42 Crosby Hits the Market

CurbedSeptember 20, 2016

Name: 42 Crosby


Address: 42 Crosby Street


Developer: Atlas Capital Group and Square Mile Capital


Architect: Selldorf Architects


Size: seven floors, 10 apartments


Prices: from $8.25 million


Sales and Marketing: Core


Annabelle Selldorf’s überluxury condos at 42 Crosby Street have been in the works for some time now, but as the development—known for its $1 million parking spots, a New York City status symbol if ever there was one—gets closer to finishing, its apartments are finally on the market, with condos launching sales this morning.


The building will have 10 units, with nine of those being three-bedroom apartments (two per floor), and one super-deluxe penthouse topping the structure. There are two types of apartments: one with a large, open-concept floor plan, and one that has a smaller study (or another bedroom) just off of the common area. Both have the same luxe finishes throughout—terrazzo, Boffi kitchens, marble-covered bathrooms, etc.—along with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the neighborhood.


Amenities include those private parking spaces (10 total are available, and they’re not included in the price of each apartment), which are accessed via a porte-cochere—not something you see every day in Soho. There’s also an interior courtyard with landscaping (including an enormous maple tree) as well as terrariums and other sculptural pieces by Paula Hayes.


As you can probably guess, the apartments won’t come cheap—this has the imprimatur of a starchitect, after all—with the smallest residence, a three-bedroom, starting at $8.25 million. The top-floor penthouse will go for $25 million, which is actually … not unreasonable, by the standards of luxury living these days.

Tile Gains Footing All Over

The New York TimesSeptember 18, 2016

Tony Sargent was featured in last week's The New York Times giving advice on using boldly patterned or colored tiles. He warns that while some homeowners find this new trend charming, others may not. He suggests using tile in a small space, such as a powder room.

On the Market

The New York TimesSeptember 16, 2016

Michael Kochman and Martin Eiden's listing at 125 East 74th Street, 2B was featured in The New York Times. The one-bedroom Upper East Side Co-op is listed for $999,000.


Tile Gains Footing All Over

The New York TimesSeptember 16, 2016

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the ground beneath your feet, you may have noticed an explosion of pattern. It can be seen in public spaces like the Manhattan restaurant L’Amico, designed by Crème; and the Hotel Van Zandt in Austin, Tex., designed by Mark Zeff. And in private spaces, too, like the New York apartment of the actors Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber, designed by Ashe & Leandro and featured earlier this year in Architectural Digest.


Billionaires, Brokers and Jason Derulo Party Down In Hudson Yards “Verdant Oasis”

Luxury Listings NYCSeptember 15, 2016

Right now, Hudson Yards, Manhattan’s newest neighborhood, is a dystopian hellscape, where only construction workers and fashion models dare go.  But slowly and surely the glistening towers that make up Related Companies’ mega-development are opening.


Game Time

New York ObserverSeptember 15, 2016

Emily Beare and Shaun Osher's listing at 87 Leonard Street, MAISB was featured in the New York Observer. The carefully crafted and incredibly unique two-bedroom home spans four floors and is offered at $7,750,000.

Massive TriBeCa Spread

ObserverSeptember 15, 2016

“This apartment is just so fun,” CORE broker Emily Beare told the Observer, opening the heavy wooden door of the maisonette at 87 Leonard Street.


Indeed, the four-level condo, listed for $7.75 million, is unapologetically frivolous, with just two bedrooms spread out over 7,414 square feet.


“A lot of people are attracted to Tribeca by lofts and the volume of space,” Beare said matter-of-factly as we peered up at the 17-foot ceilings in the living room, where the original wood beams and Corinthian cast iron columns are juxtaposed with modern details like wide-plank white-oak floors and a gas fireplace.


We strolled into the kitchen, which is outfitted in subway-tiled walls and stainless steel appliances, as well as a honed statuary marble island and Prada black marble countertops, and then on to a “secondary” bedroom with en-suite bath on the other end of the floor, adjacent to a garden patio. The lofted master suite, which looks out at the main floor but can be closed off by way of a pocket door, is up one flight of wooden stairs. Along with five closets, there’s a master bath with floor-to-ceiling Calacatta gold marble, herringbone patterned floors and a porcelain tub.


With the necessities already taken care of above, the lower two floors are configured in rather whimsical way. One is set up as a screening room, with rows of leather armchairs lined up facing one wall. “We thought this would be perfect for a movie theater,” Beare explained, and there’s also an office-and-sleeping space as well as an additional powder room and wet bar.


Down another flight of stairs, “the fun really begins,” Beare said excitedly, revealing a poker table, three arcade games, Ping-Pong table and a foosball machine, with a basketball hoop placed against a wall that makes use of the double-height ceilings.


