● HALCYON MANAGEMENT
Developer hits it out of the park at amenity-laden 101 BEDFORD
Luxury Williamsburg complex 101 BEDFORD has unveiled a PGA-certified golf simulator just in time for golfers waylaid by winter to still enjoy their favorite sport up north.
To celebrate the newest amenity, a launch party was held for residents, where they were treated to sporty snacks, “Arnold Palmers” on the rocks and personalized instructions from a PGA-certified golf coach.
The high-tech simulator will enable residents of the 351-apartment rental building to maintain their games in all seasons on lifelike facsimiles of 30 courses, including Pebble Beach and Myrtle Beach.
“This is a very social building and what can be better than playing a round of golf in the middle of winter with your friends and neighbors,” said co-developer Yoel Sabel of Halcyon Management.
The complex also has a 2,000 s/f fitness center, indoor pool with hot tub, men’s and women’s saunas, wine vault and party room, 29-seat screening room, business center with free WiFi, conference room/library, on-site parking and 24/7 doorman/concierge service.
The pet-friendly building has its own canine cleaning station and a partnership with Oliver & Company Pet Services for dog-walking and pet-sitting services.
The first of two buildings in a four-building complex, 101 BEDFORD — which sits between North 11th and 12th Streets near McCarren park is 80 percent occupied.
Naftali launches condo sales
The Naftali Group has launched sales at 182 West 82nd Street, its 11-unit condominium located between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues on the Upper West Side.
The building retains its original 1900-era façade in the protected historic district, while featuring new construction residences inside.
Architect and designer ODA-Architecture designed the conversion and Stribling Marketing Associates is the exclusive agent for the building,, which offer three- to five-bedroom homes that include two townhouse triplexes and two penthouses, all with private outdoor space.
“182 West 82nd Street has everything to cement its place as one of the most sought-after condominiums in the city – location in a popular neighborhood, gracious layouts and design elements, and high-end finishes,” said Miki Naftali, chairman and CEO of the Naftali Group. “Our firm has great faith in the continued renaissance of the Upper West Side.”
The building has a full-time doorman and virtual concierge, fitness center, individual private storage units, and bicycle storage.
Prices range from $4,495,000 to over $6,645,000 for a five-bedroom townhouse with private outdoor space. Occupancy is available in the third quarter of 2014.
Buyers bite into slimline tower
Elad Group has kicked off sales at 22 Central Park South, the slimline tower it has converted to luxury homes next door to the Plaza.
Prices range from $6.7 from $26.5 million for the penthouse. The building offers six full-floor apartments topped by the duplex penthouse that has three private outdoor terraces.
“22 Central Park South is simply exquisite with lavishly designed residences that offer comfort, privacy and security,” said Samantha Sax, director of sales and Marketing for Elad Group.
“This intimate building affords incredible luxury and impeccable services, all set against the stunning backdrop of Central Park.”
Following on the company’s restorations of 250 West Street and The Plaza Hotel, Elad CEO Udi Erez said, “We take great pride in working with historic properties, restoring them to their original grandeur and elevating them to the height of modern luxury. 22 Central Park South is a truly coveted address, and we’re thrilled to unveil these incredibly special homes to the market.”
The six full-floor residences are two-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom homes spanning 2,021 s/f with walnut herringbone wood flooring throughout the foyer, living room and dining room.
The building’s top two floors house a 2,943 s/f duplex penthouse, offering three private outdoor terraces totaling 909 s/f.
Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing has been retained as the exclusive sales and marketing team.
“We expect that a variety of buyers, both locally and internationally based, will be intrigued by this rare gem,” said Lisa Lippman of Brown Harris Stevens and the building’s Director of Sales.
“Interest has been building since early on in the development of this project as its prime location elicits incredible demand.”
● BLUEROCK REAL ESTATE
Charles is one-of-a-kind
The first full-floor tower concept of its kind in New York City, opened its doors for sale to the public this month.
The Charles offers nearly all of its 32 floors as coveted, full-floor condos with private keyed entrances.
Already, some $74 million worth (or 24 percent) of the homes have been bought by New Yorkers and international buyers since the October 1 launch.
Located at 1355 First Avenue, taps into the growing demand for spacious, white glove service homes in the Manhattan market.
“Our vision for The Charles was to deliver residents the privacy and space they might find in a private residence or townhome, but with all of the amenities and conveniences of an ultra-luxury, full service apartment building,” said Ramin Kamfar, founder of Bluerock and developer of The Charles.
“We worked closely with the design team to create the ultimate luxury in Manhattan — the spaciousness and light that come not only with appropriate scale but with high ceilings, open views and glass on all sides.”
The building was designed by an all-star team including Ismael Leyva Architects and David Collins Studio. Construction is projected to be complete in late 2014 by designated builder, Victor Homes.
Apartments range from 3,100 to 4,500 s/f with master suites with dressing rooms, custom spa baths with Bianco Dolomiti marble, white oak flooring and floor-to-ceiling windowed walls.
Wendy Maitland of TOWN Residential New Development, exclusive marketing and sales firm for the project, said: “There has been consistent ongoing interest and tremendous sales velocity in this project. It fills a niche for the discerning buyer who expects excellence and desires an exclusive, private lifestyle experience.”
Bluerock is currently offering a limited collection of residences ranging from 3,100 to 3,600 s/f.
●fortis property / wonder works
Developers see the future
Fortis Property Group and Wonder Works Construction Corp. have unveiled 540West, two inter-connected seven-story buildings at 540 West 49th Street.
The 114-unit condo, between 10th and 11th Avenues in Hell’s Kitchen, was designed by S9, an affiliate of Perkins Eastman Architects PC. Residents are expected to move in by Fall 2014.
Ranging from 501 to 1,625 s/f, apartments are priced from $665,000 to $2,800,000.
The buildings are primarily comprised of studio, one- and two-bedrooms apartments, with an additional four duplex units and a collection of 10 penthouses with private roof decks.
“Unlike most residential buildings in the area that recently came or are coming to market, 540West is new construction. Not only will this property offer the best fixtures and the most unique amenities, but it is sure to modernize the already desirable Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood,” said co-developer Jonathan Landau, CEO of Fortis Property Group.
Fortis Chairman Louis Kestenbaum added, “540West is the future of Hell’s Kitchen. The site plan is innovative with an abundance of light, privacy and common areas. We’re proud to be the developer bringing this significant project to market.”
Halstead Property Development Marketing is the exclusive marketing and sales team on the project.