’The Daily Show’ Host Trevor Noah Buys $10 Million Penthouse

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah has found a new home in Manhattan at JDS Development Group’s Stella Tower in Midtown. The residential real estate developer teamed up with Property Markets Group to convert the Ralph Walker-designed art deco building into 51 luxury residences, including the three-bedroom duplex Noah will soon call home. In addition to a 930-square-foot terrace with views from the Empire State Building to Lower Manhattan, the TV star’s new residence offers 3,600 square feet of indoor space—with a living room, kitchen, dining room, and pair of bedrooms on the lower level, while the master bedroom and bath are on the floor above. It seems that Noah isn’t the only person eager to own a piece of the elegant tower; Property Markets Group principal Elliott Joseph reports that most of the building’s homes are already in contract.

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Landmark Buildings Turning into Luxury Residential

New York’s top real estate developers have set their sights on an ambitious new goal: turning the city’s most spectacular historic buildings into luxury residences. JDS Development Group is at the helm of one such undertaking, transforming architect Ralph Walker’s Art Deco Stella Tower in Hell’s Kitchen by creating 51 condos inside the former Verizon Building. The structure will boast jaw-dropping extras such as massive outdoor terraces and an illuminated geometric crown, along with unobstructed views of the Hudson River. Thanks to local zoning laws, those views will never be blocked.

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Manhattan Condo in Stella Tower for Sale

New York City real estate developers JDS Development Group reintroduced Stella Tower in 2014. The original structure was built by visionary architect Ralph Walker for the New York Telephone Company in 1927. The 18-story Art Deco residential tower now has 51 luxury residences that will set a new standard for modern living in a pre-war architectural structure. The apartments are thoughtfully designed with custom paneled oak doors, hand-laid oak flooring. The chef-worthy kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances and polished concrete countertops, while the oversized windows frame breathtaking panoramic views of Manhattan.

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Restoring Historic Lobbies in Luxury Buildings

Top real estate developer JDS Development Group restores historic prewar buildings with contemporary residents in mind, and founder and managing partner Michael Stern believes the best way to create grandeur in such renovations is to build upon original elements, with a strong focus on reconditioning grand entrances. The most recent JDS renovations, at Stella Tower and Walker Tower, offer prime examples of restorations that effectively preserve the essence of a bygone era. Both are works of architect Ralph Walker, who helped shape the New York skyline in the 1920s.

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