Did you know that New York Penthouses used to be used for mechanics and servants’ quarters!? According to Andrew Alpern’s foundational text, “Luxury Apartment Houses of Manhattan: An Illustrated History,” before 1922, the tops of Manhattan skyscrapers were reserved for elevator closets, janitors’ offices, and servants’ quarters, not the socially elite. It’s hard to imagine that this penthouse space, now so coveted by those who wish for a luxurious city-dwelling lifestyle, was once allocated to elevator pulleys and machinery. That all changed in the early 1920s when publisher Conde Nast commissioned the first well-known luxury penthouse at 540 Park Avenue and proceeded to host the bulk of New York’s elite social class at her famous parties.
Now, New York City penthouses are arguably the most luxurious living accommodations in the world. Offering the convenience of an apartment, the square footage of a home, and a premiere design touch, New York City penthouses are the dream homes of many. If you have the means to purchase a New York City penthouse, doing so is an excellent personal and business choice. New York City Penthouse living is the ultimate in luxury, comfort, and convenience. Living in a penthouse offers an excellent way to experience both the excitement of the city and the peaceful joy of private home life.
4 years ago, my life changed forever. My mom always used to talk about real estate. The people around me always talked about how one day they’ll get in it. Everyone talked about how it’s the “thing to do” but no one was doing it. I was a college kid who had zero experience in the field. I met @mikeyy_justdoit at a Starbucks in Midtown West (instantly, he was my girlfriend). Couple weeks later, I’m on my first showing. Fully suited, sweating my ass off, can’t even hold my umbrella straight, trying to remember what the formula for a mortgage was in case my rental client asked me. Closed my first deal ever. .
These past 4 years have been absolutely wild. From closing my first deal, to filming a TV show with @ryanserhant to show people how to become better agents, to becoming the Director of Operations at @undorm, to laying in beds in million dollar homes while filming for @milliondollarlistingny with @fredrikeklundny What a crazy ass 4 years it’s been.
I say none of this to impress you, but to impress upon you, anything is possible. I was broke as fuck 4 years ago. I knew how to make cupped ramen like 8 different ways. Shit was hard. .
I’ll tell you right now, real estate isn’t easy. There’s a lot of things you can’t control. But that’s exactly what life is, a lot of stuff you can’t control. It’s all about how you react and adapt. A lot of people doubted me. “Why don’t you go for steady income instead” or “does that even pay that well”. So many people doubted me, but here I am. I’m NYC’s Bearded Real Estate Agent/ Investor. .
I’m telling you right now, if you have a dream, go get that shit. Fuck what everyone else is telling you. They’re doubting you because they can’t see themselves doing it. They don’t believe in themselves. Believe in yourself. And pray hard. Our work, God’s plan.
And if you’re looking to buy, sell or rent in NYC, you know who to DM 😉
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We got snowed in last night in Hell’s Kitchen. Checkout studios starting at $2900, 1Bds at $3400 & 2Bds at $4850. DM for details or to setup a viewing.
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FiDi - So hot right now. Views of the World Trade Center and grub like this? What else can you ask for?@DaClaudioNYC@20broad
Ready to get cozy? Here are photos from one of our bedrooms in our 2BR apartments. Yes, that's a Queen size bed in there! Look at all that space and the beautiful natural sunlight ☀️ coming in! The perfect way to take in a sunrise or sunset while still lounging in bed. Or, grab a cup of coffee ☕ or glass of vino 🍷 and sit out on your private balcony and listen to the waves 🌊 crashing on the shores of #RockawayBeach ⛱
The choice is yours when you rise with The Tides!
More photos coming, so #StayTuned
<538 Washington Ave 2B>
This open-floored 3 bed/ 3 bath #condo features a formal dining room, a windowed home office, and beautifully appointed kitchen and bathrooms that perfectly complement the large living space. Entertaining is effortless in the modern kitchen which features #Cervaiole marble slab countertops, #Glassos crystal white tile backsplashes, a custom, fully-integrated Liebherr refrigerator, and Bosh stainless steel cooktop and oven.
Located in the heart of #ClintonHill, you're surrounded by shops, entertainments, restaurants, and less than a block away from the subway! (More info in bio)
Schedule a private viewing today, call/text:
David Chi: 646-286-5755
Nicholas Lounsbury: 978-394-7602 | @macleanlounsbury
✨NEW LISTING✨ Check out the beautiful features of apt 3C at 300 Central Park West. This bright and sunny three bedroom, three bathroom home is in one of the finest Art Deco buildings in Manhattan: The Eldorado - looking over the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park. 👉🏻 Swipe for more photos of this gorgeous property, and tap the link in our bio to learn more.
Homebuyers in NYC are finding lasting value in newly constructed condos under $1 million. Our Washington Heights development, The Highbridge, was recently featured in the @nytimes as being one of those great finds! #HAP
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If Instagram doesn’t inspire you, you’re following the wrong people.
Follow 👉📸 @papakila 👈
- 1.888.NY.HOMES - Vanity Number is available for sale. This is a great vanity number for New York Real Estate Broker, New York Mortgage Broker, New York Home Builder and etc.
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Contact James Steppe at [email protected] or call 617-777-9000 for transfer details. $4999.00
Working from home has its benefits. After many nomadic years and putting it off, @framebridge has done an amazing job to help me get my act together. Not a sponsored post! just really happy with their team of designers and the app makes it easy to get rolling. Only into plugging things I actually use. Finally able to see my random collection of prints and paintings (primarily strange florals, animals eating other animals, and anything with a skeleton in it) hidden all around the house, which makes all the difference as we head into winter (😭).
Friends!! A room is opening up in my beautiful Fort Greene 2 bedroom - December or January move in!! The available bedroom is the larger room in the apartment with a good-sized closet. The main room is a very large open kitchen/living room. There is an ELEVATOR (!!), a furnished roof space, and a garbage chute/recycling room next door. Some nice things about the apartment: central heat/air, communal record player with (if I do say so myself) a rad record collection, a keyboard, a nice kitchen with all the spices you could want, a closet for shoes, a small balcony, and a ridiculously large collection of books that you are welcome to use. The building is steps away from Fort Greene Park (which hosts a great farmer's market) and the surrounding street is full of awesome restaurants and shops. Rent is $1350/month, plus utilities. A year commitment is preferable, but I'm open to discussing a shorter period.
I have lived here for over two years now and I love it so deeply. I've really poured a lot of effort into making it a beautiful, comfortable space, and I would love to find a lovely person to share it with. Even if you're not looking to move, I'd so appreciate if you would tag people who might be interested! #apartment#newyork#nyc#newyorkapartment#nycapartments#nycapartment
Concentrating hard on the TASSEL at hand #badpuns
^and today, that meant checking things off the wedding planning list! Think we finally made some progress HALLELUJAH 🙌🏻 if you guys have any wedding planning tips please share! It’s so hard for someone as indecisive as me! 👰🏻
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