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NEW DEVELOPMENT: Closings begin at The Charles, 21W20 unveils penthouses

● Gale International
Penthouses debut at 21W20

Gale International has released two $10 million-plus penthouses at 21W20 in the Flatiron District.
21W20 is a new 15-story “ultra-luxuryˮ building built to LEED specifications.

The penthouses were designed by interior architect David Mann of MR Architecture + Décor.


Penthouse Two is a 4,663 s/f full-floor home, and Penthouse Four, is a glassed duplex with 1,218 s/f of terrace.

Penthouse Two, priced at $13.965 million, has a 75 ft. long terrace, floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors. The four bedroom, 4.5-bath home has a grand living room with a custom bio-fuel fireplace and dining area that opens onto the terrace.

An entertainment/media room is pre-wired to accommodate the most advanced home theater systems, and the home has an integrated AV and lighting system with iPad, iPhone or Android interface.

The home is accessed via a direct elevator entrance.

Penthouse Four, priced at $10 million, is 2,710 s/f duplex situated on the top two floors of 21W20.

It has three bedrooms and 2-baths, a glass-walled living room that opens directly onto the roof terracewhere there is a six-person hot tub, shower, kitchen and a custom designed bio-fuel outdoor gas fireplace.

“We are thrilled to announce the pricing for Penthouses Two and Four,” said Stan Gale, chairman of Gale International.

“We strived to create luxurious homes that combine indoor and outdoor living and a sophistication that exudes comfort and style. All this with easy access to the myriad of exciting activities the vibrant Flatiron District and Manhattan have to offer.”

● Bluerock Real Estate / Victor Homes
Closings get underway at The Charles

TOWN New Development and Bluerock Real Estate announced that closings have begun at The Charles, the luxury tower located at 1355 First Avenue.

Ginger Brokaw and Jason Karadus of TOWN New Development are marketing the property.

The Charles
The Charles

Among units currently in contract is the building’s nearly $38 million penthouse, which broke records for the neighborhood.

The Charles’ full-floor residences have four-bedroom, four bath layouts; private, keyed elevator entrances; great rooms; and oversized modern kitchens and dining rooms.

The eat-in kitchens have Miele and Sub-Zero appliances; master suites have dressing areas, walk-in closets and marble spa baths.

To ensure that homes are ultra-quiet, the developers have installed a state-of-the-art, four-pipe fancoil system which is virtually invisible and silent. Under-floor padding nearly eliminates any noise transmission as well.

The Charles was designed by Ismael Levya with interiors by David Collins Studio.

“The Charles is unique, and truly stunning. The high percentage of units to go into contract pre-opening is a testament to the flawless quality,” said Brokaw.

“The Charles continues to challenge boundaries, from its daring, full-floor design to its extraordinary sales record,” Jason Karadus of TOWN New Development adds.

The 32-story glass tower was developed by Bluerock Real Estate and Victor Homes with amenities that include a resident lounge, private storage, fitness center, game room, and 24-hour doorman and concierge.

Prices range from $6,583,500 to $9,882,000.

● Douglaston Development
Tall order at Williamsburg tower

Two months after launching 1N4th, Douglaston Development and exclusive marketing and leasing agent MNS have 125 leases signed at the 41-story FXFOWLE-designed luxury tower.

The newest and tallest luxury residence on the Williamsburg waterfront, 1N4th offers 509 studio, junior one-, one-, two-, and three bedrooms with views of the East River, Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn and beyond, with terraces in select apartments.


Interior amenities include brushed Manhattan grey oak flooring throughout, floor-to-ceiling corner windows, and individual room controlled heating and air conditioning.

The kitchens feature Whirlpool stainless-steel appliances, a Bosch washer and dryer, glass tiled backsplash, Caesarstone countertops and custom pendant lighting.

The building is NYSERDA certified and utilizes Energy Star appliances, recycled and FSC-certified finishes, low-emission double-pane windows, and a natural gas capstone micro-turbine cogeneration energy system.

“1N4th combines astounding views, condo-level interiors and three floors of amenities all in a prime Williamsburg location. It’s the total package and that definitely resonates with renters,” said Jeffrey E. Levine, chairman of Levine Builders and Douglaston Development.

Apartments are available for immediate occupancy, with prices ranging from $2,625 to $7,000 per month.

● Acuity Capital Partners
Big push on micro-apartments

Acuity Capital Partners has unveiled the Modern Collection, a new line of 36 re-imagined units – 33 of which are available for immediate occupancy – at the Greystone, located at 212 West 91st St. in the heart of the Upper West Side.

The collection comprises 26 studios – dubbed Modern Micro Flats – and 10 one-bedroom apartments.
The Micro Flats range in size from 284 to 354 s/f and include queen-size Murphy beds with built-in side tables and cabinetry for added storage.

Modern Collection
Modern Collection

“This building was constructed over 90 years ago to serve as a hotel, so we were working with smaller spaces. We carefully designed each apartment so that every square inch serves a function; they’re as practical as they are beautiful,” said Elliot Neumann, chief executive of Acuity.

“We were also committed to retaining the building’s old New York charm. The structure itself has great bones, reminiscent of a bygone era, and we were cautious not to detract from that original beauty while upgrading the apartments for the 21st century.”

Built in 1923 as a grand hotel, the Greystone was converted into a luxury residential property in 2009.
Since acquiring the 362-unit building last year, Acuity embarked on a multimillion-dollar capital improvement program to upgrade the remaining 36 homes.

Cliff Finn, executive vice president of new development marketing at Douglas Elliman, is the exclusive leasing agent for the property, where monthly rents begin at $2,168.

● Tessler Developments
Sales start at 172 Madison

Tessler Developments announced sales have opened for its latest offering, 172 Madison Avenue.

172 Madison
172 Madison

Occupancy is expected in September 2016 for the Karl Fischer-designed, 34-floor glass tower’s 69 units.
The first ten units – a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units spread throughout the residence’s floors – are now listed on Tessler’s KWNYC page.

A viewing room at the sales center offers virtual tours of the building, its amenities, floor plans and finishes via a 3D touch screen, flat screen monitor with a member of the sales team.

The luxury condominium’s 69 units are split between 17 one-bedrooms, 40 two-bedrooms, six three-bedrooms as well as aSky House, Mansion and four penthouses.

Pricing begins at $1.35 million for a one-bedroom unit; from $2.7 million for a two-bedroom and from $6 million for a three-bedroom.

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