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Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, Celebrities, Cool Listings

Boerum Hill Townhouse, 126 Hoyt Street, Michelle Williams, For Sale

Michelle Williams’s gorgeous ivy-covered Boerum Hill townhouse just hit the market. And it comes with a three-car garage.

The listing calls it “the one and only,” and for someone looking for a huge single-family home in this coveted South Brooklyn neighborhood, it just might be–assuming they can cover the steep asking price. First, the size factor: The corner townhouse is 22 feet wide, offering four stories, four and a half baths, at least six bedrooms, 12-foot-ceilings and a three-car garage that currently includes a rec room.

Find out what else makes this home so exceptional

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Celebrities, Features, Historic Homes, real estate trends, Upper East Side

Timeless Trophy: 740 Park Avenue

By Dana Schulz, Thu, September 25, 2014

740 park avenue

New York City may have an ever-revolving cast of hottest restaurants, hippest clubs, and even most desirable neighborhoods, but some real estate titans never go out of style in this metropolis. Known as the “Tower of Power,” 740 Park Avenue is one such mainstay.

The Upper East Side 19-story, Art Deco building was completed in 1930 to the designs of Rosario Candela, often considered the finest architect of luxury apartment interiors, as the last of the grand dames erected along Manhattan’s Gold Coast. It didn’t reach its peak until the real estate boom of the 1980s, but is today one of the most sought-after addresses with 31 apartments, mostly all duplexes, triplexes, and penthouses. The massively scaled residences feature grand living rooms, formal dining rooms, spiral staircases, high ceilings, expansive foyers, and an abundance of windows.

Plenty more on this timeless trophy residence and its long list of well known inhabitants

Celebrities, Cool Listings, Interiors, Soho

158 Mercer Street, Hedi Klum, Jon Bon Jovi

Looks like rocker Jon Bon Jovi may be saying “Auf Wiedersehen” to his Soho penthouse at 158 Mercer Street’s New Museum Building, as supermodel Heidi Klum was seen checking out the $37.5 million digs. The six-bedroom, 7,452-square-foot duplex is chock full of luxurious amenities such as wood-burning fireplaces, landscaped terraces, screening and projection rooms, and living and kitchen areas on both floors. Klum was scoping out several downtown homes, but it’s not going to be easy to pass up this superb penthouse.

Take a tour of the stunning space

Brooklyn Heights, Celebrities, Recent Sales

Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker, Errol Morris,  Julia Sheehan, 22 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights homes, 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature, Joseph Brodsky, brooklyn heights real estate, libraries in homes, homes filled with books

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris, and his poet wife Julia Sheehan have just closed on a charming three-bedroom at 22 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights for $1.9 million. According to city records, the couple will be following in the footsteps of another celebrated creative, having purchased the home from the estate of late Russian poet, 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate Joseph Brodsky.

Inside the book-filled home here

Celebrities, Recent Sales, Soho

Kelly Ripa Soho Penthouse living room

Kelly Ripa has officially unloaded her Soho penthouse, according to city records filed today. The five-bedroom beauty at 76 Crosby Street sold for $20 million, $4.5 million less than what she was asking when she first listed it in January last year. Though Ripa came up a little short, it’s worth noting that her and hubby Mark Consuelos paid just $9.5 million for it in 2005. Today’s sale is also the 6th highest ever recorded in Soho, according to CityRealty.

Photos here

Celebrities, Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Interiors

46 Carmine Street, Jackson Pollock, Luis D. Ortiz

You won’t find any paint-splattered masterpieces here, but you will get the exclusive bragging rights of saying you live in the former home of Jackson Pollock at 46 Carmine Street. And if that wasn’t enough of a conversation starter, the Greenwich Village building was once owned by Aaron Burr.

Million Dollar Listing New York star Luis D. Ortiz announced the $1.25 million listing via Instagram, which is not surprising considering how photogenic this one-bedroom, top-floor unit is. The 800-square-foot home boats 14-foot, Tudor-style beamed ceilings with skylights; exposed whitewashed brick walls; and a cozy fireplace.

Tour the former Pollock pad

Celebrities, Chelsea, Cool Listings, Interiors

252 Seventh Avenue, Chelsea Mercantile

Lots of changes are in store for hockey player Scott Gomez. Not only is he currently a free agent, but he’s put his 2,062-square-foot Chelsea penthouse on the market for $23,000 a month. The three-bedroom duplex condo at the Chelsea Mercantile, 252 Seventh Avenue, is available fully furnished, and Gomez has outfitted the pad with a mix of colorful contemporary pieces and bachelor pad-esque décor.

Whoever inks the lease for this apartment will follow in the footsteps of Nick Jonas and Marc Jonas, both former renters of the unit. The building also boasts Katie Holmes as a resident.

Take a look inside the hockey hottie’s home here

Celebrities, Chelsea, Cool Listings

Is Jennifer Lopez Moving Into Chelsea’s Walker Tower?

By Annie Doge, Thu, September 18, 2014

jlo walker tower

Jenny from the Block could be looking to move to Chelsea’s Walker Tower. According to the NYP, Jennifer Lopez was spotted scoping out apartments alongside celebrity broker Fredrik Eklund. The pair reportedly checked out an unlisted apartment and eyed the floor plans of several other units over lunch. The Post notes that J Lo’s budget is around $20 million. With that in mind, might we suggest the building’s $25M duplex penthouse?

[Listings at CityRealty]

Celebrities, Upper West Side 

15 Central West, Robert DeNiro, Leroy Schecter, Upper West Side real estate

Robert De Niro‘s new home may not be in his beloved Tribeca, but the full-floor pad at 15 Central Park West is one of the city’s most expensive rentals. Unit 35AB is two separate condos combined into one on the 35th floor. The 6,000-square-foot, five-bedroom apartment is owned by steel magnate Leroy Schecter, who purchased the property in 2008 for $18.9 million. He originally put the condo on the market in 2012 for $95 million, then reduced it to $85 million in April 2013, and once again to $70 million in November.

De Niro and his wife Grace Hightower were displaced in 2012 when a fire ripped through their triplex at the Brentmore, 88 Central Park West. The couple has been renting in the West Village, but it looks like they wanted to return to the Upper West Side while renovations are completed on their permanent home. And they’re in good company; Alex Rodriguez and investor Henry Silverman have rented the same unit in the past.

Take a look inside the new De Niro digs

Celebrities, Cool Listings, Interiors, Soho

Kirsten Dunst Lists Soho Penthouse for $12,500 a Month

By Annie Doge, Fri, September 12, 2014

533 Canal Street, Kirsten Dunst, Soho real estate

With her Spider Man days behind her, Kirsten Dunst has put her Soho penthouse on the rental market for $12,500 a month, according to NYDN. She bought the two-bedroom apartment at 533 Canal Street for $3.09 million in 2007, citing that she needed a break from Los Angeles. Maybe she’s looking for a little more privacy now, as fellow celebs including Casey Affleck and director Gus Van Sant have also called the building home. The slightly quirky pad is available fully or partially furnished, which is a bonus since Dunst clearly has a good eye for comfortable furniture, vintage pieces, and industrial-chic decor.

Check out the penthouse here

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