Friday, May 25, 2012

Upper East Side Mansion Rental

Measuring 20 feet wide, this newly renovated townhouse is perfectly positioned on a prime block in the East 70s steps from Park Avenue. With approximately 7360 square feet inside, the townhouse features an elevator that services every floor, five bedrooms, one staff room on the top floor, six full baths, two half baths, and an elegant curved center stair.

From the impressive front door, the grand marble entryway measuring 21' x 18' features a large coat closet, powder room, and elevator access. Two steps down and through pocket doors, there is a grand reception room which leads to the kitchen. Occupying the entire extension, the kitchen includes a dumb waiter to the parlour floor above as well as a rear stair which leads to a serving kitchen above. Access to the L-shaped rear garden is available through the kitchen and the reception room.

The graceful parlour floor features a living room in front, a dining room in the rear, and the serving kitchen in the extension which also includes a powder room. Both living and dining rooms include wood-burning fireplaces.

On the third floor, the master bedroom suite includes a large dressing room and full bath with stall shower and separate tub, all contained within the extension. There is an additional walk-in closet within the bedroom. Positioned on the third floor front is a wood-paneled library with a wood-burning fireplace and custom built-ins throughout.

The fourth floor is outfitted as two bedrooms each with an en-suite bath and ample closet space including a dressing room in the rear bedroom extension. There is a laundry room on the landing between the two bedrooms. The fifth floor features two bedrooms each with en-suite baths and a sun-flooded terrace off the rear bedroom. A staff bedroom on the fifth floor landing includes a full bath and a large skylight. There is a full stair to the decked rooftop garden which provides wonderful light and city views.

With five bedrooms, a staff bedroom, six full baths, two half baths, an elevator, rear stair and dumb waiter to a serving kitchen, and extraordinary public rooms for entertaining, this 20-foot wide townhouse has been meticulously designed with expertly sourced finishes throughout. This exquisitely crafted townhouse is available for rent, offered unfurnished, and seeks a one (1) year minimum lease.

Please contact for pricing and to request a viewing of this timeless and precious space.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ultra Rare


Located on the 49th floor of one of Manhattan's most luxurious, full-service condominiums, this spectacular full-floor home has been meticulously renovated to the most exacting standards.  
Floor to ceiling windows throughout the residence capture unparalleled 360 degree views of Central Park, the Hudson to East River, the Atlantic Ocean, and outstanding open city views. Spanning 5,678 square feet, this 11-room home has a gracious layout, incorporating four bedrooms and four and a half baths. The entertaining rooms include a sundrenched 38-foot corner living room, an elegant 22-foot dining room. There is also a 22-foot corner family room and a state-of-the- art screening room/media room (which could also serve as a 4th bedroom).

A professional Chef's kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances and includes a large breakfast room which could easily seat 12 people.
The vast corner master suite has a windowed study, two voluminous walk-in closets, and the master bath has Bain Ultra Jacuzzi tub, double sinks, double steam room. Two additional bedrooms may be found in the Eastern wing of the home. There are also separate staff quarters along with a full bath. The home has pristine oak flooring, a Crestron system, a state-of-the-art sound system, and 9-zone central air-conditioning as well as a separate laundry room. 

The Bristol Plaza was built in 1987 by New York's world renowned Millstein family, considered to be one of the most respected and well known real estate developers in the United States. This 50-story white-glove condominium offers residents the highest levels of service, security and privacy. Residents enjoy a circular private driveway, offering direct access to the building's lobby. Amenities include full-time doormen, concierge service, valet, and optional housekeeping services. A fully-equipped fitness center is also available to residents, featuring a 50-foot pool, weight room, massage room, spa area and steam room. The building also has business/conference meeting rooms, a lounge and an impressive roof-deck. In addition, the Bristol Plaza also has an extended stay hotel which is attached to the building.


Please contact for pricing and to arrange a viewing.

