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Real Estate Showcase - Downtown



Loft lookers will love the 24 light–filled condominiums at 124 West 24th St., ranging from 1,050 to 1,300SF, that have been carved from what was a 19th–century warehouse. The four spectacular penthouses feature fireplaces and private outdoor decks. Amenities and finishes include exposed wood beams and columns, oak wood floors, custom tilt ‘n’ turn golden oak casement windows, ceilings that soar to nearly 11 feet and Asko stacked washer/dryers. Customized open kitchens are dressed in Cementi silver compound tiles and azul lagos limestone countertops. There are also large islands topped with stainless steel. Appliances are from LG, Bosch and Miele. Cement tiled walk–in master baths have oak custom vanities and walk–in rain showers with full–floor drainage. Extras include a 24/7 doorman and a lovely roof deck with six private cabanas available for purchase. Pet–friendly, too. From $996,500. SPRING 2007




At the corner of cool and fashionable, spacious 2– and 3BR lofts await SoHo buyers at the Andres Escobar–designed Mercer Greene. Offering both floor–through and split–level options, the unit mix includes three spectacular penthouses. All homes, ranging from 1,534 to 2,268SF, feature Brazilian walnut floors throughout, soaring ceilings as high as 12 feet and Frigidaire washer/dryers. Many have fireplaces, home offices, private gardens and terraces. Open kitchens have satin mirror glass/stainless trim upper cabinetry and white wood/polyester resin lower cabinetry topped off in Caesar stone polished quartz. Professional grade appliances are from Sub–Zero (including wine coolers), Bosch, Miele and Gaggenau. Spa–inspired master baths feature Bianco Statuario marble everywhere, Macassar ebony wood vanities, built–in leather benches and heated limestone floors. The glass–enclosed rain shower stalls come with the latest in Hans Grohe Axor fixtures. 421–A tax abatement. From $2.24 million. DECEMBER 2006




Located off Greenwich Street inside TriBeCa’s historic district, the Anthony Morali–designed Glass Condominiums at 88 Laight Street are currently offering buyers a chance to design their own home. Sold as a clean palate of white space framed by maple hardwood floors, 17–foot high ceilings and floor–to–ceiling windows, every one has private elevator key–access. Ranging from 1,700 to 2,200SF, there’s plenty of room to transform these spaces into your perfect home that might include the perfect master suite, a world–class screening room or the most amazing open kitchen. These full–floor units of light and space (all but one are duplexes) boast plenty of private outdoor living space and amazing Hudson River views from dawn to dusk. One of the latest entries in downtown solar energy buildings, this one uses Solarail technology. From $1.7 million. LATE 2007


“Downtown is hot,” says Daren Hornig, managing partner of Shea Commercial in New York and the developer behind The Prime. “Whether it’s the Meatpacking or the Financial District, downtown attracts the best restaurants, clubs and residences. It’s the city’s ‘it’ neighborhood—chic, fun and hip on all fronts.”