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For those of you looking for a home already designed by one of the countries top Interior Designers, you are now in luck as AD 100/Elle Decor A-List Designer Shawn Henderson just listed his West Village home. Currently listed at 791 Greenwich Street, Unit 3 the home is a 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath currently asking for $1,600,000.
A mint-condition West Village residence in an intimate pre-war cooperative. Just one short flight up to find this bright and spacious loft-like space where you will be struck by its scale, charm, and style. The entire apartment was painstakingly renovated by the owner, acclaimed designer Shawn Henderson.
The layout is truly ideal for both comfortable living and entertaining. The living, dining room and kitchen are open creating a loft-like feeling combined with the charm that is unmistakably West Village. Reclaimed wood beams and pockets of exposed brick are adorned throughout the apartment and there is a restored decorative fireplace centering the living room. The original pine floors from 1875 have been perfectly restored and custom shudders added to all the windows.
There is an abundance of light through the oversized western facing windows with treetop views of beautiful Greenwich street. The windowed kitchen features honed royal Danby marble counters, a Wolf duel range oven, Liebherr refrigerator, Miele dishwasher as well as a mixture of satin black aluminum, stainless steel, and grey oak custom cabinetry.
The Master Bedroom has floor-to-ceiling custom closets and there is a massive walk-in dressing room all outfitted with custom cabinetry. The windowed, master bath is outfitted with Waterworks tiling, heated terrazzo floors, unlacquered brass fixtures, a custom-built vanity, and an oversized walk-in rain shower. There is central air and a washer dryer for your comfort and convenience.
Michael J. Franco of Compass Real Estate is the Listing Agent
Quay Tower, has just unveiled its spectacular collection of amenities designed by AD100 Designer Marmol Radziner. The building is rapidly approaching completion, and the intricately crafted spaces seamlessly evoke the condominium's singular location alongside the iconic Brooklyn Bridge Park.
“The completion of the amenities at Quay Tower is the latest milestone for this game-changing project,” said Robert Levine, President and CEO of RAL Companies. “This is the only condominium of its kind in the highly desirable Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, and the building’s thoughtfully curated amenities were intentionally designed for spectacular relaxation and entertainment experiences. As a testament, we opted to dedicate a significant portion of the valuable rooftop square footage, usually exclusively reserved for penthouses, to two communal rooftop amenity spaces for everyone to enjoy the outstanding views.”
Most notable about the high-design amenity oasis at Quay Tower is the intentionality of design and orientation. A perfect example, the design and development teams opted to dedicate significant top-floor square footage - the very same as the record-setting penthouse! - to two expansive indoor/outdoor amenity lounges. Sleekly designed, the north-facing Sunset Lounge is surrounded by city and river views while the south-facing Sky Cabana offers unprecedented vistas of the harbor and beyond.
Indoors, Marmol Radziner's commitment to artfully highlighting the defining pillars of the Quay Tower lifestyle - park-side and waterfront living - into the condominium's communal spaces remains ever-present. The striking lobby, dedicated music room, children's playroom and state-of-the-art fitness center all offer multiple exposures, and unlike most luxury residential amenity spaces, are situated above ground to provide incredible views of the park, waterfront, and beyond.
“At Quay Tower, we have created the new standard for Brooklyn living,” said David Wine, Managing Partner at Oliver’s Realty Group. “Rather than an after-thought, our amenities have been a leading component of our health and wellness-focused lifestyle, with exclusive partnerships and sophisticated design that connects the building to the surrounding Park.”
Referencing Marmol Radziner's West Coast roots, the lobby at Quay Tower employs California modernism with its double-height ceilings and ample natural light. A custom Armani Grey marble reception desk surrounded by Ziricote wood anchors the expansive room and two original commissioned modern artworks elevate the high level of design in the lobby as well as speak to the park-facing location.
Pricing for two-bedroom residences begins at $1.695M, with occupancy expected this fall. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is the exclusive sales and marketing firm for the project. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit quaytowerbk.com.
RE/MAX’s latest expansion into the Manhattan market makes their brand-new office the first-of-its kind and only one in the borough. Headed by Broker/Owner Shoka Mamedov, the Manhattan office marks an exciting milestone for the international company traditionally known for its strong ties within the suburban market.
