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Architecture, New Developments, Upper East Side

1711 First Avenue, Upper East Side condos, SHoP Architects, Anbau Enterprises

Looks like the Upper East Side will be adding another luxury condo project to its roster–but this time it’s an “affordable luxury” building. Located at 1711 First Avenue at East 89th Street, the 34-story building is being designed by SHoP Architects for Anbau Enterprises, who has shared renderings of the project with New York YIMBY.

The building will have a bluestone base with a small cantilever over the 89th Street entrance. The rest of the façade will be brick and glass, offering floor-to-ceiling windows without the total curtain wall appearance. The western façade will be slightly glassier than the rest of the building.

More details here

Interiors, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

120 East End Avenue, Jed Johnson, Alan Wanzenberg, Thad Hayes designs

Dune Realty CEO Daniel Neidich has just sold his gorgeous six-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath Yorkville apartment for $10.25 million to David Steinhardt, the son of “Wall Street’s greatest trader“, Michael Steinhardt, according to city records filed yesterday. This Austere apartment is certainly a sight to behold with its spectacular finishes and expansive views. Designed by such notable names as Jed Johnson, along with Alan Wanzenberg and Thad Hayes, its no wonder this home is the perfect blend of formal entertaining and luxurious living.

Trust us. You want to take a look inside this home…

Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

31 East 72nd Street #2FL, Central Park, cartography interior

Surely by now you’ve noticed the abundance of cartography in this apartment, (and you’ve probably accurately guessed that this article will be filled with its fair share of map references), but the new owner of this Upper East Side home will be invited to do a completely different kind of exploration. The fact is, this second-floor unit at 31 East 72nd Street has a great deal of potential, either as a commercial or residential space, and its spacious layout leaves room for plenty of creativity.

Take a look inside here

Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

655 Park Avenue PH9E, Michael and Marilyn Fedak, huge rooftop terrace

No, that wasn’t a typo in the title. This penthouse apartment at 655 Park Avenue is more than just 3,300 square feet of interior space. It also has a 3,000-square-foot rooftop garden so amazing, even the statues are luxuriating on it. But if you’ve been reading this blog you know it’s not our style to go straight to the mind-blowing terrace. Let’s take a tour through the rest of this premier pad first. Trust us. You won’t be disappointed.

Let’s take a look inside this magnificent penthouse…

Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

65 East 76th Street #3CDE, Voda Bauer listing, apartment gallery

Who wouldn’t want a loft-like Upper East Side apartment walking distance from Museum Mile and Central Park and complete with panda paintings? Yes, this 3 bedroom co-op at 65 East 76th Street has enough room on its wall space to showcase the best of your art collection, and it has enough lighting—both natural and tracking—to host a gallery showing. Well, who says the gallery can’t be a work of art in and of itself? We know this unit doesn’t.

Take a look inside this beautiful pad here

Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

860 Park Avenue #4FLR, apartment interiors, York & Sawyer

They say purchasing a home means you have to compromise. Surely you can’t have everything you want. Well, this $18 million opulent apartment in the York & Sawyer-designed 860 Park Avenue would beg to differ. Old world charm? Check. Modern conveniences? Check. Enough architectural details to make the biggest architecture nerd’s head spin? Check and check. This 4th floor unit is the supreme luxury abode, in one of the city’s premier white-glove co-ops, which is exactly what you would expect of a building designed by the same people responsible for the Federal Reserve Bank and the Bowery Savings Bank.

Take a look inside the remarkable co-op here

Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

830 Park Avenue #PARLOUR, George and Edward Blum, grand duplex maisonette

When you think of the Upper East Side, you can’t help but imagine the old Edith Wharton novels and early 20th century “polite society”. This $7,250,000 parlor apartment at 830 Park Avenue manages to embody that very spirit, while throwing in a bit of 21st century flair.

Take a look inside this prewar stunner here

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Architecture, Features, History, Manhattan

architecture day trip nyc

New York has a long history of great architecture. From the very beginnings in the colonial period to today, there are more great buildings to see in New York than anywhere else on the planet. Thankfully, with this guide, you can see them all in one simple south-north trip across Manhattan. Many great buildings are too tall or difficult to see up close, so we’ve chosen an example of each style of New York architecture that can also be appreciated from the ground level, rather than forcing you to gawk straight up at a skyscraper. Check out our New York architecture day trip.

Get your itinerary here

Cool Listings, Design, Interiors, Upper East Side

12 East 69th Street, Vincent and Teresa Viola, NYC mansions, Upper East Side mansions, biggest NYC houses, most expensive NYC real estate listings, residential library

Most of us in Manhattan are lucky if we can find room to fit one, tiny bookshelf in our homes, so you can imagine our reactions when we saw the opulent, two-story library at 12 East 69th Street. Not only does it make us ashamed of our puny literature collections, but the room is at least three times the size of our apartments. The celestial ceiling mural, massive amount of black walnut built-in shelving, and custom spiral staircase are also making us green with envy.  Non bookworms, have no fear–this house has an equally regal, double-height media room, which comes complete with sound-proof walls, rich wood paneling, a 12-foot screen, and plush velvet seats.

You don’t want to miss the rest of the palatial digs

Interiors, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

35 East 76th St. #3006, Hotel Carlyle Aerie, amazing views

After what appears to be a long, intensive history on and off the market with a few price drops, unit 3006 at the Hotel Carlyle Aerie has finally sold, according to city records. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride might be a fitting way to look at this co-op, as it appears to have been on the market for a year and a half, eventually dropping their asking price from $7.75 million to $4.9 million, and ultimately settling in at a $4.5 million sales price. But one look at the living/dining room (and an aptly placed telescope by the window) makes it clear that the star of this apartment is the amazing views. As Mastercard would say, those views are priceless.

Take a look inside here

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