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GREENER PASTURES

At 753 St. Nicholas Ave. off 148th Street in Hamilton Heights, the Nicholas is offering a smart collection of units, including one studio and 1BRs—many with terraces. Part of the mix is a duplex garden apartment and two view-filled duplex PHs. With sustainability in mind, these open-plan residences range from about 665- to 840-SF and will feature environmentally friendly Plyboo bamboo floors, thermal-insulated, double-glazed windows, natural cotton fiber insulation, low VOC interior paints, energy-efficient lighting, and ASKO washer/dryers. Kitchens come with Energy Star Miele and Liebherr appliances, CaesarStone quartz countertops manufactured under strict ISO 14001 guidelines, and Bianco Carrara marble backsplashes. Master baths are dressed up in large Courtaud limestone tiles and come with European-crafted Wengé wood vanities with stylish square sinks and BainUltra soaking tubs. Cyberdoorman services and a private garden. From $450,000. FALL 2008.

LISA LIPPMAN | 212-588-5606 | BROWN HARRIS STEVENS


BEAUX- ARTS BEAUTY

Rhapsody on Fifth at 127th Street is set inside a 19th-century Beaux Arts masterpiece that was once the home of the Gospel Temple Church of America. Still available are 1BR duplexes with recreation rooms, 2BRs, and 2BR duplexes with recreation rooms. Included in the mix are garden and PH (with a fireplace) residences with private outdoor space. Ranging from 1,130- to 1,927-SF, these high-ceilinged units have bamboo wood floors and oversized windows throughout, and GE stackable washer/dryers. Custom cherry wood cabinetry with glass doors comes with granite worktops, and top-of-the-line appliances such as JennAir, Miele, Bosch, and Liebherr fill up the kitchens. Master baths are complete with Calacatta marble, glass tile, and limestone finishes, and sport separate shower stalls, soaking tubs, and custom cabinetry with side-by-side glass sinks. There’s a landscaped courtyard garden, a fitness room, refrigerated lobby storage, a part-time doorman, and a state-of-the-art video surveillance system. From $945,000. SPRING 2008.

JESSICA ARMSTEAD | 917-806-3622 | THE CORCORAN GROUP


EAST MEETS NEAT

Made up of 2-4BR units with multiple exposures, some with home offices, many with working fireplaces and terraces, and all with floor-to-ceiling windows, Georgica on East 85th Street is now selling units ranging from 1,298- to 3,000-SF and ceilings rise as high as 11 feet over solid oak wood floors. The kitchens feature custom European-style off-white glossy lacquer cabinetry finished with Calcutta gold marble worktops. Miele appliances, Marvel wine coolers, and Bosch washer/dryers. Master baths have marble, radiant-heated floors, separate rain shower stalls, and oversized soaking tubs. Vanity tops and sides by Verde Antigua in green-veined marble with glossy white doors. The huge rooftop deck has a playground and play area with cushioned safety flooring as well as an adult-only outdoor lounge, grass lawn, and wood deck. There’s a covered outdoor kitchen with a bar area, fitness center, and private storage. From $1.65 million. LATE 2009.

KAREN MANSOUR | 212-988-8511 | PRUDENTIAL DOUGLAS ELLIMAN


HARLEM NIGHTS

At 2130 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd at 127th Street, the Dafina is now offering studios- 3BR units, some with private terraces or balconies, ranging from 533- to 1,508-SF. Ceilings rise nine feet above engineered wide-plank Brazilian cherry wood floors framed by floor-to-ceiling windows. Open kitchens come with GE Profile appliances surrounded by white lacquer upper cabinetry and cherry wood lower cabinetry topped with granite. Master baths feature white Carrera marble and mosaic accent tiles, feature separate shower stalls, and have maple wood vanities with white Carrera marble tops. All units have stackable Eurotech washer/dryers. There’s a lovely landscaped outdoor deck and a resident’s lounge with a huge plasma screen TV and game tables, including one for billiards, and a fitness room. Other building amenities include refrigerated lobby storage, private storage closets, and an indoor parking garage. From $314,000. FALL 2008.

CAROLE GRIFFIN | 212-316-2130 | GRIFFIN REAL ESTATE



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