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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

42 East 73 Street, Upper East Side, Cool Listings, Co-ops

Listing images by Alan Barry; courtesy of Compass

Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker has purchased a duplex apartment on the Upper East Side for $1.595 million, according to city property records. Located at 42 East 73rd Street, the three-bed, three-bath home boasts a Greek-inspired garden, with stately columns, a brick patio, and mature plantings. Whitaker, who is also a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate for the United Nations, snagged the property for about 8 percent less than the last listed asking price of $1.74 million. It was first listed last October for $1.895 million.

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Cool Listings, Features, real estate trends

With the impending cool weather likely to limit the hours spent at city parks (which proved to be so necessary this summer) and the current health crisis still raging, New Yorkers will have to find creative ways to get some fresh air safely this fall and winter. For those looking for some outdoor space without having to leave home, we’re rounding up the best New York City apartments with outside amenities currently available to rent for $5,000/month and under, whether it’s in the form of a private garden, balconies, or a shared roof deck.

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Cool Listings, Williamsburg

Photo credit: Shannon Dupre/DDReps, courtesy of The Corcoran Group

This uber-modern townhouse at 107 South 4th Street looks nothing like any of its Williamsburg neighbors, with its honeycomb and concrete facade. And inside, the surprises keep coming. The layout was designed as an “upside-down house” so that the kitchen and main living spaces could take advantage of the East River and skyline views, and all throughout, you’ll find “fine-art, high-design, and Mid-Century modern pedigree,” as the listing puts it. The four-bedroom house is on the market for $6,500,000.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Hamptons

Photo: Gavin Zeigler for Sotheby’s International Realty

In 1998, the same year she began her breakout role in Sex and the City, actress Kim Cattrall bought this East Hampton home for just $450,000, according to the New York Times, who first reported that it’s now been listed for $3,250,000. The shingled home is a lovely mix of casual beach house and contemporary design, and the property also has a detached studio. “I thought about selling the property after my divorce in 2004,” Cattrall told the Times, “but I just couldn’t — 22 years later, it’s time.”

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Chelsea, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

The Metal Shutter Houses is a contemporary condo designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban in 2008, at the beginning of West Chelsea‘s starchitect boom. Today, despite its many notable neighbors, the boutique building at 524 West 19th Street still offers some of the most covetable homes. The penthouse unit is now listed for a reduced $8.9 million. Not only does the home span two floors, but it has a 20-foot, upward-pivoting, glass wall that opens to a large terrace to create a massive indoor/outdoor living space. There’s also another private terrace off the master bedroom, two balconies, and a huge roof deck complete with a hot tub. Oh, and let’s not forget the direct views of Hudson Yards and the Empire State Building.

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Cool Listings, Upstate

A converted barn in Westchester County that sits on three acres of land and boasts gardens, orchards, and an in-ground pool has hit the market for $1.35 million. Located in the hamlet of Hartsdale, which is roughly 20 miles from New York City, the property, known as Hillbrook Farm, offers the best of both worlds: sprawling, private green space and easy access to restaurants, retail, and public transit.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

Photo Credit: Gamut Photos for Sotheby’s International Realty

It’s not every day a mansion like this comes to the market in Brooklyn, especially at a $1.25 million discount. The incredible Renaissance Revival-style, limestone home in Prospect Lefferts Gardens first listed for $4 million in 2018, but the price has now come down to $2.75 million. Located at 125 Maple Street, it’s full of opulent, pre-war details like stained glass windows, elaborate moldings and ceiling medallions, and regal columns galore. Plus, there’s the sheer size of it–the home spans just about 6,000 square feet and has five bedrooms.

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Boerum Hill, Cool Listings

Photo credit: Zhen Qin/Vistabee for Compass

This sunny condo at 143 Bergen Street seems fairly priced at $1.4 million, considering it has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a prime Boerum Hill location, and lots of charming and convenient details. Plus, the layout is perfect for a family, with a nice separation of public and private spaces.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

We just can’t help smiling when looking at this lovely three-bedroom co-op at 92 Horatio Street in the West Village. The duplex unit is full of rustic details–exposed brick, beamed ceilings, tin ceilings–from when the building was built in 1920, but it also is full of colorful, retro decor that keeps the place feeling fresh. It’s currently asking $1,750,000.

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Bushwick, Cool Listings

Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

There’s a little something to see at every point throughout this beautiful Bushwick townhouse. The eclectic vibe is a mix of mid-century opulence and vintage steampunk, but it all comes together to create a lovely living space. The $1,489,000 price tag is even sweeter considering the home is made up of a 1,600-square-foot owner’s duplex with a rear garden, as well as an 800-square-foot garden apartment that provides rental income.

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