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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Park Slope

228 Garfield Place, Park Slope

The gracious four-story brownstone at 228 Garfield Place—part of the Park Slope Historic District—has been impeccably maintained and boasts many original architectural details, including six fireplaces, pocket doors, inlaid wood floors, wood shutters, and stained-glass transoms. The longtime owners also updated the residence with some modern, wonderfully decadent creature comforts, like a steam room in the master suite. The property was first listed in January for $4.495 million and has received a couple of price chops over the months before settling on its current asking price of $3.995 million.

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Cool Listings, Williamsburg

74 Devoe Street, Williamsburg

Sparing no attention to detail, this Williamsburg townhouse at 74 Devoe Street is perfect for lovers of modern design and fine craftsmanship. Streetside, the Petersen brick facade enchants with a playful composition of differently-shaped windows. Inside, a palette of warm oak, concrete, and metal come together to create a space that is at once modern and warm. Currently set up as a two-family residence with a two-bedroom apartment on the garden level and a five-bedroom residence on the upper floors, the property also has a separate carriage house in the back of the garden and a large roof deck. This unique residence is now on the market for $5.2 million.

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Cool Listings, kensignton

711 Church Avenue, cool listings, kensington

Located in laid-back Kensington just a few blocks south of Prospect Park, this two-story building at 711 Church Avenue is neither a typical loft nor townhouse. The 2,590-square-foot building, asking $1.495M, may be compact, but it’s full of opportunities. The building’s ground floor is a commercial space perfect for an artist (it was formerly being used as a studio and gallery), doctor, dentist or retail shop and a great source of rental income. Upstairs the residential space is a chic, loft-like home.

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Cool Listings, Greenwood

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Listing photos by DDReps, courtesy of Compass

Perched at the highest point in Brooklyn in Greenwood Heights, tucked into a quiet street surrounded by greenery, this contemporary townhouse at 614a 7th Avenue, asking $2.75 million, would be equally at home in California or the sun-baked tropics. Balcony doors can be thrown open for panoramic views, which include the Statue of Liberty–and the endless vistas of the adjacent Green Wood Cemetery. On the lucky additions side, there’s a curb cut and a garage. Even better: A mural of Basquiat–a Brooklyn native–on the garage door.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Lower East Side

210 Forsyth Street, Lower East Side

Right across the street from Sara D. Roosevelt Park and steps away from East Houston and Bowery, this fully-furnished two-bedroom at 210 Forsyth Street offers an eclectic mix of contemporary, vintage, and rustic decor for the asking price of $6,500 a month. Available for a 12-month lease beginning on July 1st, the chic Lower East Side space doesn’t shy away from divisive design choices—there’s a bathtub in the bedroom—and even includes furnishings for cats.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Park Slope

420 12th Street, Ansonia Court, cool listings, lofts, park slope, south slope

Listing photos by Allyson Lubow, courtesy of the Corcoran Group

The Ansonia Court loft building at 420 12th Street, formerly a clock factory in Brooklyn’s south Park Slope, has something of a cult following. Known for its European-style interior courtyard and rustic industrial-era interior architecture, the apartments within tend to be spacious, spare and cozy. Asking $1.775 million, this two-bedroom home is no exception.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, New Jersey

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Photo courtesy of Victor Recchia

The New Jersey home of fictional mob boss Tony Soprano and his family has hit the market for $3.4 million, the New York Times first reported last week. The 5,600-square-foot North Caldwell mansion served as the backdrop for many scenes of HBO’s “The Sopranos,” a drama starring James Gandolfini that first aired in 1999. Fans of the series frequently visit and take photos the iconic property, especially the long driveway where Tony, clad in a white robe, picked up the morning paper.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

50 7th Avenue, Park Slope

Listing images by VHT

Just one block away from Prospect Park, this sunny two-bedroom co-op at 50 7th Avenue in Park Slope comes with a terrace that “allows you to enjoy a vast outdoor space without the compromises of a garden level unit,” as the listing notes. The apartment charms on the inside as well, where high ceilings, exposed brick, hardwood floors, and other pre-war details bring warmth and character, while a recent renovation adds modern comfort. The unit is now listed for $1.1 million.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings

Photo of Andrew Cuomo via Wikimedia; Photo of Sandra Lee via Wikimedia

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his longtime girlfriend, cookbook author and TV chef Sandra Lee, are selling their four-bedroom country home in Westchester. Lee, who recently denied rumors that the couple had split, told the New York Times that they no longer need the large house because the governor’s three daughters are now adults. Asking $2 million, the four-bedroom home at 4 Bittersweet Lane in Mount Kisco sits on a tranquil three acres, which include a pond and gazebo.

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Clinton Hill, Cool Listings, Interiors

336 Park Avenue, Clinton Hill, Wallabout

Adjacent to Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard is one of Brooklyn’s oldest but least known neighborhoods: Wallabout. Though somewhat isolated due to its lack of public transportation, the area boasts a rich history dating back to the 17th century. It was once home to the area’s second largest producer of chocolate (second only to Hershey’s), Brooklyn’s first free African-American school, and where Walt Whitman wrote the first edition of “Leaves of Grass” while living at 99 Ryerson Street. Wallabout contains the largest concentration of pre-Civil War wood-frame houses in the city, but amid the historic homes are some contemporary gems, like this 2011 metal-clad townhouse at 336 Park Avenue. The 2,500 square-foot property—complete with a side yard, a roof terrace, and two parking spots—is currently on the market for $2,200,000.

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