Showing posts with label luxury. Show all posts
Showing posts with label luxury. Show all posts

Feb 9, 2012

515 East 72nd Street - Upper East Side

515 East 72nd Street

515 East 72nd Street offers 40,000 square feet of resident-exclusive amenities including: a half-acre private park, the largest on-premises private park in New York City, a state of the art fitness center, a 56' indoor pool, and all-inclusive classes and programs.

This 41 story full service luxury condominium built in the 1980s and gut renovated a few years ago has 329 residences, most of which include a private balcony or terrace. One to three bedroom homes on a tree-lined, Upper East Side cul-de-sac.

Custom kitchens include walnut and lacquered cabinetry, Corian counter tops and top of the line Miele, Thermador and Leibherr appliances as well as a Bosch washer dryer.

The bathrooms include walls of custom-designed crema d'orcia bamboo-textured and honed Piombo tiles with either a Zuma soaking tub and or glass-enclosed showers with Watermark fixtures.

Current available homes range from a 650 square foot One bedroom with terrace from $650,000 to a 3,326 square foot 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath on the 31st floor asking $5,640,000.

Both sponsor and resales are available for Immediate Occupancy.

Dec 7, 2011

Manhattan Luxury Market Report

Manhattan Luxury Market Report

Manhattan’s luxury market is defined as the highest priced 10% of all co-op and condo sales. Pricing in the luxury market increased over both Second Quarter 2011 and Third Quarter 2010.

At $4.25 million, luxury median price increased 9% from last quarter and 4% from a year ago. At $1,947, average price per square foot increased 6% from last quarter and 8% from a year ago.

This positive growth was bolstered most notably by a pair of sales at or just over $30 million on Columbus Circle and Central Park South

Market-share by price category has remained relatively unchanged over the past year. Sales under $1 million accounted for 59% market-share in Third Quarter 2011. Sales in the $1 million to $2 million range saw a slight contraction and there was a slight expansion of sales over $5 million compared to a year ago.

As always, I will continue to follow closely sales activity and trends in Manhattan Lofts, and would welcome the oportunity to answer any questions about this report, the market in general or any questions about buying or selling real estate in Manhattan.

Data from Corcoran Report Third Quarter 2011

As always, I will continue to follow closely sales activity and trends in Manhattan, and would welcome the opportunity to answer any questions about this report, the market in general or any questions about buying or selling real estate in Manhattan.

Sep 30, 2011

Manhattan Neighborhood: Central Park South

Central Park South
Midtown Central, 59th Street from Fifth Avenue to Eighth Avenue. 

View from Central Park South Apartment (iPhone photo © Mitchell Hall)
Central Park South is short, however, for only three blocks there are co-ops and condos offering perhaps the most famous views of Central Park -- trees framed by the skyline of Central Park West on one side and Fifth Avenue on the other.

Whether you’re looking for a full-time home or a doorman pied-à-terre, prestigious hotels such as the Plaza and the Ritz-Carlton are offering condominium residences for sale; neighboring Columbus Circle buildings like the Time Warner Center have similar stunning luxury properties for sale and for rent, many with breath-taking views.

The lifestyle in the Central Park South area is  convenient to all, with Time Warner Center offering tree-top views, exquisite dining, shopping  and entertainment.

If you want an echo of old New York, you’ll hear it in the clip-clop of horse-drawn carriages making their way through the Park.

In addition to the quiet of Central Park itself, one of Manhattan’s top urban sanctuaries is near Central Park South in the plaza of Columbus Circle, where a monument to the Italian explorer is nestled inside a 99-jet fountain.

While many of the historical buildings offer modern amenities such as parking, it’s also just blocks to the corporate headquarters of Midtown, the artistic offerings of Lincoln Center, and the newly-redone Museum of Modern Art.

Currently there are about 98 active coop and condo listings on Central Park South. They range from a small studio coop for $399,000 to a 6319 square foot  4 bedroom; 5.5 bath Penthouse at the Residences at The Plaza.

