Showing posts with label expensive condos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label expensive condos. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

(Updated) The Copper Building residences are looking rather...drab

Two listings popped up for the Copper Building on the Manhattan Management Group Web site. (And I'm assuming that it's the Copper Building on 13th Street and Avenue B: While no address is listed, how many other new condos in this neighborhood have a zen garden, a virtual doorman and are offering to cover common charges and taxes for the first two years?)

Anyway, some of the Copp's early renderings did look awfully nice and luxurious, such as:

And now check out the photos via the listing for the 850-square-foot one bedroom (on the fifth floor, and going for $790,000):

It looks pretty dull and drab. What's with the single lightbulb hanging in the kitchen? And what's with the tinted plastic covering half the windows? (Is this to frustrate the potential peepers?)

Anyway, according to Streeteasy, there are 10 active listings...and eight listings in contract.


Apparently the photos above are phonies.... per the comments at Curbed...

Hi Curbedsters and friends. These are not photos of the project. What this is, is a small RE sales company using our name and photos of a different project to obtain client via their website. I would be happy to bring anybody into the project at anytime to see the work that is being done. Please know that these photos are not of our property "The Copper Building" just a scam to trick buyers. Call me at anytime 212-321-7113 my Name is Brian Meier and I have been working on the building for two years now. I would be happy to give you all a personal tour of the property you will see that we look nothing like the photos presented

As Curbed noted, the photos have already been pulled from the Manhattan Management Group site.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The lights are on, but is anyone home at E2E4?

Just a few weeks ago we noticed that newspapers were being delivered to the gated driveway at E2E4, the 15-story tower of condo on the, as you can, see, some lights have appeared in a few of the units...

Perhaps these are just the units being used for the open houses, so you can get a feel for what the place will be like at night or check out the losers paying $475 a night at the Bowery Hotel.

The gated driveway is lit up as well...

We walked by the other day during open house hours. In five minutes, we saw seven people exit the gated driveway on East Fourth Street...including two men who I usually see hanging out in front of the former Kelley & Ping space around the corner. One of the men leaned toward me and said, with some enthusiasm, "There's only one apartment on each floor!"

And you can watch people while they shower. And vice versa.

According to the Core Group Web site, there are three available units. There are five units in contract... and three -- all priced at $2 million and above -- have "recently sold," including the one to John Legend...

Anyway, hard to believe that it was nearly two years ago when Jeremiah first wrote about what was coming here... and it was back in March 2006 when Curbed started getting some reader-submitted photos of the construction/destruction here.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Luring potential East Village condo buyers with a DJ and fine art raffle — not to mention an open bar and Katz's

The folks at Prudential Douglas Elliman are throwing a big party (hot!) Tuesday evening to introduce "2 hot new developments" — the Copper Building at 215 Avenue B at 13th Street ... and the no-fancy-name 525 E. 12th St. between Avenue A and Avenue B. As you can see in the disco-ball decorated flier above, potential condo buyers and various crashers will be treated to an open bar and food from Katz's. ("Send a salami to a condo buyer in...")

So, you know about Upper Avenue B's out-of-place Copper... But how about 525, which is real close to "THE ONLY REAL FRAT HOUSE AT NYU!" According to the listings for one of the seven available homes:

525 East 12th Street is one of the latest and finest new boutique condominium developments of the East Village. Superiorly located, this unique floor through lofts project, is facing the serene, beautifully landscaped Sauer Park. The building offers private keyed elevator that opens into each apartments, T.V. intercom system, 10 Years tax abatement, low C.C. and much more. This garden duplex is one of the most unique properties in downtown. Townhouse living: Gracious entry leads into an extraordinary double height living room with walls of windows overlooking your own private landscaped garden. The enormous chic Italian SCIC chef's kitchen is open through a Caesar stone quartz bar and equipped with a Subzero fridge, Wolf Range, A Zepher exterior vent that removes all cooking odors, Miele… D/W and Marvel dual zone wine cellar. The upper floor occupies the south facing bedrooms that give onto Sauer Park, the master bathroom with double sink and Neptune bath and the second bathroom that's furnished with green glass tiles and natural stone. Family room/ mezzanine includes the Washer and Dryer and its own WIC. Each zone has its own self controlled HVAC unit.

Prices at 525 range from $1.2 to $1.8 million.

Friday, November 20, 2009

First signs of life at E2E4: Newspapers in the driveway!

As you can barely see in the top photo, no one is living yet in the 15-story tower of condo on the Bowery...

Regardless, future tenants (Moby? John Legend?) are already having their newspapers delivered to E2E4's gated driveway....

...or maybe this is just a way for newspapers to pad their sluggish circulation figures...


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Million dollar condos hit the market on East Second Street

Not too long ago, 229 E. Second St. looked like this:

And so we've been watching the space's slow transformation into fancy housing. With a roof deck. (According to the DOB, the ground floor will be used for a community facility.)

And now!

The work at 229 E. Second St. between Avenue B and Avenue C appears to be wrapping up... five units, ranging from $1.2 to $1.9 million, are on the market. Let's take a look!

