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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

Built in 1824, 24 Middagh Street is a charming, wood-frame, Federal house in Brooklyn Heights that has the distinction of being the oldest home in the neighborhood. And it’s just gotten a price chop to $6,650,000 (it first listed this past September for the first time in nearly 60 years, asking $7 million). The listing says most of the original interior details–like wood floors, fireplaces, and moldings–are intact, and the five-bedroom residence even comes with a landscaped backyard and separate, two-bedroom carriage house.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Historic Homes, Interiors

The listing brags that this Greenwich Village co-op looks like something out of a movie, and we’d have to agree. A two-year restoration of this apartment, which occupies the third floor of the 1839 Greek Revival townhouse 158 Waverly Place, left the 2,000-square-foot space looking gorgeous. Historic details are paired with both intricate wallpaper patterns and modern amenities. The apartment, too, has hosted a notable crew of residents. The townhouse was built for Lambert Suydam, the former president of Manhattan Gas & Light Co., and then the third floor was later occupied by Oscar winning actress Judy Holliday between 1948 and 1952. The latest owner, Thomas Ruff, is a German photographer who purchased it in 2006 for $1.65 million, according to public records. And now the co-op can be rented for $12,495 a month.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Hell's Kitchen, Interiors

Industrial designer/architect (and lover of all things pink and white) Karim Rashid once told 6sqft, “Color is life and for me, color is a way of dealing with and touching our emotions, our psyche, and our spiritual being,” and this philosophy is clearly on display in his personal Hell’s Kitchen home. If you’re a fan of this quirky aesthetic, you’re in luck; Curbed tells us that Rashid’s super-sleek townhouse-condo at The Dillon recently hit the market for $4.75 million with the option to take it fully or partially furnished, meaning a lucky new owner would get some of his neon-forward art, patchwork seating, and futuristic decor.

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Clinton Hill, Cool Listings, Interiors, Quirky Homes

578 Myrtle Avenue, Clinton Hill, Townhouses, outdoor spaces, cool listings, quirky homes

This three-story, two-family Clinton Hill townhouse at 578 Myrtle Avenue, zoned to allow a commercial establishment on the ground floor, has plenty of living space and lots of income potential. Asking $2.5 million, the current setup as a painter’s single-family home and workspace further underscores the freedom and fun of townhouse living. The light-filled top floor is currently used as a studio for the artist-in-residence (his favorite subjects are “ballet dancers, bullfighters, and women of the night, lounging in opulent bedrooms,” as seen above) whose enjoyment of rouge, magenta, blue and beyond can be seen throughout the house.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Interiors

The aren’t many glassy condo developments in Greenwich Village, but this one at 3 West 13th Street has an apartment up for sale. The two-bedroom pad occupies the entire eighth floor and is accessed by a private key-locked elevator. Floor-to-ceiling windows, white tile flooring and a modern gas fireplace lend to an aesthetic the listing dubs “sleek and sexy.”

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Cool Listings, Tribeca

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One of the best ways to enjoy Manhattan living is to be surrounded by the city’s ever-changing, mesmerizing skyline, especially if you’re lucky enough to be gazing from your own private perch. At this duplex penthouse atop the 12-unit condominium at 92 Warren Street in Tribeca, currently asking $8.5 million, the opportunities to do just that are many. Two spacious balconies and a roof deck afford dizzying views of the surrounding skyscrapers, classic lofts and the Hudson River–and you’re getting the same amazing eyeful even if you stay indoors.
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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Tribeca

288 West Street, Jason Biggs, Jenny Mollen, Tribeca lofts, Tribeca celebrities

“American Pie” and “Orange is the New Black” actor Jason Biggs married actress and author Jenny Mollen in 2008, after they met filming “My Best Friend’s Girl.” Five years later, the trendy couple bought a sprawling Tribeca loft at 288 West Street for $2.55 million, enlisting designer-to-the-stars Cliff Fong (with whom they’d worked previously on two L.A. homes) to outfit the space with a combination of modern furniture and accessories from Wayfair.com, their extensive art collection, and playful and comfortable pieces to accommodate their three-year-old son Sid–all of which blend seamlessly with the loft’s brick walls, exposed timber framing and beams, raw pipes, and open floorplan. They’ve now decided to put the apartment on the market, and it’s asking a not-especially, marked-up price of $2,995,000.

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Cool Listings, Flatiron

41 East 19th Street, cool listings, flatiron, lofts, co-ops

Once you settle in to the rustic vibe of this pre-war Flatiron co-op at 41 East 19th Street, you might feel like you’ve been living there for years. The artful lived-in look is only part of the package; a 270-square-foot terrace adds the possibility of lavish entertaining, and a living room with a greenhouse roof keeps things sunny in all seasons of the year.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Tribeca

The living room of this Tribeca loft offers–through big, south-facing windows–impressive views over Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center. The apartment, located at the condop building 112 Franklin Street, also boasts its own key-locked elevator entrance, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, all under 15-foot ceilings.

