Dwell Diaries: 874 Broadway, 307

28 March, 2017 posted by: CORE


Dwell Diaries provides a peek at a “day-in-the-life” in one of CORE’s exclusive listings. From master suites to neighborhood hotspots, our diary doesn’t spare a detail.

There’s nothing quite like starting the week in New York City, especially when you can wake up to all that the lively Flatiron neighborhood has to offer at 874 Broadway, 307. This cozy, two-bedroom loft feels idyllic on a Sunday morning – especially when you can enjoy pin-drop quiet amidst the hustle and bustle of energetic Flatiron. Should errands uptown or downtown be your destination this morning, 874 Broadway, 307  is a short walk to nearly every subway line. But why leave? Everything you need for a perfect Sunday in New York is right here.

Tending to any Sunday household chores feels almost effortless with the stunning exposed brick, natural hardwood floors and oversized windows of this classic New York City loft. With those tasks behind you, why not venture over to Breads Bakery for a slightly decadent latte and almond croissant? If meeting friends for a languid Sunday brunch is more your speed, ABC Kitchen is only around the corner and serves all-around delicious American fare with local, organic ingredients. Downtown icons such as Gramercy Tavern and Union Square Cafe are viable options offering a bustling bar area and casual refinement, respectively.

Proximity to the shops on this downtown portion of Fifth Avenue allows for a luxurious Sunday afternoon of shopping. Dotting 5th Avenue you’ll find Anthropologie, J.Crew and Michael Kors to name a few. The farmers market at Union Square offers fresh, local ingredients should a health-conscious Sunday supper anchor your evening plans. Squeezing in a workout before dinner is hard to avoid with SoulCycle, Equinox and FlyWheel just a few blocks away from your Broadway abode. Endless amenities provided by your proximity to Flatiron, Gramercy and Chelsea coupled with the charm and simplicity of a downtown New York City loft – how could you live any place else besides 874 Broadway, 307?


House Call: 874 Broadway, 307

10 March, 2017 posted by: CORE

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874 Broadway, 307

Win Brown
Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
Licensed as Donald Winchester Brown

Ivana Nikolic
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker

Steven Markowicz
Lic. Real Estate Salesperson

Offered at $1,350,000, this two-bedroom loft at the MacIntyre Building includes exposed brick, natural hardwood floors throughout and oversized windows. The home was recently renovated and features an open floor plan that is great for entertaining. One block above Union Square, with the farmers market, tons of great restaurants and shopping nearby, this listing is a must to stop in for an open house tour on Sunday!

Sunday, March 12, 11:30am – 1:30pm


Three of a Kind: Neutral Interiors

11 May, 2014 posted by: CORE

A popular interior design aesthetic, neutral color palettes enhance the natural light and space of a home. White and neutral design provides a subtle yet sophisticated place to relax. Below is a carefully curated selection of CORE listings which provide three examples of neutral interiors done right. The three properties are located in NYC’s popular Greenpoint, Upper East Side and SoHo neighborhoods.


Where: 190 West Street, 8
Size: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
Asking: $1,825,000
Listed by: Win Brown and Ivana Nikolic

This superb 1,364-square-foot, one-bedroom Greenpoint loft, with 40 feet of frontage facing West Street, has soaring 16-foot ceilings, eight-foot-tall windows, a large skylight and unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline. Details include exposed wood beams throughout, steel support columns and nine-inch solid oak plank flooring. The 42-foot long living space currently features a dining area and a separate chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances, custom hand-made wood cabinetry, reclaimed beech wood shelving and stone flooring. This loft’s open plan layout can easily be converted into a two-bedroom apartment. The bedroom features Empire State Building views, and the large bathroom includes ceramic tile, deep soaking tub and a wall-mounted porcelain sink. Amenities include central air, utility closet with washer/dryer hookups, common roof deck, a private deeded parking space that comes with the apartment and storage available in the basement. West Greenpoint Lofts is a boutique loft conversion on the Greenpoint waterfront with just 15 apartments, a J51 tax abatement and low common charges. Read the rest of this entry »


Photo of the Week: As the Sun Sets

18 April, 2014 posted by: CORE

Today’s Photo of the Week captures a stunning sunset above Brooklyn’s hottest neighborhood Williamsburg. Taken from 297 Driggs Avenue, Ivana Nikolic captured this shot after an open house for her recent listing in the building. After wrapping up the open house, Ivana stepped out onto the home’s balcony to this beautiful scene. The home has since entered into contract, after receiving several offers from eager buyers looking to get into the wildly popular Brooklyn nabe.


Three of a Kind: Brooklyn Beauties

13 February, 2014 posted by: CORE

Despite the freezing temperatures plaguing New York, Brooklyn’s real estate market continues to heat up. As the influx of new Brooklynites reaches record-breaking heights, this newly emerging borough is home to several fantastic new listings. Take a look at these three CORE properties, representing some of the finest homes in Brooklyn.


