December 8, 2015

Lofty Duplex in Greenpoint Comes With Double Height Ceilings and a Parking Space

149 Huron Street, a 30-unit Greenpoint condo building, was constructed in 2007 and is dominated by big windows and balconies on its facade. There is one unit up for sale in the building, a duplex, and it's asking $1.2 million. Over 985 square feet and two floors you'll find a big, towering window, lots of open space, a flexible floorplan and modern finishes. This is one of the priciest apartments in the entire building, and the history of its price tag says a lot about how much Greenpoint has changed since 2007. The unit sold in 2009 for $560,037 and then was listed in 2012 for $629,000. It looks like it never sold back then, but now it's trying its luck past the $1 million mark.
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November 16, 2015

This Pretty Townhouse Duplex Overlooks a Bucolic Block of Park Slope

As the listing says, this upper duplex apartment overlooks "the leafy treetops of Park Slope." Located at 127 Park Place, a lovely brownstone and treelined block of the neighborhood, you do get a good view of Brooklyn from the windows. The interior isn't too bad either, with high and detailed ceilings, fireplaces, the original wood floors, and plenty of other original details. There's no outdoor space, but there is potential to build out a roof deck up top. So how much does it cost to buy up half a historic townhouse? For three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, the price tag comes in at $2.19 million. It's high, but not too far off given that full townhouses in the neighborhood can go for $4 million.
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November 4, 2015

‘Veronica Mars’ Actor Lists Village Loft Featuring Cast Iron Columns and Double Height Ceilings

Cast iron is prevalent throughout 67 East 11th Street, a Greenwich Village building built in 1868 and converted to a co-op in 1973. Back in the late 19th century, it was home to the James McCreery Dry Goods Store; the facade has beautiful cast iron details like Corinthian columns as well as big arched windows, and this apartment owned by actor Chris Lowell of "Veronica Mars" fame is now on the market for $1.195 million. The unit is a two bedroom, with the master bedroom located in a sleeping loft above the living room. The lofted space allows for 16-foot ceilings and incredible oversized windows.
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October 26, 2015

Uber-Historic Townhouse in Clinton Hill Is Also Uber-Expensive

Cambridge Place is a short and charming block of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn—the type of leafy, brownstone-lined street that has made the borough so popular. And once you're inside this townhouse at 14 Cambridge Place you're still living the Brooklyn dream. There are historic details everywhere, like fireplaces, coffered ceilings and elegant wood-framed doorways. There's tons of space, more than one outdoor area, and a fancy kitchen. This house has got the goods, but it's going to cost you $3,999,999 to own it.
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October 8, 2015

Corner Loft in NoHo, Asking $4.25 Million, Is All About Its Windows

If you've got something going for you, flaunt it. That's the case with this apartment at 644 Broadway, a NoHo co-op building, and its windows. These glorious windows are from an impressive building, formerly known as the Manhattan Savings Institution Bank Building. It was constructed in 1890 by architect Stephen Decatur Hatch as a mixture of Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival styles with sandstone, terracotta, brick, copper and cast iron on the facade. It was converted to a co-op in the 1980s, and the grand facade still remains well preserved. And from this two-bedroom co-op, now priced at $4.25 million, you certainly benefit from the extravagant design. The rest of the apartment, however, has been thoroughly modernized.
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September 24, 2015

This Oh-So-Sweet Co-Op in Greenwich Village Is on the Market for $2 Million

There's simply nothing to hate about this Greenwich Village co-op, located in the charming pre-war building 140 West 10th Street on a lovely leafy street. The apartment still has its historic details intact, some nicely done renovations, and big windows with views over the surrounding townhouses and backyards. The only thing we're not crazy about? The steep asking price of $2.295 million.
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July 21, 2015

Perfectly Preserved Harlem Townhouse Asks $3 Million

If you're an old home lover, get ready to swoon. This Harlem townhouse at 465 West 141st Street has all of its historic details intact. Pretty much every room of the house will take you back to 1905, when the townhouse was built. Newer renovations in the kitchen and bathrooms also blend in seamlessly with the older detailing. It's up on the market for a bold price, given that the property is located further north in Harlem, just beyond City College. The current owner bought it last year for $2.3 million, now it's been listed for $2.995 million. After seeing the rest of the interior, you may just wish you could fork over the money right now...
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July 20, 2015

Brooklyn Heights Penthouse Asking $1.75 Million Has 16-Foot Cathedral Ceilings

In Brooklyn Heights, high-ticket real estate is usually a historic brownstone or townhouse. And while this co-op does reside on 105 Montague Street, in a circa-1885 Queen Anne building that was once a hotel, the interior is a lot more modern than you may expect. This top-floor penthouse unit takes advantage of the building's striking roof line. You've got skylights, soaring cathedral ceilings, and thoroughly modern finishes. It's all asking $1.75 million.
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