John Tishman’s former weekend retreat in Bedford hits market

first_imgJosh Tishman and 147 Mianus River Road (Compass, Getty) The former Westchester County home of construction mogul John Tishman, who oversaw the development of the original World Trade Center and Chicago’s John Hancock Tower, is back on the market.The 3,900-square-foot home, located at 147 Mianus River Road in Bedford, New York, is listed for $4 million, according to Mansion Global. Tishman built the home in 1978 as a weekend retreat. After he died in 2016, it was listed for $1.3 million.Brian Milton of Compass has the listing.The current owner worked with architect Belmont Freeman on an 18-month renovation that sought to “preserve the simple lines and gracious spaces that Tishman originally envisioned, while incorporating luxurious modern finishes,” according to the listing description. (What that means: There are new interior doors and an updated HVAC system, a new kitchen with updated appliances, and a new pool, among other changes.) There are five bedrooms and five bathrooms.The home’s modernist bones remain, though: There are floor-to-ceiling windows in many rooms that emphasize the property’s connection to nature — it’s close to the Mianus River Gorge Preserve — as well as a large wood-burning fireplace in the living room that was crafted from stone. The listing also notes that the home features “steel beams for which [Tishman] was famous in his construction of skyscrapers.”[MG] — Amy Plitt TagsLuxury ListingsResidential Real Estatetristate-weeklywestchester county Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Broccoli bread prompts huge response

first_imgA former City banker has found success in bakery following the launch of a low-carbohydrate bread.Founder of Plan Bread, Paul Shackleton, who set up the company last year, has been inundated with enquiries after receiving coverage of his innovative new product in the national press.Originally setting his sights on creating the lowest-calorie bread he could, Shackleton said extensive research made him realise that calories were not everything when it came to a healthy diet and, instead, he focused his efforts on creating a low-carbohydrate bread.As someone who avoided eating heavy sandwiches at lunch, when he worked in the City, he wanted to come up with an alternative for people who still enjoyed a sandwich, but who didn’t want a carbohydrate-heavy meal, he told British Baker.Following the testing of creations such as red cabbage bread and courgette bread, he hit upon success using broccoli as the main component in the loaf, which contains just 2.1g of carbohydrates per 100g.Shackleton said: “It first went out for testing a month ago, and I have only been selling it for about a week.”He currently takes online orders for sandwich deliveries (£20 minimum order) – “the bread is not available as a standalone product at the moment” – and he said the feedback has been very positive.At present, Shackleton runs the business on his own, but said he may have to look to bring in extra staff by the end of this week.“In the long term I’d like to explore opportunities in other areas for low-carbohydrate products, such as low-carb pizza bases,” he said, adding that he was also looking to bring out additional varieties of low-carbohydrate bread.last_img read more