● TAMARKIN CO.
New Tamarkin condo makes its debut
Architect and developer Cary Tamarkin, founder of Tamarkin Co., has re-entered the market with a new condo at 508 West 24th Street.
Collaborating with Tamarkin on the project are Goldstein Hill + West Architects, as the architect of record, and Stribling Marketing Associates.
Adjacent to the High Line, the 10-story building is designed in the spirit of West Chelsea’s industrial-era warehouses, which characterize the neighborhood and are home to some of New York’s most famous galleries.
508 West 24th Street offers 15 two- and three-bedroom condos ranging from 2,000 to more than 3,300 s/f.
Priced from approximately $3 million to over $12 million, the homes have 10 to 12 ft. ceilings and continuous over-sized casement ribbon windows.
The expansive windows, a signature of Tamarkin’s design, alternate with bands of carefully composed architectural concrete, creating a powerful aesthetic. Over half of the residences have private outdoor space.
“I wanted to construct a building which sits comfortably amongst the beautiful warehouses of West Chelsea,ˮ said Cary Tamarkin, design architect for the development.
“Our goal is always to create buildings which are painstakingly designed, yet unpretentious.ˮ
Accessed via key-locked private elevator, each residence features an entry gallery foyer, open living/dining space, and solid four-inch-wide rift and quarter-sawn white oak floors.
Each home also has a Miele washer and dryer and energy-efficient, multi-zone heating and cooling systems.
Three penthouses have wood-burning fireplaces, 11 or 12 ft. ceilings, and three bedrooms with en suite baths and wraparound private terraces.
“Cary Tamarkin and his team redefined the luxury experience once again,ˮ said Cathy Taub, executive vice president at Stribling Marketing Associates, exclusive sales and marketing agent for 508 West 24th Street.
“He has created the most spectacular address in the most highly sought-after enclave of New York.ˮ
150 East 72nd half sold
Construction and renovations are nearing completion at 150 East 72nd Street, which is undergoing a complete modernization 100 years after its original construction, to meet today’s contemporary living standards.
With occupancy expected this summer, the building, which has achieved over 50 percent in sales, has met several major construction milestones.
Developer Macklowe Properties recently revealed the building’s new lobby, designed by Moed de Armas & Shannon Architects. Located at the southeast corner of 72nd Street and Lexington Avenue, 150 East 72nd Street’s moderinzed elevator cabs have also been completed, and serve the north and south sides of the building.
With two apartments per floor, residents enter directly into their homes from private elevator landings.
“The renovation and interior modernization of 150 East 72nd Street is truly bringing the building back to prominence among the legacy of grand Fifth and Park Avenue residences,” said xxxxx.
“The new homes are incredibly spacious and elegantly designed, and our new lobby has infused new life and vigor into the building, while drawing on its history and design heritage. We’re thrilled to see the building moving towards completion, and the response to the renovations from buyers has been overwhelming. We look forward to occupancy, and to our first residents settling into their new homes.”
The building’s unit mix consists of three and four bedroom homes ranging in size from 2,300 up to 4,500 s/f.
Amenities include a fitness center, children’s playroom, and multipurpose room. The building consists of three to five bedroom residences, many with wood burning fireplaces, libraries and staff rooms.
● EL AD GROUP
Sales surge at Franklin Place
Franklin Place in TriBeCa, a new residential condominium developed by El Ad Group, has reached 80 percent sold since sales launched on May 30.
The 20-story, 53-unit building features a landscaped roof deck with a pool, cabanas and outdoor kitchen, gym, children’s playroom and parking.
“The neighborhood surrounding Franklin Place has evolved into an extremely desirable area to live, as evidenced by the success of 56 Leonard and other new developments in the area, along with a number of new retail, dining and cultural destinations,” said Ariana Meyerson, mnaging director at Cantor & Pecorella, the exclusive sales and marketing firm for the building.
Remaining residences at Franklin Place include three bedrooms starting at $3.5 million, and four bedrooms with outdoor space starting at $5.75 million. Closings are scheduled to commence in spring 2014.
“Franklin Place has the rare quality of possessing two important architectural values,” said Eran Chen, director of design and principal of ODA, the architect for Franklin Place.
“It contains the prominence of TriBeCa’s most significant structures, but also captures the lyrical, residential aspects of the neighborhood.”
● TF CORNERSTONE
New LIC rental filling up fast
In just over a month since the start of its marketing campaign launch, renters have snapped up over 30 percent of the apartments at TF Cornerstone Inc.’s 4545 Center Boulevard, its newest and largest luxury property along the waterfront in Long Island City.
The 41-story, 820-unit property is seeing a rapid start to leasing, particularly among families and young couples, according to the develope, TF Cornerstone.
4545 Center Boulevard offes studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom, apartments with hardwood floors, gourmet kitchens with natural stone countertops and stainless steel appliances, floor-to-ceiling windows, and generous closet space with leases starting around $2,200 a month.
“With more than 230 residences already leased and a steady stream of new residents moving in, 4545 Center Boulevard is redefining amenity-rich New York City living in Long Island City,” said Sofia Estevez, executive vice president of TF Cornerstone Inc.
“The rapid pace of leasing thus far demonstrates yet again that Long Island City is one of the city’s strongest and most dynamic residential markets..”
4545 Center Boulevard has a 50,000 s/f outdoor amenity deck. SThe property was designed by award-winning architecture firm Arquitectonica and public spaces were designed by Rockwell Group.
A children’s playroom was designed in collaboration with Apple Seeds, an award-winning children’s play center.
● NEW YORK RESIDENCE INC
New Centurian models
The Centurion has completed two new model residences to spotlight several of the floor plans the property currently has available.
The only ground-up residential condominium to be designed by Pei Partnership Architects in association with I.M. Pei, The Centurion is an exclusive luxury building located in Midtown Manhattan.
Designed by Cheryl Eisen and her company Interior Marketing Group (IMG), the model apartments, a 1.5-bedroom and a 2.5-bedroom, are furnished with original artwork and custom furniture .
Thomas Guss, president of New York Residence Inc., the exclusive marketing agency of The Centurion, said, “The debut of the residences could not come at a better time – although typically a slow season for most of the real estate industry, The Centurion actually sees an uptick in interest in the summer months due to the influx of international tourists in the city.”