All articles by Michelle Cohen

Michelle is a New York-based writer and content strategist who has worked extensively with lifestyle brands like Seventeen, Country Living, Harper’s Bazaar and iVillage. In addition to being a copywriter for a digital media agency she writes about culture, New York City neighborhoods, real estate, style, design and technology among other topics. She has lived in a number of major US cities on both coasts and in between and loves all things relating to urbanism and culture.
June 11, 2024

Asking $7M, this unconventional Brooklyn property is a home, studio, and artist’s private gallery

Behind an eye-popping purple brick facade punctuated by candy-pink doors and glass-paned windows, two former warehouses have been combined to form what is now Number 47, a unique home, studio, and gallery at the bustling border between Carroll Gardens and Gowanus. The 50-foot-wide property at 47 Fourth Street is currently artist John Mosler's home and studio, designed by architect Jonathan Marvel and Maum Design. Asking $6,995,000, the 5,782-square-foot space, approved as a single-family residence, has the potential to expand to 12,500 square feet (plans included). Its basic infrastructure is a statement of modern architecture, built around a 30-foot-high glass atrium.
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June 10, 2024

This $4.25M Village condo has a deck with city views–and a rooftop studio inside an old water tank

This breezy, modern two-bedroom condo at 12 East 12th Street has the pristine interiors, light-filled rooms, and dazzling views that command a $4,250,000 ask; a massive roof deck adds coveted outdoor space. But one detail that sets this Village aerie above its many competitors is revealed in an Architectural Digest feature: A sunlit studio space on the home's top level was created inside a decommissioned classic New York City water tank.
Outdoor living in the village, this way
June 6, 2024

Bring your whole squad and fleet to this newly-minted $8M Williamsburg townhouse

When looking for a home in New York City, a four-car garage isn't often at the top of buyers' "must-have" list. But if your vehicles need as much space as you do, this 5,000-square-foot new construction townhouse at 218 North Fifth Street has you–and your G-wagon–covered. On a corner lot in the high-profile environs of Williamsburg's Northside, this single-family residence was built in 2013 and is now asking $7,995,000. With terrace space on four levels, including a helipad-sized roof deck, you can entertain all summer long.
the party starts now
June 4, 2024

$14M Lincoln Square townhouse was home to designer Perry Ellis and the founder of Rolling Stone

On an Upper West Side block lined with historic brownstones, the 20-foot-wide, single-family home at 37 West 70th Street is in good company. The five-story home, built in 1891, was once the residence of the late American fashion icon Perry Ellis. Purchased in 1987 by Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner and his wife, Jane, the home received a full renovation by designer Ward Bennett. Now on the market for $14,000,000, the home's historic craftsmanship has endured, and a New York City legacy of visionary design has shaped the rooms within.
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June 3, 2024

Katharine Hepburn’s longtime home in Turtle Bay Gardens asks $7.2M

Set within the covetable enclave of Turtle Bay Gardens, the stately turn-of-the-19th-century townhouse at 244 East 49th Street has a historic cachet beyond its location and provenance. For many decades, the four-story, single-family property was the New York City home of actress Katharine Hepburn, whose elegant mirrored vanity still graces its primary bedroom suite. The 4,600-square-foot townhouse, asking $7,200,00, offers a mix of elegant interiors and architectural beauty in a private East Side enclave whose residents have included Bob Dylan, Stephen Sondheim, and E. B. White. The property includes a 1,000-square-foot rear garden for a true Manhattan oasis.
Have a look inside and outside
May 31, 2024

For $5.4M, this Park Avenue duplex has modern architectural appeal and two terraces

On streets lined with historic buildings, glamorous historic hotels, and stately townhouses, modern architecture on the Upper East Side is rare, making the neighborhood's notable modernist buildings all the more desirable. Behind a sleek limestone and glass facade, this two-bedroom condo at 949 Park Avenue, asking $5,350,000, is a fine example. The light-filled duplex has massive windows offering iconic Upper East Side views from within and from the home's two terraces, one on each level.
park avenue modern, this way
May 30, 2024

Jessica Chastain’s lavish Osborne co-op lists for $7.45M

In 2015, actress Jessica Chastain made celebrity real estate news when she purchased a sprawling, opulent home in the venerable Osborne building at 205 West 57th Street for just over $5 million. Since then, the stunning four-bedroom, 3,200-square-foot home that once belonged to Leonard Bernstein has been impressively renovated and is back on the market, asking $7.45 million, the Wall Street Journal reports. The iconic Midtown apartment has been featured in Architectural Digest and other design publications; historic architectural details like Tiffany glass and oak parquet floors have stood the test of time to frame a thoroughly star-worthy home.
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May 29, 2024

Upper East Side pre-war elegance in a compact co-op package asks $1.75M

This one-bedroom co-op at 14 East 75th Street on Manhattan's Upper East Side embodies the elegance and drama of the neighborhood's sought-after pre-war residences. It may not be palatial in size, but glamorous details like a sunken living room, 14-foot ceilings, iron-framed casement windows, and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves have all been scaled to fit within its compact frame. Asking $1,750,000, the home's interiors offer a sophisticated take on classic Gothic style. Open views across the neighborhood's townhouses and gardens–and the Carlyle Hotel–complete the picture of New York City living.
Step down into the living room
May 23, 2024

