133 East 64th Street, Penthouse B, which was originally owned by the former owner and then publisher of the New York Post, Dorothy Schiff, has hit the market for $22 million with Michael Lorber and Alexander Boriskin of Douglas Elliman. Perched atop a distinguished white-glove prewar cooperative, this massive duplex penthouse affords spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park.Read More
The American Museum of Natural History is gearing up to begin construction on their new Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation, on their Upper West Side campus. Construction had been stalled due to litigation after community groups attempted to block the project which will be built on a quarter-acre portion of land from the existing Theodore Roosevelt Park.Read More
Extell Development’s art deco-inspired tower, The Kent, has officially unveiled its amenity spaces designed by Champalimaud, the same firm spearheading some of the greatest hotels around the world including Raffles Singapore, Hotel Bel-Air, The Plaza Hotel’s Legacy Suites, etc.Read More
SL Green Realty and Giorgio Armani Corp. have filed permits to redevelop Giorgio Armani’s flagship store with a boutique luxury condo designed by COOKFOX Architects with interiors by Armani/Casa at 760 Madison Avenue.Read More
834 Fifth Avenue Unit 7-8A was once the priciest listing in New York City, asking $120 million, before slashing the price to $96 million. Now, the unit is back on the market (listed 9/13/17) for a cool $76 Million. The unit is over 12,000 SF and features 20 rooms including a library, a walk-in safe, chauffeur's room, walk-in wine cellar, formal dining room, and a large master suite complete with a sitting room with a fireplace. The residence also features incredible detail including beautiful hardwood flooring, high ceilings, class original moldings, grand staircase, 2 fireplaces, and a stunning marble and mirror bathroom. The limestone clad 834 Fifth Avenue was built in 1931 and designed by Rosario Candela. The building rises 14-stories and features the highest levels of security, privacy and service. 834 Fifth Avenue is currently listed for $76 million with John Burger and Richard Ziegelasch of Brown Harris Stevens and Larry Kaiser of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties.
A stunning Fifth Avenue pre-war, co-op in the Stanhope Building is seeking $13.499 million. The unit spans 4,357 SF and features 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms with 8 rooms total. The meticulously designed co-op features tons of woodwork and interior design by famed Brazilian architect Arthur Casas. It also features herringbone wood floors, beam and Coffered Panel Ceilings, semi-private elevator, Lutron lighting, motorized shades, eat-in kitchen, and views of Fifth Avenue, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and partial views of Central Park. The Stanhope Building was built in 1926 and was designed by Rosario Candela. 995 Fifth Avenue #7 South is currently listed for $13.499 million with Marcos G. Cohen of Douglas Elliman.
A stunning new Upper East Side listing has hit the market designed by Taylor Spellman, star of Bravo’s “Yours, Mine or Ours." Spellman is known for her work in high-end residential buildings, and she brought her interior design expertise to 389 E 89 #5H. The unit is a unique, oversized loft that spans 743 SF and is listed for $975,000. Taylor's handpicked selections feature a pastel and gray color palette and soaring ceilings over 10.5 feet. Oversized windows bathe the home in natural light and provide residents with striking views of idyllic, tree-lined streets. Taylor chose a plush sand colored sectional couch with light pink and white accent pillows facing glass tables with oblong gold detailing for the living space, creating a cheerful, inviting ambiance ideal for entertaining or relaxation. The bed is situated off to the right and features an off-white fabric frame and throws that perfectly harmonize the neutral and pink hues found throughout the living area, enabling the two spaces to seamlessly connect. Vibrant décor such as a large pastel pink canvas and a collection of framed photos adorn the walls surrounding the bed creating an elegant and serene aesthetic. Amenities include 24-hour concierge for security and reception services, dry cleaning, valet, 33rd floor lounge and landscaped rooftop lounge with 360-degree view of Manhattan and its surrounding rivers, a state-of-the-art fitness center, children’s playroom, and a landscaped private garden. 389 E 89 #5H is currently listed for $975,000 with Shannon Boudreau of Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group.
