A rare opportunity exists in "The spirit of the Southampton" La Dune highly regarded as one of the most iconic oceanfront estates in all of the Hamptons, and offers two residences on over four pristine stately hedged acres, with over 400 ft of bulkhead beach front. Inspired by Stanford White, the compound offers two gunite pools, sunken all weather tennis court, custom altos movie theatre, billiard room, fitness rooms, palatial grounds with court yards, private gardens and patio and decks surrounding almost all entry point. Built in the early 1900s, this classic Southampton home presides majestically over the rosa rugosa dunes that slope down to the white expansive sandy beach. Completely updated to the modern day the main house consists of 4 levels, the open formal entry leads the main level designed for entertaining with large living rooms, formal dining and breakfast room with an office and library. In all over 11,000 sq ft with 10 bedrooms with 8 baths, staff quarters and kitchen with large laundry room. The second residence has 9 Bedrooms and 8 baths designed to complement the main house in both design and proportions, with over 9600 sq ft of living area and a 6 car garage. The custom woodwork is similar the original found in the main house with dark wood floors and while walls. Both properties have access to beach, and enjoy the open vista of ocean waves, white sand beaches, the summer sea breezes and all day sun.
This 58th floor "A line" residence at One57 offers spectacular views of Central Park and New York City throughout. Custom-designed, this Three bedroom, four and a half bathroom residence is a prime display of contemporary design. With a total of 4,483 sqft, this residence is exceptionally laid out with expansive entertaining areas featuring open views of Central Park and Manhattan throughout. Residence #58A features a large foyer leading to a grand salon. The sprawling entertaining space spans 58 ft., with 12 'ceilings, and floor to ceiling windows that perfectly frame incredible, unobstructed views of Central Park and the skyline. It is modernly appointed with custom lighting and millwork throughout. The result is an elegant and contemporary city retreat. Features of this grand salon include a custom backlit bar, separate entertainment center, various seating areas, and formal dining. This "smart" residence is controlled by a state-of-the-art Crestron home automation system that operates the custom lighting, A/V equipment, and shades throughout. Designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen and crafted by Smallbone of Devizes, the eat-in chef's kitchen is equipped with an appliance package by Miele and Sub-Zero (dual refrigerator/freezer, stovetops, wall ovens, dishwashers, wine cooler, convection oven, and warming drawer). Other features include open views, a breakfast area, and a waterfall marble kitchen island. The expansive master bedroom suite has open Southern city views of the skyline and river from the sleeping area, two (2) en-suite baths with corresponding dressing areas, and custom-designed walk-in closets. The marble master bathroom includes a custom vanity, soaking tub with open views, radiant heated floors, and a separate steam shower. The master bedroom is appointed with beautiful Silver "Chinoiserie" wallpaper, custom millwork, and plush wall to wall carpeting. Bedrooms Two and Three are Western facing with open views of the river and skyline, each with an expansive en-suite Marble and Travertine bath with a separate shower and deep soaking tub. Other features include an elegant powder room, custom lighting, and finishes throughout with a separate laundry/utility closet.
Masterfully designed by renowned architect Gilbert A. Schellenger, this exceptional mansion is located on one of the most desirable and exclusive tree-lined blocks on the Upper West Side, nestled between Columbus Avenue and Central Park. Complete with a Queen Anne/Renaissance Revival faade, 38 West 87thStreet has been painstakingly restored to maintain a delicate balance between pre-war architectural details and modern amenities. This single family home offers over 8,400 square feet of interior space and 1,190 square feet of exterior space between five floors, each floor offering grand proportions, and connected by both a stunning staircase and an elevator. Enjoy beautiful and thoughtfully chosen finishes throughout, crafted with superior natural wood and stone, creating an elegant and timeless residence. The parlor level is home to an incredible living room with 12 foot coffered ceilings, a formal dining room, three fireplaces, a balcony and a full butlers pantry with dumbwaiter. The garden level offers a large sitting area, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room and a large outdoor garden. Replete with top- of-the-line appliances, the kitchen offers a massive double door refrigerator seamlessly integrated into the cabinetry, double door freezer, double ovens, gas range with vented hood, and a microwave all from Miele. Complete with abundant storage as well, the kitchen offers two large pantryclosets with built in storage racks. Additionally the gourmet kitchen offers Calcutta Gold marble countertops, also found in all bathrooms throughout the home, and custom Italian cabinetry. The first of the guest rooms is on the same level with its own private entrance. One floor down, the basement houses a laundry room, a gym, a half bath, a wine cellar and an egress leading to the outdoor garden one flight up. The expansive 1,350 square foot master suite, located on the third floor, is complete with a wood-burning fireplace, sitting room with wet bar, 3 large cedar walk-in closets, and 2 separate large marble baths. There are two more bedrooms on the fourth floor, each with their own en-suite custom imported marble baths and custom closets. All of the rooms scream "Grand Luxury Living", as evidenced by the large 190 square foot terrace off the southern facing 2nd bedroom. To top it off, a second laundry room is conveniently located on the fourth floor as well. The remaining two bedrooms are located on the fifth floor, which also houses a great room with exquisite sunlight and exposed brick. This is the perfect floor for guests or children home from school, who can enjoy the seamless integration between the living space and the bedrooms. The pinnacle of this superior home is the roof deck that crowns the top floor. The roof deck offers a unique 300 Square Foot solarium on the north side and an additional 100 Square Feet of outdoor space on the south side. Additionally the home offers all-new systems including a 7-zone HVAC, wireless SONOS sound system, radiant heat, NEST climate control, and central vacuum. This grand home is truly a rare opportunity and is unsurpassed when it comes to architectural details, size, finishes, and amenities.
