With an ideal location near the southern entrance of Central Park, this West Side apartment is one of the most exquisite residences of its kind. The apartment features a spacious living room with bright eastern views, well-appointed bathrooms and a glamorous open chef’s kitchen, featuring several high-end Bosch, SubZero and Viking appliances. Originally designed in 1926 by legendary architect, Rosario Candela, with renovations by Gwathmey Siegel and Associates, The Windsor Park includes a 24-hour doorman, concierge, resident manager, porter, state-of-the-art fitness center and rooftop terrace. Located near various transportation lines and the city’s finest restaurants, shopping and entertainment, this breathtaking condo is the perfect place to call home.
A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
Jazz Legend David Sanborn Puts His Upper West Side Townhouse Up for Sale for $12 Million
New York Daily News
Shaun Osher, Tom Postilio, and Mickey Conlon’s Upper West Side townhouse listing, belonging to renowned saxophonist and six-time Grammy award winner, David Sanborn, is featured.
For New Yorkers who crave the fast pace of the city but value the quietness of suburbia, townhouses offer the best of both worlds. Posh yet private, well-appointed townhouses are a rarity in this low-inventory market. Below are three spectacular private homes that represent some of New York’s best townhouses on the market.
Built at the turn of the last century, this magnificent, 19-foot wide, single-family townhouse is located on the Upper West Side’s handsomest row of brownstones. Abundant original details include pristine millwork and hardwood inlaid floors, which complement the modern amenities of a well-appointed chef’s kitchen and spa-like baths. Offering both a prime location and exquisite craftsmanship, this special home will exceed the expectations of even the most particular brownstone purist.
HGTV’s “Selling New York” follows CORE agents as they navigate the country’s most competitive – and compelling – real estate market. Here’s our exclusive, behind-the-scenes look of this week’s episode, “The Pressure’s On,” which first aired on June 7th. For more SNY recaps, click here.
In this week’s episode of Selling New York, veteran brokers Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon are presented with a unique challenge, as they are faced with selling the home of one of television and film’s most legendary actresses, Joan Collins. As the fourth (yes, fourth) brokers to hold the listing within one year, viewers were certainly in for a treat as Tom and Mickey work to close a deal on the icon’s East Side apartment.
As the listing accumulates more time on the market, Tom and Mickey feel the pressure of not only selling the home, but revamping the decor of the 2,200-square-foot, 3-bedroom apartment, located in The Dorchster at 57th Street and Park Avenue. While determined to keep the signature style of the Hollywood starlet intact, the two develop creative tactics to attract potential buyers to the home.
Enlisting the help of John Lyle, Mickey relies on the expertise of the high-profile designer to provide an elegant and sophisticated redesign of the home for an upcoming open house. When asked by Mickey what words come to mind when he thinks of Joan Collins, John responds, “Glamour. Drama. Sexy.” To complete the bold decor concept, Mr. Lyle also calls in a favor from Connie Lee, Director at Doris Leslie Blau, a New York City gallery featuring exquisite antique rugs. With almost $500,000 worth of textiles donated by the company, the team works to make the apartment showroom-ready. Next, Tom connects with friend and noted musician Hilary Kole to provide on-site entertainment at the open house event. The two meet at Steinway Hall, where a representative offers to loan a gorgeous Steinway & Sons piano for Hilary to play during her solo performance.
As Tom and Mickey regroup at Joan’s newly decorated home, they are greeted by the actress herself as she invites the duo in, offering each of them a glass of champagne. As the three make their way into the apartment, Joan is thrilled with the pieces added to the home and anxious to see the fruits of Tom and Mickey’s hard work come to pass. As the team finalizes the A-list invite list for the open house, both Tom and Mickey prepare to welcome some of the area’s top brokers and guests to the unveiling of the property.
The day of the open house arrives, as brokers and members of the media file into the apartment for a tour of the newly-appointed home. Wowed by the sophistication and drama of the bold new interior, guests are found mingling, conversing over the home’s features and enjoying the sounds of Hilary Kole. Overall, the open house proves to be a success, a truly fitting ode to Mrs. Collins.
Read below to find out what happened when the cameras stopped rolling and what didn’t make it into today’s episode of Selling New York! (more…)
The wait is over! This Friday, June 7th fans will be able to enjoy the season 7 premiere of the popular HGTV series “Selling New York“. Set to air in a new time slot at 11:00 AM EST, this week’s episode will feature CORE agents Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon as they sell the home of a celebrated actress. Have you ever wanted your questions about the show answered? Here’s your chance! During Friday’s premiere, join our live Twitter session with Tom and Mickey as they tweet in real time with “Selling New York” viewers right as the episode airs. Follow Tom at @TomPostilio and Mickey at @mickeyconlon to join the conversation, and of course us at @CORE_RealEstate. Stay tuned!
On Tuesday night, legendary singer/songwriter Carole King was awarded The Gershwin Prize for “Popular Song” by President Barack Obama at the Library of Congress. The two-day celebration concluded at The White House and included a cavalcade of starry musical performances, moving personal tributes and a host of celebrities from the worlds of entertainment and, of course, politics. Here, Mickey Conlon and I share a joyful moment with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as we toasted the honoree, whose extraordinary songbook includes such hits as “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?,” “I Feel The Earth Move,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “You’ve Got A Friend.”
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.
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. (more…)
A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
Cornering the Middle
The Real Deal
In this year’s rankings of New York City’s most influential real estate firms, CORE has been named the “Number 1 Mid-Size Real Estate Firm” in Manhattan. The new ranking signals CORE’s substantial increase in the value of is current listings.
Executive Travel Luxury Report
In the latest edition of Executive Travel, Emily Beare is interviewed. As the market for luxury real estate continues to evolve, Emily discusses this sophisticated buyer’s market.
As the real estate market continues to feel the squeeze of low inventory, listings in New York City are becoming few and far between. Today’s “Three of a Kind” features 2-bedroom homes under $2 million, highlighting a few CORE gems still available in today’s search for quality properties.
This serene 2-bedroom loft duplex is located in the heart of Chelsea. The home boasts balconies on each level, high ceilings, hard wood floors and ample storage. The two levels are connected by a wide, meticulously designed wood and metal staircase. Equipped with gorgeous wooden and modern finishes throughout, the lower level features an entrance foyer, a beautiful chef’s kitchen, including Poggenpohl kitchen cabinets, a Subzero refrigerator, a Viking gas range and a Miele dishwasher. The second level has the master bedroom with a balcony, a wall of custom built-ins and an interior room with a closet currently used as a guest bedroom. (more…)