First Look Inside NoHo’s 40 Bleecker wants to give you a first look inside the 40 Bleecker lobby which is currently under-construction in New York City’s NoHo neighborhood.

The building’s interior designer happens to be Ryan Korban and he ain’t just an interior designer. No, the AD (Architectural Digest) named him as a top designer for the 2nd year in a row. He is best-known for his original over-the-top designs for Balenciaga’s flagship stores in New York, Dallas and Madrid and celebrities like Kanye West, James Franco and Alexander Wang. And you could have read about him in the VogueWHarper’s Bazaar, Architectural Digest, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.

It happens to be that the landscape architect of 40 Bleecker is Edmund Hollander and he also has made the AD 100 list which means there are two AD100 designers working on the building. It is pretty much for sure that it is the only building in NYC having that.

the 40 Bleecker Lobby
The 40 Bleecker Lobby designed by Ryan Korban

The 40 Bleecker project has 12 stories and will launch sales early next year and the photo reveals the way Ryan customizes and the way he uses materials and you might say the words abundance and richness describe it best. You see two marble couches designed by Ryan at the entryway in a symmetric arrangement, separated by a slab coffee table of rough-hewn French limestone also designed by Ryan. And just look at the amazing suede walls, the terrazzo book-matched floors and that incredible black marble and mirrored fireplace and you can really see the beauty and the genius of Ryan’s designs.

Must be awesome to own a luxury residence here.


Editor: Ton Peelen




The Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences at One Dalton

Becoming the 2nd Four Seasons in Boston, progress in the construction of the One Dalton Building is significant as you can see on the photographs we received. It will become the tallest luxury residential tower in New England and the tallest high-rise to be built in Boston in 40 years. Now little over 20 stories out of 61 are complete.

Four Seasons stands for unparalleled luxury and services and this one will set the bar for a new level of luxury living in Boston and to be more specific in the historic Back Bay neighborhood. It will be luxury living in this Four Seasons Hotel & Residencies

Starting from the 26th floor and up the 160 condominiums will have unprecedented, 360-degree views from Boston Harbor to the Berkshire Mountains and Cape Cod.

The lobby and club lounge have been designed by Thierry Despont, the world-renowned designer. The Ritz Paris and the Cartier Mansion in NYC are his works. The residents of the One Dalton building have the privilege to have access to over 20,000 square feet of amazing amenities divided over the 7th, 24th and 50th floor. These will include an amazing pool area with a 65 ft lap pool, golf simulator room, private yoga and pilates studio, bike storage, a Private Residents Club, lounge area, fully appointed bar and catering kitchen and terrace.

Also a 5,000 square feet park designed by Michael van Valkenburgh will be available to the residents.

For more information you can visit the One Dalton website HERE.

By Ton Peelen

Brazilian Design in a Luxury New York City Townhouse

Brazilian Design in a Luxury New York City Townhouse

Featuring Brazilian Design including Sergio Rodrigues, Oscar Niemeyer, Claudia Moreira Salles, Giuseppe Scapinelli, Carlos Motta and Jorge Zalszupin in a not-your-average-luxury-condominium building, this three-floor, three-bedroom and 4.5-bath luxury townhouse really stands out from the crowd.

Brazilian Design

The interior of this amazing luxury townhouse has been decorated with the best Brazilian Design has to offer. Curated by renowned Brazilian design gallery ESPASSO in collaboration with established interior design firm In Plus Inc the results are more than stunning.

ESPASSO’s Carlos Junqueira and InPlus Inc’s Cristiana Mascarenhas decorated the residence with warmth and a subtle flair.

Vintage armchairs by Jorge Zalszupin, a limited edition Carlos Motta Koguma floor lamp, Cubos Libres coffee table by Claudia Moreira Salles and vintage Esfera armchair by Ricardo Fasanello decorate the home’s Great Room and introduce a variety of textures and materials. A limited-edition Mole Armchair and Ottoman by Sergio Rodrigues in the adjacent office space ensures one will never leave his / her work. The home’s arresting sculptural spiral staircase, partly finished in architectural concrete, provides an organic divide between these spaces and the expansive kitchen and dining area, as it winds its way through double-height ceilings.

Throughout the remainder of the home, one-of-a-kind Sergio Rodrigues tables and benches can be found, as well as furniture by Giuseppe Scapinelli, including lust-worthy dining chairs; an ON desk by Oscar Niemeyer; and an array of vintage items by Liceu de Artes e Ofícios, Joaquim Tenreiro and others. Artwork has been provided by the esteemed Luciana Brito Galeria, and even the multiple private outdoor spaces have been adorned with wish-list furnishings.