“There aren’t many spaces like this in the city.” Beare laughed. “With this kind of space, you can create anything you want,” she pointed out. “That’s what makes it special.”

A Toast To: Martha Stewart

Luxury Listings NYCSeptember 15, 2016

LLNYC celebrated its July cover and celebrity friends Terry Richardson, Barbara Corcoran and Parker Posey at Emily Beare and Shaun Osher's listing at 87 Leonard, PHB.

NYFW & NYC Homes

AM New YorkSeptember 13, 2016

The city is one of the biggest fashion capitals of the world, which means many big name designers and models live right here in Manhattan.


With New York Fashion Week coming to a close, these exhausted designers and models can finally head back to their homes and rest.


But before they do, let’s take a tour around New York City, courtesy of StreetEasy, to see where the stars of the fashion industry live and what their high-priced pads look like.


Gisele Bundchen


Supermodel Gisele Bündchen and beau Tom Brady recently put their apartment at One Madison on the market for $17.35 million, but they're not over New York City just yet. Instead, the couple will be moving downtown to a $20 million condo in TriBeCa. StreetEasy reports the condo, located at 70 Vestry St., is a new waterfront project by developer Related Companies.


Mickey Drexler 


The CEO of J.Crew initially put his TriBeCa townhouse, located at 464 Greenwich St., on the market for $29.995 million back in May, but has since dropped the price to $27.5 million.


Penthouse With Glass Atrium

CurbedSeptember 12, 2016

This penthouse apartment, perched atop a turn-of-the-20th-century building within the Soho Cast-Iron Historic District, belies its location with its ultra-modern interiors. The brokerbabble calls the residence "avant-garde," which is actually kind of fitting; there are unique design elements throughout, including a suspended fireplace in the living room (it’s wood-burning!), an austere Japanese-inspired master bathroom, and a concrete island in the kitchen. (There’s lots of concrete.)


But the triplex apartment’s coolest feature is probably its top level, which includes a glass atrium that opens up onto 2,100 square feet of outdoor space. There’s an enclosed patio of sorts, and a spiral staircase leading to an expansive roof deck with views of the surrounding Soho buildings.


The listing touts the pad as "an opportunity to transform an incredible loft canvas or maintain the existing configuration" (though we hope prospective buyers would leave that incredible roof alone). The asking price for all of this: $6.895 million.

Over the Top Homes

Luxe interiors+designSeptember 12, 2016


Tucked inside an industrial-style loft in downtown New York City is a grand home currently owned by J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler. As stylish and colorful as expected, the Thierry Despont-designed home features an entry inspired by the Maison de Verre in Paris, a rooftop terrace and lofty ceilings. Why we love it: The five-bedroom stunner was once an old coffee roasting plant whose signage still remains, adding to its charm.

Must See Master Bedrooms

MetroSeptember 07, 2016

114 Liberty St., 10FL


$8 million


This five-bedroom, six-bathroom downtown condo features 5,800-square-feet, and is described in its listing as "steeped in contemporary design infused with Asian Zen while staying true to urban loft character." The home has direct elevator, original columns, 12-foot ceilings and large windows that span the length of the room. The master is described as "spa-like and serene," with separate his-and-hers bathrooms featuring marble counters, quartzite heated floors, a freestanding soaking tub and a steam shower.

Luxurious Master Bedrooms

MetroSeptember 07, 2016

Most New Yorkers will settle for a bedroom that’s sole purpose is for sleeping. Apartments across the city are renting and selling for high prices where a bed is often just an arm’s reach away from the kitchen.


But for these luxury apartments, space is not an issue, and the master bedroom is its own oasis — complete with a dream closet, bathroom and more details that will make anyone want to sleep the day away.


1051 81st St.




Some move to the suburbs seeking more space and a true master space, but this south Brooklyn home, in Dyker Heights, offers 7,000 square feet of living space, all within city limits. Built in 2001, the house features custom Red Oak interior doors, custom staircases, and a Spanish tile roof. The first floor is all Italian granite, and the second floor has oak flooring.


The second floor also has three bathrooms and four large bedrooms, including the master. The master is the full width of the home and features his and hers walk in closets, and its own master bathroom.


114 Liberty St., 10FL




This five-bedroom, six-bathroom downtown condo features 5,800-square-foot, and is described in its listing as “steeped in contemporary design infused with Asian Zen while staying true to urban loft character.” The home has direct elevator, original columns, 12-foot ceilings and large windows that span the length of the room. The master is described as “spa-like and serene,” with separate his-and-hers bathrooms featuring marble counters, quartzite heated floors, a freestanding soaking tub and a steam shower.


