This newly-listed property on the Upper West Side is perfect for anyone who appreciates entertaining, architectural detail and breathtaking views. Designed and beautifully renovated by world-renowned architect Ismael Leyva, this 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home boasts one-of-a-kind luxury. At 2,733-square feet, this full-floor home offers an open, flexible floor plan complete with a private elevator, Onyx wood burning fireplace, LED lighting, and balconies overlooking Central Park. Featured on The Real Deal, this home also has an integrated stereo and entertainment system, as well as modern architectural details that blend seamlessly with the state-of-the-art conveniences in the Italian lacquer kitchen. The intimate and unique condominium also offers a full-time doorman/concierge, spectacular gym and spectacular rooftop terrace with 360-degree views.
HGTV’s “Selling New York” follows CORE agents as they navigate the country’s most competitive—and compelling—real estate market. Here’s our behind-the-scenes look at Episode #610, which first aired on February 7, 2013. For more SNY recaps, click here.
In this week’s episode of “Selling New York,” CORE’s Tom Postilio faces losing the exclusive on an Upper West Side listing. The striking home at 55 West 95th Street has gotten plenty of foot traffic but Tom is continually facing the same concern among potential buyers- the high price tag and high monthly maintenance charges.
In order to show the seller that the price of the apartment is not matching up with comparable properties on the market, Tom brings the seller’s representative around to view similar listings. Then they all return to the CORE office to call the seller and suggest that he reduce the price and offer a buyer incentive to off-set the monthly charges. This is not an easy conversation and the pressure is on to find a buyer before two months is up.
With the adjusted price tag and the unique incentive offer, Tom was able to attract more potential buyers to the listing. Keep on reading for some exclusive behind-the-scenes information on what didn’t make it into last night’s episode of “Selling New York” and what happened after the cameras stopped rolling!
The buildings on Central Park West are some of the most historic and attractive in the city, dotting the boulevard with prewar masterpieces. While gaining entry into them isn’t always so easy (availabilities tend to get snatched up by buyers very quickly), when these apartments do pop up on the market, they present a great opportunity to get an inside glimpse of their rich history. At 418 Central Park West, built in 1902, we see one of the most attractive entrances facing the park. And the listing, a newly renovated one-bedroom apartment, has oversized windows looking directly at Central Park. Not bad for a price tag that’s well under $1 million.
It’s pretty rare to find a great one-bedroom apartment on the Upper West Side, as the housing stock is primarily composed of larger apartments and townhouses. So, naturally, this home at 140 West End Avenue caught our eye with its practical layout and sun-splashed interior. Laid out to have some separation between the living room and dining area, it feels much larger than the typical 1BR. What else caught our eye? The asking price, especially when considering the immaculate condition of this turn-key apartment.
Currently two separate corner units totaling over 3,700-square feet, these co-op apartments have a townhouse feel at the pre-war 440 West End Avenue on the Upper West Side, and are waiting to be combined into what could be a grand duplex. Why do we say a townhouse feel? Because the lower unit includes an optional entrance from the street, creating a townhouse feel in a full-service building. This canvas is far from blank: hardwood floors, high beamed ceilings and prewar details abound, and for a buyer seeking value, this much space for under $5 million in a prime part of the Upper West Side will be too good to pass up. Here’s a look at the building’s classic Georgian facade:
HGTV’s “Selling New York” follows CORE agents as they navigate the country’s most competitive—and compelling—real estate market. Here’s our behind-the-scenes look at Episode #507, which first aired on March 8, 2012. For more SNY recaps, click here.
In “Creative Tactics,” CORE Managing Director Emily Beare was forced to think outside the box to market a unique waterfront listing at 220 Riverside Boulevard, aka Trump Place. Naturally, Emily’s first instinct was to plan a fabulous open house for her fellow brokers, but the seller, Rebecca Clemente, informed Emily that Trump Place has a “no open houses” policy. Emily had to come up with another plan to get people in the door and decided to act fast.
To create a buzz around this 2,962-square foot beauty, Emily enlisted the help of event planner to the stars, Colin Cowie. After a quick trip to Colin’s office, they decided to throw an invite-only cocktail party to show off the apartment’s perfect entertaining layout. Emily knew that getting people to visit 220 Riverside wouldn’t be a problem if a signature Colin Cowie party was being held there. Colin and his team put together a one-of-a-kind event, perfectly tailored to the luxurious property. The party, complete with an electric rock violinist, was flawless, and had brokers pulling Emily in all directions to tour the apartment. After a successful party, it was no surprise that potential buyers were interested and that an offer was soon on the horizon.
Keep on reading for some exclusive behind-the-scenes information about what didn’t make it into last night’s episode of “Selling New York” and what happened after the cameras stopped rolling!
When location and quality come together, it’s a beautiful marriage. Call them trophy homes, perfect properties, or Manhattan’s most wanted. Just don’t call them in a month, because they probably won’t be around that long. Here are three listings on the market that are bound to make fans, fast.
The Upper East Side has a reputation as a family-friendly neighborhood, and this gorgeous duplex in a full-service condominium building has the perfect layout for a large brood. Add the turnkey condition, with a recently completed design and renovation by a renowned architect, and the appeal is easy to understand. Air and light make good Manhattan homes great, and this 2,900-square-foot space is filled with sunlight and boasts two balconies to take in excellent city views.
To get away from the chaos and noise of the city without actually leaving Manhattan, many residents choose homes that take on a more pastoral feel. Nobody is claiming that city life is quaint, but a little bit of quiet can totally revolutionize your outlook. Here are three homes that offer a bit of urban oasis mixed in with all the excitement that Manhattan has to offer.
Sunlight splashing in from massive windows looking out onto a verdant private garden: sounds like a perfect escape to us. And who would’ve thought that such an experience was possible in a neighborhood like Chelsea, with all of its nightlife, culture and downtown vibrancy? But it is possible, in this townhouse-like condo featuring 14′ ceilings and design by award-winning architect Ed Rawlings.
A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
“A Duplex With Multi-Borough Views”
Wall Street Journal
The one-of-a-kind penthouse (right) in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood that made an appearance on last week’s episode of “Selling New York” was also the subject of the Journal’s “House of the Day.” CORE’s Michael Graves has the $6.8 million listing, which features 360-degree views and a pair of custom staircases in its 5,100 square feet.
New York Post
Speaking of DUMBO, a recent sale in one of the neighborhood’s top buildings, 85 Adams Street, by CORE’s Reyn Rossington was highlighted by the Post. The 2br/2ba condo sold for just under $1 million.
“Woody Upper West Side Duplex Gets an Attractive Pricecut”
The CORE Blog’s look at some special properties on the Upper West Side caught the attention of Curbed, which decided to highlight the unique renovation given to Doron Zwickel’s exclusive listing at 270 West End Avenue. Like Kenny Rogers once said, it’s the wood that makes it good.
A record-shattering $88 million sale at 15 Central Park West has brought new attention to the Upper West Side. The area has long offered a quiet and idyllic environment for people seeking a certain level of understated elegance from their neighborhood, but aside from John Lennon and “Seinfeld,” it has never attracted as much attention as other ‘hoods. Here are our three favorite CORE listings in the area.
West End Avenue, hugging the coast of Manhattan, is as graceful as a stretch can be, and we love this duplex. It’s a luxurious and contemporary move-in-ready apartment located in the type of classic pre-war building that defines the neighborhood. The blend of old and new synthesizes and creates a special home that also happens to be enmeshed in the oasis of Lincoln Center, Riverside Park and, of course, Central Park.