This gave Joker the time to finish what he'd been cooking up in the Warden's Office: altered riot control gas that would allow him to control the minds of the inmates in small doses. Large doses would turn those brains to "succotash". Batman emerged from the bookcase panic hatch to confront the Joker, who had rigged the gas canisters to the prison's major air units for timed release. Joker taunted Batman with the Sequencer Codes, the only thing that would enable the office computer to shut off the countdown. Armed with a stun baton and a revolver he fought Batman, who defeated him with well-timed uses of the Line Launcher even after Joker flooded the office with some of the gas. With Joker unconscious Batman retrieved the codes from his jacket and shut down the countdown. The Joker did manage to have the last laugh, providing Catwoman with bombs sometime during the night to distract Batman while she escaped with Bane.
Each and every day, the war for control over Arkham City escalated and became more chaotic and violent as Joker relished in the mass amounts of chaos, destruction, torture, murder, and mutilation that he brought to the streets. In love with the very madness that he created, Joker was not concerned in the slightest about his opponents in the turf wars as he had already begun to lay the foundations of his megalomaniac plans and implement his numerous trump cards that only he and a select few knew about. Before long, Joker would obtain everything that he needed in order to conquer Arkham City and find the means to obtain complete power and control to destroy Gotham.
When he came to, Batman realized the horrifying truth that Joker's blood, which was injected into his veins by the villain nine months prior, was allowing his consciousness to take control of his mind. Scarecrow's Fear Toxin had accelerated the process and enabled Batman to see the Joker, who represented many of his greatest fears, though he alone was able to see and hear him. Joker revealed he accepted the possibility of death within Arkham City and took precautions to ensure that he lived on through his poisoned blood.
Throughout the night, Batman had to put up with listening to the Joker remembering about his past crimes, which brought the Clown Prince of Crime great joy; Joker even made poor deductions about who the Arkham Knight was. When Batman planned to telling Gordon about Barbara's double life as Oracle, the Joker laughed at the idea since it was all Batman's fault that Barbara was in danger. Once Batman got to the clock tower, Joker used his control of Batman's mind to show him the night that he crippled Barbara. He laughed at Gordon ending his alliance with Batman, noting that he's been through a lot "first some handsome maniac cripples his daughter, and now she's been kidnapped."
However, Henry revealed his hand and, after he cruelly took Harley hostage, murdered the rest of the Jokers with a gun, and believed them to be shams of the original Joker. Henry drew his gun on Batman, as Joker's influence became stronger on the Dark Knight, with Joker commenting throughout the entire course of events. Joker deduced that, though Henry was an impressive host for him, he still could not compare to Batman and used his consciousness to influence Henry into committing suicide, which resulted in all four innocent hosts having their lives ruined and taken by the same influence. Batman put Harley in one of the quarantine cells as Joker continued to taunt him with his impending loss of free will and sanity. Soon after, Scarecrow detonated the Cloudburst, covering Gotham in Fear Toxin. Joker laughed that another dose was all it would take to make him strong enough to gain control. Batman was forced to brave the toxin to repair the Batmobile, with Joker making him see the victims attacking each other as copies of him. Eventually, Batman cleared the toxin, with the Joker warning that by dawn, Bruce Wayne and the Batman will be no more since the Fear Toxin has given him the strength needed to take over his mind for good. 2b1af7f3a8