● Related Companies
The Easton takes a bow in Carnegie Hill
Related Companies unveiled The Easton last week, a new luxury rental building at 205 East 92nd Street in Carnegie Hill.
The 39-story building was designed by Handel Architects and has 230 one- to four-bedrooms homes.
The one- and two-bedrooms feature custom oak cabinetry and oak wood flooring, customized closets, high ceilings and expansive double-paned windows for maximum sound attenuation and bright living spaces.
They have Bluetooth-enabled smart phone entry, Nest wireless thermostat control and Lutron Caseta advanced wireless lighting and dimming controls.
Three- and four-bedroom Tower Residences, beginning on the 30th floor, “elevate the lifestyle experienceˮ according to Related, with “sprawling layouts combining the ease of modern open-plan living with the sophistication of classic Uptown apartments.ˮ
Many homes offer separate eat-in kitchens with wine coolers, Wolf double ovens with steam oven and integrated Miele dishwashers and washer-dryers.
Technology capabilities include water filtration systems, Lutron automatic wirelessly controlled shades, and master bathrooms with wirelessly-controlled radiant floor.
Bryan Cho, executive vice president of Related Companies, said, “In addition to offering private access to a new, full-service on-site Equinox, a 39th floor penthouse amenity lounge, dining room and game room, and multiple outdoor landscaped terraces, we’ve curated a plethora of amenities for families, including a custom under-the-sea-themed children’s playroom with outdoor play area.
“Older children and parents will benefit from a teen room and game area, study nooks for homework and private tutoring, and custom sound-proof music rehearsal rooms equipped with pianos designed by Steinway & Sons. The Easton’s gracious residences and collection of curated lifestyle amenities truly represents Upper East Side living perfected.”
Anticipated occupancy at The Easton is slated for May 2016. One-bedrooms are priced from $4,400 and two-bedrooms begin at $7,550.
Tower Residences at the top of the building begin at $11,995 for a three-bedroom and $15,995 for a four-bedroom, three-bath home.
● HFZ Capital Group
Closings underway at The Astor
HFZ Capital Group, announced that closings have commenced at The Astor, the luxury residential condominium at 235 West 75th Street.
Built in 1901 by William Waldorf Astor, son of John Jacob Astor II, the visionary behind the original Waldorf Astoria Hotel, The Astor occupies the entire Broadway frontage between 75th and 76th Streets.
The 70 residences range from one-to three-bedrooms priced from $1.5 million, and four-bedrooms priced from $4.7 million.
“Residences at The Astor are commanding prices of almost $2,500 per square foot. Sales launched less than a year ago and closings are already under way,” said Alicia Goldstein, president of sales and marketing for HFZ Capital Group.
The Astor’s living spaces feature great rooms that allow the kitchens to open directly into the living and dining areas. Many residences have wood-burning fire places, decorative moldings and 10 ft. ceilings.
Service from HFZ Management include a 24-hour concierge service, private storage, bike room, children’s playroom and fitness center.
● Tsilo Group
Modern Spaces get in The Grove in Astoria
Seven-stories of luxury apartments, most with private outdoor spaces, are now available for rent at The Grove, Astoria, Queens’ newest rental development.
Modern Spaces was retained by developer, Tsilo Group, as the exclusive leasing and marketing agent for the 62-unit project, located at 30-40 21st Street.
“Demand for new construction rentals has been on the rise in Astoria. The Grove will not only be meeting that need, but it will be offering a building in a sought-after location, right near the Kaufman Arts District, with desirable amenities like a fitness center and roof terrace,” said CEO and Founder of Modern Spaces Eric Benaim.
“The Grove was developed in the footprint of a historic lumber yard, so the natural Maplewood floors in every apartment serve as a unique nod to Astoria’s past. We are offering a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments at The Grove that are luxurious yet comfortable and are likely to lease up fast.”
Residences feature in-unit washer/dryers, maple hardwood flooring, and tilt and turn windows, kitchens with Caesarstone countertops and bathrooms with Duravit tubs and rain head showers.
Amenities include a gym, virtual doorman, package room and landscaped rooftop. The Grove also offers bike and car parking and storage space.
This is Modern Spaces’ second project with Tsilo Group. The two companies previously worked together on the successful lease up of Icon52 in Woodside, Queens.
Greg Kyroglou of Modern Spaces, a lifelong Astoria resident, is head of leasing at The Grove.
● Neptune Avenue Holdings
Brighton Beach condo open for sales
TOWN’S Werde/Ettelson Team opened sales at Brighton Beach’s modern condominium building 108 Neptune.
Designed by Karl Fischer, the building offers 44 units spanning seven floors, primarily two-bedroom, 2-baths, both duplexes and simplexes, many with balconies.
The Werde/Ettelson Team, headed by partners Mordechai Werde and Michael Ettelson, are the exclusive agents, working out of Town Residential.
Of the 11 units initially released for sale, two are already in contract. The homes start at $530,000 and range to $750,000 for a duplex with private balcony.
“We are seeing a great level of interest from both those living in the Brighton Beach area already, and wish to stay nearby in something brand new, fresh and never lived in, as well as residents of other areas of Brooklyn who desire new construction but need more generous space for their budget, which they can’t find in Brownstoner,” said Ettelson.
Fischer designed a modern brick and glass façade for 108 Neptune, as well as a lobby with vaulted ceilings and hallways.
Amenities include a residents’ lounge, elevator, laundry room (units also have hook up for a washer/dryer), Fermax video intercom, parking available for purchase.
Units have central air/heat and are wired for cable. 108 Neptune is pet friendly.
● Valyrian Capital / MGM Property Group
New Queens rental planned
Valyrian Capital and MGM Property Group have acquired 1873 Starr Street from Slate Property Group and Madison Realty for $18.5 million.
Valyrian entered into a JV with MGM Property Group as co-developer for the project in Ridgewood, Queens.
The property will be designed as a five-story, 140,000 s/f building with 130 rental units, as well as a small retail and community facility space and 65 parking spaces.
Building amenities will include common area recreation space, gym, landscaped roof deck, package room, part-time doorman, bike storage and laundry room.
Ari Aufgang is the architect for the project, which will include 85 market rate apartments and 45 affordable.
Valyrian Capital is led by Gregory Fieber, Brian Fieber and Theodore Kakoyiannis whose other projects include 856 Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights and 600 Bushwick Avenue, a JV with Cayuga Capital in Bushwick.
MGM Property Group is an offshoot of L+M, led by Andrew Moelis — the son of L+M co-founder, Ron Moelis — along with Eric Moran and Rick Gropper.