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What $2,200 Gets You

CurbedAugust 23, 2016

Yes, it’s another studio—this time in Murray Hill, and asking $2,250 per month. This one has been recently renovated, with a brand new kitchen (peep those fancy appliances) and bathroom. There’s also access to the building’s communal roof, if you need more space every once in a while. 

Penthouse Once For A Furrier

ObserverAugust 18, 2016

“This building was originally for a furrier,” CORE broker Michael Rubin told the Observer, stepping into the elevator at 130 West 30th Street. “I think there was manufacturing going on, but parts were showrooms.

 

“There are all these bronze beavers and animals still on the elevator doors,” he added, exiting the lift on the 19th floor and opening the door to the duplex penthouse at the Cass Gilbert, which he is listing for $5.5 million.

 

“Everything is in perfect condition,” he said, and indeed, there was not a scuffmark to be seen on the loft’s spotless, espresso-stained oak floors.

 

“There’s only one other apartment on this floor—the other penthouse,” Rubin informed us, walking through the living room, where sunlight shone through the six oversized, north-facing windows. “People come in here, and they say it feels like a house,” he declared, noting the 11-foot beamed ceilings on the first level. “The ceilings get a little higher upstairs,” he assured us.

 

“The kitchen is great because it’s separate but also open,” Rubin noted, gesturing to the Calacatta marble breakfast bar dividing the kitchen with custom white oak cabinets, Viking oven, Miele dishwasher and SubZero fridge from the dining and living space.

 

The master suite is on the opposite end of the first level; ascending the wooden staircase to the second floor of the 2,988-square-foot condo, we found two additional bedrooms, each with en-suite Calacatta marble baths.

 

Particularly appealing on this breezy summer day was the north-facing 261-square-foot terrace, which is set up with a dining table, chairs and green plants affording the space the barest hint of privacy.

 

“I feel like this is the next neighborhood—this little pocket right here,” Rubin opined, surveying the cityscape. “It comes up in the listing search as Chelsea, but it’s more like NoMad,” he informed us, though some may not be quite convinced. “The NoMad Hotel is right here,” he added, gesturing toward, it should be said, a few blocks to the southeast.

Fur Sale

New York ObserverAugust 17, 2016

Michael Rubin's listing at 130 West 30th Street, PHA was once home to a furrier. The expansive loft-style penthouse, atop the historic Cass Gilbert building is listed for $5,500,000. 

Duplex With Loft Asks $695,000

CurbedAugust 16, 2016

Welcome back to The Six Digit Club, in which we take a look at a newish-to-market listing priced under $1 million, because nice things sometimes come in small packages. Send nominations to the tipline.

 

It may be nestled on the top floor of a former monastery, but there’s nothing austere about this sunny pre-war one-bedroom duplex. The open living room is the focal point here, featuring 15-foot ceilings, custom oversized windows (with what look like genuinely striking city views), and double-height, built-in oak bookshelves. Though there’s mention of the actual square footage, the listing suggests the $695,000 Turtle Bay co-op has "a tremendous flow and a superb use of space," and that appears to be true—a floating staircase leads up to the second floor, which boasts an airy king-size bedroom and a smaller-but-charming separate home office overlooking the living room.

 

The building was once home to the Biblical Seminary (a precursor of the New York Theological Seminary) and was built in the 1920s. Other notable conveniences: a dishwasher, a part-time doorman, tons of built-in storage space, and access to a pretty enticing shared roof deck.

 

$1.8M Pad With Retro Kitchen

6sqftAugust 12, 2016

This two-bedroom apartment comes from the co-op building Gramercy Arms at 102 East 22nd Street. The building boasts a great location, midway between Gramercy Park and Madison Square Park. As for the apartment, it’s got plenty of prewar charm and a cute, retro kitchen to boot. And it’s asking $1.8 million.

 

Being from a pre-war building, there’s quite a gracious floorplan with large bedrooms and wide hallways. There’s a long and elegant entrance foyer, anchored by two closets, that flows right into the living room and adjoining formal dining room.

