Current photo of the Schumacher by 6sqft
Looks like Jonah Hill is battening down the hatches in hopes of finding a new Downtown pad. Three years ago, the actor bought a Soho loft at 27 Howard Street for $2.65 million, but put it on the market in August 2014 for a hefty $3.8 million. Back in March, he chopped the price to $3.5 million, and now a tipster tells us that he was seen taking photos outside The Schumacher, the newly unveiled Noho condo conversion at 36 Bleecker Street.
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Just one month after kicking off sales, Boerum Hill’s hottest new condominium development, 465 Pacific Street has already signed half of its 30 units into contract. Even more impressive is that the $55 million development is slated for completion some 18-months from now, with foundation pouring just commencing last month.
The project is conceived by a partnership between Avery Hall Investments and ARIA Development Group who paid $18 million ($373 per buildable square foot) for the L-shaped lot in May 2013, a record for a large Brooklyn parcel according to Crain’s New York.
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Rendering of Hidrock Realty’s proposed design for a five-story residential building next to the historic Pavilion Theater.
Hidrock Realty, developer of a five-story condo building next to the historic Pavilion Theater on Prospect Park West, was told by the Landmarks Preservation Commision to make changes to the proposed design after neighbors expressed concerns, DNAinfo reports.
Park Slope neighbors in attendance at an LPC hearing Tuesday voiced disapproval for the Morris Adjmi-designed five-story beige brick residential building, fearing that it would “open the door to out-of-character development up and down Prospect Park West.”
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Construction has kicked off on a sleek, nine-story commercial and gallery building in the heart of West Chelsea’s gallery district. It’s being developed by Savanna Fund, the Manhattes Group, and the Silvermintz family. Located just half a block from the High Line, the 145,000- square-foot, 159-foot-tall project at 540 West 26th Street replaces a parking lot and a two-story commercial building once home to the Lehmann Maupin Gallery.
The building’s straitlaced design, penned by Morris Adjmi Architects, is massed in two tiers and adorned with a repeating grid of factory-sash, floor-to-ceiling windows. Adjmi’s site notes that the facade’s “bead-blasted aluminum frame” is a nod to the district’s robust industrial character. Furthermore, the interiors will be detailed with blackened steel, finished concrete, and salvaged wood. The lower level will house gallery spaces, while the floors above will provide full-floor commercial offices with generous floor-to-ceiling heights. The setback of the upper two floors allow for a spacious landscaped terrace with views of the Hudson River.
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Here’s our first glimpse at Toll Brothers‘ under-construction condominium rising at 55 West 17th Street in Chelsea. Morris Adjmi is the building’s architect, which is not surprising given his track record crafting sensitive designs for the city’s historical areas. The miniscule rendering displayed on the developer’s website illustrates a quiet and dignified facade composed of large square-ish windows and soft gray cladding. The project’s teaser site was recently launched, and marketing materials describe the 55-unit building as “distinctively modern, classically detailed condominiums in Chelsea.”
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Back in December we revealed that Park Slope’s iconic Pavilion Theater may be going residential after scoping out renderings on the website of architecture firm Architecture Outfit, which showed two possible schemes. The first was a six-story residential building rising behind the theater’s sublime Moorish façade and from a neighboring lot just south of the theater, and the second was a plan that preserved the theater in its entirety, limiting construction to the neighboring lot.
Now, The Real Deal reports that Hidrock Realty, who bought the theater in 2006 for $16 million, has officially filed plans to build a six-story, 24-unit building on the site at 188 Prospect Park West, replacing the theater. And the architect of record is none other than Morris Adjmi, well known for his ability to create structures that seamlessly blend with their historic surroundings while still displaying subtle, modern touches. But since the theater is part of the Park Slope Historic District, this plan will likely not be so cut-and-dried.
More details on the project ahead
It’s always interesting to see how architects and designers outfit their personal homes, and in this case the answer is very lavishly. Jennifer Tonkel, an interior designer at Kemble Interiors, along with her husband Carlos Fierro, bought this 3,650-square-foot loft at 408 Greenwich Street in Tribeca for $7.64 million in 2008, and after decorating it to their hearts’ content, listed it for $10.75 million just about a year ago. The impressive home has now sold for $9.25 million, according to city records released today.
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Rendering of 860 Washington Street, via James Carpenter Design Associates
We tend to think of the Meatpacking District as more of an after-hours or weekend destination for cocktails and shopping, but a piece in the Times today looks at the “influx of office space and more” moving into the neighborhood.
In addition to the much-anticipated opening on May 1st of Renzo Piano’s new Whitney Museum along the High Line, a James Carpenter-designed 10-story glass commercial tower and Samsung’s six-story flagship building are taking shape across from the Standard Hotel. And let’s not forget about Pier 55, the $130 million futuristic floating park that is expected to break ground in 2016 off West 14th Street. With all of these new cultural attractions that will undoubtedly attract tourists, coupled with big-name companies joining the likes of Google in the area, is the Meatpacking District the new Midtown?
- Morris Adjmi will design condos to replace the Brooklyn Heights Cinema. [BK Heights Blog]
- New York’s most expensive townhouse officially hit the market for $63 million. [Curbed]
- Queens real estate is getting a lot of attention lately. [NYT]
- An $18 million Williamsburg warehouse sold for $434/square foot, among the highest sales ever in the borough. [Crain’s]
- Gowanus rezoning proposal favors high-rise development. [DNAinfo]
Images: 24 East 81st Street (L); Rendering of rezoned Gowanus Canal via the Lightstone Group (R)
- Listings hit for 160 Imlay, the Morris Adjmi-designed conversion in Red Hook. [Brownstoner]
- Commercial building sales expected to top $52 billion this year, the highest since 2007. [Daily News]
- Jets owner Woody Johnson lists 834 Fifth Avenue duplex for $75 million. [New York Post]
- Developers bring back plans for mixed-use complex in Sunset Park. [Brooklyn Paper]
- Renderings revealed for 86 Fleet Place, John Catsimatidis’ 32-story, glassy residential building in downtown Brooklyn. [Yimby]
Images: Interior rendering of 160 Imlay, via Douglas Elliman (L); Rendering for Sunset Park development via Raymond Chan Architect (R)