Putting a dream home together in NYC

What do you get when elite professionals like designer Daniel Romualdez, Eggersmann kitchens, Interior Marketing Group and architectural firm SOM partner together? Yes, you gathered that from the title; a dream home!

You may say that this is truly their crown jewel and spread across the whole 65th floor, this ultra luxury penthouse boasts 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms on 8,139 square feet (756m2), 12’9 ceilings and 360 degree views of New York City including Central Park, George Washington Bridge and the East River. And let’s not forget to mention there are 2 private balconies. How beautiful can it be? You just have to look at the images hereunder to see how amazing the view is. It is like living on top of the world!!!

Daniel Romualdez, the amazing AD100 interior architect, was very picky in his choices and what he found was spectacular. Horizontal grain walnut cabinetry with Hanstone glass countertops are featured in this magnificent luxury penthouse and white oak floors are present throughout this luxury home. Daniel used polished white Nanoglass walls and a custom-designed bathtub for the bathrooms and it really looks astonishing.

The entire north side of this penthouse is occupied by a huge living and dining room. It is more than large enough for entertaining a large number of guests and it includes a fireplace. The south side has an expansive master suite with generous and luxurious him-and-hers bathrooms and dressing rooms and a wet bar.

Daniel Romualdez also is responsible for designing an amazing collection of luxury amenities including the exclusive 34th Floor Club, electric car charging stations, a 75-foot swimming pool, a state-of-the-art hydrotherapy circuit spa, a gated interior porte-cochère with New York City’s largest residents-only automated parking garage (how convenient is that!!), a dog playroom and grooming station, a children playroom and much more. There is also a personalized concierge services by Luxury Attaché. Ain’t life grand!

Ton Peelen

The art of living in a luxury residence in central New York City

Ever wondered how it would be to live in a luxury residence in the heart of New York City? Of course the apartment would be grand but what about the amenities, how would they be? And what about the art?

We are taking you to One Hundred East Fifty Third Street in New York City. This is not just an ordinary high-rise, this one is state of the art with luxury apartments and luxury lofts priced from mid 2 Million to 65 Million hence the amenities (and the residences) must be awesome to say the least.

The luxury residences

First we show you some images of the amazing luxury residences you will find here and as you can see they are spacious and have a smart layout as you may expect in this price range.

luxury kitchen example
Luxury kitchen in which high quality materials and products are used.


An amazing spacious living room, here with polished high quality concrete floors.


A sea of light in this living room coming from floor-to-ceiling glass walls giving it a spacious. light and airy feel.


The luxury amenities

The amenities, divided over 2 floors, are awesome, as you can see here. The 60-foot swimming pool is the centerpiece. Smokey black granite and a lush bamboo garden catch the eye and give a comfy luxury feeling. Also you will find other state-of-the-art wellness facilities like a cardio room, pilates/ballet room, a weight room, yoga room, sauna and a steam room together with spa treatment rooms and his-and-hers changing rooms. Also William T. Georgis designed a library for the residents with custom furnishings and a highly curated collection of titles for those interested in literature and non-fiction.

luxury amenities
The luxury amenities are divided over 2 floors.


The amazing 60 feet long swimming pool, large enough for working on your condition.

The relax nook in the pool area.

The gym room has everything you need for building a perfect body.


Time to relax after an extensive workout or just for some quality time in the sauna.

The awesome library designed by The awesome designed library by William T. Georgis

The arts

Nowadays it seems that luxury developments are being used as art galleries and yes you will find art pieces here too and we give you some views.

Contemporary sculptures and fascinating paintings are abundant.


Of course relaxing areas have wonderful art too as you can see here.


Art in the lounge areas are plentiful and beautiful


Ton Peelen

Inside a Luxury Model Residence at 555TEN

We have a lot of new images of the recently completed luxury model residence at Extell’s luxury rental building, 555TEN for you to view.

This three bedroom – three bathroom apartment’s interior has been designed by Jonathan to a glamorous heaven high in the sky stating: “The apartment is on a high floor—it’s like being in the clouds. I wanted the apartment to be serene and calm; the perfect retreat from the endless energy of New York City. The cool color palette and squishy furniture are comfortable, and the layered accessories—which add just the right dash of eccentricity—make this a glamorous cloud in the sky for a young, urban family.”

This luxury rental was designed to reflect sophistication, cheerfulness, warmth and welcomeness through a combination of sleek and modern luxury pieces with cheerful accents and colorful pieces like Barcelona lamps, colorful art, textured tile cub boards, patterns and plush textures.

Jonathan kept the furniture low in the dining area with a white chair and white table to keep uninterrupted sweeping views on New York’s Skyline.

Opposite from the residence’s living and bedrooms, the dining area with white chair and a white table places emphasis on the towering windows with sweeping views. Furniture is low and sleek to ensure the view for residents is uninterrupted.

