With Halloween around the corner and shelves stock full of candy, it’s hard not to be tempted to buy our favorite brand. But what is the most popular one in the entire country? According to research done by a UK website called FamilyBreakFinder, which describes itself as “the UK’s favorite site for family friendly holidays, short breaks and days out,” it’s M&M’s.
When one thinks of a sprawling Park Avenue apartment, what comes to mind is typically muted colors, clean lines, and classic decor, but for this Upper East Side duplex, the Steven Gambrel and the designers at his firm S.R. Gambrel created a home that retains this sophistication while displaying a bevy of cheery pastel hues, geometric patterns, and unexpected accessories.
In the living room, gum ball pink plays with turquoise among carefully curated details like blonde wood built-in shelving and window seats, as well as statement pieces like the furry ottoman and colorful rug.
The low, square-shaped furniture in both sitting rooms adds a modern flare to the eclectic design. The room pictured above is more muted on the walls and floors, letting the zig-zag couch take center stage.
Adjacent to the second sitting room is the stairwell, yet another display of interesting shapes and tonality. The blue from the living room is carried over into this light-bathed opening, but in a more muted and gentle shade.
There is no respite from pattern in the dining room; from the carpet to the walls, the room is adorned with energetic visuals that delight the eye.
The same color combination can be found in the kitchen, with blue colored subway tiles framing the natural wood grain cabinetry.
This funky bedroom gives new meaning to the concept of built-ins, creating the perfect sleeping nook. And when you’re done resting, the wet bar and counter make the transition to entertaining a breeze.
As 6sqft previously reported, SHoP was awarded a $1.5M prize for the project in 2015 following a competition hosted by the United States Department of Agriculture. Architecture firms were asked to design a wood structure of at least 80 feet tall and SHoP delivered a 120-foot tower design using engineered wood.
SHoP was one of two firms given the hefty sum for research and development, but the cash windfall in the grand scheme appears to have provided little more than a drop in the bucket. Developer Ghassemi paid $10.6 million for the site alone in November, and with a tight lending market weighing down developers, “The project just wasn’t feasible,” Ghassemi told TRD.
The news is certainly a blow for proponents of wood skyscrapers who tout the material’s environmental benefits and financial advantages. TRD, however, is also apt to point out that current NYC building codes don’t even allow for wood constructions of more than six stories, so irrespective of capital, the high-rise still would have had major hurdles to clear.
In a statement to TRD, a SHoP spokesperson expressed disappointment but maintained optimism, “While we had hoped the Chelsea project would move forward, we remain enthusiastic about mass timber technology and continue to evolve the technology through other potential opportunities.”
SHoP’s proposed wooden tower has gotten the axe, reports The Real Deal. The wood high-rise which was slated to rise along 18th ...
While there are many doggie-abodes on the market, the designers at RAH:DESIGN found themselves struggling to find something that fit with their carefully curated home decor. Instead of continuing their search, they decided to take matters into their own hands and launched MDK9 Dog Haus. Not only was it constructed using modern home-building materials, but it includes human-level amenities such as an overhang for shading, metal mesh siding for ventilation, wheels for easy mobility, and a built-in feeder.
To build MDK9 Dog Haus, which is currently going for $3,650, RAH:DESIGN employed several techniques and materials currently being used in the construction of modern homes such as Brazilian Teak, powder-coated steel, and concrete. Included in this mix are custom name plaques that were created in collaboration with ModernHouseNumbers, as well as a variety of custom dog bedding from Jax and Bones.
RAH:DESIGN is a full-service custom furniture design company based in Los Angeles. They pride themselves on their process and strive to make each piece they produce extraordinary. See more work from this up-and-coming company here.
While there are many doggie-abodes on the market, the designers at RAH:DESIGN found themselves struggling to find something that fit with ...
A standout even among the region’s Great Camps, the secluded Camp Uncas was built in 1895 by Brooklynite William West Durant, who is credited with perfecting the iconic Adirondack Great Camp style. The compound’s biggest claim to fame, however, is that it once belonged to financier J.P. Morgan, who purchased the 1,500 acre property from Durant in 1897; for the fifty years that followed, it served as a vacation home for Morgan and his family. Though the property has traded hands several times since, the appeal of its iconic architecture remains as compelling as its history. Designated as a national landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 2010, this historically significant piece of the Adirondacks is for sale for $2.7 million, reduced from its original 2015 ask of $3.25M.
After the death of J.P. Morgan, Jr. in 1943, the family sold the lodge to Mrs. Margaret Emerson who used it to entertain distinguished guests from around the globe, including Secretary of State George Marshall, Madame Chiang Kai-shek and Bernard Baruch. After 1965 the property was sold to the Boy Scouts of Rockland County, New York. Years of hard use and little upkeep left Camp Uncas in desperate need of maintenance.
