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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Interiors, Noho

$1.1M Noho duplex is a futuristic white box

By Michelle Cohen, Tue, November 12, 2019

77 Bleecker Street, Bleecker Court, cool listings, lofts, interiors, studios, Greenwich Village

Photo credit: Warchol Photography, Courtesy of Compass.

Located in Noho’s nondescript-modernist Bleecker Court at 77 Bleecker Street, this unique home was designed in 2003 by architect and educator Diane Lewis for an art-world client who wanted, according to the listing, “a cross between Mies van der Rohe and Barbarella.” She definitely achieved that goal, creating a downtown apartment that’s perfect for anyone with collections to archive and display or who is seeking a sleek, pristine home that does a lot in a small space. It’s asking $1,075,000.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

695 Degraw Street, Park Slope, condos, duplex, outdoor space, cool listings

Listing images courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Right around the corner from Park Slope’s bustling 5th Avenue, this two-bedroom duplex at 695 Degraw Street is convenient, cozy, and comes with a private, well-maintained garden. Located in a three-unit building dating back to 1899, the home still has some of its classic pre-war details alongside all of the modern conveniences that are on your list: central AC, a laundry room, and more. For the asking rent of $6,500 a month, the apartment can come partially furnished or vacant.

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Cool Listings, Morningside Heights

Situated within the amenity-filled Morningside Gardens co-operative complex, this two-bedroom home at 70 La Salle Street in Morningside Heights was renovated less than a year ago. The result is a cheerful and chic mix of color, pattern, and well-configured space that’s highlighted by an abundance of natural light. With ceilings of over nine feet tall and floor-to-ceiling windows, this corner unit, asking $807,000, maximizes space with plenty of closets in addition to large and livable rooms.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

cool listings, the san remo, 146 central park west, upper west side

Photo credit: Warburg Realty

This combined two-unit co-op in the architectural gem that is the Emery Roth-designed San Remo at 145 Central Park West (where Demi Moore’s former pad just hit the market for $50M), asking $25 million, has the Central Park and Manhattan skyline views you’d expect from the iconic building’s north tower. Inside, the over-5,500-square-foot corner residence is just as impressive, with an architect-led renovation and interiors by renowned designer Bunny Williams that has preserved the home’s Art Deco character while sparing no expense on modern convenience. The 14-room home, currently owned by money manager Peter W. May and his wife, Leni May (h/t New York Times), is configured as three bedrooms and a library with an additional study and a media room.

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Central Park South, condos, Cool Listings, New Developments

Renderings by Hayes Davidson and images by Peter Murdock; courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Once home to the Steinway & Sons piano company, the landmarked building at 111 West 57th Street was acquired by developers JDS Development, Property Markets Group, and Spruce Capital Partners in 2013 for $217.5 million and has since become incorporated into SHoP Architects’ super-slender supertall tower rising next to it. Originally built in 1925, the Beaux-Arts building will house the lobby for the luxury tower and a small number of apartments, including this 5,200+ square-foot duplex penthouse that just listed for $21 million.

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Celebrities, Connecticut, Cool Listings

56 North Stanwich Road, greenwich, regis philbin, celebrities, cool listings, connecticut, pools

Photo credit: Steve Rossi Photography for Sotheby’s International Realty.

88-year-old veteran television talk show host Regis Philbin (“Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee/Kelly,” “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” “America’s Got Talent”) and his wife, Joy, have put their Greenwich, Connecticut home on the market for $4.595 million (h/t WSJ). The ask is a significant drop from the home’s purchase price a decade ago when the couple moved in. The 13,661-square-foot residence was built in the style of an English Manor, complete with a pool, tennis court, and a garage that holds five cars. The Philbins are selling in order to spend more time with family in California; Ms. Philbin said in a statement that “this house will always be our favorite…There was always room for everyone.”

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Cool Listings, Nomad

225 Fifth Avenue, condos, Grand Madison, Madison Square Park, Empire State Building, Gilded Lady mural, Nomad

Listing images by Etian Gamliely; courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty

This two-bedroom condo at 225 Fifth Avenue features an efficient layout and comes in mint condition, but what really sets it apart is its central Nomad location and the enviable views that come with it. Across the street from Madison Square Park, the corner living room overlooks Fifth Avenue with direct views of the Empire State Building and the vibrant new “Gilded Lady” mural painted by artist Tristan Eaton as an homage to the neighborhood’s history. The unit last sold in 2011 for $2.4 million and is now on the market seeking $3.85 million.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upper West Side 

445 Central Park West, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upper West Side, Charles Coolidge Haight, New York Cancer Hospital

Listing images by Travis Mark; courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty

This 120-year-old turreted brick-and-brownstone castle has a fascinating (and somewhat grim) history as the city’s first cancer hospital. Designed by Charles C. Haight in 1887 in the French Renaissance style, it later became a nursing home before it was converted to a very unique residential condominium in 2005. Units don’t often come on the market but when they do, they offer a scale that’s hard to match in the city, with 13-foot ceilings throughout, massive interior spaces, and Central Park a stone’s throw away. This three-bedroom residence at 445 Central Park West is now on the market for a relatively cool $6.445 million, considering the living room alone is larger than most NYC apartments.

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Boerum Hill, Cool Listings

cool listings, 471 State Street, townhouses, brownstones, boerum hill

Photo credit: VHT, courtesy of The Corcoran Group

This late 19th-century Italianate brownstone has the good fortune of occupying a corner lot at 471 State Street in Boerum Hill. That means the four-story, single-family home is filled with light all year ’round from northern, southern, and eastern exposures. Currently asking $6.195 million, the 20-foot-by-50-foot residence sits on a 100-foot-deep lot, with 14 rooms–including four bedrooms–within; those rooms are filled with as many pristine historic details, state-of-the-art contemporary finishes, and high-tech comforts as it’s possible to put under one smart-looking ebony-corniced roof.

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Cool Listings, Hell's Kitchen

349 West 44th street, cool listings, hell's kitchen, clinton

Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

On midtown Manhattan’s west side, next door to the Theater District and near Hudson Yards, this compact, stylish, cozy co-op in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen at 349 West 44th Street would make a charming and convenient pied-a-terre. At a (relatively) compact asking price of $429,000, all the basics are present in a pristine renovation, with enough artfully created closet and storage space to keep things as elegant and tidy as they look in the listing.

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