A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
“On the Market”
New York Magazine
One Murray Park is featured in a roundup of 12 condos available for sale in new developments throughout the five boroughs. After reaching 64% in contract in mid-September, this Long Island City development has drawn residents in with amenities that include a residents’ library, a large common rooftop with open views, a fitness center and indoor parking.
“Postwar, Prewar and Everything Before”
The New York Times
The terms prewar and postwar are commonly used in New York City real estate, and CORE brokers Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon aren’t strangers in using either of them. Both weigh in on the different charms of prewar and postwar apartments in a piece that touches on everything from building details and layouts, to amenities and actual building ages.
New York Post
Ryan Fitzpatrick’s recent sale of a full-floor loft at 77 Hudson Street made it into the New York Post’s roundup of recent sales across the region. Featuring a key-locked elevator and approximately 1,700-square feet, this loft sold for $1,862,500.
Midtown has traditionally been known as a business and tourism hub, a place where you were more likely to pass through than live. But in recent years new luxury development has capitalized on the neighborhood’s convenient location and attracted a wave of residents. Here’s a look at some of what’s currently available.
The area just south of Central Park has seen a lot of change in the past few years with the arrival of new skyscrapers, but one thing it is not known for is apartment buildings with true architectural pedigree. The Windsor Park, a newly converted condominium originally designed in 1929 by the legendary Rosario Candela, with renovations by Gwathmey Siegel and Associates, is the exception. Steps from Central Park, Carnegie Hall and the “Plaza District” and its fantastic retail options, this two bedroom apartment is classic while still being contemporary.
Fantasizing about what’s behind the front doors of unique buildings and townhouses is a favorite New York pastime, and sometimes the reality is just as interesting as the fantasy. Here’s your chance to get a peek inside three incredibly unique properties currently on the market.
This rare detached house in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, dates back to the Civil War, which makes it ancient even for historic brownstone Brooklyn. What’s remarkable is that a lot of the character of this old home has survived — original entrance enframements and denticulated and bracketed cornices are in place, as well as the original wide-plank wood floors. Now the property ready for its next chapter, with expansion possibilities an alluring option in the house-crazy Brooklyn real estate market.
When looking for a real loft space, buyers have a mental checklist: high ceilings, big windows, open floor plans. But we also love the privacy that a full-floor loft affords, not to mention the multiple exposures. Here are three of our favorite “full-floors” on the market right now.
Tribeca is known for great loft apartments, and here’s one on the fifth floor of a boutique building on a top block. The space has three exposures — including a dramatic expanse of five east-facing windows — as well as an enormous great flanked by an open chef’s kitchen, though the residence is probably defined by its exposed original wood beams. At this price point, it should be high on the list of any loft hunter looking for a Tribeca home.
Meeting all the hallmarks of a classic Chelsea loft (and contributing a few more), this full-floor, 3,400-square-foot co-op apartment boasts 20 windows, beamed 10′ ceilings, custom millwork, hardwood floors and an open chef’s kitchen. Currently laid out as a spacious three-bedroom home with a media room, the floor plan can easily be converted to a four-bedroom that still has grand living and dining spaces. And though lofts are known for their open plans, the owner of this apartment can still pursue some quality alone time: There’s a private sauna off the master suite. Have a glimpse at this unique feature below.
It’s not news that TriBeCa is one of Manhattan’s most desired neighborhoods, with historic buildings, family-size lofts, Hudson River Park, and a thriving dining scene drawing more A-listers than a Hollywood premiere. Those large living spaces are a big part of the appeal, and with that in mind, here’s our look at some favorite three-bedroom homes on the market right now.
The Duane Park Building is a condominium loft conversion situated (obviously) on TriBeCa’s popular Duane Park, and the building’s roots show in the units. High ceilings and spacious layouts abound, and this three-bedroom home is no different, with over 2,600 square feet of living space. The angled living room and art-friendly proportions add to an aesthetic that the listing photos capture quite well, so check them out.
A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
“House of the Day”
Wall Street Journal
At 72 Reade Street, an “airy, 3,360-square-foot apartment in Tribeca [that] still bears remnants of its industrial past,” listed by Michael Graves, was a Wall Street Journal House of the Day. Photo above, and check out the complete photo slideshow on the WSJ website.
“A tale of two markets”
The Real Deal
“In a still-difficult economy, developers are increasingly tailoring buildings to suit the needs of serious buyers,” The Real Deal reports, and that includes building “supersized” apartments into new developments. The list of supersized new buildings includes Walker Tower, where apartments average 3,000 square feet, and where CORE will launch sales next month.
“Best place of the week: 55 White St.”
New York Daily News
Ryan Fitzpatrick’s spectacular triplex listing at 55 White Street in Tribeca “has the kind of grandeur that evokes library scenes from movies like ‘The Music Man’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast.’”
Whether used as pied-à-terres, bachelor pads or starter homes, these homes on the smaller end of the spectrum are still great studies in style, and wise investments. We picked three of our favorite bright and airy downtown homes currently on the market to show the good that can come from buying a home that doesn’t need too much maintenance.
This corner one-bedroom in Gramercy is picture perfect, with beautiful windows that let in tons of light and provide views of the Empire State Building and, closer to home, the St. Georges Church and Seminary. And it’s not a typical tiny and cramped one-bedroom apartment: The bedroom and living room are oversized, and there’s a windowed office alcove with a built-in desk, shelves, and closet. Gramercy is an ideal location, being just a short walk from everything the East Village has to offer, but still staid and quiet, offering some solitude from the more lively stretches of downtown.
Not everyone thinks that Kindles are the future. For those who still love the feeling of curling up with a book, or at least giving off the impression that they do, we’ve found the perfect apartments. Wondering what walls can hold a new bookshelf when stepping into a new apartment? Wonder no more with these three.
The lower level of this Chelsea duplex is all living and entertaining space, and features a beautiful cherry wood built-in bookcase. It brings a touch of old-world charm to a contemporary apartment, and adds some ideal storage space to an urban living environment. There are also a pair of balconies for when the weather is too nice to read The Hunger Games indoors.