Corcoran’s A-List
October 2022

by INHABIT EDITORS

A monthly showcase of the most spectacular listings across the Corcoran network.

Enjoy our survey of Corcoran’s most incredible listings across the country. Taking center stage this month: a quartet of New York City knockouts, the ultimate in Hudson Valley log cabins, a modern masterpiece in Miami Beach with views across Biscayne Bay, and magnificently-restored historic homes in Tennessee and Tenafly, New Jersey.

New York City

What’s Here: Tribeca triplex that makes the most of life on three levels. Four of its five bedrooms are on the lowest floor, including a primary suite sporting a row of built-in closets and an ensuite bath ornamented in Italian marble. Above sits a stunning living/dining room with a coved ceiling that curves over ebony flooring. Natural light fills the space through three exposures, not including the trio of skylights. This level also hosts a media room with two kinds of New York City home treasures: exposed beams and exposed bricks. Discover more to adore on the rooftop, where a shining solarium opens to a terrace and outdoor kitchen.

What We Love: The brick and cast-iron building’s lineage as an architecturally historic c.1888 marvel that was also once home to the fabled Mudd Club, a staple in NYC’s art scene from the late 1970s to the early 1980s.

Represented By: Richard Hottinger and Adam Hernandez of Corcoran’s East Side Office.

List: $9,995,000.

What’s Here: The ultimate three-bedroom, full-floor loft neighboring the High Line in Chelsea. Dating to 1910, it’s within blocks of numerous galleries and brings that milieu inside its walls, which offer ample area for hanging art as they rise to meet 14-foot-high ceilings. A sprawling living room acts as an axis all other rooms revolve around, each accessible from the cavernous space. It makes any day of the week essentially ready-made for entertaining, whether a grand-scale gathering or a quiet night spent watching movies. For the latter, there is a den/media area containing built-in couches, a projector, and a recessed ceiling projection screen.

What We Love: Many of the home’s bespoke pieces are included upon sale, including the dining room’s table and chairs — crafted by Miya Shoji and George Nakashima, respectively — and a Tord Boontje chandelier bedazzled in Swarovski crystals.

Represented By: Ernie Goldberg and Darren Kearns of Corcoran’s SoHo Office.

List: $11,500,000.

What’s Here: New life breathed into a prewar, three-bedroom, Emery Roth-designed co-op. This Carnegie Hill home was fully revamped — walls replaced, vapor barrier installed below the new white oak floors — while retaining its coveted Roth flow. Entering through the marble-adorned gallery, natural light through oversized windows draws you to the spacious living room, boasting a wood-burning fireplace with an antique mantel. The 24-foot-wide dining room offers a built-in buffet and wall of storage. The other wing has an east-facing windowed kitchen, a home office with a built-in desk, and a library that doubles as a guest room.

What We Love: If the primary suite’s dressing room feels bedroom-sized, it’s because it is. The converted windowed area claims a center island and walls of custom closets and storage (but can also be transformed back into a bedroom if desired).

Represented By: Cathy FranklinAlexis Bodenheimer, and Nika Kneitschel of Corcoran’s East Side Office.

List: $7,795,000.

What’s Here: Possibilities are plentiful at this four-story Williamsburg townhouse. Though currently configured as four individual units, the building stands ready for transformation into a duplex or triplex with two to three rental income-earning units. Will you give yourself a penthouse art studio, a garden-level home gym, or something else entirely? Prewar details abound across all floors, including exposed bricks, subway tiles with ceramic mosaics, and tin ceilings. The parlor level has access to a backyard and deck, a hot commodity in North Brooklyn that’s perfect for a garden and having people over.

What We Love: You couldn’t get closer to the center of Williamsburg if you tried. Near-endless, top-notch eateries, shops, and cultural experiences exist right outside your front door on Bedford Avenue.

Represented By: Alessandro Silaco of Corcoran’s Williamsburg Driggs Office.

List: $4,700,000.

East End

What’s Here: This single-floor home is on another level. It’s set directly at the water’s edge on three-and-a-half acres of splendor originally designed by Bertrand Goldberg — the Bauhaus alum whose noted works include Chicago’s Marina City — and remastered in 2002. The living room’s heated stone floors sit under mahogany-paneled ceilings, encapsulating a rustic radiance. Several seating areas surround a stone fireplace, where you can unwind or entertain with scenic Shelter Island sights through floor-to-ceiling windows. A 22,000-gallon cistern helps make the house environmentally friendly, storing water for the verdant, organic landscaping.

What We Love: Though the wildly long swimming pool is a significant exterior attraction, the main event is a 250-foot dock where you can ply your watercraft craft on West Neck Harbor.

Represented By: Gary DePersia of Corcoran’s East Hampton Office.

List: $13,950,000.

