A luxury Beaux-Arts conversion on Upper West Side in New York City

When you want to live in a classy style luxury residence you don’t have to look any further. We found you a luxury Beaux-Arts conversion to live in grandeur on Upper West Side, New York City.

Formerly a private school, Tamarkin Co. and CL Investment Group transformed this historic classic beauty into a stylish luxury paradise with lofty high ceilings, towering floor-to-ceiling windows, private terraces and high-class materials used everywhere. The luxury residences show an immaculate eye for detail and have all extra-ordinary spacious interiors.

The amenities include a 24/7 doorman in the elegant lobby, private storage rooms for every residence, refrigerated delivery storage, a bicycle room, a stroller valet, a gymnasium with state-of-the-art equipment, a recreation room with wet bar, pool table, large screen TV and comfortable lounge chairs.

Prices for current available luxury residences start at $7.9 million for a four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom flat, and initial occupancy is slated for early 2019.

Check out the incredible images below.

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




Bluestone Trumps Brownstone at Newly Unveiled Tribeca Condo

In Lower Manhattan’s Tribeca and to be more specific on 12 Warren Street there is something interesting to see. If you look around in New York City you see a lot of huge glass façades being used whether it be for residential buildings or commercial buildings. It’s hip and trendy.

But now, even hippier then the glass walls is the use of hand-cut and roughly-hewn stones. Just imagine that every brick or stone is cut out by hand by a craftsman into a real masterpiece and then hand-laid to build the façade of this new building. In the old days it was widely used for luxury buildings as you can see them in historic districts.

They used Bluestone for this building and developer-designer DDG’s 12 Warren is responsible for this remarkable choice. Bluestone is known for its raw beauty and uneven stacking and the DDG’s design team used it intentionally this way as opposed for the perfectly polished variation of it.

They even opted to use the “push and pull” variation of layering the stones to create its “carved from stone” appearance. Just beautiful!

The elegant lobby door, made of Austrian white oak completes the façade and a fine artisanal note was made by using board-form concrete on the marquee connecting back to lobby ceiling.

All in all it makes a very interesting and design- sophisticated building in New York City as shown below in the picture gallery. Click on the image to see the larger size.

Ton Peelen