The office was launched earlier this month by real estate professional Shovkat Mamedov who, along with her rapidly growing team, will bring RE/MAX’s world-class services and brand name, known around the globe, to this competitive, new market.
“Our Manhattan office is in an ideal location to bring the RE/MAX brand to this thriving commercial and luxury residential market,” said Mamedov. “The advanced technology and the international network that RE/MAX offers will allow us to make an immediate impact. We have already received a tremendous response from brokers, agents and clients, especially those looking to invest in Manhattan’s active hospitality market.”
With extensive experience in the New York real estate market, Shoka has sold hundreds of residential and commercial properties in all the boroughs of New York City. She and her team are leveraging both RE/MAX’s Commercial and Classic Collection brands to attract local customers and those from abroad. She has also partnered up with Carlo Seneca, Owner of C & A Seneca Construction who is one of the most sought after Hospitality Builders in NYC who along with Shoka made a turnkey office with Real Estate, Development, Construction, Architectural and Design services. And they together will spearhead a huge Hospitality division for RE/MAX in Manhattan.
The new Upper West Side, luxury residential development to open this year, Waterline Square, launched leasing last month for its collection of spacious studio to four-bedroom rental homes and now you can see the home offerings and floor plans as listings just launched.
With architecture by Richard Meier & Partners, Rafael Viñoly Architects and KPF, plus interiors by Champalimaud, Yabu Pushelberg and Groves & Co., the rental residences at Waterline Square boast condo-level features such as high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the remarkable views, as well large kitchen islands, walk-in closets, wine refrigerators, fully-integrated appliance packages designed by Bosch, vented washer-dryers and five-fixture bathrooms.
All three towers offer a suite of curated amenities and resort-style services, in addition to each tower having access to tower amenities such as private dining rooms, media rooms, game rooms, residents’ lounges with gas-burning fireplaces, libraries and furnished terraces.
In addition, rental residents also have access to the extraordinary Waterline Club — the 100,000SF shared amenities space that is designed by Rockwell Group and connects the three buildings. Just outside their doors, the lush 2.6-acre park is present, as will be a dynamic hospitality program with concepts by Cipriani and Empellón.
Studios at the complex start $3,938/month; one-bedrooms at $5,425/month; two-bedrooms at $8,625/month; three-bedrooms at $9,933/month; and four-bedrooms at $15,000/month.
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When you’re purchasing your first home, there’s a lot to think about. In addition to finding the perfect location and coming up with a budget, you’ll also have to consider many factors regarding your mortgage. To keep your stress levels down and to be as prepared as possible, read our list of some of the most important mortgage tips for first-time home buyers.
Settling for the first quote you get from a mortgage lender could cost you thousands of dollars in the long run. We suggest researching a variety of mortgage lenders and comparing at least three quotes before you make a final decision. Spending the time to shop around will be well worth it in the end.
Before making an offer on a home, you must prequalify for a mortgage. For you to prequalify, a lender will thoroughly examine your finances. After the inspection, you’ll receive an estimate of how much money a lender may be willing to give you based on your income, credit, and current debt. It’s important to note that even though you prequalify for a mortgage from a specific lender, you’re not exclusively committed to them yet. You’re still free to shop around for better interest rates, but having that prequalification letter will significantly improve your chances of closing a deal on the property you want.
Get the right mortgage for your budget
There are two main types of mortgages: fixed-rate and adjustable-rate. The main difference between the two is the way their interest rates are determined. The interest rate for fixed-rate mortgage loans is determined when you take it out, and it will not change. An adjustable-rate mortgage, on the other hand, has an interest rate that may fluctuate after the introductory period ends. Fixed-rate mortgages allow for easier budgeting, but adjustable-rate mortgages offer more flexibility when it comes to refinancing. Ultimately, the type of mortgage that’s right for you will largely depend on your budgeting preferences.
Avoid 30-year mortgages
30-year mortgages attract many home buyers due to their lower monthly payments. In the long run, however, you’ll end up paying tens of thousands of dollars more in interest than if you choose a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage. As such, you should try to choose a mortgage option with a shorter timeline.