25 Bond St., 2E




This three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom NoHo condo takes up a full floor and features an elevator made from distressed bronze that opens directly into the home's 45-foot wide, great room. The master features a wood-burning fireplace, an 80-square-foot balcony and a dressing room with custom California closets. The master bathroom has floor-to-ceiling limestone, Agape Spoon tub, custom dual steam shower, marble double vanity and radiant heated floors.


319 E. 51st St.




This townhouse in the Beekman section of Midtown Manhattan features five bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms in 6,500 square feet. The entire third floor consists of the master suite - with wall-to-wall carpeting, pearl beaded wallpaper and a remote controlled gas fireplace. There is also a dressing room with nine closets and a massive master bath with a marble tub and radiant heated floors.


On the Market

The New York TimesSeptember 04, 2016

Tracey Hung's listing at 230 East 79th Street, 10F was featured in The New York Times. The one-bedroom Upper East Side Co-op is listed for $649,000.

For Sale In Manhattan

The New York TimesSeptember 02, 2016

Upper East Side Co-op • $649,000 • MANHATTAN • 230 East 79th Street, #10F


A one-bedroom one-bath in a postwar elevator building with a 24-hour doorman, a live-in superintendent and a central laundry room. Tracey Hung (917) 846-1996, Celeste Harwell (917) 544-6927, CORE;


MAINTENANCE $1,798 a month; assessment: $89 a month through February 2018


PROS Oversize windows flood the space with light and offer wide-open city views. The living room is spacious and has an adjacent dining alcove.


CONS The kitchen could use an update. A 25 percent down payment is required.



Wheels of Fortune

The Real DealSeptember 01, 2016

With mergers, acquisitions and funding rounds on the rise, industry players are rethinking what residential brokerages are really worth.

Wheels of Fortune

The Real DealSeptember 01, 2016

When the venture-backed brokerage Compass secured a cash infusion of $75 million last month, the response from industry rivals was fast and furious.

Magnificent Manhattan Home

1stdibsAugust 31, 2016

“We subtracted all the color so you would notice the fantastic textures,” says Nate Berkus of his former Fifth Avenue penthouse. The home is a showcase for vintage furnishings, including a 1970s Maison Jansen brass and smoked glass coffee table, a George Pelletier ceramic pendant light, a 1970s chrome Soriana sofa by Tobia and Afra Scarpa, a circa 1950 Jacques Adnet leather vide-poche and a 19th-century French gilt mirror.

Stars List $17.25 Million Condo

Mansion GlobalAugust 31, 2016

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady have put their Flatiron pad on the market for $17.25 million just weeks after they purchased a riverfront home in TriBeCa.


The couple’s three-bedroom home at the One Madison tower in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, which they bought in 2014 for just over  $11.7 million, spans slightly more than 3,300 square feet and has a private elevator, as well as views of the Empire State Building and Hudson River, according to Variety.


Their neighbors include media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who owns the top four floors at One Madison. (Mr. Murdoch is the Executive Chairman of News Corp, which owns Dow Jones, publisher of Mansion Global.)


This news comes just weeks after it emerged that the genetically blessed couple paid more than $20 million for a five-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot-home at the Robert A.M. Stern-designed 70 Vestry in Manhattan’s TriBeCa neighborhood.


Mr. Brady and Ms. Bündchen— and fellow residents of the 70 Vestry condominium due to be completed in 2018—will have impressive views of the Hudson River and access to a spa suite with an 82-foot swimming pool, separate children’s pool, and hot and cold plunge pools.


Earlier this week, Forbes named Ms. Bündchen the highest paid model in the world for the 14th consecutive year.  According to the magazine, she brought in $30.5 million last year.

Pretty People List Pied-à-Terre

VarietyAugust 30, 2016

Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady have listed their 3 bedroom pied-à-terre with Jim St. Andre at 22 West 22nd Street, 48. The sleek One Madison apartment is asking $17,250,000.

Tom and Gisele List Condo

VarietyAugust 30, 2016

Though it’s flown under the radar since it first popped up on the open market in early June, an eagle-eyed informant swears that all-American pigskin-tosser Tom Brady and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen have listed their pied-à-terre at the sleek One Madison tower in New York City’s Flatiron District with a $17.25 million price tag.


Acquired in early 2014 for a bit more than $11.7 million, the high-floor condo spans slightly more than 3,300 square feet and has three bedrooms and 3.5 baths. It was “re-imagined,” per marketing materials, in crisply understated luxury by the celebrated architect Peter Marino. A private elevator landing opens to a light-filled combination living/dining room wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows that grant unimpeded if potentially vertigo-inducing views of the Empire State Building and Hudson River.


