Stephen talks to the New York Post about the booming UWS and the new project he’s working on with GTIS Partners.
“…And at 101 W. 78th St., GTIS Partners is planning a 16-unit conversion (which will be done in stages) going on the market this fall.
For many of these projects, the idea is simple — spruce up a classic and combine units: 498 West End Ave., for example, is a Neville & Bagge building erected in 1910. “We’re going to be taking the whole thing and preserving the exterior — including putting on things like the missing cornices — and bringing her back to all her former glory,” says Louise Phillips Forbes of Halstead, who is handling sales. In addition to the apartments, CetraRuddy is adding a new lobby, fitness room and playroom.
“It’s very interesting to see how people lived when [these buildings] were first built,” says Stephen Sills, the designer on 101 W. 78th St., which was originally built in 1901. “There was so much natural light in these apartments [and the original builders] didn’t take advantage of the space.”…”
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