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MUSEUM MILE

The Stanhope Hotel opposite the Metropolitan Museum was designed in the 1920s by preeminent architect Rosario Candela. Now John Simpson, whose recent architectural credits include the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace, is heading up its conversion to the Stanhope Residences. These palatial abodes include full-floor 8BRs with his-and-her dressing rooms/baths, multiple fireplaces, media and staff rooms, and libraries. The 4 and 5BR North and South Residences boast drawing rooms, formal dining rooms, and kitchens set inside enormous family rooms. One 5BR duplex includes nearly 5,000 sf of outdoor space. Buy early to customize your layout. Finishes can be selected from Simpson’s handpicked options, such as bespoke kitchen cabinetry from Smallbone of Devizes, and handcrafted bath fixtures from Lefroy Brooks. Lobby-level studios for staff/guests/home offices are also available. Building amenities include wine caves, sommelier, complimentary massages and personal training at private La Palestra fitness center. This is a co-op with condo rules. Spring 2007. $10 million to $47 million.

SHARON E. BAUM | 212.836.1036 | THE CORCORAN GROUP

   
     

CENTRAL CASTING

21 Mercer is a premium property in Soho’s Cast-Iron Historic District, offering breathtaking floor-through lofts (over 3,000 sf) with towering ceilings, ornamental cast-iron columns and multiple enormous windows. Enter your home directly from the key-lock elevator and step into an environment of luxury and comfort, with rich cherry wood floors, gas fireplaces and intimate gallery lighting. Sleek open kitchens have Sub-Zero, Miele and Wolf appliances, Galizia Capri stone backsplashes, stainless-steel countertops, and Poliform cabinetry in natural cherry finish as well as graphite matte glass. Baths have Pietra Cardoza honed floors/countertops, frosted glass tiling, and faucets and fittings from Barber Wilsons. Master suites feature his-and-her dual baths with electric towel warmers, glass-enclosed showers and Kohler cast-iron soaking tubs. Dramatically styled guest baths feature glass tile walls and deep black floors. When you need to get some work done, slip into your home office and close the Poliform Tres Piu sliding glass doors behind you. What’s left is priced at $3.875 million.

LINDA FENN | 212.727.6110 | PRUDENTIAL DOUGLAS ELLIMAN

   
     
 
  BAREFOOT OVER THE PARK

At 110 Central Park South, co-op owners can enjoy incomparable park and/or city skyline views day and night, in all seasons. Among the 63 grand-scale 1 to 4BRs are seven simplex and duplex penthouses with generously sized terraces. Exquisite finishes include wide-plank solid oak floors, and open Poggenpohl kitchens dressed in custom wood and glass cabinetry, with top-shelf appliances from Viking, Sub-Zero and Miele. Spacious marble baths feature sycamore vanities with marble tops, Kaldewei tubs and frameless glass-enclosed showers. Residents can work out at the fitness center, then follow up with a repast from the Breakfast Bar. A private dining room will serve delicious meals indoors or out in the lushly landscaped garden. Hotel-quality concierge service tops the bill. A portion of the sale price of each home will be donated to the Central Park Conservancy. March 2006. $1.4 million to $14.775 million.

STACEY GREENFIELD | 212.974.0110 | THE SUNSHINE GROUP, LTD.
   
               
"Never mind what the papers are saying about the market cooling off - it’s not true of the high end. There are six beautiful co-op deals out there for $20 million and more,” says Kirk Henckels, director of Stribling Private Brokerage. “The majority are on Park Avenue, as well as Fifth - where there have also been several recent townhouse transactions in this category.”  
 


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