Please contact me if you're interested in buying or selling a coop or condo on Central Park South.

courtesy of:
Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker
The Corcoran Group
(212) 877-6268 | M (917) 312-0924

Luxury Manhattan Real Estate

May 17, 2011

Manhattan Residential Architecture

Brownstones to Glass Mansions in the Sky
Manhattan Residential Architecture from the 19th Century to the 21st Century

19th Century
New Yorkers lived in townhouses during the 19th Century. Single Family Townhouses and Mansions were made of Brownstone and Limestone. The Townhouse Market today is very desirable as single family homes and multi-family income producing rental buildings for investors.

Upper West Side Townhouses made of Brownstone and Limestone

The luxury apartment house was actually invented in New York in the late 19th century.
Upper-class New Yorkers lived in townhouses and single-family mansions during the 19th century. To lure potential tenants, developers borrowed the word "apartment" from the French to make the new buildings sound more fashionable. The word and the lifestyle stuck.

In 1890 The Dakota was the first luxury apartment building in Manhattan.
It's Beaux Art Chateau style architecture was popular in the late 19th century. It was named The Dakota because at the time it was considered so far uptown (West 72nd Street and Central Park West) it might as well have been in Dakota Territory.

The Dakota
Dakota Architect: Henry Hardenburgh

20th Century 
In 1904 The Ansonia was called the most technologically advanced apartment house in the world.
When it opened in 1904, this extraordinary, eighteen story Beaux Arts building provided tenants with such luxuries as electric stoves, hot and cold filtered water, freezers, a pneumatic -tube system to deliver messages, and even an early form of central air conditioning.

Architect: Grave and Duboy built (1899-1904)

Apartment house living spread from New York to the rest of the country. By the 1930's 90% of Manhattanites were living in apartments.

1930 Art Deco Buildings
The San Remo Apartments and The Beresford. Two Emery Roth Architectural Masterpieces.
An ad for the San Remo in the NY Times in April 1930 called it:

As modern as a flying boat, as luxurious as the Ile de France and designed for people who are at home on both. Birds in the sky are your only neighbors.

<--The San Remo Apartments  

The Beresford -->

After World War II the New York apartment buildings became flat panels of brick and glass, lacking shape, color, texture, and ornaments.


 Brick Buildings

11 Riverside Drive - The Schwab House

The Schwab House built 1951 is considered one of the best Upper West Side Coops. 

The 17-story, 654-unit apartment building is on the site of the former Charles Schwab mansion. It recently converted to"green"energy.

 Buildings were white brick - Wedding cake style - Large buildings with many setbacks with terraces.

Fairmont- UES built in 1964 - coop in 1984      
  Dorchester Towers  
 Broadway at 68th Street
built in 1964 with Lincoln Center Development converted to condo 1984 --->


Buildings made of concrete have set back vertical rectangles and cylinders, many with balconies.

Yorkville Towers, Rupert Towers Complex  built in 1975 converted to condos in 2003

<---Yorkville Towers

Rupert Towers --->


Brick facade with glass oversized windows - post modern, construction boom in 1980's.

The Boulevard 1988 - Upper West Side Condop   

The Bromley 1987 - Upper West Side condo --->



Distinctive Brick facade of the 90's. Mixed facade limestone panels of the new century.

The Alexandria built 1991 

Seven buildings (condos and rentals) Trump Place 1998- 2003

21st Century
Glass Towers of the New Millenium - Glass Mansions in the sky

The Ariel East and West at West 99th Street and Broadway -

The Aldyn 60 Riverside Boulevard

The Second Decade of the 21st Century

Hudson Yards Rendering

520 West 28th Street Rendering

520 west 28th street is a boutique condominium being developed by the Related Company designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid.

Hudson Yards Development will Transform New York City’s Skyline and Create a Vibrant New Neighborhood. What was once an underutilized tract of land will soon be transformed into a dynamic, mixed-use destination, which will include new office space, residences, retail, hotels, open space, and access to the City’s waterfront. 

