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

Friday, December 2, 2016

Beethoven Hall, that $25 million condo for sale on 5th Street, returns to the market

If memory serves correctly, then this unit — known as Beethoven Hall — at 210 E. Fifth St. near the Bowery — is the most expensive home that we recall seeing for sale in the neighborhood.

Here's the suitably breathless listing via Douglas Elliman:

BEETHOVEN HALL.... LIKE NOTHING YOU'VE SEEN BEFORE Situated on East 5th Street just off the Bowery, this unassuming 4 unit condo in an East Village historic building dates back to 1860. Words can not do justice what lies beyond the key locked elevator on the 3rd floor.

Upon entry into this simply incredible jaw dropping floor thru apt you are greeted with over 6700 sq ft of living space which includes a great room measuring 47'x35' with 32' ceilings, exposed brick, and an arched ceiling. Outstandingly unique, there is quite simply nothing else like this in Manhattan. Currently configured as a 4 bed 3.5 bath with loft, laundry room, eat-in-kitchen, heated logia, media room and 800 sq ft of private outdoor space.

Price: $25 million.

The listing that arrived on Wednesday only included the above exterior shot. However, the place was on the market with a different broker back in 2012 (same price!). Curbed posted these photos at the time (they have lots more here)...

The owner is photographer Gregory Colbert "who is professionally obsessed with documenting human interactions with animals," per Curbed. Colbert reportedly purchased the converted space for $6 million in 2004.

Daytonian in Manhattan has extensive history of the circa-1860 building here. In short, the one-time concert hall attracted such historical figures as political activist Emma Goldman and publisher William Randolph Hearst. It later became a TV studio where crews filmed episodes of "The Honeymooners."

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

215 E. 12th St. is now available as a rental for $40k per month

Back in June, we noted that the beautiful townhouse at 215 E. 12th St. between Second Avenue and Third Avenue was on the market for $16 million.

However, it turns out that the home with 9 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms is also available as a rental for $40,000 per month, according to a new listing at Streeteasy.

Back in October 2011, the same property was only asking $18,500 a month. The listing at the time referred to the address as a "light-filled, rambling home." Not sure what upgrades justify a $21,500 increase per month.

You can view the full (and most recent) listing at Sloan Square here.

Friday, August 26, 2016

The $29.5 million triplex penthouse on Cooper Square

[Image via Streeteasy]

62 Cooper Square was home, starting in 1926, to sheet-music company Carl Fischer. The 12-story building was converted to condos (26 in total) in 2001.

The building's crown jewel, the three-level penthouse, hit the market back in the late spring. And, as I learned in a post at Luxury Listings (h/t The Real Deal) yesterday, the home remains on the market. Perhaps because the asking price is $29.5 million?

Here are some details via the listing at Stribling:

The Penthouse at 62 Cooper Square ... covers 15,781 interior square feet, with an additional 2,400 square feet of beautifully landscaped terraces. Located on the top three floors of the Carl Fischer Building, this triplex penthouse offers soaring 10'8 ceilings; 90+ windows; North, South, East, and West exposures; and includes 2 guest apartments and an adjacent guest suite. This truly extraordinary home currently consists of 8 bedrooms, 8 full bathrooms, 3 half bathrooms, 2 private terraces, a billiard room, library, and personal yoga studio.

And a photo or two...

Move in now and you'll likely be able to watch the last few years months of the Astor Place-Cooper Square reconstruction.

Images via Stribling

Monday, July 29, 2013

Why, yes you can live on St. Mark's Place for $19,500 a month

The penthouse rental at 19 St. Mark's Place (waaaay above the Chipotle!) is back on the market. We wrote about it in January 2010. It was $17,000 a month then. Starting Sept. 1, the furnished place is $19,500. (A bargain, considering this apartment first went on the market in October 2008 for $25,000.)

Here's the listing via Stribling:

Dazzling views and two large private terraces (265 and 886 sq ft) flank both sides of the living/dining room of this unique and luxurious furnished 2 bedroom with office or 3 bedroom penthouse. The key lock elevator opens into the loft thereby ensuring one's privacy and north and south facing floor to ceiling windows on both sides of the loft grace every room with open city views.

The entertaining space has a large living room with a wood burning fireplace, separate dining room and a pretty top of the line windowed kitchen with breakfast bar. On the east end of the loft is the master bedroom which has a large windowed marble spa bath en-suite with soaking tub and separate shower .The office or small 3rd bedroom is across the hall and the spacious 2nd bedroom with en-suite bath is on the other side of the loft near the guest bath. A laundry room, highend finishes, central AC and a rare feeling of space, light and privacy complete this unique, approximately 2700 sq ft, home in the East Village. A gourmet market, major transportation and convenient shopping are steps away. Available September, furnished only and flex lease term. Doorman: M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm

And the accompanying photos, which are the same from 2010...

