What’s New: West Village Sophistication on Bank Street

03 July, 2014 posted by: CORE


Where: 56 Bank Street
Size: 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
Asking: $7,395,000
Listed by: Doug Eichman and Ben Jacobs

Located in the West Village, this stretch of Bank Street is a mix of turn-of-the-century apartment houses and simple Greek Revival townhouses. Erected in 1833 for the Reverend Joseph Carter, this 20-foot wide, three-story townhouse has recently undergone an extensive restoration. The brick front is constructed in Flemish bond, the fascia board of the roof cornice is original, and the Six over Six windows add to the attractive historic facade. The wrought iron hand railings of the stoop are original and the unusual openwork circular newel posts, set on stone bases, are surmounted by pineapples of painted brass.

The main floor of this residence is an expansive entertaining space including a large dining area with a working fireplace and an oversized chef’s kitchen with abundant storage. The open architectural staircase and glass panel curtain wall allows abundant light to flood the entire home. Down the stairs from the main floor is a charming English basement. Having its own private entrance, this complete bedroom/studio space includes an efficient Pullman kitchen, full bath, working fireplace and views of the bluestone patio.

The second floor features a loft-like, light-filled great room featuring high ceilings, five windows and a working fireplace against a brick accent wall. Upon arriving on the third floor, one enters the spacious master bedroom suite. With a spa-like, five-piece master bathroom, abundant closets, working fireplace and oversized dressing area, this is a luxurious private retreat. On the fourth floor, with sun-filled village exposure, one ventures out onto the rooftop. Recently replaced, this new roof can easily be landscaped to create additional private garden space.

Named after the Bank of New York, which established an eight lot bank in 1798, Bank Street is a mere six block street that runs between Greenwich Avenue and the Hudson River. Historic, picturesque, and intimate, this tree lined street is home to many colorful residents and memorable institutions while remaining close to fashionable boutiques, award winning restaurants and charming cafes. Residing on Bank Street offers the quintessential West Village living experience.


What’s New: Fifth Avenue’s Finest

03 June, 2014 posted by: CORE


Where: 24 Fifth Avenue, 1700
Size: 2 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Asking: $5,250,000
Listed by: Emily Beare and Elizabeth Beare

Escape to this penthouse in the sky perched atop one of the most fabled buildings on lower Fifth Avenue. Entertain with splendor in the great room and dining area featuring breathtaking views, soaring 18-foot ceilings, a magnificent wood-burning fireplace, cork flooring, and French doors that open to a tranquil private gardened terrace. Enjoy the kitchen equipped with a built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator, two KitchenAid Superba ovens, Miele dishwasher, and abundant storage. The unit features two-zone central air conditioning, and fully automatic electric blinds ensure 24-hour comfort. Elegance continues up the wrought iron staircase culminating on the mezzanine that wraps around to an open home office and overlooks the entertaining floor with awe-inspiring views of the Empire State Building and Midtown skyline cascading through every window. The enormous master bedroom suite with bamboo flooring offers space for a king-size bed and a complete sitting room. Roman-era replica arches from the building’s original design frame the bedroom’s 14 windows, delivering overwhelming views of One World Trade Center and beyond. The interior sleeping room with an en-suite bath as well as the mezzanine office may easily be converted to formal second and third bedrooms.

Designed by Emory Roth and previously the Fifth Avenue Hotel, 24 Fifth Avenue is located at 9th Street in the heart of Greenwich Village and steps from Washington Square Park and Union Square. Allowing pieds-a-terre and pets, the building offers full-service amenities including a gym, bicycle room, storage bins, an on-site management company and live-in super.


What’s New: Luxe Chelsea Living

27 May, 2014 posted by: CORE


Where: 212 West 18th Street, 17D
Size: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Asking: $12,250,000
Listed by: Christian Rogers and Emily Beare

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.


What’s New: Tastefully Tribeca

07 May, 2014 posted by: CORE


Where: 37 Harrison Street
Size: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Asking: $3,750,000
Listed by: Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon

Available for the first time in over 40 years, this architecturally rich and rare house at 37 Harrison Street (originally 327 Washington Street) retains a remarkable abundance of its original detail. Currently configured with a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom layout, this 21-foot wide structure stretches over three sun-drenched floors, plus an English basement with exposed stone walls, front and rear entrances, and 13′ 6″ ceilings. Constructed in brick in a Flemish bond pattern, this corner house enjoys a craftsman-like attention to detail and scale and as one of the city’s finest extant examples of the Federal Style. It features six wood-burning fireplaces, soaring ceilings with exposed beams and original arched dormers. Its private garden adjoins an enclave of similarly designed houses connected by their historical pedigree and unlikely survival. Linked by a cobblestone street that once faced the river, the entire row was converted for warehouse use in the 19th century as the commercial activities of the Washington Market expanded northward, leaving no more than a handful of the original townhouses.

Built in 1828 and landmarked in 1969, the Wilson Hunt House is one of a group of nine Federal houses whose scale and profile exist nowhere else in New York City. Located on a site that was once the well-known farm of Annetje Jans, to whom it was granted in 1636 by Dutch Director General, Van Twiller, the area surrounding the house has evolved a bit over the last several centuries. Its farms and breweries long gone, the quaint neighborhood now offers access to some of the city’s finest shops, restaurants, and 21st century conveniences.


