Richard Meier

Architecture, Hamptons, Landscape Architecture

Tsao & McKown, half-buried home, Sagaponac House, Wainscott, New York, Richard Meier, privacy and openness,

Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown, partners of Tsao & McKown, designed a stunning minimalist home in Wainscott, New York–a community planned by Richard Meier. The Sagaponac House was created for a hypothetical client, and due to an alteration to the terrain the home is partially underground. This roots it in the landscape while offering both privacy and openness toward the young forest around it.

Learn more about this half-buried home

Real Estate Wire

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  • Extell’s Gary Barnet shares how he scored the F.M. Ring’s prized Midtown South portfolio. Highlights include how he outmaneuvered the hostile sellers and competing offers. [TRD]
  • The price tag on this Richard Meier penthouse has been upped to $40M from $35M. [Curbed]
  • Sarah Jessica Parker has riled the owners of Carrie Bradshaw’s West Village townhouse after an unauthorized photo shoot for her new shoe line. Perry Street residents are fed up with all the foot traffic their property has gotten after being featured in the show. [NYP]
  • And if you want to annoy more real-life owners of NYC homes, here’s a map of where TV’s most famous characters live. [TRD]

Images: The ‘Sex And The City’ brownstone on Perry Street (left); Meier penthouse (right)

Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

166 Perry Street, Asymptote Architecture, angled glass façade, Fredrik Eklund listing

Superstar broker Fredrik Eklund has a new listing for a two-bedroom condo in the Asymptote Architecture-designed 166 Perry Street, asking $2.995 million. The avant-garde structure with its sleek angled glassy façade began turning heads long before its 2009 completion. It resides in the desirable far West Village, with a few equally stunning Richard Meier structures close by. So let’s take a look behind the intriguing mirrored exterior and see what the inside of this apartment has to offer.

Check it out here

Featured Story

Features, Major Developments, New Developments, real estate trends, Starchitecture

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Great neighborhood? Check. Great apartment? Check. Curb appeal?

Killer first impressions can be long lasting — and whether it’s a newly advertised flavor of Ben & Jerry’s, an ad for Tory Burch’s latest shoe collection —or finding new digs, “love at first sight” spot-on marketing moments play a sizeable role in how we make our decisions.

Industry experts note that a large percentage of a house hunter’s decision to explore a property further than the curb is based the project’s “wow” factor. Truth is, it sets the “perception” stage of what’s to come beyond a grand entrance or swanky lobby that was designed to provide a sense of arrival and belonging. Obviously, at the end of the day, a building’s outside will only persuade potential buyers to see more, and first impressions can vary from one individual to the next, but the “I was meant to live here” moment is fairly universal.

How a building’s design tugs at your desire to ‘be someone’

Cool Listings, Interiors, Starchitecture, West Village 

165 Charles Street PH interior, Richard Meier designed, Louise Blouin home

The penthouse of Pritzker Prize-winning starchitect Richard Meier’s last residential masterpiece is on the market for the first time since it was built in 2005. You know what that means. It means we get to glimpse inside the stunning West Village pad so we can begin brainstorming fundraising ideas to get this hot $35 million trophy. As if it’s not impressive enough that this 165 Charles Street penthouse sits atop an iconic building that won the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects 2005 Housing Design Award, this condo was designed by the starchitect himself. Now, if that’s not something to brag about, we don’t know what is.

Take a look inside the masterfully designed penthouse here

Featured Story

Architecture, Features, Starchitecture

NYC Condos Designed by Pritzker Prize Winners

By Diane Pham, Thu, May 1, 2014

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The Pritzker Architecture Prize is architecture’s most acclaimed honor. Since 1979, the award has been given away annually to honor one living architect whose built work demonstrates consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment. New York City is home to structures built by 12 of the 36 past winners — ranging from Philip Johnson to I.M. Pei to this year’s winner, Shigeru Ban — and currently holds 14 residential examples of their work. One other fascinating tidbit is that condos designed by Pritzker Prize winning architects are selling on average a whopping 44% higher (price/square foot) than those their respective neighborhoods, and 47.5% higher than the Manhattan market average. But are they worth the money? Learn more about them all ahead.

Are these Pritzker Laureate-designed condos worth their markup?

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