Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Artshot: John Baldessari

1. John Baldessari, Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis
2. 14th Street MTA Stop, Tanquerey Ad featuring Branford Marsalis

Monday, November 26, 2012

Simply Lovely: Flatiron

 With clean, modern finishes and spacious rooms, this two bedroom in Flatiron is the perfect share for the discriminating. Laundry, gym, roofdeck, doorman....it's the perfect "blank slate" to create a home that is uniquely yours, in a neighborhood that is walkable to Chelsea, West Village, Gramercy, Union Square.

Location: Flatiron
Ammenities: Doorman, Elevator, Laundry in Building, Roofdeck, Gym
Special Features: Stainless Appliances, Beautifully Tiled Bath, Two Bathrooms, Great Views, Incredible Location
 Rent: 5,295.00/ mo.
Contact: George Case at Citi Habitats, 773.983.0513

Friday, November 16, 2012

One Bedroom: Greenwich Village

 I love this building...the street (at University), the lobby, the super- it really is welcoming. Impeccably maintained, this unit is almost 700sf and feels even bigger with an eat-in kitchen, ample foyer and well-sized living and bedrooms. It's gracious living at a reasonable price.

Location: Greenwich Village
Ammenities: Elevator, Laundry in Building
Special Features: Vaulted Ceilings, Marble Bath, Foyer, Incredible Location
 Rent: 3,950.00/ mo.
Contact: George Case at Citi Habitats, 773.983.0513

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Artshot: Mimi Vang Olsen, West Village

Whether you've seen her cards and calenders in stores or you've passed by her neighborhood fixture of a studio on Hudson in the West Village- you've probably contemplated having your pets portrait done by Mimi Vang Olsen. Her style is based on itinerate american folk paintings of the 19th century and she, after years of doing this work, is a master. Remarkably detailed with lyrical forms and patterns, her custom pet portraits are truly making the trip to her studio to see- not to mention, she's very charming!

Where: 545 Hudson Street, West Village
Who: Mimi Vang Olsen
What: Custom Pet Portait Artist

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Gothic Touch: Inspired by the Churchyard

Inspired by the church view of the East Village two bedroom I showed you Monday, I've decided to divulge some secret obsessions: Darryl Carter and Gothic / Gothic Revival Decor. As I've been searching, I find it's no wonder that Mr. Carter is a fav- juxtaposing traditional forms and styles with a clean, modern palate, making every element in the room seem scupltural and important. What I've shown of Mr. Carter's has gothic elements that highlight what he does best.  I'm not one for excess ornamentation, but I do love the quality of craftsmanship (let's face it, laquered fiberboard is a bit soulless) and the patina of a historic piece.

1. Jayne Thompson Antiques French Oak Frame
2. A Darryl Carter Space from Architectural Digest
4. Chandeliers at Christie's
5.7. Darryl Carter's Retail Space in D.C
6. Stained Glass Panel via Liveauctioneers
8. Painted Gothic Chair Set

Monday, November 12, 2012

Down by the Churchyard: East Village

This is a great opportunity to rent on one of the prettiest (and truthfully, most convenient) corners in the East Village. Listed as a two bedroom (it's railroaded), I think this is a perfect unit for a single or a couple that would like an extra room for an office or for storage. It's a side unit, so there are windows in every room and french doors-  light and bright. The price is great for the area, so give me a call if your in the market to take a look!

Location: East Village
Special Features: Lovely Views, French Doors, Incredible Location, One Flight Walk-up
 Rent: 2,950.00/ mo.
Contact: George Case at Citi Habitats, 773.983.0513