 

Both the living and dining areas have high beamed ceilings and wood floors. The listing suggests that the dining room could be closed off and easily transformed into a third bedroom, which would mean moving a dining table into the living room.

 

A window connects the kitchen to the dining room, a nice touch if the apartment owner likes hosting dinner parties. We’re pretty smitten with this kitchen and its black-and-white tiled floor and retro-style oven with a four-burner cooktop. It’s not all older details, though: there’s a stainless steel dishwasher and refrigerator, too.

 

The master bedroom is located on the other side of the kitchen. It’s got lots of closet space and an en-suite bathroom. Also in the apartment is one more bedroom and bathroom.

 

102 East 22nd Street was constructed in 1928 and then converted to a 92-unit co-op back in 1986. It’s got a few perks, like a bike room, shared laundry room and storage, but what it really has going for it is its park-adjacent location. Sadly, you’re not close enough to Gramercy Park to be offered the key to go inside.

Three Apartments To See

DNA InfoAugust 11, 2016

NEW YORK CITY — August is known as one of the slowest real estate months of the year, in which new listings are harder to come by. But these three eager sellers are looking to unload their apartments regardless, offering appealing prices to attract buyers. All three listings are holding open houses this weekend.

 

212 E. 70th St., #2AC, Upper East Side

 

Two bedrooms/Two baths

 

Approximately 1,050 square feet

 

Condo

 

$1.295 million

 

Taxes: $1,083/month

 

Common charges: $799/month

 

Open House: Sunday, Aug. 14, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.

 

Lowdown: The owners, who combined two apartments to create this two-bedroom unit, are excited to sell as they signed an exclusive deal with the broker the day they finished the renovation.

 

“August is not the ideal month to list anything,” said CORE broker Adie Kriegstein. “But there's nothing like this uptown, so there was no time to waste.”

 

The apartment is located one flight up in a “well-run brownstone condo,” said Kriegstein.

 

Combining the two apartments, she said, was “very easy... they are north and south apartments, so they just removed a wall and updated everything.”

 

The combination allowed for a split-bedroom layout, with the master bedroom and second bedroom on opposites sides. “People prefer it when bedrooms are not next door to each other,” said Kriegstein.

 

This renovation is unique for an Upper East Side apartment because the interior finishes have a downtown feel.

 

There's exposed brick through the entire apartment, moldings and decorative fireplaces,” said Kriegstein.

 

Although interior details were kept, the rest of the space “was updated for 21st-century living,” according to Kriegstein. The kitchen was upgraded to add a wine refrigerator and under-cabinet lighting. A washer/dryer unit was also added to the apartment.

 

Location: Kriegstein called this location “the heart of the Upper East Side in terms of transportation.” The brownstone is only about a block away from the 6 train at 68th Street/Hunter College. The main drag of Madison Avenue is two blocks away, and the entrance to Central Park is just one block further.

 

Why put it on your open house calendar? “If you're looking for an apartment that's not cookie-cutter, and has all the conveniences of the Upper East Side, this is your calling,” said Kriegstein.

$2.8M Tribeca Pad

6sqftAugust 11, 2016

The big open rooms, tall ceilings, warm exposed brick and ductwork, private elevator entry and solid-walled prewar construction in this two-bedroom, 1,800-square-foot Tribeca co-op at 36 North Moore Street provide a refresher course in loft love. And while the loft details are hard to miss, the apartment, listed at $2.8 million, has been renovated for comfort and luxury with new fixtures, central A/C and new walnut floors.

 

Entry to the building is via a very loft-like raised loading dock lobby; a private keyed elevator opens directly into this large open loft. A huge living room has ten-foot ceilings and big loft windows overlooking North Moore Street.

 

The apartment’s brand-new renovation maintains the loft aesthetic with exposed brick on exterior walls and exposed air ductwork. An open-plan chef’s kitchen is ready for entertaining with a 36-inch Sub-Zero refrigerator and a central island with a wine fridge and custom wood cabinetry. A separate media room behind the kitchen functions as a perfect casual dining and entertaining space as well.

