● MADISON EQUITIES / BLT / THOR
$28M sale at 212 Fifth
Shlomi Reuveni of Town New Development Marketing has sold a 7,400 s/f combination unit at the under conversion 212 Fifth Avenue for $28.45 million.
Units 19 A and B will be combined to create a full floor home at the historic property built in 1912 as one of New York City’s first skyscrapers.
Madison Equities is leading a partnership with Building & Land Technology and Thor to redeveloper 212 Fifth Avenue as a 48-residence condominium property on Madison Square Park.
Helpern Architects designed the new version while Pembrooke & Ives is handling the interiors. The residences span from two to four-bedroom homes and will be open this summer.
“They don’t make them like this anymore,” said British-born Andrew Sheinman, founder of the interior design firm Pembrooke & Ives.
He pointed to the sizable proportions, the column free floors, and the array of windows as features that set the property apart from the competition.
● ARTIMUS CONSTRUCTION
Circa starts at the beginning
Circa, the latest luxury development on the Upper West Side, has launched sales for its 38 residences.
The development, from Artimus Construction, is located at 285 West 110th Street. TOWN New Development will exclusively handle sales and marketing on the project.
Architecture firm FXFOWLE Architects was selected to design both the exterior and interior.
All homes – ranging in size from 647 s/f one-bedroom homes to a 3,728 s/f five-bedroom penthouse – feature high ceilings, oak flooring, generous windows and natural light. Many have private outdoor spaces overlooking Central Park.
Kitchens feature custom Italian cabinetry, white quartz islands and Lagos blue stone countertops. Most bathrooms feature a Duravit bathtub with separate glass enclosed shower, double sink, heated floors and Grohe fixtures.
Amenity spaces include a fitness center, resident lounge, landscaped courtyard, rooftop terrace and 24-hour doorman and cold storage.
Special attention was paid to curating amenities for Circa’s younger residents.
In addition to a children’s playroom, tween room outfitted with gaming console, and quiet study room, remote control sailboats to take the Meer in the park, scooters and picnic baskets for use in Central Park directly across the circle and Morningside park one block west.
The building also features an on-site superintendent, underground parking and electric car charging stations, bike and private storage as well as a pet washing station.
Circa is also seeking a 25-year 421-A tax abatement and LEED certification.
Pricing begins at $1,075,000 for one-bedroom homes.
● GRID GROUP
Closings underway at 536 E13th
Closings are underway at GRID Group’s East Village boutique condos at 536 East 13th Street.
Nicole Hechter, of TOWN Residential, is handling sales at the 11-unit building designed by David Howell Design,
Residences feature fireplaces, wide plank oak floors, custom doorways and high ceilings and come with a basement storage room. The first floor unit will have two bedrooms, a separate dining/study area and exclusive use of the garden. Floors two through five consist of eight one bedroom residences with windowed home offices, and the sixth floor residences include two full bedrooms.
Each of the rear homes include balconies, while the fifth floor front and sixth floor units include private roof terraces.
The kitchens have custom Italian cabinets and marble islands, professional grade appliances from Liebherr, Bosch and Bertazzoni.
● Steiner NYC
Steiner starts sales at Village condo
Developer Steiner NYC has begun sales at Steiner East Village, a seven-story, 82-unit, full-service residential condo which will span the block from 11th to 12th Street along Avenue A.
Douglas Elliman’s Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes of the Eklund Gomes Team are handling the exclusive sales and marketing for the project.
“It took us seven years to find the right site in what is our favorite neighborhood in Manhattan,” said Douglas C. Steiner, chairman of Steiner NYC.
“The East Village is authentic, bohemian, and diverse, with a rich history of groundbreaking art and music, a plethora of community gardens and quirky mom and pop stores, bustling nightlife, and an abundance of unpretentious, top-flight restaurants.”
The propertyʼs amenity package will include a 50 ft. indoor pool, 2,000 s/f fitness center, sauna, steam room, parking, library with fireplace, bike storage, pet spa, children’s playroom and 4,000 s/f common roofdeck.
Steiner East Village, designed by S9 Architects, has classic, loft-style interiors by Paris Forino. The development will include one-to-four bedroom condos and penthouses. Prices start at $1.1 million.
● Hakimian Organization
75 Wall gets facelift
The Hakimian Organization announced that 75 Wall Residences Atop Andaz, has released their luxury penthouses and condominiums onto the market.
The building, which first launched sales in 2009, has undergone renovations and amenity upgrades to fit the needs of the changing Financial District demographics.
Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is the exclusive marketing agent for the property, with The Ariel Cohen team leading sales.
“Since initially launching sales, we’ve seen a difference in the people buying in downtown Manhattan,” said Shawn Hakimian, executive director of marketing and sales at The Hakimian Organization.
“We ultimately decided to give 75 Wall a ‘facelift,’ partnering with Linge Roset to add conveniences, such as a children’s playroom, to the already plentiful amenities offered at 75 Wall. In a sense, as the Financial District matured, we wanted to ensure 75 Wall followed suit.”
Residents can also now enjoy benefits offered by onsite services and entertainment provider, Luxury Attaché which will introduce music and art classes, children’s exercise programs and story time events, among other building-wide services, including spa and salon services, event planning assistance, dry cleaning pick-up and delivery, refrigerator and pantry stocking, technology installation, and personalized entertainment and nightlife recommendations.
Additionally, 75 Wall is revamping their rooftop lounge and terrace, which includes both indoor and outdoor entertainment spaces with fireplaces, bar and kitchen.
● Yosi Cohen
Gramercy boutique takes a bow
Corcoran’s Tamir Shemesh team announced the sales launch of 355 East 19th Street, a boutique luxury condo in Gramercy.
Developed by Yosi Cohen, the seven-story building will feature seven luxury floor-through residences, all with outdoor space, designed by Brent M. Porter Architects.
One of the only boutique condominiums in Gramercy, 355 East 19th Street has a façade of Danish handmade Kolumba bricks. There is a virtual doorman, storage room and common roof deck.
Comprised of three- to four-bedrooms ranging from 1,836 to over 2,600 s/f for the duplex townhouse-style residence on the ground floor, all apartments have high ceilings and direct key-locked elevator access as well as private outdoor space; the full floor units have balconies, while the penthouse has two terraces and the townhouse has a two-level backyard with a patio, deck and planted areas.
Prices for the apartments range from $2.925 million to $4.1 million. Occupancy will be available in Spring 2016.