The Real Deal

New York Pre-War Buildings Converted into Condos

I N D U S T R Y  NEWS, July 31, 2007

by Kelly Sheehan, Online News Editor

New York – Model condos have opened at The Dover, a condominium conversion project located on West 123rd Street in Manhattan. The renovation of the 12 -unit complex, comprised of two pre-war brownstones, was designed by Abraham Bloch Architect, based in New York.

New York -based Manor Properties Group LLC is the project’s developer. In addition, the development firm is exclusively handling condo sales. “The most important part of the project is how the integrity of the neighborhood has been maintained,” Simon Shamilzadeh of Manor Properties Group tells MHN. “It’s also on a beautifully tree- lined block, so you have a little bit of a suburban feeling in an urban area. There’s room to breathe.”

The Dover blends modern interiors with the charm of its decorative fireplaces as well as original high ceilings and facades, complete with exposed brick. The buildings were previously occupied by apartments.

One- and two -bedroom condos are priced from $580,000 to $840,000. Condos feature living rooms, dining nooks, granite countertops, stainless steel Energy Star-rated appliances, Shaker-style cabinetry, floor-to-ceiling ceramic bathroom tile, and contemporary fixtures.

Shamilzadeh says that the project will likely be completed by late August or early September. Manor Properties Group and Abraham Bloch Architect were interested in renovating the property because there have recently been several successful condo conversion projects in the area.