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HAVE YOU HEARD: SPIRE Realty partnering with charity to help Nepal, Obsidian House homes in contract

Three of the four homes at Obsidian House are in contract.

The landmark conversion by Knightsbridge Properties Corp. is one of New York’s oldest cast iron buildings.
Located at 93 Reade Street, the crown jewel of Obsidian House is a three-story penthouse with 18 ft. ceilings priced at $7.85 million.

It has five bedrooms, sitting room living-dining space and set back roof terrace.

“We are thrilled that our buyers share our passion for architecture and craftsmanship,” said Jourdan E. Krauss, CEO and founder of Knightsbridge Properties, who tapped WORKac to direct the project.

Obsidian House was commissioned in 1857 by one of New York’s most prominent families – the Joneses, whose impressive real estate properties were the envy of their social circle and gave rise to the phrase “Keeping up with the Joneses.”


SPIRE Realty is partnering with the Good Earth Nepal charity to help the Asian nation rebuild following the April earthquake.

On April 25, 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal, causing widespread devastation, flattening entire villages and leaving hundreds of thousands across the country homeless.

Good Earth Nepal provides aid to the Nepalese people through the construction of new homes and schools using sustainable, affordable and earthquake-resistant Earthbag technology developed by world renowned Dr. Owen Geiger.

Through the partnership, SPIRE seeks to contribute to the advancement of Earthbag technology to rebuild Nepal schools and homes.

“Good Earth Nepal is a wonderful organization helping the Nepali people rebuild and recover from a truly devastating event,” said SPIRE co-founder Bianka Yankov.

To donate and learn more, visit


Bohemia Realty Group’s Sarah Saltzberg and Beth Gittleman (pictured) found some permanent homes for animals in need at the Harlem-based brokerage’s third Pet Adopt-Athon.

Held in partnership with The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and Bideawee, in front of Bohemia’s offices at 2101 Frederick Douglass Blvd., the event attracted dozens of local residents.

Bohemia has another Pet Adopt-Athons scheduled for August 29.

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