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Real Estate Showcase - Downtown



There’s still a chance to buy at 50 Pine St., a fabulous prewar conversion smartly set between William and Pearl Streets. Wide-open views can be yours, from Chase Plaza to the Noguchi Fountain to Dubuffet’s iconic sculpture (through oversized Nabytek Oak-finish windows). These homes also boast high ceilings, rich oak-strip floors, and washer/dryers in vented laundry closets. The sleekly-styled kitchens are topped with black granite counters, Moen Lancelot sinks, and stainless-steel appliances from LG, Jenn-Air, Bosch and Panasonic. Master baths feature metro mosaic glass-tile walls and floors, Zuma soaking tubs and Marmo Complex sinks atop Rifra/Vivendum dark-stained oak vanities. What’s left includes two 1BRs, a 3BR duplex penthouse with private roof deck, and a full-floor unit that’s ready for customization—with the potential to accommodate up to 5 BRs, 4 bths and an enormous windowed kitchen. Prices range from $1.217 million to $2.807 million.

GINNIE GARDINER | 212.381.6587
JONATHAN PHILLIPS | 212.381.6549


Style-savvy developers Ian Schrager and Aby Rosen teamed up three years ago with Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron to create something truly unique in Noho. Reflecting the area’s 19th century cast-iron architecture, the innovative 40 Bond is an elegant new glass-façade building with its structural elements wrapped in luminous cast glass from Barcelona. 28 sophisticated condo residences are being offered: 1 to 4BR lofts and five townhouses— many have terraces as well as fireplaces with cast-iron hearths. Noho classic elements like 11ft ceilings and wide-plank smoked oak floors meet modern floor-to-ceiling windows; open Varenna kitchens have Corian counters and appliances by Sub-Zero and Miele; master baths have wet rooms. 22ft-high graffiti-inspired cast aluminum gates separate private townhouse gardens from the street. Five-star building amenities include 24/7 complimentary access to the unparalleled privileges and services at the Gramercy Park Hotel, plus access to the city’s David Barton Gyms. Spring 2007. From $3.35 million.

KIRK RUNDHAUG | 212.431.8500

Downtown home seekers owe themselves a look at this gem on one of Greenwich Village’s most charming streets: it’s an award-winning, flawlessly restored 8-room duplex in the historic 1882 Portsmouth on West Ninth between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The current owner is a Victoriana historian—hence this much-photographed residence brims with exquisite period detailing: five working fireplaces, Victorian wall coverings, crown moldings, pocket doors, antique hardware, stained-glass windows and exposed brick—all under soaring 10ft ceilings. Of its 3 BRs/2 bths, the stunner is the master BR with its own large library-like sitting room. In addition, you get a huge home office and maid’s room. The lovely formal dining room has pocket doors and an indescribable dark wood built-in china cabinet that extends wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling. Notwithstanding its private townhouse feel, this gracious home has the added advantage of being a doorman co-op. $2.595 million.

JUNE GOTTLIEB | 212.439.4565
“The West Village, with its brownstones, tree-lined streets and cafes, has always felt very European—and the influx of celebrity residents adds a bit of Hollywood…” says Jacky Teplitzky, an executive vice president at Prudential Douglas Elliman. “On the other hand, Wall Street and glamour are two notions that never went together before. Now, thanks to the emerging presence of new luxury residential developments, the old financial district has become almost like Fifth Avenue South.”