3,000-sq.-ft. Condo Lofts Open in New York

By Anuradha Kher, Online News EditorNew York–151 Wooster St., a condominium complex owned and developed by Michael and Izak Namer of alfa development, will open in New York’s SoHo neighborhood in spring 2008.Located between Prince and Houston Streets, Wooster has ten lofts and one penthouse ranging from 3,000 to 4,000 sq. ft. The price is between $3.75 and $10 million. “As a longtime SoHo resident as well as a practicing artist and developer, it was important to me that 151 Wooster reflect authentic Soho living,” says Michael Namer, principal of alfa development. “Those residents who appreciate classic SoHo want to incorporate the latest amenities within a home’s historical context and architectural details,” he says.The condominiums have original vaulted ceilings, wide-plank hardwood floors, stone-clad fireplaces and wood-frame windows. The building also has high efficiency and non-polluting systems, as well as utilizing renewable resources. Architect Lee Skolnick who designed it, calls it “a celebration of artistic life.”