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Since it last sold in 2013 for $1,120,000, this top-floor co-op at 437 2nd Street in Park Slope has undergone a complete renovation and now it’s back on the market seeking $1,895,000. With new floors throughout and elegant finishes in the kitchen and bathrooms, the best part of this three-bedroom home may be the stunning roof terrace landscaped by Future Green Studio. With plenty to love both indoors and out, its proximity to Prospect Park—just two blocks away—is, as the listing puts it, “just the cherry on top.”
A storied past led this Park Slope residence to its current incarnation as a townhouse with more of a loft feel. Originally a carriage house built in 1895, it was used as a car garage during the early 20th century, then it was a repair shop for boat engines, and later a sculptor’s studio. When the current owners—both architects—got their hands on the property, they transformed it into a two-story residence with an interior courtyard, a roof terrace, and a one-car garage. The three-bedroom home at 331 4th Street is currently listed for $3,985,000.
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Located at Grace Court Alley in the heart of Brooklyn Heights, this charming red brick carriage house has just hit the market for $3,950,000. Originally built in 1895, the residence was recently restored by the current owner—an interior designer and teacher—who added a series of elegant touches, including brand new floors throughout, a balcony on the second floor, and an in-ground fountain in the back garden. The house is right at the end of the quiet block—which doesn’t allow street parking—so you’ll be removed from the typical noise and traffic of the city.
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A few years ago designers Merrill Lyons and Charles Brill started the full renovation of their Gowanus townhouse, which involved “gutting it down to the brick facade, beams, and stair railings” and adding a deck in the back. The results—worthy of a feature in Dwell Magazine—mix the historic townhouse bones with modern lines and pops of color. With three bedrooms, space to spread out outdoors, and an inviting ambiance throughout, the residence is very family-friendly. The garden level is currently an income-generating rental unit, but it could be incorporated into the upper floors to create a larger single-family residence. Originally built in 1901, this completely transformed property is now on the market for $3,195,000.
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Renovated brownstones may be lovely, but once you’ve seen a few, they tend to blend together in a blur of pale walls and chandeliers. This Prospect Heights gem at 130 St. Marks Avenue is a very intact two-family home complete with restored wood trim and paneling that resembles neither a museum nor the usual house-tour staple. Color sets each room apart, and, as the listing points out, updates were done with an artist’s eye to highlight old details while adding modern design. As configured, the home, asking $4.575 million, has a five-bedroom owner’s triplex and a one-bedroom rental apartment on the garden floor. There’s plenty of charm left over for private outdoor spaces as well, including the little-known neighborhood bonus of an extra-long back yard.
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According to the listing for The Penthouse at One Hundred Barclay, the Tribeca building, designed in 1927 by renowned architect of the era Ralph Walker, is the world’s first Art Deco skyscraper. This 14,500-square-foot duplex penthouse is the crowning glory of its 21st century life. In addition to bragging rights to one of the largest living rooms in New York City at over 3,000 square feet, a mere $39.95 million–nearly $20 million less than the property’s original asking price of $59 million–gets you unobstructed views of the Statue of Liberty, Hudson River and New York City skyline.
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This top-floor condominium in Brooklyn’s Columbia Street Waterfront district has the space–2,300 square feet of it–and the views to feel more beachfront than brownstone. The neighborhood has a history of its own, and though the building at 53 Summit Street may be new, 10-foot ceilings and steel-framed windows look right at home in the formerly industrial neighborhood. Asking $2.195 million, this lofty duplex offers three or four bedrooms to configure as you wish and two custom decks for summertime lounging.
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This townhouse is located in the heart of the West Village, but since it’s nestled within the gated Greenwich Mews at 687 Greenwich Street, it gives the feel of being in a suburban enclave with extra privacy, a dedicated parking garage, and an enclosed courtyard. Combining a great city address with country-living vibes, this elegant residence was recently renovated into a modern three-bedroom home spanning over four levels. It’s currently on the rental market, seeking $27,500 a month.
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This flexible duplex at 246 Fifth Avenue in Park Slope feels more like a townhouse with its wood-burning fireplace and a dreamy outdoor space that’s perfect as both your quiet retreat and the venue for your next party. Currently being used as a three bedroom, the residence features charming material details—there’s both white-washed and exposed brick—and some cool layout features, including a private lofted area in one of the bedrooms. The unique listing is fresh on the market for $1.595 million.
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On a quiet, tree-lined South Slope block, this whimsically color-blocked wood-sided house at 317 12th Street was built in 1871. The legal two-family dwelling is currently configured as a five-bedroom single family home, but there’s potential for rental income. Comprised of three stories plus a sweet bedroom/playroom that spans the entire attic, the house, asking $2.299 million, has original details like marble mantles, tin ceilings, and parquet floors, plus a verdant back yard with a surprise addition.
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