Cool Listings

Cool Listings, Jamaica

Trump’s childhood home in Queens hits market for $2.9M

By Devin Gannon, Tue, February 5, 2019

85-15 Wareham Place, Donald Trump, Trump childhood home

President Donald Trump’s boyhood home in Jamacia Estates is set to hit the market this week for a pricey $2.9 million. The home, which is not owned by Trump or his organization, is decorated somewhat as a shrine to the president, with lots of framed photos of him, a copy of “The Art of the Deal,” and a life-size cut out of the Queens native in the living room. The owner, who bought the property in 2017 for $2.14 million under the guise of Trump Birth House LLC, requests offers be submitted via email, along with proof of funds. The home will then be sold through a closed bidding process, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

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Cool Listings, Tudor City

25 Tudor City Place

25 Tudor City Place, also known as Tudor Tower, was one of the original buildings built at Tudor City, one of Manhattan’s largest residential developments conceived by visionary real estate developer Frederick F. French in 1927 as a “suburb in the city.” The building retains its old-world charm with a well-maintained Gothic lobby and historic details in all 443 units, including beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, and casement windows. Like many of the pint-sized units that Tudor City is well-known for, this one, on the market for $335,000, offers a price tag to match.

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Cool Listings, Hell's Kitchen

The listing describes this Hell’s Kitchen co-op as “a first time home buyers’ dream” and when you consider it’s chic, industrial-style interior and low $425,000 price tag, that sounds about right. Not only is it a true one-bedroom, but the apartment at 715 9th Avenue was also recently renovated. Being right on restaurant-lined 9th Avenue might sound like a lot, but you’re just one block away from the C and E trains at 50th Street.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings

This magical Chelsea backyard has us dreaming of warm summer days filled with fire pits, barbecuing, gardening, and kicking back with the sun our faces. But for now, the interior of this duplex at 436 West 23rd Street is plenty spacious and beautiful to keep us safe from the cold. Located within the historic Fitzroy Townhouses, an incredibly intact row of 19th-century Italianate houses, the 1,250-square-foot co-op boasts a double-height living room with 17-foot ceilings, a modern and colorful renovation, and, of course, that incredible two-level garden.

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Cool Listings, Downtown Brooklyn

150 Myrtle Avenue Unit 3007, Downtown Brooklyn, Toren

Located in the award-winning, SOM-designed Toren in Downtown Brooklyn, this duplex penthouse at 150 Myrtle Avenue boasts three exposures and sweeping views of Williamsburg and Manhattan. On the 30th of 37 floors, the corner residence offers three bedrooms and three baths in a dramatic double-height space for the asking price of $2,100,000. And though these glassy, open spaces can often feel void, this one has been warmed up with creative decor and a curated collection of plants.

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Cool Listings, Flatiron, Interiors

105 fifth avenue, cool listings, flatiron, outdoor spaces, penthouses, roof decks

Overlooking the Flatiron district, this penthouse co-op at Folio House is in a historic Beaux-Arts building. And though it has classic loft bones and a Fifth Avenue address, this downtown aerie has an up-to-the minute renovation with no detail spared. And its best feature, a gorgeous landscaped roof garden, is a timeless addition to top-floor city living.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Listing photo courtesy of Citi Habitats

For some reason, the Upper West Side is a hotbed for ridiculously small and semi-uninhabitable apartments, but this “studio” at 276 West 71st Street by far takes the cake (h/t Reddit). At first glance, the SRO could easily be mistaken for a prison cell, but in fact, the 49-square-foot (yes, you read that right) apartment is asking $510/month plus a 15 percent broker’s fee. Beware of the sticky NYC summers, though; as the listing generously divulges, “No Air conditioners are allowed. You can only use a fan.”

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors, Starchitecture, Upstate

1 petre island, frank lloyed wright, upstate, cool listings, private islands

Perhaps the perfect gift for your Modernist Valentine, this private island in Carmel, NY (15 minutes by air from Manhattan via rooftop helipad) has an interesting backstory and boasts a Frankly Lloyd Wright-designed house that rivals his iconic Fallingwater. 6sqft reported on the property when it was previously listed in 2017; Curbed reports that it’s back on the market for $12.9 million. In addition to the amazing home featuring Wright’s signature cantilevering and outdoor terraces outside and massive stone boulders within, the 11-acre, heart-shaped property known as Petre Island boasts a Wright-designed guest cottage.

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Cool Listings, Gowanus

$2M Gowanus home has curb appeal and amazing historic details

By Alexandra Alexa, Tue, January 29, 2019

240 11th Street, Gowanus

A charming and full-of-potential home at 240 11th Street in Gowanus (near the Park Slope border) just hit the market for a cool $1,995,000. To match its historic rowhouse facade, the home offers loads of stunning original details, but it may benefit from some modern upgrades to really let those bones sing. It features four bedrooms and a flexible layout over three floors, with plenty of options for its future owner.

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Cool Listings, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

365 Parkside Ave, Prospect Lefferts Gardens

One block away from Prospect Park, a refined three-floor, two-family brick home at 365 Parkside Avenue has just hit the market for $1,875,000. Built in 1901, the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens property offers loads of historic details, including coffered ceilings, oak parquet floors, three ornate decorative fireplaces, a beautiful backyard and deck, and a convenient location with easy access to Manhattan and the neighborhood’s best restaurants.

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