John Gomes knows good homes. As co-founder of Douglas Elliman’s star-studded Eklund| Gomes team, he’s earned a reputation as one of the most well-known and loved realtors in the luxury market.
Whether you’re looking for more space in New York City, a backyard by the beach in Los Angeles or a bigger pool in Miami, Gomes and his team will find what you need and then some.
Today, he shares with us some of the most stunning NYC homes he helped clients turn into a home in January of 2022.
From sky-high penthouses with sweeping views to historical-homes with lots of charm, here’s how his clients are living the ultimate high life.
Last Asking: $16.5M
Spanning 3,950-square feet, this 4-bedroom and 4.5-bathroom beauty offers plenty of calm amid the big city. From San Francisco-based designer Douglas Dirkin, blond wood floors, thoughtful mirrors and intentional light fixtures brighten the space and make the most of the natural light.
“Our client was looking for an airy residence flooded with light in a landmark building, and 443 was just that,” Gomes says. “The ceiling heights soared over 10 feet, and the large windows provided views of Tribeca from every room.”
Last Asking: $7.795M
As if this 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom apartment, offering 2,818-square-feet of space, wasn't stunning in its own right; this luxury get-away wins for location, location, location!
“For buyers new to New York, having views of Madison Square Park and the City Sky Line is at the top of everyone’s list,” Gomes say. “Our buyer was blown away by views framing the city skyline like art, and fell in love immediately. [The building at] 10 Madison Square West has extensive luxury amenities including a live-manager, 60-foot heated lap pool, Pilates studio, playroom and more.”
Last Asking: $6.75M
Spacious and subtle, this 3-bedroom and 3-bathroom condo enjoys an open-concept living room, dining room and kitchen with walls of windows that allow for northern and eastern exposure.
“Flatiron is the perfect place to find a gorgeous apartment and be situated around Madison Square Park,” Gomes says. “When Ryan Stenta brought his buyer to this apartment, they were blown away by how Flatiron is changing their luxury apartment industry by creating luxe residences like this one.”
Last Asking: $6.95M
Originally designed by Gachot Studies, this 3,094-square-foot abode features three bedrooms and four bathrooms, plus two manicured terraces for summer day soirees.
“Another gorgeous condo in one of my personal favorites, Tribeca,” Gomes says. “When our agent, Ryan Kaplan, discovered that AD100 firm Gachot Studios was behind this project, he knew this would be perfect for his buyer. Perfectly poised high above the cobblestone streetscape, this condo even comes with a lushly-landscaped courtyard designed by esteemed Deborah Nevins.”
Last Asking: $12,950,000
With 7,700-square-feet of space, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and completely unobstructed views of the city, who wouldn't want to live in this sky-high pent house? It's truly the stuff of NYC dreams.
“This one is very special to me as I represented the developer, who I worked very closely with on every aspect of the design and marketing of the building,” Gomes says. “The project was a huge success, and we just sold out!”
Last Asking: 10,250,000
Built in 1825, this 4-bedroom and 4-bathroom home was the earliest house featured on its row. The home is historic, but the interior stays modern with touches of elegance that keep its classic charm.
“This is a beautiful example of one of those charming, historical properties in New York that a few lucky buyers are able to purchase,” Gomes says. “What drove the price here was that the actual home was completely restored and delivered turnkey before being put on the market. The red door and classic steel windows made me fall in love the first moment I saw them. Listing agents Christopher Riccio and Elana Zinoman made sure their client is going to have no problem making this building a home.”
Last Asking: $12,900,000
This remarkable 5-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home features 4,565-square-feet of space and offers sweeping views that overlook the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan and New York Harbor.
“Views, views, views!” Gomes says. “It’s not often you can see the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan, and New York Harbor—but with this apartment you can! Brooklyn is back and buildings like Olympia are to thank for the renaissance we’re seeing. We are very proud that we have already set a record, with our co-exclusive partner Sotheby’s, for the most expensive price per square foot sold yet.”
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