The Beekman is simply perfect…location, amenities, staff and finish. I love it there and I am sad to relocate. You have been a good friend and landlord…it doesn’t get better than that! Wishing you and your family the healthiest and happiest New Year and a warm and enjoyable Holiday.
Charles H. Townsend President & CEO Condé Nast Publications (2004-2015)
Dennis R. Hughes Licensed Associate R E Broker & President’s Council, The Corcoran Group
what a great four years we had living at the Beekman Regent. Besides the apartment being spacious and well appointed, every need we had was attended to in a timely fashion.
We are going to miss the building and the entire staff.
Frederick Peters, CEO Warbury Realty
for the extremely positive experience we have had living in the Beekman Regent. The staff is unparalleled. Since we first moved in five years ago, they have been nothing but welcoming, courteous and attentive to our needs. In fact, they have often gone above and beyond the call of duty. When we need something fixed, the response is immediate. The few times we needed to hire someone from the outside for painting, dishwasher repair, etc., we received excellent recommendations from the building manager and the concierge.
Our friends, many of whom also grew up in luxury buildings in Manhattan, have complimented us both on the friendliness of the staff and the design of the building.
We look forward to many more happy years in the Beekman Regent.
Sarah Moulton Faux, Opera Singer
R. Gordon Faux III, CFA & Founder Trieste Capital
It is always a pleasure to see the reaction on a prospective tenant’s face upon entering either, the Loft, Townhouse or Penthouse apartments at the Beekman Regent.
If I were relocating my parents or any friends within Manhattan, The Beekman Regent would be one of our first stops.
Brennan Zahler Licensed Real Estate Broker& Director of Sales, Warburg Realty
at the Beekman Regent for your service and assistance over the years. We have nothing but wonderful experiences and feedback to share. The service on your part and on the part of everyone we have dealt with at The Beekman has met and exceeded our every expectation.
Best wishes to you and your staff.
Emeril and Alden Lagasse
Chef & Co-founders of Emeril Lagasse Foundation
Andrew Heiberger Founder & CEO, TOWN Residential
Sheri McCoy, CEO of Avon
Jacky Teplitzky Leader – The Jacky Teplitzky Team, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
→ Registered landmark building at Beekman Place, built in 1890
→ In the National Register of Historic Places
→ Historical facade
→ Winestone brick tower with cast stone details
→ The exclusivity of 60 residences ranging from 1-5 bedrooms
→ Lofts, duplex townhouses, classic residences, & penthouses
→ First Upper Eastside lofts in full service luxury building
→ Attended magnificent marble and mahogany lobby
→ 4 elevators providing exclusive and superior service
→ Coffered ceilings at each elevator landing
→ Clear access to Residential Entrace for owners and guests
→ High Ceilings
→ Individually operated heating & air conditioning systems providing either heat or air 365 days a year
→ Solid wood trim: 7″ base, crown molding & door casements
→ Classical wood molding details surrounding all framed openings
→ Giodano Italian brown mahogany hardwood floors in herringbone pattern
→ Lofts with random length strip mahogany floors
→ Solid 8′ African mahogany raised panel doors 1 3/4″ thick
→ European brushed 24 karat gold hardware
→ Imported Italian brushed 24k hinges with finials
→ Closets feature door-triggered lights
→ Recessed lighting in all foyers, kitchens, & master baths
→ Full-size washers & vented dryers
→ Sound insulation in all walls
→ Solarguard windows for energy efficiency
→ Tilt & turn oversized windows laminated for superior sound attenuation
→ Marble slab windowsills & door thresholds
→ Stunning views
→ Exquisite custom designed matching grained wood cherry cabinetry
→ Valli & Valli stainless door pulls, fully extending lined drawers, & cutlery tray
→ Top-of-the-line appliances
→ GE water purification system
→ In sink disposal
→ Granite counter tops with full height granite back splash
→ Italian porcelain floor tile
→ Under counter task lighting
→ Luxurious marble master baths
→ Custom designed sterling silver hardware
→ Custom biscuit colored fixtures
→ Robern medicine cabinets with beveled mirrors
