The generously proportioned one-bedroom apartment is a dying breed in Manhattan. Most new-construction projects sacrifice breathing room for bedrooms, which is why this corner apartment in a lovely Murray Hill building caught our eye. It’s a one-bedroom with actual room, including separate kitchen, dining and living spaces, as well as an entry foyer, four closets, high ceilings, and a recent renovation that added new appliances, a wine fridge, recessed lighting and a granite kitchen. Take a look at the floor plan in Elizabeth Kee’s listing to get a feel for the place, which would make a great starter apartment, pied-a-terre, investment, or just a comfortable place to call home.
“Supersized” apartments are a hot sector of the market, The Real Deal magazine reports in its latest issue, as real estate developers look for ways to appeal to wealthy buyers. The list of new supersized buildings includes CORE’s upcoming Walker Tower development, but with the launch of sales at Walker Tower still a few weeks out, we thought we’d highlight three other supersized pads currently on the market.
This Chelsea apartment isn’t called the “Skyhouse” for no reason. The mansion-in-the-sky, a triplex sitting atop a landmark building, has 5,000 square feet of indoor space along with an almost unheard of 6,000 square feet of private outdoor space. No neighbors, four exposures, and striking views of the Hudson River and Empire State Building — it’s a supersized home for a supersized lifestyle.
This week the influential business publication Crain’s wrote about the hot market in the city for “starter apartments.” The studio and one-bedroom market is surging, according to recent market data. Here’s a look at three new CORE listings for the types of properties that buyers are snatching up at a rapid pace.
Murray Hill has some of the most beautiful and historic townhouses of any neighborhood in New York, a fact that often gets overlooked. This studio with a great lofted sleeping nook is located within one of those houses in the quaint neighborhood, on one of the best blocks, just off Park Avenue South. Totally renovated with its own fireplace, this is a starter home with lots of character.
Who says you have to break the bank to live in a gorgeous brownstone off Park Avenue? This studio breaks the mold, offering loft living in a traditional brownstone in Murray Hill, a neighborhood filled with gorgeous historic townhouses that don’t get nearly the amount of press as their Upper East Side and West Village brethren. This isn’t your typical studio, and it’s a great mix of old meets new, with original moldings, a pass-through kitchen, new soundproofed hardwood floors and a full renovation. And our favorite part? The grand fireplace that draws one’s eyes immediately, harkening back to a different era. Speaking of a different era, here’s 34 East 38th Street and its lovely surroundings: (more…)
Manhattan can never be described as average, but these apartments can. According to the latest market reports, the average sale price of a Manhattan apartment is $1.45 million. What does average look like? Pretty great, if you ask us. Here’s a look at three CORE listings priced around that magic number.
There’s not much else that can be called average about this expansive (over 1,200 square feet) space that straddles Chelsea and the Flatiron District. The Cammeyer, a pre-war jewel that was once the world’s biggest shoe store, is one of the best loft buildings downtown. The finishes and location are second to none, the layouts are impressive — here there’s a 35′ x 12′ Great Room — and the building’s white-glove service goes above and beyond any concept of “average.”
Is it too late to find a fantastic holiday gift for someone special? Or two? Or ten? Not in New York City, of course. We asked some of our top CORE agents to share their last-minute picks for great holiday shopping. Procrastinators can thank us, well, later.
Columbus Circle Holiday Market [link]
Neighborhood: Columbus Circle/Central Park South
Tips: This is my favorite market for holiday gift shopping since you will find a wide range of unique goods such as handmade clothing, jewelry, toys, ornaments, artwork and gourmet foods from boutique vendors and craft purveyors. You’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your list! It’s only open until Christmas Eve.–Lisa Graham
C. Wonder [link]
Tips: Co-founder of Tory Burch mixes with Chanel and Goyard. It’s a fun, chic store that’s super affordable…there’s something for everyone, including guy stuff. I purchased a tote bag that offers a monogram, palm tree cocktail plates for a Yankee swap party with a “beach style” theme, nylon attaché cases, and monogram wine corks and cheese boards.–Lawrence Treglia
Tiffany & Co. [link]
Tips: When racking one’s brain for the perfect gift, last minute or otherwise, Tiffany always shines. Even at its busiest, it radiates a calming energy. Their personal shoppers take the drag out of holiday shopping, as there are no lines or bargain hunters to contend with. And let’s face it, even the most jaded New Yorker must admit that the timeless mystique of Tiffany’s legendary blue box is intoxicating. (Holly Golightly knew this.)–Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon
The Shops at Columbus Circle [link]
Neighborhood: Columbus Circle/Central Park South
Tips: Particularly Sephora, Whole Foods, Williams-Sonoma and Godiva. I love the convenience of having a variety of options all in one place in my neighborhood. For example, I can run down to Whole Foods and have a basket of cheeses made with delicious meats and pick up a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. Then I can easily run up to Williams-Sonoma and Godiva to help complete the gift baskets. And in the midst of shopping madness you can take in a coffee and a pastry at Bouchon.–Adrian Noriega
Chelsea Market [link]
Tips: There are vintage vendors in a pop-up space. In addition, there are additional pop-up stores at 19th street and 10th avenue and 15th street and 10th avenue offering various items. I bought cool vintage belt buckles, a knife set and a vintage mink wrap.–Lawrence Treglia
The Upper Breast Side, Bank Street Bookstore, J. Crew, American Apparel and Paul Smith
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Tips: The Upper Breast Side for cute baby gifts like swaddle blankets, socks that look like Converse sneakers, ballet slippers and awesome headbands. The Bank Street Bookstore for the best kids’ and teen books and the most knowledgeable sales people. J. Crew and American Apparel for scarves, gloves, and hats. And Paul Smith has the best stocking-stuffers and men’s gifts.–Natalie Rakowski
West Elm [link]
Tips: There is something for everyone’s home here. I often walk through the block-long store, entering on West 17th Street and exiting on West 18th Street (even after the gift-giving season, just to warm up).–Stuart Sussman
What’s New is a weekly look at one of CORE’s most striking new listings.
Look beyond the Don Drapers and luxury boutiques lining Madison Avenue and you’ll find that the venerable boulevard also has some fantastic places to call home, especially just south of the hustle and bustle of Midtown. At the full-service, white-glove Morgan Court, this massive sky-high duplex offers the rare ability to customize your dream layout in an established condominium with the assistance of the building’s sponsor. Three bedrooms? Five bedrooms? Up to four additional oversized windows to add to the already incredible 360-degree views? It’s all possible, and more. If a little flexibility goes a long way, then this apartment has to be a shoo-in for gymnastics gold at the 2012 London games. What won’t change: The unit’s private elevator entrance and beautiful balcony, a glimpse of which is seen below.