Undiscovered Neighborhoods

Residential real estate expert Lawrence Lee takes us to Washington Heights, to see what this previously overlooked area of Manhattan has to offer for those seeking both luxury and value.

Episode 3: Washington Heights and Focus on COLOR!

Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan for decades was an undiscovered neighborhood. Easily accessible by public transportation, with breathtaking views of the Hudson River, Washington Heights is now a sought after destination. Design Recipes expert Lawrence Lee of Keller Williams NYC takes us on a tour of Edgecombe Parc, a new luxury condominium building in the area.

When it comes time to renovation your home, there are so many types of finishes to choose from and you don’t just have to go with traditional colors like black, white, beige or gray. In case you didn’t know it a bright, vibrant color, called RADIANT ORCHID is all the rage, and this years’ Pantone Color of the Year. Tile and Stone expert Francesco Marasco shares with Design Recipes host Cathy Hobbs, ways to bring brilliant color, including Radiant Orchid into your home.

Renovating?? Well, you will definitely want to grab a pen and pad as renovations expert Andrew Harrington gives his expert advice on what to consider when hiring a contractor. And finally, mortgage guru Brian Scott Cohen of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage shares his expert advice for consumers on the difference between a conventional mortgage and a jumbo mortgage.

Episode 2: Riverside Boulevard, Kitchen and Bathrooms (from the basic to bling!)

15 years ago, the neighborhood of Riverside Boulevard didn’t even exist, now it is one of the more sought after areas of New York City, with large family sized residences and big price tags to match. Design Recipes expert Lawrence Lee of Keller Williams NYC takes us on a tour.  When it comes to your next kitchen and bathroom renovation, how do you get the most bang for the buck?  Design Recipes expert, Andrew Harrington of Manhattan Renovations shares some tricks of the trade. PLUS you won’t believe what Tile and Stone expert Francesco Marasco shares with Design Recipes host Cathy Hobbs, a kitchen in which the countertops are made of actual gem stones!   And finally, mortgage guru Brian Scott Cohen of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage shares his expert advice on what a consumer should look for when selecting a home lender.

Living Large

Residential real estate expert Lawrence Lee shows us what a “family size” residence in Manhattan has to offer, as design recipes explores the “new frontier” neighborhood of Riverside Boulevard.

Design Recipes Episode 1: The Built-In

In this episode Design Recipes focuses in the Upper East Side. Host/Interior Designer Cathy Hobbs then goes in search of expert tips on creating the perfect built-in, interesting materials for a wall feature, and viewers get tips in how to obtain a home loan.

Spacious Manhattan Living

Real estate expert Lawrence Lee takes host Cathy Hobbs on a tour of an Upper East Side 4-bedroom residence, showcasing the type of property a potential home buyer can find in this tony neighborhood.

Unexpected Materials for Wall Features

Not all materials are alike. And when it comes time to renovate you may want something that stands out. Francesco Marasco of Zicana shares his thoughts on unique materials for a wall feature with Host Cathy Hobbs.