 

A large interior room with collapsible walls that allow you to open the space when needed can fill in as a home office, third bedroom or fashionista’s dream closet.

 

A large master bedroom boasts three closets and an en-suite bath with a Toto toilet and deep soaking tub. A second bedroom and bath can be found nearby off the hallway. There’s also a laundry room and lots of closet space, plus a private storage unit in the basement.

Sold for $900,000 or More

The New York TimesAugust 07, 2016

 Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

 

Manhattan | $2.4 million

 

125 West 22nd Street, Verde Chelsea

 

$2.495 million list price

3.8 percent below list price

Nine weeks on the market

 

1,350-square foot, nine-year-old condo; two bedrooms; two full baths; part-time doormen, quartz counters, commercial-grade appliances, high ceilings, hardwood floors, washer/dryer. Common charges: $1,585 a month; taxes: $12,480 a year.

 

Brokers: CORE; Corcoran Group.

12 Staging Mistakes

InmanAugust 04, 2016

Key Takeaways

 

•Be the driver of staging or hire a professional stager. Staging is marketing, and that's your job.

 

•Avoid matchy-matchy color palette -- photos will fall flat. Instead, excite with contrasts.

 

•Designing to live is very different than staging to sell.

 

Staging a home is not just about decluttering or moving furniture around. It requires a vision of the price point and buyer pool you’re selling to. Here’s a list of 12 pitfalls to avoid when staging:

 

1. Seller staging choices

 

Involving the sellers in the staging process is productive — it builds their trust in you and creates a sense of teamwork.

 

However, real estate agents should be the driver of the staging or hire a professional stager. You are the one hired to market the property, and you know what buyers are looking for as well as what the competition looks like. Remember — staging is marketing.

 

2. Too little furniture

 

Decluttering and reducing furniture is key to good staging — however, make sure you don’t remove so much that the home feels empty or cold.

 

Balance maximizing a sense of space with creating living rooms and master bedrooms that are inviting and warm environments.

 

3. Bad paint jobs

 

Old chipped paint sends a message that the home is not well looked after. Intense colors will turn many buyers off.

 

Choose neutral color pallets like linen-whites, contrasted with decorator white trim and neutral beiges that are warm and welcoming.

 

4. Flat color palette

 

Everything’s “matchy-matchy.” Avoid or transform of homes where color schemes of walls, carpets and furniture match each other closely.

 

It depletes the energy of the room, and photos fall flat. Buyers won’t know why they don’t like the home, but they won’t. Excite with contrasts.

 

5. Minimal or modern decor

 

It’s easy for novice stagers to go super modern without warming touches or be too minimal with furniture.

 

Capture a blend of styles with a clean warm contemporary look and add accessories and pillows that soften the room. Rounded tables also break up rectilinear spaces and provide flow.

 

6. Old or stained wall-to-wall carpeting

 

Avoiding the obvious will reduce the maximum selling price. Carpets retain smells, and old carpets turn people off. For wall-to-wall carpeted rooms, get a professional cleaner in or test a small area to check the floors beneath. If the flooring is beautiful, then clean it up, and add an area rug.

 

7. Too much fabulous art and collectibles

 

Art in a home is great. However, if there’s too much art, buyers will experience the home like a museum or a junk shop.

 

Select and place art and photographs with the intention of drawing the buyer’s eye around the room in a harmonious manner. Years of art on walls will pull focus away from the home and lower offers.

 

8. The 3-foot-5-foot rule

 

Keep surfaces in the 3-foot to 5-foot range, such as on coffee tables, credenzas and dining table, clear of clutter. Some stagers love to bring tall vases and place them everywhere, but don’t let them.

 

Although it can add flare, unconsciously, too much visual interruption from where you enter a living space to the windows (which is where buyers’ eyes go first) will make the room feel small and cluttered.

 

Let buyers’ eyes flow easily in a diagonal across the room, interruption-free.

