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20 harbor road, cool listings, north shore, stanford white

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This estate in quaint St. James, NY–located in Suffolk County on the north shore of Long Island overlooking Stony Brook Harbor–is indeed, as the listing describes it, a piece of architectural history. Built in 1895 by famed and scandalous architect Stanford White of McKim, Mead and White (the firm who penned such icons as the Washington Square Arch and the former Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan), the rambling New England-style 16-bedroom estate spans 8,000 square feet and sits on 3.75 acres. Though it calls to mind a time long past, the home’s historic charm is more literal than most; it will likely take substantial effort beyond its $1.5 million ask to make it the 21st-century residence it undoubtedly could be.

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Cool Listings, Getting Away

50 crows nest road, cool listings, westchester, bronxville, mansions, gothic revival

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With a 10,442-square-foot interior, 50 Crows Nest Road–known more casually as Crows Nest–in the Westchester County village of Bronxville, NY seems worth its $3.5 million ask (recently reduced from $4.4 million) on that information alone. This 1849 Gothic Revival manor house was built of local stone and sits on 1.3 acres of hilltop land–with the Manhattan skyline visible in the distance. It’s a suburban mansion rich with well-preserved dramatic flourishes, with modern infrastructure and design added to make it a 21st-century family home.

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Cool Listings, East Village

300 East 4th Street, east village, cool listings, co-ops

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This cozy East Village pad at 300 East 4th Street has the modern chic vibe that gives apartments in this neighborhood such charm. The building also has the architectural distinction of being in a former rectory that was converted to co-ops, giving each unit within a unique footprint. Asking $775,000, the one-bedroom home near picturesque and lively Avenue C gets 13-foot ceilings and a loft for storage or sleeping.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

136 West 13th Street, greenwich village, cool listings, co-ops, townhouses

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It’s easy to forget that this gorgeous duplex at 136 West 13th Street isn’t an entire townhouse. Located on the kind of Village block that inspires envy in even the most jaded passerby, it has all of the best bits within its two gracious floors. With historic charm in full effect and a stylish, sophisticated renovation adding custom design, the two-story, one-bedroom co-op is asking $2.75 million.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings

300 West 23rd Street, Chelsea co-op

Photos by Katie Breitic for Tom Cooper, courtesy of Compass

If there’s one name that harkens to the glamour of pre-war architecture, it very well might be Emery Roth, the designer of the 1931 building at 300 West 23rd Street. And this one-bedroom corner unit, currently on the market for $750,000, has taken this notion of Art Deco glamour and infused it into a modern renovation that also adds some glitz and mid-century nods. With two gracious walk-in closets, a contemporary open kitchen, and plenty of street-facing windows, the co-op is sure to turn some heads. Read more

Cool Listings, Lower East Side

85 Stanton Street, cool listings, co-ops, lower east side

Image credit: RISE Media courtesy of The Corcoran Group.

It’s a challenge to find a nice apartment of any size for under $1 million–save perhaps a studio–in prime downtown neighborhoods like the Lower East Side. This two-bedroom co-op at 85 Stanton Street is a classic tenement walk-up with a small second bedroom; but in addition to location, it has a sparkling renovation on its side plus lots of brick and pre-war charm, and it’s only asking $875,000.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Nolita

38 Prince Street, soho, townhouses, mansions

Photo credit: Elizabeth Dooley for The Trentham Team, courtesy of Compass.

This rare historic mansion right in the middle of Nolita on the Soho border at 38 Prince Street is on the rental market for a princely $65,000 per month. The historic Federal-style Manhattan townhouse, built in 1826, is unique in many ways. It was once the Saint Patrick’s Convent dating back to 1826. The building has seen a thorough overhaul with no expense spared, and it’s now a five-story, 9,600-square-foot mansion with an elevator and top-quality finishes throughout, anchored by a dramatic spiral staircase at its midst. Also here: A Pilates room, a “zen pillow room,” a music room–and more!

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

19 7th avenue, cool listings, Park Slope

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This one-bedroom, pre-war co-op at 19 7th Avenue is just one flight up from a classic north Park Slope street. Asking $499,000, it has the proper postcard charm of a lovely landmarked brownstone–working fireplace included–and it’s just a few blocks from Prospect Park.

Brooklyn brownstone charm, this way

Cool Listings, Morningside Heights

606 west 113th street, morningside heights, cool listings

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Asking $529,000, this first-floor home at 606 West 113th Street is on a pretty tree-lined street in Morningside Heights between Riverside Park and Columbia University/Barnard College. Located in an historic co-op building with a gorgeous lobby and plenty of pre-war details, this charming one-bedroom apartment has bay windows, 10-foot ceilings, and exposed brick in the living room and bedroom.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings

142 west 26th street, cool listings, chelsea, lofts

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This renovated loft, asking $5.175 million, spans the full ninth floor of a classic early 1900s building at 142 West 26th Street in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. The 4,000-square-foot co-op apartment was designed by Fernando Santangelo, who is known for the famous Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles. In addition to reflecting a brilliant eye for color and detail, the home hits every luxury loft high note, from 11-foot ceilings to vast room proportions. Though it’s currently set up with three “official” bedrooms, its current collection of spaces–including a formal living room, a great room, and a library–offer room for many more (see the “alternate” floor plan in the gallery below for just one version).

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