Asking $2.5M, this unusual Brooklyn condo feels like an artist’s loft inside a rustic farmhouse

Asking $2,495,000, this creative Brooklyn home in Greenwood Heights offers the convenience of a condo and the space of a townhouse, with loft-like interiors that reflect the lifestyle of its current resident, an accomplished artist. This extraordinary residence at 248 17th Street spans four levels, with two levels of secluded private outdoor space and additional roof rights. The building–once an industrial warehouse–was converted into a seven-unit condo in 2002. It retains its frame of brick, timber, and concrete, and the unusual apartments within have a distinctly urban industrial feel.
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May 22, 2024

This $5M co-op at The Osborne has old-world glamour, Tiffany glass, and a bonus studio

This beautifully preserved co-op in The Osborne at 205 West 57th Street is a prime example of Billionaires' Row the way it used to be. Gilded Age grandeur is present in architectural details like carved mahogany moldings, leaded-glass windows, and Tiffany glass transoms, and rooms are large and gracious, with plenty of built-in storage. Asking $4,950,000, the three-bedroom property has the unique option of an adjacent studio unit, perfect for office space, guest or staff quarters, or to add to the main space as an additional bedroom.
osborne elegance, this way
May 21, 2024

Spend summer on the terrace of this $2.6M Brooklyn Heights co-op

This three-bedroom co-op on a historic Brooklyn Heights block at 167 Clinton Street has a townhouse vibe that reflects the 1800s building it occupies. The full-floor home, asking $2,595,000, offers a gracious layout and easy-on-the-eyes interiors. Though sunlight fills the rooms of the pretty corner flat, the best part may be its impressive outdoor space in the form of a landscaped terrace overlooking neighborhood greenery.
step outside on the terrace
May 17, 2024

For $28.5M, own a designer’s Victorian Gothic mansion on 13 acres overlooking the Hudson River

Located in the sought-after Snedens Landing community in Palisades, New York, this 13-acre estate at 23 Ludlow Lane is asking $28,500,000. While this is undeniably an astounding ask, the Rockland County property transcends the ordinary Hudson Valley spread. Consisting of three adjoining lots being sold together for the first time since it was created in 1874, the estate, known as Niederhurst, is anchored by a stunning home on a scenic bluff overlooking the Hudson River. The eight-bedroom house has a Victorian Gothic exterior with gable and hip roofs, six-panel shutters, and an intricate pattern of polychrome brickwork.
Tour this amazing hudson valley property
May 16, 2024

This $6.5M triple-bay brownstone is ready for instant Park Slope living

This 1899 townhouse at 545 Third Street in Park Slope is ready for Brooklyn brownstone living without the hassle of renovation. The four-story home has the preserved 19th-century details buyers crave–pocket doors, wainscoting, stained glass, and molding–along with modern design flourishes that enhance its historic charm. Asking $6,450,000, the townhouse has bay windows on all four floors and outdoor space in the form of a private bedroom deck and a leafy back garden.
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May 15, 2024

Asking $6.7M, the Gimbel apartment is the picture of classic Upper East Side elegance

This three-bedroom Upper East Side co-op at 66 East 79th Street was the longtime home of the late philanthropists Bruce and Barbara Gimbel. Bruce was chairman and chief executive of Gimbels, the iconic New York City department store founded in 1842 by his great-grandfather. Asking $6,700,000, this nine-room apartment is both a grand Manhattan residence and a cozy, well-appointed home. Pre-war details like high ceilings, tall windows, and polished herringbone floors frame generously proportioned rooms, updated for gracious 21st-century living.
see more, this way
May 14, 2024

This Bauhaus-inspired Montclair, N.J. home is asking $3.5M

"Bauhaus-inspired" architecture brings to mind solid geometric forms, once thought to be radically simplified, yet enduring and functional. This custom-built home in Montclair, New Jersey is the result of bringing craftsmanship and smart technology together. Asking $3,500,00, this high-end suburban property at 251 South Mountain Avenue has five bedrooms and six baths, floor-to-ceiling windows, a tremendous modern fireplace, a heated driveway, and a three-car garage.
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May 13, 2024

An international artist couple asks $37.75M for their art-filled UES townhouse–Rolls Royce included

Israeli artist Ilana Goor and her husband, Leonard Lowengrub, have put their Upper East Side townhouse at 178 East 75th Street on the market, as Curbed reported. Even among the neighborhood's opulent and expensive townhouses with celebrity histories and Gilded Age glamour, this six-story brick property is poised to grab attention–and not just for its $37,750,000 price tag. The house is among a handful of carriage houses in New York City with a drive-in garage–and every surface of the turn-of-the-century townhouse displays artwork collected and created by the owners. Built around 1903, the renovated home is move-in ready and the art, furniture, and the Rolls Royce in the garage will be included in the sale.
it's a townhouse. It's a museum. take a look.
May 9, 2024

