CORE in the News

01 July, 2013 posted by: CORE

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

LXTV features Michael Graves' Saddle River Mansion Listing

LXTV Open House: Inside a State-of-the-Art French Manor House
105 Chestnut Ridge Road was featured on LXTV’s “Open House” last Sunday on NBC.  Listing broker Michael Graves gave viewers a video tour of his spectacular Saddle River listing,  which boasts an exquisite foyer area, over 25,000 square-feet and an unmatched indoor swimming pool.

Here’s the Apartment; Now Let’s Go Hang Gliding
The New York Times
CORE’s Michael Rubin is featured in this article, focusing on the unique ways in which real estate agents bond with their clients. Michael received a mention for his annual turkey hunting excursions with a previous client.

NoMad Lands
The New York Post
One of CORE’s newest developments, 241 Fifth, marketed by CORE’s Doron Zwickel, is featured in this article, highlighting the top five reasons why NoMad is now one of the most sought-after locations in Manhattan.  Recently launched, 241 Fifth is already 70 percent in pending and signed contracts.


Three of a Kind: Decadent Details

05 June, 2013 posted by: CORE

In today’s low inventory market, it’s a challenge to find a suitable apartment in the City, much less one that exceeds buyers’ wildest expectations. Because of this, homes with luxuries such as wine cellars, breathtaking master closets and private gardens stand out.  Below are three spectacular properties that have some of the most exquisite “extras” New York City has to offer.

17 West 17th Street 5FLR 04

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Photo of the Week: Suburban Splendor

17 May, 2013 posted by: CORE

Michael Graves HGTV

Today’s “Photo of the Week” takes a glimpse into one of Saddle River, New Jersey’s most lavish homes.  Last week, 105 Chestnut Ridge Road was filmed for an upcoming installment of HGTV’s “Top 10 Outrageous Homes in America,” with listing broker Michael Graves taking the entire camera crew on a tour of this spectacular French manor.  Displaying some of the most unique homes in the country, “Top 10 Outrageous Homes in America” showcases incredible properties that have extravagant features and amenities.  Listed at $17.5 million, the home’s well-appointed interior is highlighted by a spectacular indoor pool and custom infinity hot tub, situated in a separate entertainment area located off the foyer. The photo above captures Michael in front of the camera as he continues the tour, leading the crew and TV producer Sara Ivey throughout the home.  This massive 25,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion features radiant heated floors, an elevator to each floor, Crestron home entertainment system, double height floor-to-ceiling windows, cabana, custom bar, outdoor USTA grade tennis court and two double parking garages at either side of the home.  For someone looking for a classically-configured home with amazingly unique amenities, this exquisite home is undoubtedly a home buyer’s dream, nestled just a short drive from New York City.


Three of a Kind: Poolside Properties

15 May, 2013 posted by: CORE

As the weather starts to warm up, many New Yorkers find all they want is to take a cool dip in the comfort of their own pool. However, homes with this luxury can be a rare find in the city. Below are three spectacular properties that allow for homeowners to privately lounge and relax beside the pool.


Where: 105 Chestnut Ridge Road
Asking: $17,500,000
Size: 5-bedrooms, 7-bathrooms
Listed by: Michael Graves

Located in Saddle River, NJ, this state of the art French manor offers the ultimate in luxury and sophistication on 4.4 acres of beautiful wooded land. Complete with an indoor pool with custom infinity tub, this home offers what most New York City properties cannot – space, serenity, and seclusion. Read the rest of this entry »


CORE in the News

13 May, 2013 posted by: CORE

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


‘Historic’ Doesn’t Rule Out ‘New’
The New York Times
The launch of sales at 241 Fifth is highlighted in this New York Times feature.  The 20-story tower, located in the Madison Square North neighborhood, is set to accommodate 46 units upon completion, ranging from 1-bedroom to 3-bedroom apartments.  Doron Zwickel provides additional insight about the project in this article as well.

Helping Agents Pursue Dreams
Herald Sun
Shaun Osher is featured in this Australian publication, discussing the importance of real estate agents understanding the needs of their clients. Shaun will be one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Australian Real Estate Conference, providing insight about personal branding techniques for highly-successful agents.

