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Interiors, Recent Sales, Tribeca

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , June 3, 2014

Finding your perfect apartment is much like selecting a significant other–it needs to be comforting, make you feel happy and safe, jive with your lifestyle, and, most importantly, be so attractive you can’t keep your hands off it.

We’d bet that the new owners of the penthouse at 47 Murray Street are currently in the honeymoon phase with their new digs.  They snatched up the 3BR/3BA home for $4.76 million through a listing with Douglas Elliman, and what they received is a 2,825-square-foot duplex loft with two terraces, 13-foot ceilings, 9.5-foot windows, modern finishes, and plenty of wall space for an art display.

The love story continues here

Cool Listings, Hell's Kitchen

  • By Aisha Carter
  • , June 2, 2014

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

Design, Furniture, Products

  • By Patty Lee
  • , June 2, 2014

Portuguese furniture studio TWO.SIX is giving the phrase ‘Pull up a chair’ a colorful new meaning. Known for curating pieces that are both fun and functional, the brand’s latest find is the vibrant Bi Silla chair crafted by Silvia Cenal.

Check out the entire collection of colorful seats

Flatiron, New Developments

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]

Daily Link Fix

  • 7 Galleries Amping Up The Art World: Galleries are slowly moving from a blank canvas that showcases art to a work of art themselves. Architizer explores some galleries that are enhancing their art through intriguing architecture.
  • Bed Stuy Says Goodbye to Lenny Kravitz’s Childhood Home: The Brownstoner mourns with Bed Stuy locals as the musician’s grandparents home is converted to a multi-family apartment building.
  • A Web App Where Emojis Fly At Your Face: You’ll either be thoroughly entertained or just plain annoyed. FastCo. has the latest on a new app the takes emojis to another level.
  • Digital Music Store for Theater Lovers: More proof that Glee has transformed a generation, the once under appreciated show tune art form is coming back with its own digital store, and Crain’s NY has the details.
  • New York Public Library Unveils New Renovation Plans: The library’s new plan is expected to cost $300 million, significantly less than its predecessor. The Real Deal has the scoop on the rejected old plan as well as the new pitch.
  • Rocket Joe’s Pizza Closed For Business: Even when you have time to prepare, the pain of loss is still piercing. Bowery Boogie gives a touching en memoriam to a Lower East Side fixture that will be missed.
  • Popsicle Art: Have you ever seen that episode of the Twilight Zone where the sun is moving closer to the earth and the woman is painting a cool picture of a waterfall to distract herself from the heat? Well, this piece is kinda like that. Apartment Therapy has some adorable popsicle art that will keep you and the kids cool… and hungry… during those hot summer days.

Images: Lenny Kravitz (left), Rocket Joe’s (right)

Financial District, New Developments

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

  • By Aisha Carter
  • , June 2, 2014

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

  • By Stephanie Hoina
  • , June 2, 2014

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

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , June 2, 2014

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

  • By Stephanie Hoina
  • , May 31, 2014

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!

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