555TEN is a 56-story, 650 feet high luxury rental building overlooking the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline located in Hell’s Kitchen offering a unparalleled level of luxury services in the rental market.

Available are lofts and one to three bedroom luxury apartments. Also, and very important for a luxury rental building like 555TEN are the amenities and you can expect an outstanding fitness center, an impressive saltwater lap pool, a private bowling alley, an arcade, a children’s playroom, a rooftop bar and lounge and also a sundeck with private cabanas, chaise lounges and swimming pool.


By Ton Peelen

First Look Inside NoHo’s 40 Bleecker

MillionDollarVillas.com 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




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 www.570broome.com, or call 212-445-0570 to make an appointment at the sales and design gallery at 459 Washington Street.



Luxury Homes at Park and Shore in Jersey City


Luxury residences are not so very common in Jersey City as in New York City but things are changing rapidly along the Hudson River waterfront in the area called the Gold Coast and when you see it you know why.

Park and Shore, a new luxury condominium development officially started sales recently and we want to tell and show you more about it.

The well-known architecture and design firm Woods Bagot, the guys who recently have been doing the Baccarat Hotel & Residences in NY, is designing all interiors and exteriors of Park and Shore so you know everything will be looking awesome.

Park and Shore consists of 2 buildings, each with its own style and design. Although they differ in style and design they both feature top quality finishes and materials and both have stunning views of Manhattan and the Hudson River.

75 Park Lane

The 75 Park Lane building has 37 stories with 358 luxury residences ranging from studios and one-bedroom residences and two and three bedroom residences and penthouses as well. You will find large windows to enjoy the majestic views and allowing an abundance of light. Many of the luxury homes feature private balconies and outdoor spaces for a nice open feeling and is very nice when you live in urban areas.

75 Parking Lane Entrance

If you are one of those people who like to entertain guests you will be very happy with the luxury open chef’s kitchens with large center islands and Bosch appliances. It will bring out the master chef in you for sure.

75 Park Lane kitchen

Also the master baths featuring marble and polished nickel millwork trim and frameless all-glass showers will pleasantly surprise you. What else will pleasantly surprise you are the master bedrooms with spacious walk-in closets and fantastic views on Manhattan and the Hudson River.

The Shore House

The Shore House is a boutique building with 71 luxury homes spread over 7 stories. Here you find loft inspired residences with an industrial touch ranging from one- to two bedrooms.

The Shore House

The condos have an avant-garde design and feature large chef’s kitchens outfitted with quality Bosch appliances and of course large center islands.

Shore House Kitchen

Limestone master baths with frameless all-glass showers and bright master bedrooms with large walk-in closets are provided for the new residents.


Luxury Amenities

Apart from owning a luxury condo what sets a luxury lifestyle apart from mediocrity is the quality and luxury of the amenities provided in the building. There is no shortage of these in Park & Shore as you will find several private and communal areas, a dining room and wine tasting area, an entertainment area with pool, ping-pong and foosball tables, a multi-purpose entertainment room with surround-sound audio and retractable screens and also a golf room complete with golf simulator. For the kids there are provisions like a funny designed children’s area with several activity areas where they can release their energy in a safe way.

Children’s Play Area

No luxury condo complex is complete without a swimming pool and Park and Shore will have a windowed 82 ft long Olympic swimming pool. A dramatically lit teak-lined spa with Hammam-style steam rooms and saunas and a state-of-the-art gym with yoga studio will be a huge benefit for body and mind for the residents.

No luxury living without a communal rooftop and Park & Shores offers one with a full-service prep kitchen and island table for cooking demonstrations and tasting events and for relaxing and socializing an intimate lounge and dining area is provided. This area can be sectioned off for private events. Did we mention the view? You will be in awe with the Manhattan skyline as your backdrop and boat traffic on the Hudson River as an added bonus.

When you arrive the first impression of a building is the most important one and this one has an entrance with a porte cochère flanked by beautiful landscaping and access to an off-site parking garage with dedicated pedestrian pathway that connects to the Park & Shore’s lobby.


Jersey City is rapidly becoming the hotspot for New Yorkers hunting for an housing alternative outside New York City and that is for a reason. Besides the incredible views on the river and the skyline it also offers quick access to both Lower Manhattan and Midtown. And the neighborhood has a lot to offer like Newport Green, a four-acre park featuring a beach, playgrounds and Ferris wheel and several restaurants.


Sales has started for these prestigious residences. Pricing for one-bedrooms at both buildings starts at $640,000, two bedrooms from $1,095,000 and three bedrooms from $2.200,000 and they will be available for occupation for late 2018 and mid 2019 so you still have some time left in case you have to save some money.