 

9. Too many toys and books

 

Many of my clients have children, and in small New York spaces, toys and books overtake apartments quickly. Parents get nervous about removing their toddler’s toys from the home for fear it will upset their children.

 

Have parents declutter the room slowly, and children won’t miss their toys. Make it a game of choosing the best for now, and they’ll pick their special toys then let the rest go, which will deliver a higher sale price.

 

10. No carpets or area rugs

 

Many of my New York clients with young children remove their prized carpets to protect them from getting damaged in the early years. But that presents a problem when selling a home.

 

Furniture placed on wood or stone floors without an area rug appear to just float as though someone left and forgot to finish off the room.

 

Avoid letting living spaces look cold and college like. Go to sites such as Overstock.com for carpets.

 

11. Lack of curb appeal

 

First impressions count. Whether it’s the front foyer or the driveway that needs a little updating, spend the money. A bad first impression is hard to recover from.

 

The same goes for backyard landscaping. Make sure things are alive, fresh and dead plants are removed.

 

12. No plants

 

Plants bring a sense of life into a home. Don’t forget to add new flowers and a few strategically placed plants in living spaces. Small orchids make a great eye-catcher in bathrooms.

 

Succulents can also offer a nice dining table centerpiece requiring little care during the showing process.

 

Remember, designing to live is very different than staging to sell. Staging is about creating the look that will appeal to the most number of active buyers and brokers in the price point that you are selling the home at both online and in person.

 

Tony Sargent is a luxury real estate Associate Broker at CORE in New York. You can follow him on Twitter (@antonysargent) or read his real estate blog at The Sargent Report.

A Sunny Williamsburg Home

Brick UndergroundAugust 03, 2016

This full-floor rental sits in a picturesque red brick townhouse on the south side of Williamsburg, close to some of the neighborhood's best nightlife spots, as well as to the L, J, M, and Z trains, and the ferry. You'll find classic prewar details in the layout and millwork, but also contemporary finishes and upscale appliances thanks to a recent renovation.

 

Listed by CORE for $3,550 per month, the apartment's price skews a bit high for the neighborhood, but it does offer a lot of space for a one-bedroom.

 

You'll have to walk up two flights, but the top-floor apartment boasts separate living and dining rooms, custom crown moldings, and new hardwood floors throughout, lending an elegant, fresh feel to the space.

 

The sunny eat-in kitchen looks chef-friendly with its generous prep and storage space; the stainless-steel appliances are new and include a dishwasher.

 

The already-spacious bedroom is adjoined by an attached home office, and both rooms are illuminated by large, south-facing windows. The bathroom, off the kitchen, comes with a walk-in shower but no bathtub; nonetheless, it's at least newly renovated with white porcelain and subway tiles.

 

You'll find laundry in the basement, and some pets are permitted. The layout of the unit makes it particularly well-suited to those who work from home and need a little more breathing room—and separation from the workspace—than the average one-bedroom might offer.

Most Expensive Home Sales

CurbedAugust 02, 2016

The McDonough Hershkowitz Team's closing at 15 Central Park West, 38A was ranked #11 on Curbed's list of "New York's Most Expensive Home Sales This Year." The deal was finalized at $28,000,000.

Most Expensive Home Sales

CurbedAugust 02, 2016

Emily Beare and her team's closings at 74 Washington Place and 224 Mulberry Street, PH were ranked #16 and #20 respectively on Curbed's list of "New York's Most Expensive Home Sales This Year." The deals were finalized at $21,650,000 and $21,000,000.

 

 

 

CORE Taps Michael Guerra

The Real DealAugust 01, 2016

As it pushes into new territory outside Manhattan, CORE has tapped longtime agent and manager Michael Guerra to lead the firm’s expansion into Brooklyn.