What’s New: A Beautiful Home in Brooklyn Heights

01 May, 2014 posted by: CORE


Where: 152 Willow Street
Size: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Asking: $3,295,000
Listed by: Douglas M. Bowen

Welcome to 152 Willow Street, the most unique opportunity available in Brooklyn Heights. 152 Willow has undergone a complete conversion to become a turn-key, single-family home on one of Brooklyn Heights’ most regarded blocks. Built as an apartment house in the 20’s and connected to the corner property at 25 Pierrepont, 152 Willow recently became its own tax lot and block, and is now a one-of-a-kind single family home. The 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath home has approximately 2,750-square feet of living space plus a fully built-out private roof terrace. All the floors have beautiful eastern exposures that look out to this storied Heights block with additional exposures to the west. With 31 feet of frontage on Willow Street, you enter through a front patio area at the first level. This level opens onto a well-appointed cook’s kitchen outfitted with Sub-Zero, Viking and Miele appliances and stone counters; there is also a dining area off the kitchen. Travel up the center, sculptural staircase to find a relaxing and open-plan living room/den level. The next two levels contain two en-suite second bedrooms with subway tile and marble baths, and a master bedroom floor with a marble spa bath and fully built-out walk-in closet. There are walnut floors and treads from LV Wood Floor throughout. The lower level features flexible space, suitable for a home office or children’s playroom with its own bath. Brooklyn Heights is known as one of the best communities in all of New York City, rich in history and heritage and replete with the services and amenities that are requisites for the very best quality of a life.


What’s New: SoHo Charm

23 April, 2014 posted by: CORE


Where: 53 Crosby Street, 5
Size: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Asking: $3,995,000
Listed by: Todd Lewin

This stunning, full-floor loft is ideally located on Crosby Street, arguably one of the best blocks in Soho. This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom plus den and home office has been flawlessly renovated to include an open island kitchen, white washed floors and central air conditioning and heat. Enjoy approximately 2,500 square feet of living space, beautiful natural light, high ceilings, a keyed-elevator that opens directly into a great room and a washer/dryer. Located at 53 Crosby Street, this intimate and liberal co-op building has six full-floor lofts and benefits from amazingly low maintenance. Pets and subletting are allowed. 53 Crosby is an AIR building.


What’s New: Extraordinary Elegance on Eleventh Avenue

15 April, 2014 posted by: CORE


Where: 200 Eleventh Avenue, 8N
Size: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Asking: $38,000/month
Listed by: Tony Sargent and Kevin Delmore

A masterpiece of design by Annabelle Selldorf, this luxurious light-filled, 3-bedroom condominium graces two floors of downtown’s most exclusive residence, 200 Eleventh Avenue. As you enter the great room from your private elevator or sky-garage, be prepared to luxuriate in modern serenity. Floor-to-ceiling casement-style windows run from the open stainless steel kitchen with its grand island and dining area to the breathtaking corner living room featuring 23-foot ceilings and protected views over Chelsea Cove Park and across the Hudson. The home’s floating staircase leads you to the private master suite with hidden pop-up TV and spa-like bath. Two additional bedrooms each feature views over The High Line District and en-suite baths. Honed to perfection, this home includes Creston system controls for all systems from security to the electric shades and lighting.

Refined living is further defined at this exceptional and intimate building by the 24-hour service provided by its privacy-conscious concierges and its well-equipped fitness center.


What’s New: Lenox Hill Luxury

09 April, 2014 posted by: CORE


Where: 155 East 76th Street, 8H
Size: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Asking: $2,395,000
Listed by: Marsi Gardiner and Keren Ringler

Situated on one of the most desirable blocks on the Upper East Side, this rarely available, south-facing, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home offers a spacious layout with wonderful views, many closets and built-ins. This full-service co-op is ideally located in Lenox Hill, directly off of Lexington Avenue. Building amenities include a gorgeous planted rooftop terrace, fitness center and garage. This home is located near several convenient public transportation options, local museums, shopping and schools in the Upper East Side.


What’s New: Chelsea Charm

27 March, 2014 posted by: CORE


Where: 151 West 17th Street, 2C
Size: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Asking: $2,495,000
Listed by: Tony Sargent

Spacious and well-appointed, this luxurious two-bedroom, two-bathroom condominium home is accessed from a semi-private elevator landing. The apartment’s ultra-quiet floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto the tree-lined museum block of West 17th Street, ideally located close to the best of Chelsea, Union Square and the West Village. Featuring an open loft-like floor plan with 9′ ceilings, the great room boasts a Poggenpohl chef’s kitchen with Bosch and Sub-Zero appliances, a wine cooler and a washer/dryer. Custom-designed, the second bedroom was converted into a hybrid media/guest room open to the living room with top-of-the-line Tre-Piu custom sliding glass doors and Poliform closets. The master bedroom is a peaceful retreat with ample closets, two exposures, a windowed en-suite bath with double vanity, a soaking tub, and deluxe shower. A gallery hallway with custom closets and a private landscaped balcony separate it from the public areas. A true boutique condo, The Campiello Collection’s amenities include 24-hour doorman service, a fitness center, common garden and a garage.


What’s New: East Side Elegance

20 March, 2014 posted by: CORE


Where: 135 East 38th Street
Size: 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms
Asking: $6,500,000
Listed by: Patrick Lilly

This beautiful 1864 townhouse is one of Murray Hill’s largest homes, situated on an attractive tree-lined block. Approximately 5,780 square-feet with an additional full basement, this property has two residential units and one commercial space with a private entrance. Many period details remain, including fireplace surrounds, curving staircases, wooden shutters and hardwood floors. Additional features include 11.5-foot ceilings on the parlor floor, planted garden and balcony, direct stairs and bulkhead to the roof, two renovated kitchens and laundry in both units. There are exposures on four sides, highlighted by an immense oriel window, which is the main architectural feature on the front facade. The building can be delivered vacant and is perfect for a large single family home, live/work space, investment property or a small embassy. Air rights include an additional 1,700+ square-feet, which is buildable. Ideally located only minutes away from Grand Central, Metro North and several subway lines.

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