● MACKLOWE PROPERTIES
Sales get underway at new Macklowe tower
Developer Macklowe Properties and its partners have announced the launch of sales at The Residences at 200 East 59.
The new residential condominium, a 35-story, 67-unit tower, offers a mix of one-and two-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom penthouses.
Every home is a corner unit and each features a terrace, an unusual amenity for Manhattan.
“The vistas from our terraced upper-level residences and full-floor penthouses are uniquely spectacular from this corner of the Upper East Side,” said Harry Macklowe, founder and chairman of Macklowe Properties.
The tower is situated in the hub of New York’s premiere shopping district, with neighbors including Bloomingdale’s Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman, as well as premier restaurants restaurants, museums and galleries.
Every home is bordered by a continuous terrace off of the main living areas – ranging from 144 s/f for the smallest one-bedroom residence up to 2,285 s/f for the top-level penthouses.
Interiors have 10 ft. column-free ceilings surrounded by floor-to-ceiling insulated glass walls; ceilings in the penthouses reach 14 feet.
Three full-floor penthouses can be customized with a choice between two or three bedrooms and the option of gas fireplaces. Other features include 360-degree views, three bathrooms plus powder room, library, and dressing room. The top-floor penthouse also has a vast rooftop terrace above.
The building will offer residents a fitness center, lounge and private dining room, catering kitchen, and a landscaped outdoor terrace. A separate laundry room with commercial oversized washers and dryers is on the premise, as is bicycle storage.
Homes will include multi-zone climate control and dehumidification systems, in-unit washer and dryers, and integrated Mecho shades.
A full-time in-lobby concierge will offer residents a services ranging for the curation and installation of art work to dog walking and even pied-à-terre home management.
Concierges will also be able to assist tenants with global travel coordination, passport assistance, valet car service and parking, private car service, and valet storage services.
Construction of the tower is well underway – it rises one floor every four days – and is expected to top-out in March 2017, with move-ins anticipated for the first quarter of 2018.
Pricing will begin at $2.1 million. Sales and marketing for The Residences at 200 East 59 will be done by Macklowe Sales, LLC. The architect is CetraRuddy Architecture.
● EAST RIVER PARTNERS
Boutique bucks seasonal slow-down
East River Partners have bucked the seasonally slow trend at their boutique development in Fort Greene.
Two units were sold over the holiday season and more are under negotiation at 164 South Oxford Street and the adjacent 171 South Portland Avenue.
“During the busy holiday season and now at the start of the year, the project’s off-site sales office is busy with buyers looking for family sized apartments,” said Joseph Cohen, co-founder of East River Partners.
“For high quality product in the right location, there are real buyers.”
Work on the two-building transformation is expected to be completed in the spring. MNS is handling the sales and marketing of both buildings, which were designed by architect Barry Rice.
The transformed properties feature 16 one-of-a-kind residences spread over two buildings with two distinct facades. They share a landscaped garden space, designed by LDGN, and nearly every unit has a private outdoor space.
“What makes these two buildings unique is that they feel like a brownstone in terms of craftsmanship, but they have totally modern interiors,” said Cohen.
The two neighboring buildings feature one- to four-bedroom homes and garden duplexes, ranging in size from $1.425 million to $1.725 million for a one-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath, 1,431 square foot apartment with a private garden.
South Oxford is conceived in a Federal style with stately brick and a grand mansard roof. The adjoining building on South Portland evokes a Parisian 1920’s aesthetic with its clean detailing and classic stucco.
● EVENHAR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Home where art is in Greenpoint
Sales have begun at 50 Greenpoint, the 44-unit residential condominium at 50 Greenpoint Avenue in Brooklyn.
Occupancy is expected for early spring 2017, and the sales gallery is now accepting appointments.
50 Greenpoint’s façade features period-specific materials selected to mimic the early 20th century brick that abounds in the neighborhood.
The Brooklyn-based street artist Hellbent, who is known for his vibrant use of color and pattern in abstract paintings, has created large custom art panels for both West Street corners of the building, which will be installed early this year.
Developed by Brooklyn-based Evenhar Development Corporation and designed by Karl Fischer Architect, the seven-story building features interiors by Williamsburg-based Cl-oth Interiors. The 44 residences include one-bedrooms priced from $699,999; two-bedrooms from $1,150,000; and three-bedrooms from $1,550,000.
Brendan Aguayo, Managing Director of Halstead Property Development Marketing and head of The Aguayo Team, which is handling exclusive marketing and sales for the development, said, “We expect to see a solid mix of first-time buyers and people moving from Manhattan and other Brooklyn neighborhoods.”
Amenities include a landscaped and furnished roof deck, residents lounge, co-working spaces and room to accommodate casual gatherings or flexible event programming.
There is a children’s playroom; Fitness center, deeded parking with electric car charging capabilities, a pet spa, laundry room, bicycle room and storage for purchase.
Units have high-efficiency heating and cooling systems and sound-attenuated windows, Liebherr and Bosch appliances and Kohler bathrooms.