12 Warren Street, New York City

Townhouse North is located in DDG’s luxury Tribeca condominium 12 Warren, close to the financial center in NYC.
This exclusive luxury home can be found for sale for $6.9M

Living a luxury life in The Lindley, New York City

We want you to show the first photos of the Lindley, a small luxury condo building in New York City, designed by Rawlings Architects and developed by CBSK Ironstate where you can live a luxury life.

They just installed the oversized windows in the façade, which is compromised of varying shapes and shades of brick. That gives it depth and texture. The oversized windows give an abundance of natural light in the luxury condos, which are available in studio to 3 bedrooms.

The Lindley is centrally located in Murray Hill, a mid town neighborhood with easy access to the hustle and bustle of NYC, is just 20 stories high and only features 74 luxury residences making it a small enough the concierge knows you by name and large enough to get enough sense of freedom.

As promised here some photos of the living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms in The Lindley.


The Lindley’s amenities will include a residents’ lounge, fitness center, roof garden with grilling and dining area, 24/7 concierge service and a resident superintendent. Also bike storage and private storage is available and there is an abundant view of the New York City skyline.


More info and availabilty on The Lindley

Author: Ton Peelen

An oasis of luxury in 211 Schermerhorn, Brooklyn, New York

Boerum Hill is a treelined neighborhood in Brooklyn where you will find townhouses and homes with brownstone cladding. Amidst this relaxed neighborhood where many young professionals live and shops and trendy bars line the streets, Oestreicher Properties has announced the commencement of sales at 211 Schermerhorn, an oasis of luxury.

211 Schermerhorn is a boutique condo building, designed by renowned architect Morris Adjmi and inspired by New York’s classic apartment buildings. So there will be large industrial-inspired windows, clean lines, Danish brick on the outside and rich finishes and details making sure that the traditional form is accompanied by a contemporary feeling.

Planned are 48 luxury residences ranging from one to three-bedroom homes starting at $955,000, with custom interiors, nine-foot high ceilings and oak floors in matte oil finish.

Kitchens have solid white oak custom cabinetry with integrated pulls, large islands with honed Carrera marble countertops and the backsplashes are tile-patterned. The appliances are premium brands like fully integrated Liebherr fridge and freezer, Bertazzoni burner gas ranges with vented hoods, Wolf stainless steel microwave drawer and Bosch integrated dishwasher. You won’t find any better then that.

The master bathrooms will have glass enclosed walk-in showers, custom solid white oak vanities with honed Bianco Bello marble countertops and walls, and honed Bianco Carrera marble floors in a herringbone pattern.

The three penthouses on the highest floors feature ten-foot ceilings and outdoor terraces.

There will be plenty amenities in the Schermerhorn building like an amazing fitness center with cardio and weight training stations plus a private yoga room, a game room, a children’s playroom with a chalkboard wall, a lounge with pool table and a media room. And high above all a communal rooftop garden featuring an outdoor kitchen, a gas grill and a great view of Manhattan and the New York Harbor.

For more information, please visit, or call 718-504-2211 to make an appointment at the sales and design gallery at 333 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.

Editor: Ton Peelen

New York City; here comes 570 Broome!!

Within a year from now 570 Broome will open its doors as one of New York City’s finest luxury boutique condominiums. It will be offering one–to-three-bedroom luxury residences in the former Printing District in West Soho, now the have-to-be-there-location for retailers, restaurants and businesses and a highly sought-after residential neighborhood. If you want to live a luxury life in the middle of all New York City’s vibrant action, this is where you have to be!

Murat Agirnasli, one of the building’s developers said: “We worked to create a beautiful and modern design that pays homage to the neighborhood’s architectural heritage, while enhancing the character of the existing urban fabric.”

And that shows looking at the design of the façade of this 25-story building where Neolith sintered stone slabs, that clad the walls on all sides and frame three-story high expanses of glass, will be used. Tahir Demircioglu, who happens to be the founder of the boutique architectural firm Builtd, has designed the building. Builtd has unique expertise in high-end residential towers.

The inside stonework is imported from Greece and selected by Greek architect Spiros Soulis. It is needless to say they use the finest high quality raw materials. Because of the individual colorings of the stonework and quality characteristics it makes it a nature’s work of art.

For the interiors of the residences, award-winning architectural institution Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, known for some amazing and iconic buildings in the world like One World Trade Center and the Buri Khalifa in Dubai was assigned to do the designs of the interiors at 570 Broome and they did an amazing job as you can see in the pictures below.


