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HILL COUNTRY

Here’s your chance to purchase a studio or one–bedroom home for a song in one of Manhattan’s most favored neighborhoods. Inside this no–board–approval co operative prewar at 142 E. 49th St. are 44 units (there are only five apartments per floor) featuring hardwood floors throughout, beamed ceilings, windowed kitchens with stainless steel appliances and windowed marble baths. A recently renovated 10–story building, two one–bedroom penthouses feature private outdoor terraces. Of course, the building’s incredible location puts you just steps from some of New York’s most iconic sites, shops and stops, including Rockefeller Center’s ice–skating rink, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Waldorf–Astoria, Saks Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue’s most venerable merchants. Part–time doorman. From $380,000. AVAILABLE

LOUISE PHILLIPS FORBES | 212.381.2694 | HALSTEAD PROPERTIES

 
       
         
 

VIVA VENETO

The Adam D. Tihany–designed Veneto at 250 E. 53rd St. offers glamorous one–, two– and three BR homes, ranging from 763SF to 1,930SF. Private outdoor living is part and parcel of the two penthouses as well as four ninth floor units. South African mahogany flooring and oversized windows are everywhere—as are Tihany’s magical designs. Marble–floored kitchens sport satin finish walnut cabinetry with etched glass panels and granite worktops—and appliances come courtesy of Viking, Sub–Zero, Bosch, Miele and GE, including wine fridges and washer/dryers. The walnut travertine stone walls, floors and surrounds in the master baths are accented with emperador marble mosaic and stunning vanities are topped with slabs of travertine and trough sinks. The residential and entertainment lounges are adjacent to the H.M. White–designed outdoor garden. Other lush pluses include an Equinox fitness center with a dedicated fitness concierge and a fabulous kid’s playroom. From $955,000. FALL 2007

SHERRY TOBAK | 212.688.5300 | RELATED SALES LLC

 
   
 
 
 

HISTORY CHANNEL

Listed on the National Registry of Historic Properties, Rutherford Place overlooks Stuyvesant Square Park, which was Gov. Peter Stuyvesant’s original farm. Located at 305 Second Ave. between 17th and 18th streets, ceiling heights up to 17–ft and elliptical rooms with Rubenesque contours are just two historical elements in this 1902 building commissioned by J.P. Morgan. In each of these one–of–a–kind, multi–level residences are walnut–stained hardwood oak floors throughout, walnut–stained hardwood banisters and custom oak windows (ranging from 800SF studios to 2,000SF 3BRs). Kitchens feature Poggenpohl cherry cabinetry and granite worktops as well as top–drawer appliances from Sub–Zero, Bosch and Viking. White Italian marble master baths are equipped with Kohler pedestal sinks and Kovacs wall–mounted lighting fixtures. Included on the very long list of amenities are a rooftop sundeck, solarium, gym, screening room, lobby–level ATM and valet and maid services. From $750,000. IMMEDIATE

SARA DIMAGGIO | 212.937.2828 | CANTOR & PECORELLA

 
       
         
“Traditionally, certain buyers would only consider the Upper East Side,” said Robert Kaliner, co–principal of Ascend Group LLC. “With recent neighborhood transformations, though, those same buyers are finding the East Village and Lower East Side to be just as appealing.”  
 


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