A building without peer, Walker Tower has redefined the market and raised the bar for luxury living Downtown. A rarity in the building, apartment 17D is the only high-floor simplex three-bedroom layout with coveted North and East exposures. Sweeping 180-degree views of Midtown are framed through grand scale, floor-to-ceiling tilt-and-turn windows located in every main room. Exceptional craftsmanship and unprecedented attention to detail combine to showcase 2,507 square feet of grandeur.
Enter through an elegant gallery with French herringbone oak flooring and 12-foot ceilings, adding opulence to each architecturally envisioned room. A custom-designed Smallbone kitchen with marble and limestone countertops and Dornbracht fixtures is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances including an induction cooktop, wall oven and warming drawer by Viking, wine cooler, under-counter refrigerator/freezer drawers by Sub-Zero, speed oven and built-in coffee maker by Miele and a Franke Water Filtration System. Retire to the corner master suite boasting spectacular views and his and hers walk-in closets. The lavish Master bath delivers a freestanding cast iron bathtub, a steam shower with body sprays and rain, handheld and standard showerheads, and heated towel racks all by Waterworks. Each splendid bedroom has an en suite bathroom with custom marble details. This residence embodies absolute comfort and luxury featuring radiant floor heating, endless closet space, Crestron Home Automation System and is fully pre-wired.
Built in 1929, this Ralph Thomas Walker creation has been converted into a luxury condominium. Walker Tower honors and includes original design details including the building’s fully-restored elaborate brick facade. The comprehensive amenities package offers a 24-hour doorman, concierge, library lounge with pantry and bar, refrigerated storage for deliveries, children’s playroom, bike storage, fitness center with yoga room, sauna and landscaped common roof deck with dining area, sun lawn, observation area and covered cabana room.
A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
Fancy Face-Lift The New York Times Jarrod Guy Randolph’s latest listing at 845 United Nations Plaza is featured in this “Exclusive” piece. After a three-year long renovation, unit 32A is now on the market for $25 million.
Since Walker Tower’s recent buzz after closing on the property’s staggering $50 million dollar penthouse, CORE made headlines this week following another notable deal at the noted Chelsea building. This past Friday, Reba Miller, Julia Cole and Susan Rubell’s listing at 212 West 18th Street was featured in The New York Times, after being on the market for less than one month. After purchasing and closing on the home for $5,027,609, the home’s seller re-listed the apartment approximately two weeks later for $7.9 million. Eventually selling for $7.775 million, the home’s almost $3 million profit is a true testament to the surge of residential activity and exuberance being experienced throughout the Manhattan real estate market.
For more details on this deal, take a look at the full article here.
Hot celebrity scandals on and off-screen will have to turn up the heat if they intend to approach the sizzling temperature generated by the Manhattan real estate market over the past year. Turning the heads of jaded New Yorkers is nearly impossible to do, even for A-list celebs and this may be a reason why so many of them have been snapping up properties in the Big Apple. With the properties themselves every bit as glamorous as the buyers they’re attracting, the Gotham celebrity real estate gossip is as tantalizing as the stories on Page Six or TMZ. Here’s a breakdown of the hottest whispers in celebrity NYC real estate from 2013.
The NoMad (North of Madison) neighborhood must’ve rolled out the red carpet, judging by the influx of celebrities from football players, supermodels, world leader’s offspring, and race car drivers buying into the neighborhood’s developments. Hunky footballer Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen snapped up a $14 million love shack. Around the same time, Chelsea Clinton moved into TheWhitman with husband Mark Mezvinksy, who sold his Flatiron place for $4.75 million. The former First Daughter scored a sweet $1.25 million discount on the full-floor unit that stretches across an entire city block; that million dollar savings should subsidize quite a soiree for all her famous neighbors, which now includes NASCAR heartthrob Jeff Gordon, who sold his 15 Central Park West 3-bedroom home for $30 million. Read the rest of this entry »
The Marketing Mavens of Real Estate The Native Society Shaun Osher is featured in this real estate professional Q&A. Discussing the importance of innovation and technology in CORE’s brand philosophy, Shaun says, “I founded CORE on the belief that the real estate industry could be modernized, which is why we value technology so much. We’ve made innovation one of our key marketing tenets from the beginning and, as a result, CORE continues to be a leader in the digital space.”
The Wallabout neighborhood in Brooklyn is featured in last week’s Wall Street Journal.Doug Bowen gives insight into the revival of this area, spurred by bolstered activity in the nearby Navy yard, thriving businesses, and the development of a new mixed-use complex.
The tributes keep pouring in for Ralph Walker, the late trailblazing architect who is back in the news thanks to Walker Tower, the 50-unit luxury condominium developed by JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group. Walker Tower is being fashioned from one of Walker’s signature pre-war Art Deco skyscrapers in Chelsea, built at 212 West 18th Street in the late 1920s. Already the subject of an architectural exhibition held at Walker Tower last spring and a career-spanning biography published in September by Rizzoli, Ralph Walker is now receiving the documentary treatment. The short film above provides a great summary of Walker’s greatest works and his impact on the New York skyline, while also providing a guided glimpse inside Walker Tower.
The film is a great companion to last week’s Wall Street Journal feature story by Josh Barbanel, headlined “In Manhattan, Downtown Looks Up,” in which Walker Tower is held up as a shining example of what wealthy buyers are looking for in today’s real estate market: Spacious and meticulously finished Manhattan homes that blend traditional Uptown sensibility with a trendy Downtown location. Ralph Walker’s pioneering Art Deco style is an important part of that appeal.
After being introduced by The New York Timesfor having asking prices up to $10,000 per foot, three of Walker Tower’s penthouses came on the market last week. This news also landed one of the penthouses in The Real Deal’s“priciest units to hit the market” spot as well as a pick up by Zimbio.
The history and conversion of Walker Tower was profiled as a “Haute Property.” Ralph Walker’s vision for the building, initially designed as a telephone building, was preserved and honored through the meticulous restoration and the exhibit honoring the architect’s complete body of work. The care for the original details paired with the luxury finishes and amenities make this an unmatchable residence a New York City “masterpiece.”
Noted for its stunning views and modern, sleek styling, the combination unit at One Museum Mile was highlighted. The building’s impressive amenities list as well as its positioning near to Museum Mile’s icons make this residence a spectacular opportunity for a buyer to create their dream home.
A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
“Slim supply gives condo prices new pop” Crain’s
Record rents, low interest rates and wealthy buyers looking to invest their fortunes are all helping to pump up the condominium sales market, Crain’s reports. One of the projects benefiting from the lack of new inventory is CORE’s Walker Tower development (above). “Walker Tower is shattering record prices for downtown,” CORE CEO Shaun Osher tells Crain’s. For more on Osher’s take on the current real estate market, read his comments on the new housing shortage.
“What’s new” New York Post
The Post’s big fall real estate preview featured CORE’s upcoming 93 Worth Street project on its cover. The former garment factory in TriBeCa, built in 1924, will launch sales later this fall with prices from $1,250 to $2,000 a square foot. Click here for more on the project.