Where: 58 Greene Avenue
Size: 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms
Asking: $2,099,000
Listed by: Sid Whelan and Reginald Grayson

58 Greene Avenue is a grand 20 foot wide, multi unit townhouse located on a gorgeous, tree lined landmark block in the heart of Fort Greene. This well maintained, five unit building, complete with an upgraded roof and building systems, comprises one rent stabilized, junior one bedroom apartment and four free market apartments: an additional junior 1 bedroom, two studios and a large 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom duplex with an in unit washer/dryer, covered patio, garden and sundeck. The apartments are all in good to excellent condition, with many offering exposed brick, decorative marble fireplaces and original hardwood flooring. The projected 5.04% ROI on this property can be further improved by monetizing space in the home’s large basement through the installation of storage cages, bike racks and/or a paid laundry facility. Ideally located near the Lafayette Avenue C train stop, BAM, Atlantic Avenue Terminal, the Barclays Center and several local shops, restaurants and nightlife locations. Read the rest of this entry »


What’s New: Wonderful Williamsburg

15 January, 2014 posted by: CORE


Where: 136 Powers Street,4B
Size: 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom
Asking: $695,000
Listed by: Win Brown and Ivana Nikolic

Experience quintessential Williamsburg living in this top-floor one-bedroom apartment. Apartment 4B offers approximately 700 square-feet of interior space and has a 115-square-foot terrace with amazing Manhattan views. Walk in through the home’s entry foyer into a large living/dining room, with a separate galley kitchen to the side. There are new wide-plank maple floors throughout, with windows facing North and East. The sleek modern kitchen features stainless steel Bosch and Jenn Air appliances, Caesarstone countertops, slate flooring and lacquer cabinets. The bathroom boasts black and white marble with a deep Zuma soaking tub. A Bosch washer and dryer are also included in the apartment.

The Aria is a 20-unit new development building that was completed in 2007, offering a 25-year tax abatement and low common charges. Located just three blocks from the Graham Avenue L train station, this apartment is conveniently situated among several Williamsburg restaurants, bars and boutiques.


Three of a Kind: Chelsea Charm

31 October, 2013 posted by: CORE

Known for its stellar art galleries, popular restaurant scene and the newly developed High Line, Chelsea is easily regarded as one of New York City’s most coveted neighborhoods. Coupled with Manhattan’s exciting housing market activity, it’s no wonder why people continue to flock to the West Side when looking for a new home. Take a look at these three CORE listings, each offering a glimpse into why Chelsea is such a hotspot.


Where: 144 West 18th Street, 4E
Size: 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom
Asking: $4,300,000
Listed by: Ivana Nikolic and Winchester Brown III

Featuring North, East, and South exposures, approximately 2,693 square-feet of space and hardwood flooring throughout, this mint-condition home is a great buy. Unit 4E offers custom-built bookshelves, high ceilings, 17 windows which are 8-feet tall, designer kitchen and bathrooms, central air, two bathrooms and a washer/dryer. The master bedroom has a windowed, en suite five-piece bath and a walk-in closet. Located in the Chainworks Building, additional amenities include a part-time doorman, keyed elevators, private storage units, bike room, outdoor residents’ lounge with gas grill and a rooftop sun-deck with Empire State Building views. Read the rest of this entry »


Three of a Kind: 3 Studios Under $3,000

29 August, 2013 posted by: CORE

In a city where space is a precious commodity, it’s no surprise that studios have become one of the most coveted apartments in New York’s booming rental market.  Offering convenient layout and pricing options for buyers on a budget, studios have become a highly sought after property among New York City and Brooklyn renters.  Check out these three studio listings below for a glimpse at some of the best studio spaces New York has to offer.

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Where: 34 East 38th Street, 4B
Size: Studio/1-bathroom
Asking: $2,900
Listed By: Jessica Silver

Located in a well-kept Park Avenue townhouse, experience the best in East Side living.  This lavish studio features the home’s original moldings and an open living and dining area with high ceilings that allow for luxurious loft-style living, ideal for entertaining guests.  This one-of-a-kind rental is available either furnished or unfurnished and includes storage plus a bike room, as well as a no-fee laundry facility.  Boasting updated renovations, including a wood-burning fireplace and soundproofed hardwood floors, this studio offers a classic space with a contemporary feel. Read the rest of this entry »


CORE in the News

08 July, 2013 posted by: CORE

A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.


Clinton Hill: All the Requisites, Plus Great Bones
The New York Times
Doug Bowen is featured in this article, where he provides agent expertise on the up-and-coming Clinton Hill neighborhood. Noted by Doug, the neighborhood boasts “A lot of pride in the residents…Even renters show up to neighborhood association meetings.” Doug’s $2.275 million listing at 105 Cambridge Place is also highlighted.

Boldfaced Buys
Gotham Magazine
Lisa Graham’s listing at One Museum Mile, located in the hot neighborhood of Upper Central Park, is noted for its luxurious space and new celebrity tenants, Carmelo and La La Anthony.

Native Italians Gone, But Little Italy Buzzes
The Wall Street Journal
Ivana Nikolic and Win Brown’s Mulberry Street listing is highlighted in this article noting Little Italy’s “vital, neighborhood feel.”


Three of a Kind: Brooklyn Bound

25 April, 2013 posted by: CORE

Throughout 2012 and the first quarter of 2013, Brooklyn’s real estate market has been booming with sales on new developments, townhouses and brownstones, and practically everything in between. Below are three properties located throughout Brooklyn that can easily explain why the borough’s real estate market has hit new highs.

122 West St PHK

Where: 122 West Street, PH K
Size: 2-Bedroom/2-Bathroom
Asking: $1,500,000
Listed By: Ivana Nikolic and Winchester Brown III

Located in Greenpoint, this duplex penthouse offers a 3 terraces, one of which spans 1,000-square feet. In addition to its expansive outdoor space, we are drawn to the apartment’s beautiful open layout, architectural staircase and 42-inch fireplace. Read the rest of this entry »

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