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Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of Compass

If townhouses were students, this Cobble Hill home would definitely be the teacher’s pet. Unlike most townhouses anywhere in New York City, it has a 25-foot wide adjacent lot that’s used as gated parking, as well as 3,500 square feet of outdoor space that looks like it could be right out of a Napa Valley vineyard. The $12,750,000 house is currently configured as an owner’s triplex and an income-generating garden-level apartment, though it could easily be transformed into a grand, single-family residence.

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Celebrities, Connecticut, Cool Listings

All photos by Caryn B. Davis Photography

Legendary 60 Minutes news correspondent Morley Safer was on the show for more than four decades, and during most of that time, he split his time between NYC and this gorgeous, seven-acre estate in Chester, Connecticut. The property includes the main stone house built in 1908, a cozy writer’s studio, a heated pool and gazebo, and a 19th-century barn. Safer passed away in 2016, and his wife Jane Fearer is now selling the estate for the first time in 30 years. It’s asking $1,450,000.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Tribeca

Listing images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

The estate of the late Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison has just listed the novelist’s former home. The Tribeca loft at 66 Leonard Street is asking $4,750,000. Morrison bought the three-bedroom condo for $3,800,000 in 2014, before passing away last year. Unsurprisingly, the home has lots of built-in shelves, filled with books, moments, and art.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

Photo credit: Melanie Greene

This three-bedroom condo has much of what you’d expect from a home within a Park Slope brownstone, but it’s also got a couple of tricks up its sleeve. First, the lower level on the garden floor retains the home’s original brick arches, which run the entire length of the space. And then, the gorgeous rear garden was designed by Future Green Studio, who also worked on projects at The Met, Nowadays, and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Located at 134 Berkeley Place, the home is asking $2,575,000.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

How’s this for a work-from-home setup? The top floor of this triplex penthouse at 1158 Fifth Avenue is a “jewel box” solarium with a glass-enclosed arched atrium and five picture windows overlooking Central Park. Listed for $15 million, the four-bedroom home is classic Upper East Side with oversized living spaces, two landscaped terraces, and even a separate one-bedroom guest residence within the building.

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Cool Listings, Upstate

Photos by Tyler Blodgett for Heather Croner Real Estate Sotheby’s International Realty

If you’re like so many city residents looking for an upstate getaway these days, this incredible 25-acre property in Shawangunk, New York might definitely check a lot of your boxes. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Catskills residence is asking just $2,025,000 (the price of a pretty average NYC condo) and that includes a beautiful 1835 Greek Revival farmhouse, as well as a new log house built from salvaged, antique 1850s barns. All of this is surrounded by landscaped lawns and outdoor event spaces.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Photo Credit: Empire Optix for Sotheby’s International Realty

This three-bedroom co-op is located in a row of combined 1899 Beaux-Arts townhouses at 329 West 108th Street, just off Riverside Drive. The $3,200,000 million home is about as grand and classic Upper West Side as they come. From the bay windows and stained glass to the elaborate moldings, coffered ceilings, and ornate mantles, there are gorgeously preserved architectural details in every room.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

Photo Credit: Warburg Realty

This townhouse at 42 Jane Street is the best of both West Village worlds. From the street, it’s classic Greek Revival (it was built in 1846), but inside it’s been transformed into a contemporary oasis, with amenities such as a roof terrace with an outdoor fireplace, a basement-level media room, and a luxurious full-floor master suite. Plus, it’s directly adjacent to the lovely Jane Street Garden, of which it has perfect views.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Photo credit: Hayley Ellen Day

You might be surprised to learn that there’s a hidden “English village” tucked away on the Upper West Side, and you may be even more shocked that you can live there for under $400,000. Built in 1921, Pomander Walk is a collection of quaint Tudor-style homes tucked behind a private cast-iron gate off West 94th and 95th Streets. This 326-square-foot alcove studio at the address 266 West 95th Street retains lots of the home’s historic charm but has gotten a stylish, contemporary makeover.

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Cool Listings, Upstate

Photo credit: Modern Angles

At first glance, the backyard of this house looks like an island resort tucked away in the jungle. But it’s actually located just 45 minutes outside NYC in Dobbs Ferry. The mid-century-modern home was built in 1961 by architect Ferdinand Gottlieb (best known for his work on the interior of the original Rizzoli Bookstore on Fifth Avenue) as his personal residence. Now listed for $1,450,000, the four-bedroom home has 12-foot arched glass windows that overlook the Hudson River and the Palisades, as well as a salt-water pool and landscaped patio.

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