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Central Park South, Cool Listings, Interiors

Impeccably Finished Condo at the Plaza Asks $50 Million

By Aisha Carter, Thu, August 28, 2014

1 Central Park South, The Private Residences at the Plaza Hotel, Tommy Hilfiger

Just weeks after Tommy Hilfiger put his Plaza Hotel estate up for sale, another one is following suit, asking an astronomical $49.5 million, nearly triple the amount it was purchased for back in 2008. However, as ambitious as the price may be, this three-bedroom condo is pretty spectacular. The 3,413-square-foot Art Deco residence has exquisite details, 13-foot ceilings, and stellar views of Central Park—including those of the pond and Gapstow Bridge—from every major room.

Take a look inside this impressive residence

Cool Listings, Interiors, Tribeca

6 Varick Street #2C, short-term lease, quintessential loft

Prospective renters looking to experience quintessential New York loft living will love this furnished artist’s loft at 6 Varick Street in Tribeca. The open space features 12-foot ceilings with exposed beams and Corinthian columns. The exposed brick walls and hardwood floors have been freshly whitewashed, and new, oversized windows offer views from the south and the east.

Take a look inside, here

Chelsea, Cool Listings, Green Design, Interiors, Starchitecture

515 West 23rd St, HL23 Condominiums, Neil Denari

Kanye West is in luck. As of just a few days ago, a new unit popped up in the iconic Neil Denari-designed HL23 condominium he once so desperately coveted; asking $3.95 million. It’s no wonder the starchitect’s first free-standing building is such a draw. Not only did the futuristic design inspire former New York Times architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff to write car metaphors, but it’s also sustainably built. Making the city a better place and looking good while doing it? What’s not to love?

Take a look inside, here

Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors, Park Slope

27 7th avenue, Brooklyn Home company, park slope townhouse, brooklyn townhouse, new york townhouse, cool interiors brooklyn, amazing brooklyn homes

This meticulously renovated four-story townhouse located at 27 7th Avenue in Park Slope is a stunning example of the “best of both worlds”. While careful to retain gorgeous period details such as decorative mantels, original millwork, plaster mouldings, pier mirrors and pockets doors, The Brooklyn Home Company left no stone unturned in its quest for modernity within the home’s classic interior.

See how old seamlessly meets new

Cool Listings, Interiors, Tribeca

80 Chambers Street, Pol Theis, P & T Interiors, Tower 270

It’s time to get lost in a sprawling 3,525-square-foot loft in Tribeca’s esteemed Tower 270 condominium. We imagine being located in a prestigious white-glove building with three brand new gyms, a children’s playroom, and a landscaped roof deck is a pretty big selling point on its own. However, apartment #11F is next-level elite. The $9.6 million unit has the mark of P & T Interiors founder Pol Theis, who created a sumptuous modern loft ideal for lavish entertaining, comfortable living, and—if you read the wallpaper—a little educational supplementing.

Tour the rest of the impeccable home

Cool Listings, Interiors, Tribeca

21 Jay Street, Bazzini Building, barrel-vaulted ceilings

It’s not very often that we show you an unfurnished listing, but we were so drawn to this duplex penthouse in the stunning Bazzini Building that we decided to break the rules. This 4,000-square-foot quintessential Tribeca loft is a buyer’s dream with exposed brick walls and giant windows, but it’s not looking to blend in with the rest of the inventory in Tribeca. This loft embraces its unique side with barrel-vaulted ceilings and arched windows framed in chestnut.

Take a look inside, here

Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Interiors, Williamsburg

66 North 1st Street, Factory Lofts, Williamsburg real estate, Robert Scarano

Restored from one of Williamsburg’s original turn-of-the-century factory buildings, the Factory Lofts at 66 North 1st Street made headlines for its unusual and controversial rooftop addition by architect Robert Scarano. But now that the dust has settled, this adaptive reuse project offers some of the most hip residences in Williamsburg.

Known for making the most of every inch of square footage, the Brooklyn-born Scarano has a knack for thoughtfully designed spaces like this one-bedroom condo with a mezzanine loft — his signature design element.

See what else this pad has up its sleeve

Cool Listings, Interiors, Manhattan, Noho, Quirky Homes

5 Great Jones Street

Okay, so this two bedroom rental at 5 Great Jones Street doesn’t really have a tree house, but given all the interesting touches in this Noho apartment, it wouldn’t surprise us. The “tree house” is actually a fully enclosed and windowed loft space overlooking the enormous master bedroom and accessed via a metal spiral stair. It’s suspended in such a way that it reminded us of a leafy escape; and the whimsical swing hanging at its side certainly lent to our imagination. Call it what you want, this elevated room is as functional as it is fun and can be used as a small den and adjoining office without sacrificing any of the master’s 800-square-feet, which perhaps is so large because it once doubled as puppeteer Kermit Love’s set studio, where Sesame Street‘s Big Bird and Snuffleupagus were born.

Tour the enchanting home here

Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Interiors, Park Slope

99 Berkeley Place

Homes like this adorably perfect apartment don’t come on the market all that often in this neck of the woods — because who would ever want to leave? Even if Park Slope hadn’t been “New York” magazine’s choice for the ‘Most Livable Neighborhood’ in the city in 2010, one would have to look no further than its charming, small-town feel and notable residents (Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kerry Russell and Steve Buscemi, to name a few) to know they hit the neighborhood jackpot. Plus, this gem of a home located at 99 Berkeley Place has a fun bonus all its own. We’ll get to that a little later on.

This way for a great apartment in a great neighborhood

Cool Listings, Interiors, Quirky Homes, West Village 

719 Greenwich Street, apartment made of salvaged ship parts, exposed beams

For some bizarre reason the owner of this remarkable home decided to put her stamp on it, then vacate. Well, life’s too short to contemplate all of its mysteries. Instead we’ll just accept this twist of fate as the perfect opportunity to take a glimpse behind the private gate on Greenwich Street, and inside a truly unique West Village co-op.

You’ll feel like a kid in a candy shop the minute you step inside this 3,000-square-foot, oversized playhouse at 719 Greenwich Street. Unit 1S is filled with whimsy, from the salvaged sailing ship beams that adorn its nearly 13-foot ceilings, to the international door collection, which includes a few beveled glass models from a hotel in Fleury, France.

Take a look inside this charismatic loft here

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