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Real Estate Showcase - Hot Properties 2006

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ON THE AVENUE

If you want to live on the cutting edge, check out One Avenue B at East Houston Street, in one of Manhattan’s hottest neighborhoods. Developed by LargaVista Companies, this 24-unit boutique condominium offers well-designed, tech-savvy homes with stylish finishes including walnut floors, washer/dryers and oversized sound-buffering windows. Studios, 1 and 2BR homes range in size from about 464 to 1,252 sf, and many have great outdoor spaces. Open kitchens are appointed with marble countertops and backsplashes, professional-grade Bosch appliances and custom wood cabinetry. Spa-inspired bathrooms come with white Thassos marble tiling, slate floors and deep soaking tubs. From the private circular driveway, residents enter a dramatic concierge-staffed lobby which includes gallery space for art and photography exhibits. Rounding out the generous list of building amenities is a lovely landscaped sundeck, sizeable entertainment lounge and fully-equipped fitness center with Pilates/yoga studio. Sales begin in spring 2006. From about $500,000.

CLIFFORD FINN | 212.400.9300 | CITI HABITATS MARKETING GROUP

   
     
   

PARC-ING SPACE

When it comes to well-priced uptown living, it doesn’t get much better than Hamilton Parc, located on West 136th Street across from postcard-pretty Jacob H. Schiff Playground. These 1 and 2BR homes (including street-level duplexes) range in size from 612 to 1,694 sf, and feature bamboo floors, 9ft ceilings and washer/dryers. Kitchens feature granite counters and breakfast bars, stainless-steel appliances, Shaker-style cabinetry and mosaic-tiled floors. Baths boast pedestal sinks, glass shelving and mosaic tiling. In addition to having its own fitness club, landscaped courtyard garden and large roof deck, Hamilton Parc is an easy stroll from the spectacular 28-acre Riverbank State Park. There, you can enjoy a wide array of options including the Olympic-size pool, the covered skating rink, basketball and tennis courts, the football/soccer field and the 400-meter eight-lane running track. All this, and you’re just 15 minutes to Midtown by subway. Approximately $345,000 to $545,000. Sales expected to begin in January.

NORMAN HOROWITZ | 212.381.2380 | HALSTEAD PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT MARKETING

   
           
 
    ROOMS WITH A VIEW

The Capri at 235 East 55th Street presents an intimate collection of tower residences designed by Costas Kondylis. Containing no more than three homes per floor, this exclusive dwelling offers lucky buyers an abundance of deluxe features. Since all 40 homes are located from the 33rd floor up, the views of Central Park and the East River from huge floor-to-ceiling windows are unparalleled. Some have expansive terraces that call for glam entertaining. These 1, 2 and 3BRs range in size from 651 to 1930 sf, and feature diagonally-laid maple hardwood floors throughout. Gourmet kitchens have Sub-Zero, Miele and GE Profile appliances, granite countertops and custom-designed Italian cabinetry. Crema Marfil master baths come with oversized Neptune soaking tubs as well as separate glass-enclosed showers. But, of course, the instant you enter the new lobby with its rich wood-paneled walls and posh marble floors, the Capri’s lustrous quality will speak for itself. Prices begin at about $875,000.

JACQUELINE URGO | 212.980.8555 | THE MARKETING DIRECTORS, INC.
   
                 
“Right now, the hottest thing in New York real estate is turnkey situations,” says Frederick Peters, president of Warburg Realty. “New Yorkers lead busy lives, so perfect condition sells. Whether it’s the newest condominium with the best amenities, or a fabulous prewar apartment with a beautiful restoration, everyone wants to arrive with just their toothbrush. Whatever they may ultimately redo, they still want to buy it perfect.”  
 


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