Ricky Martin moved into 40 Bond–the Herzog & de Meuron-designed Noho condo famous for its graffiti gate and green glass/green cast iron facade–back in 2007, shortly after the building was completed. He paid $5.7 million for unit 6C, which is perfectly spacious and lovely, but has had a bit of trouble getting it off his hands, first trying to rent it and then listing it for $8.3 million back in 2013. But the Post reports that the Latin pop star has finally found a buyer, who paid $7.55 million for the three-bedroom pad.
A challenge that every New York apartment dweller will face eventually is one of storage. This is a city of cozy, compact spaces, and although many of us are lacking the luxury of basements, walk-in closets, garages, etc., we usually make up for it in unique ways. (Hello, lofted apartment!) Raad studio creatively took up the challenge at a duplex in Noho, where storage is so prevalent and seamlessly integrated into the design, it demands a standing ovation from storage-starved New Yorkers everywhere.
Calling all artists! This beautiful Noho loft at 35 Bond Street is literally begging to be the backdrop of your next masterpiece. Whether you want to paint in front of the giant arched windows or tango the entire length of the living room/studio, this massive $5.995 million AIR co-op is certainly an artist’s dream.
Zachary Quinto–”Star Trek”‘s new Spock who’s also known for his roles in “Heroes” and HBO’s “Girls“–just dropped $3.1625 million on a two-bedroom Noho pad with longtime boyfriend, model Miles McMillan. The 2,300-square-foot full-floor loft at 43 Great Jones Street was initially listed at $3.7 million in March 2014, but it suffered a few price chops before the LA transplants scooped it up. Their new home is the definition of a sleek and modern downtown pad, with walnut floors, oversized windows, and a stainless steel gourmet kitchen.
These days, the word “loft” is thrown around in real estate for any space with an open floor plan or high ceilings, but if you’re searching for a true old-fashioned loft, then look no further than this $2.7 million Noho co-op at 33 Bleecker Street. A myriad of exposed brick walls, chunky wooden beamed ceilings and columns, wrap-around oversized windows, hardwood maple floors and an expansive layout make this two-bedroom apartment the ultimate in downtown loft living.
For many, Whole Foods still automatically means “Whole Paycheck,” but Min Liao is set on changing our thinking that fresh, organic food and fine dining are reserved for just a few. Min is the Culinary Center director at the Whole Foods Market (WFM) on Bowery and the brains behind the school’s incredible course offering where menus range from handmade pasta dishes to “Les Essentiels-Chocolate” and whipping up eggs the way the Israelis do. The center is a delight designed specifically for the average New Yorker, focusing on growing culinary confidence, even in a small kitchen that might not have all the right tools. And best of all? The classes are inexpensive and often cost no more than $50. (There are even free ones!)
We recently caught up with Min to find out how she got into the business of food and to find out what makes the WFM Culinary Center different from other cooking schools in the city. Keep reading for our interview ahead, and if you want to give a class a try, enter our latest giveaway. Min and her team are hosting a “Dumplings of the World” private cooking class for eight 6sqft readers at the center (enter here).
It’s being considered one of the greatest returns on investment in New York City real estate history, reports the Daily News. Photographer Jay Maisel bought the now-famous graffiti-covered home at 190 Bowery back in 1966 when it was abandoned for only $102,000, and he’s now officially sold the Gilded Age bank building to developer Aby Rosen of RFR Realty for $55 million.
Developers have been urging Maisel to sell ever since the Bowery changed from a seedy row of drugs and flop houses to a trendy destination for foodie-favorite restaurants and high-end boutiques. Rosen finally convinced the artist, who lived in the six-story, 72-room mansion with his wife and daughter, to sell on the basis that it had no heat and was in disrepair.
Nothing says Happy New Year quite like a zebra head mounted on a sleek black wall. And that’s just a taste of the whimsy you’ll find in this recently completed collaboration between James Dixon Architect and interior designer Carolina George. The eclectic apartment on Bond Street in Noho expertly combines a chic, modern look with subtle quirks dispersed throughout.
After all the hoopla around RFR Realty’s purchase of Jay Maisel’s graffiti-covered home along the Bowery, word has now surfaced that its new owners are already looking to turn a profit on the six-story building—even before they’ve officially closed on it. The Commercial Observer reports that the building at 190 Bowery, which went into contract in September, is being listed by Massey Knakal Realty Services and marketing materials (dated November 19th) have already gone out.
Maisel previously owned the 1898 building, paying just $102,000 for it back in 1966 when it was abandoned. RFR’s co-founder and principal, Aby Rosen, is said to have spent six months persuading the photographer—who had been living in it for the last 45 years with his family—to sell the building on the basis that it was in “terrible shape” with “no heat”. Until Rosen’s offer, Maisel shot down all other proposals to buy him out. It’s estimated that RFR paid $50 million for the building. Condos were rumored to be on the way to the 37,000 square feet of space.
Apartment hunters looking to stretch their legs will love the massive third floor loft at The Dandy which has just popped up on the market asking $9.9 million. The 4,800-square-foot triple mint condition unit has all The Dandy’s signature characteristics—namely exposed barrel-vaulted ceilings, dark hardwood plank floors, and exposed brick walls—but there’s a little extra for the wine lovers. Let’s just say this loft’s cup runneth over.