● AKA SUTTON PLACE
Sutton Place’s AKA to launch sales this summer
Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing announced today that it has been retained to exclusively handle sales for AKA, a luxury long stay brand, at its AKA Sutton Place property located at 330 East 56th Street in New York City’s Sutton Place neighborhood. Pending Attorney General’s approval, AKA expects to launch sales this summer, giving prospective purchasers the opportunity for immediate move-ins at AKA Sutton Place this June.
AKA, a division of Korman Communities, is comprised of a curated portfolio of luxury long-stay properties at exclusive addresses in New York City, Beverly Hills, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and London. Over the past several years, AKA has established itself as a leader in the luxury extended-stay category, attracting a distinctive and loyal clientele that have or want to be in a different place for an extended period of time, whether for filmmaking, business, leisure or a lifestyle transition.
During and upon completion of anticipated sales, AKA Sutton Place will continue to operate as luxury long-stay serviced residences. Potential purchasers will have the opportunity to not only own a residence at AKA Sutton Place, but also be an integral part of the distinguished AKA brand with a unique access program. In addition, buyers will have the option to place their home in a rental program, allowing AKA to continue to operate their home as an extended stay residence.
AKA Sutton Place features a select number of one- and two-bedroom units, with sizes ranging from 700 to 2,000 square feet. One-bedrooms will start at approximately $1 million. Residences will boast modern furnishing curated by architect Edward Asfour of Asfour Guzy Architects. The property also features an exclusive resident lounge, designed by Will Meyer and Gray Davis of Meyer Davis Studio, a. cinema, a private screening room and Technogym fitness center as well as a heated 55-foot indoor pool.
Sales will be led exclusively by The Linda Stillwell Team of Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing.
● NAFTALI GROUP
Upper West Side building’s sales on hot streak
The sales frenzy continues at Two Ten West 77th Street, Naftali Group’s boutique Upper West Side luxury condo project, totaling $109,950,000 in just under 8 weeks. According to Naftali Group, 65 percent of the building is now sold including both townhomes. The brisk activity comes after the 18-story building’s complete interior redesign, including custom Smallbone kitchens and updated amenities. Two Ten West 77th Street re-launched in April to great acclaim, meeting high demand for spacious, modern homes on the Upper West Side.
Residences at Two Ten West 77th Street are designed as expansive half and full floors with open layouts, complete with solid white oak-plank floors highlighting the uninterrupted flow of space. Select residences feature fireplaces and private outdoor terraces, and every home has private elevator access opening directly into the residence. Apartments range from 2,058-square-feet three-bedrooms to a 5,973-square-feet duplex penthouse with outdoor space. The lobby features a sculptural double-height glass ceiling, custom detailed white oak wall panels and Omani limestone floor.
One of the building’s hallmark interior characteristics is its large, custom-designed chef-quality kitchens featuring Miele appliances, Honed Cararra Caesarstone with Rue Pierre Blanc marble backsplashes in antique finish and Smallbone kitchen cabinetry handmade in Mahogany and hand painted exclusively for Two Ten West 77th Street.
Among the key amenities at Two Ten West 77th Street are a new fitness room, a sports court to be used both as a play area for kids, a movie room or as a relaxing space for yoga, a rooftop terrace with outdoor fireplace and picturesque views of the classic Manhattan neighborhood, and a spa featuring two private steam rooms and a sauna. The building also features on-site parking for purchase, a 24-hour doorman/concierge and bicycle storage.
As part of its extensive finishes upgrade, master bathrooms have also been enhanced and now feature elegant details, such as custom Lacquer vanities, Bianco Dolomiti white marble walls, and Waterworks fixtures. The powder room is composed of a hand carved Ziva Lotus and Bianco Carrara marble wall, and a lovely white Carrara marble accent on the vanity counter top. Occupancy is slated for Fall 2016.
● HFZ CAPITAL GROUP
Twin condo buildings in NoMad unveiled
Developer HFZ Capital Group LLC is thrilled to present 88 and 90 Lexington Avenue, two buildings – one pre-war, one mid-century – which combine to span a full city block-frontfrom 26th to 27th Streets. The offerings provide a wealth of generously proportioned condominium residences laid out among the 13 and 19 story buildings. Residents can choose between spacious one- to four-bedroom residences as well as a beautiful collection of townhouses and penthouses which feature spectacular, unobstructed views.
