Always in demand, yet hard to find, a view of New York City landmarks is a buyer’s dream. Located on the Upper East Side, this elevated 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom apartment features stunning views of the city’s landscape, exceeding all expectations. In addition to 1,527-square-feet of interior space, this newly listed property offers spectacular western views of the Chrysler Building, Empire State Building and Central Park. The apartment also features excellent closet space, high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, built-in speakers and a washer/dryer. Additional building amenities include a 24-hour doorman with concierge service, a garage with elevator access, fitness center, playroom, bike room, storage and a beautiful roof deck.
Following the grand opening of CORE’s Madison Avenue location, our “Photo of the Week” showcases a rare quiet moment in our sleek new office at Madison Avenue at 61st Street. This week, agents and members of the CORE management team had an opportunity to tour the new location during a night of celebration. The new office signals the next stage of the evolution of CORE and our exciting expansion to the Upper East Side. As a firm constantly embracing change and fresh innovations, the new location and its modern design is an exciting addition.
It’s hard not to imagine yourself living in this classically stunning home. Nestled on the Upper East Side, the Dover House residence’s elegant aesthetic has been enhanced with modern renovations including custom shelving, new bathrooms and a modern kitchen with GE Stainless Steel appliances and granite countertops. This home is bright, peaceful and quiet with a convenient split 2-bedroom layout. Besides being ideally located near the best the Upper East Side has to offer including Atlantic Grill, Citarella and several subway stations, this home boasts garden views and generous closet space.
As the upper end of Manhattan’s real estate market continues to make gains, CORE is thrilled to announce plans for a new Upper East Side retail location at 673 Madison Avenue, at the corner of 61st Street. Located on the second and third floors of a historic brownstone on one of New York City’s premier commercial avenues, CORE’s Upper East Side office is slated for a spring 2013 opening, following a thorough gut renovation of the 3,500-square-foot space that will begin this fall. The uptown office will be the company’s third, following its original Chelsea retail location at 127 7th Avenue and its Flatiron District office at 104 5th Avenue, which opened last year.
We spoke with CORE co-founder and CEO Shaun Osher about this exciting news, and below you’ll find his remarks on the new office and how it fits his vision for CORE. For more on the announcement, read The Real Deal’s coverage today.
Many flock to the Upper East Side for its full-service, white-glove towers, and The Saratoga is one such example — with the added bonus of being a contemporary building (one that enjoys East River views). Whereas other UES buildings have longer histories, The Saratoga offers the benefits of modernity, like big windows, generous layouts and updated mechanical systems. There are only three apartments per floor, and this one enjoys a great east-facing terrace.
CORE’s Jarrod Guy Randolph recently landed on the small screen, showing off his $4.995 million penthouse listing at the Upper East Side’s Isis condominium to CBS’s cameras. The piece was great — we’re sure the spacious full-floor spread and private outdoor spaces inspired plenty of viewer real estate envy — but it only told part of the story behind this luxurious listing at 303 East 77th Street
When Jarrod, a Forbes “30 Under 30″ recipient who joined CORE last spring, got the listing, the penthouse was completely empty, and he could tell that buyers were having a difficult time envisioning what the nontraditional space (with four bedrooms and four private terraces in all) would look and feel like as a fully furnished and functional home. “We really needed to furnish the place to show that there’s a lot you can do with it, whether for entertaining or just as a quiet place to call home,” Jarrod told us. “With furniture, I knew it would feel even more spacious, and people would respond to it.”
So Jarrod embarked on the most ambitious staging effort of his career — recruiting design specialists like Susan Goldstein of Studio D, rustic Brooklyn furniture craftsmen Organic Modernism, the contemporary art experts at Jayne Baum Gallery and others to create an immaculate space filled with both modern and traditional design elements, including over $250,000 in furniture and art. “Beautiful furniture and artwork always make the space look more luxurious, and it reenforces the luxury image of the building,” Jarrod said. “I’ve staged apartments before, but I really had to call in a lot of favors for this one.”
Now that summer’s peak is in the rear-view, it’s time to start thinking about spending more time indoors. Just because the temperature dips doesn’t mean that your entertaining has to as well. Fall brings the crowds indoors, to kitchen, dining and living room spaces. With that in mind, we thought we’d take a look at some of our favorite apartments on the market with flowing spaces to make entertaining a breeze.
With its open spaces and fabulous proportions, a boutique SoHo loft is a natural fit for entertaining in the home, and this one — located inside the 51 Crosby Street portion of the beautiful 210 Lafayette development — was conceived by the master of entertaining, famed hotelier Andre Balazs. The apartment has direct elevator access that opens right in the kitchen, dining and living areas, and for anyone seeking a respite from the crowd, the bedrooms are tucked away in the other wing.
Penthouses, perched atop their buildings and possessing the best views money can buy, are easily the most desired residences in Manhattan. They are the ultimate New York City real estate status symbol. Below, a look at three of our favorite penthouses on the market, in all different neighborhoods and price points.
Photos by Richard Caplan
This Chelsea masterpiece takes up the entire 12th floor of the Yves building (our Chelsea office happens to be on the ground floor). Wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows and boasting every high-end finish one can imagine, this apartment hasn’t compromised a thing. The building is designed in such a way that the living room has three exposures, flooding the space with light and creating stunning views. And what’s a truly great penthouse without outdoor space? This one has a private terrace.
With Memorial Day fast approaching, our minds are on summer, and the outdoor decks, backyards, private rooftops and terraces that make the season so special. So what better time is there to show off our favorite properties with great outdoor spaces? Slip on some sandals, fire up the grill and take a look.
With three terraces and a roof deck, this single-family Williamsburg townhouse gives you plenty of options for sun-soaked activities. And though your friends and family may want to explore this brand new contemporary house in Brooklyn’s trendiest neighborhood, make sure they don’t forget to enjoy the outdoors. Williamsburg is known for its social scene, but any party will have a tough time competing with what could be enjoyed here, since we’ve yet to find another Williamsburg home like 257 Berry.
There’s nothing like a multi-level apartment to make you feel like you’ve escaped the tight confines of the city. Owners love being able to split up common areas and bedrooms, or just the ability to create a large master suite with total privacy. Here are our favorite duplexes (and one that’s larger) on the market right now.
This Midtown East penthouse has a lot going for it besides its central location and vast interior space. Both levels are surrounded by over 1,600 square feet of private terrace space, nearly wrapping around both levels. The inside is in mint condition, and we love the generous proportions of all the rooms. And, of course, you can’t forget the ceiling height, which make the spaces apper even more grand than.