Despite apparent attempts to remain discreet, word has gotten out that Adam Levine and his Victoria’s Secret model wife Behati Prinsloo may be purchasing a new Manhattan home, according to the NY Daily News. This development comes soon after the couple returned from their Mexico honeymoon and just months after they were seen scoping out Soho for a new nest egg. Well, the house hunt appears to have gone well, because they may have just landed a gorgeous loft in the boutique historical cast iron building at 112 Greene Street.
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Ocean Guest House by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects Uses Shifted Volumes to Shield from the Elements, Mon, August 11, 2014
The allure of living ocean side can come with its own set of challenges, including intense direct sunlight, heavy rains, and strong sea breezes. Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects built their Ocean Guest House with these weather-related qualms in mind, utilizing geometric, shifted volumes to create a functional and visually stunning structure.
Situated on the street side of this ocean-front property, the guest house is a simple, two-story, two-bedroom structure. The apartment resides on the second floor, while a garage and storage/laundry space occupy the ground floor.
Daily Link Fix: Finding Peace and Quiet in NYC; In-Store 3D-Printed Earphones Customized for Your Ear, Mon, August 11, 2014
- Finding A Quiet Respite In The Loud, Busy City: As part of Narratively and WNYC’s “My Secret New York Sanctuary,” one New Yorker shares her secret place to recharge and think when things in the city get a bit too hectic.
- Submit Your Birdhouse Design To NEST: Calling all architects and designers! NEST is looking for your most creative bird-friendly home for their upcoming gallery exhibition and auction. If the design sells, the designer can receive up to 50% of the sold price.
- Baltimore Bus Stop Spells Out “Bus”: If you’ve ever had trouble finding the bus stop in NYC, maybe we should try to get this extremely literal sign that popped up in Baltimore last month. City Lab reports each letter can accommodate up to four people either laying down, sitting or standing.
- Earbuds That Are Customized To Your Ear: New Yorkers need more from earbuds than a “universal ear.” We need ones that withstand crowded trains, “showtime,” awkward moments when your eyes meet someone else’s and when people come through the car panhandling. Cool Hunting featured Normal, an NYC-based company that provides in-store (or remote) scanning for 3D-printed, premium sounding earbuds made specially for your “earhole.”
3D printing has been making the design rounds lately, popping up as the construction method of choice for many new furniture pieces. Now, though, a team of researchers has created a 3D-printed product that can be used to construct entire buildings. Developed by the Sabin Design Lab in collaboration with Cornell and Jenny Sabin Studio, the ceramic bricks are interlocking and require no mortar, the first of their kind. Additionally, the technology eliminates construction waste completely.
Some might argue that the best kind of apartment is one that provides a great balance between living and entertaining. And we all want a nice large space to accommodate guests; one complete with an open layout and natural light, no less. Well, this particular Chelsea apartment renovated by set design Philip Messina takes it to the next level. If a large gathering of admiring guests becomes too congested, creating a need for more space, this loft has a pretty interesting way to add some square footage to the already sizable entertaining space.
Looks like the De Blasios aren’t the only mayoral figures making moves. Dan Doctoroff, former Deputy Mayor and current President & CEO of Bloomberg L.P., has sold his Upper West Side townhouse at 309 West 91st Street for $11.25 million, slightly less than the $13 million asking price from when the home went on the market in November 2013. He and his wife Alisa purchased the mini mansion in 1994 for $1 million out of foreclosure and then put millions into a gut renovation.
The five-story, stately townhouse was built in 1896 by Clarence True, one of the most prominent architects on the Upper West Side around the turn of the century. It is one of a row of seven limestone masterpieces that feature True’s signature low-stoop façade. The Doctoroffs had the home impeccably restored by architect Oliver Cope and designer Victoria Hagan, down to every last elegant detail, including four wood-burning fireplaces, a winding sky-lit staircase, and spectacular crown moldings.
Even in a city filled with stunning multimillion-dollar residences it is rare to find one that is equally impressive inside as it is out. Well, look no further this two bedroom penthouse at Windsor Tower, 5 Tudor City Place.
Having just returned to New York City from another extended stay in Italy, I’m often asked about how I ate during my trip. I’m happy to accommodate such requests since I’m what Italians call a “Buona Forchetta” or “Good Fork” — someone who loves and knows food. Talking about food is one of my favorite things to do; it’s up there with eating food. And my passionate and detailed conversations about the food I’ve recently eaten often segues into curious inquiries about my somewhat surprising physique.
Here at 6sqft we are big fans of Manhattan-based Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects. We love the way they often use reclaimed and recycled materials for the creation of simple but beautiful eco-homes. To build their very unique Fishers Island House extension, the firm used a surprising, environmentally friendly and very affordable material: recycled newsprint.
Real Estate Wire: Hyatt Pays $390M for Full Stake in One57; Two Trees to Spend $10M to Preserve Domino Factory Relics, Fri, August 8, 2014
- Two Trees Management is throwing down $10M to salvage industrial artifacts from the Domino Sugar Factory. [Curbed]
- A look inside Brooklyn’s John Street Condos. [Curbed]
- PRD Realty is trying once again to file a mixed-use rental plan for a site near the Barclays Center. The developer was rebuffed two years ago by neighbors who were against the building going up. [TRD]
- Hyatt Hotels Corporation has paid $390M for a 100 percent stake in the Park Hyatt hotel component of Extell’s One57 tower project. [TRD]
- City areas with the highest concentration of CEOs have one thing in common: rising prices. [WSJ]
- State Assemblyman Michael Miller has pitched a new plan for the Queensway, a proposed park built atop 3.5 miles of elevated tracks. [Times Ledger]
One57 (left); Domino Factory (right)