South Florida

What’s Here: Bring the tropical vacation home at this six-bed Miami Beach showstopper. You’ll find zero wrinkles across the more than 8,000 square feet here, owing to a recent $5 million redesign. Glass curtain walls make the house an indoor-outdoor dream. Turn your living room into a waterside lounge at the drop of a hat. But with 1,000+ square feet of outdoor space, it’s not the only way to enjoy the home’s exterior extravagance. Sip your morning coffee from the private bedroom balcony, swim the day away in the infinity pool, dine al fresco on the porch — there’s an outdoor kitchen — and cap things off with rooftop sunset views over Biscayne Bay.

What We Love: From a location at Biscayne Island’s eastern end, you’ll have full panoramic vistas of the bay and city skyline.

Represented By: Eloy Carmenate and Mick Duchon of Corcoran’s Miami Beach Office.

List: $21,900,000.

Tennessee

What’s Here: A meticulously restored Greek Revival residence sits on the highest point of a 66-acre property set among Franklin’s bucolic, rolling hills. Originally built in the mid-1800s, this five-bedroom house also has a parlor, sitting room, formal dining room, breakfast room, sun room, and library. The property also has several additional structures that were built match the historical style of the main house, including two barns, a carriage house, and a guest house. Even the gardens have been landscaped to echo the original 19th-century design, with boxwood topiaries, a lavender garden, a kitchen garden, a gazebo, and a fountain. 

What We Love: The attention to detail in the house’s restoration is amazing: The rooms boast period-correct wallpapers and paint colors, antique and custom-made replica chandeliers, and period-correct Wilton carpets in the parlor, dining room, and library. 

Represented By: Janet Jones of Corcoran Reverie

List: $23,250,000.

New Jersey

What’s Here: If these walls could talk, what stories they could tell! This six-bedroom Queen Anne Victorian was built in 1888 for Frederick Colver, a former mayor of Tenafly and a prominent publisher in his time. The house is part of Tenafly’s Magnolia Avenue Historic District, which was an important part of the women’s suffrage movement, home to Elizabeth Cady Stanton. In recent years, the house has been carefully restored and renovated by the current owners, with details including hardwood floors in 19 different, intricate parquet patterns, three working fireplaces, and custom stained-glass windows spread around its 3,300+ square feet.

What We Love: The Queen Anne–style architecture of this house results in quite a few charming and unusually shaped rooms, including extended bay windows (some with window seats) and sloped ceilings in many of the rooms tucked under the eaves. 

Represented By: Brett Thompson and Reed Tighe of Corcoran Baer & McIntosh.

List: $1,700,000.

 

Hudson Valley

What’s Here: This majestic lodge covers 11,500 square feet and sits on a 75+ acre property in Millbrook and was built from colossal standing dead timber logs and immense stone slabs. At the center is a dramatic great room with a 32-foot ceiling and a fireplace big enough to stand in. Walk through to the chef’s kitchen, which also connects to a full-size pub, a den, and a chess room. There’s so much to discover here, including five bedroom suites, each opening up to their own private terrace, plus a soundproofed music room/recording studio and an indoor shooting range. Outside, there’s a huge deck with a hot tub and an outdoor fireplace. 

What We Love: The property also includes a barn and three ancillary residences, while the main lodge has up-to-date mechanicals, including radiant heat throughout six zones, a 60 KW generator, a Vantage lighting and alarm system, and a Crestron sound system.

Represented By: Jason Karadus and Paula Redmond of Corcoran Country Living

List: $11,950,000

Chicago

What’s Here: Live out your main character energy in this two-bedroom, two-bathroom in Lake View’s fabulous converted Cinema Lofts. The former Belmont Theater retains its original, ornate Spanish Baroque facade, which was designed in the 1920s by architect W.W. Ahlschlager (also the man behind New York City’s Beacon Theatre). The building’s elaborate terra cotta exterior made it a local landmark for generations of moviegoers. Today, this beautifully renovated unit has 11-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and a great room with a gas fireplace. There’s also ample storage available, including a walk-in closet in the primary suite and two kitchen pantries.

What We Love: The condo includes a 500-square-foot private terrace, which is large enough for a grill, dining table, and seating area. The terrace is connected with sliding glass doors to the interior living area, making indoor-outdoor living easy. 

Represented By: Tyler Stallings of Corcoran Urban Real Estate.

List: $574,900.

Cayman Islands

What’s Here: Delight in this West Bay waterfront four-bedroom house, which includes a studio apartment over the garage with its own separate entrance. Downstairs, a covered patio with fully retractable glass doors leads to the open plan kitchen, dining and living room. The kitchen boasts Gaggenau appliances, including double professional ovens. All four of the bedrooms on the second floor have en suite bathrooms, as well as a small gym that separates the main house from the studio apartment. The studio is self-contained, with a kitchenette and full bathroom. There’s also home office on the first floor that’s an easy commute from upstairs. 

What We Love: This is Caribbean life at its finest, with a 125-foot boat dock, triple power and water pedestals, a pool right on the canal, multiple balconies, a covered patio, as well as an outdoor kitchen and dining area in the gazebo at the opposite end of the pool. 

Represented By: Paul Michael Young of Corcoran Cayman Islands

List: $5,250,000.

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