Fortunately for the storied property, Howard Kirschenbaum and Barbara Glaser restored to its former glory when they bought it in 1975. Following their divorce sometime in the 1980s the property was split, and Kirschenbaum’s share of Camp Uncas seeks a new owner.
Considering the offer, the price, though in the millions, almost seems to good to be true. Besides being steeped in luxury and history, the rambling lodge contains five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and an intimate great room on the first floor—the perfect space for entertaining family and friends. A fieldstone fireplace serves as the focal point of the room, while exquisite built-in furniture throughout the lodge combine design and functionality. These original rustic furnishings are also included with the purchase, which should make it easy for the next owners to settle in.
Though new owners will want to make updates to meet modern needs, the home’s historic decor and finishes seem almost untouched by time. Remnants of the camp’s past, which date all the way back to when Durant was a resident, are evident throughout. The queen-sized bed in the master bedroom, for example, is dressed in an original Uncas blanket; in the same room you’ll find rare arts-and-crafts furniture including a Gustav Stickley night stand.
Steps from the kitchen is a covered screened porch that serves as an important part of Adirondack living for three seasons of the year. One area seats 12 people for outdoor dining while another provides a sitting space filled with the original couch and porch rockers.
In addition to the main lodge there are two cabins on-site, the Hawkeye and the Chingachgook (kitchen, pictured above), as well as a boathouse. The two cabins carry the same unique regional charm found in the main building and provide excellent private quarters for visiting guests.
Camp Uncas is sited within the Great Camps Historic Recreational Area, a reserve designated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as part of the Moose River Plains Wild Forest and Blue Ridge Wilderness Areas. Although there is plenty to do on the property, there is also an abundance of hiking trails surrounding the home, and a sandy beach just a few minutes away. You can also go fishing for trout and northern pike in the 60-acre Mohegan Lake which wraps three sides of the land. The lake is also perfect for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, rowing or windsurfing. And as a bonus, the buyer of the Camp Uncas will also get an Emerson Adirondack guide boat original to the compound, two modern canoes and a rowboat.
FiDi’s 180 Water Street Announces March Opening; Now Leasing No Fee Rentals + One Month Free [link] Renovated Apartments at ...
February is too frigid to fantasize about the Rockaways’ wide white-sand beaches, but the playground peninsula is hot for a different reason: its expanding housing market. A series of housing developments are planned or under construction in this region of Queens. Unlike the single-family homes that the Rockaways are best known for, these modern residences are vertical and promise to bring new life to areas that have missed out on a revival that’s brought hip shops and eateries to the 11-mile-long barrier reef.
Disney Research created a new technology that can wirelessly power an entire room and charge devices. [Travel + Leisure] Ellen DeGeneres ...
Talk about an apartment with good bones. This modern condo was carved from the historic four-story townhouse at 347 Gates Avenue, in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The condo conversion brought sleek finishes to each floor-through apartment, and this one on the third floor is now asking $855,000. It is located on a block of Bed-Stuy lined with picturesque townhouses, just a half block from the main drag of Bedford Avenue and close to the A/C trains on the Nostrand stop.
This 816-square-foot apartment holds two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open living and dining area. The space is lined with large windows and sits adjacent to the kitchen, which also benefits from the streaming light. The modern finishes include herringbone style hardwood floors, natural wood windows and designer light fixtures. The kitchen’s been outfitted with floor-to-ceiling custom cabinetry as well as a marble style island with a matching backsplash.
Both bedrooms are located on the opposite side of the apartment, separated from the living area by the kitchen. Each come with closet space and windows that overlook the surrounding townhouses.
The striking brick facade of 347 Gates was lovingly preserved and fits in well on this historic block. Historic architecture on the outside and modern finishes for the apartment: it’s the best of both worlds at this conveniently-located Bed-Stuy pad.
Talk about an apartment with good bones. This modern condo was carved from the historic four-story townhouse at 347 Gates ...
6sqft’s ongoing series The Urban Lens invites photographers to share work exploring a theme or a place within New York City. In this installment, Will Ellis takes us through the relics and ruins of Staten Island’s Arthur Kill Road. Are you a photographer who’d like to see your work featured on The Urban Lens? Get in touch with us at [email protected].
Step into the New York section of any bookstore these days and you’ll likely see front and center “Abandoned NYC” by Will Ellis, which puts together three years of his photography and research on 16 of the city’s “most beautiful and mysterious abandoned spaces.” Will’s latest photographic essay is titled “Arthur Kill Road,” an eerily handsome exploration of the “quiet corners” and “remote edges” of Staten Island. He decided to focus on this thoroughfare as it winds through some of the NYC’s most sparsely populated areas, including the defunct waterfront, remnants of historic architecture, and desolate industrial complexes. Here, as Ellis describes it, “the fabric of the city dissolves, and the past is laid bare through the natural process of decay.”
