Design Dialogues with Surface Magazine at 42 Crosby

29 June, 2017 posted by: CORE

(Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Surface Media)

Last night, Surface Magazine hosted Design Dialogues No. 36, featuring CORE’s Founder & CEO Shaun Osher and fashion designer Cynthia Rowley. Inside Selldorf Architects‘ inimitable 42 Crosby, they discussed the future of retail, technology, and design—and living in New York City.  Atlas, Selldorf Architects and the artist Paula Hayes were joined by guests for an evening of compelling conversation in an equally captivating setting.


Hot Topic: Wall Street Journal House of the Week

17 May, 2017 posted by: CORE

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Did you catch Emily Beare‘s listing at 213 West 23rd Street, 8N on the Wall Street Journal last week? This stunning industrial-style loft, once a YMCA basketball court, was voted “House of the Week” by readers. Check out the link to read the renovation story and learn how architect Annabelle Selldorf helped design this remarkable home!

The full article: A Manhattan Loft That’s a Slam Dunk


Hot Topic: Soho’s New Star

21 December, 2016 posted by: CORE


It’s no secret that the Annabelle Selldorf-designed building at 42 Crosby is redefining the meaning of luxury in Soho. The outstanding new development was exclusively featured on Observer last week, revealing photos of the condominium’s model apartment. Take a look at this sneak peek as you will certainly not be disappointed!

Click here to read the full article: The First Look at 42 Crosby’s Model Apartment


The High Line District: Manhattan’s Newest Luxury Enclave

22 October, 2013 posted by: Tony Sargent

The High Line District – Manhattan’s Newest Luxury Enclave

The area along the 10th Avenue corridor from 16th Street to 30th Street is fast becoming Manhattan’s newest luxury residential neighborhood. Renaming it “The High Line District” instead of the generic “West Chelsea” will best capture the district’s new and exciting eclectic nature and architectural significance.

Already featuring a mix of boutique condos, long-established art galleries, and distinctive architecture designed by such luminaries as Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Annabelle Selldorf and Shigeru Ban, now new developments of uber luxury residential condos are coming to the area including modern designs by Thomas Juul-Hansen, Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid and other prominent architects. These projects are being developed by HFZ Capital, the Related Companies, Cary Tamarkin and others to create an exclusive new neighborhood deserving of new recognition.

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Throwback Thursday: Talking With Selldorf Architects-Annsbelle Selldorf

31 January, 2013 posted by: Shaun Osher

Shaun Osher 520 West 19th St

In 2008, I predicted that West Chelsea would be one of the hottest new neighborhoods in the city. With the development of The High Line and all the construction activity – this was a no brainer. I also felt that West 19th Street would eventually become one of the most architecturally significant streets in Manhattan. Lined with residential buildings by Frank Gehry, Jeanne Nouvelle, Suga Ruban and Annabelle Selldorf, this prediction has become a reality. There was very little residential housing in the area and when I first met Annabelle Selldorf, she was not well known to the public. She was introduced to me in 2006 by John Jacobson, who, with his brother Keith and the City Investment Fund, developed 520 West 19th Street. This was the first residential condo project in West Chelsea and it was a huge success. Today, Annabelle is one of the most prolific and successful architects in New York and a household name. She was my first interview, and I thought it appropriate to review her interview for #throwbackthurdsay. I hope you enjoy it the second time around.

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What’s New: A High Line Home

05 June, 2012 posted by: CORE


Where: 520 West 19th Street, 9CA
Size: 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
Asking: $6,875,000
Listed by: Emily Beare & David Beare

We tend to mock dated real estate adages like “location, location, location,” but in the case of this sensational West Chelsea condo, those old words of wisdom ring true. Situated between the High Line and the Hudson River, with dramatic views of both, this 4-bedroom, 3,353-square-foot apartment is on West 19th Street’s “Architect’s Row,” featuring new buildings by Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Shigeru Ban and Annabelle Selldorf, who designed this boutique condominium building to have floor-to-ceiling windows and a striking midnight blue terracotta façade.

The apartment is modern, fresh and contemporary, much like its neighbors and the surrounding art galleries of Chelsea. It’s also the rare new apartment that manages to be perfect for entertaining (with an open 40′ living and dining area) while not sacrificing any space for the bedrooms (the two master suites attest to that). While we recommend checking out the entire photo gallery, below is a quick peek at one of the views, of the High Line, Chelsea’s landmark London Terrace towers, the Empire State Building, and beyond.

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Talking with Selldorf Architects – Annabelle Selldorf

01 September, 2008 posted by: Shaun Osher

The question we would all love to have the answer to is “where is the next hot neighborhood?” And, of course, I always hear my clients complaints that, “if only I had bought that site in Soho…or Tribeca… or the UWS… or Harlem… or Lower 5th… or the East Village…(you get the idea) before it got hot”. Over the past 15 years I have witnessed Manhattan’s luxury market shrink from many segmented luxury neighborhoods into almost one large luxury neighborhood. The Upper West Side has expanded to Midtown (thanks in large part to the Time Warner buildings). The delineation between Midtown and the Village (East and West) has been smudged, and everyone is watching to see how much luxury residential property can be absorbed in The Financial District. (I’ll discuss more of that in a future SO interview.)

What makes a neighborhood change? Something defining: a new Landmark… a slow expansion of a good neighborhood into a lesser neighborhood… a huge investment by a city agency… a new park… a change in zoning!

West Chelsea has a number of these elements.

In June, 2005, the City Council approved the Department of City Planning’s proposals for a zoning amendment affecting the West Chelsea area. This affected West 16th St to 30th St between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues. The Special West Chelsea District was created and provided opportunities for new residential and commercial development. Some of which is well underway. The high line park has started construction, after much deliberation, and will create a magnificent linear open park on the previous elevated rail line.

The bad news for a developer is… most of the developable land is already taken (Add West Chelsea to your list of complaints about where you should have bought.)

The good news for a condo buyer is… the neighborhood is in its infancy and is neighbored by prime Chelsea, the trendy meatpacking District, the Hudson River, and the High Line Park. Some of the most renowned architects in the world have started to help West Chelsea emerge as one of Manhattan’s most promising and desirable residential neighborhoods.

I was fortunate to talk with two of them: Annabelle Selldorf and Sara Lopergolo of Selldorf Architects.

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