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I was commissioned by Keller Williams NYC to write the following descriptions for luxurious pieces of real estate in New York City.

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Luxury Real Estate Descriptions

150 East 78th Street

150 East 78th Street offers expertly-crafted units by the award-winning Robert A.M. Stern Architects. With an architectural structure consisting of limestone, brick, metal, and glass, it provides an elegant and almost untouchable touch of class. The building’s elegance is bolstered by its double-height arched windows, voussoir brickwork, and French balconies. It’s easy to live your best life in one of these residences with amenities ready to suit and embrace your modern lifestyle.

Featuring interiors by the Paris-born turned Upper East Side local, AD 100 designer Robert Couturier, they’re ready to be adapted to your needs. As Couturier’s first fully-commissioned residential building, the residences tap into the neighborhood’s style while following the building’s architectural lead. In collaboration with the master kitchen designer himself, Christopher Peacock, Couturier has fitted every residence’s kitchen to be a functional masterpiece.

Complete with half-floor and full-floor homes and full-floor and duplex penthouses, 150 East 78th Street offers residences to match the complexities of your life. Each penthouse includes private terraces, glass conservatories designed with an ornate metal framework, classical pilasters, fluted metal panels, well-thought entablatures, and ornamental moldings. Upper floors offer expansive, seemingly never-ending, views of the Upper East Side, the Midtown skyline, and Central Park.

Beckford House

Featuring 1-3 condominium residences per floor and spanning 21 stories high, Beckford House contains 32 two-to five-bedroom homes, three full-floor penthouses, and one duplex. This incredible piece of architecture is developed on a foundation of quality. From its hand-laid Indiana limestone to its clean, modern style, Beckford House stands out in a crowd among the bustling streets of the Upper East Side. Complete with Juliet balconies, it provides unparalleled views of New York City’s skyline, and offers a plethora of amenities to meet your modern lifestyle.

Each residence. featuring ceilings spanning up to over eleven feet high, expertly blends modern luxury with classical appreciations. Geometric cornicing, rift and quarter-sawn oak flooring, and statuary marble line each residence. Christopher Peacock, renowned kitchen designer, hand-crafted each kitchen with marble slab countertops and Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. With open floor spaces that scream modern luxury, large windows providing a healthy source of natural light, incredible views of New York City, these residences are nothing less than enviable.

Beckford House provides residents with world-class amenities. Its ornate lobby makes a long-lasting first impression. Residents are entitled to use a stunning reception room and private lounge, complete with a dining room, wet bar, and fireplace. The 22nd floor features an expansive roof terrace, outdoor kitchen, and ambient views and sounds of the streets below. Health matters, which is why there’s a large fitness center complete with a yoga studio dedicated to helping you maintain and advance your health at all times.

301 East 80th Street

Elegantly situated on a prime corner of the Upper East Side, Beckford Tower features expertly-crafted stonework. Spanning 31 floors of hand-laid Indiana limestone and Brynne brownstone, the Tower offers seventy-two 1- to 6-bedroom condominium residences along with three crown penthouses. Pulling inspiration from the iconic architecture of its surrounding neighborhood, the Tower provides a unique take on modern living.

Residences feature spacious layouts complete with geometric cornicing, herringbone-laid oak, and statuary marble. Their ceilings span to over thirteen feet high. Penthouse residences offer Upper East Side living in an over the top manner, with outdoor spaces, master suites, kitchens, and formal entertaining rooms with custom limestone fireplaces imported directly from England.

Featuring a vaulted lobby illuminated with a classic chandelier, a grand reception room, and stunning library lounge, the Tower is an inviting retreat in which you will want to spend some time. The residents-only piano bar and lounge create an exclusive membership-only club in which privacy and exclusivity are valued. The Tower’s game room is fit for enthusiasts of all types, complete with a foosball table, pop-a-shot, pool table, ping-pong table, and TV/electronic gaming center. Children are thought of and respected at the Tower as well. The Tower features a children’s playroom, designed by the award-winning Rolo team.

Entertainers are welcome. The Tower’s party room and catering kitchen are fit for a variety of events, formal or otherwise. A double-height basketball half-court, fitness center, and yoga and training studio offer approximately 3,000 square feet of mind-body elevation space. These spaces are complimented with a 65-foot swimming pool enclosed in glass and surrounded by stunning glass mosaics.

The Tower is situated in one of New York City’s most sought-after neighborhoods. It is a place where art, culture, acclaimed restaurants, cafes, and New York City’s finest schools come together. The neighborhood’s historical architecture speaks volumes without saying a word. Public transportation is located nearby, offering quick and easy access to downtown New York City.

555 West End Avenue

555 West End Avenue is a one-of-a-kind luxury condominium building. This meticulously restored architectural gem features a breathtaking structural design by Tamarkin Co. With thirteen incredible 3-5 bedroom homes featuring excessive space, fitting layouts, and flawless detailing surrounded by upper-class apartment homes of West End Avenue, this building’s architecture has a sense of  character and authenticity that rivals the most exclusive buildings in New York City.

