This is not your average pool house: The structure includes a meditation area and fire pit. Along the back side is a spa-like glass-tiled shower and changing room as well as an outdoor shower. The building's stone wall doubles as a climbing wall and features a waterfall that empties into the pool.
Instead of ripping out native oaks in a California property with rural contemporary design, landscape architect Dave Roche preserved them within the gravel entry path and steps to the home.
Gwen Schultz is selling the apartment of her boyfriend Freeman, a widower, but because the apartment is full of family photos and needs a freshening up, the listing has become stale. Gwen is uncomfortable telling Freeman to remove his late wife's photos and belongings in order to allow buyers to visualize living there. Boutique agency owner Doug Heddings has been asked to help his dear friends, Felicia and Jeff Walker find a new home in the West Village. In this sought after neighborhood, finding a suitable apartment for their family within their budget has proven rather difficult. Doug's challenge will be to convince them that if this neighborhood is a key factor in their search, then they'll need to raise their budget.
Samantha Kleier's new client is a first time buyer and an animal enthusiast with a lot of particular preferences and a tight budget for her new space. While helping her client learn the ins and outs of the buying market, Samantha will get an education of her own. Warburg's Deb Lupard takes on a Tribeca listing that she is hoping to list and sell at a comparable rate to similarly sized uptown apartments. She hopes that the right pricing will induce buyers to make the move downtown rather than spending more in the uptown market.
CORE's Vickey Barron has clients who are 7 months pregnant and are literally busting out of their apartment! She needs to help Anna and Phillip Kim find a bigger apartment before Anna gives birth. Once Vickey is able to find them a property, the Kims want to place their current apartment on the market. Recently, Sabrina helped a young couple from Canada invest in their first one bedroom apartment in NYC. After a quick gut renovation, the couple is now ready to recoup on their investment and make their next NYC purchase, but they are firm on their high asking price. Sabrina decides to organize a brokers' caravan to expose the property to the right clientele and get industry feedback on the price point.
Nancy Cohen has hired ask Ann Lenane to sell her UWS co-op so she and her husband can embark on the next chapter of their lives and live full-time in the country. The broker will spruce-up the tired home and seek the help of the super, along with Nancy's neighbors, to improve their shared hallway's curb appeal.
Busy wife and mom, Deana Lenz, turns to agent Ann Lenane for help. Needing to payback student loans and finance a new career, Deana's thinking of selling the family apartment and downsizing to something more cost effective. But, she worries about finding something suitable for her, her two daughters, and husband in a lower price range. Deborah Lupard's clients, Udi and Vered Behr, are empty nesters who have listed their Tribeca loft now that their kids are grown. Deb is faced with a number of challenges. The Behrs love their artsy and very nested apartment and won't sell unless they get their price and that pressure alone is a nightmare for any broker.
Michele Kleier opens up communication with a real estate developer who turns run down multi-residence townhouses into incredible single family homes. With Emeril Lagasse's fabulous townhouse already on her list of accomplishments, this is one developer relationship Michele definitely wants to hold on to. Michael Graves of CORE is looking outdo himself by breaking his own record sales high in the same building. But his boss Shaun Osher is skeptical he will be able to outdo the price of the penthouse apartment that sold at the height of the real estate market.
Andrea and Javier have sold their current place without even listing! Now they want to downsize without losing any of the beauty and integrity of their current dream home, but they only have 2 weeks to do it! Adam Moskowitz is a friend of Sabrina Kleier. He wants to sell his Williamsburg apartment for a tidy profit. Young GHK agent Isabel is seen as the best fit to take on this listing, with her vast social circle of young, creative types who gravitate to this hip area.
CORE's Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon have been challenged with revitalizing a stale listing on the market for a year: a $2.2M pied-a-terre owned by legendary actress Joan Collins. Joan is counting on them to get the job done after listing with three previous brokers. Agent Deborah Lupard has friends who own a beautiful, historic house in New Paltz. They're ready to sell and move onto the next chapter of their lives; so, they enlist Deborah's help with selling their property. Because Deborah's not familiar with real estate in New Paltz, she decides to find the right local agent with whom she can team up.
A TV sports producer who's looking to sell her Manhattan condo and buy a lake house in Connecticut can't move forward until her agents, Linette Semino and Susan Silverman, sells her $2M Chelsea home. To realize their client's dreams, the agents have face-to-face meetings with top brokers to hard-sell the merits of the property and invite colleagues to an open house. With Suzanne's help, they recruit some well-known sportscasters, enticing curiosity seekers into the space. After living in the same building as Michele Kleier for years, Michele's neighbor enlists her to help sell her apartment so she and her family can have a fresh start. She's looking for a change and wants either a townhouse or a modern condo, ideally with more space. Michele quickly realizes that her biggest challenge will be her client's indecisive nature.
Michele Kleier takes on an exclusive listing for a spacious pair of Upper East Side penthouses. With one penthouse already on its way to a deal, Michele hopes she can make a quick sale of its counterpart by throwing a 60s themed open house. CORE's Adrian Noriega has to convince his stubborn client to give him a little wiggle room when it comes to selling her apartment.
Deb Lupards' client is looking to expand her family abode to an upstate country home. While she loves the old fashioned country look, she's looking for a space with modern, working amenities. GHK's Michele Kleier and Michele Peck are offered the exclusive listing on one of Manhattan's most unique landmark buildings. The agents will have to brush up on their art and history knowledge to find the right minded buyer for this historic space.
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