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Aug 31, 2009

Soho Mews: Townhouses designed by Hearst Magazines

Hearst Magazines, has partnered with developer United American Land LLC and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group to present the third annual “Designer Visions” program, a residential development initiative in New York City.

Hearst titles House Beautiful, Town&Country and Veranda will each design a townhouse at Soho Mews, a modern, elegant condominium designed by renowned architecture firm Gwathmey Siegel & Associates and located in Manhattan’s trendy Soho neighborhood.

This year, Designer Visions’ theme is “Cinema Style,” since great films, both current and classic, and their characters often inspire the world of interior design. The magazines and their respective designers have each chosen an iconic film which will be reflected in their residence’s décor as follows:

Hearst Magazines will host an opening night event for Designer Visions: Cinema Style on October 13, followed by other events through the month of December. Opening a few weeks earlier will be the Esquire Apartment, a.k.a. the magazine’s “ultimate bachelor pad,” also located at Soho Mews. This marks the first time that Designer Visions and the Esquire Apartment, now in its seventh year, have each found a unique space within the same residence.

The townhouses range in size from 2,877 square-feet to 3,855 square-feet. Once unveiled, buyers will have the opportunity to purchase these signature living spaces.

This year, for the first time, Hearst Magazines has partnered with Fine Living Network (FLN) to produce a one-hour television special that will offer viewers nationwide a behind-the-scenes look at the three Designer Visions residences and the inspiration behind them. The special, hosted by FLN’s style expert Lloyd Boston, will premiere January 25, 2010, at 8pm ET.

Soho Mews comprises two condo buildings; one with an entrance on West Broadway and the second which fronts Wooster Street. They are connected by a 4,000 sq.-ft. garden designed by the award-winning Peter Walker & Partners Landscape Architecture, which was recently honored with the winning design for the World Trade Center Memorial, among other accolades.

The property features 59 lofts, 5 spacious townhouses and 4 wrap-around penthouses, all with 10-foot ceilings. The building’s ample amenities include concierge service provided by Luxury Attaché, in-building art information advisory service by Yvonne Force Villareal and Doreen Remen’s Art Production Fund, special shopping privileges, updates and other perks from Fort Street Studio, Moss and Centovini, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center and 24-hour doorman and porter service.

Current available apartments for sale at Soho Mews range in price from $2,325,000 to $11,550,000. Current available apartments for rent at Soho Mews range from $7,000/month to $20,000/month.

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Mar 7, 2007

Manhattan Neighborhod: SoHo



New York, NY 10013

SoHo ( stands for South of Houston - pronounced "How -Stun")

Soho is a premiere destination for the world's trendiest jet setters, New York's SoHo district has something to offer just about everyone. Bordered to the North by Houston Street, to the South by Canal Street, to the West by Sixth Avenue and to the East by Broadway.

Soho is characterized by the imposing cast-iron architecture of the late 19th Century that was built for manufacturing and warehousing. The beautiful cast iron structures that characterize the area were New York's original skyscrapers, originally the City's tenderloin in the early 1800's.

As New York grew industry moved in. Many of the cast-iron buildings on the cobblestone streets were used as sweat shops. The sweatshop slums in Soho was known as "hells hundred acres" eventually labor laws forced the sweatshops to close and industry moved uptown.

SoHo was mostly abandoned and then re-discovered in the 60's by artists who were attracted by it's huge open spaces with good light and comparatively low rents. These artists built galleries and loft spaces. In the 1970's Soho became a residential / commercial / artistic zone.

In the early 1980s, as the area's popularity spread, soaring rents drove the original artist colony to seek less costly neighborhoods. Their exhibition galleries remained however, and today the works of some of the world's most celebrated contemporary artist are on display commanding very high prices.

Today loft apartments in Soho sell for multi-millions of dollars. The lofts range from raw space to designer spaces. This eclectic neighborhood has something to offer to everyone. It is a vibrant downtown Manhattan neighborhood.

Whatever your interests, whether it's art or shopping, architecture, or dining or just window - shopping or just people watching Soho is the place to be. From the huge Canal Jeans on Broadway to the many little unique antique and art deco shops to trendy fashion like Prada, Armani Exchange, Ralph Lauren and Bloomigdales.

The wonderful side streets between Prince and Grand are filled with great spots to eat and drink and even go online at the Cybercafe.

Soho Market Report

New York, NY 10013

Soho by the Numbers: Updated 7/8/07

Soho Loft Sales: 2Q/07 updated

Median sale price: $1,800,000

Median price per s.f. $1,083.

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