Located steps from Madison Square Park, the properties are being completely reimagined to seamlessly reflect the intersection of two distinct eras and architectural styles— the pre-war and the post — from 1927 to 1958. 88 Lex features an impressive Art Deco limestone façade with massive window openings, which inspired the proportions and materiality of the contemporary new stone and glass curtain-wall featured at 90 Lex. The modern yet classic pairing is new from the inside out, providing residents with luxurious functional living spaces, exceptional light and extraordinary views.
The redesign of 88 & 90 Lex is the newest venture of Workshop/apd, an innovative design firm renowned for both luxury home design and high-end commercial development. 88 & 90 Lexington’s unique sensibility offers an uncluttered blank canvas, ready for residents’ personal touches. Ceiling heights of approximately 10 to 16 feet add to the lofty airiness of the buildings, while a carefully selected mesh of materials, gentle colors and streamlined surfaces highlight their deluxe aesthetic.
Every aspect of living space at 88 & 90 Lexington, inside and out, has been carefully considered and thoughtfully designed.
Large, new single-light casement windows in 88 Lex’s pre-war façade give a modern feel to each room, while magnificent new floor-to-ceiling windows at 90 Lex frame views of the surrounding neighborhood. Soaring several stories higher than the surrounding cityscape, the two buildings offer an extraordinary perspective of the city from their expansive window lines, outdoor terraces and rooftop spaces.
The full-time attended lobby features softly back-lit perforated metal wall panels, grey oak ceilings, terrazzo floors, and bronze accents, creating a warm yet sophisticated atmosphere.
Fifty percent sold on the UES for 300 E. 64th Street
International real estate firm RFR announced that its condominium development on the Upper East Side, 300 East 64th Street, is 50 percent sold and the offering plan has been declared effective. The 31-story amenity filled building offers a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes, some with private terraces. Residences at this Upper East Side location have been reimagined by Aby Rosen, principal of RFR and brought to life by two highly acclaimed design teams – Stonehill Taylor and Meg Sharpe Interiors.
Residences at 300 East 64th Street offer abundant natural light and dramatic river and city views; many homes also have floor-to-ceiling windows. Kitchens boast black granite countertops, Italian porcelain floors and Bosch stainless steel appliances. Bathrooms feature polished Turkish vanities, Robern medicine cabinet, and bath and shower fixtures by Grohe.
In addition to the exquisitely designed homes, the extensive menu of amenities includes a 24-hour concierge/doorman, library, lounge with custom wood paneling and pantry, and media lounge with flat screen monitor. Residents also have access to a massage room and fitness center plus a multipurpose training room with fitness-on-demand –offering over 100 classes taught by the industry’s best instructors 24-hours a day. The landscaped rooftop terrace showcases the building’s prime location, boasting 360-degree panoramic views. It also includes lounge seating, chaise lounges for sunbathing, dining tables and an outdoor kitchen.
● THE DATEN GROUP
Luxury rental coming to Hoboken
The Daten Group, a New York-based development company, will begin construction on a seven-story, 46-unit rental building in downtown Hoboken, in one of the city’s last major areas for development.
The project, at 600 Harrison Street, being built on an empty lot between 6th and 7th Streets, is designed by Nastasi Architects.
Construction is estimated to take about 18 months. This is the Daten Group’s fourth suburban building to be built under the hip, Vibe Living vibeliving.com lifestyle brand that the NYC-based developer has recently brought to market. They have three other new rental buildings in downtown White Plains.
In Brooklyn they are building the luxury (nearly sold out) condo 72 Poplar Street in Brooklyn Heights on the site of a former police precinct. They are also building a seven-story luxury, 40,000-square-foot building at 840 Fulton Street in Clinton Hill with 38 residential rental units, 20 percent of which will be affordable.
The Hoboken property features modern and sleek finishes and an abundant amenities package including a virtual doorman for enhanced security, spacious layouts with washer-dryer in each apartment, a private gym, outdoor recreation space and 32-spot parking garage. According to Ennis, rental prices on the units will range from $2,900 a month for a one-bedroom, one bath, to $4,950 a month for a three bedroom , two-bath apartment. It will also feature five units of affordable housing in accordance with New Jersey State guidelines for Hoboken.
First Niagara Bank provided $15 million in construction financing for the Hoboken project.