Living Large
Michael Graves’ listing at 7 Bond Street is featured in the CBS2 segment of “Living Large” with Emily Smith. Affectionately named “Double-O Seven Bond Street,” this exquisite NoHo penthouse strikes the perfect balance of turn-of-the-century charm and modern sophistication.


CORE in the News

22 April, 2013 posted by: CORE

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

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Dream Homes
New York Post
Natalie Rakowski’s exclusive listing at 246 West 17th Street is featured in “Dream Homes.”

Real Estate Want: Private roof oasis with temperature control and retractable walls
Brick Underground
Michael Graves’ exclusive listing at 7 Bond Street is highlighted, showcasing the home’s unique outdoor features.

Featured Listing:  2 Northside Piers, PH5
Modern NYC
Ralph Modica and Vickey Barron’s exclusive penthouse at 2 Northside Piers is featured.


CORE in the News

25 March, 2013 posted by: CORE

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

93 Worth

Worth It! Innovative App Lures Buyers to Tribeca Luxury Condo
New York Daily News
93 Worth’s interactive app was featured on the cover of the Daily News’ real estate section.  With the use of Aurasma, the app showcases unique features that allow users to experience the history and amenities of the new development.  Shaun Osher sits with Daily News real estate Editor Jason Sheftell to discuss the innovative digital marketing campaign.

Living Large
Tony Sargent and Emily Beare take us on a tour of their $5.4 million exclusive, duplex penthouse at 39 Fifth Avenue.  CBS’ Emily Smith follows them throughout the home, complete with intricate finishes and features, including hand-painted wallpaper and walls.

Unique Homes
At 105 Chestnut Ridge Road, Michael Graves’ $17.5 million dollar listing is showcased in CNN Money’s “Unique Homes” feature.  A truly one-of-a-kind listing, this mansion is most noted for its grand entry and in-ground swimming pool in the home’s living room.


Three of a Kind: Flatiron District

20 March, 2013 posted by: CORE

With today being the first day of spring, having this week’s feature of “Three of a Kind” showcasing the Flatiron District seems pretty fitting.  Home to Madison Square Park, the renowned Flatiron Building, and a host of outdoor activities and nightlife, Flatiron is one of New York City’s most attractive destinations and the perfect location for taking in the sites on a beautiful spring day.  Here’s a snapshot of three properties located in the area:

15 Union Square West, 5DE

Where: 15 Union Square West, 5DE
Asking: $9,170,000
Size: 3,100-square Feet
Listed by: Vickey Barron, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ralph Modica

This inviting, yet modern condo, perfectly situated in Union Square West, features all of the exquisite details that make luxury living in New York City unique.  With cast-iron arched windows reminiscent of the famous Tiffany building, you’re sure to get an unparalleled view of the Flatiron District and let in this season’s gorgeous natural sunlight.

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Three of a Kind: A 2-Bedroom with a View

13 March, 2013 posted by: CORE

We recently featured a collection of 1-bedroom apartments for our “Three of a Kind” round-up so it only seems fair that we give the same attention to our wonderful assortment of 2-bedroom listings all offering incredible natural light and views so you can soak in the spring sun. Below are three that will take you from the Williamsburg waterfront to the heart of Chelsea.

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Where: 246 West 17th Street, 4B
Asking: $3,495,000
Listing Agents: Natalie Rakowski

The incredible natural light and city views  brighten this sleek and stunning home. Not only do the floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to soak in the skyline, but the sprawling 1000-foot terrace accessed from the main living space truly brings Manhattan into your living room. The interiors are spacious and beautifully finished down to the finest detail.

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CORE in the News

04 March, 2013 posted by: CORE

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

195 Bowery

Selling New York S6E13: That’s a Tall Order

CORE’s Tony Sargent made his Selling New York solo debut in last week’s episode where he successfully sold his exclusive at 195 Bowery. This recap features Tony’s marketing efforts to make sure the property sold for its best possible price. While marketing the exclusive, Tony was interviewed by the New York Post on how the Bowery has gone through a dramatic gentrification. Read the rest of this entry »

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