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Bronx, Cool Listings

Leave it up to Riverdale to supply some of the most jaw-dropping, “is it really in New York City?” properties. This Greek Revival mansion at 5501 Palisade Avenue looks like it belongs upstate, but it’s located right here in the Bronx, in a neighborhood known for impressive properties with views. The 1.7-acre property is situated on the top of the hill, so it has prime views of the Hudson River and the Palisades. The interior, which boasts five bedrooms, isn’t too shabby, either.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

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If COVID has you considering the suburbs, but you’re still not totally sold, this $3.5 million Park Slope townhouse at 415 Dean Street might be just the compromise you need. It comes with a private driveway with a garage, so you can own a car for easy getaways. It also has a beautiful backyard that the listing calls “a Tuscan hideaway” that’s perfect for outdoor dining and large enough for socially distant hangouts. And when you want to stay in, there are three bedrooms, classical interiors, and modern amenities.

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Celebrities, Connecticut, Cool Listings

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18 bathrooms, 11 bedrooms, four-and-a-half acres of land, a private grotto, and tennis courts–this is just some of what you’ll find at the Greenwich, Connecticut mansion of the late shoe designer and Nine West founder Vince Camuto. The home was recently listed for $26.5 million, but it’ll now come to auction next month, selling online to the highest bidder with no reserve (who will also have the option to separately purchase all the furniture). Vince’s wife, Louise Camuto, said in a statement, “I’ve been here for a long time, and we have loved living here. It’s a year-round house that you enjoy both in the summer and in the winter… It’s a perfect place to raise a family.”

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Boerum Hill, Cool Listings

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There’s a lot to love about this $5.9 million Boerum Hill townhouse. The four-floor owner’s residence has five bedrooms, including a top-floor master suite with an entire ceiling of skylights. It also has a convenient deck off the kitchen. But what makes this such a great investment is the garden-level, income-generating rental apartment. It’s a one-bedroom unit, but it opens directly to the lovely backyard.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

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There’s been a lot of talk about New Yorkers ditching the city for the suburbs, but when you’ve got four outdoor terraces, there’s probably less need to leave. This incredible duplex penthouse at 141 East 88th Street on the Upper East Side has just that, along with four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, and chic, loft-like interiors.

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Cool Listings, Quirky Homes, Upstate

Photos courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

The visuals speak for themselves at this super funky upstate home in Rhinebeck. From the outside, its semi-circular shape and odd window placement read very futuristic. But inside, the home is positively prehistoric-looking, with cave-like vaulted ceilings, stone floors, and tree-branch railings. Listed for $1,195,000, the 11-acre property includes the two-bedroom home, a guest house, animal shelters, fruit orchard, and vegetable garden.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

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For the very palatable price of $540,000 this true one-bedroom co-op on the Upper West Side is a cozy, country home. Located at 331 West 89th Street, just steps from Riverside Park, the apartment is full of charming pre-war details like exposed brick, moldings, and a decorative fireplace. The current owner has also outfitted it with on-style accessories like a Smeg refrigerator and romantic chandeliers.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

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A nearly six-acre private island off the coast of Norwalk, Connecticut has hit the market for $2.5 million. The property, called Copps Island, features an adorable three-bedroom, two-bath cottage with a huge screened-in porch. The home, which measures about 2,620 square feet, sits on the island’s highest point, providing serene views of the Long Island Sound from every room.

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Cool Listings, Lower East Side

Photos courtesy of Halstead Real Estate

Oftentimes when we gush about views, we’re talking about those overlooking the skyline or water. But there’s something to be said for these clear-as-day views of the Lower East Side street life. At this two-bedroom loft at 115 Allen Street, massive floor-to-ceiling windows look east along Delancey Street and south down Allen Street, capturing all the neighborhood’s vibrancy. In addition, the 1,800-square-foot home has huge swaths of exposed brick walls and a super charming outdoor terrace.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

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Marilyn Monroe may not have been very open at the time about her mental health struggles, but they’ve since been documented through diary entries and letters she’d written. As Vanity Fair noted, in the mid-1950s, Monroe saw a psychiatrist, Dr. Margaret Hohenberg, on the recommendation of her acting coach Lee Strasburg. Dr. Hohenberg, whom she visited up to five times a week, operated out of a first-floor office at 155 East 93rd Street. This exact Carnegie Hill apartment, now a residential co-op unit, has just hit the market for $1,125,000. It has lovely pre-war details, lots of closet space, and a nicely modernized kitchen.

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