Red Carpet Real Estate
If the mansions of Aby Rosen or J. Christopher Flowers do not offer the rich and fabulous enough of an opportunity to make a statement–they are asking $50 million and $40 million, respectively–how about a Gothic limestone castlette asking as much as both combined?
Brown Harris Stevens’ Paula Del Nunzio has just brought Read More
So much for West Village townhouses lagging behind their uptown neighbors. The 24-foot-wide converted carriage house at 40 West 10th Street has finally sold after nearly five years on the market for the stupendous price of $20 million. “It’s like you’re outside a little palazzo in Tuscany,” Brown Harris Steven super-broker Paula Del Nunzio Read More
On an August morning in 2008, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Central Park, crowds lined up for hours to take a ride in a hot-air balloon 30 stories above the park’s southern end. Soaring above the trees, with a clear shot of the reservoir shimmering to the north and the midtown skyline to the Read More
It wouldn’t have been the biggest real estate deal of the year without at least a little drama.
When Tamir Sapir sold the majestic Duke-Semans Mansion across from the Met to Carlos Slim last summer, the brokers representing the seller, Brown Harris Stevens’ Paula Del Nunzio and Shirley Mueller, sued Sapir when the Read More
“Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive,” saged conservative society scribe William F. Buckley Jr once said. True as that may be, something about the allure and glamour of Mr. Buckley’s former residence at 778 Park Avenue inspired idealistic expectations from real estate brokers and Mr. Buckley’s Obama-voting son, Christopher, Read More
Until now, the interior and rooftop views of the Duke Semans Mansion at 1009 Fifth Avenue were about as tightly guarded as Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison’s dangerous liaison–though the recently released photographs of the $50 million Fifth Avenue mansion’s gold filigree Beaux-Arts interiors and Rococo painted pediments are more Choderlos de Laclos Read More
Without doubt, a most desirable opportunity in challenging times.”
Such was the claim portentuously made at the end of the listing for the pristinely renovated, facade-landmarked townhouse at 12 East 63rd Street. Bathed in Austenian portent, it sounds more like Elizabeth Bennett’s option to marry her bumbling cousin Mr. Collins than like Read More
Santa may be bringing an upmarket trend in his sleigh this holiday season. Forte Software founder Martin Sprinzen sold his ninth floor condominium at 838 Fifth Avenue for $22.5 million, according to a city deed filed Tuesday. The technology tycoon, who sold Forte to Sun Microsystems for a little more than half a billion dollars Read More
Five and half years ago, the Century Foundation‘s enormous brownstone at 41 East 70th Street nearly sold to Woody Allen and his wife, until he decided that renovating the place from offices into a house would take too much work. The house was asking $15 million.
Since then, the price of the townhouse–which Paula Read More
Even though luxury real estate brokers are all horribly optimistic by nature, this summer there was a lot of stoic head-nodding about Manhattan’s fall from absurd exuberance back to reality. They called it the adjustment.
“Everybody likes to make money,” the broker A. Larry Kaiser IV sighed last month, “but you become realistic.”
So the Read More