You will notice the fully attended lobby and the private entry garden featuring a Japanese maple tree as a centerpiece. Just wonderful!


The finest quality materials will be used in the luxury homes. Hardwood solid oak floors with walnut finish, 10’9” foot ceilings and astonishing floor-to-ceiling windows flooding the apartments with natural light are key features in these luxury residences as well as custom designed Lineadecor kitchens with walnut-stained oak cabinets showcasing the wood’s natural beauty and seamlessly integrated state-of-the-art Miele appliances. And what to say about polished Calacatta Alto Slab marble countertops and backsplash providing a beautiful contrast to the texture and hue of millwork in the apartments.


The amenities are designed to connect residents and spaces and you will find a lounge area with a game room opening into a landscaped outdoor terrace. Spin classes can be had in the state-of-the-art fitness center and also there is a yoga studio. You can store your bike in the indoor bike storage and private storage units are available for purchase.

“With one year until occupancy, 570 Broome offers attainable prices that will appeal to a variety of buyers from young professionals to empty nesters to pied-à-terre buyers,” said Sean Murphy Turner, Director of Sales, Stribling Marketing Associates, the exclusive sales and marketing firm on the project.

West Soho has it all with its many boutiques, art galleries, nightlife hotspots, upscale cocktail bars and modern hotels like the Arlo Soho Hotel, with its rooftop terrace open year-round offering some of the most breathtaking views of the Hudson River, Paul’s Casablanca, an upscale nightclub with its luxurious Moroccan garden and the local favorite Lazy Point, a homey beach-inspired cocktail bar. 570 Broome is centrally located from Hudson River Park and popular down town neighborhoods like Tribeca, West Village and NoLita.

Sales are in the hands of Stribling Marketing Associates and prices start at $1,350,000. If you need some more info please visit, or call 212-445-0570 to make an appointment at the sales and design gallery at 459 Washington Street.



A luxury apartment in New York City designed by Robert Couturier

High above mediocrity and on the 52nd floor high above New York’s cityscape, world famous interior designer Robert Couturier has unleashed his fabulous interior design talents on this spacious apartment in the 252 East 57th Street building, located on much desired Billionaire’s Row. This luxury apartment building has been designed by acclaimed Daniel Romualdez, A100 and Robert Couturier.

The 3000+ square foot, 3 bed rooms, 3,5 bath rooms apartment has been transformed into a well-balanced luxury home filled with light as you can see in some interior images below. The interior looks grand!


Robert himself explained a bit about what he was envisioning for this apartment during the design process:

  • Instead of creating a contemporary apartment,” Robert explained, “we wanted to balance the modern and light-filled rooms with traditional fabrics and furniture placements.
  • On the mix of furniture and decor, he “used contemporary furniture interspersed with antiques and strong art pieces.” He felt that “the tension between the modern and customary made for more dynamic and interesting spaces.”
  • Working within the space, Robert tells us: “The living room does not have an obvious furniture placement as a typical living room would, so it was interesting to come up with different solutions and ultimately settle on the one we felt was best for the space.”



The apartment also features a south-facing balcony with a lot of privacy, 11’ ceilings in the living and dining room, huge windows to give you dramatic views stretching from the East River to Central Park, and white oak floors everywhere in the apartment. There is even a window in the kitchen.

The master bedroom is generous in size and has two large closets and en-suite bathroom with radiant heat floors. Also it features a custom 6’ bathtub and a beautiful separate glass-enclosed shower.

This amazing luxury residence is currently listed for $7.995 million.

by Ton Peelen

New Luxury Residences in Tampa, Florida

People of Tampa, FL and neighboring city might already have heard about Water Street Tampa a new developing site of over 50 acres located in the heart of downtown.

In this area Strategic Property Partners from Tampa is showing us a glimpse of what is coming by unveiling the first details regarding the luxury residences that will be built starting 2018 at 815 Water Street just steps away from the Tampa Convention Center, Amalie Arena where the Tampa Bay Lightning play, Tampa Bay History Center, Florida Aquarium, and Tampa Riverwalk. There will be condos for sale and  rental units will also be available and these luxury residences will have sweeping views of the Tampa skyline and historic Hillsborough Bay.

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has designed the two residential towers connected at the base through a large commercial space and a car-park area. A big outside feature will be the exterior terraces for the residents to soak up a lot of vitamin D’s from the sun and allowing a lot of natural light into the residences.

The building’s interiors are designed by Cecconi Simone from Toronto and they are an award winning design firm and we are sure that will show throughout the building.