And, according to a reader who lives on this block, this is the home that a movie star and his Academy Award-winning wife have have lived in lately... But who knows.

See our previous post on this building for photos of what the address used to be...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Live on St. Mark's Place for only $17,000 per month!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Oh, how you will entertain in this East Village Villa-in-the-Sky

If you like luxurious listing porn, then you are home! Here's a new-to-market condo at 125 E. 12th St. between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue ... via Halstead:


Entertain on not one, but two spectacular terraces in this exquisite architect-designed duplex penthouse loft located in a discreet 24-hour doorman condominium right at the crossroads of Greenwich Village and Union Square!

This unique and utterly private 3BR/2.5 Bath residence has been meticulously renovated using quality materials and features careful attention to detail throughout. A wide entrance foyer paved with Basaltina stone, leads to a perfectly proportioned Living/Dining room with elegant striped wenge and oak flooring, classic columns with Venetian-plaster finish, a wood burning fireplace, and beautiful light from a wall of oversized windows with French doors that open onto a lovely landscaped terrace.


A custom built-in desk is perfect for quiet moments with your laptop, while a floor-to-ceiling glass door floods the room with natural light and opens onto the terrace, beckoning you to enjoy your morning coffee or catch up with the New York Times. At the opposite end of the apartment, you'll find the private Guest wing consisting of 2 bedrooms, a large hallway closet, and a beautiful guest bathroom with custom Hastings tiles and Dornbracht fittings.

Hummana hummana...

An additional access door to the terrace provides a seamless flow between public and private spaces and completes the lower level of this amazing home. Back in the Living room, a floating sky-lit staircase leads to the sumptuous Master Bedroom suite, a pin-drop quiet sanctuary with 12-foot vaulted ceilings, open city views, a large fitted walk-in closet, and a luxurious windowed bathroom clad in hand-cut beach glass and Carara marble featuring a custom sink, dual heated towel warmers, a glass-enclosed rain shower, and a deep Kholer soaking tub for two.

But wait — there's more!

This relaxing retreat is only rivaled by what awaits you outside the Master suite where a door opens onto an enormous magical landscaped roof garden replete with mature trees, specimen plantings, multi seating areas, a gas grill, and magnificent city views including the iconic Con Ed Clock Tower with its multi colored night time lights - all providing for the ultimate outdoor entertaining experience.

Phew. Just hand over $4,75 million and the place is yours...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

East Village apartment with 3-level zen garden now asking $10,000 monthly

When we last checked in on 532 E. Fifth St. in the fall, the newish eco-friendly apartment building between Avenue A and Avenue B, we were admiring the $13,000 apartment that came with its own THREE LEVEL PRIVATE PLANTED ZEN GARDEN (in the all-cap style of the listing).

As nice as all this sounded, the accompanying images were seemingly (and hilariously!) taken with the camera on the fisheye setting (Walleye Vision!)


Whooooaaaaa... careful, don't fall onto the grill...

Now TOWN is the broker, and the apartments have just been relisted... and they are (slightly) reduced. Here are the two prime rentals via TOWN:

• Penthouse #5R, renting for $9,900/month, is a 3 bed, 3 bath and features a private terrace, as well as a private roof deck. The space includes a large living room, gourmet chef's kitchen with a breakfast bar and in-unit washer/dryer, with access to a private terrace. The upper level offers a second living room and access to a private roof deck. Reclaimed oak wood flooring throughout, with American slate floors in the kitchen and bathrooms.

• Garden #1R, on the market for $10,000/month, has 3 beds and 1.5 baths and features a private, three-level, 860-square-foot Zen garden, an open chef’s kitchen and dining room with southern exposures overlooking the garden. The garden-level apartment features a flex living room with stone floors, an in-unit washer and dryer and access to the garden.

And the accompanying photos (these are the garden apartment) are no longer wonky.

...and the penthouse...

No word if you can hear the patrons of the Ace Bar from up here.

[Photos via TOWN]

Previously on EV Grieve:
Beaming up on Fifth Street

Demolition on East Fifth Street

On the way: A five-story apartment building for Fifth Street

532 E. Fifth St. ready for renting

Why yes — you can rent an apartment on East Fifth Street between A and B for $13,500 a month now

Monday, March 18, 2013

This East Village residence has its own screening room

There are new listings for 310 E. Ninth St. near Second Avenue, where the Google Street View car immortalized these people enjoying some Mud Coffee on the front stoop...

