By Annie Doge, Mon, June 22, 2015
Here’s a sweet studio in Brooklyn that’s sure to grab your attention; if not for its tall ceilings and massive skylight, then for its clever use of space. Located at 56 Court Street in the heart of Brooklyn Heights, this petite light-soaked “penthouse” is a gem that’s been outfitted with enough built-ins to appease even the worst of hoarders, and a huge private roof deck with wide-open views of the neighborhood. Yep, this isn’t quite the cramped studio you ate dry ramen in during your college days.
Have a closer look inside here
By Dana Schulz, Tue, June 16, 2015
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the Flatiron Building should be highly honored by this fresh batch of renderings from Marvel Architects for the site at 280 Cadman Plaza West in Brooklyn Heights. The Daily News reports that “the 36-story tower, which will have 139 condo units, community space, retail and a new 21,500-square-foot library on the ground floor, looks like it will be Brooklyn’s very own alternative to the Flatiron building, with its dramatic wedge-shaped structure.”
Back in September, the Brooklyn Heights Library agreed to sell their site to Hudson Companies for $52 million with the stipulation that the developer build 114 affordable housing units at two different locations nearby, as well as a new state-of-the-art library at the existing site. The project began the city’s land use review process (ULURP) yesterday.
More on the development and additional renderings
By Aisha Carter, Thu, June 11, 2015
Here’s a simple and adorable one-bedroom pad at 155 Henry Street in highly sought-after Brooklyn Heights. You’ll surely find it’s $585,000 price tag appealing, but inside, original details, lovely light, and great views await to win you over even more.
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By Aisha Carter, Wed, June 10, 2015
Want to live in the city without giving up your greenery? This $1.45 million two-bedroom garden apartment in Cobble Hill might be the perfect solution. It offers 1,020 square feet of space in a 25-foot-wide brownstone co-op, with a beautifully manicured backyard and a gorgeous patio. We’re talking enough green space to entertain you, friends and family, Fido, and your weedwhacker. Now that sounds promising.
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By Emily Nonko, Tue, May 19, 2015
If your apartment’s got views of the Brooklyn Bridge, New York Harbor and the Lower Manhattan skyline, you may as well enjoy it through massive, beautiful windows. This two-bedroom co-op at 188 Columbia Heights in Brooklyn Heights has both the views and the windows. It’s a lovely 1,600-square-foot apartment that takes up a floor of a historic 1800s brownstone. This area of the neighborhood, sometimes referred to as Columbia Heights, is distinguished by a row of prominent mansions and townhouses that sit atop the BQE and look out onto Lower Manhattan. The prestige of the location does not come cheap—this unit is asking $2.7 million.
See more of the interior here
By Aisha Carter, Wed, April 8, 2015
Few things sound better than living above an 1843 Brooklyn Heights brownstone with the Promenade literally steps away, and that’s what this 1,300-square-foot apartment at 28 Remsen Street has to offer. And more than that, the $1.275 million co-op offers multiple skylights that are more like sunroofs because they actually open to let in the breeze.
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By Dana Schulz, Tue, April 7, 2015
Imagine this: You and your spouse have both been home for three hours, but neither one of you knows the other is there because your home is that big. It’s a “problem” most New Yorkers can’t fathom, but for one Brooklyn couple it’s encouraged them to relist their 11,000-square-foot triplex for $32 million, making it the borough’s most expensive condo listing ever. Stuart and Claire Leaf originally listed their home in May, but then took it off the market in February after getting cold feet about moving.
As the Wall Street Journal reports, “The apartment is a combination of no less than nine units spanning the 10th, 11th and 12th floors of the waterfront condo One Brooklyn Bridge Park.” It includes six bedrooms, two deeded parking spaces, a 3,500-bottle wine room, a gym with a rock-climbing wall, a screening room, and a 75-foot-long terrace.
Take a look around the mega-home here
By Michelle Cohen, Fri, April 3, 2015
We admit it: We’re a bit obsessed with mid-20th century modern design–its architecturally and socially advanced concepts so often result in a perfect mix of aesthetic appeal and livability. Sometimes met with suspicion and derision in its earlier days, modernist architecture has endured the test of time and is having an enormous resurgence in popularity and appreciation. How else could you explain fans’ obsession with the award-winning and pitch-perfect mid-mod sets on Matthew Weiner’s “Mad Men.”
It’s often said that the best ideas in home design are the ones that make the home a great place to live; the origins of modernist design had that idea at their heart. We’ve rounded up a few of the city’s mid-century architectural treasures and a handful of homes that embody modernist style.
More on the ‘Mad Men’sets and NYC’s Mid-Century Modern gems this way
By Stephanie Hoina, Fri, March 27, 2015
No matter what your spiritual beliefs, we think it’s safe to argue that throughout history churches have represented some of the most beautiful architecture in the world, and the historic Presbyterian Church at 99 Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights is no exception. Within its rich, mid-nineteenth-century stone exterior you will find this thoughtfully converted two-bedroom duplex loft, blessed with double-height ceilings, original wide-plank hardwood floors, exposed beams, and a series of stunning stained glass windows that will make living here feel like your own little piece of heaven.
Check out the gorgeous windows
By Michelle Cohen, Thu, March 19, 2015
115 Willow Street, $2.35 million (L); 108 Pierrepont Street, $575,000 (R)
This freshly-listed, charming bi-level bolt-hole in prime Brooklyn Heights at 108 Pierrepont Street may be petite, but it’s tucked into the same elegant neighborhood as the house-like duplex at 115 Willow Street, also new to the market, that’s going for $2.35 million. Also in a beautiful, well-kept historic prewar building, with the same access to the Promenade, park and neighborhood highlights, the former rings in at a far-lower $575,000.
Compare and contrast these Brooklyn Heights duplexes with very different prices