Buy Kelsey Grammer’s Jean Nouvel–Designed Condo

Architectural DigestAugust 01, 2016

Not many can claim they live in a home created by a Pritzker Prize–winning architect that was once inhabited by a famous actor. However, this condo in Manhattan’s West Chelsea area fits both bills: Kelsey Grammer has listed his residence, in a building by French architect Jean Nouvel. The soaring tower was built in 2009 and showcases a spectacular façade featuring more than 1,600 windowpanes of varied shapes, as well as front-row vistas of the Hudson River and the High Line. Grammer’s apartment includes 100 feet of glass walls, terrazzo flooring, and 11-foot ceilings. The open-plan layout boasts a living/dining area with a wet bar, a wine fridge, and a fireplace, and a kitchen with a breakfast bar. The building’s amenities include an indoor/outdoor lap pool, a fitness center, and a concierge.

 

Glass walls frame the dining space.

 

Every angle provides amazing city views.

 

In the kitchen, guests can sit around the large island and look out at the Hudson River.

 

This geometric bedroom is flooded with light.

 

On The Market This Week

CurbedJuly 31, 2016

Kelsey Grammer lists $9.75M pad in Jean Nouvel's West Chelsea condo: The semi-circular space is highlighted by its amazing 100 feet of Hudson River frontage and offers up 11-foot ceilings, en-suite baths, a living room wet bar, gas-burning fireplace, ample storage space, and its conveniently close proximity to the High Line.

Kelsey Grammer Lists Condo In New York’s West Chelsea

VarietyJuly 29, 2016

Seller: Kelsey Grammer

 

Location: New York City, NY

 

Price: $9,750,000

 

Size: 3,076 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

 

Your mama’s notes: A New York City apartment with sweeping views over the Hudson River and owned by Kelsey Grammer has come available, as was first noted by the property gossips at The Wall Street Journal, with an asking price of $9.75 million. Property records show the generously windowed condo was purchased by the Emmy, Golden Globe, and Tony winning actor through a corporate entity in November 2010 for $6.4 million.

 

Online marketing materials for the apartment, on a high floor of a curvaceous and dramatically articulated 23-story architectural tour-de-force designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel at the western edge of the once gritty now decidedly uppity and art gallery lined West Chelsea neighborhood, has three en suite bedrooms and a total of 3.5 bathrooms in 3,0760-square-feet. The roomy corner living room spans nearly 450-square-feet with well-equipped wet bar and head on view of the Empire State Building; the over-sized dining room is plenty large enough to accommodate a grand piano plus a small sitting area in front of a fireplace; and the kitchen features a sizable center island with five-seat snack bar, extra thick slabs of solid surface quartz counter tops on sleek, minimalist hardware-free snow-white cabinetry, and a costly array of name-brand appliances. There are elegantly high 11-foot ceilings, almost white terrazzo floors, and a comprehensive home automation system that controls, among other things, motorized shades that roll down to shield the mostly west-facing aerie from the retina burning scorch of the late afternoon sun.

 

Residents of the building, who shell out knee buckling monthly common charges — for the Grammer condo they ring up to $6,258 per month not counting the $2,659 in monthly real estate taxes according to marketing materials, have access to a myriad of creature comforts like 24/7 doorman and concierge services, on-site parking, private screening room, 70-foot-long indoor/outdoor swimming pool, and a complete fitness center with sauna and steam room. A representative of Mister Grammer told The Wall Street Journal that the 61-year-old stage and screen veteran, best known for his portrayal of persnickety psychiatrist Frasier Crane on the syndicated sitcoms “Cheers” and “Frasier” and currently the star of the Amazon drama “The Last Tycoon,” has decided to dump the apartment because it’s become a bit small for his family that includes half of a dozen children including two young ones with his current and substantially younger fourth wife, former flight attendant Kayte (Walsh) Grammar, to whom he’s been married since early 2011.