You can find the sales gallery at 100 Town Square Place, Suite 301, in Jersey City, New Jersey where The Marketing Directors will provide you with all the information you need. You can also call them at 201.798.0008 or visit www.parkandshore.com.


by Ton Peelen



Living in a Luxury Rental with Million Dollar Views in Newport, Jersey City

Who doesn’t want to have a million dollar view on Manhattan and the Hudson River from the balcony?
If that is what you want you probably end up buying a multi-million dollar condo. But there is another way of having that view and that’s renting a luxury apartment in the Ellipse building, a the 42-story luxury rental tower in the Newport neighborhood of Jersey City just across from Lower Manhattan, New York. The views are breathtaking, the apartments are stunning and the amenities are abundant and luxurious. So let’s have a look and see what can be found.


Location, location, location

First you will notice the location of the building on the Hudson River waterfront and the oval shape with its glass façade, designed by Arquitectonica, the internationally acclaimed architecture firm. No other high rises around so there is an unobstructed view of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline, which is at least breathtaking from every luxury residence.

Luxurious Residences

There are 381 luxurious residences in Ellipse and they range from large studios to three-bedroom home but also five luxury penthouses of which two have four bedrooms. The residences have floor-to-ceiling windows of course so you can enjoy the amazing water and city skyline views and oak plank hardwood floors, high-end stainless appliances and quartz counter tops in the kitchens, multi-room climate control and in-unit washer/dryers and abundant closet space are standard. Select apartments feature walk-ins.

Luxury Amenities

Living in a luxury building means there must be luxury amenities and yes it’s there; 24,000 square feet of it. It starts when you enter the striking two-level lobby where the 24-hour doorman keeps an eye on the premises. If you are a work-from-home-resident you will enjoy the co-working space but if you only want to socialize a bit you can enjoy the multipurpose lounge and game room. If you love to exercise or workout while enjoying a view, enjoy the state-of-the-art gym with sweeping views of Manhattan. Kids will enjoy a fully equipped children’s playroom.
Outside is the premier amenity at Ellipse; an expansive outdoor pool with a lounge chair filled terrace with fire pit and barbeque area.

The Neighborhood

And what can be found in the neighborhood? As a resident you can enjoy access to Newport Green, a 4.25 acre park with the only urban beach on the Hudson River. Also a 17,000 sqft playground, a 30,000 sqft turf field and Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, a boardwalk providing direct pedestrian access to Hoboken. You will also find a variety of restaurants, the Newport Centre Mall and Newport River Market and the Newport PATH station for a quick and easy way to commute to Manhattan and Hoboken.



In case you want to know more because there are a few residences available for rent you can find the leasing office at 25 Park Lane South with prices starting at $2,600/month for studios. Of course you can call them at (844)773-0405 or visit ellipsejc.com





A look inside a new residence at ONE57 designed by Tony Ingrao

ONE57 is an iconic building in New York City, designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc and developed by Extell. It offers amazing views over Central Park and it has shaped the New York City skyline and besides hosting the Park Hyatt’s new five-star flagship hotel you will also find 92 ultra-luxury residences. This is one of the most sought after buildings in New York.

MillionDollarVillas.com wants to give you a look inside the new $19.3 million luxury residence on the 46th floor at this record-breaking glass tower in New York City.

Room with a view
Spectacular dining room

Extell the real estate developers, asked renowned interior designer Toni Ingrao to design this luxury residence because of his extensive understanding and experience in working with high net-worth clients and their particular taste. They teamed up to deliver a modern, vibrant and inviting model residence.

Vast park views

The four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms residences are designed with a gold and purple theme through out the interior and it looks gorgeous as you can see in the pictures.


For art collectors, the long gold hallway is a dream come true to showcase art pieces. This hallway leads to a generous and warm living and dining room. From the residences there are incredible views from Central Park to the East Side and from Midtown to Hudson River. This spectacular view is really stunning and worth every penny.

The art collectors dream hallway
One of the bedrooms

The four spacious bedrooms all have en-suit bathrooms with spectacular views as well and even when sitting in the master suite’s bathroom you can enjoy a view of Central Park. How wonderful life can be right?

Who wouldn’t love to cook here?

You can imagine that living in a residence like this gives you access to luxury lifestyle amenities that this fabulous building  has to offer and you won’t be disappointed. In the Residence Lounge, designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen, you will find a library with a 24-foot long aquarium, billiard tables and a screening and performance space overlooking Carnegie Hall with state of the art acoustics and Steinway piano. The Residence Lounge has a private fitness center with yoga studios and private trainers to help you shape your body.

One of the bathrooms

Residents will have access to the Park Hyatt Hotel amenities via a private residential elevator. The amenities include a luxury wellness center with a couples spa, a tranquil indoor swimming pool with a Jacuzzi and an underwater soundtrack curated by Carnegie Hall, steam rooms, catering and room service. What do you need more?





