All posts by Aisha Carter

Aisha Carter is a writer whose appreciation for real estate goes all the way back to her childhood days when her parents dragged her to their home’s constructions site on a daily basis. Coming from three generations of builders, a typical Sunday afternoon in her household involved driving through Atlanta, looking at houses, and listening to her parents talk about real estate. Dinner table talk wasn’t much different. It wasn’t long after she headed off to college before she found herself driving around to look at houses as a stress reliever. I guess we all become our parents at one point or another. When Aisha isn’t writing for 6sqft, she runs another blog that focuses on celebrity news and television reviews.


Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

255 West 4th Street, private roof garden, renovated apartment

There’s a cute new two-bedroom rental listed at 255 West 4th Street. The floor-through apartment features two wood-burning fireplaces, a renovated bathroom and kitchen, walk-in closets and skylights, in 1,000 square feet of space. There’s also a sizable private roof deck with panoramic city views. And it’s available just in time for fall, in early to mid-September.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings, Interiors

333 West 21st Street, Hudson River Park, roof deck

Here’s a cheery, sunny pad at 333 West 21st Street, on one of Chelsea’s best blocks. This 575-square-foot one-bedroom apartment has prewar details, high quality finishes and a prime location right by the High Line. It last sold two years ago for roughly $525,000, and now it’s back on the market, asking $650,000.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Interiors

100 West 12th Street, The Mark Twain, outdoor space

It’s time to zen out in a three-bedroom Greenwich Village pad with tranquil vibes and an impressive “outdoor sanctuary.” This Mark Twain residence features two existing bedrooms, pocket doors, a home-office and a sunroom/napping room overlooking a wraparound yard. And it can be yours for $2.95 million.

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Cool Listings, East Village

315 East 12th Street, outdoor terrace, exposed brick

If you live in the East Village, it’s a given that your friends are going to turn to you for the latest restaurant and late-night recommendations. But all that responsibility can get a little overwhelming. That’s why this charming co-op is such a great option–it’s right in the middle of all the trendy neighborhood action, but it also offers an outdoor terrace perfect for a barbecue, as well as a flexible layout for when you want to bring the party indoors. The completely renovated one- or two-bedroom co-op at 315 East 12th Street is available for $899,000.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Interiors

49 Downing Street, South Village Historic District, Yoko Ono, carriage house

This flexible one-bedroom duplex at 49 Downing Street has two claims to fame: the Greenwich Village stable house in which it resides is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Yoko Ono once called the penthouse home. This unit’s current owner has lived in the space since 2006, and now it’s on the market for $1.975 million.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Tribeca

429 Greenwich Street, Dietz Lantern Building, R.W.Tieffenberg

Here’s a cool Tribeca loft rental in the Dietz Lantern Building, boasting original details like barrel-vaulted ceilings and exposed brick. This 2,100-square-foot two-bedroom has an interesting layout with access to the second bedroom from the master, and it’s available for $12,500 a month.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Interiors

114 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, Hunts Lane, shared garden

Here’s a nice two-bedroom garden duplex with oversized windows and prewar details, located on a serene block on Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights. This $1.25 million, 1,000-square-foot pad offers a renovated kitchen and bathroom and a beautiful shared backyard with a private entrance onto Hunts Lane with its famed carriage houses.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Soho

88 Crosby Street, 546-548 Broadway, Soho Cast Iron Historic District, John Correja

Here’s a gorgeous, fully renovated loft at 88 Crosby Street in Soho. This top-floor space features exposed brick walls, exposed beams, high tin ceilings, hardwood floors, and even a skylight. The bright decor–which includes plenty of potted plants, hot pink sofas, and an umbrella mosaic above the bed–makes this the perfect summer escape.  It’s been on the rental market since 2009 with what looks like one-year leases. And it’s available now for $8,500 a month.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper West Side 

48 West 85th Street, Lehman banking family, outdoor space

You know how there are some things that are ahead of their time? Well this five-bedroom residence at 48 West 85th Street is not one of them. If anything, it’s straight from Liberace’s vision board. The 6,000-square-foot home was listed for $13.8 million a year ago, but, alas, it must not have found a buyer. Now, for $30,000 a month you can travel back in time and enjoy over-the-top furnishings like “Baccarat crystal chandeliers” and “Tiffany dishes.”

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Tribeca

17 Jay Street, Tribeca, live/work loft, commercial space

Here’s a $3.995 million Tribeca loft with so much flexibility you can practically do whatever you want with it. The 2,833-square-foot duplex condo is a former art gallery that offers a perfect live/work opportunity. There’s also a separate entrance for retail space on the ground floor (currently being used as a photography studio), as well as an artsy outdoor space with a charming European flair and funky glass floor. So when we say the options are endless, we actually mean it.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors

440 West 22nd Street, Samuel Turner House, Michael Minick, Chelsea Seminary District

Okay history buffs, here’s your chance to own the elegant former home of Reverend Dr. Samuel Turner, who was one of the head professors at the nearby General Theological Seminary. He built the house at 440 West 22nd Street in 1836 to match the merchant-class residences popping up in Chelsea around this time, and he lived there until he passed away of typhoid fever in 1861.

When owner Michael Minick purchased the home in 1993, it had been subjected to years of neglect, but Minick lovingly restored it back to its Greek Revival glory, while preserving its turn of the 20th century Queen Anne exterior facelift. It’s now available for the first time in over 20 years for $17,950,000.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Upstate

908 Old Quaker Hill Road, Hudson Valley, Berkshires, Dutch colonial

We’re going to venture out to the countryside today to visit a classic Dutch Colonial home in historic Quaker Hill, a hamlet in Pawling, NY. If you’re looking for the kind of privacy that can only come from being on a 1.81-acre lot, along with easy access to the city, it doesn’t get much better than this. The four-bedroom home offers original details like hardwood floors and exposed beams, along with sprawling countryside views and a pool house. And, are you sitting down? It’s only $675,000. Boy, things sure are different outside the city.

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Boerum Hill, Cool Listings, Interiors

74 4th Avenue, FAR rights, build your own dream home, Barclays Center

Here’s an interesting opportunity at the home of Miguel’s Locks at 74 4th Avenue in Boerum Hill. The $2.75 million mixed-use building is 2,940 square feet, but has the potential to be built out to 9,942 square feet. That’s either one heck of a mansion or one great income opportunity.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, East Village, Interiors

645 East 11th Street, Amy Hixson, Own Entity, Tompkins Square Park

A model home for a model citizen…literally. This East Village pad belongs to model Amy Hixson, who has graced the pages of GQ and Victoria’s Secret, to name a few. Hixson purchased the home for $625,000 in 2010 and spent three months gut renovating the joint with the help of Own Entity designers. The interior is meant to channel the work of Roman and Williams, with handcrafted features like refinished original oak floors, reclaimed Barnwood doors, and a refurbished fireplace mantel. Now it’s back on the market, asking $899,000.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors

114 Pierrepont Street, George Cornell House, Brooklyn Women's Club, Brooklyn Women Suffrage Association

Here’s an opportunity to own a piece of history in this beautiful $2.995 million parlor-floor duplex in the mansion that once housed the Brooklyn Women’s Club and the Brooklyn Woman Suffrage Association. This very building at 114 Pierrepont Street was the gathering place of visionaries like Laura Curtis Bullard, Elizabeth Tilton and Ida Sherwood Coffin, who hosted lectures on world politics and peace advocacy as well as events like card games. And the apartment is as grand as its history.

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