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, Upper West Side 

116 Pinehurst Avenue, Hudson View Gardens, Hudson River views

Here’s a look at a nice convertible two-bedroom apartment in the coveted Hudson View Gardens co-op in Washington Heights. The flexible floor plan allows for a second bedroom in this four-room home, with enough room left over for a cozy den. Combine that with northern light and partial views of the Hudson, and you have yourself a nice hideaway from the bustling city for $575k.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Interiors

54 East 11th Street, Union Sq., Greenwich Village, French doors and Juliet balconies

The charm of Greenwich Village is undeniable. You have tree-lined streets, shops and celebrities. Well this $3.995 million full-floor pad at 54 East 11th Street is not to be outdone. We’ll put it this way, If this loft were the setting of an episode of “Sex and the City” it would be called “An American Girl in Paris Without Actually Leaving New York.”

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Park Slope

55 7th Avenue, limestone 1880s Gothic revival townhouse, private terrace

Here’s a $995,000 unique two-bedroom pad on coveted 7th Avenue, right near Prospect Park. It’s a second-floor unit in a limestone 1880s Gothic revival townhouse, and it features original details like crown and ceiling moldings, 12-foot ceilings with medallions, hardwoods with walnut inlay, a marble mantel, and those windows. Not to mention, there’s a peaceful private terrace overlooking a garden.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors, Upper West Side 

2109 Broadway, The Ansonia, William Earl Dodge Stokes, Graves and Duboy

Here’s your chance to nab an apartment in the famous Ansonia for $12 million. The 4,500-square-foot pad is the place to entertain all your friends, boasting the tallest ceilings in the entire building, and stunning Upper West Side views from east, south, and west exposures. The space is actually a combination of three units that used to form their own wing of the building, representing the largest original layout ever designed by the building’s architect, Duboy of Graves and Duboy. Its current owner, Michel Madie, spent nine years collecting all of the units to bring the space back to its former glory.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors

426 West 22nd Street, James Phelan Row, multiple outdoor spaces, Guiding Light

It’s good to have options. Take this former “Guiding Light” actress‘s 4,000 square-foot early Greek revival townhouse on James Phelan Row, for instance. It can either be delivered to you as three separate apartments with a potential rental income of $20,000 per month, or you can convert it into one giant dream home. Either way you’ve got three large outdoor spaces waiting for you during the warmer months, and eight wood-burning fireplaces ready to warm you during New York’s fierce winters. And all these options can be right at your feet for $9.5 million.

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Bed Stuy, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors

126 Hancock Street, Pure Interior Design of New York, restored woodwork, preserved home

When you’re lucky enough to come across a gorgeous older home that has been lovingly restored like this eight-bedroom home at 126 Hancock Street, you grab your broker and run like the wind to claim it. And you just might do so after you’ve had a look at this brownstone. This stunning home was originally built in 1883 by architect Isaac D. Reynolds and has been carefully restored to its original glory by a team of interior designers from Pure Interior Design of New York. After this group was finished shining this baby up like a brand-new penny, we were left with a stunning home with all the modern updates, asking $3.195 million.

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Bed Stuy, Cool Listings, Interiors

349 Hancock Street, multifamily home, original details, music room

Original details like decorative fireplaces, wood moldings and pocket doors await you at this $1.85 million Bed-Stuy residence at 349 Hancock Street. This 3,104-square-foot home was built in 1900 and sits on an 18 x 100-foot lot. It is currently divided into an owner’s triplex over a garden apartment—and there’s even a cool room for your drum set.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Soho

53 Crosby Street, true Soho loft, triplex with lofted bedroom

Let’s be honest. When you think of New York living, the name Soho comes up a lot. And when you think of Soho, you think of the perfect loft. Well, this $13,500-a-month rental may just check all the boxes on your wish list. We’re talking 4,200 square feet of open space with the coveted sky-high ceilings, whitewashed exposed brick, hardwood floors, and oversized windows. Plus, a perfectly situated mezzanine maximizes the space and houses one of the home’s two bedroom suites. Let’s take a look.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors, Upper East Side

29 Beekman Place, Eldridge Snyder, William S. Paley, Ashraf Pahlavi

This palatial Beekman Place mansion, designed by Eldridge Snyder, has served as a domicile to the head of CBS and to the shah of Iran’s twin sister. The majestic home stands eight levels tall, with eight to ten bedrooms covering 10,500 square feet. Unfortunately, the home has had a visit from the price chopper, falling from an initial asking of $49.9 million in February 2014 to a current asking of a much lower $37.5 million.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Tribeca

81 Walker Street, live/work space, studio level electrical amperage

You’ll never run out of inspiration when surrounded by this light-filled loft’s high ceilings, cast-iron columns, exposed brick, and brick masonry, among other original details. In fact, the triplex maisonette has been the subject of countless significant photography and video shoots over the last 15 years, as it was home to prolific photographer Jacob Getz, who snapped pictures of the likes of Lauren Bacall and Madonna, according to the Post.

The commercial live/work space covers nearly 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space in the well-run 81 Walker Street condo. Your options are plenty in this potentially four-bedroom pad. Use it as is, with separate sleep, live, and work areas or use it as a studio only. Bottom line, though, this $5.5 million loft has enough space, flexibility, and charm to use as you see fit.

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