Per the Corcoran listing:

Brand New Exclusive ... 3500SF (approx) Exquisite Residence featuring 3 Floors of Living with 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Parlor Level with Master Suite, Garden Level with Private Backyard/Patio ...

The Formal Parlor Room with Wood-Burning Fireplace and 11’ Ceilings defines elegance and is the perfect way to welcome guests into your home. The Spacious Master Suite has an Elevated Bedroom, Dressing Area, extra-large Soaking Tub and Separate Shower Enclosure. Descend the Staircase to the Garden Level with its 20' Ceilings, Wall of Windows exposing the Tranquil Backyard/Patio and allowing Bright, Southern Light to dramatically illuminate the residence. Chefs will revel in the restaurant-worthy Kitchen with Granite Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances, Wolf Stove and Hood, SubZero Fridge, Miele Dishwasher, Exposed Wood-Beam Ceilings and great cabinetry.

Another Wood-Burning Fireplace, Wall of Exposed Brick and Recessed Lighting provide a cozy feel to the enormous Living Room. The Recreation/Screening Room Level is outfitted with a Projector and Movie Screen.

Sadly, no photos of the screening room.

Oh. Price: $17,500.

Some unknown LLC bought the building in May 2010 for $3.2 million. Anyway, if this rental is too much, then there's another unit at 310 for just $12,500.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Calling all showoffs! Theatrical East Eighth Street apartment back on the market

[Image via]

This unit on Eighth Street and Avenue B is back on the market ... we last checked in here at 295 E. Eighth St. in February 2010...

And the two-year layoff hasn't made the listing any less corny... Seat belt fastened?

The most WOW loft you will ever see! Calling all artists, chefs, designers, showoffs and anyone with a flair for the spectacular, this is it! Crowning the living room, a STAGE - a ceremonial platform from the early 1900's, today an especially dramatic place for living\dining\display. One can only dream of finding a cavernous live-work space in such a prime location! Grand and certainly unique, 2,300 square feet directly facing Tompkins Square Park on Charlie Parker Place (Ave. B), your own iron balcony. 18' ceilings, 12' windows facing West onto the park and South onto 8th Street. ... This award-winning landmarked, restored building is an integral part of the history of the East Village and it only gets better with time. Live "outside the box" and be a part of NY history! The unit is on the 2nd floor in a walk-up building.


And it's $9,000 per month now. Was only going for $8,900 back in February 2010.

So 295 Avenue B was completed in 1887... It was known as Newsboys' and Bootblacks' Lodging House as well as Tompkins Square Lodging House for Boys and Industrial School, Children's Aid Society.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Meanwhile, enjoy Karl Fischer's 263 Bowery penthouse for just $15k per month

We've all been busy watching the hyper-luxurification of the Bowery in recent years. Karl Fischer's 263 Bowery is one of the higher profile projects ... just south of Houston... where workers demolished the onetime four-story building that housed the Restaurant Auction Outlet in the summer of 2008.

The million-dollar condos hit the market just about a year ago. Turns out that the three-bedroom penthouse remains on the market, going for $3.495 million now. But. In the meantime, the unit just hit the market as a rental — a tidy $15,950 per month, per Streeteasy.

Here's the listing at Douglas Elliman:

This beautifully appointed sundrenched 2177 sq ft 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom Penthouse duplex boasts picturesque city views with over 660 sq ft of 3 private outdoor spaces. Award winning architect Karl Fisher combined with Richardson Sadeki's minimalistic vision provides the perfect combination of form and functionality, from the flowing layout with unique concrete floors, to the sophisticated sleek finishes. Residents of 263 Bowery enjoy virtual doorman services, common roof deck, private storage unit and 421a Tax abatement. With its desirable location 263 Bowery has the very best of what downtown has to offer from the New Museum to the incredible new Sperone Westwater gallery & trendy Keith McNally's new restaurant Pulino's.

Seems like a nice perch to watch the ongoing slaughter!

