Manhattan

Cool Listings, Hell's Kitchen

454 W 46th St. PH 6BS living room

Imagine sitting in this living room. This would be only one of the perks of living at 454 West 46th Street #PH-6BS. The stunning penthouse rests at the top of  the Piano Factory, and it’s currently on the market for $3.995 million with Town Residential’s Glenn Connolly.

If this penthouse is the crowning jewel of the historic loft conversion complex, then that living room is the crowning jewel of the penthouse. No, you’re not going blind. The living room is really that light-flooded, thanks to a vaulted glass ceiling above. And it doesn’t stop there. The radiant room leads to a gorgeous terrace – just one of the unit’s two, to be exact. The other one is off of the spacious, eat-in chef’s kitchen, which rests in a corner of the apartment, offering top-of-the-line appliances and exposures from windows on two walls. But if the stunning southern views from the kitchen’s terrace, or the main terrace’s skyline views that stretch from Hell’s Kitchen to the edge of Central Park aren’t enough, you can always build another deck on the roof with board approval because you have roof rights. Is there anything these people haven’t thought of?

Take a look inside here

Flatiron, New Developments

45 East 22nd Flatiron by KPF architects

A new rendering of the 777-foot high supertall tower being developed by Ian Bruce Eichner has just been released by the project’s architect, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. The image, first spotted by Curbed, offers us a street view of the 83-unit condo (previous reports noted 80 units) at dusk.

Eichner’s new project will sit at 45 East 22nd Street rising nearly 60 stories above a five-story, 50-foot wide stone base. There’s no denying that this project is tall, and Eichner’s project in fact accumulates air rights from neighboring properties to augment its size — including air rights from eight adjacent lots to the west and north and the assemblage of One Madison. Eichner reportedly spent more than $100 million to assemble the site.

This new rendering certainly lends a hand in convincing the public that this massive tower will blend seamlessly with its environment (seen in the building’s apparent ability to reflect its surroundings to a T). In reality, when completed, the tower will not only dwarf its neighbors to a near microscopic scale but trump One Madison by 157 feet.

We last reported that demolition began at the end of April. Sales are anticipated to launch this fall, and tenants will be able to move in by 2016.

[Via Curbed]

Financial District, New Developments

woolworth building

According to Bloomberg News, the penthouse at the Woolworth building will ask for a jaw-dropping $110 million when units hit the market this Fall. This is the highest-ever ask for an apartment in downtown Manhattan, and one sure to send the market into a frenzy.

Jonathan Miller, president of appraiser Miller Samuel Inc., told Bloomberg that the price is indicative of the prestige and unique history of the landmarked building, rather than the location or its status as a luxury apartment. “We’ve seen rapid absorption downtown,” he told Bloomberg, “but this project is unlike anything that’s come online.”

More about the penthouse this way

Interiors, Nolita, Recent Sales, Soho

When you look at these New York buildings, it’s hard to imagine there’s space for a 7,000-square-foot loft inside. Well, the former home of Justin and Nicole Ehrlich is one of those spaces. 20 Greene Street #6A is definitely deserving of an Academy award with its dramatic tall ceilings and oversized windows. And it just sold to the tune of $14.5 million. This Soho loft, listed by Douglas Elliman, doesn’t do anything halfway. Its giant living room is large enough to be its own apartment, for starters.

Take a closer look at this glamorous loft here

Cool Listings, Interiors, Soho

27 Wooster Street, Penthouse

An empty corner lot in one of the most sought after neighborhoods in the city? Now that doesn’t come along every day. When presented with this rare blank slate in 2012, the architects at Kohn Pederson Fox went to work creating an elegant, contemporary building that blends seamlessly with its SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District environs.

The result: a luxurious, window-filled residential condominium at 27 Wooster Street in Soho, complete with Thomas Juul-Hansen-designed interiors, a host of upscale amenities, and — wait for it — parking.

Get a first glimpse inside this gorgeous penthouse

Interiors, Recent Sales, Soho

Leo Yoshimura, a set designer and art director for late night television shows like Saturday Night Live and the Late Show with Conan O’Brien, has purchased unit 5W at SoHo’s 565 Broadway for $4.2 million through a listing held by Keller Williams.  This is a D2 class/artist in residence building, meaning it’s a former industrial site that was converted to residential and now its apartments must be inhabited by a certified artist.

The artistically designed loft seamlessly blends historic character with sleek modernism.  Original columns punctuate the 2,740-square-foot 3BR/3BA space, which retains its large windows and high ceilings.  The interior window cutouts let natural light traverse the entire unit, as does the contemporary frosted glass divider that leads into the boldly painted red den.

More details this way

Cool Listings, Interiors, Lower East Side

Lower East Side Rental Oozes Rustic Charm

By Stephanie Hoina, Sat, May 31, 2014

141 Attorney St, Apt. 2A

One look at this delightful apartment at 141 Attorney Street and you will be hooked. The bright sunshine flowing in from the north, south and west exposures perfectly showcases distinctive details like the exposed brick walls, gorgeous hardwood floors, custom built-ins, a wide-plank wooden wall, and even a fun over-sized “barn door” (yes, it’s red!).

See more charm!

Interiors, Union Square

Robert Luntz, Joseph Tanney, Resolution: 4 Architecture, RE4A, Union Square Apartment, NYC Design, NYC Loft

Closet space isn’t easy to come by in New York City, so when the owners of this stunning Union Square loft remodeled their apartment a few years back, storage was on the top of their to-do list. With help from Robert Luntz and Joseph Tanney of Resolution: 4 Architecture, the family transformed their newly-expanded apartment into a sleek, modern home with plenty of cabinets and shelves.

See more of the impressive, storage-friendly apartment

Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

28 East 70th Street DUPLX910

Bigger is better so the saying goes, and you’ll get no argument from this nearly 8,000-square-foot duplex at 28 East 70th Street. Luckily, you have us to navigate the way through the 20+ rooms that make this home a truly remarkable residence.

The most difficult part of our journey? Where to start! So grab your key (for the elevator) and step right into this stunning condo’s marble-floored reception foyer and spacious entry gallery, ensuring complete privacy for the rest of the home’s wings. Yes, wing is a totally appropriate description to use with a residence of this size.

Enter your destination and away we go

Major Developments, Midtown East

Midtown East, Grand Central, KPF, SL Green, Skyscraper, New Development, Tower, Zoning

It looks like the Chrysler Building is about to get a new neighbor. According to the New York Times, SL Green has reportedly proposed the development of a 1,200-foot, 65-story tower that would occupy the block between 42nd and 43rd Streets, and Vanderbilt and Madison Avenues. This proposal will have to undergo a review process as part of a new de Blasio administration plan to rezone an area of Vanderbilt Avenue for larger buildings.

De Blasio’s proposal is a 2.0 version of a failed bid by Michael Bloomberg that would rezone an area around Grand Central Terminal. Bloomberg’s proposal – which would affect a 73-block area around the terminal – concerned officials and preservationists, who were concerned that the plan would add to the congestion in the area. Fulfilling one of his campaign promises, de Blasio has devised a plan to mitigate those issues as well as keep the city competitive for decades to come, by creating more office space in the prime business location.

Learn more about the iconic tower’s new neighbor

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