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.

Chelsea, Cool Listings, Interiors, Nomad

107 West 25th Street, original tin ceilings, 16-foot skylight, common roof garden and deck

If you’re looking for a loft with character, you’ll want to check out this unit at 107 West 25th Street in Chelsea. It has all the original elements you look for, like refinished hardwoods, and whitewashed exposed brick, while throwing in some rare extras like original tin ceilings, exposed pipes painted red, and a 16-foot skylight. And it’s available for rent for the first time ever for $6,500 a month.

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Bed Stuy, Cool Listings, Interiors

166 Lefferts Place, wedding cake details, koi pond

For $2.1 million you can nab a turn-of-the-century Italianate brick townhouse on a tree-lined block in Bed-Stuy. The two-family home measures 20 feet wide and 45 feet deep, and offers period details like inlaid parquet floors, pocket doors, pier glass mirrors, and marble mantelpieces. And who doesn’t want a koi pond?

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Soho

11 Mercer Street, Museum Building, live/work space

Artists looking for the perfect Soho loft with a live/work arrangement will be happy to see this blank canvas of a space in the appropriately named Museum Building at 11 Mercer Street. Despite having only two oversized windows on the eastern side of the loft, this open space is flooded with light, and it has plenty of wall space to hang your artwork. The open, airy condo is available for rent in July, asking $6,500 a month.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings, Interiors

334 West 20th Street, Karl Mann, Chelsea Lodge

Artist Karl Mann has listed his two-bedroom duplex at 334 West 20th Street in Chelsea for short-term rental, asking $8,975 a month. For anywhere from three to six months, you can call this artsy Chelsea pad with a “Jungle Book” vibe, home. Not to mention you’ll get to benefit from the aesthetic of a man who turns flea market finds into treasures.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, little italy, Nolita, Soho

240 Centre Street, Iconic Police Building, expose buttress, built-in bookshelves

It seems as though each of the units in the iconic Police Building on Centre Street has its own unique flair, and this apartment is no exception. It’s being offered for the first time since the building was converted into co-ops back in 1988, and has bragging rights as one of the only true two-bedroom, two-bath residences in the entire building. And it can be yours for $3.65 million.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Soho

292 Lafayette Street, Elle Decor, ancient Roman tub carved from one piece of marble, custom Robert Ogden light fixture

There’s a new two-bedroom Soho loft available at 292 Lafayette Street for $2.95 million. This shabby chic corner unit has been featured in Elle Decor and is surrounded by eight oversized windows, filtering in a ton of light from southern and eastern exposures. It also has rustic details we love, like original timbers and distressed wide plank white oak flooring. The home was purchased in 2010 by its current owners for somewhere around $1.8 million.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

175 Bleecker Street, Washington Square Park, private landscaped garden, cobblestones

Here’s a really cool ground-floor pied-à-terre at 175 Bleecker Street with a private garden, available for $849,000. The fully-renovated loft has a crisp, clean feel with tall casement windows, white floors, and whitewashed exposed brick. And the landscaped garden is easy to maintain so it looks beautiful all year long—plus imagine stepping out into your own verdant space with a cup of coffee in hand.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Soho

514 Broome Street, Ryan Serhant, only freestanding Soho home, landscaped terrace

Soho’s only freestanding home has found new owners. Bonnie and Seth Harris paid $6.887 million for the Broome Street townhouse, which initially popped up on the market a year ago, asking nearly $10 million. The two-bedroom home, listed by “Million Dollar Listing” star Ryan Serhant, has 3,430 square feet of living space with a 280-square-foot terrace and an additional 2,600 square feet of building rights.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Park Slope

326 15th Street, Prospect Park, income suite, backyard

There’s something intriguing about this $1.5 million two-family townhouse at 326 15th Street in Park Slope. The home almost looks like an upscale tool shed with wood everywhere you look: wooden built-ins, wooden beams, hardwood floors. But with the right owner and enough tender love and care, this 1,800 square-foot beauty could be a dream home in the making. Built around 1899, and available for the first time in 35 years, it can be yours for $1.5 million.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Park Slope

420 12th Street, Ansonia Court, Prospect Park

Here’s a head-turner just two blocks away from Prospect Park in Park Slope‘s coveted Ansonia Court loft building. The $1.575 million third-floor duplex offers exposed brick, oversized arched windows, and wood-beamed ceilings, along with a floor plan that can accommodate two or three bedrooms.

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