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STATE OF THE UNION

Union Square’s only luxury park–side condominium, 8 Union Square South, is home to one, two and three-bedroom loft-inspired interiors, ranging from 866 to 3,100SF. The unit mix includes two family-style duplex penthouses with 2,000SF of wrap-around terraces, custom-designed wine storage and direct elevator access. Ceiling heights are no less than 10 feet, and all feature Brazilian walnut floors, Juliette balconies, oversized windows aplenty and pre-wiring by Bang & Olufsen. Open Valcucine kitchens feature translucent laminate cabinetry that lights up from inside, marble worktops and appliances from Sub-Zero and Miele (including wine coolers). Spa-inspired master baths boast textured limestone walls and floors, double vanities, heated towel racks and glass-enclosed showers with Waterworks showerheads and faucets. Building amenities include a state-of-the-art gym and on-site access to Quintessentially, the world-renowned concierge service. From $1.1 million. JULY 2007

RAN GIBOR | 212.533.4300 | SHVO

 
       
         
 

SIGHT FOR SHORE EYES

Along the shores of the Hudson, Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor is perfect for family-sized living. This residential community is now selling Phase I of the 28-block development. All 667 homes, whether it’s a multi-level townhouse with an elevator, a townhouse suite, a five-story brownstone or a traditional condo unit, feature finishes such as hardwood flooring, Bosch washers/dryers and WiFi capabilities. Kitchens sport marble worktops and appliances from Viking and KitchenAid. Villefort limestone master baths boast oversized soaking tubs and frameless glass-enclosed showers. Owners will have computer views of what’s going on in or outside their home from any place in the world, too—so if you’re in the Bahamas and someone rings the doorbell, your cell phone will ring, letting you know someone is at the door. Community amenities include resident lounges, catering kitchens, fitness centers with yoga studios, screening rooms and sundecks with hot tubs. From mid-$300,000s. DECEMBER 2006

GRACE MCCADDEN | 201.639.0333 | THE MARKETING DIRECTORS INC.

 
   
 
 
 

MIDTOWN EXPRESS

Family home-seekers should check out the nine-room duplex condominium at 150 W. 56th St. Living here means easy access to the city’s best cultural stops including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center along with swell shopping sprees to please, even the youngest of buyers. Spread out over 3,925SF, there’s an additional 1,800SF of outdoor space on a lovely landscaped terrace. The loft-like interiors boast ceiling heights of more than 17 feet, and panoramic views of the city including Central Park. Two staircases lead to four ensuite bedrooms, and the marble baths have top-notch fixtures and finishes, including one with a double Jacuzzi tub. The kitchen is filled with stainless steel appliances from Miele, Jenn-Air and Dacor, and cherry wood cabinetry is paired with blue granite worktops. There’s an additional bedroom/den on the main floor, as well as a home office. Central air-conditioning and 24/7 doorman. $14.95 million. AVAILABLE

MEROPE LOLIS, MARC GOODMAN | 212.875.2979 | THE CORCORAN GROUP

 
       
         
“Families are always a consideration in developments throughout the city, as ample space is hard to come by,” says Hy Chalmé of Broad Street Development, developer of Maison East on the Upper East Side. “Well-planned family homes are especially in demand on the Upper East Side, one of the best neighborhoods for shopping, dining, cultural institutions and schools.”   
 


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