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Brooklyn’s First Supertall Hits the Market; Cipriani Residences Coming to Miami

By: Ameena Walker

Sales Launch at Brooklyn’s First Supertall Tower From $875,000

The Brooklyn Tower’s sky-high condominiums have hit the market, with prices beginning at $875,000 for a studio and reaching as much as $8 million for a four-bedroom residence. A select number of penthouses are expected to be available for sale later this year. The borough’s first supertall tower is designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development Group, two of the firms behind Manhattan’s slender supertall at 111 West 57th Street.

The 93-story building features 150 residences with interiors by AD100 firm Gachot Studios, which pair the building’s stunning skyline and river views with custom design elements such as honey-stained white oak flooring and antique-rubbed bronze detailing. Condominium residences start on the 53rd floor and boast 11-foot ceilings, kitchens with graphite matte black and bronze cabinetry, and bathrooms with custom vanities and marble accents. The sales launch also includes a first peek inside the building.

The Brooklyn Tower will offer over 120,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities designed by Krista Ninivaggi of Woods Bagot, including three outdoor pools, a 75-foot indoor lap pool, a movie theater with a wet bar, and various lounge and game rooms. An open-air Sky Deck on the 66th floor will feature what may be the highest basketball court and dog run in any residential building worldwide, and the 85th floor will offer residents an exclusive Sky Lounge with spectacular views of Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Luxury Brand Cipriani Will Bring 80-Story Cascading Tower to Miami

Miami-based developer Mast Capital is partnering with luxury hospitality powerhouse Cipriani to bring the brand’s first ground-up development to the U.S. market. Designed by Arquitectonica, Cipriani Residences Miami will rise 80 stories in the Brickell neighborhood. The tower will feature a glassy curved facade with floor-to-ceiling windows, 10-foot ceiling heights, and views of Biscayne Bay.

All 397 residences include a terrace accessed through the primary bedroom and the great room, open eat-in kitchens with custom Italian cabinetry, and the ability to choose from various flooring options. The amenities package will include a residents-only restaurant, an elevated pool deck with two swimming pools, and several other high-end perks. Prices have yet to be revealed.

Canada’s Largest Oceanfront Penthouse Hits the Market for $38.5 Million

The sweeping triplex penthouse at Vancouver’s Three Harbour Green has come to market with a $38.5 million asking price, says Robb Report. With 8,000 square feet of interior space, the residence is the country’s largest oceanfront penthouse, as well as one of the city’s most expensive listings. 

The penthouse has four bedrooms and five bathrooms as well as 20-foot ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the home with natural light, panoramic views of the ocean, the city’s skyline, and the mountains beyond. There’s an additional 4,700 square feet of outdoor space, including a 2,500-square-foot zen garden with lounge areas and entertaining spaces. Parking is no problem, as the residence comes with a seven-car private garage, along with three security rooms and storage space.

Luxury real estate sales in Vancouver remain on the rise. Last year, the city saw a 171% increase in sales for properties priced over $3.14 million, validating its position as Canada’s most expensive real estate market.

Waldorf Astoria New York Debuts Curated Presidential Library

After celebrating 90 years on Park Avenue, Waldorf Astoria New York is partnering with the White House Historical Association to bring the first-ever curated library, the Presidential Library, to the iconic building as an amenity for residents of The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria. The library will feature rare biographies of the hotel’s renowned guests, memorabilia representing former U.S. presidents, and a private bar with a curated cocktail menu of favorite drinks of every U.S. president.

Residences at The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria are available for purchase, with prices starting at $1.825 million for a studio.

Bethenny Frankel Unloads SoHo Loft for Nearly $7 Million

The Real Housewives of New York City alumnus Bethenny Frankel has parted ways with her SoHo loft. Listed last April for $6.95 million, the 4,000-square-foot abode has been snatched up by an unnamed buyer, the New York Post reports. 

Frankel purchased the four-bedroom residence for $4.2 million in 2017 and revamped the space a year later by refinishing the wood floors, upgrading the kitchen with marble countertops and lacquer cabinets, and adding some pizzazz to the three bathrooms. The loft also offers a beauty room, a spacious home office, a great room with 11-foot-high ceilings, and an enviable walk-in closet.