Once, living in a building with celebrity residents or prewar pedigree was the goal of every nouveau riche New Yorker. Trump International, anyone? Yes, please, 740 Park.
Now upwardly mobile denizens of our great city have slightly different aspirations: starchitect developments; that is, buildings designed by jet-setting, Pritzker-prize winning architectural wizards, typically of the old guard variety. While some have suggested that the starchitect craze is the result of pure unadulterated vanity, it turns out that buildings have made a pretty penny since they began to sprout up a decade ago, Crain’s reports.
Lap of Luxury
There are plenty of wild real estate tales in New York, but one of the more unusual ones popped up in New York back in January. A London-based family owned a three-bedroom pied-à-terre at 40 Bond Street, the delightful love letter to cast-iron living designed by Herzog & de Meuron for Ian Schrager. Read More
Developer and skyscraper collector Aby Rosen is known for his flare. The 81st most powerful man in local real estate is a connoisseur whose buildings are practically an extension of his extensive art collection — for every Warhol, Hering and Hirst, there is a Seagrams Building, a Lever House, a 40 Bond. He’s Read More
Before Ian Schrager and real estate porn there was Robert Mapplethorpe and gay art porn. Before cold sake, there was weed, coke and crack. Before Ricky Martin and Aby Rosen, there were Lauren Hutton and Dan Aykroyd. And 135 years before any of them, Bond Street, a two-block-long, cobblestone stretch between Broadway and the Bowery, Read More
A year and a half after sales started, almost half the residences at 40 Bond Street have been sold.
Eleven units have closed at Ian Schrager and Aby Rosen’s highly anticipated condominium project, according to city records. The seller on these deals has been listed as 40 Bond Street Partners, LLC, and Read More