Thursday, January 12, 2012

Medium Lipstick Building: $8,495,000

This home is listed at $8,495,000 with Prudential Douglas Elliman.

DESCRIPTION: This stunning, full-floor TriBeCa loft offers wide open views of the Hudson River and 4000 beautifully renovated square feet. The key-locked elevator opens into a welcoming foyer with access to the powder room, laundry room and ample closets. In the grand living room, light and air abound thanks to six windows overlooking the Hudson River and Park as well as a large skylight overhead. The open chef's kitchen features tasteful, modern finishes including stainless steel Viking appliances, a black marble farm sink and a white, subway-tiled backsplash. In the library/media room, peruse titles on the custom-built contemporary maple bookshelves or enjoy warmth from the vintage wood burning stove. Perched atop the library is a glass-enclosed sunroom with elegant iron bannisters and access to the 1380 square feet of private outdoor roof space. The serene master bedroom is complemented by the soft palette of the en suite master bath, complete with a custom poured concrete sink and floors, freestanding porcelain soaking tub and an open shower. Two additional bedrooms, another full bath and large walk-in closets lie on the northern side of the home. Exposed brick walls, original wooden box beams, espresso stained floors and steel air ducts put the finishing touches on this quintessential downtown, prewar loft. 288 West is a 14 unit co-op, built in 1890 and converted in 1984.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

High Design Carriage House: $11,000/month

This home is listed at $11,000/month with Prudential Douglas Eliman.

DESCRIPTION: High Design Carriage House on cobblestone lane. AIA award winning 2 bedroom, 2 bath duplex house with private 22 by 15 patio with outdoor kitchen and electronic snow melt system. A dream for those who love to entertain, the house features a gorgeous kitchen, 2 luxe baths, a large skylight from which light pours into the living room, washer/ dryer, central air and heat plus radiant heated floors in the living room and master bathroom. Private entry "foyer" stores bicycles -- perfect since the Hudson River Park is virtually at your door. Unique and special.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pottery House: $4,750,000

This home is listed at $4,750,000 with Santa Fe Properties.

DESCRIPTION: The finest adobe residence ever designed, the 'Pottery House' based on a design by Frank Lloyd Wright will embrace you with every supple curve. From the arched patio doors to the low profile valance lighting throughout, each detail is intoned by America's most famous architect. This is the only adobe structure ever designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and the sense of purpose in the use of materials and siting is truly unique. Simply put, this is the rarest of opportunities. Over 5,000 square feet of residence perch above Santa Fe, less than 2 miles from the historic plaza. Located on its own promontory, the house offers unobstructed views in every direction, while maintaining extreme privacy and discretion. The heated pool replete with a meandering canal leading to the interior of the home possesses views of the lush foothills graced with dense forest and the horizon beyond. The main house is comprised of 3-4 bedrooms and 4 full baths, an unrivaled great room, full kitchen plus breakfast nook, detached caretaker's quarters.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Katharine Lee Bates House: $995,000

This home is listed at $995,000 with LandVest.

DESCRIPTION: This historic and completely renovated property was the birthplace in 1859 of Katharine Lee Bates, author of America the Beautiful. Built circa 1810, the property was purchased from the Falmouth Historical Society in 2008 and renovated from 2008-2010 to the highest standards by C.H. Newton Builders, Inc., one of the most highly regarded builders on Cape Cod and in greater Boston. The residence consists of 2,364 square feet of finished space with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, new kitchen with top of the line appliances, new wiring and utilities including air conditioning, new cedar shake roof, insulation, and a new garage and storage building. The 0.25 acre lot features a gravel driveway to the back with extra parking and handsome landscaping. It is near the Falmouth village green and convenient to shops and restaurants. This is an ideal year round residence in a community that offers the best of year round and summer time amenities.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

North Slope Townhouse: $3,750,000

This home is listed at $3,750,000 with Sotheby's International Realty.

DESCRIPTION: This spectacular 1880s North Slope townhouse, at 20 feet wide with 4 stories plus a finished cellar, has been impeccably renovated to perfection. Every modern amenity has been added, while a complete restoration has preserved the integrity of the home’s original details. An open double parlor, beautiful (but not fussy) plaster cornices and medallions, aged pine floors, and 7 restored limestone mantels are just a few of the special details of this magnificent house. The casually chic home boasts 7 bedrooms, 3.5 luxuriously appointed baths, an eat in cook’s kitchen with top of the line appliances, large private terrace off the master bedroom and a cellar that has been converted to a media room for entertaining. The ground-up renovation includes all new mechanicals, electric and plumbing, 3 zone CAC, new rear facade and roof. The house has a landscaped, irrigated South facing rear garden anchored by a mature Dogwood tree. Currently set up as a 2 family with renovated garden rental apartment.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Celebrity Villa: $6,950,000

This home is listed at $6,950,000 with Hurwitz James Company.

