Friday, November 9, 2012

Coming Soon!

Coming on the Market!!!
Classic 6 room apartment newly renovated! Check back for new details coming soon!

Monday, October 22, 2012


Available January 1st! Showing beginning November 1st! This classic seven has been renovated with the perfect balance of pre war charm and modern elegance. There are gorgeous granite floors throughout, top of the line fully renovated eat in kitchen with dishwasher, washer and dryer, the formal dining room has been opened to the living room creating a spectacular open expanse that is perfect for entertaining, there are three bedrooms, one full bath and two half baths. The maids room has been cleverly converted to a home office, enjoy the equivalent of mountain fresh air with this specially designed central air conditioning system that runs through clean hepa air filters! A must see!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Congratulations in order for 12AB!! Sold and closed on September 7th!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

New Listing in the Admaston!


Rare opportunity to own the largest apartment at the ADMASTON! This is the combination of 12A and 12B, for a magnificent 3500 sqft, the layout could be very flexible since the apartments have not been put together. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pre-War Perfection!

Pre-War Perfection

The Admaston was built in 1910-11 in the Beaux Art style of the famous designers George and Edward Blum. Originally from France, the Blum brothers pursued scattered studies of architecture both in New York and in France. By 1908, they settled in New York and formed their own firm, becoming known over the next 20 years as among the most talented New York architects of the quintessential form of 20th Century urban housing in the City-the apartment building. The 12 story Admaston offers 72 spectacular apartments adorned with the exquisite and unusual terra-cotta decorative elements that quickly became Blum trademarks. From its commanding appearance right down to its smallest, most intricate detail, this stately building exemplifies the incomparable elegance and architectural integrity our hearts desire, while offering all the comforts of home we long for.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The old roof was stripped down to the quarry tiles and a new roof was installed.
Parapet covers of copper were installed.
An area was set aside as a roof garden. Paving stones were laid down and a tall iron fence was installed to outline the garden.
A gardening company was retained to design and maintain the roof garden with shrubs and seasonal plantings. An automatic watering system keeps everything green.
The roof garden is furnished with tables, umbrellas and disposable plastic furniture.
The plastic furniture is cheaper and easier to maintain than more traditional heavy wood or metal furniture.
The two water tanks are refurbished, repaired and cleaned on a regular basis.

Monday, April 30, 2012


The floor in the outer lobby was replaced with green marble.
The cabinetry and the Concierge desk was constructed of mahogany.
The lobby was renovated with new mail boxes, mahogany cabinetry, new light fixtures and new radiator covers with brass grill work.  The radiator covers and counter tops are constructed of green marble to match the floor in the outer lobby.
An Oriental carpet was purchased for the lobby.
Four Queen Anne wing chairs were purchased for the lobby.
An electric heater was installed over the main entrance to increase heat to the outer lobby.
The passenger elevator and the service elevator were completely replaced – motors, cabs, cables -- everything. 
The interior of the service elevator was refinished in textured stainless steel with a commercial tile floor.  When not in use for building maintenance, the service elevator doubles as a second passenger elevator.
The interior of the passenger elevator was refinished in wood paneling.  The floor is green marble to match the green marble in the lobbies. 
The iron grillwork at the entrance is original to the building.
The floor of the main lobby is constructed of marble tile and is original to the building. 
The hall floors are constructed of ceramic tile and are original to the building.
The huge mirrors across the back of the lobby are original to the building.
The large marble console table in the lobby is original to the building.
The lobby floor and the hall floors are given a periodic buffing with a special machine to shine and preserve them.
The missing decorative pipe on the two stone areas outside the building was replaced.
A pair of brass luggage carts are available for the convenience of residents.
                  Brass numbers have been installed on the apartment doors.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Did you know the Admaston is over 100 years old? Read the article about our facade here:


The entire façade was steam cleaned and new pointing done. 
Every five years in accordance with the New York City Local Law 11, the façade is  checked periodically for deterioration.
Any structural or cosmetic damage is corrected at the beginning of the five year cycle rather than at the end.
Over the years we have replaced pointing, terra cotta decorations (using a new process that uses a mixture of fiberglass and concrete that is created in molds made from the actual pieces of terra cotta.  This process is more impervious to wear than the original terra cotta.)  During our last façade work some 250 pieces of terra cotta were replaced.All regular windows were replaced by new double glazed windows with metal frames.
In the halls, the new stained glass windows with metal frames that are exact copies of the originals.  
The stained glass skylights in the lobby and the outer lobby are original to the building.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Gorgeous 6 room apartment coming on the market soon!! Check back for more details!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Currently available For Sale in the building:
Apartment 3D


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