 

Mister Grammer, a property gossip column staple if there ever was one, has bought and sold handfuls of multi-million dollar homes all across the United State including but not limited to: a 7,225-square-foot sprawler that backs up to a golf course in a prestigious gated community in Kailua, HI, that was sold in early 2014 for $10.2 million; an approximately 8,500-square-foot rustic-luxe ski chalet in Avon, CO, acquired in May 2002 for $5.35 million sold in September 2013 for $6.6 million; and a spacious Spanish Colonial stunner in the Flats of Beverly Hills that was scooped up in April 2012 for $6.5 and, after it was floated as luxury lease at $30,000 per month, quickly sold in April 2013 for $6.643 million. Currently the veteran star of stage and screen owns a plush, 10,567-square-foot, quasi-English Country mansion in the ritzy Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles that he purchased with his third wife, former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Camille Grammer, in June 2007 for $13.7 million and has had on and off the market multiple times including in 2008 when it popped up for sale at $19.9 million as well as in the spring of 2013 when it was last listed on the open market at $14.995 million. Our research indicates Mister Grammer also maintains a magnificently scenic and somewhat remote country spread of around 200 acres near the tiny and charming town of Margaretville in Upstate New York that includes a couple of houses and several additional outbuildings, swimming pool, tennis court, and a couple of ponds.

$1 Billion Construction Loan For One Wall Street

Crain's New YorkJuly 29, 2016

Harry Macklowe is looking for a $1 billion senior construction loan for his residential conversion of One Wall Street, according to The Real Deal. Two-thirds of the loan will go toward construction costs.

 

The $1.5 billion project will convert the 50-story office tower into about 500 apartments, most of which will be condos and the rest rentals. The developer tapped residential brokerage CORE to market the units starting in 2017. Prices for the apartments have not been set. Whole Foods will lease a portion of the property's retail, taking 44,000 square feet.

Kelsey Grammer’s West Chelsea Apartment Listed

StreeteasyJuly 29, 2016

Although Kelsey Grammer is best known for his starring roles in sitcoms based in Boston and Seattle, the former star of Cheers and Frasier makes his home right here in NYC – specifically in a West Chelsea apartment now listed for $9.75M.

 

Over his long career, Grammer has played many parts, had many wives and children and collected many homes including places in Malibu, Maui, Bachelor Gulch and most recently in New York City. Now, however, Grammer is unloading the three-bedroom condo he bought in 2010 for $6.4M. Six years later, Grammer and his family have decided its time to move on. According to the Wall Street Journal, they “have outgrown” the 3,076-square foot place.

 

The apartment, located on the 19th floor of 100 Eleventh Avenue, is fitting for a star who seems to embrace the limelight and frequently appears in the headlines of celebrity news. Designed by France’s favorite starchitects, Jean Nouvel, 100 Eleventh Avenue is one of West Chelsea’s most iconic and recognizable new buildings. The glassy, blue facade is hard to miss, cutting a sparkling figure easily visible from the West Side Highway and the High Line.

 

Grammar’s apartment boasts 100 feet of linear glass walls offering views of the Hudson and the Empire State Building. The three-bedroom apartment has a huge open floor plan layout, tricked out with all the bells and whistles of your typical luxury apartment. Yep, we’re talking wet bars and wine fridges, European fixtures and finishes. And if Grammer wanted to hobnob with non-celebs, there is a 70-foot swimming pool for building residents.

 

If Grammer gets the full asking price, he’ll command a 52 percent premium over what he paid in 2010 – a nice bump for a guy who played a radio psychiatrist.

Whole Foods Leases 44K SF At Macklowe’s 1 Wall Street

The Real DealJuly 28, 2016

Like Williamsburg, One Wall Street is now officially over. Harry Macklowe landed Whole Foods as a retail tenant at his Financial District condo conversion project. The upscale grocery store chain will occupy 44,000 square feet in the building.

West Village Co-Op Packing Prewar Charm Asks $595,000

CurbedJuly 28, 2016

Welcome back to The Six Digit Club, in which we take a look at a newish-to-market listing priced under $1 million, because nice things sometimes come in small packages. Send nominations to the tipline.

 

Brokerbabble describes this West Village junior one-bedroom as "the perfect jewel box of a home," and actually we think that’s a pretty precise descriptor.