Extell Development Company's The Kent fully topped out in February and has been racing towards completion. The Kent is a new luxury residential development in the Upper East Side designed by Beyer Blinder Belle. The building’s architecture is a nod to the history of the Upper East Side that includes the classic buildings found along Park and Fifth Avenues, and pays homage to New York City’s Art Deco structures from the 1920s. The Kent’s façade is constructed of brick and limestone, accented by metalwork paneling, oversized windows, and culminates with a series of steel and glass lanterns crowning the building. The grand entrance on 95th street opens onto a remarkable double-height lobby paneled in rich rosewood. The sales gallery is located at 1450 Lexington Avenue.
The Kent will feature 83 luxurious grand condominium residences designed with elegant living spaces. Floor-plans range from 2-to-5 bedroom layouts and range in size from 1,285 SF to over 5,000 SF. Pricing start at $2,450,000, and the building offers a 421A tax abatement. Units feature 10-to-15 foot ceilings, 8x8-foot windows that highlight the multiple exposures and views of Midtown, Central Park and the East River; and distinctive finishing details including custom millwork and hardware, and a choice of Ebonized or Brushed Oak flooring throughout. Interior design by Alexandra Champalimaud's firm Champalimaud includes bespoke interiors that reflect a stately, Park Avenue perspective. Designs incorporate classic elements such as gracious foyers, formal living and dining rooms, state-of-the-art kitchens and luxurious bathrooms complete with luxe finishes and materials. As with all Extell buildings, residents will be able to choose from the three signature “Extell Choice” of distinct finish selections.
Three levels of indoor and outdoor lifestyle services and amenities include a drawing room featuring a fireplace and marble-top bar, 3rd floor garden salon that includes a billiards table, a full catering kitchen all overlooking a beautifully landscaped courtyard designed by West8 Landscape Architects, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a heated indoor swimming pool and Finnish saunas, a dog wash station and stroller valet. A one-of-a-kind amenity offered at The Kent is The Sound Lounge, designed by Lenny Kravitz’s Kravitz Design firm. The lounge is a blended state-of-the-art recreational space, screening and family room, and a refined rehearsal studio. Professional quality instruments give residents a rare opportunity to play and practice music in their own building.
740 Park Avenue is not stranger to the rich and famous. The infamous, ultra-luxury co-op apartment building on Park Avenue between East 71st and 72nd Streets is one of the most luxurious residential building in New York City and home to some of the world's wealthiest including David Koch and Woody Johnson, amongst others. The apartment that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis grew up in has finally sold for $25.25 to Jacob M. Safra of the banking family. The duplex unit, 6/7A, was listed for $29.5 million and covers 4 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. The total floorplan features 12 rooms including a library, dining room, grand living room with fireplaces, 3 large ensuite bedrooms, media room and a large master-suite complete with 2 marble bathrooms. The unit was recently renovated by Fox-Hahem Associates. Interestingly enough, 740 Park was developed by Kennedy Onassis' grandfather, James T Lee. The 17 story building was designed by legendary architect Rosario Candela and Loomis Harmon and features 31 units. The sale of 6/7A closed for $25,250,000 and was overseen by Oren and Tal Alexander of The Alexander Team with Douglas Elliman.
1060 Fifth Avenue 10B is back on the market, this time with a far different asking price. After a $27 million price drop, the unit is now listed for $38 million, down from the original $65 million ask when it came to market last year. The unit was also previously listed in a $74 million combo unit listing with an adjacent unit. 10B is 6 bedroom and 6 bathroom co-op in one of Fifth Avenue's most prominent prewar buildings. Original details were meticulously maintained and the co-op spans 15 rooms including grand dining room, formal living room, and library. The unit features breathtaking views of Central Park that just simply cannot be replicated. 1060 Fifth Avenue is a hyper-exclusive, private co-op that offers residents white glove services including doorman and 24 hour concierge, full service staff, health club, lap pool and basketball court. The building was built in 1929 and designed by J.E.R. Carpenter. 10B is currently listed for $38 million with Dolly Lenz of Dolly Lenz Real Estate, LLC.