Selected Works

Stillman Development International is a real estate development and construction firm with a legacy of diverse and iconic projects. Here are selected works showing the diverse abilities of artistry and complex construction.

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Stillman Development International is a real estate development and construction firm with a legacy of diverse and iconic projects.


our expertise

Over the years, Stillman Development International has honed the 12 Cherries Theory, which has become the basis for all its outstanding projects.

The theory goes as such: while it takes a three cherry match to win a jackpot, a successful real estate project is vastly more complicated and contains more elements. In order to be great, a project must satisfy each of the requirements.

These 12 cherries include location, construction, design architecture, amenities, staff and service, the lobby, relationships, lighting and natural light, kitchen and baths, creativity and experience, layouts, and materials and finishes.



  • New York’s Bald Spots: Missing Roof Decorations Are Being Restored and Recreated

    The New York Times / October 27, 2014

    The Park Avenue office of Roy Stillman looks more like a room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art than one inside an office building. On one wall, eight vases and globes by Louis Comfort Tiffany rest on teak shelves, a fraction of an expansive personal collection. Mr. Stillman, a developer, sits behind a monolithic desk made by Jacques Adnet, where two nickel blocks support a slab of leather, across the room from a beloved, one-of-a-kind Jean Royere couch. Behind that is a tapestry by Henri Rousseau of a lively jungle scene. View PDF

  • Green Space So Exclusive It’s Off Limits Even to Residents

    The New York Times / June 16, 2014

    Deborah Nevins is one of the most sought-after landscape designers in the world. She has seeded and sodded estates for the likes of the entertainment mogul David Geffen, the Greek shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos and the media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, and her haute habitats dot townhouse backyards and prewar rooftops from Greenwich Village to Park Avenue. For her latest project, she is turning what would otherwise be a barren air shaft inside a new TriBeCa loft building, the Sterling Mason, into a lush 2,400-squarefoot courtyard. Hawthorn trees telegraph the seasons, from rich white blossoms to lush green leaves, red berries and spindly branches. Ivy creeps along the ground, framing a sculptural stream. View PDF

  • From Warehouse To Their House

    The Wall Street Journal / May 30, 2014

    Homeowners go industrial strength, turning commercial buildings into homes with historic charm, but construction challenges abound; polishing damaged plaster to highlight its aged patina. View PDF

  • Stillman Bags Upper East Side Skyscraper Site

    The Real Deal / January 7, 2014

    Stillman Development, the company behind the Schumacher condominiums at 36 Bleecker Street, is finalizing a complex deal for a corner development site that could see an immense new residential project come to the Upper East Side. View PDF

  • Call Me 'Mansion'

    The New York Times / July 26, 2013

    The new mansions of Manhattan, and the urban Gatsbys flush enough to buy them, are having a moment, uptown and down. But these 21st-century mega-estates — pretenders, in the opinion of some traditionalists — are a bold departure from the definition of the classic city palace: a monolith optimally possessing ample frontage on a distinguished avenue. View PDF

  • Gallery-like units at NoHo's Schumacher fit for a fine art show

    New York Daily News / June 28, 2013

    Like a sought-after painting at a Christie's auction, the luxe properties at the Schumacher - a former 19th century printing plant being redeveloped into luxury apartments in NoHO - the trophy spaces are going, going and almost gone. View PDF

  • Is It Art, or Is It Just Real Estate?

    The New York Times / April 14, 2013

    In the world of high-end real estate, the importance of art is surfacing in more ways than one as a theme in new condo developments. View PDF

  • Pei Designs a Condo in Midtown

    The New York Times / July 1, 2007

    The architect Richard Meier has designed a few. So has Jean Nouvel. Even Philip Johnson managed to add one to the New York skyline, albeit posthumously. Now I. M. Pei gets to design one too — a luxury Manhattan condominium building. View PDF


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Disclaimer: Stillman Development International, LLC is not the owner or developer of projects. Instead, the principals form single purpose entities for each development project. The single purpose entities have unique ownership and governance structures.