Neighborhoods

Central Park South, Cool Listings, Interiors

Trump Parc, 106 Central Park South, Gaudi-inspired design, Central Park real estate

Ears ringing? Yes, the neighbors are at it already, talking about you and your new swanky new home. Well, that is if you decide to drop the $11.8 million on this 3,050-square-foot apartment at the Trump Parc. Located at 106 Central Park South, this home features a 51-foot, semi-circular great room capped off with an 18-foot, undulating, Gaudi-inspired ceiling that will make even the most jaded real estate aficionados look twice.

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Interiors, Recent Sales, Upper West Side 

131 Riverside Dr. #7B, The Dorchester, Neville and Bagge

A professor of Politics at MIT has just sold his Upper West Side co-op for $5 million, $50,000 over asking, according to city records. The 7th floor apartment at the Neville and Bagge-designed Dorchester has been renovated to include pristine modern finishes, while still embracing the home’s original details from over a century ago. Some of those details include hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, and elegant mouldings.

Take a look inside this gorgeous pad here

Cool Listings, Fort Greene, Interiors

Clermont Greene, Fort Greene apartments, 181 Clermont Avenue

This apartment might not come with that funky piece of western decor, but don’t let that deter you just yet. This cheery one bedroom apartment has plenty more to offer. If the bright, light-filled rooms don’t sell you, maybe the private terrace will. Still want more? How about the unit’s location in the Meltzer Mandl Architects-designed Clermont Greene? The sleek, curving residential is an ultra modern super abode, and best of all, comes with a large, beautifully landscaped courtyard.

See what else this Brooklyn apartment hides

Celebrities, Greenwich Village, Interiors, Recent Sales

43 Fifth Avenue #9E, Holly Hunter’s home, Julia Roberts’s old home

Academy Award-winning actress Holly Hunter has just sold her Greenwich Village apartment, according to city records. The thespian put her Fifth Avenue apartment on the market in February, asking $8.7 million. The final sale price was $7.6 million.

The adorable home is situated high up in the 11-floor building at 43 Fifth Avenue, a 1905 Beaux Arts “masterpiece”. The apartment features restored original wood moldings and window trim. Additional touches include stained glass and a fireplace. There’s also a large kitchen with an abbey table capable of seating six. Three bedrooms and baths, along with two windowed offices and a parlor complete the beautiful place.

Find out more about the celebrity abode here

Cool Listings, Financial District, Interiors, Tribeca

150 Chambers Street

Wooden floors, exposed brick, high ceilings AND a private outdoor space. Hooked yet? After seeing the photos of Penthouse 5 at 150 Chambers Street you’ll want to move right in. This impeccable floor-through penthouse is $1,714 per square foot — extraordinary for its Tribeca neighborhood. Check out the photos of your soon-to-be new home.

Check out why we can already see ourselves living here

Architecture, Queens

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Image © Matthew Silva

After coming into nearly $6 million for the restoration of Philip Johnson’s ‘Tent of Tomorrow’, preservationists have been hit with heartbreaking news that vandals recently broke into the icon, setting fire to a van and inflicting considerable damage on the already deteriorating terrazzo map.

More on the incident 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, Greenwich Village, New Developments

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Twelfth Street residents are about to get a flurry of new neighbors, as The Nathaniel launches leasing for its rentals today. The nine-floor building offers up 85 light-filled residences ranging from studios to three-bedrooms—all boasting some pretty nice living space. Though ‘Greenwich Village’ and ‘luxury homes’ pretty much go hand in hand these days, The Nathaniel brings a new typology for living to the neighborhood with an industrial exterior conceived by Karl Fischer, and modern interiors by McCartan.

Take a tour inside

Chelsea, Cool Listings, Interiors, Starchitecture

524 West 19th St Unit 4

Simplicity bordering on grandeur: that should be 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate Shigeru Ban’s motto. Like his designs, the names of his residential projects are simple and clean, yet evoke a striking image before you ever lay eyes on the work. Curtain Wall House, Naked House, Cast Iron House, Furniture House, Crescent House, Picture Window House, Boomerang House – step inside any one of these exquisite residences and you might almost miss the complexity of Ban’s artistry; but make no mistake there is a quiet ingenuity to his vision.

Metal Shutter Houses at 524 West 19th Street is no exception. Named for the motorized perforated shutters that cover the two major facades of the building and the retractable walls of glass, each apartment within it offers an almost seamless continuity between the interior and exterior space.

Intrigued? So were we. Which is why we just had to take a peek inside this 2,700-square-foot duplex currently renting for $22,000 per month.

Right this way to be wowed by Shigeru Ban’s genius

Architecture, Carter Uncut, Major Developments, Midtown, New Developments

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The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission held a hearing today on a proposal by S.L. Green to build a huge tower on the northwest corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and 42nd Street directly across from Grand Central Terminal. The proposal before the commission was an application for a “certificate of appropriateness” for a transfer of air rights from the former Bowery Savings Bank Building at 110 East 42nd Street between Park and Lexington Avenues.

The developers of S.L. Green made their moves by wooing Landmarks with renderings of Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed tower which would be 1,350 feet tall not counting a 100-foot-high spire—this is significantly higher than the Chrysler Building on the northeast corner of Lexington Avenue and 42nd Street and higher than all the supertalls in construction or planned for 57th Street.

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