New York, NY – 20 Pine The Collection, the Financial District’s most elegant luxury condominium development, will play host on Wednesday, September 21st – from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – to a one-of-a-kind event featuring Tui Lifestyle’s innovative interior design packages and famed home stager Cathy Hobbs, who will offer her valuable tips on staging done the right way.
As part of the occasion, emphasizing precisely “how to get more value in your home from décor,” guests will witness first the bare bones of an empty, unfurnished building unit. Homeowners and developers will then tour two impeccably designed model homes created by Tui Lifestyle, the Miami-based designer and retailer of luxury room packages.
“Joining forces with Cathy and Tui Lifestyle is a seamless fit,” said Lori Ordover, managing member of The Ordover Group, sales and marketing consultant for Africa-Israel USA, developer of 20 Pine The Collection. “We are excited that such highly respected names in the design and furnishings realm will be with us next week.”
In addition to experiencing dramatic ‘before-and-after’ transformations at 20 Pine, attendees can look forward to Hobbs’ expert advice on design upgrades. A five-time Emmy award winner and finalist on Season 6 of HGTV’s popular reality show Design Star, Hobbs will be on hand to discuss home staging trends. Her tips will empower homeowners to thrive in today’s real estate market by revitalizing their property with imaginative home styling.
“Home staging is the single best investment a home seller can make in what is typically their most valuable asset, their home,” said Hobbs, who also owns residential interior design firm, Cathy Hobbs Design RecipesTM. “Even so, staging does not have to be limited to selling; it’s for living as well and embraced by homeowners who wish to maintain their impeccably styled homes.”
At the event, guests can look forward to culinary wonders such as La Maison du Chocolat’s scrumptious confections as well as $50 gift certificates for Capital Grille’s renowned steaks and seafood offerings. Another treat will be Mexicue – one of Manhattan’s finest food trucks – serving a mouth-watering spread of Mexican barbecue.
Just five or so years ago, the Financial District more or less emptied out at the end of the workday. Today, however, properties like 20 Pine The Collection have transformed FiDi, as it’s now frequently called, into a bustling family-friendly residential neighborhood, with homes fetching top dollar and sales not limited to wealthy Wall Street bachelors. Refurbished high-end properties featuring world-class amenities are now the standard, with 20 Pine leading the way.
Developed by renowned Africa-Israel USA and designed by Armani/Casa, 20 Pine The Collection’s 409 residences boast 67 distinct floor plans, 9- to 13-foot beamed ceilings, private terraces and oversized windows for ample sunlight and open space. Kitchens are by Italian designer Bontempi and feature a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Fisher & Paykel dishwasher and a stainless steel Miele stovetop.
Luxury facilities include a 24-hour doorman, billiards room, pool pavilion and spa, and golf simulation room. Modern, beautifully-appointed communal spaces such as the Library Lounge, Collection Club Lounge, open-air Terrace Lounge, and Concierge Lounge, where a continental breakfast awaits residents daily, are open to all residents, as is private on-site access to the 2, 3, 4, 5 and J subway lines. Homeowners above the 25th floor are members of the Collection Club, which offers complimentary service from Quintessentially, a leading concierge service.
Located in the heart of one of Manhattan’s fastest growing neighborhood, 20 Pine is mere minutes away from a variety of high-end retail and dining options. Warburg Realty is the exclusive sales and marketing team for 20 Pine The Collection.
ABOUT 20 PINE THE COLLECTION
The 38-story 20 Pine was originally designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White as the headquarters of the Morgan Guaranty Trust. The award-winning firm of Gruzen Samton, LLP was chosen for the conversion to residential condominiums. Their vision was to blend the building’s original 1920s style with modern design features. Warburg Marketing Group, a leader in luxury, residential condominium sales is the exclusive sales and marketing agent for the property. Offering by Prospectus only. File NO CD05-0163. Equal housing opportunity.
ABOUT TUI LIFESTYE
Starting out with a simple goal of revamping the design and sale of home furnishings, Tui Lifestyle chairman, Jason Atkins, and his partner, Noranit “Tui” Pranich, have since created a respected brand of luxury home design. Famous from Miami to New York, Atkins and Pranich have garnered attention for adding a modern flair to timeless elegance.
ABOUT CATHY HOBBS
Cathy Hobbs is a Celebrity Interior Designer, Home Staging Expert, HGTV “Design Star” finalist and the creator of Design RecipesTM. Cathy Hobbs Design RecipesTM is a residential interior design firm specializing in residential and commercial interior design as well as home staging. In addition, Design Recipes offers its designs in the form of interior design resource guides providing step-by-step instructions on how a room was created and executed as well as the much sought after resource information so that design enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers can create their own spaces. As a Certified Staging Professional, Cathy is currently traveling the country teaching CSP Home Staging Certification Courses. Spending 20 years as a reporter, most recently for New York’s WPIX (CW), Cathy is a 5-time Emmy award winning television personality. For more information on Cathy Hobbs please visit www.cathyhobbs.com.
ABOUT MEXICUE AND MOBI MUNCH
Mexicue – a finalist in the 2010 Rookie Vendy Awards – features the perfect spicy and smoky combination of Mexican food and barbecue creating popular dishes such as oak-smoked short-rib tacos and barbecue beet tacos. Mexicue has been provided by Mobi Munch, the nation’s first mobile food service infrastructure company and online marketing channel dedicated to providing established chefs and restaurateurs an integrated online and offline platform for launching innovative restaurant concepts aboard state-of-the-art catering vehicles. www.mobimunch.com.