A walk down 13th Street between Broadway and University Place may seem a bit uneventful in the way of architectural standouts. However, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to encounter this hidden gem at 60 East 13th Street. The handsome condominium conversion has more to offer than just a pleasantly painted façade and strong lighting. Inside it houses a stunning architectural dream of a loft, now available for $4,395,000.
Oh, how the times change. In the late 19th century, developer John C. Henderson began constructing an enclave of townhouses, designed by architectural firm Lamb & Rich, and intended for “persons of moderate means”. Today, one of those Yorkville homes is available for rent, asking $25,900 per month… or if you’d like to purchase it outright, $7.495 million.
If you’re looking for remnants of 146 East End Avenue’s low-income housing past, you’re in for a disappointment. The result of a “painstaking” two-year gut renovation, this desirable dwelling only speaks the language of luxury. However, if there’s any city that knows how to preserve its history while providing modern amenities, it’s New York. The final result is a beautifully updated home that pays homage to its honorable past.
Apparently, even 1,500 square feet of mesmerizing outdoor space isn’t enough to get renters to pay the $40,000-per-month asking price for this Union Square penthouse at 17 East 17th Street. The unique home has had a pretty rocky history during its last few years on the rental market, and it appears to still be searching for a temporary dweller nearly a year after it last became available. As stunning as this 4,000-square-foot triplex is—and it’s a stunner—there’s one interesting choice that might make apartment hunters take pause. You’ll see what we’re talking about after the break.
Often overshadowed by the Dakota, its more famous “cousin” further uptown, the Osborne was one of New York’s first major luxury apartment buildings. Located in the heart of Midtown West and completed in 1883, the Osborne’s somber appearance rising up from 205 West 57th Street belies the dazzling lobby within, “a luminous Byzantine dream of gilded tiles.” But the lobby isn’t the only treasure awaiting your entrance. This classically elegant, 12-room corner duplex exemplifies everything one would expect from a residence in such a legendary building. And it’s on the market for $6,950,000.
It was pretty big news back in June when Penthouse IV at the landmarked Puck Building sold for $28 million, netting real estate tycoon Jared Kushner a pretty penny. It was the second largest out of the six units in the penthouse-only building. As we reported then, there were four others that were yet to be listed, and they were expected to sell for between $21 and $60 million.
Well, it looks like we weren’t too far off the mark, as two additional penthouses at 295 Lafayette Street have now listed for a combined $57 million. PHII, is a three-bedroom, five-bathroom home, with 5,222 square feet of interior space and 800 square feet of outdoor space, listed for $35.1 million; and PHVI, the smallest of the “limited edition” penthouses at 4,895 square feet, is on the market for $22 million (it originally went up for sale in January for $21 million).
Every once in a while a real estate opportunity comes along that is too good to pass up, and this former firehouse at 411 Kent Avenue on the Williamsburg waterfront is a perfect example. The very definition of a creative Brooklyn loft, the existing 3,300-square foot, two-story building features massive open spaces, high ceilings, huge windows, multiple skylights, original wood floors, exposed brick, and completely exposed wood ceiling joists.
Who wants to deal with an arduous New York City commute when you can have your workspace and live in it too? Well, there’s a beautiful red brick townhouse in the heart of Tribeca offering just that, for $20,000 per month. The 25-foot wide townhouse at 155 Duane Street was initially built in 1830 and restored in the 1990s. It features a fully equipped storefront office space with seven workstations, and a four-floor residence above. Now the entire one-of-a-kind building is available for 12-18 months, for the first time ever.
It is no surprise this impeccable 24-foot-wide multifamily brownstone is located in the aptly-named enclave of Carroll Gardens, since it boasts two lovely and spacious gardens of its own. Located on tree-lined 1st Place, just a stone’s throw from Manhattan, its $7 million price tag offers a taste of suburbia with all the advantages of city living.
High, barrel-vaulted ceilings? Check. Exposed brick? Check. Classic columns? Check. Oversized windows? Check. This apartment in the Dietz Lantern Building at 429 Greenwich Street offers everything you’d want from a historic Tribeca loft and is on the market for $5.25 million.
The four-bedroom, 2,700-square-foot apartment is located within the Tribeca North Historic District in a former factory building, erected in 1887, that manufactured lanterns for horse-drawn carriages. It was converted to condominium in 1996, and today its homes boast an enviable mix of historic details and modern conveniences.
Superstar broker Fredrik Eklund has a new listing for a two-bedroom condo in the Asymptote Architecture-designed 166 Perry Street, asking $2.995 million. The avant-garde structure with its sleek angled glassy façade began turning heads long before its 2009 completion. It resides in the desirable far West Village, with a few equally stunning Richard Meier structures close by. So let’s take a look behind the intriguing mirrored exterior and see what the inside of this apartment has to offer.