Take a look yourself Sunday during the open house from 2-3 (p.m.)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

On East 12th Street, a 'rambling home' renting for $18,500 monthly

So 215 E. 12th St. is now on the market. Here's what you get for $18,500 a month these days. Per the Stribling listing:

Majestic 4 story 25 foot wide townhouse brimming with original detail, charm and a chic sensibility. Even the toughest critic will be impressed by the sheer scale and expanse of the 43 foot living and dining room situated on the parlour floor. This dramatic north and south facing room has two wood burning fireplaces,14 foot ceilings and 9'4" windows. The huge renovated eat in kitchen,(30'x7'8") with beautiful marble counters and floors, high end appliances,including a 6 burner restaurant grade stove, has a door to the small terrace and a staircase to the enormous garden which is 45'4x25. The 3rd floor has the large bright master bedroom (15'7x22) with dressing room, a sitting/tv area and ensuite good condition original bath. Travel down the hall to the 2nd bedroom across from the hall bath. Upstairs are 3 additional bedrooms,a tv/playroom and a large renovated bath with 2 sinks, soaking tub, double shower and 2 windows. The entry floor has laundry/mudroom and an additional room that could be a bedroom/office which has access to the garden. This light filled, rambling home has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, high ceilings, dramatic arched doorways, hardwood floors,laundry and a large garden. Owner prefers to rent furnished but unfurnished is possible — pets on a case by case basis

Hey, why isn't there a mention of that backyard basketball hoop in the listing?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Last one in the Jacuzzi!: Dr. Doom's 14-hour bash on East First Street last weekend

Page Six has this item today:

"Dr. Doom," NYU professor Nouriel Roubini, took a break from his predictions of economic calamity to throw one of his famous parties at his sprawling East Village triplex penthouse Saturday. Roubini invited a crowd of models, lawyers and creative types to his pad, which is big enough to hold a world economic summit and boasts a new, giant Jacuzzi on the roof terrace. Guests greeted by an upbeat-looking Roubini at the 14-hour bash — which started at noon with a dip in the model-packed Jacuzzi — included Sean Stone, director son of Oliver Stone, prominent lawyers Richard Conn Jr. and David Hryck, former CNBC journalist and MDC Partners' Ash Bennington and Roubini's stunning girlfriend, Micca Wang. While only some got the memo that the dress code was "Carmens & Matadors," all were treated to a live performance of the opera orchestrated by Or Movement's Shai Baitel. Roubini told us, "People know me as Dr. Doom, but as you can see, I really like to enjoy life."

Dr. D, who predicted the global financial crisis, bought the swanky $5.5 million, 3,700-square-foot home at 6 E. First St. last year.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Party guy Dr. Doom bringing his hedge funders and models to East First Street penthouse

After nearly 4 years, First Street penthouse finally in contract

Via Dealbreaker ... and hat tip to EV Grieve reader Mike...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Love the ConEd Building? Then have we got a home for you!

Just look at the view from this private roof deck on Fourth Avenue...

This two-bedroom home, located in the Petersfield, is going for $1.95 million, per the listing. Just think of all the money you'll save on watches!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Party guy Dr. Doom bringing his hedge funders and models to East First Street penthouse

I meant to mention this from Friday... Bloomberg reported that Nouriel Roubini, the NYU economist (dubbed Dr. Doom) who predicted the global financial crisis, bought that swanky $5.5 million, 3,700-square-foot home at 6 E. First St. that I featured back in June ...

This place had been on the market for nearly four years... At one point, the three-bedroom apartment with a custom walnut wet bar was renting for $25,000 a month.

Maybe Dr. Doom should have rented it instead?

Felix Salmon at Reuters did the rent-vs-buy calculation using that handy-dandy Buy-Rent Calculator at the Times. You can read Felix's assessment here. (Too many numbers for me...)

Anyway, The Wall Street Journal notes that the Doominator owns a loft on Leonard Street... "The apartment was famous for Mr. Roubini's parties, which drew hedge-fund managers and models and occasional coverage in the gossip columns."

Forbes had more on the party angle:

"Rumors of Roubini being a party animal have been wide-spread, reaching vast corners of the internet. Internet gossipers have hit back at Roubini for liking to party, considering him sort of hypocritical given his serious, quasi-painful professional demeanor. Roubini is said to have partied with Russian oligarch Roman Abramnovich, owner of English soccer team Chelsea FC, at St. Baart’s alongside celebrities like Gwen Stefani, Beyonce, and Prince. Daily Intel even reports, with pictures, that Roubini’s “walls were ‘indented with plaster vulvas,’” at his current Tribeca apartment."

No word just yet if the plaster vulvas — which seem so 2007 — will make the trip to his new home. Read more about his party side on Gawker. [Bottom photo via Gawker]

Previously on EV Grieve:
After nearly 4 years, First Street penthouse finally in contract

Friday, December 10, 2010

Pools that I may crash

A reader directed me to one of the amenities at the ritzy 15 Union Square West fishbowl condo ... Woo! (When is the caddy swim? 1-1:15?)