Monday, May 21, 2012

203 West Houston Federal Townhouse


Tucked discretely behind a handsome historic Federal-style fa├žade, a sleek Philip Starck-inspired interior awaits. Why choose between vintage and modern for downtown living when you can have both? Currently configured as two separate duplexes, this townhouse can easily be converted into a single-family residence.

The entry-level duplex, designed as an open loft space, is a visual delight. Entertain guests or just settle in for the night next to the gas fireplace. The top-of-the-line kitchen features floating custom-built cherry cabinets with Duravit hardware, granite counters, a Bosch oven, a gas-powered range with a hidden vent, an oversized stainless steel refrigerator and a Bosch dishwasher. A full bathroom and storage space are also located on this level. Outside, a private south-facing garden is the perfect oasis and includes brushed cement walls and a custom-built Argentine charcoal grill. Back inside and up an elegant floating staircase, the master suite awaits. The suite is cleverly suspended over the garden below, and includes a large walk-through master bath with an oversized shower and an adjoining office or seating area.

The upper-level duplex is as equally impressive as the space below. The south-facing living room overlooks a tree-lined green space that affords privacy and serenity. The modern kitchen has been updated and features stainless steel appliances. A full bathroom is located on this level. Upstairs, two bedrooms and an additional full bathroom can be found.

The entire townhouse has had all of its plumbing and electrical wiring replaced in the past five years. Steel beams, a fire escape, and a new rear wall have all been recently installed. This is a great opportunity either to move in and occupy both spaces as one residence, to live in one unit and rent the other, or use the entire townhouse as an investment property. An additional 400 sqft of FAR may be available.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Irving Place Penthouse Duplex...

A rare chance at history and serenity in the midst of it all!

Stretched over 27 vertical feet of the top two floors of this prime Gramercy Park co-op, the opportunity to create a townhouse in the sky beckons. Plans are in place to create a dramatic duplex residence with 3-bedrooms, 2-baths and 2-half-baths. In addition, the proposed floorplan includes a sweeping floating staircase, new fenestration, a laundry room and abundant closet space.

The plan retains the home's two existing wood-burning fireplaces, which imbue the living room and master bedroom suite with warmth and ambience. The solarium and terrace with panoramic city and park views on the upper floor will also remain intact. Dramatic in any incarnation, the architectural plans included in the sale capitalize on the space's three exposures and uncommonly grand ceiling heights, but can easily be customized to suit the most exacting tastes. This is a rare opportunity to create a thoroughly unique space within one of Manhattan's most coveted addresses.

Bask in the renderings and floor plan and contemplate what awaits...

Friday, April 27, 2012

A penthouse oasis in SoHo NYC

Of course I am here to keep you drooling with anticipation. So today we will get a sneak peak at one of the most unique penthouses in the entire city right now. This is a rarity in that it is a doorman elevator building with all amenities, but the apartment itself has more outdoor space than many apartments in town. This is an amazing property unlike anything else in the world. There are great loft spaces, townhouses, towns, even islands and such to purchase across the globe. To secure a penthouse of these proportions, in the heart of the city many refer to as the center of the universe, in central Tribeca no less, is monumental. This is over 7000 sf of space within and 4000 sf of PRIVATE outdoor space. The full service building is made by the same Architect of the famed Dakota and the internationally acclaimed Plaza. The building also offers a gym and business conference center. The home is unmistakably unique as it offers a private glass enclosed penthouse designed by Alan Ritchie. There is a massive living room, dining room and BILLIARDS room that all spill out onto the private 35ft rooftop pool for this home. There is a fully stocked caterer’s kitchen with sub-zero wine fridge for up to 300 bottles. This is a property that will make the world sit up and not only take notice, but give you a standing ovation and demand an encore!!! I have seen $125K/mth rentals and $16M penthouse apartments. This one takes the cake for sure!
As always, stay tuned for more mind blowing spaces in NYC!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Denise Rich's Fifth Ave Penthouse

There are many properties in the world. Few have the decadence and opulence of this magnificently designed place on Fifth Avenue here in Manhattan.