NEW DEVELOPMENT: Paris-inspired Greenwich Village homes begin leasing, HAP announces newest project | HAP

Edward J. Minskoff Equities
Village gets its own French quarter

Edward J. Minskoff Equities has introduced the first luxury homes at its Paris-inspired conversion at 37 East 12th Street.

Douglas Elliman’s Madeline Hult Elghanayan, Dennis Mangone and Kirk Rundhaug (are handling sales and marketing for the homes, for which prices start at $9 million.

“Greenwich Village is filled with historic lore and world class architecture,” said Edward J. Minskoff. “Preserving the authentic façade and interior details of 37 East 12th Street helped us retain the building’s timeless elegance — the perfect blend of old-world charm and modern day living.”

Minskoff has transformed the eight-story building with its authentic cast iron and brick façade into six unique residences; a one-of-a-kind triplex townhouse, four full-floor flats and a duplex penthouse with a private terrace.

Jason Chai of CS Architecture oversaw the property’s restoration, design and interior efforts, converting the original structure into what could become one of the most prestigious addresses in lower Manhattan.

Inspired by the grand scale of apartments along Boulevard Haussmann in Paris, the four flats are over 3,000 s/f, designed for living with an eye towards a contemporary lifestyle.

The duplex penthouse is spread out over 6,325 s/f and opens to a gallery measuring over 18 feet long. It has four bedrooms, four baths, a library, formal dining room and 1,188 s/f private rooftop terrace.

With access from a private courtyard, the three-story townhouse at 37 East 12th Street is 5,886 s/f and has a great room with a wood-burning fireplace, and custom steel and restoration-glass French doors.

A private garden in the rear completes the one-of-a-kind residence.

The extensive renovation has included a humidification system for the property, express risers, and auxiliary generator.

It has a 24-hour on-site doorman and fitness center.

HAP Investments
Developer’s dozen

HAP Investments LLC, the New York based international real estate investment and development company, announced a new project located at 284 Wadsworth Avenue, between 187th and 188th Street in Washington Heights.

The new development will be a six-story, plus basement, rental project. The 11,000 s/f building will be comprised of 10 one- and two-bedroom apartments.

HAP Investments and its architects have selected and will employ the award-winning Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) wall system for building construction.

“We are thrilled to announce this new development,” said Eran Polack, CEO of HAP Investments. “We have been a leader in development in transitional areas such as East Harlem, Harlem and Washington Heights. This project continues on our path of providing much needed housing in diverse New York City neighborhoods.”
HAP is currently developing 11 other projects in Upper Manhattan, Chelsea and one in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Tamarkin Co.
Feel good factor at 508 W24

Architect and developer Cary Tamarkin, founder of Tamarkin Co., along with Stribling Marketing Associates, have announced the new residential condominium building 508 West 24th Street is nearly sold out with only two penthouses remaining.

Closings have begun throughout the building and occupancy is immediate. Penthouse North recently went to contract.

“Penthouse North being sold within the first week of launching our penthouse collection is a great affirmation that buyers want timeless design that never goes out of style,” said Tamarkin. “Once people experience the space, they get it — great design feels good.”

The two remaining penthouses are being offered at $12.5million and $10.5 million.

Said Cathy Taub of Stribling Marketing Associates, “The two remaining penthouses are the ideal residences for sophisticated buyers who appreciate the quality and uniqueness of design for which Tamarkin has received critical acclaim.”

Stahl Organization
Renters race to Bridge St.

The Stahl Organization’s 388 Bridge Street, a 53-story, 378-unit hybrid luxury development with 234 rental apartments, 104 condominiums and 40 penthouse residences in Downtown Brooklyn, has reached 90 percent leased on the rental portion of the building.

Currently Brooklyn’s tallest residential tower, only 20 units remain for rent.

“Brooklyn has transformed into a destination and in many cases, the first choice for prospective renters and buyers. The high-level of interest in 388 Bridge Street is a reflection of how popular the borough and Downtown Brooklyn have become,” said Gregg Wolpert, Co-President of the Stahl Organization.

Exclusive leasing and marketing team, Halstead Property Development Marketing, expects that the remaining units will be leased before the end of the year.

A few of the remaining apartments vary in size from 491 square feet and go up to 1,141 square feet. Pricing ranges from $2,835 to $2,880 per month for a studio, $3,495 to $3,840 per month for a one-bedroom apartment and $5,035 to $5,760 per month for a two-bedroom apartment.

Designed by SLCE Architects, 388 Bridge Street’s rentals are located on floors seven through 31. Each somes with dedicated storage space and washers and dryers.