DESCRIPTION: Spectacular, private celebrity villa set behind gates in prestigious Brentwood. From the moment you enter this exquisite home’s grand entryway, you appreciate the unequaled quality of design and custom finishes, from the textured walls to crown moldings and warm colors. Featuring 6 bedrooms, 8 baths and 2 powder rooms including a fabulous master suite with sitting area, fireplace, balcony, his/her baths, steam/dual shower and large his/her walk-in closets. The grand scale living room has a fantastic open layout, fireplace, raised ceilings and abundant natural light. A true entertainer's delight with a fully equipped chef's kitchen and center island, all Viking stainless steel appliances, wet and dry butlers' pantries, adjacent elegant formal dining room, delightful breakfast room and incredible indoor/outdoor flow to the over-sized deck overlooking the pool, spa and yard. Special features include 2 separate dens, wet bar, cozy theater room, separate maids quarters, elevator and double-gated garage. A perfect blend of luxury and comfort at its finest.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Exclusive Woodside Estate: $19,000,000

This home is listed at $19,000,000 with Gullixson.

DESCRIPTION: Positioned in the heart of central Woodside, this exclusive estate property offers the ultimate in privacy, magnificent grounds and gardens, and premier equestrian facilities. Comprised of 2 parcels totaling 6.88 acres, the setting combines sun-swept open spaces with shaded Zen gardens that weave a tapestry of color and fragrance amidst a series of ponds and rock waterfalls connecting the 2 parcels. Standing at the center is the grand main residence--a classic Colonial befitting an equestrian property of this magnitude. A dark-bottom swimming pool off the main residence is rimmed with boulders and rock waterfalls that meld into the landscape seamlessly connecting to ponds traversing the grounds and uniting the 2 parcels. Stepping stones across the water and paths of crushed stone transition from the main residence to a secluded guest house, beach volleyball court, and 1 of 2 exceptional barns with a total of 9 stalls, each with private turnout. Completing the property is a poolside cabana and detached 3 car garage. Enjoying a most prestigious address, the added benefit of this property is its access to top-rated Woodside School plus convenience to commute thoroughfares, Stanford University, and a choice of international airports just 25 minutes in either direction.

Monday, October 24, 2011

DanMar Manor: $19,000,000

This home is listed at $19,000,000 with Coleman Realty.

DESCRIPTION: DanMar Manor is the largest estate home (30,717 square feet) and lot (4 acres) located in Carlton Woods in The Woodlands. 8 unique bedroom suites with sitting areas, 2 one bedroom apartments with full kitchens and bath. Over 3,000 square feet master with sitting area and exercise spa with shampoo salon. 3 elevators including a custom glass/wrought iron birdcage elevator in the great room. Full catering kitchen with a a walk-in-cooler. Pool house with full kitchen, bath and fireplace. Home sold with hard furnishings.   

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gold Coast Masterpiece: $38,500,000

This home is listed at $38,500,000 with Pacific Union International.

DESCRIPTION: A legend in the making--a Gold Coast masterpiece. Clad in French limestone an exquisite Neoclassical style villa with stunning Golden Gate and Bay views, garden and a guest house with 19th century Italian tile roof comprise this unique compound spanning 2 lots from Broadway to Pacific. One of the world's finest residential addresses. Currently under construction, this property presents a unique opportunity to complete an architectural masterpiece in one of the City's most prestigious locations.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The John Blake House: $3,695,000

This home is listed at $3,695,000 with William Means Real Estate.

DESCRIPTION: The John Blake House possesses a wealth of late-Georgian and Federal details on both the exterior and interior with the latest Regency refinements. Circa 1800, this magnificent 3 story home features several timeless architectural assets: well-proportioned rooms with 12 foot ceilings, period dentil moldings and wainscoting, 6 beautifully detailed fireplaces, and private walled garden. The 19th century parterre is complimented by elaborate scrolled garden gates and brick privacy wall both original to the house. Inside, each room honors the historic heritage of the home and is complimented by many modern conveniences. The formal dining room and drawing room are both adorned with dentil molding, grand fireplaces, and tall windows that allow for an abundance of natural light. The chef's kitchen is fully equipped with a 5 burner Wolf gas range, 2 dishwashers, 3 ovens, SubZero refrigerator, and a wood-burning fireplace. The master and guest suites are located on the 2nd floor and boast fireplaces with native Charleston stone accents, full baths with marble floors and countertops, and garden-jetted bathtubs. The 3rd floor has 2 guest bedrooms and 1 full bath. A detached 2 car garage completes this historic masterpiece.