 

This adorable co-op apartment, asking $595,000, is located on the second floor in a 19th-century building and emanates plenty of prewar charm. The focal point of the home is the Italian marble fireplace situated in the center of the living and is accented by features like the neighboring built-in bookcases and double-pane windows.

 

The small bedroom has a wall lined with William Morris-designed floral wallpaper while the renovated kitchen brings a contemporary touch to the home through its modern appliances and smooth wood cabinetry. Other highlights include the nine-foot high ceilings, original wood floors, and access to the "secret" courtyard that is enclosed by four other co-op buildings.

Artist George Condo Once Lived In This West Village Townhouse

Architectural DigestJuly 28, 2016

Once the home of artist George Condo, this five-story townhouse in the heart of New York’s West Village is a convergence of old and new. Constructed in 1842 by noted builder Andrew Lockwood, the Greek Revival–style brick building has a decidedly modern interior by Leroy Street Studio and Christine Markatos Design. Highlights include 13-foot ceilings, wood flooring, and large windows. On the main level, there’s a formal living room with a decorative wood-burning fireplace, a formal dining room with herringbone wood floors and another fireplace, and a large eat-in kitchen with an expansive breakfast bar. The second level consists of the master suite, which has two baths, a large office, and a sitting room. There are three additional bedrooms on the topmost floor, including one that could serve as a family room, and a home gym on the ground floor. A bamboo-fenced landscaped garden out back has cherry trees and ample space for open-air dining.

Six Home Kitchens Where You Can Cook With A View

MetroJuly 27, 2016

One of the advantages of New York City is you never need to cook. Whether your kitchen is too small to prepare a proper meal, the stove is needed for extra storage or you just don’t have the time, NYC is full of great restaurants and round-the-clock takeout options to make the kitchen obsolete.

 

But that doesn’t mean New Yorkers don’t dream of, well, their dream kitchen — complete with stone counters, custom cabinets and top-of-the-line appliances.

 

The kitchen is the heart of the home — and for these six apartments it’s also the place with the best view.

 

100 Eleventh Ave., 8A

$14,500/month

 

The stainless steel kitchen of this Chelsea apartment flows into the open living room, which features floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the Hudson River. Featuring three bedrooms and three-and-a-half-bedrooms that home also has views of the High Line, terrazzo floors and custom designed lighting.

 

11 North Moore St., 6C

$9,495,000

 

This Tribeca, four-bedroom, four-bath loft not only offer 3,000-square-feet of space, but a view of a notable movie spot.

 

“A kitchen is such a personal space and one with a stunning view is priceless. When you have a kitchen that inspires an owner to create, dream and explore boundaries, it is all the more special. 11 North Moore in particular boasts tremendous views of classic Tribeca including the World Trade Center, Hudson River and famous 'Ghostbusters' firehouse,” said Jason Walker, licensed associate estate broker at CORE. The open kitchen also includes top-of-the-line appliances and a generously-sized pantry.

 

388 Bridge St., 35B

$2,280,000

 

Located on a high-floor, the three bedroom, three bath apartment has views of the Verrazano Bridge and Uptown Manhattan. With 1,750 square feet of open floor plan living, this Downtown Brooklyn abode features high-end materials, finishes and top-of-the-line appliances, making it the perfect space for entertaining.

 

101 Warren St., 2840

$9,995,000

 

This high floor, renovated and move-in ready apartment features 3,800 square feet in Tribeca with floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive views. Renovations on the four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath condo include a Bulthaup kitchen, and large media room with kitchenette, There is also an upgraded AV system that controls the apartment’s living environment, including temperature, lights, music and shades.

 

55 Park Ave., 13FLW​

$1,095,000

 

This oversized one bedroom with den and one-and-a-half baths in Murray Hill boasts views of the Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal and Chrysler Building. A windowed kitchen, specifically offers a view of the Chrysler Building, along with custom cabinetry, marble countertops and updated appliances. Meals can be enjoyed in the dining room, which comfortably seats six.

