Cool Listings

Cool Listings, Upstate

17 Twin Ridges Road, cool listings, frank lloyd wright, taliesin architects, modern house

Photos by Pedro Sousa of Jump Visual, courtesy of Compass

It’s pretty easy to guess that this mid-century modern-style home in Ossining, N.Y. was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. But the lakeside home at 17 Twin Ridges Road has a connection to the famed architect that goes beyond homage: It was designed by Wright’s firm, Taliesin Associated Architects, based on the blueprints of Life Magazine’s 1997 American Dream Home.

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Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

42 Tiffany Place, cobble hill, cool listings

Photo credit: Michael Weinstein courtesy of Compass.

This 2,000-square-foot condominium at 42 Tiffany Place in Cobble Hill, asking $1.85 million, is surrounded by over 1,000 square feet of private outdoor space. Windows and glass doors all around open onto multiple decks and gardens for indoor/outdoor living on the main level. On the lower level–where the bedrooms are–lots of windows keep things bright. An extra perk: There is a shuttle to take residents to the Borough Hall subway station, included in the common charges.

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Cool Listings, Murray Hill, New Developments

American Copper Buildings, 626 1st Avenue, SHoP Architects, Murray Hill, Rentals

One of the city’s most architecturally significant projects to rise in recent years are the two copper-clad towers at 626 First Avenue in Murray Hill known as the American Copper Buildings. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS, the twisted towers boast a rare and distinctive feature: an amenity-filled sky bridge linking the two buildings more than 300 feet in the air. According to JDS, the three-story steel truss structure is Manhattan’s first new sky bridge in 80 years. There are only a handful of residences that boast private outdoor space right on the eye-catching sky bridge—and one of them is now on the rental market seeking $12,000 per month.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

39 East 72nd street, cool listings, upper east side, townhouses, gloria vanderbilt

The 27-foot-wide, seven-story townhouse at 39 East 72nd Street is iconic even without the celebrity claim; a sandstone-clad facade and copper cornice cast an ethereal glow, yet blend with the stately homes on the Upper East Side block. Mansion Global reports that also-iconic socialite and businesswoman Gloria Vanderbilt lived in the home in her “Poor Little Rich Girl” childhood. The options for this pristine property are many. It’s currently set up as three separate condos, but a combo would make a Vanderbilt-worthy manse.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

324 compo road, cool listings, mouse house, beach cottage, Connecticut

This adorable cottage, dubbed “The Mouse House” with a plaque on the front gate, is steps from coveted Campo Beach in Westport, Connecticut. Asking $999,000, the 1,229 square-foot four-bedroom home has been a popular Airbnb listing. It has literary cred as well: The current owner is a bestselling novelist.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

78 Charles Street, Cool listings, West Village

Image credit: Rise Media for The Corcoran Group.

This one-bedroom co-op at 78 Charles Street in the heart of the West Village is on the top floor of a classic brownstone. Asking $950,000, it gets plenty of light, so moody blue hues and dark wood paneling add up to tons of style and charm.

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Cool Listings, Turtle Bay

310 East 46th Street, cool listings, turtle bay towers, turtle bay, east midtown

Photo credit: Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty.

This one-bedroom home in Turtle Bay Towers at 310 East 46th Street, asking $825,000, plays with creative design and dramatic custom construction to give it the feel of an industrial loft. Steel and tempered glass surround a floating staircase, and grand dimensions and open spaces make this condop stand out from the average full-service midtown Manhattan pack.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

352 West 12th Street, Wee cottage, cool listings

Photos by Zio and Sons courtesy of Halstead

6sqft previously featured this unique West Village studio for its clever design in 2014, when its owners, Jourdan Lawlor and Tobin Ludwig, who bought the charming co-op for a mere $270,000, transformed the 242-square-foot pied-a-terre at 352 West 12th Street into a marvel of brilliant design and space-optimizing solutions. The pair dubbed it “The Wee Cottage” and invested in a renovation that became the stuff of micro-apartment legend (Refinery29 named it the Coolest Tiny Apartment in NYC, and it’s an Instagram favorite). After a spin as a rental, they put their mini-masterpiece on the market last year for $500,000. Now its price has gotten a wee bit smaller, currently asking $429,000 (h/t Curbed).

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Cool Listings, Ditmas Park

777 rugby road, ditmas park, cool listings, townhouses

Photo credit: Drew Dies and Katherine Pastrana courtesy of Compass.

This seven-bedroom free-standing Ditmas Park townhouse at 777 Rugby Road, asking $2.275 million, has plenty of curb appeal, starting with a big, gracious front porch perfect for summer afternoons. On a leafy block lined with ornate Victorians, this home has been renovated to create plenty of space for modern living while keeping its bygone-era charm.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

1 beekman place, co ops, upper east side, andy warhol, Barbara Allen de Kwiatkowski

Listing photos by Donna Dotan, courtesy of Compass

This 5,200-square-foot duplex at 1 Beekman Place, on the market for the first time in 50 years, is a rare piece of NYC history. The seller is socialite and one-time Warhol muse Barbara Allen de Kwiatkowski. With 60 linear feet of windows overlooking the East River on each level, this palatial 12-room co-op offers five bedrooms, three fireplaces, a private balcony, two terraces overlooking the East River and a one-bedroom staff apartment on a separate floor.

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