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Cool Listings, West Village 

Photo credit: Elizabeth Dooley, Courtesy of Compass

19 massive windows, three exposures, 11-foot ceilings, and one very stylish design–this $1.8 million West Village loft is bright, beautiful, and was designed by famed architect Aurelie Paradisio in collaboration with a bohemian fashion designer. Located at 99 Bank Street, it’s in the heart of the West Village, just off Abingdon Square and has one bedroom, as well as a bonus lofted bedroom.

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Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

From the outside, this corner Cobble Hill townhouse is classic Brooklyn with its 1899 brick and brownstone facade, ornate doorframes, and stately bay windows. But inside, it’s like stepping into a Parisian flat, with floor-to-ceiling arched windows, historic mantles and moldings, and a design aesthetic full of gold accents, lush fabrics, and an eclectic mix of classical furnishings. That said, the best part of this $21,000/month, five-bedroom rental is that it comes fully furnished.

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Cool Listings, Williamsburg

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

How’s this for views? From both the terrace and the rooftop cabana of a classic Williamsburg loft near the waterfront, you’ll gaze at all five East River bridges, the Manhattan skyline, and a cool birdseye view of Domino Park. The interior of the penthouse at 58 Metropolitan Avenue isn’t too shabby, either. Asking $2,595,000, the three-bedroom apartment has a huge living area with oversized windows on three sides, contemporary finishes, and a private indoor parking spot with an electric charger and storage space.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, More Top Stories, Upstate

Photos courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

It’s hard to know where to start with this incredible Westchester county mansion. Situated on the Manor Park and Beach in Larchmont, the Tudor-style home has a unique quadrangle shape with a huge interior courtyard. When it was built in 1901, it was the carriage house for the Crocker Estate, and from 1955 to 1996, it was home to New York Times drama critic Walter Kerr and “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” playwright Jean Kerr. During the 1920s, it’s owner salvaged 35 truckloads of architectural materials from the demolished Vanderbilt Mansion, and these pieces, like the two-story fireplace, are perfectly preserved. Recently listed for $5,850,000, this waterfront “castle” is truly a property that you need to see to believe.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photo credit: DDreps, Courtesy of Compass

Located just off Park Avenue at 114 East 90th Street, a classic pre-war co-op, this three-bedroom apartment has all the elegance of a 1920s classic-seven, but it’s received a modern renovation that has updated the layout for 21st-century living and added rich colors and patterns throughout. Plus it’s prime Carnegie Hill location puts it right near both the 86th and 96th Street subway stations, as well as Central Park and the Guggenheim.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Photo credit: Julia Gillard with MW Studio, Courtesy of Compass

When you’ve got beautiful brownstone features like a huge bay window, crown moldings, and a classical fireplace, you don’t want to compete with the architecture but you also want to find a design aesthetic that enhances these details. Which is exactly what’s on view at this one-bedroom Upper West Side co-op at 111 West 82nd Street. For $749,000, not only is it easy on the eyes but the apartment has a spacious and efficient layout that would make for a great starter home.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photo credit: Cameron Blaylock, Courtesy of Compass

Located just off Park Avenue at 115 East 90th Street, this one-bedroom co-op has all the uptown elegance at a fraction of the price. Asking 625,000, the Upper East Side gem has tons of pre-war charm in the form of picture moldings, large windows, and an efficient layout. There’s also a surprising amount of closet space and a brand new kitchen and bathroom.

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Cool Listings, Crown Heights, Historic Homes

1040 Sterling Place, Kinko House, Crown Heights North

What’s a Kinko House you may ask? First off, the name comes from the developer–Kings and Westchester Land Company–who built them in the northern section of Crown Heights between 1905 and 1912, according to Brownstoner. Designed by architecture firm Mann & MacNeille, the two-family houses are unique in that each unit has its own front door, stairway, porch, and cellar. Each group of six houses also has its own architectural style, and 1040 Sterling Place, which just hit the market for $1,625,000, was done in a brick Arts and Crafts style. This home is being sold with both duplex units, so a new owner could potentially combine them for one large residence.

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Cool Listings, Harlem, Interiors

32 Mount Morris Park, Harlem, Townhouses

Two neighboring Harlem townhouses have seen a big price drop since hitting the market last year. First listed for a combined $27 million, the historic homes at 32 and 33 Mount Morris Park West are currently listed separately for $7.95 million and $3.95 million, respectively. The 7,000-square-foot, five-bedroom property at 32 Mount Morris Park has been respectfully gut-renovated, while the townhouse next door, which has the same footprint and unique architectural elements, needs restoration work.

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Cool Listings, Upstate

Stonewall Farm, Barry Schwartz, equestrian estate, westchester

Images courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate

Westchester’s largest privately owned property is now also the county’s most expensive listing. Stonewall Farm, an equestrian estate situated on 740 acres, has just hit the market for $100 million. The property—which is located in Granite Springs, about an hour from the Belmont Park racetrack—is owned by Calvin Klein co-founder Barry Schwartz and his wife Sheryl, who purchased the first 673 acres for $3.25 million in 1979. The sprawling estate has a 40-stall barn, two 24-stall barns, hayfields, apple orchards, professional racing facilities, and riding trails.

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