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Karim Rashid Designs New Purple Building

Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 05:22 PM
HAP 4 at 653-667 West 187th Street

Avant-garde architect and designer Karim Rashid, who designed a “diamond” inspired building for Harlem last month is, well, at it again.

Rashid is well known for creating highly unusual buildings, which a lot of times involve whimsical themes and plenty of pastels. This time he will be adding yet another bold design to his portfolio with his new 100-unit project in the Washington Heights section of the city for HAP Investments. 

New Pics of the $130M River House Released

Monday, 18 Nov 2013 05:19 PM
Renderings for River House

The Residence at the River House, which is not just the most expensive home in New York City at $130 million but upon completion will also be the city's largest single-family home, has released new renderings illustrating its jaw-dropping plans. 

In its breathtaking renderings, the astonishing 62,000-square-foot, five-level property has the potential essentially to surpass all other pre-existing luxury homes around the city and become the epitome of luxury. 

Spike Lee Lists His Storied $32M Manse

Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 06:01 PM
153 East 63rd Street

Filmmaker Spike Lee and his wife Tonya Lewis Lee have listed their rather historical Upper East Side mansion for a jaw-dropping $32 million.

The sprawling modern Spanish Revival-style, two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 8,292-square-foot 153 East 63rd Street townhouse was purchased by the couple in 1998 from artist Jasper Johns. The 32-foot-wide home enjoys a gorgeous courtyard with a fountain that actually divides it in two. 

Yoko Ono Tries Again To Sell Her “Stable” Home

Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 05:49 PM
49 Downing Street living room

Pop icon, Yoko Ono, has decided to finally try again to sell her son's old "horse-stable turned posh condo" home in the West Village--now for a rather modest $6.5 million.

The ruggedly chic co-op apartment is at 49 Downing Street and still features plenty of wooden beams, exposed brick, and working fireplaces that would make it quite the ideal abode for any "urban country" dwellers looking for a Village home.

4 World Trade Center First to Open

Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 08:51 PM
4 World Trade Center

One World Trade Center, which is planned to open next year, is now officially considered the tallest building in the western hemisphere, while its sister building, 4 World Trade Center, will actually be the first to open its doors tomorrow.  

Dicaprio Buys “Green” Village Condo

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 04:57 PM
66 East 11th Street Loft

Leonardo Dicaprio has finally settled on a New York City “green” loft after checking out several high-end luxury pads over the past few months while we all waited with bated breath over which one he would pick. 

After looking at One Madison, and rumors that he checked out the recently purchased 45 East 74th Street townhouse, Dicaprio has decided to purchase an apartment at 66 East 11th Street. 

Billionaire Couple Snags $26M Upper East Side Townhouse

Thursday, 07 Nov 2013 04:59 PM
45 East 74th Street dining room

One of the world’s richest women, Zhang Xin, and her equally rich husband, Pan Shiyi, have already found the perfect residence in New York City for $26 million, after they placed their condo on the market just a few weeks ago, according to curbed.

Extell Gets the OK for Next Tower on “Billionaires’ Row”

Wednesday, 06 Nov 2013 05:34 PM
Year 2020 skyline with 217 West 57th

Extell Development is at it yet again. The real estate development group behind such behemoths as One57 will indeed be adding to their brood of buildings, as the Landmarks Commission has just given them the go-ahead to erect yet another hulking luxury tower. 

Fraudster’s Former Pad Still Won’t Sell

Tuesday, 05 Nov 2013 05:14 PM
770 Park Avenue duplex living room

The former home of notorious fraudster Hassan Nemazee is on the market yet again—for an even lower asking price!

SoHo Loft Lists for Record-Breaking $32M

Monday, 04 Nov 2013 04:52 PM
383 West Broadway living room

Douglas Elliman has just listed a luxury SoHo penthouse for a whopping $32 million, which when executed will become a record-breaking sale. 

How to Get a Dead Good Discount on Your Dream Home

Monday, 04 Nov 2013 03:43 PM
crime scene home

With Halloween come and gone, it’s time for the city’s extravagant pop-up Haunted Houses to close their doors and make way for the fun and frills of the next holiday: cue Christmas. But if you’re interested in carrying on with the frightening festivities of the past month, you now can with Died in House; a one-stop shop where you can find out who, if anyone, has ever died in your home.

Revamped Philip House Lists New Condos

Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 04:39 PM
Philip House condo

Two of the recently completed units at the revamped Philip House in Carnegie Hill have just been listed for $2.55 million and $1.54 million respectively—and the upgrades are quite noticeable.

All Quiet on the Eastern Front

Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 05:28 PM
joan rivers condominium

It’s been a whole week since we heard a peep out of Upper East Side’s queen of mean, Joan Rivers, and her resident rival, Elizabeth Hazan. For the past month these two brash divas have been locked in a public standoff over Hazan’s failure to pay $200,000 in condo fees. For condo board president Rivers, this just isn’t good enough. Her reaction: allegedly putting glue in Hazan’s locks and destroying her cable box. Hazan is now suing Rivers for $15m for the supposed vandalism.

Billionaire Couple Lists 15 Central Park West Pad

Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 05:03 PM
15 Central Park West Zhang Xin dining room

One of the world’s most influential couples has just listed their sprawling 15 Central Park West abode for $19 million with Brown Harris Stevens.

Zhang Xin and her husband Pan Shiyi, who together founded the lucrative real estate development firm SOHO China, are selling their 2,915-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom condo in the highly sought after Robert A.M. Stern–designed building. 

Tower Verre Gets the Green Light

Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 04:03 PM
tower verre three anlges

After six years on the back burner, the Tower Verre is finally getting the green light to go ahead. Like many other extravagant high-rise developments, 53 West 53rd street came to a sudden halt during the recession. This is all set to change thanks to a group of cashed-up Asian banks and real estate tycoons who have just offered to fork out $1 billion to bankroll the project through to fruition.