Many brokers specifically highlight the esteemed architect Rosario Candela who designed many of New York's most prized pre-war buildings in the 1920's. Today, the architect name that automatically messages to the world quality architecture, superb layouts and the evolution of classic apartments into homes that function beautifully for today's lifestyle is Robert A. M. Stern.
COMPASS represents several of Stern's current newest buildings including the magnificent Crescent Nob Hill in San Francisco, The Benson at 1045 Madison Avenue, 150 East 78th Street and 200 East 83rd Street in Manhattan. Stern became most famous for his design of 15 Central Park West, the limestone clad re-interpretation of pre-war co-op living in a condo with full services and amenities. It sold for record pricing, the highest sell out in New York's condo history at the time. A decade later, 220 Central Park South - also designed by Stern - has made global headlines for housing the sale of the most expensive apartment in US history. Apartments in this building have generated the vast majority of the most expensive sales in the past two years in New York City.
While there are varying opinions on a Stern design, everyone has to agree these modern/classic apartments, usually clad in limestone or brick, are superbly proportioned and laid out, often in prime locations. In turn, they hold their value and command a price premium, consistently. Seldom, if ever, does a single architect's name automatically deliver a real estate valuation "security blanket".