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Laurence P. Mitchell
New York City
Associate Broker, Prudential Douglas Elliman NYC
Interests: Mad about good architecture, interior design, photography (in a previous work life I was the Photography Director at Cosmopolitan), dogs, tell-all biographies- think Anna Wintour, Diana Vreeland, Helen Gurley Brown (I like smart women!). I attended Catholic University in Washington, DC and graduated from NYU with a BA in Journalism and English. Right now I live Way Out West on West End Avenue (I'm a devoted Upper Westsider!). Where I'm always happy: body surfing in Waikiki.
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Don't let the deumure Queen Ann exterior deceive you! The 10,000+ square foot residence is far from retiring! A soup to nuts gut renovation includes a glass domed roof and artrium filling every floor with happiness and light! Invite the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2014 at NYCOpenHouse
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Long considered the creme de la creme of Park Avenue edifices, 740 Park has long been home to titans of industry and A-list power players- think Rockefellers, Jackie Kennedy nee Bouvier, Steve Schwarzman, David Koch, Vera Wang. In 1978 France... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at NYCOpenHouse
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West 67th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue is a charming and historic enclave characterized by a well tended allee of shade trees and a compilation of notable residential buildings constructed with artists in mind. Many of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at NYCOpenHouse
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Selling that UWS Classic Six to start a new life on distant shores but just can't completely pry yourself from The Big Apple? This enchanting pied a terre at chic 10 MItchell Place might be the perfect antidote to those... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at NYCOpenHouse
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Despite many suitors it's not often a case of love at first sight with me. Apt. 6A at 125 East 72nd Street, however, is a definite exception! A gracious wallpapered gallery welcomes visitors to a most glamourous residence comprised of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at NYCOpenHouse
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Who cares if it's only 464 square feet when you can throw kisses to this Mahanttan vista from a magical perch high on the 44th floor of 400 Fifth Ave. Talk about being on top of the world! And with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at NYCOpenHouse
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Bunny Lambert Mellon, heiress to the Listerine and Gillette Razor fortune and widow of banking heir Paul Mellon has put her City digs on the block. The lovely back, side and front gardens of this trophy property at 125 East... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2013 at NYCOpenHouse
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Recent inclement weather had me hankering for a cozy spot to settle in with the Sunday NYT Real Estate Section and if I had my way that ideal harbor of respite would be this library at the elegant 1170 Fifth... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at NYCOpenHouse
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Spectacular Alpine Mansion is New Jersey's answer to Downton Abbey! (And only 15 miles from Midtown!) Particulars: 30,000 square feet which includes a ballroom, conservatory, screening room, regulation size indoor basketball court, wine cave, massage room, elevator, three kitchens, library,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2013 at NYCOpenHouse
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Baronial double-height living room is the perfect venue for unveiling your latest Rothko, Warhol or Joan Mitchell. Entertain like-minded art aficionados while surveying an unparalleled view of The Museum of Natural History and beyond through North facing floor to ceiling... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2013 at NYCOpenHouse
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One venerable crystal company is spreading its wings and executing a perfect dive into the frenetic NYC Real Estate Market. The Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York at 20 West 53rd St - just off of Fifth Avenue on West... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2013 at NYCOpenHouse
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Billion dollar views abound from every direction in this 64th floor six bedroom / six and one half bath furnished trophy rental. Redefine "staycation" as you luxriate with a sip of Dom Perignon in your very own Sunset Room, take... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2012 at NYCOpenHouse
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At just under 11,000 square feet this Ritz Carlton penthouse could almost be measured in acres! Incredible Central Park Views and a prime Central Park South location make this glamourous and elegant condo the perfect pied a terre. Only requirements?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2012 at NYCOpenHouse
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Perpetually happy potter and designer Jonathan Adler has enlivened a 19th Century Limestone triplex with a modern take on contemporary living. A classic facade belies a fun and luxurious interior that pops with color and fun. This four bedroom home... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2012 at NYCOpenHouse
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Forget Central Park Vistas, sometimes the billion dollar view can be seen from the outside looking in. As proof to this way of thinking I offer Exhibit A (see photo): A cavernous at-home gallery sporting 18 foot ceilings- the perfect... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2012 at NYCOpenHouse
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On the Market: Historic Blairsden, a Beaux Arts treasure, was lovingingly constructed in 1902 as the country home of C. Ledyard Blair, a noted financier and banking heir. The 34 acre property is situated in the bucolic hills of New... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2011 at NYCOpenHouse
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Sometimes you just enter an apartment and no matter how diminutive or grand you can just get the sense that you've crossed the threshold into a happy home. This is certainly the feeling I had on a recent visit to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at NYCOpenHouse
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Don't miss Traditional Homes' Holiday House 2011- a show house open now until December 11th at 2 East 63rd St. Top designers show off their ample talents with inspiring and sometimes humorous takes on various traditional and not so traditional... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2011 at NYCOpenHouse
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Long the epitome of Park Avenue Grandeur, The Waldorf Astoria remains a top tier address for anyone wanting to experience City life as though it were an elegant lyric from one of the property's most notable past residents- legendary composer... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2011 at NYCOpenHouse
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Extell's One57 currently under constrution on West 57th Street is just approaching the 50th story passing the halfway mark to its final height of 90 stories. The site, just across from Carnegie Hall, once held several five story converted townhouses... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2011 at NYCOpenHouse
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As a undergraduate at that noble institution known as New York University I often fantasized about living in one of the stately townhouses neighboring the school on the north side of Washington Square Park. As an English major it was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at NYCOpenHouse
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Established in 1917, Hotel des Artistes is one of New York City's oldest co-ops. It's long been one of the Upper West Side's most beloved architectural treasures and not just because it's ideally situated across from Central Park on one... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at NYCOpenHouse
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Just in case you might have some loose change around-- a trophy penthouse at legendary 15 Central Park West has just hit the market. The 6,744 square feet residence has four master bedrooms, a living room of grand proportions, corner... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2011 at NYCOpenHouse
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In my dreamy-eyed youth the words "penthouse" and "swimming pool" always evoked a kind of glamour I aspired to but never did I pair the two together until I discovered this mansion in the sky at the coveted Excelsior at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2011 at NYCOpenHouse
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Seems Santa isn't as elusive as previously thought as I've uncovered what is sure to be his secret Gramercy Park Residence. This three bedroom floor-through is in a landmarked double wide townhouse complete with keyed elevator to ensure privacy from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2011 at NYCOpenHouse