Over the years, 555 West End Avenue has become a recognizable landmark within the Riverside-West End Historic District. Its stunning architecture, high ceilings, monstrous windows, and  overall structure make it a timeless classic. Tamarkin Co. has perfectly restored the building’s original details, including its carved stone façade and limestone window bays

Offering personal attention and tailored service amenities in the manner of exclusive doorman buildings of New York City, you’re sure to make the most of your time here with the least amount of effort. The building’s lobby entrance is attended 24/7, providing a classical sense of Upper West Side exclusivity and security. Residents are able to utilize refrigerated storage, a bike room, and a stroller valet.

Each residence includes its own private storage space. The building’s gym features state-of-the-art equipment in a daylit studio. Residents can also enjoy the building’s exclusive recreation room, complete with a wet bar, stools, pool table, dartboard, lounge chairs, and a modern big screen TV.

152 East 87th Street

The Alyn residences, designed by world-renowned architect, Ismael Leyva, provide luxurious condominium-sized layouts for spacious 1- to 5-bedroom homes. Each residence features towering floor-to-ceiling windows, expansive views of the city, and rooms flooded with natural light. Master suites include five-fixture baths and large walk-in closets. Full floor penthouses come complete with expansive terraces that include entertainment kitchens.

Residences include six-foot white oak hardwood floors complimented with solid wood doors and designer hardware. Their modern kitchens come complete with Miele appliances, stunning natural stone countertops with a waterfall edge design, and glass-front soft-close doors and drawers.

The Alyn represents five-star service and nothing less. With a 24/7 doorman and concierge, full-time live-in resident manager, and a staff of porters and handymen, it guarantees around the clock service. With our concierge service, this level of service begins before you move into your new residence. We coordinate the details for you, as well as year-round reservations at New York’s best restaurants and entertainment, so you can focus on what’s really important — enjoying life.

Featuring an expansive 2,600 square foot outdoor terrace with stunning gardens and an outdoor kitchen, the Alyn is perfect for those who like hosting events. It has unobstructed views of Carnegie Hall, the Upper East Side, Central Park, the Reservoir, and more. Select residences include private terraces, providing new perspectives on the Alyn’s uptown panorama and opportunities for outdoor entertainment.

Designed by Homage, a renowned fitness firm, the Alyn’s expansive fitness center covers 2,300 square feet and spans two levels. The studio features professional equipment and programming, including a sprinting turf, bay cardio machines, free weights, a treatment room, complimentary private classes, personal training, and an outdoor relaxation space.

707 West End Avenue

Nestled in the heart of New York City, the Haswell provides a unique blend of architectural, intellectual, and cultural expression.

Named after Andrew Haswell Green, the man behind Central Park’s world-famous design, the building embodies everything he stood for: urban dwellers harmoniously  living within nature.

The building houses 64 apartment residences occupying 16 floors. Its location gives homeowners unparalleled views of the Hudson River.

Designed and constructed by PBDW Architects, the Haswell includes a stunning library as well as a plethora of other amenities appreciated by residents daily. Residences come with high ceilings, open floor plans, a state-of-the-art kitchen complete with floor-to-ceiling windows. Expansive views of the Hudson River is an understatement.

Conveniently located near several subway lines and incredible dining and shopping experiences,  traveling throughout the City and finding something to do cannot be easier.

200 East 21st Street

A priceless Gramercy provenance together with a nuanced design narrative, 200 East 21st Street stands as a distinctive statement inspired by the romance of its neighborhood’s history, architecture, and parks. With an eye on a sustainable future within a coveted downtown location, 200 East 21st Street is the latest addition to Alfa Development’s Green Collection of properties targeting LEED-Gold Certification.

The layered materiality and façade depth is articulated with gracious European windows. Light within the residences generously shapes the modern lives and thoughtful living within each residence. This building is a quiet but commanding presence moments from Gramercy Park and forever a compelling addition to the history it evokes.

Every detail in the 200 East 21st Street residences, designed by Champalimaud, has been thoughtfully considered from the moment you enter onto the windowed elevator landing. Showcasing natural textures that relate to the surrounding parks, airy living spaces provide a sensory experience with every surface.

Homes are illuminated by views of Gramercy and beyond, utilizing multiple exposures to welcome in light throughout the day. Fine details like oak veneer entry and interior doors, wide-plank engineered oak floors, Valli & Valli nickel door hardware, and oversized European windows with bronze colored frames bring a sophisticated material palette to elegant living spaces. State-of-the-art energy efficient systems and equipment work day and night to provide the most comfortable and sustainable everyday living experience.

The serene and sustainable Wellness Center designed by Champalimaud features a convivial residents lounge with a fireplace, library wall with built-in mirrored flat screen television, and billiards area. The entertaining kitchen by Poliform is designed to enhance the lounge for private parties or other events. A fully equipped sun filled fitness area features an array of exercise machines as well as a yoga and stretching space. A skylit flexible studio space is provided for yoga, meditation, arts, meetings, or other uses. The 3,000 square foot 2nd floor Wellness Center also features a spa treatment room and sauna. On the roof, residents will find an airy shared terrace lounge designed by Landscape Architect Halsted Welles with expansive views east and north.

The architectural fabric of the surrounding area is a visible connection to the past. Its tree-lined streets and historic buildings remind you of the Gilded Age of Gramercy…and the ideals of urban living. At the heart of the Gramercy experience is the living stillness of not one, but three parks that border it: Union Square, Gramercy Park, and Madison Square Park.