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Real Estate Showcase - Fashionable Addresses


497 Greenwich Street is raising the bar on downtown fashionable. Inside the 11-story glass and steel tower, Gucci-loafered buyers will get a chance to finish off their sprawling homes (among them a triplex penthouse) any way they please - by hiring their own architect. Want just one bedroom but heaps of space for fêtes and feasts? No problem. Need a 3BR with room for the nanny off the nursery? No trouble at all. Three stunners are being designed for the architecturally challenged: kitchens will be dressed up with Sub-Zero and Miele appliances and Dellacasa cabinets, bathrooms will have plenty of marble, soaking tubs and Italian porcelain tiling, and there will be wide-plank oak floors throughout. Add terraces, Champagne balconies and 50ft walls of glass in most of the apartments, and you’re living the high life. (We say the best unit might be the 2BR duplex “guesthouse” for nearest-and-dearest visits.) Top-of-the-line building amenities include a spa, fitness center, Infinity pool, wine cellar, screening room and a verdant garden. From $1 million to $7 million.


Consider, if you will, an expansive collection of homes at Highgrove. With more than 30 percent of the units sold even before the sales office was officially opened, the Robert A.M. Stern-designed tower in Stamford - which has two stunning triplexes - boasts a long list of rarified amenities. These include honed Calacuta marble countertops, with appliances from Sub-Zero, Wolf and Asko in the well-planned kitchens, and BainUltra thermal air-jet whirlpool tubs, bidets and sumptuous bespoke English vanities from Christopher Peacock in the master baths. A state-of-the-art health club and wellness center has the requisite swimming pool - but residents can also rack ’em up in the billiards room, watch favorite flicks in the screening room, discuss varietals with kith and kin in the wine-tasting room, or sip cocktails on the rooftop garden (or on their own private terrace). In addition to the three-plus parking spaces for each residence, there will be a limo shuttle to the nearby commuter trains. From 2BRs to convertible-4s, prices begin at $1.1 million.


From those wonderful people who brought you Morton Square - this time with an art concierge and
complimentary membership to the Whitney - the absolutely first-rate Cielo Condominiums at 83rd and
York may indeed turn out to be JD Carlisle’s latest celebrity magnet. Matching fabulous style with elegant touches throughout the impressive 28-story residential tower, each spacious and light-filled home features soaring ceilings and beech hardwood floors everywhere. The rest of the best includes Bulthaup European-style kitchens with larch wood cabinetry, Pietra Cardosa stone countertops and specially selected Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances. Master baths are designed as private sanctuaries where marble walls and limestone floors are topped off with oversized soaking tubs, polished-nickel Waterworks faucets and custom ebonized black-walnut cabinetry.
Other cut-above amenities include a huge fitness center and a children’s playroom. Occupancy is set for early 2006, with prices ranging from $700,000 to $5 million.

    “New York City is home to some of the world’s most fashionable addresses and those who have
the means to live in them,” says Sharon E. Baum, a senior vice president at the Corcoran Group.
“Why would such discerning New Yorkers consider anything else - when they already wear the
most fashionable clothes, dine in the most fashionable restaurants and vacation in the most fashionable locales?”