A separate den offers more spine-tingling city views, including the World Trade Center, to the south. Both guest/family bedrooms have private baths, and the master suite sports a two-person soaking tub daringly positioned in a corner with floor-to-ceiling windows. The luxury building, whose four uppermost floors are owned by global media mega-mogul Rupert Murdoch, provides residents with round-the-clock doorman and concierge services, a private screening room, a private dining room with catering kitchen, and a fitness facility with a lap pool and steam room.


The Brady-Bündchens — who, in 2014, sold a custom-built 14,000-square-foot eco-conscious faux-chateau in Los Angeles for $40 million to rapper Dr. Dre — primarily reside in Boston’s wealthy Chestnut Hill community. There, they custom built a stately stone manor of nearly 15,000 square feet on more than five plush acres that border the manicured fairways of a tony country club. That the uncommonly comely and exceptionally well-compensated couple —according to Forbes she hoovered up an estimated $30.5 million last year, and he has a new four-year contract with the New England Patriots worth $60 million — would want to shed their Flatiron condo isn’t a total surprise: They’ve reportedly made a deal of more than $20 million for an approximately 5,000-square-foot condo in a not-yet-completed luxury complex in Tribeca.


NYC’s Priciest Apartment Sales

The Real DealAugust 29, 2016

Keren Ringler's closing at 12 East 13th Street, 9, was ranked number 2 on The Real Deal's priciest apartments sold last week. The deal was finalized at $11,500,000.

Inside Look: Private Roof Decks

MetroAugust 24, 2016

It’s hard enough to find an apartment with a view in New York City, let alone one with private outdoor space.


But for the lucky ones who can afford a penthouse property, the upper-floor apartment can offer both.


"Apartments with private roof decks are New York City luxuries that are seldom available. It is the uniqueness and rarity of the roof deck coupled with the penthouse status that makes the value so high.  Like a needle in a haystack, searching for that private roof deck among the sea of Manhattan's trophy properties can be difficult," said Ben Jacobs, licensed associate real estate broker with CORE.


20 Henry Street, PH2N




This Brooklyn Heights penthouse condo, featuring three bedrooms and two bathrooms,  is described as “loft-like with a flexible layout,” but on nice days owners will be spending their time in the landscaped outdoor space. The private rooftop terrace not only has skyline views and a gas grill, but also a lawn with real grass.


58 Reade Street, PH5



Located in a Tribeca boutique condominium, this four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom penthouse has 4,500 square feet of indoor space on three floors, with more than 1,600 square feet of outdoor space on three terraces on the upper two floors. Its listing promises “great flow between rooms and to the outdoors,” adding that the “north terrace is fantastic for festive dinners while the south terrace has incredible views of lower Manhattan and is perfect for sunset cocktails.”


309 W. 86th St., PH




This three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom duplex on the Upper West Side had been renovated to include modern design, but keep its pre-war charm. The outdoor space includes a shared terrace running the length of the home. A staircase from that terrace leads to a finished private roof terrace with Hudson River and skyline views.


NYC's Private Roof Decks

MetroAugust 24, 2016

Tony Sargent and Charles Moran's listing at 20 Henry Street, PH2N and Ben Jacobs, Kristina Wallison, and Robert McCain's listing at 58 Reade Street, PH5 were featured in Metro for their rare and luxurious private roof decks.


Ben Jacobs was quoted stating, "Apartments with private roof decks are New York City luxuries that are seldom available. Like a needle in a haystack, searching for that private roof deck among the sea of Manhattan's trophy properties can be difficult."

Estate-Condition Brownstone

BrownstonerAugust 24, 2016

This estate-condition Italianate brownstone in Bed Stuy needs some work, but with a load of original detail and stately proportions, it has the makings of quite a grand residence. It’s at 33 Monroe Street, on a particularly nice block near the Clinton Hill border.


The house is a generous 20.5 feet wide and four stories high, counting the garden floor. There are crown and wall moldings, marble mantels, original woodwork including stately arched doorways, and parquet floors — and much of it looks to be in quite good shape.


A two-family that hasn’t changed hands in more than 30 years, it’s configured as a 4.5-bedroom, two-bath triplex over a one-bedroom garden rental.

The extent of work needed is unclear. The photos show only a pair of upstairs bedrooms and the parlor floor — which looks as if it may have undergone a partial renovation.


It seems a safe bet that kitchens and bathrooms need upgrading; the mechanicals likely need updating as well. That facade looks to be in remarkably good shape, though.


Listed by John Harrison and Paul Johansen of Core, the house is asking $1.835 million. Weighing the potential loveliness of the house against the work needed, does that seem on target? How do you like the look of it?


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