Fashion designer Marc Jacobs has purchased a Westchester home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for $9.175 million, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Located in the wealthy Westchester County neighborhood of Rye, the home was built by Wright in 1955 for European car importer Max Hoffman. Located at the tip of North Manursing Island, the waterfront property will serve as a weekend retreat for Jacobs and his husband Char Defrancesco, who recently wed this month.
This two-family townhouse at 408 Macon Street in Bed-Stuy‘s Stuyvesant Heights Historic District was renovated a few years ago by Australian expats Jeremy Andrew–the artist Jeremyville whose colorful feel-good graphics have a sizable following–and Megan Mair. The creative pair–she’s a creative director, curator and brand strategist–bought the home for $1.5 million in 2013, when it was divided up into three units. They gave it a top-to-toe renovation, as featured in Brownstoner. The 3,400-square-foot four-story Neo-Grec brownstone was built around 1880 by local builder Charles Isbill.
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An apartment with direct views of the Merchant’s House, Manhattan’s last intact 19th-century family home, has just hit the market for $2,749,000. Spanning 1,800 square feet, the full-floor Noho unit boasts high ceilings, original hardwood floors, and chic designer-curated interiors. You’ll feel yourself steeped in the history of the location. 28 East 4th Street—part of the Noho Historic District—is a classic loft building dating back to 1901 when it was filled with tenants in the printing, apparel, and toy businesses. The building still features plenty of original cast iron, limestone, and brick detailing.
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A curved wall of floor-to-ceiling windows is the centerpiece of this two-bedroom triplex at 117 Kingsland Avenue. The 1,127-square-foot Williamsburg pad offers some cool custom built-ins, two terraces, and a convertible mezzanine level. Located in a boutique condo built in 2007, the apartment is equidistant from both the L and G trains and within walking distance of McCarren and McGolrick Parks. Last sold in 2017 for $995,000, the unit just hit the market seeking $1,250,000.
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American songwriter Irving Berlin moved into the duplex at 130 East End Avenue—an Emory Roth-designed co-op in Yorkville right across from Carl Schurz Park— in 1931, where he went on to write hits like “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” and “Say It Isn’t So.” As Berlin’s biographer Laurence Bergreen described, the formal residence featured antiques and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that “quietly suggested the home of [a] wealthy, cultivated businessman possessed of exacting, if severe, taste.” Though the Berlin’s moved out in 1944, the stately residence with East River views retained it’s formal decor when the unit last hit the market in 2017 for $7,900,000. Over the past two years, the apartment has undergone a modern renovation and is back seeking a much reduced $3,995,000.
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This beautifully renovated three-bedroom co-op at 421A Union Street sits atop a historic row house across the street from the Park Slope Food Co-op and a block from Prospect Park. Asking $2.25 million, the duplex-plus-roof-deck offers three outdoor spaces–including a gorgeous glass-walled sunroom–and stunning Manhattan views.
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Located in the classic 1930s Chelsea residential complex at 405 West 23rd Street known as London Terrace Towers, what might otherwise be a nondescript alcove studio has been transformed with a stylish interior redesign. From a sleek custom built-in murphy bed to an on-trend mint-green kitchen, the compact co-op gets major style points. And the building offers amenities–from a pool to parking–that might be even harder to resist.
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Located just one block away from Central Park, this one-bedroom penthouse at 140 West 58th Street offers modern living in a classic Midtown West pre-war building. Dark-framed casement windows, fresh white walls, and black accents set a graphic palette and contemporary tone. The best part? Each room has views of the enormous wrap-around terrace that circles the residence. Now on the market for $975,000, the residence last sold in 2015 for $873,777. Get the tour
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The layout of this two-room residence may be straightforward, but rustic details—exposed brick, a barn door that is both decorative and functional, and bamboo floors—and industrial-inspired accents give this Park Slope co-op at 411 15th Street plenty of character and a cozy vibe. Asking $539,000, it’s on the market for the first time in 10 years, after previously selling in 2009 for $285,000.
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This bright top-floor studio sits within a perfectly-preserved historic limestone mansion at 269 Clinton Avenue on Brooklyn’s grandest “mansion row.” Asking $350,000, the co-op home at has lots of old-world charm and modern comforts. The building also offers storage space for each unit and shared laundry facilities.
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