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Interiors, Recent Sales, Tribeca

  • By Aisha Carter
  • , May 12, 2014

Kevin W. Kennedy, The Metropolitan Opera president (and former managing director of Goldman Sachs) and his pediatrician wife Karen have sold their stunning Tribeca loft for $2.8 million. The pair’s former residence is 1,641-square-feet, and features 4 rooms, including 1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms. Large windows with wrought-iron Juliet balconies are this building’s signature, illuminating the welcoming space with its wood floors and original exposed brick walls. The deal was closed by Melinda Nix of Sotheby’s.

27 Leonard Street, situated between Broadway and Hudson Street, was originally built in 1876 for William B. Lawrence, a New York Stock Exchange board member. In 2003 it was converted to luxury condominiums with a commitment to balancing privacy and entertainment.

Take a look inside the Tribeca loft here

Chelsea, Recent Sales, Starchitecture

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , May 12, 2014

When Jean Nouvel won the esteemed Pritzker Prize in 2008, the judges cited his “insatiable urge for creative experimentation.”  His design of residential building 100 Eleventh Avenue is no exception to the boundary-pushing modern architecture for which he is celebrated. Completed in 2010, the shimmering masterpiece has the most technologically advanced and highly engineered curtain wall systems in the city. Mr. Nouvel describes it as a “vision machine,” and considering its nearly 1,700 panes of glass — some up to 37-feet wide — each a different size and set a different angle, he is justified in doing so.

The 21-story LEED-certified condo building, has 72 units each with south- and west-facing views, floor-to-ceiling window walls, and mechanized shade systems. Every apartment has a unique arrangement of powder-coated steel window mullions, which form specific views related to the space’s location. Unit 5D, which recently sold for $3.8 million through a listing held by Douglas Elliman, looks west onto the High Line and has a spacious, elegant layout.

See the stunning interior this way

Design, Furniture, Products

Architects, get ready to swoon — an Italian designer has created a desk that’ll make working through the night feel downright fashionable.

Designed by Giorgio Bonaguro, the Oscar desk was first shown off during Milan Design Week 2014. It features a solid ash wood tabletop and soft leather pockets that hold drawings and notes, creating a sophisticated, yet functional look.

Details on how you can try it out in person

Design, Events

It’s May, which means that NYC’s most exciting month for design is here! We’ve rounded up a few must-see shows that will feature furniture and products by local creatives, and designers from across the globe. Find out the best places to get your furni fix ahead — we promise plenty of Instagram-worthy design-stuffs will abound!

Our top picks ahead

Celebrities, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upper West Side 

Demi Moore made news this week when word got out that she would be putting her San Remo triplex up for sale for a whopping $75 million. While no listing or photos of the 7,000-square-foot 145 Central Park West space have surfaced (apparently Moore is quietly showing it), one of 6sqft’s reporters did some sleuthing and found these old black and whites from the Museum of the City of New York which pretty much meet the specs: of the two triplexes in San Remo today, one was made combining the only two-story unit in the building and the mechanical space above it. Moore and then hubby Bruce combined a two-story unit with the space above it…

Though we’re sure the decor has changed since the Spring of 1937 when it was occupied by Theodore C. Wiehe, with a little bit of imagination we bet you can fill in the gaps. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this blast from the past. And if you’ve got some money to spend, make Ms. Moore an offer. You’ll also be granted the record of “the person to have spent the most money on a co-op ever“. A win?

Inside the historic apartment

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Images: Designer Cat Beds (left), Bioconcrete House (right)

Celebrities, Recent Sales, Tribeca

  • By Aisha Carter
  • , May 9, 2014

Carroll Dunham and Laurie Simmons, the parents of prodigious millennial Lena Dunham, have sold their Tribeca loft at 16 Desbrosses St, #4S for $6.25 million. The 3,600-square-foot location for the award winning film, Tiny Furniture, was once a textile warehouse. In recent years, the bright, airy space, perfectly suited for artistic inspiration, was re-designed by architect David Bers who was also responsible for designing the couple’s other residence in Cornwall, CT. They also collaborated with interior designer Nick Dine, son of pop artist Jim Dine, and the result was an open, spacious live/work design prepared to accommodate any sudden bursts of inspiration.

See more photos of the Tribeca loft here

Architecture, Major Developments, Midtown East

The City Council’s Committee on Land Use gave approval to Rockefeller University’s plan to construct two new buildings over the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive on Manhattan’s east side. In exchange, the school, which controls air rights over the 4-block stretch starting at East 64th, has agreed to invest $8 million to develop and maintain a portion of the East River Esplanade.

More on the development here

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Market Snapshot: The Week of May 9, 2014

By Diane Pham, Fri, May 9, 2014

  • In the race to the top, which “blue chip” condominium building can call itself the best of the best? 15 Central Park West? One Madison? Or Does Donald Trump’s tower along 5th Avenue reign supreme?
  • Multi-tasking: Janet Jackson may soon be able to add the title ‘landlord’ to her resume.
  • Which neighborhood has the most coveted real estate? Tribeca, the Flatiron District, Soho, or the West Village? Give us your best guess in the comments, and find out what buyers have been willing to fork over per square foot in our report.

 
For top sales, celebrity moves, and neighborhood market news, we turn to CityRealty‘s CR100 Quarterly Report for the scoop.

Check out the full report for the latest

Interiors, Recent Sales, Soho

  • By Aisha Carter
  • , May 9, 2014

Remember the story of the ugly duckling and how she grew up to be a beautiful swan? Well, imagine that happening and still having to sit on the market for over a year. That’s what happened to Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’s masterfully renovated Soho loft at 76 Crosby Street.

Before we get into why this breathtaking hideaway sat on the market for so long, let’s take a moment to admire this 5BR/4.5BA beauty. As if 6,792 square feet of dark-stained white oak floors and 12-foot ceilings flooded with light isn’t enough, this place also features 2 media rooms, 2 home offices, and a playroom. So there’s plenty of room for work and play for the entire family.

Lose your breath with more stunning photos of the gorgeous apartment here

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463 affordable units available at luxury LIC rental with sweeping city views and a waterfront park

  • By Devin Gannon

All renderings courtesy of VUW Studio

At a time when finding an affordable apartment in New York City feels impossible, here’s an opportunity to live in a luxury Long Island City building for less. A housing lottery has launched at Gotham Point, a two-tower mixed-use development in Hunter’s Point South with 1,132 apartments, a majority of which are priced below the market rate. After welcoming its first residents to the South tower this spring, the taller North tower is now accepting applications for 463 rent-stabilized rentals at 1-15 57th Avenue, Long Island City, NY. The 58-story building is open to New Yorkers earning between 30 percent and 165 percent of the area median income (AMI), or between $16,183 and $273,075 annually.*

Find out if you qualify