Did you know that about 1,200 buildings in New York City have green roofs, covering almost 60 of the nearly 40,000 total acres of rooftops? Large commercial building and brownstone owners alike understand the upsides that include retain rainwater, decreasing sewer discharge, and also assist in reducing air pollution. LRead More
I previewed 44 Monroe this week for a client and am still smiling thinking about it. The renovation tastefully blended industrial pre war elements and modern finishes with concrete and iron meshing seamlessly with hardwood floors, brick walls and wooden beams. I especially appreciated the spa like master suite and abundance of oversized windows and skylights throughout. The renovation was thoughtful with tasteful design decisions made well throughout. Have a look and let me know what you think!=.Read More
On a recent bike ride up the West Side Highway, I was reminded of the immense scale of development happening above the Hudson Yards. Taking up the equivalent of 8 square blocks just south of the Javitz Convention center in Manhattan, it is the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States. It is incredible to watch this entire "city" being developed on the West Side.Read More
On the eve of last week's nor'easter, my wife and I decided to skip the storm in the city and escape to the Catskills for a day of skiing/boarding at a local mountain. We reached out to our friends, Doug Jaeger and Kristin Sloan, to see if their cabin was available and what was planned as a quick get away turned out to be a refreshing mini-vacation in an idyllic setting overlooking the snow covered Kerhonkson Hills. Check out Zinc Cabin, our House of the Week.Read More
With Spring right around the corner, the real estate market is already heating up. And across the top 40 new developments on or coming to market, there is a lot to talk about. And buy. And rent!
Curbed has pulled together its top list highlighting the best of projects in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and New Jersey. Check out the list with an interactive map here.Read More
It is a pleasure for me to highlight not only a beautiful property, but a friend who has restored a classic while "bringing his own authentic cool". This Mid Century modern house, built by modernist architecture icon Richard Neutra, has been reimagined in a way that would make the designer proud.Read More
We've all fantasized about owning a lighthouse. Now is your chance. About this time each year, the US government auctions off properties it no longer has use for. Here is last year's list.
This year, you can pick up a lighthouse in Lake Huron Bidding is still open and the current highest bid is $10k. Check out the listing here.Read More
You might know that I've been following this building for years. Tucked away in the Financial District, it was once one of Lower Manhattan's first skyscrapers (at 9 stories) and featured an ornate Victorian atrium capped by a huge skylight. Closed down in the 1950's, the structure fell into disrepair.
The landmarked property was completely renovated and reopened this year featuring an adjoining condo tower as well as two restaurants by Keith McNally and Tom Colicchio.
I was very pleased to see it hit the Conde' Nast "Hot List" This year. Click here to see all the nominees.Read More
If you are watching HBO's "Big Little Lies" this season, you may have noticed the gorgeous architecture that not only establishes the show's look and feel, but help to define the socioeconomic status of each of the characters. The story takes place in the picturesque town of Montecito, CA, but the actual properties are actually located up and down the coast.Read More
The Bate Cave, a former power station in Brooklyn's Gowanus neighborhood, was decommissioned in the 1950 and became a sprawling canvas for graffiti. The building is now going to be renovated into an arts hum called the Powerhouse Workshop. The space will be used to fabricate the metalwork, wood work, printing fiber and ceramics for artist. Starchitect firm, Herzog & de Meuron, whose breakout project was London's Tate Modern will be handling the project.Read More
If you have spent any time in the East Village, you have likely spotted this roof top cottage perched on top of the original Kiehl's store on 12th and Third. As an EV resident for almost 7 years, I have always thought it was one of the most unique spaces in the city and it is now available for rent.Read More
Since founding Kravitz Design in 2003, Lenny Kravitz's many projects have included wallpaper for Flavor Paper, furniture for CB2 and Kartell, door levers for Rocky Mountain Hardware, a chandelier for Swarovski, a watch for Rolex, public spaces for Miami’s Paramount Bay condo building and penthouse hotel suites for SLS South Beach. 75 Kenmare is his first multiunit residential project in New York.Read More
Architect spends 45 years converting dilapidated World War One cement factory into his home and workspace. The property has been turned from an industrial shell into a unique work of art.Read More
1 Verona Place in Bed-Stuy is a next level two family home. Gut renovated by developers who moonlight as furniture designers, this landmarked property is all about attention to detail. On a recent tour, I took note of the 2 1/4 inch solid wood doors throughout that lend a solid quality. The central black lacquer staircase is a beautiful design statement. Custom rift sawn white oak hardwood floors with walnut inlays throughout remain true to the home's original design. .
If you are shopping for a townhouse and require something special, this is a must see.
Congrats to colleague Esther Patten on the listing!Read More
My favorite property of the week is a loft at 136 Baxter Street listed by Compass colleagues Nick Gavin and Josh Doyle. The building, a former police horse stable, is perfectly located at the intersection of SoHo, Nolita, Chinatown and Little Italy. And then there is those beams. And floors. And light. Curbed did nice article on the property, check it out here.Read More