The Hudson Yards district is the single largest piece of undeveloped property in Manhattan and will be the biggest development that has been realized since Rockefeller Center.

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Jan 31, 2011

Linden78 - 230 West 78th Street - Upper West Side

Rendering by Handel Architects
Sales are officially underway at Linden78, a full-service luxury condo at 230 West 78th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.  Only on the market since late fall, there already has been tremendous interest in this 32-unit property, which is anchored by a quiet, tree-lined street in the heart of the Upper West Side.  Only two residences per floor.

Linden78 offers oversized two, three, four and five bedroom residences. A limited collection of full floor penthouses are also available. Residences boast nine to eleven foot ceilings, huge walk-in closets and wide plank fumed oak floors. Many homes feature one-of-a-kind layouts, abundant windows, expansive entry foyers and fireplaces with granite surrounds and hearths in the penthouse homes.

The 21-story building was designed by the award-winning firm Handel Architects.  The architect’s goal was to unite two bold aesthetic visions. From the street, Linden78 blends seamlessly into the predominantly pre-war neighborhood via classic brick facing and Parisian-style balustrades. Rising from the building’s setback on the 16th floor is a dramatic modern, glass curtain wall. All the interiors are custom designed and feature high-end contemporary finishes.

Each of the homes feature an eat-in, gourmet chef’s kitchen, many with windowed breakfast area; classic Pietro Bianco Luna countertops complement sleek stainless steel appliances by Viking and Miele, and InSinkErator disposals complete the top-of-the-line package. Elegantly appointed master bathrooms feature Lagos Azul limestone floors, Luce di Luna countertops, Mezzanine Mink glass wall tiles, Waterworks sconces, Kohler six-foot Tea-for-Two soaking tub and oversized glass stall shower. The second bath features Bluestone mini-brick stone floors and Carrera marble countertops.

Immediate occupancy is available at Linden78, now complete and offering 2,3,4,5 bedroom and full-floor homes.

Prices start at $1,560,000 with a 421a tax abatement.

Dec 2, 2010

Linden 78 - 230 West 78th Street -Upper West Side

Linden78 - Located on West 78th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway.
Residence Features:
  • Expansive Entry Foyers
  • 5" Wide Plank Fumed Oak Flooring
  • Gourmet Eat-in-kitchens with Windowed Breakfast Areas
  • Tall windows opening onto Parisian-style balustrades
  • Ceiling Heights from 9' to 11' feet
  • Individually Controlled Heating and Cooling System
  • Full Size side-by-side Washer and Dryers
  • Extensive walk-in, linen, and oversized carriage-size entry closets
The open kitchens are equipped with Florense eco-friendly cabinetry, Miele and Viking appliances, 54-bottle wine refrigerator, InSinkErator garbage disposal and Insta-hot water dispenser. 

Built in 2007, Linden78 is a full-service 21 story condominium building with 33 apartments, 24/7 concierge, 24-hour attended lobby, onsite resident manager, individual storage units, ground-floor bicycle room, childrens playroom and fitness center opening onto a planted Linden Garden. 

Available apartments range from a 1227 square foot 2 Bedroom 2 bath home for $1,570,000 to a 3060 square foot 8 room 3.5 bath penthouse asking $6,775,000. Three and four bedroom apartments are available from $2,430,000. 

Contact me for more information

Sep 30, 2010

Manhattan Zip Codes: Forbes Most Expensive Zip Codes

Several Manhattan neighborhood zip codes made the recent Forbes "Most Expensive Zip Codes" list.

#5  New York, NY 10014 - The West Village, Greenwich Village - Median Home price: $3,785,445 - Up 7% from 1 year go.

#7  New York, NY 10065 - Upper East Side, (East 60's) - Median home price: $3,626,001 - Up 14% from 1 year ago.

#9  New York, NY 10012 - Soho - Median home price: $3,221,371 - Up 22% from 1 year ago.

#12  New York, NY 10013 - Tribeca - Median home price: $3,101,8487 Up 7% from 1 year ago.

