March 1st 2011
New York Family
Whoever says that living in the city has to mean cramped living quarters and not enough outdoor space probably hasn’t taken a look at all that the latest luxury buildings are offering families lately. These days, even in a tough real estate market, families are making it a priority to stay in the city, and many developers are responding by offering a number of new buildings and townhouses that feature not only plenty of bedrooms and square footage, but all the amenities that rival those that can be found in the suburbs. Looking for outdoor space? Many of these buildings offer landscaped terraces and gardens, backyard areas, pools overlooking the city skyline, and acres of park literally just out the front door. What about proximity to shops, restaurants, fitness centers, museums, theaters and bowling alleys? You won’t even have to walk out the front door in some of these buildings to take advantage of these things. We encourage you to take a look at the new amenity-rich buildings in your favorite neighborhood. Who knows? You may just find a new place to call home.
20 Pine The Collection (20 Pine Street)
This landmarked building was the former home of the Chase Manhattan Bank headquarters. Its prime Financial District location suggests a certain sophistication, and the design and interior furnishes are nothing short of opulent. Imagine Armani/Casa designed interior furnishings, kitchens with cabinetry-concealed appliances and built-in design, and bathrooms complete with rainshowers, Turkish steam baths and soaking tubs. The 409 loft-like homes offer 67 different floor plans to choose from, with oversized windows allowing plenty of light and unobstructed views facing south towards the New York Stock Exchange. But the amenities have been the biggest selling point, according to Deborah DeMaria, sales director of Warburg Marketing Group. Families can enjoy a terrace lounge, a 50-foot swimming pool inside the building, a billiards room, a lounge area with two flat-screen TV’s, a winter lounge, golf simulation room, spa and fitness center with full locker room and private showers. Residents can also take advantage of concierge service, in-house valet, bike room and storage, as well as the convenience of private subway access.