Here's a listing for the priciest of the lot:

229 East 2nd Street is a brand new boutique condominium that combines modern design and sleek sophistication into the highest standard of living, while providing a tranquil intimate atmosphere. This beautiful 2 bedroom/ 2 ½ bath Garden Townhome features double height ceilings in the living and dining area with floor to ceiling windows creating a sun drenched grand space that opens up to your 693 SF private garden! Even more impressive is the additional room that overlooks the double-heighted living room - ideal for an office, a media room, a guest bedroom or an entertainment den. Access your home from the ground floor or by using the key-locked elevator that opens up to your second floor. This residence is impeccably appointed and features beautiful hard wood flooring, high beamed ceilings and warm inviting color tones. Large open kitchens are equipped with the finest European appliances: Liebherr refrigerator, Wolf cooking range, Miele Dishwasher and wine cooler. Adding further to the ambience are Caesar stone countertops and state of the art cabinetry. All apartments have floor to ceiling windows and glass enclosed terraces off the Living Areas lending itself to either entertaining or quiet relaxation. Situated at the edge of East Village and Lower East Side, 229 East 2nd Street boasts exceptional access to the New Museum, Bowery Hotel, Whole Foods, restaurants and endless entertainment. 421a Tax Abatement. Laundry room in the basement. BEAUTY and VALUE!!


No mention of the empty lot next door...or the fire station across the street (positives, in my estimation!)

There's much more to discuss about this block...with fancy conversions getting ready down the street...

...including the mysterious 209 E. Second St., which Curbed has noted.

As Andrew Roth pointed out in "Infamous Manhattan," the intersection of East Second Street and Avenue B "probably saw more heroin retailing than any other spot on Earth." Until Operation Pressure Point. Another day for that one, maybe.

Previously on EV Grieve:
229 E. Second St. sprouts a roof deck

Monday, November 9, 2009

Late night with 123 Third Ave.

Onward and upwards at 123 Third Ave. and 14th Street. The new 18-story glassy condo continues to take shape... still no information on the 123 Web site or details on a sales office, though.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Easy as...123 rises
Stopping work at 123 Third Ave.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Living in The Penthouse, The Duplex or the Townhome on Irving Place

Haven't been on Irving Place in some time...I had read about the new luxury homes coming to 57 Irving between 17th and 18th...Jeremiah noted the start of the construction on this historic block back in March 2008.

Anyway, here's how 57I is looking now...

... featuring homes named The Penthouse, The Duplex and the Townhome.

Some of the homes are still available (two at the $18 million level). Here's a rundown...

The Townhome
The Townhome at 57 Irving Place is the quintessential urban home. With three full floors, this unique residence features four bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and two powder rooms as well as private street and lobby entrances. Superb conveniences include a private garden, single-car garage, and a full floor of amenities complete with its own thirty-foot saltwater swimming pool, media/entertainment room and fitness spa.

And it looks as if 57I is keeping in line with the bathing-in-front-of-an-open-window trend...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

52 pickup: Numbers up at E2E4

More progress at the E2E4 tower of condo on the Bowery...


The 52 --- for 52 E. Fourth St., of course -- is now in place on the gated driveway...


Previously on EV Grieve:
Scarano's gated community continues to get gated and secure on the Bowery

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Oh, 123 Third Ave. does have a Web site...

Oh, lordy somehow I missed this... I only noticed the phone number... so when we can finally read about the faboo amenities coming to this skyscraping condo at 14th Street and Third Avenue...And what's on the site?

Not much yet!

So the sales office opens later this fall... and you can register now for the "priority list." Priority over what unit you want overlooking an NYU dorm?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bowery gets etched into E2E4

A Bowery entrance to the 15-story tower at Fourth Street. Oh, from this angle it looks as if Bowery is spelled Bow ry. But the "e" is actually there...


Monday, August 24, 2009

Scarano's gated community continues to get gated and secure on the Bowery

We continue to keep watch on Scarano's E2E4 tower on the Bowery...

The gated driveway for the likes of Moby and John Legend looks nearly finished...

And the video/keypad security thingee is now up and running...

"Yes, we have the meat lover's pizza for Mr. Moby..."

Previous E2E4 coverage on EV Grieve here.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Moby and John Legend now have something in common

Yeah, well, anyway they both have bought condos at 52E4....(Can't wait for the pool party invite from these guys!) As The Wall Street Journal Reports:

Singer John Legend has signed a contract for an apartment listed at $2.3 million, in New York’s East Village neighborhood.

“I didn’t want a cookie-cutter place,” says the 30-year-old singer, who decided to buy the one-bedroom, two-bath apartment before a tour that began in June. The floor-through Lower Manhattan apartment of more than 1,300 square feet, in a new glass-and-steel residential tower on the Bowery and East Fourth Street, has 14-foot-ceilings and views in every direction. The price Mr. Legend agreed to pay couldn’t be learned. A similarly sized unit in the building sold for $2.59 million last month and another for $2.5 million in June. The 15-story tower, completed this year, has a doorman, an outdoor pool and indoor parking.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Taking a look at 52E4, and where the Moby mobile may park

Monday, July 27, 2009

What the first four buyers get at the Copper Building

A few more details are rolling in regarding the Copper Building at 215 Avenue B and 13th Street.

From the Prudential Elliman Web site:

Our First BuyersRewards!!! The first four buyers to sign a contract at the Copper Building will have all their Common Charges and Taxes paid for the first TWO Years! New Construction. Private Presale Before Wide Release! Showings are Wednesdays from 12-2pm and Fridays from 2-4pm. The Copper Building is the latest luxury condominium project by the Steven B Jacobs Group. The 17 residences range from studios up to two bedroom penthouses and all feature floor-to-ceiling living room windows. No expense has been spared -- the kitchens are outfitted with granite countertops and high-end appliance packages. The bathrooms are complete with stone tiled floors and finishes from Zuma, Kohler, and Grohe. Many units also have private terraces or balconies. Building amenities include: full-time virtual doorman, sun deck, private storage, fitness center, and a private Zen garden.

As Curbed noted two weeks ago, the studios start at $475,000...and the four-bedroom penthouse is $3.6 million.

Previously on EV Grieve:
The ghost in you: Looking at 215 Ave. B