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Real Estate Showcase - Artful Architecture



Inside the St. Urban at 285 Central Park West, this 3BR duplex penthouse designed by Lee Harris Pomeroy offers expansive views of Central Park from every room. Unique features are inside the building’s domed turret: a circular bi-level library and a top floor retreat with a private terrace and observation deck. The living room features a wood-burning fireplace and a two-story greenhouse blends seamlessly with the dining room. The chef’s kitchen is highlighted with commercial appliances from the likes of Traulsen and Viking. The master suite features two dressing rooms and two marble baths, one with a Jacuzzi tub, and the other with a steam shower. The second bedroom also has a wood-burning fireplace. The apartment has Birdseye maple bookcases, two laundry rooms and attic storage space—and a landscaped terrace has plenty of room for outdoor dining. Building amenities include a basketball court and gym. $9.9 million. IMMEDIATE

LISA LIPPMAN | 212-588-5636 / 212-588-5606 | BROWN HARRIS STEVENS


This 703-SF loft with partial Hudson River views inside Richard Meier’s gleaming glass tower at 165 Charles St. is definitely worth checking out, if just for enjoying dazzling nightly sunsets. Newly-updated, features include a movable custom closet system by Ligne Roset, custom floor-to-ceiling sheer drapes and recessed soffit lighting. Other plusses include wenge wood floors, 11-ft high ceilings, automatic disappearing shades, and a Bosch washer/dryer. The open kitchen boasts Gaggenau and Bosch appliances. Building pleasures include a lovely resident’s lounge, private wine cellars for sale, an indoor 50-ft infinity edge lap pool, a screening room, a fitness center, and a top-flight concierge staff. A 90-SF climate-controlled storage space is also included in the price. $1.895 million. IMMEDIATE



Located at 259 E. 7th Street near Avenue C, the Flowerbox Building has been deemed one of the most delightfully designed buildings in New York by the city’s top newspapers—and now there’s an opportunity to purchase a rarely available 2BR unit. Well-designed features inside this 1,539-SF condo include private elevator access, a sunken living room, 12-ft high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling steel windows with custom remote-controlled blinds, radiant heat floors, wide-plank oak floors, an integrated sound system with in-wall speakers, and California closets. A separate dining area can easily convert to a third bedroom or a home office—and the open kitchen boasts Veneta Cucine cabinetry with CaesarStone worktops and Viking appliances. The master bath features a Jacuzzi soaking tub and the bedrooms face a lovely community garden and a separate utility room features a washer/dryer. 24/7 doorman. Tax abatement. $1.995 million. IMMEDIATE



One of the borough’s tallest building, the 40-story ORO at 306 Gold St. in Downtown Brooklyn offers a unit mix of studios to 3BR penthouses, ranging from 449 to 1,647-SF, and a handful of these homes offer private outdoor space. They feature 9-ft high ceilings and Brazilian wood floors from sustainable forests—and most sport floor-to-ceiling windows with fabulous city views. Open kitchens are designed with Euro-style white lacquer finished cabinetry, custom-quarried Pietra Bedonia-Italy stone worktops and ice-glass backsplashes. Stainless steel appliances are courtesy of GE Profile. Tiled master baths feature vanities with Ozer white tops, soaking tubs and separate glass-enclosed showers. Building amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a 50-foot indoor lap pool, a private screening room and a resident’s lounge—plus there’s a concierge staff, round-the-clock doormen, and underground valet parking. From the low $400,000s. IMMEDIATE