#22  New York, NY 10003 - The East Village - median home price: $2,825,587 Up 12% from 1 year ago.

#25  New York, NY 10021 - Upper East Side - median home price: $2,671,676. Up 6% from 1 year ago.

#26  New York, NY 10028 - Upper East Side - median home price: $2,601,550 Up 8% from 1 year ago.

#32  New York, NY 10024 - Upper West Side - median home: $2,486,757 Up 6% from 1 year ago

#40  New York, NY 10069 - Riverside South - median home price: $2,235,185 Up 55% from year ago.

#45  New York, NY  10007 - Park Row -  median home price: $2,147,184 Down 16% from year ago.

 #50  New York, NY 10011 - Chelsea - median home price: $2,110,581. Up 7% from 1 year ago.

Sep 6, 2010

The Laureate - Upper Broadway - UWS

The Laureate -  2150 Broadway at 76th Street

New Construction

A new luxury condo nearly completed on Upper Broadway is Laureate, at 2150 Broadway at West 76th Street. The building designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Continental Ventures is 20 stories.

Its shape and contours blend well with the pre-war Upper West Side's neighboring buildings.  The building has limestone exterior, cast iron railing, 10' ceilings and an imposing Beaux Art awning at street-level, as well as the first two floors linked by giant-order pilasters.

Above the cornice, at the corner of the building, are corner apartments with Juliette balconies. On either side, the windows are arrayed with geometric regularity, but because they are punched-in, they look classic pre-war New York. The top four stories take the form of a set-back.

iPhone photo courtesy of Mitchel Hall

Aug 21, 2010

Central Park West, Upper West Side, Manhattan

Upper West Side Brownstones, San Remo Apartments

The Upper West Side is home to some extraordinary buildings. Landmarks of Art Deco, Beaux Arts, or Gothic Revival architecture, the great apartment buildings of Central Park West and the side streets on the Upper West Side are lined with trees and 19th century townhouse mansions and brownstones.

The Eldorado, Central park West, Upper West Side, Manhattan

Some of Manhattan's most famous and desirable residential buildings, many are located on Central Park West on the Upper West Side. The Dakota El Dorado, The San Remo Apartments,  The Oliver Cromwell,  The Langham, The Kenilworth, Hotel Des Artistes The Beresford and The Ardsley all feature spectacular apartments.

iPhone photos Courtesy of: Mitchell Hall

Jun 24, 2010

535 West End Avenue: 21st Century PreWar Condos

Three apartments are still for sale at 535 West End Avenue the new luxury condominium at West End Avenue at 86th Street.

Apartment 3A, a 6 bedroom 5.5 bath 4,396 square foot apartment asking $10 million.

Apartment 5B, a 5 bedroom 4.5 bath 3,744 square foot apartment asking $9 million.

Apartment 16,  a 6 bedroom 6 bath full floor 6,637 square foot apartment asking $25 million.

The luxury development marketed as "21st Century Pre-War Condos" includes an indoor swimming pool with his and hers saunas, a billiards room, and Kosher kitchens for the half-floor and full-floor apartments.

All the homes feature custom Smallbone of Devizes kitchens with attached breakfast/tv room. The kitchens offer La Cornue, Miele and Subzero appliances. Bathrooms are available in 2 different color palettes, and outfitted with Waterworks fixtures, double sink, mahogany or white cabinetry and a selection of mosaic tiled floors and polished stone walls. Homes are fully equipped with Miele side by side Washer & Dryer and AMX technology.

Closings began in March and some of the apartments sold for 20 to 25% discounts from the asking price. It has been rumored that actor Matt Damon, who currently resides in a rental unit at the Belnord, at 225 West 86th Street bought one of the penthouses for $20 million.

Click here to view the apartments.

May 11, 2010

New Development Update: Upper West Side: 535 West End Avenue

iPhone photo courtesy of Mitchell Hall, The Corcoran Group

Closings have begun at the Upper West Side's newest ultra luxury condo building at 535 West End Avenue at West 86th Street. While most of the apartments are in contract, there are still several full and half floor homes available ranging from 3744 square feet to 6637 square feet asking from $9 million to $25 million.

