When Robin Bowden moved to New York City in the 1970's, she lived for a while in Gramercy Park and eventually bought a penthouse loft in Soho, Which was just becoming a residential neighborhood and was a terribly dynamic and a fascinating place to live. Trained as a dress designer in her native Australia, she started a fashion business and had a highly successful career selling and merchandising fabrics before she decided to move into real estate. From her earliest days in Soho and Gramercy Park, she has always been taken with cast iron architecture. Although she lives in a single-family brownstone now, the conversion of industrial buildings to residential space is something she finds not only exciting but extremely challenging, since while lofts and other open spaces can be extremely urbane and even exhilarating, they must also function well as living spaces, meeting the demand of couples and families who need privacy, comfort and flexibility.
Robin Bowden knows Downtown Manhattan well. She has always been an active member of the arts community, and is not only intimately familiar with Gramercy Park, Soho and Tribeca, but also Chelsea with its burgeoning galleries and exciting new residential developments. She understands the importance of matching customers' lifestyles to their homes-not only to the physical spaces themselves, but to the neighborhoods in which they are located. Call her if you are interested in buying or selling. She genuinely welcomes a challenge and is eager to work with you and for you, giving you the benefit of her wide experience and her personable intelligence.