When is a stager not necessary? When an apartment is already a work of art. That’s the case at the massive Flatiron District loft at 32 West 20th Street just listed by CORE’s John Harrison and Kirk Rundhaug. The 4,000-square-foot space was the home and studio of Lenore Tawney, who turned weaving into fine art and helped create the fiber art genre before passing away in 2007 at the age of 100. The Wall Street Journal reports today on Tawney’s live/work studio hitting the market, pointing out that the $3.95 million co-op is an artist’s loft in the truest sense of the term. Who says the best art in the world is only hanging in museums?
New residential developments are what everybody is talking about in the New York City real estate world these days, and Crain’s just let word slip of one of the newest: 93 Worth Street (right), a 13-story former office building that was just purchased for nearly $50 million by the Izaki Group. The 165,000-square-foot building will be converted into 92 apartments to be sold and marketed by CORE. Built in 1924, the vintage-looking 93 Worth Street is located along a booming stretch of Broadway in TriBeCa, the downtown Manhattan neighborhood that has become synonymous with converted loft residences and the celebrities who love them.
CORE executive vice president Doron Zwickel told Crain’s that apartments will range from studios to four-bedrooms, and be priced from $1,250 per square foot to $2,000 per square foot. “The prices will be in line with other residential developments in the neighborhood,” he added. “We will be competitive and aggressive.” Amenities at 93 Worth Street will include a gym, children’s playroom, residents’ lounge and 3,845-square-foot roof deck, but renovations have yet to begin, so this one’s still a bit in the future. And based on what we know about new Manhattan development heading forward, that future is looking more and more bright.
The push for transparency in the real estate industry has been a big reason why the listings and real estate data website StreetEasy has become such a force so quickly, racking up over 15 million pageviews per month on its way to becoming New York City’s most-searched real estate website. That same drive for transparency has always been an important part of CORE’s view of the evolving real estate marketplace (and it’s also what made CORE an early industry supporter and friend of StreetEasy), so it was only natural for the two companies to get together and collaborate on a cool new toy. It’s called CORE Control, and it’s the first listing and client management platform built in collaboration with StreetEasy.
As StreetEasy CEO Michael Smith told The Real Deal today in its story about the launch of CORE Control, “It is clear to everyone that the role of the broker is changing; it’s about service now.” CORE Control will help bring that service to new levels. Here’s how.
“There are things in this home which you will never see in a New York City home,” Evelyn McMurray Van-Zeller says of her townhouse in the above clip from LXTV’s Open House, and she’s right: Manhattan homeowners don’t usually drop swimming pools into their living rooms. The 5,000-square-foot house at 232 West 15th Street–listed by CORE’s Maggie Kent and David Grossmann–is certainly one of the most unique properties in Chelsea (which is probably why the television cameras can’t resist it), but it’s not the only one-of-a-kind residence in the ‘hood.
There’s only one thing to do when the perfect nickel window latches for your Bergen County mansion don’t actually exist: start an architectural hardware company and make your own. That’s precisely what technology entrepreneur Scott A. Baxter did a few years back, and Baxter brought that same dedication to detail to his Manhattan penthouse in Chelsea’s Yves building, which also happens to be home to CORE HQ. Baxter thoroughly renovated the glassy four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom penthouse, which takes up the entire 12th floor and also features a landscaped roof terrace. But forget the great outdoors, it’s the apartment’s interiors that just caught the Daily News‘ eye. Here’s some of what the paper’s Gina Pace has to say about the space: (more…)
Need further proof that the Manhattan luxury real estate market never takes a day off, not even in the summer? Then check out The Real Deal’s report on 305W16, the 53-unit Chelsea cond-op being marketed by CORE. The building launched sales with a show-stopping rooftop party in June, at the start of what is typically considered a slow season when it comes to buying and selling property. Less than three months later, over 50% of the building’s apartments are in contract, and closings have kicked off, The Real Deal notes. The building has a massive attention-grabbing sculpture on its roof, but CORE’s Shaun Osher tells TRD the project stands out in other ways as well:
While the aforementioned sculpture has certainly contributed to the building’s unique identity, Osher said Core is using the cond-op’s website to market the building in a unique way. Rather than a traditional website, this is a blog updated regularly by the Core marketing team with news on the building and the Chelsea neighborhood.
“It connects to the person who is buying in this building,” Osher said, noting that the budding technology scene nearby, including Google’s new office across the street, is bringing in young, tech-savvy entrepreneurs. “[The website] is a living, breathing conduit of information for people that are constantly on the Internet.”
Speaking of the tech-savvy, they can click here for more details on 305W16’s current availability.
You’ve heard of a swim-up bar, but what about a swim-up living room? It exists at 232 West 15th Street, an incredible 22.5-foot-wide Chelsea townhouse that boasts one of New York’s most unique amenities: An indoor swimming pool that’s eight feet deep and kitchen adjacent. CBS 2’s Emily Smith met up with CORE’s Maggie Kent and the house’s owner for a Living Large tour of the 5,000-square-foot property, which is on the market for $10.995 million—pool boy not included. Check out the video above for a look inside this amazing home.
If you build it, they will come. And in the case of the loft at 120 West 29th Street, “they” means the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, The Real Deal, Curbed, Steampunk aficionado Dr. Grymm and a decked-out group of his faithful devotees. Following last week’s launch party, one of NYC’s most unique apartments is now one of NYC’s most famous apartments. And since the event was being filmed for HGTV’s Selling New York, this retro-futuristic fantasy pad (yep, the color-changing zeppelin is included in the $1.75 million price) may soon be sweeping the nation.
See CORE’s Shaun Osher, Parul Brahmbhatt and a host of well-dressed characters plucked straight from a sci-fi flick in the photos below, and check out CORE’s Facebook page for more.
Even in seen-it-all New York, submarine doors, antique pulleys and large Technicolor zeppelins are not what we would call standard apartment décor, which is why the one new CORE listing sure to catch everyone’s eye is the second-floor apartment at 120 West 29th Street. And we’re showing it off!
This unique Chelsea 2-bed/2-bath co-op listed by Parul Brahmbhatt is such an attention-grabber that the New York Post and Curbed NY discovered it mere moments after it launched on the CORE website. Curbed loved the “neon steampunk aesthetic,” and for those scratching their heads, “steampunk” refers to the blending of 19th century Victorian style with modern gadgetry and science-fiction elements. Steampunk has spawned an entire sub-genre of fashion and art, and what better venue to showcase some of those creations than 120 West 29th Street? Dr. Grymm has already RSVP’d, but please note, there is limited dirigible parking available on West 29th Street.
Our “bipolar penthouse party” caught the attention of the New York Observer last week, and last night Curbed dropped by 303 Mercer Street in Greenwich Village to get a look inside Penthouse 605 and its neighbor, Penthouse 608, both listed for sale by CORE’s Maggie Kent and David Grossmann.
Up in #608 the menu was champagne and hors d’oeuvres, while #605 kept things a bit more casual with a beer and BBQ theme. There were other differences that caught the eye of Curbed’s William Weber:
One caters to the younger and more edgy buyer, while the other is begging for a Martha Stewart-type to take over the kitchen. One thing the two have in common: sweet staircases to their private roof decks. So which staircase wins? We photograph, you decide!
Curbed has a full photo gallery to help in the decision-making process. Check it out!