There will be an abundance of shopping possibilities and main anchor will be a full-service grocery story to service the Water Street residents, as will the adjacent neighborhoods

Trent Tesch, the design guru at KPF explained a bit of the philosophy behind the design of this project: “Creating a building that makes a person feel better by interacting with it was inspiring to explore. Wellness, and how the building is going to be built, is our focus – we integrate authentic materials and texture that are both super refined and rough, which will make this project look distinct and unique. The building also has an authentic connection to nature, making those who enter it feel better instantly.” That is well said we think.

To make sure the connection with nature will be strong they hired Raymond Jungles Inc, a landscape firm from Miami – known from their timeless design solutions that respond to surrounding natural systems while restoring nature’s balance and harmony – to design the green roofs and public spaces of the building.

By Ton Peelen


Imagine living luxury style in a national historic landmark in New York City. The Austin Nichols House is such a place, built in 1915 for the Austin, Nichols & Co, at that time the city’s largest grocer and later the distributor of Wild Turkey Bourbon, that’s where we know them from. This historic landmark is located on the Hudson River waterfront at the epicenter of Brooklyn’s most popular neighborhood with all the café’s, restaurants, bars, art venues, boutiques you would like to have in your direct neighborhood and well-known retailers like Whole Foods, Equinox and Brooklyn’s first Apple store.

Area Map

Inside there are a lot of luxury amenities and all kinds of luxury residences ranging from studios to three bedroom ones and over 110 units are under contract or have been sold making it the sixth best selling building in New York City to leading global property research company PropertyShark.

The luxury residences have 12-foot loft ceiling and expansive living areas with chevron-laid tobacco smoked oak flooring. The kitchens are amazing with matte-lacquered custom cabinets, Bertazzoni cooktop ranges, smart fridgies from Dacor and Asko dishwashers. Light pendants are custom made by Matter Made and the tiles are hand painted Japanese Kyoto style. And totally contemporary are the countertops; they are made of brushed concrete stone.

They have dedicated an entire floor for the amenities where you will find co-working spaces, a children’s play room, a residents café and a catering kitchen, a theater and music rehearsal rooms and on-site parking. Also an incredible waterfront fitness center with, of course, waterfront views and state-of-the-art cardio, weight and training equipment.


Prices for remaining residences range from $780,000 to $2.8 million with studios to 3-bedroom availabilities. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the sales team at 718-486-KENT or visit




Luxury amenities unveiled for Waterline Square Towers

As mentioned before in previous articles it’s more or less the amenities that make a residence tower a luxury place to live or not apart of the amenities in the condo’s or apartments themselves.


On Waterline Square located on the corner of Riverside Blvd and W 61st St, where a multi-billion luxury mega-development is in progress (designed by Richard Meier, Rafael Viñoly, and KPF) the future residents will have the most extra-ordinairy amenities available in a 100,000sqft (9.290 m2) subterranean facility. These will be amenities like an indoor tennis court, 30ft rock climbing wall, art and music studio and more.

Luxury Amenities

But that is not all. It will also have a huge amount of private amenities available specific to each of the 3 towers. And they do that on the upper floors to provide residents with fantastic views of the Hudson River and the city skyline. This will be really amazing. They will be having private dining rooms, media and game rooms, billiard lounges and beautifully-landscaped terraces with outdoor kitchens for their residents.

Select tower amenities include:

One Waterline Square by Richard Meier, Interiors + Amenities by Champalimaud 

(15th floor, nearly 8,000 square feet)

  • Private dining room seating 20 people
  • Enclosed catering kitchen
  • Media room
  • Two landscaped sundecks with outdoor kitchen capabilities
  • Billiards lounge with bar and access to terrace
  • Great room with gas-burning fire place and access to terrace

Two Waterline Square by KPF, Interiors + Amenities by Yabu Pushelberg 

(18th floor, over 11,000 square feet)

  • Private dining room seating 22 people
  • Catering kitchen
  • Salon with river-view balcony
  • Lounge with billiards and bar
  • Spirits library
  • Great room with gas-burning fire place and large seating areas
  • 3,700 sq. ft. sundeck with two outdoor kitchens

Three Waterline Square by Rafael Vinoly, Interiors + Amenities by Groves & Co.

(22nd floor, nearly 5,000 square feet)

  • Private dining room seating 12 people
  • Catering kitchen
  • Great room with two gas-burning fireplaces
  • Salon with wet bar
  • Media room with access to terrace
  • Landscaped terrace

By Ton Peelen