→ Vertical inlaid lighting
→ 6′ Kohler Whirlpool “Tea for Two” tubs
→ Cable & telephone outlets
→ Luxurious cream marble secondary bath
→ Banjo top marble slabs
→ Beveled mirrored Robern medicine cabinets
→ Elegant marble powder rooms
→ Residents’ Lounge
→ Elegantly appointed conference & dining room
→ Fitness Club with showers, saunas, & rich wood and marble locker rooms
→ White glove service staff of 11 with on-site building manager
→ Bicycle & pram storage room
For the first time in 35 years, a New York City building has won the prestigious Mercedes Benz Property Award as the “Finest International Redevelopment in the World.” The honor has been bestowed on developer Dennis Herman’s The Beekman Regent, situated at 351 East 51st Street. The one-of-a-kind landmarked condominium residence, which sits atop the handsomely restored facade of a former turn-of-the-century schoolhouse, received the accolade for combining pre-war ambiance with what may well be the most diverse mix of 64 luxury residences ever created for one Manhattan building. “It is a great privilege for us to be honored for our dedication to excellence, quality of construction and attention to detail,” said developer Dennis A. Herman of Beekman International Center, LLC. “Preserving the building’s Romanesque revival facade of wine brick and stone cast markings, originally created by George W. Debevoise in 1890, while time consuming, was an important component in creating this luxurious high-rise residence.” That structure, whose four-story facade was painstakingly preserved during the building’s demolition, served as the home of various schools during the past century, including PS 35, PS 135 and the United Nations School, and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, Mr. Herman noted. This latest award adds to the building’s history of recognition, which includes being one of a select few Manhattan homes classified as “the best apartments that money can buy” by WNBC’s Jane’s New York earlier this year. The Beekman Regent was also named “one of the finest new developments in New York” by London-based International Homes magazine. New York Living has called The Beekman Regent “one of New York’s most luxurious residences” and Yale Robbins rated the building “one of the top two condominiums in New York” in its March 2003 publication. The 20-story condominium (equivalent to 28 floors in a typical building) features unique layouts representing four design concepts–loft-like residences, townhouses, classic residences and penthouses. Occupancy began back in Spring 2002 and, while most of the building’s homes have been spoken for, with the exception of just a handful of residences, its 10 loft-like homes–also known as The Private Reserve–are just now being introduced to the market. These spacious homes, ranging from 1,824 to 3,170 square feet, feature towering 14-foot coffered ceilings with cove lighting, 12-inch triple crown moldings, 10-foot high windows in spectacular Romanesque shapes, 9-foot solid core doors, sweeping galleries, enormous onyx master bathrooms and extraordinary gourmet kitchens. Prices range from $2.9 to $6.6 million. Like the other residences at The Berkman Regent, The Private Reserve homes feature fine, European-inspired finishes such as 24-karat brushed Italian gold hardware. Whirlpool tubs in the master baths and top-of-the-line kitchen appliances underscore the developer’s commitment to fine living. The traditional European ambiance is also carded out in the building’s mahogany paneled lobby, which is highlighted by a Baccarat chandelier based on vintage design and original 18th century Italian artwork. The fully serviced building offers doorman and concierge service, a library/drawing room, on-site garage with valet parking, a 1,500-square-foot fitness center, private resident’s lounge where continental breakfast is served, storage rooms, bicycle and pram room and a wine cellar. Remarkably, The Beekman Regent’s 64 residences share four elevators, one of many exclusive elements that differentiate it from all other buildings of its size. Herman earned his reputation as a developer capable of recapturing the ambiance of New York’s golden prewar apartment era when he built the luxury tower at 60 East 88th Street in 1987 and is now continuing that tradition at The Beekman Regent.
via Real Estate Weekly May 5, 2004