And is that a red or burgundy dress? And is she a bridesmaid? Why is she walking around USW dressed like that? Why is she gazing into the camera? Why is the room so empty and cold-looking? Is this a fantasy scene?

I hope that it's red. So. Before taking a swim, I may serenade her...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

There are 6 LES apartments on the market for more than $7,500 a month

You know last week we had that post on the $30,000-a-month apartment on East First Street, which we figured was the highest-ever rental in the neighborhoood... The B@C (Blumstein at Corcoran) real estate blog had more on the topic... and Team B@C confirmed this:

"I’ve looked in Corcoran’s system, and despite one apartment that was briefly listed as a $2,150,000/month 1 BR (likely off by a factor of 1,000) it would indeed by the highest rent commanded in the area.

"No matter where you are in the city, rents like these mean you are getting something unique and/or huge. While there is only one other apartment over $20,000 currently (or ever) on the market, 6 tip the scales at $7,500 or more per month. For an area as big as the EV/LES this is a reasonable number of high end apartments. With a relatively low apartment density and as most buildings are 100 years old and chopped into studios, 1 and 2 bedrooms, rentals like this are rare to come by. Comparatively, the Upper East Side currently has 83 units over $7,500/mo, and the Upper West Side has 70. Of course, both these neighborhoods are relatively large, have many more mid-high rises and with locations (of some) right on Central Park they command high premiums."

Here is a listing of the six $7,500-plus apartments in the Lower East Side available now.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Is this $30,000-a-month apartment the most expensive ever in the East Village?

Back at the beginning of the summer, The Wall Street Journal noted that three-bedroom apartments in 2 Cooper Square were going for $20,000 a month, which would make these the most most expensive apartments in the neighborhood.... not true, seeing as there was a $25,000-a-month penthouse around the corner on First Street...

Speaking of First Street... somehow, this three-bedroom apartment at 38 E. First St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue escaped my expensive home radar... It first hit the market in September... and it remains on the market for $30,000 a month...

I'm trying to figure out if this is the most expensive monthly rental ever in the neighborhood... If you have any info to support this, please let me know...

Uh, anyway, what exactly do you get for that kind of money every month?

One of downtown's most dramatic and unique properties! Consisting of approx 5000 sq ft, this XXX mint, elegant home features 16 foot ceilings, corinthian columns, grand entry room, a 45 ft long living room, 3 master suites,library/family room,formal dining room,an enormous chefs kitchen & terrace.Other features include beautiful maple floors,oversized windows & doors,3 zone cental a/c & 3.5 baths. Building allows live/work.A magnificent property suitable for both family living & entertaining on a tremendous scale! Other Features: East, South, West, New Windows, Washer/Dryer designer wnd treatments, gold leaf ceil in entry hall
(Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate has the listing)

Look at the floorplan — it comes with your very own ballroom....

And the rest of the place...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Own a 'Bird's nest in the sky' on East Second Street

Wow. I've seen a few listings for East Village penthouses in my time... and this one at 213 E. Second St. just east of Avenue B could be one the more awesomer (awesomest?) one yet ... The unit hit Streeteasy yesterday for $2.3 million.

Deep breaths as you prep to stomach the listing:

CARRIAGE HOUSE CONDOMINIUM #8... the BIRDS NEST IN THE SKY... a 4 Level Townhouse Condominium... 3 BEDROOM SUITES/ 4 BATHS, each a private domain with a view of the Empire State Building from every floor. On the top floor, the LIVING and ENTERTAINMENT LEVEL is flooded with SUNLIGHT from glass walls, glass roof and hidden light sources. Perched above... the INDOOR/OUTDOOR SOLARIUM with BATH and MAGNIFICENT MIDTOWN VIEWS and an adjoining PRIVATE TERRACE with a HIDDEN STAIR TO COMPLETELY PRIVATE ROOF with 180 degree exposure. All for the discriminating and esoteric-by-nature purchaser. CARRIAGE HOUSE CONDOMINIUM in the heart of the historic EAST VILLAGE...steps from the BOWERY HOTEL and the NEW MUSEUM...blocks from WHOLE FOODS...SCHILLERS LIQUOR BAR and THE HOTEL ON RIVINGTON...landscape to the cultural and artistic movements of the 20th century, now transformed into the hippest neighborhood and burgeoning new art district.

Got all that about the neighborhood? Anyway, a few more views for you...

According to Streeteasy, Corcoran first listed this home in November 2008 for $3.1 million. After a 24 percent price cut in the next few months, the home was removed from the market. Prudential Elliman then had the listing, which it posted in May 2009 for $2.45 million.

The other unit in the building is available for $2 million.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Million dollar condos hit the market on East Second Street