she conducted a unique art tour of the neighborhood to attract potential buyers to her townhouse listing which offered a gallery space. Emily Beare, Shaun Osher, Brittley Jarrell and Adrian Noriega enjoy the evening’s festivities in the photo above.
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.
Whether on the Upper East Side, in the West Village, or across the river in Brooklyn’s brownstone belt, the private house — an enduring symbol of city life — can win over even the most dedicated skyscraper fans when it comes to luxury living. Here are three favorite townhouse currently on the market. For interior photos, check out each listing.
Brooklyn Heights might have the highest concentration of immaculate townhouses in New York City, and it isn’t even in Manhattan. The homes are beautiful and well-preserved, with price tags to match. One recently sold for a record-setting $11 million. This pre-Civil War house on State Street is on the market for the first time in over 50 years, and it’s move-in ready, with 3,400 square feet of space, amazing period millwork and great outdoor space. It’s currently configured as an owner’s triplex and garden rental apartment.
When Central Park turns too touristy, Upper East Siders know exactly where to go for a quiet slice of serenity and greenery in the city. Carl Schurz Park on East End Avenue provides such an escape. A charming prewar one-bedroom apartment at 509 East 88th Street — listed by CORE’s Limor Nesher — is just steps from the park and its highest-profile neighbor, Gracie Mansion. Consider the surroundings your own island within an island. And please, try to keep it a secret.