Rumor has it, first reported by Curbed that actor Matt Damon has purchased one of the penthouse apartments in 535 West End Avenue for around $20 million.

There is still time to own a magnificent new 21st century pre-war home on the Upper West Side.

May 27, 2008

One Jackson Square: Modernist 'Green' Condos

Sales are under way at One Jackson Square at 122 Greenwich Avenue. 35 organic modernist green condos in the heart of Greenwich Village.

Designed by renowned architect William Pedersen, the 11 story building of ribbons of floor-to-ceiling windows will run along a gentle curve. One Jackson Square will complete a busy crossroads of downtown Manhattan, 8th Avenue at 13th Street where the West Village meets Chelsea.

Studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom loft homes are available, offering 10' ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass.

Many of the homes offer outdoor space and captivating views, ranging from dramatic City skyline panoramas to serene park views.

A 24-hour concierge, available valet parking, perfectly-appointed entertaining lounge suite, complete fitness center, spa treatment room, and landscaped courtyard garden provide for stylish comfort in this LEED-registered Green building.

Occupancy is summer 2009. Current available loft homes range from an 1100 sqaure foot One Bedroom, 2 bath for $2.2 million to a 2737 square foot 3 bedroom 4 bath home for $7.4 million.

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Related link: Green condos in Manhattan

Sep 28, 2007

Twenty9th Park Madison - New Development

Sales are underway at the new luxury condo in Murray Hill. The building will be completed in late 2008.

Situated between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South, Twenty 9th Park Madison will consist of 142 units with apartments ranging from mid $600K for a studio to $4M+ three bedroom residences.

The shimmering glass exterior of the 34-story building will sit atop a dazzling double-height, cubed-glass entrance, creating a dramatic illuminating effect as cascading sunlight and moonlight stream through.

Amenities at Twenty 9th Park Madison include an underground parking garage, awe-inspiring views of The Empire State Building and the city skyline, state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga room, 24-hour concierge, refrigerated storage, an espresso bar in the lobby and a roof deck lounge complete with barbeques and plush seating among an oasis of greenery.

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Jun 26, 2007

In the ZONE: "congestion pricing"

I just saw a piece on Fox 5 with Arnold Diaz uncovering a parking scam on the Upper West Side at The Landmark Beacon Theatre on Broadway. My office is on Columbus Avenue between 75th and 76th Street two blocks away.

There was a Stealy Dan concert a couple of weeks ago. Parking is tight so employees of the Avis rent a car at the corner were selling parking spaces in the street for $25. The reporter went undercover and caught them on tape moving the Avis cars from the spots on the street and charging concert goers for the spots.

It is illegal to sell street parking, scalping tickets at concerts is illegal too. I'm not condoning it but the concert goers didn't seem to be complaining about the Valet Parking.

Traffic and parking in Manhattan is a major issue. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has a plan to charge motorists to drive below 86th Street in Manhattan.

If approved, many real estate brokers are already saying it may do more than simply reduce traffic, noise and pollution in the Manhattan business districts. They are saying that it could add an extra sense of exclusivity to what is already some of the most expensive residential real estate in the country.

Mayor Bloomberg’s plan for what he calls “congestion pricing” would impose fees of up to $8 a day for cars and $21 a day for trucks driving below 86th Street between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays

Lucky for me I live between 86th and 87th St. right on The Golden Line. According to the NY Times "Crossing the Gold Line" By JOSH BARBANEL who called it the golden boundaries that
lassoed in hundreds of residential buildings where some of the most affluent New Yorkers live, including Mr. Bloomberg on East 79th Street.

There is a similar plan in London. I'm not sure what affect charging a toll will have but the right zip codes and phone prefixes have become status symbols so I suppose the golden traffic zone might become one too. It is also possible that the neighborhoods north of 86th will be in demand for people who want to keep cars without paying "congestion pricing".

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