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Real Estate Showcase - Downtown

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ATTENTION CHOCOHOLICS!

At the crossroads of Wall, Beaver and Pearl streets stands the Cocoa Exchange, a landmark 1903 Beaux Arts structure matching the shape of the illustrious Flatiron building. Newly developed into residences by Cocoa Partners, LLC, it offers home buyers a remarkable lifestyle. Choose from among 126 studios, 1 and 2BRs (ranging from 341 to 1,374 sf), with interiors from celebrated designer Colum McCartan. You'll enjoy soaring ceilings and random-plank Austrian walnut floors; kitchens are fitted with granite counters and stainless-steel appliances; marble-tiled master baths boast custom cabinetry, marble vanities and freestanding porcelain bowl sinks. Building amenities include the glass-walled rooftop Sky Lounge featuring huge indoor/outdoor “living room” with lush landscaping, lovely misting area on sundeck, a catering bar/kitchen and multimedia capabilities. McCartan’s incredible lobby has dramatic 20ft ceilings and an ultra-modern design utilizing traditional materials: rosewood paneling, chiseled limestone, walnut accents, bronze Venetian plaster. Occupancy spring 2006. Call for pricing.

CLIFFORD FINN | 212-COCOA17 | CITI HABITATS MARKETING GROUP

 
   
   

BY DESIGN

Designed to a tee inside and out by Richard Meier, 165 Charles Street, on the Hudson waterfront, is swank, stylish and sumptuous. Among the half-dozen or so homes still left (all with river views), are a 2,356sf 2BR with library or dining room for $5.15 million, and a 2,541sf 3BR for $6.05 million. Meier design highlights include superb kitchens dressed in his custom white Corian, and bathrooms featuring his custom-carved Corian sinks, matching walls and curbless floor-to-ceiling glass-enclosed showers. For relaxation, head to the fabulous 35-seat screening room to watch a favorite film (the same sleek leather seats are also found at Meier’s Getty Center). For recreation, take a swim in the infinity pool which shimmers inside a 25ft high atrium space with celestory windows across the top, a water wall on one side, and glass walls overlooking the fitness center and the residents’ lounge (with its own catering kitchen).

REID PRICE | 212.645.9700 | THE SUNSHINE GROUP, LTD.

     
 
           
     
    THE SPORTING LIFE

Once home to the Heisman Trophy, the landmarked Downtown Athletic Club on West Street has become the spectacular 45-story Downtown Club. Developed by the Moinian Group, this is a collection of 288 well-priced homes, ideal for the first-time buyer or anyone seeking a nearby pied-à-terre for those long days of mergers and acquisitions. These homes offer commanding views of the Hudson, and ceilings as high as 22 ft. Kitchens feature stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops; Crema Marfil baths come with black granite-topped vanities. There are a number of residences with outdoor spaces - some even larger than the indoor spaces. All this and more comes with complimentary access to the private 12,000sf Trophy Club - featuring a well-equipped fitness center, massage therapy rooms, a cushy screening room, wireless internet access and a huge sundeck for sunning and snoozing. Studios and 1BR lofts are priced from $375,000 to $750,000. Opens January 2006.

RICHARD CANTOR | 212.363.2020 | CANTOR & PECORELLA INC.
 
     
                 
“The modern lifestyle available to residents in historic, architecturally rich Lower Manhattan makes for the ideal urban experience,” says Eric Deutsch, president of the Alliance for Downtown New York. “The area has undergone an amazing transformation in the past decade, evolving from a 9-to-5 business district into a 24/7 neighborhood that offers a wide variety of services, restaurants and entertainment.”  
 


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