Category: Luxury

New York Design Spotlight: Michael Aram

Michael Aram Home Brings Modern Energy and Timeless Tradition to NYC’s Luxury Real Estate Interiors

In Hindi, “aram” literally translates as “ease”. Hindi speakers use the word to connote gentle movement with peace, love and care. This is exactly the ethos award-winning artist Michael Aram evokes in his timeless metal-ware, home-ware and fine jewelry designs. Read more…

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Monday Market Video: Average Manhattan Home Now Costs $2M

Alexis Christophorous Interviews Jonathan Miller on Manhattan’s Luxury Market & Foreign Buyers

Last week major real estate firms in Manhattan issued their Q1 2016 Manhattan Market Reports. According to the reports, the average Manhattan home now costs $2 million. The reports also reveal some interesting insights into foreign buyer trends and the larger real estate market.

When speaking to clients in the last few months, these questions have come up repeatedly Read more…

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Remembering Zaha Hadid

Remembering Zaha Hadid Cultural Center, Baku Azerbaijian by Zaha Hadid - Photo: iStockphoto/Asurobson

“People think that the most appropriate building is a rectangle, because that’s typically the best way of using space. But is that to say that landscape is a waste of space? The world is not a rectangle.” – Dame Zaha Hadid

Recently, when I learned the sad news of Dame Zaha Hadid’s passing, I was reminded of the moment in 2015 when Read more…

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5 Spring Must-Dos for Manhattanites

5 Spring Must-Dos for Manhattanites Spring in Central Park's Sheep Meadow with One 57 in the background | Photo: Tony Sargent

As our warmer than usual winter recedes, spring is slowly taking hold in New York and city-dwellers are trading their Canada Goose parkas for spring’s floral dresses and Chanel espadrilles. My team has rounded up a few of our favorite places to chill or see and be seen this spring in the city – Read more…

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5 Questions to Ask Your Listing Broker: Why High Listing Prices Can Be Deceptive

5 Questions to Ask Your Listing Broker: Why High Listing Prices Can Be Deceptive 66 Ninth Avenue, The Porterhouse Condo - Photo: Rich Caplan

In the face Manhattan’s rapidly evolving real estate micro markets, deciding on a listing price for your Chelsea or West Village luxury home requires careful consideration.

Deciding on Listing Price: Considerations for Your Listing Broker

When interviewing a listing broker, nearly every conversation boils down to this question: “What price should I list my property at?”

If your potential broker follows up with a record listing suggestion, dig deeper into the reasoning behind this suggested listing price and the broker’s track record. I recommend asking the following five questions: Read more…

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Flying Private for Less: 3 Luxury Services are the Uber of Private Jets & Helicopters

Flying Private for Less: 3 Luxury Services are the Uber of Private Jets & Helicopters Travel private to your next destination | Photo: iStock.com / Mechanik

Whether your travel getaway plans are to jet off to Anguilla or Aspen, the way you travel should be as distinguished as your final destination. Thanks to an array of new services, discerning travelers are making the leap from commercial first class to flying private without investing in their own Gulfstream. We’ve rounded up a few favorites so you travel in style and arrive well-rested wherever you’re headed next.

NetJets: As the original fractional ownership and jet rental company, NetJets’ longevity is well earned. The company offers Read more…

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Manhattan’s Best Elite Yoga Studios: Where to Practice Your Downward Dog without the Crowds

Manhattan’s Best Elite Yoga Studios: Where to Practice Your Downward Dog without the Crowds Take your downward dog to one of these exclusive Manhattan studios. Photo: iStock.com / DMBaker

As New Yorkers we are all moving at a fast pace in this city, striving to get ahead or simply stay on top of our game. Sometimes we all need a reminder that keeping our bodies finely tuned will keep our minds clear and inspired. While gyms abound and Soul Cycle gets our blood and ears pumping, I’ve discovered that when I find the perfect yoga class and instructor, my mind, body and soul thank me for the time I spent perfecting my downward dog. Read more…

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