 

205 East 92nd St., 37E

$14,500/month

 

Located on the Upper East Side, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment features floor-to-ceiling windows with wirelessly controlled shades and western Manhattan skyline views. The kitchen includes Wolf and Sub-Zero stainless steel appliances. There are also oak wood floors throughout, and over-sized living room that allows for a dining area.

Kelsey Grammer Lists Chelsea Condo For $9.75M

6sqftJuly 27, 2016

While in the midst of a very public divorce from third wife Camille in 2010, actor Kelsey Grammer moved from their 15 Central Park West pad to a much more mod condo at Jean Nouvel‘s glassy 100 Eleventh Avenue in west Chelsea. Apparently, says the Observer, he tried to keep the $6.4 million purchase “top-secret” as he was “buying it for himself and his then-mistress Kayte Walsh.” The “Frasier” star eventually married Walsh, and they now have two children together; his publicist confirmed that he’s listed the three-bedroom spread for $9.75 million since they’ve “outgrown” the space.

 

The 3,076-square-foot residence is framed by nearly 100 feet of Hudson River frontage to the west and skyline views to the east. There’s 11-foot ceilings, terrazzo floors, motorized shades, and a Crestron home automation system. The living room is fit for entertaining with a wet bar/wine fridge, mini fridge, and sink surrounded by Caesarstone quartz counters.

 

In the dining room you’ll find a gas-burning fireplace surrounded by a cozy sitting nook, and the kitchen boasts a Wolf double oven and five-seat island.

 

All three of the bedrooms have en-suites, while the master also has a large walk-in closet.

 

Amenities in the starchitect-designed building include 24/7 concierge services, a garden, screening room, 70-foot indoor/outdoor lap pool, sauna and steam rooms, and a fitness center.

Kitchens With A View

MetroJuly 27, 2016

11 North Moore St., 6C

 

This TriBeca four-bedroom, four-bath loft not only offers 3,000-square-feet of space, but a view of a notable movie spot.

 

"A kitchen is such a personal space and one with a stunning view is priceless. Eleven North Moore in particular boasts tremendous views of classic TriBeca including the World Trade Center, Hudson River and famous 'Ghostbusters' firehouse," says Jason Walker, licensed associate real estate broker at CORE. The open kitchen also includes top-of-the-line appliances and a generously sized pantry.

Whole Foods Secures 44K-SF Lease at One Wall Street

Commercial ObserverJuly 27, 2016

Harry Macklowe’s Macklowe Properties may still be converting One Wall Street into a residential building, but the company has secured its first commercial tenant: Whole Foods Market.

 

The grocery chain will occupy 44,000 square feet of the 155,000-square-foot retail space, spanning two floors for shopping and one for backend operations, Commercial Observer can first report.

 

“Whole Foods Market will be a game-changing anchor for One Wall Street and contribute greatly to the retail renaissance taking place in the new Downtown,” Peter Whitenack of RKF said in prepared remarks. “We are now seeing the results of more than a decade of rebuilding, reinvesting and reimagining, and fully expect that Whole Foods Market will attract more, high caliber brands seeking to establish a presence Downtown and the Broadway corridor, in particular.”

 

Whitenack and colleagues Robert K. Futterman, Jaclyn Totolo and Scott Zinovoy are marketing the retail space at One Wall Street.

 

The New York Post reported in January that Whole Foods was mulling space in the Financial District building, which Macklowe bought in 2014 for $585 million from Bank of New York Mellon. The new store is expected to open in late-2018, according to Macklowe Properties.

 

“We’ve long enjoyed serving the downtown community at our Tribeca location, but look forward to expanding our reach and bringing Whole Foods Market closer to home for area residents, workers and visitors,” said Christina Minardi, the regional president for Whole Foods Market’s Northeast region. “Our growth in the area will provide Downtown Manhattan with greater access to the highest quality food, service, community partnership and convenience that the 10 current neighborhoods we serve around New York City have come to enjoy.”

 

A spokeswoman for Macklowe Properties declined to provide leasing details.

 

SCG Retail’s Chase Welles, who is Whole Foods’ broker, declined to comment.

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