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Real Estate Showcase - Great Places & Party Spaces

Glassy and Classy

ays and nights of merriment await party animals behind the “living glass façade” of 57 Irving Place, an array of nine roomy and luxurious residences on this stylish, tree-lined street. The lowest three floors comprise the 6,763-square-foot Townhouse, with a double-height living space (overlooking a private garden), a media lounge, fitness center and thirty-foot saltwater pool, all adding up to a premier party space. Also, six full-floor, three bedroom apartments, a spacious five-bedroom duplex and the top (eleventh) floor penthouse each have their own vast party possibilities, what with soaring light, professional-chef kitchens and sprawling dining space. The building’s novel façade—spanning front and back—brings one hundred feet of natural light through each unit. The Townhouse and duplex both run $18 million. First quarter, 2009.

Dan Tubb | 212-929-0057 | Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group

Terrifically Tall in TriBeCa

Trendy TriBeCa is just out the front door, but your guests will want to stay in and party at the Pearline Soap Factory, a handsome and exclusive new condo tower at Laight and Washington Streets. On the site of a onetime soap factory and designed to mimic the district’s industrial buildings of yore, the 414 Washington Street address has seven full-floor lofts of 3–4BRs, all at about 3,000 square feet. This includes a penthouse with a 3,000-SF terrace. There’s also one 2,000-SF duplex and 2BR home with 500 square feet of outdoor space, priced from $2.3 million. Pearline combines vintage factory appeal, high style and the latest conveniences, to wit: a Control 4 system to control the climate, security, lights, blinds and entertainment system. Even the bathrooms with their travertine tile floors and six-foot Kohler Tea-for-Two tubs are radiant refuges. From $3.995 million. Available now.

Claudine DeNiro | 212-414-0415 | Prudential Douglas Elliman’s DeNiro Group

Ready, Setai, Go!

South Beach’s celebrated Setai Hotel comes to our island in the form of a 34-story condo, The Setai, New York, and with it, endless entertainment potential. This glamorous tower, at 40 Broad Street in the Financial District, will boast more than 44,000 square feet of amenity space including the members-only Setai Club and Setai Spa featuring Daniela Steiner, a private dining room and wine cellar, private screening room, SHO Shaun Hergatt restaurant and sleek health club. For quiet getaways with friends or business associates, the Aarias rooftop lounge and library can’t be beat, and all of the 167 individual units—studios, one-, two-, and three-bedrooms—are lavish party venues in their own right. The residences, sized at 475 to 3,434 square feet and designed by world-renowned architect Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston International, Kuala Lumpur, are priced between $815,000 and $7.87 million. Winter 2009.

June Klaris & Preston Proler | 212-968-8880 | The Marketing Directors

A (Cherry) Tree Grows in Brooklyn

For intimate gatherings that carry a pulse of their own, the Cherry Tree condos in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill are the ticket. In particular, the lofty ground-floor unit, with 2BRs and 2BAs, at $999,000, comes with a wine cellar (which includes a laundry area), furnished rec room, a huge secluded garden (which in favorable weather makes a perfect party venue), private entrance and open living, dining and kitchen space. The rec room has brick arches and a skylight and is pre-wired for an entertainment center. Another party-worthy unit, at $795,000, has its own charming screened-in porch and 1,164 square feet in which to hang out. This noble neighborhood of mansions, Italian Renaissance brownstones, small carriage houses and the Pratt Institute is bounded by Park Avenue on the north, Atlantic Avenue on the south, Vanderbilt Avenue on the west and Classon Avenue on the east. Subway access: G and A. Immediate.

Hal Lehrman | 917-887-6604 | Brooklyn Properties