The Carapella Herschenfeld Team and their properties have been featured in Architectural Digest, Inman, Harper's Bazaar, The New York Post, Wall Street Journal, The Observer, The Real Deal, New York Magazine, Crain's, Curbed, Open House New York, and 6sqft.
How Richard Herschenfeld went from mixing drinks to sealing deals
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20+ Years of NYC Real Estate Sales
Top Producer Award Recipient
Fluent in Spanish, French, and English
Members of Westchester MLS & NYC RLS
Leveraging their experience along with progessive digital solutions engineered by Compass, clients of The Carapella Herschenfeld Team are uniquely positioned to stay ahead of the curve and achieve the most emotionally and financially rewarding outcome for their real estate goals. With offices on Manhattan's Upper West Side and Scarsdale (Westchester County), the Carapella Herschenfeld Team is strategically positioned to deliver a seamless real estate experience for their clients in both markets.
John Carapella - 917.716.1389
A top-producing Manhattan real estate expert, John Carapella has earned many industry awards since entering the field in 2003. He's also continually won clients over with his approachable and sincere personality, strong product knowledge, and highly professional behavior. John is driven by the belief that where you live is a catalyst to how you live. He has a natural ability to understand and identify with his customers' unique needs, and generous patience in seeing them through the entire process to their ultimate success.
'I'm one of seven children. Growing up I learned the importance of respecting other's needs and appreciating different perspectives." Recognizing that integrity and honesty are the key to successful relationships, John respects his buyers' and sellers' needs, and puts their interests first, even if that means walking away from a deal to pursue something better. He also draws on his vast market knowledge and expert negotiating skills to hone in on the most emotionally and financially rewarding outcome in the end.
Sellers benefit from John's marketing ingenuity and customized approach to maximizing exposure for their listings. This has led to him attaining record sales prices, and to being recognized in numerous publications.
In his career, John has fully embraced how the web has brought essential real estate information to the masses and helped to make the market more transparent for the customer. "My customers value my insight in terms of deciphering and properly interpreting the info available to them. You have to peel back the layers of information and respect the supply and demand for a particular property before you begin to establish value and potential'.
Previously, John worked in different areas of management and sales, but always excelled in customer service. He is a native New Yorker with a degree in Marketing. Outside of work, John enjoys time with his wife and three children. He's also a former collegiate baseball player who enjoys volunteering his time coaching his children in various local youth sports teams.
Richard Herschenfeld - 917.544.9700
Richard is a lover of all things Manhattan, but his heart belongs to the Upper West Side (UWS). He has seen how it has developed over the years, improving with the addition of new buildings and restaurants, making each hood distinct and special. It is the only residential area that is surrounded by two of the greatest parks in NYC - it’s hard to beat having Riverside and Central Park only blocks away. He also loves the diversity of the area, with families and young people from different backgrounds coming to the UWS to begin a new life, just as he once did.
Prior to, and concurrently to his real estate career, Richard has been the owner of the Prohibition Restaurant/Bar, an Upper West Side staple. The venue is well known for great live music and warm hospitality. It has also provided extensive support to local public and private charities, holding many fundraisers.
Nothing gives him more pleasure than when someone approaches him to tell him that they’ve met their husband or wife at his bar. That same great feeling carries over to real estate, as he plays an important role in what is often one of the biggest commitments in peoples’ lives. Richard has found tremendous similarities between the restaurant and real estate businesses as they both revolve around building lasting relationships.
Thanks to all of his years at Prohibition, Richard has dealt with every type of customer in every situation imaginable. He’s had to be manager, friend, a sounding board and a problem solver. His traits as a caring, understanding, and skilled people person have translated well into being a successful real estate agent.
96 Siwanoy Blvd | Eastchester, NY
Picture perfect and totally renovated home over looking Siwanoy Golf Course, 96 Siwanoy Blvd offers classic architectural detailing complimented by a coveted contemporary aesthetic. A gracious Tudor exterior welcomes you to this light-filled home with an open floor plan. A hallmark of the home is the new kitchen with top of the line appliances, a center island perfect for gathering and an adjoining family room with built-in flat screen television and gas fireplace. French doors open to a terrace with spectacular golf course views. The upper level includes a master suite with walk-in closet and spa-like bathroom with double sinks, soaking tub, walk-in shower and radiant heated floors. In addition, there are two bedrooms, two new bathrooms plus 350 sf of carpeted bonus space for hobbies, an office or extra sleeping space. The lower level includes almost 900 Sf of space for play, or working out. The home offers a heated two-car garage, wonderful level property with private gate to Siwanoy grounds and endless updates--New (2013) Marvin windows, central air, furnace, hot water heater (2020). Don't miss!
32 Lawrence Ave | Tuckahoe, NY
This captivating light filled colonial home has an abundance of charm & period details such as an entrance hall with stained glass transom, high ceilings, hardwood floors, pocket doors and a unique potbelly stove. The high quality, functional eat in kitchen features a rare AGA gas range with a large granite counter island that opens into the living room through wide pocket doors. The kitchen also overlooks the private fenced in backyard that includes a covered deck and BBQ area with mature trees and landscaping. The second floor includes the master bedroom, has an attached walk in California closet, a room currently being used as a nursery, hall bathroom and another bedroom being used as a home office. The third floor is currently set up as a guest bedroom, second home office and yoga studio but the possibilities are endless. The current owners of the home had the third floor legalized which comprised adding an automatic concealed fire sprinkler system in the stairway of the home for additional saftey. Tucked away in a quiet residential street on an elevated corner lot this home is a five minute walk to the Crestwood train station which offers a 28 minute express train to Grand Central. This home is minutes away from Trader Joes, additional shopping, schools and the town of Eastchester's Lake Isle Country Club with Golf, Tennis and 5 pools! New W&D 2018. New $6K A/C 2019, New HW Heater 2020.
675 Wilmot Rd | Scarsdale, NY
This stately, European-style Manor rebuilt in 2000 harnesses exceptional architecture and high-end craftsmanship to create a home with character, noble materials and modern luxuries. Stone gates, a cobblestone driveway, a wrap-around columned porch, an impressive two-story entrance and a slate roof illustrate that no expense was spared and set the tone for a rarified experience of elegance and privacy. The gorgeous .46 acre property is beautifully landscaped with mature trees, a large bluestone patio and a level lawn that wraps around two sides of the house. The grand scale and attention to detail of the first floor reception rooms (2,491sf) are ideally suited to entertaining. The second floor private quarters are spacious and bright (2,907sf). The lower level recreation room (1,107sf) adds further dimension. 6-zone heat and central A/C, 2nd floor laundry, Viking/SubZero appliances, 2-car attached garage. This beautiful and solid home is both grand and intimate. Come experience for yourself!