Monday, March 15, 2010

East Fourth Street's Novogratz-designed penthouse now on the market



Prepare yourselves for 238 E. Fourth St. near Avenue B, where the superduperfaboo Bob and Cortney Novogratz designed the $4 million penthouse apartment...



The listing is now live. Let's see just how superduperfaboo it is! According to the Corcoran listing:

Step directly from your private, key-lock elevator onto your 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Penthouse condominium. Offering the highest caliber of finishes, every detail is customized from the Boffi Kitchen outfitted with Macassar Ebony cabinetry and stainless steel countertops to California Closets in all 3 bedrooms. The Great Room soars with 10.5 foot loft ceilings, woodburning fireplace and sunflooded, oversized windows with North and South open city views. Then take your private stairs or elevator directly onto the largest ipe-and-concrete decked terrace you've ever seen in the EV with sweeping Empire and Chrysler building views. Enclosed with sleek glass railings, this terrace is equipped with a Summer kitchen and wiring for outdoor theatre. The first floor of this duplex lends a gracious air of privacy for the 3 bedrooms, all of which have gorgeous sunlight and charming treetop views. The Master bedroom has TWO walk-in custom Cali closets, a sumptuous 5-fixture Master bath suite with dual vanity, oversized glass-enclosed shower and freestanding soaking tub. A large window floods the Master bathroom with all-day natural night. Additional luxury add-ons include radiant heat in all rooms, Crestron security system, and custom baseboard moldings. This finish quality is seen only is magazine-ready, designer homes. Extremely low common charges. Walk to the chicest East Village restaurants, steps to trendy Lower East Side and hottest upscale Bowery venues and gallerie.


At this point in the post, EV Grieve has passed out, overcome by the most wretched excessive East Village real-estate description this week! So please look at the photos and floor plan...







And the price: $3.75 million.

P.S. See more of the Novogratz clan on Bravo when their "9 by Design" reality show debuts April 13 on Bravo.

12 comments:

Jeremiah Moss said...

"magazine-ready" is such a creepy and fascinating compound adjective. you could write an entire article about that term alone.

EV Grieve said...

It's "iPad-ready..."

Barbara Hanson said...

I'm beginning to think longingly of the barf pictures now.

Goggla said...

What a fantastic concrete roof slab! Reminds me of the finest LA freeway on-ramp.

EV Grieve said...

@Goggla

To match the custom Cali closets?

BabyDave said...

I'm lost. What in the world is a "California closet?" And no Rock Hudson jokes.

EV Grieve said...

Yeah, I have no idea, BabyDave. I suppose that I'd be pleased for a place with any closets.

Goggla said...

I think it's a walk-in closet with custom shoe racks and a self-tanner shower.

EV Grieve said...

@Goggla

Ha!

Anonymous said...

They're a manufacturer of high end closets.

Anyway; the thing is done; ...and so it goes.
I just hope the filling-in of that empty airspace that used to be above the former one-story building will now alter the wind flow patterns that carry all of the cooking exhaust from China 1 restaurant, straight into my windows (it would be great to be able to open them again)

HippieChick said...

Who the hell are the Novgorogradtzes or whatever their name is? Their taste is white-trash. And that has to be one of the ugliest buildings I've ever seen. Probably suits them.

chris flash said...

A few weeks ago, the owner of this vertical yuppie ghetto had my vehicle towed from the front of his building. He got the DOT to give me a ticket, which says that I was "blocking a driveway", yet the curb cut in front of this building served the one story garage that these monied transients demolished to make way for their architectural monstrosity! There are NO signs that say you can't park there, but this prick apparently wants his own private parking spot!!

I'm going to fight the ticket and then sue these assholes....