Listing photos by Allyson Lubow, courtesy of The Lesley Semmelhack Team at The Corcoran Group
Over in Manhattan, $1,250,000 would probably get you a standard one-bedroom apartment. But in Bay Ridge, that listing price is for an entire corner-lot townhouse, with three bedrooms, a detached two-car garage, a sunroom, and a backyard patio and garden–not to mention the beautiful interiors and cheerful decor.
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Listing photos by R.J. Weinberger
With prices climbing in Hoboken and Jersey City, commuters are looking for more affordable yet convenient options across the Hudson. Bayonne is situated between Staten Island and Jersey City and is easily accessible via the Light Rail. Though the city has seen a lot of luxury development along the waterfront, it also has a healthy stock of single-family homes that offer a cool combo of urban and somewhat suburban living. Take this three-bedroom townhouse; it was built in 1891 and today retains much of its historic architecture, along with gorgeous modern upgrades, a sunroom and a mudroom, a detached garage, and a large yard. The best part? It’s asking just $650,000–which will barely get you a one-bedroom apartment on the other side of the river.
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Located on one of Brooklyn’s best blocks, this Federal-style inspired townhouse in Park Slope is asking $8,000,000. The red brick home at 20 Prospect Park West was designed by early 20th-century architect Alfred Freeman. While the five-bedroom home maintains many of its century-old details, a recent renovation added contemporary elements, like a reconfigured finished basement and new outdoor terraces.
Listing photos by Rich Caplan
Designed by architect Robert Tappan in 1925, this mansion in Forest Hills once served as the rectory for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, a national landmark from the same designer. Located at 11 Cranford Street in the exclusive enclave of Forest Hills Gardens, the seven-bedroom English Gothic style home features vaulted ceilings, cast iron windows, and a triple-height chimney crown. It’s now on the market for $3,888,000.
Listing photos by Hayley Ellen Day of DDreps
This two-bedroom Carroll Gardens co-op looks like something you’d find on a Pinterest board. Cupcake and crown moldings, marble fireplaces, pocket doors, and a grand pier mirror from the 1800s have all been maintained in pristine condition. And when mixed with the more modern, yet equally dreamy, decor, the 1,100-square-foot home is completely breathtaking. Located at 86 2nd Place, it’s asking $1,695,000.
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Listing photos by Elizabeth Dooley of Dooley Images
Built in 1879, this Italianate rowhouse in Bed-Sty “has been meticulously restored while incorporating a modern flair,” as the listing describes. TBo architects oversaw a rear extension that extends to all four floors, while Townhouse Therapy renovated the interiors. Now on the market for $3,895,000, the nearly 4,000-square-foot, five-bedroom home has unique industrial bones, including natural wood tones almost everywhere you look, original brick walls, and exposed concrete columns and beams. But to soften the look, the decor has a modern, Scandinavian feel. There’s also an income-generating garden-level apartment.
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Listing photos by Martyn Gallina-Jones
Just two blocks from Greenwood Cemetery and a quick walk to Prospect Park, this lovely Greenwood Heights townhouse at 278 22nd Street is asking $2,150,000. A recent artistic renovation created a modern, almost Scandinavian-inspired interior, with lots of light and clean, open spaces. There are three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a rear deck that leads to a large backyard.
All renderings by MOSO Studio
Long known as a family neighborhood rooted in its pre-war history, the Upper West Side has found a new life in recent years, attracting young professionals and a commercial boom that’s brought countless downtown restaurants uptown. And, of course, along with this transition comes a reimaging of the residential market. Take for example the 44-unit condo at 2505 Broadway. It was designed by Eran Chen and the architects at ODA in their signature modular style, but it retains the classic sophistication the neighborhood is known for. The residences are refined yet modern, and there is an array of forward-looking amenities such as a state-of-the-art gym with adjacent flexible space used as a sports court or movie theater, a pet spa, and an outdoor terrace overlooking the Hudson River.
Listing photos by Brad at DD Reps
To be precise, this home is located in the Charlton-King-VanDam Historic District, a tiny section of the Hudson Square neighborhood that has the largest concentration of Federal and Greek Revival style houses in New York City. This two-bedroom duplex is within one such 1830s townhouse at 49 King Street, and it’s currently on the market for $1,350,000. While it retains historic details like exposed brick and the original pine plank flooring, the home also underwent a modern renovation that added contemporary-glam touches.
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Listing photos by Andrew Frasz for Sotheby’s International Realty
Located at 76 Washington Place, this Greenwich Village townhouse is often photographed for its pastel-blue facade, complemented by a beautiful blossoming tree out front. But now that it’s hit the market, asking $17,750,000, we get a chance to see the interior, which is just as much a serene, pastel dream. Modern additions complement the home’s 19th-century bones, and there’s a magical English garden, too.
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