Milan, Capri and Veneto are NOT in Italy!

Real Estate Agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate

To prepare for my 2009 condo tour with a group of wise and savvy investors, I set up some previews Friday afternoon to look at some luxury condominiums in Midtown East.

These properties were priced from $4M- $13M, out of these high end luxury condominium buildings, they all have one thing in common, I noticed many of them were named after something related to Italy,

For the rest of the world, Veneto means:  a region of northeastern Italy on the Adriatic...










For New Yorkers, Veneto is a luxury condomium residences at 250 East 53rd Street.

It is a 34 story full service Composed Perfection according to the Veneto website. Fast paced urbanites can escape to the Exclusive Residents Club at The Veneto New York featuring "Terzo Piano", the sumptuously decorated "Tihany Style" Entertainment Lounge, which opens to the adjacent calming Veneto Giardino designed by H.M. White Architect, the premier landscape design house. Other great amenities at the New York pre-sales Veneto condo residences includes the Fitness Lifestyle by Equinox, including Private Fitness Center and Fitness Concierge Services and the children's play room, aptly named "Arcobaleno," are perfect retreats for residents.

the Veneto, 250 East 53rd Street










For the rest of the world, Capri means: an Italian island off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples. It has been a resort since the time of the Roman Republic.


For New Yorkers, Capri 235 East 55th Street was built in 2001 and developed by Arun Bhatia and designed by Costas Kondylis.

The tower has setbacks at the 9th, 21st and 32nd floors and is setback in a plaza. Its façade has more glass coverage at the top and the building sports an attractive piered enclosure for its water-tank and elevator housing. All the apartments at the top have corner windows. The developer acquired the site in 1998 from the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum and acquired air-rights from an adjacent building. The site is very convenient to the Midtown Business District and not far from Citicorp Center where there is a subway station. There is good cross-town bus service on 57th Street and there are many restaurants and stores in this neighborhood.


For the rest of the world, Milan means:  the second largest city of Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy. It is the capital in the Province of Milan, as well as the regional capital of Lombardy. Milan is renowned as one of the world capitals of design and fashion.

For New Yorkers, Milan is a 32-story condominium tower located at 300 East 55th Street, it was designed by Peter Claman of SLCE Architects and developed by the World Wide Group of which Victor Elmaleh, who is a very fine artist, is a principal. Most of the 118 condominium units are two-bedrooms. The top penthouse has three fireplaces. The lobby and atrium club room were designed by Jay Valgora of Studio and the outdoor bamboo garden was designed by Ken Smith. The building has an 8-story base and chamfered corners and some angled windows.

milan, 300 East 55th Street, NYC condo











Looking at those beautiful breath taking Italian sceneries now make sense to me why these high-end condominiums are named after those Italian regions. I suppose the developers would like the buyers and residents to feel that they are in those specific cities or neighborhood of Italy...

If you are thinking of buying, investing or possibly selling in Midtown Condominiums, I would encourage you to give our team a call at (212)321-7122 or (646)644-6929. We specialized in Manhattan condominiums buildings such as Milan, Capri and Veneto. 中文服务,专售纽约曼哈顿康斗.

We also specialize in Foreigners purchasing condominiums in New York city. Please contact us           (212)321-7122 or (646)644-6929 today to strategize an investment plan that is tailor to your needs.

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We are condominium residents ourselves so we understand the Manhattan New York condominium community. We also enjoy all Manhattan neighborhoods, especially Upper West Side, Lincoln Square, Midtown East, Murray Hill, Financial District, Chelsea, Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village, Nolita and etc just to name a few. If you or you know someone that may be interested in selling, buying or leasing their Manhattan New York condo, call us today (917)837-8869 or (646)644-6929 and we can discuss your specific Real Estate goals.

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Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Those are terrific pictures of Italy.  Italian is a beautiful language and sounds sophisticated and cosmopolitan, it seems that naming buildings goes in waves of certain influences.  Right now it must be Italian based names. 

Jan 31, 2009 09:01 AM #1
J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - Briarcliff Manor, NY


For some reason I am hungry, with an inexplicable craving for pasta and cold antipasto.

And a glass of red wine.




Jan 31, 2009 11:00 AM #2
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Eileen, I always love seeing what's going up in Manhattan....these places are spectacular and I do love the names :)  I can only imagine the views from the penthouse, they must be spectacular.

Jan 31, 2009 11:41 AM #3
Sonny Kwan
Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA - Mercer Island, WA

Ahhh, two of my favorite places on earth, Italy and NYC, wish I were in one of them

Jan 31, 2009 11:44 AM #4
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