An Upper East Side Success

Some new developments are a success from the start and the new development on location at 389 E. 89 New York City can call itself a success as well.

Lofts are designed to be hip and trendy and are in high demand in New York City. The New Loft Collection, which are 32 Loft Style Residences, are no exception of this.

Upper East Side Loft – Photo by Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group

The new loft models have been furnished by well-known interior  designer Taylor Spellman, known from the Bravo TV show“Yours Mine or Ours”.  Check out the photographs to see how amazing it turned out!!

Upper East Side Loft – Photo by Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group

The luxury residences feature high ceilings,  otherwise they wouldn’t have been called “Loft Style”. The lofts feature an open layout and spaciousness which is a characteristic of downtown lofts and still has the luxury finishes you would normally find in a luxury Upper East Side development.

Upper East Side Loft – Photo by Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group

For a real luxury feeling in a loft you need light and lots of it. Therefor you will find amazing oversized windows and combined with high ceilings (heights exceeding 10.5 feet) it will add to that luxury feeling you are looking for. From the oversized windows you have views over the quiet tree-lined streets giving a peaceful feeling. Unique for the always busy New York City!

Upper East Side Loft – Photo by Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group

The building itself combines elegance with urban living and classic uptown living with a modern touch. Acclaimed designer Paris Forino had her hand in this creating a wonderful place to live. Most residences feature open city skyline and river views and range in size from open lofts to three bedrooms.

Upper East Side Loft – Photo by Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group

Amenities these days are very important and in this building there is no shortage of that. There is a multitude of community space in the building designed for wellness, leisure and entertaining. A children’s playroom, fully equipped fitness center, a landscaped rooftop terrace with city skyline views and a lounge with furnished garden terrace complete with grills are all available to the residents of this magnificent building.

Upper East Side Loft – Photo by Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group

Nearby and within walking distance are Central Park to the west and Carl Schurz Park to the east. The neighborhood features cultural activities, fine dining, public transportation and notable primary schools.

Upper East Side Loft – Photo by Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group

Prices start at $825,000 for the Loft Collection and at $1,350,000 for the remaining tower residences.


For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 212.987.8989 or visit the website at 389e89.com.





Inside Look in a NoMad, New York Apartment

New York

New York city has an amazing diversity of neighborhoods and North of Madison Square Park (NoMad) is, after the restoration of the park in 2001, an exciting neighborhood with beautiful residences (Chelsey Clinton chose to live here), luxury hotels, upscale businesses and many trendy restaurants.

White Belgian Linen Corner Sofa Set – Photo By Corcoran Sunshine

In the middle of this exciting NoMad neighborhood, you will find a building, or to be exactly 2 buildings merged together totally different from the rest. It celebrates the marriage of a classic pre-war building with a modern post-war building located at 88 & 90 Lexington.

Stunning Residence

88 Lexington is the pre-war building in which we give you a peek in a stunning residence of 2,319 square feet featuring three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms and this home is exclusively designed by interior-decorating retailer RH (formerly known as Restoration Hardware). The residence incorporates pieces from the “RH Modern” line, which offers a nice contemporary and luxury feel to the interior.

Hallway with beautiful décor by RH – Photo By Corcoran Sunshine

The residence features neutral furnishings throughout giving it a calming color palette. and character and some playfulness are added by artfully placed bold accents.

Living Room

The apartment has an elegantly proportioned living room featuring a large comfortable plush washed Belgian white linen covered sectional corner sofa set. The 60” cast root coffee table with a bronze finished is a center of attention for sure.

Bright and Airy Living and Dining Room – Photo By Corcoran Sunshine

There are many more accents to be found in the living room including a Bezier panel six-door media console and the Niccolo floating leaner mirror with a bronze finish. The living room has 4 windows providing a lot of light and airiness to it.


The kitchen has all the amenities a luxury kitchen should have and boasts a round dining table with a Pauillac round chandelier above it. Also it has a La Salle metal-wrapped glass sideboard and hutch and a porthole bar to make it complete.

Kitchen with Breakfast Bar – Photo By Corcoran Sunshine


And then there is the master bedroom. This one acts as the ultimate sanctuary, a safe heaven with its caramel-colored upholstered panel bed ready to embrace you when you feel the need for a nap or some relaxing time, the dresser with nice gold detailing, the brown oak nightstand and white ottoman and chair.

The Master Bedroom – Photo By Corcoran Sunshine


One of The Other Bedrooms – Photo by Corcoran Sunshine

Bold décor

Throughout the apartment there is an abundance of bold décor such as a Nomon clock, a brass steer skull and avant-garde paintings and artworks decorating the walls, emphasizing its gallery-inspired walls and giving the residence a clean, timeless aesthetic ambiance with a modern touch.

All this beauty is listed for $4,720,000.