An immaculate floor-through condo inspired by environmentally-friendly Passive House standards, this 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom home is a portrait of contemporary LES luxury. Features of the home include wide plank hardwood floors, keyed elevator access, triple glazed floor-to-ceiling windows with northern and southern exposure, high ceilings, an office nook serving as a optional 3rd-bedroom, a private balcony, an Energy Recovery Ventilator System, and a Miele washer/dryer with heat-pump technology. The marquee feature of this stunning residence are the dramatic, unencumbered views of One World Trade Center and the Lower Manhattan skyline.
Past a tasteful entryway space adorned with a large coat closet, the home flows into a luminous, open-concept living room, dining room, and kitchen. The living and dining rooms are saturated with southern light, while the kitchen is equipped with an eat-in peninsula, statuary quartz countertops, a matching backsplash, custom Italian cabinetry, pantry space by ALTA, and a suite of fully-integrated Miele appliances.
Both bedrooms sit on the opposite side of the home and have large closets and full en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom has a private, north-facing balcony and an en-suite with a floating double vanity, sleek Porcelanosa walls and floors, a step-in shower, and a deep soaking tub. The office nook sits between the living area and the bedrooms.
A new East Houston landmark, Houston House is just steps from numerous parks and public gardens and a continually evolving collection of restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops. Amenities include a common rooftop terrace with breathtaking views, an attended lobby, a state-of-the-art ButterflyMx virtual doorman system, bicycle storage, and a package room. It is close to the brand new Essex Crossing development, and is a short walk to the East River Promenade and the Hamilton Fish Recreation Center and Park. Nearby subway lines include the F/M/J/Z. Pets are welcome.
The East Village extends from East Houston Street to 14th Street, between Fourth Avenue and Lafayette Street and the East River. Home to the original New York punk scene and bikers for decades, the East Village has boomed in recent years into a community alive with residents from all over the world. The available housing consists mainly of walk-up buildings (many of which are now refurbished) and several new residential buildings. The East Village has become home to trendy shops, art galleries, bars and every type of cuisine imaginable. There are also several movie theaters within walking distance, including the newly renovated Sunshine Theater on Houston Street.
With the recent unprecedented rate cut by the Federal Reserve, banks have been inundated with people looking to take advantage of lower interest rates. Because of the overwhelming demand, we have not yet seen a huge reduction in mortgage rates. While we aren’t there yet, it is likely that we will see a dramatic shift in the upcoming months, which raises the question, “What does a 1 point difference in interest rate do for my bottom line?”Read more