Cool Listings

Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper West Side 

1 west 72nd street, the dakota, corcoran

It’s hard to be disappointed by an apartment at The Dakota, the famed, historic cooperative off Central Park West. This one, now on the market for $5.85 million, lives up to its elegant address with interior features the include carved mahogany doors, wood-burning fireplaces, tin ceilings and a mural painted in the master bathroom. The highly refined spread covers 2,700 square feet–spacious enough for at least one baby grand piano–and includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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Cool Listings, Flatiron, Interiors

131 fifth avenue, penthouse, flatiron, pog real estate

This Flatiron duplex has it all: a dramatic double-height living room, open staircases, angular ceilings, big windows, a balcony, sky bridge and private roof deck. Over a sprawling 2,300 square feet it holds two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. And it comes from 131 Fifth Avenue, a 23-unit cooperative built in 1904 that was once part of the original Lord & Taylor department store. All signs of retail are now gone, and you’ve got this ultra-hip penthouse asking $3.95 million in its place.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Hamptons

Former NBC anchor Matt Lauer seems to be having trouble selling his “spare” Sag Harbor house–one of three Hamptons homes he owns with his likely soon-to-be ex-wife Annette Roque–which the disgraced ex-“Today Show” co-host is currently listing at $12.75 million, according to the Observer. Lauer first listed the 25-acre estate at 2301 Deerfield Road for $18 million in July of 2016. The asking price was shaved by $1 million that September, and then again in June 2017 to $14.9 million. The 8,000-square-foot, six-bedroom shingle-style house comes with a huge gunite pool and pool house, tennis court and gorgeous landscaped grounds and was designed by architect Daniel Romualdez with interiors by Muriel Brandolini; but the answer still seems to be no, thanks.

Would you want to give this guy 12.75 million?

adaptive reuse, Cool Listings, East Village

Photo via Cushman & Wakefield

Once a free public bathhouse, now transformed into studio space, the Bathhouse Studios in the East Village has been listed for sale. The landmarked Neo-Italian Renaissance style building opened in 1905, offering public baths to the nearby crowded tenements. (Back then, bathing facilities were non-existent in apartments.) People used the seven bathtubs and 94 showers up until 1958, when the building shuttered and fell into disrepair. In 1995, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Eddie Adams and his wife Alyssa Adams bought and converted it into a high-end studio and work space. And now, it’s a professional studio space you’re able to rent out, or outright buy for a hefty $19.95 million (h/t EV Grieve).

It comes with air rights

Cool Listings, Interiors, Quirky Homes

old brookville, long island, long island mansion, palace of versailles, douglas elliman

This palatial Long Island mansion has been named Maison des Jardins–or, “house of gardens”–and it’s been closely modeled after the Palace of Versailles. According to Mansion Global, entrepreneur Raphael Yakoby “developed a love for everything French when he started his business there.” And so, he spent $3.25 million in 2010 for an 8.4-acre plot in Old Brookville and started building his dream palace. It really looks like something out of a dream, with 22-foot-high iron gates, gardens, and courtyards. Inside, over 22,000 square feet, there are eight bedrooms, a grand ballroom, $2.5 million of Baccarat crystal chandeliers, six 19-century marble fireplaces, and imported furniture, fixtures, and fabrics.

You’ve gotta see this

Cool Listings, Interiors, Soho

85 Mercer Street, Soho, Co-op

The personally designed apartment of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne – who founded Morphosis Architects and designed Cooper Union’s quirky 41 Cooper Square building – is back on the market and asking $3.29 million. Mayne bought the 2,000-square-foot co-op at 85 Mercer Street in 2007 for $2.67 million, the Post reported. After eight years of living there, he sold it in 2015 for $3.15 million.

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Cool Listings, Financial District, Interiors

Federico de Vera, 20 pine street, sotheby's

Federico de Vera is known in New York for his eponymous Soho store, a museum-worthy space filled with artifacts that include everything from 18th-century religious figures to Victorian insect samplers, as well as his A-list clients that include Steve Jobs, Hillary Clinton, Anne Hathaway, and Donatella Versace. According to public records, he is the owner of this gorgeous art-filled one-bedroom apartment at the 20 Pine Street condo in the Financial District. After buying it for $1.1 million in 2008, it’s been listed for $1.4 million. The high-ceilinged pad, with an open living and dining space, offers the perfect palate for another buyer who wants to fill it with unique decor.

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Celebrities, Chelsea, Cool Listings

121 West 19th Street, Jason Carroll, celebrities, chelsea, cool listings

CNN correspondent and former “Ahead of the Curve” co-anchor Jason Carroll just listed this stylish, sparkly one-bedroom home in the rakishly-named Lion’s Head condominium at 121 West 19th Street in Chelsea for $1.75 million. The super-social location near Nomad and the Village makes this one-bedroom unit a great bet if you like being surrounded by tons of shopping, food and fun. Carroll bought the place for just $785,000 back in 2006, so he’s looking to make a nice $1 million profit.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Park Slope

273 6th Avenue, Park Slope, co-op apartment

The details are to die for at 273 6th Avenue, a three-bedroom Park Slope co-op. Late 19-century architecture abounds, from the pocket doors’ etched glass to the pier mirrors and carved fireplace mantles to the living room’s tin ceiling. Add to this a relatively spacious layout, and the $1,660,000 price tag doesn’t seem so bad.

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Cool Listings, Ditmas Park, Interiors

Ditmas Park five-bedroom with an in-ground pool asks $2.8M

By Hannah Frishberg, Tue, March 6, 2018

520 Argyle Road, Ditmas Park Victorian, Brooklyn Victorian homes

How many Brooklynites can boast an in-ground pool? A recently listed stunner at 520 Argyle Road in Ditmas Park brags this rare amenity, in addition to five bedrooms, three full bathrooms, original stained glass from the late 1800s, and 19-foot cathedral-style ceilings. The property, asking $2.785 million, has hit the market just in time for all your summer entertaining fantasies.

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