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Cool Listings, Hamptons

All photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

This available three-bedroom home is much more low-key than your typical beachfront Hamptons property. Located at 278 Towd Point Road in the Southampton hamlet of North Sea, the storybook cottage faces the North Sea Harbor and has its own private beach. Asking $2,350,000, the single-family home also has two outdoor decks, ideal for entertaining and enjoying the serene views.

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Cool Listings, Forest Hills

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Forest Hills Gardens–the first garden city in NYC and one of the oldest planned neighborhoods in the country–is known for its wealth of Tudor-style homes that make it resemble an English village. One of these homes, located on a storybook block, has just hit the market for $2,595,000. The brick beauty was built in 1930 and has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a fully finished basement rec room, all with lovely architectural details.

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Cool Listings, New Jersey

Listing images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

Whether you’re looking for a summer home or are thinking of trading city life for the shore full time, this one-bedroom condo in Asbury Park checks all the boxes. Located on the main street of Cookman Avenue, it has an airy open layout, an indoor-outdoor al-fresco room, and a private roof deck with a cool beachy vibe that overlooks the ocean. It’s currently on the market for $645,000.

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Cool Listings, Murray Hill

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

This two-bedroom duplex in Murray Hill was designed by the firm of architectural critic Joseph Giovannini, with a multi-level layout, geometric elements, two solariums, and a magical outdoor garden. Located at the co-op 140 East 40th Street, the two-bedroom home is currently on the market for $1,275,000.

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Boerum Hill, Cool Listings

Listing images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

This state-of-the-art townhouse in Boerum Hill was built in 1910, but a 2018 overhaul reimagined it as a contemporary, light-filled, and tech-focused home. Located at 150 Bergen Street and asking $8,495,000, the townhouse has five bedrooms and a studio apartment, as well as fun additions like a glass elevator, wine cellar, home gym with a cedar-paneled sauna, and a roof deck with a motorized skybox.

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Cool Listings, lincoln square, Upper West Side 

Listing photos by Peter Aaaron for Sotheby’s International Realty

The Atelier co-op at 33 West 67th Street was built in 1908 as artist’s lofts, and though the Upper West Side building no longer caters to creatives, it still retains its gorgeous pre-war details and oversized apartments. This duplex unit, for example, has a grand, 17-foot double-height living room that features wrap-around library walls (47 feet of them, to be exact), as well as a sweeping staircase and mezzanine balcony. It’s on the market for $4,795,000.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

Listing photos courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

For the price of a not-huge Manhattan apartment, you can own this entire 17.5-acre farm in New Canaan, Connecticut, just one hour from NYC. The Extown Farmhouse was originally constructed circa 1776 in the Georgian vernacular style, and it retains much of its original character including structural timber framing, woodwork, floorboards, and fireplace mantels. Also on the property are a main barn with a silo, a three-bay garage, a restored farmhouse cottage, a wood shed, hobby house, chicken coop, turnkey shed, smoke house, large raised-bed vegetable garden, and a fruit orchard.

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Cool Listings, Union Square

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

The funky barrel-vaulted ceilings at this Union Square loft set the stage for a truly unique home, which has even been featured in Elle Decor. A greenhouse-windowed skylight, a spiral staircase, and an eclectic, colorful mix of decor add to the cool vibe, as does the roof deck that’s right below the building’s vintage water tower and trusses. Located at 13 East 16th Street, the two-bedroom condo is asking $2,175,000.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

All photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

A truly unique home in the Hamptons has just hit the market. Located at 14 Water Mill Heights Drive in the Southampton hamlet of Water Mill, the five-bedroom property sits nestled among trees, while also boasting panoramic water views thanks to its creative design. Asking $3,995,000, the home offers several living and dining areas, a curving wraparound deck, a heated outdoor pool, and a wine cellar.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Large, high-end penthouses aren’t uncommon on the Upper West Side, neither are outdoor terraces. But the views afforded from this duplex penthouse are something special. An outdoor space spanning the entire length of the main level overlooks the supertall towers along Billionaires’ Row, while other vantages show off all the skyscrapers in the neighborhood. The $4,790,000 home is located at 135 West 70th Street, an Egyptian Revival condo building known as The Pythian, which was designed by famed theater architect Thomas W. Lamb (it’s also where Lady Gaga grew up and where her family still lives).

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