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Bronx, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Quirky Homes

Villa Charlotte Bronte, Villa Rosa Bonheur, 2395 Palisade Avenue, Bronx, Riverdale, John McKelvey, Robert Rabinowitz, co-ops, historic homes, multi-family, apartment buildings for sale, Spuyten Duyvil, cool listings

In case you need another reason to love New York City, this singular gem of a seven-unit apartment building perched on a wild cliff overlooking the Palisades where the Harlem River meets the mighty Hudson just hit the market. Built in 1924 as a co-operative by a super-literary lawyer/developer who also happened to be the first editor-in-chief of the Harvard Law Review, the Villa Rosa Bonheur at 2395 Palisade Avenue in Riverdale, the Bronx, is one of three; her sister buildings go by Villa Charlotte Brontë and Villa Victoria. Their creator, John J. McKelvey, was looking beyond the bottom line when he built what would be the first apartment buildings in the Bronx. Ms. Rosa is now on the market for a mere $2.595 million. There’s more: Her current owners are the family of the late “Beatlemania” creator Robert Rabinowitz.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Soho

Kirsten Dunst bought this industrial-meets-rustic penthouse at 533 Canal Street (aka 477 Washington Street) in Soho back in 2007 for $3.09 million, claiming she needed a break from the L.A. lifestyle. But after a gut renovation that added a boatload of vintage charm, she put the loft on the rental market for $12,500 a month in late 2014. And now that she recently got engaged to her “Fargo” co-star Jesse Plemons, she seems more eager to unload the pad, as it’s just reappeared as a $5 million sale.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upstate

Looks like spring cleaning came a little early for MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski. Just a day after she and “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough publicly banned Kellyanne Conway from their show over the fact that she’s “not credible anymore” and is representing a “fake presidency,” Brzezinski has listed her Tudor-style home in Bronxville for $2,095,000. The Observer tells us that she and ex-husband James Hoffer bought the Westchester home for $1.9 million in 2012, but since finalizing their divorce last year, they’ve decided to put the seven-bedroom spread on the market.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Williamsburg

This is penthouse loft living at its finest at the Williamsburg condo 138 Broadway, also known as the Smith Gray. Constructed in 1884 as the cast-iron Smith and Gray Department Store Building, this building was converted to condos back in 2002. This unit last sold in 2006 for $1.2 million and now it’s hit the market for twice that much. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom penthouse boasts ceiling heights anywhere from 9 up to 25 feet, with lots of the building’s original exposed brick on display.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Soho

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Back in 2014, actress Meg Ryan dropped $8 million on a Soho loft previously owned by actor Hank Azaria. Now, after a sweeping gut renovation by interior designer Monique Gibson and architect Joel Barkley—and a full spread cover story in Architectural Digest showing off every nook and cranny of the chic space—the Journal reports Ryan has put the home on the market for $10.9 million.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

Justin Timberlake may be bringing sexy back to Greenwich Village, as the Post reports that he was seen checking out the sprawling triplex penthouse at 12 East 13th Street. The mod pad was first listed for $30.5 million in 2013, but has since been cut nearly in half to $18.5 million. It boasts amazing architectural details like a three-story, sloped wall of glass and a dramatic sculptural staircase, as well as luxury offerings including two massive terraces and two parking spots.

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Cool Listings, Tribeca

85 walker street, lofts, tribeca, cool listings

As the listing for this $4.995 million Tribeca spread at 85 Walker Street says, “vintage” doesn’t do this amazing artists’ loft justice. Occupying the entire fourth and fifth floors of a cast iron building that dates from 1868, it’s more of what we’d call a piece of New York City history; the top-floor duplex is on the market for the first time since 1969.

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Cool Listings, Gowanus, Interiors

Valentine’s Day may have just passed but the backyard of this Gowanus townhouse looks romantic for any day of the year. Decked out with greenery, tea lights and a mini guest house, it’s a nice perk to the historic brick three-bedroom, two-bathroom triplex townhouse at 112 14th Street. The $1.495 million pad is plenty charming inside, too, with exposed brick walls, four fireplaces and high ceilings throughout.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Midtown West

The historic Astor Suite at the Plaza is for sale at $39.5M

By Michelle Cohen, Wed, February 15, 2017

The Astor Suite at the Plaza Hotel and Residences at 1 Central Park South just hit the market for an Astor-worthy $39.5 million. The listing calls the 4,284 square-foot, three-bedroom home “one of the most historic homes ever to become available in the United States.” Currently owned by Esprit founder and former CEO Jürgen Friedrich, the suite boasts a roster of past residents that includes John Jacob Astor, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and John F. Kennedy.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Soho

Bethenny Frankel lists renovated Soho loft for $5.25M

By Annie Doge, Wed, February 15, 2017

If you thought Bethenny Frankel had a scattered personality on “The Real Housewives of New York,” just check out her real estate game. After splitting from ex-husband Jason Hoppy, the reality star bought a $4.2 million Soho loft in April 2015, the same month she picked up a $3 million+ Hamptons compound. She also bought a second Soho loft around that time to serve as an office for her “Skinny Girl” empire. Once the embattled couple (he was recently arrested for allegedly harassing her) finalized their divorce, she sold their former $7 million Tribeca loft this past October in just one day. People now reports that Frankel put the Soho loft at 22 Mercer Street on the market for $5.25 in order to find a larger home for herself and daughter Bryn (and from the sound of it, get away from its divorce-era juju), and she admitted to the mag that, “I have been doing really well in real estate and I’ve got the bug.”

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Cool Listings, Midtown

If you’ve been as curious as we have to know what the inside of 432 Park looks like IRL, look no further than unit #52C, now for sale by owner. LLNYC spotted the listing today which boldly ditches professionally staged photos for somewhat sloppy phone snapshots of the interiors. As the mag points out, 432’s developers have been keen on putting the luxury tower’s best foot forward, revealing only sleek renderings or retouched images of impeccably outfitted model units to press and onlookers.

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