NYCxDESIGN 2024: What to see and do at New York City’s annual deep dive into design

The design universe lands in New York City every spring for the NYCxDESIGN Festival. This major international design event, now in its 12th year, will be in full swing from May 16 to May 22. Expect an influx of visitors seeking the latest creative offerings, fresh ideas, and inspiration from the world of design. Anchored by the major industry fair ICFF and its satellites like WantedDesign, the city-wide festival is awash in new talent showcases, exciting retail launches, open studios, and exhibitions. The week-long-plus event is a great opportunity to source the best new visions and trends in furniture, lighting, textiles, and accessories before they appear in your favorite magazines, blogs, and stores. Read on for a short list of highlights.
May 8, 2024

Park Slope’s priciest townhouse is an $18M masterpiece of modern design

Not all big-ticket properties live up to their astronomical price tags, but the most expensive listing in Park Slope–a custom-engineered five-story townhouse at 535 1st Street on a prime landmarked block–is the very definition of no-expense-spared reconstruction. The five-bedroom residence, asking $18,000,000, was commissioned by the award-winning architecture and design firm Leroy Street Studio. Recently featured in Architectural Digest, this British Regency-style limestone mansion has been recreated with dramatic details like double-height entertaining levels and terraced, landscaped outdoor spaces, executed with flawless engineering skill and modern design expertise. The home would become Park Slope's priciest townhouse on record if it sells for the asking price.
five floors of townhouse perfection, this way
May 6, 2024

For $2.25M, this Sutton Place classic seven has enough personal space for everyone

While a home in the classic Manhattan enclave of Sutton Place may be the epitome of New York City living, this three-bedroom (with room for more) co-op at 410 East 57th Street has space to spare and a layout that's anything but cramped. Asking $2,250,000, this pre-war co-op is renovated and move-in ready, with plenty of storage, office and closet space, and large, lovely rooms for living and entertaining.
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May 3, 2024

For $1.6M, this co-op offers two floors of Upper East Side living without the townhouse price

The idea of a classic Manhattan home on the Upper East Side is often symbolized by an elegant townhouse or a glamorous penthouse–with an eight-figure price tag. This duplex co-op at 167 East 67th Street, asking $1,589,000, offers two floors of light-filled high-floor living, a gracious layout, stylish interiors, dazzling city views, and plenty of additional apartment perks that add up to a covetable New York City home.
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May 3, 2024

Asking $2.75M, this pale pink Greenpoint townhouse has gardens, terraces, history, and charm

Among the most sought-after in Brooklyn real estate, the historic Greenpoint townhouse is a dream for many, but the good ones are few and far between. This charming rose-colored wood-frame home at 61 Norman Avenue is a neighborhood gem, just a block from McCarren Park. Asking $2,750,000, the home is currently configured as a single-family residence, but it's a legal three-family dwelling, so income potential exists. As for charm, the townhouse is blessed with a shaded front porch, a walled private patio, a bedroom terrace, and a sunroom.
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May 1, 2024

This $3.2M waterfront house on the Hudson in Edgewater, NJ, would be right at home in Malibu

When we think of homes on the Hudson River, we don't usually envision glass-walled waterfront houses like the ones we've seen perched on southern California cliffs. This three-bedroom home at 23 Shore Road in Edgewater, New Jersey, asking $3,249,000, is a contemporary riverside residence reminiscent of Malibu or Miami. Included in this glittering four-level property are panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and George Washington Bridge–and a private boat dock.
malibu on the hudson, this way
April 30, 2024

30+ Mother’s Day gifts New York City moms will love

April showers bring a bounty of Mother's Day brunches, blooms, and bling to dazzle deserving moms. New York City mothers are a sophisticated bunch, into music, art, design, or culinary excellence. Below, you'll find our hand-picked list of ideas–gifts, events, and experiences–to help make your favorite NYC mom's day.
Mother's day picks, this way
April 26, 2024

Live like royalty on the Upper East Side for $5.8M

This 4,092-square-foot duplex co-op at 1136 Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side offers the iconic grandeur of a bygone gilded age; it's no surprise that it was most recently the home of an Italian princess and Russian prince. Filled with pre-war details, dazzling views, and mansion-like square footage, the apartment, asking $5,800,000, was chosen by the building's architect, George F. Pelham, as his personal residence. The apartment offers four bedrooms, high ceilings, and views of the Central Park reservoir.
April 25, 2024

Inside this $12.75M Park Slope brownstone, architect-designed perfection includes a separate studio and two-car garage

On the corner of a picturesque Park Slope avenue, the 1860s Italianate row house at 96 Sixth Avenue anchors a block of historic brownstones. Inside, the home unfolds in modern magnificence, the result of a gut renovation by the architectural firm Baxt Ingui, IA Construction, and Tamara Eaton Design. In its current form, the five-bedroom home, asking $12,750,000, combines 19th-century glamour and contemporary design. A custom-built rear extension includes a separate studio and the rare bonus of a two-car garage, connected to the main home via a modern catwalk–all without sacrificing outdoor garden and deck space.
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