View from the Staten Island Ferry
View of the island from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
How long have you lived in NYC? I’m a native of San Antonio, Texas, but I’m coming up on my tenth year in New York and have been living in Sunset Park for the past five.
Your book “Abandoned NYC” has become a huge hit. When and how did you start photographing New York’s abandoned places? I was out for a walk with my camera one day in Red Hook and came across an abandoned warehouse with an open door. I’d never done anything like that before, but I made it inside and was hooked. I started going to more and more locations, getting more serious about photography, and digging deeper into the research.
What are your thoughts on the popular term “ruin porn?” Well, it’s usually meant as a pejorative term, chastising the idea of going in and exploiting impoverished areas, celebrating what’s cool or creepy about ruins without engaging with the community. But I do my best with the writing to honor the history of the building and get into the socioeconomic factors that led to its decline. In New York, these places are the exception to the rule, and they’re disappearing fast.
Tell us about your latest series. What drew you to Arthur Kill Road? I’d been to Staten Island to see places like the Farm Colony and the Ship Graveyard, and I was always fascinated by it, partly because it’s completely unknown to most New Yorkers. It has a very suburban character since it’s mostly been developed in the past 50 years, but then you get these pockets of a much older Staten Island, and further out, these wild, open spaces you’d never expect to encounter in New York City. I started focusing less on the interiors of decaying buildings and incorporating more of the landscape, seeking out places that felt wholly removed from the city.
How does this area compare with the others you’ve photographed around the city? Staten Island in general is like no other part of the city. But when you get out to the remote edges of the borough, the landscape has an atmosphere all its own. I like to think of it as “Staten Island Gothic.” There’s a depth of history on the island that expresses itself as decay in some areas, and wherever you wander off the beaten track a bit, the scenery has this haunted quality. I was definitely seeking out subjects that had some mystery to them, and would only go out to shoot on foggy, overcast days.
What are some of the other subjects you like to photograph? I make a living as an architectural photographer, so these days I spend most of my time shooting non-abandoned interiors for architects and designers. There are a lot of similarities to the work, except I don’t have to bother with the respirator or worry about falling through the floor.
What else are you working on right now? I’ve got a growing collection of found objects I’m hoping to get organized and photograph at some point. I’ve covered so much ground over the years and have picked up a lot of strange items along the way. I like to think they’d make an interesting portrait of the city.
6sqft’s ongoing series The Urban Lens invites photographers to share work exploring a theme or a place within New York City. ...
As 6sqft previously reported, Ms. Trump and husband Jared Kushner, now senior adviser to President Donald Trump, first listed their apartment at 502 Park Avenue for $4.1 million in December; Ivanka purchased the home for $1.52 million in 2004. The classic and somewhat girly Park Avenue pad with Tiffany-box blue walls has also been on the rental market, first at $15K and, as Mansion Global reports, just reduced to $13,000 a month. Ivanka also owns one of the building’s penthouses–it’s the Trump/Kushner family’s main home when they’re in town– that she bought for $16 million nearly six years ago.
Though according to the listing–held by Trump International Realty, of course–the home measures 1,549 square feet and offers north, south, and west “city views,” listing photos show views that look distinctly like a neighboring building. Solid herringbone-patterned oak floors, beamed ceilings, and classic moldings don’t disappoint, however.
The kitchen is modestly upscale with classic cabinetry, marble counters, and stainless steel appliances.
The master bedroom comes with an en suite marble bath and the second bedroom has a full wall of built-ins for extra storage.
As 6sqft previously reported, Ms. Trump and husband Jared Kushner, now senior adviser to President Donald Trump, first listed their apartment ...
Harlem’s gentrification and increasing real estate prices aren’t news at this point, but a local community board thinks certain real estate brokers have crossed a line. As DNAinfo reports, Keller Williams created a separate office for “SoHa,” their new branding for South Harlem. Following in the footsteps of NoLo (SoHo + Nolita + Lower East Side), DoBro (Downtown Brooklyn), and Hellsea (Hell’s Kitchen + Chelsea), the moniker is seen as an attempt to make buyers and renters feel like they’re cashing in on the next trendy ‘hood. But residents of the Central Harlem area, roughly West 110th to 125th Streets, feel the marketing tactic is “arrogant” and “disrespectful,” and so Community Board 10 has introduced a resolution that would prevent brokers from using the nickname.
Danni Tyson, a real estate broker herself and member of the community board, told DNAinfo “it’s like trying to take the black out of Harlem,” adding, “Harlem is Harlem.” Similarly, board chair Brian Benjamin feels the name ignores the neighborhood’s history and character. “Our position is, there are a lot of people who put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears, who made Harlem what it is. These attempts to rename neighborhoods for business gain are disrespectful to the neighborhood. Our job is to protect the community and not have people come in and feel like they can push the community around,” he said. He says the board plans to protest the use of SoHa, but it’s not clear exactly what, if any, legal ramifications there could be.