Street Art Meets Real Estate
Elusive street artist Alec Monopoly has left his mark on the inside of 400 West 12th Street: Unit 3K in the Robert A.M. Stern–designed Manhattan condominium comes with two commissioned Monopoly works—one painted on a door and another on a marble countertop.
The door features Hasbro’s Mr. Monopoly with spray-paint cans, while the countertop, located next to the kitchen sink, sports a stylized resin Monopoly board sealed into the marble.
“This was the first opportunity I had to truly integrate my art into a property,” Monopoly tells AD PRO. “I loved the idea of having something aesthetically artistic but also having the duality of being able to actually play Monopoly on it.”
The two-bed, three-bath home is now on the market for $4,950,000 with Douglas Elliman’s Brent Rogol.
Alec Monopoly’s creation.
Scandinavian Inspired in New York City
Landsea Homes and DNA Development have launched sales at Förena, the Scandinavia-inspired condo designed by Morris Adjmi Architects on the historic northeast corner of Sixth Avenue and 14th Street in Manhattan, once home to Merce Cunningham’s first dance studio.
Förena is Swedish for “unite,” chosen because the 12-story tower being uniquely situated at the nexus of four New York neighborhoods—Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Union Square, and the Flatiron District.
The 50-unit building, which will sport a soothing Zen garden and landscaped rooftop with dining facilities, is ideal for buyers “who crave that incredible Downtown energy but also desire a laid-back and peaceful lifestyle in an exquisite home,” said Fredrik Eklund of the Eklund-Gomes Team, which is handling sales, in a statement.
Prices for the one-, two-, and three-bedroom homes start at $1.3 million, with construction expected to finish by year’s end.
The Zen garden.
A Hot Development in South Florida
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Already 80% sold, Solemar broke ground in South Florida’s Pompano Beach last week and will soon become the premier beachside condominium in the emerging area north of Fort Lauderdale.
A collaboration between Miami-based architecture firm Arquitectonica and New York interior design team Meyer Davis, the 105-residence tower will offer two- to three-bedroom homes starting at $1.8 million, with a trio of penthouses on the 21st floor starting at $5.25 million.
Solemar’s brisk pre-construction sales are telling of how hot Pompano Beach is becoming: The area has been undergoing a yearslong redevelopment with a “fishing village” theme, Bisnow reports, with a renovated pier, new shops and restaurants, and a beachfront Hilton hotel.
“This groundbreaking signifies another step forward for the burgeoning destination and solidifies a new lifestyle standard for our future residents,” Related Group vice president Nicholas Pérez tells AD PRO.
A preview of Solemar.