Cool Listings

Bed Stuy, Cool Listings, Interiors

401 Monroe Street, Bed-stuy, cool listings, townhouses, interiors

Built in 1891, this three-story brick townhouse at 401A Monroe Street in Bed-Stuy uses each of its three floors to the best advantage of whomever’s lucky enough to be in residence. The single-family home is available for rent for $5,500 per month beginning September 15. Within are four bedrooms, two baths, a finished basement and a private backyard.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upstate

340 Croton Lake Road, Westchester, Bruce Willis, cool listings, celebrities

Photo of Bruce Willis via Gage Skidmore on Flickr; listing photo: Robert Lowell courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Bruce Willis put his massive 22-acre Westchester estate on the market back in January for $12.95 million, with plans to head back to the West Coast. The “Die Hard” actor’s Bedford Corners property just got a hefty discount, now asking $9.39 million, the New York Post reports. In 2014, Willis and wife Emma Heming paid $12 million for the estate, which includes a shingle-style home, antique house, and two renovated guest cottages. As 6sqft reported last January, Willis sold his co-op at 271 Central Park West for $17.75 million after buying it for around the same price in 2015.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

236 West 78th Street, cool listings, rentals, upper west side, rehearsal studio

This furnished six-month rental opportunity at 236 West 78th Street on the Upper West Side is not only perfectly located near Central Park and Lincoln Center, the gorgeous loft-like home features a soundproof rehearsal studio space complete with professional lighting and theater seats, two home office spaces–and a sunny landscaped private patio. Available from November 1st thru April 30th, the 2,240-square-foot one-bedroom home is asking $10,000 per month.

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Architecture, Cool Listings, Upstate

Y House, Steven Holl, upstate, catskills, 434 Lawton Hollow Road, cool listings, modern architecture

Image credit: Alon Koppel for Sotheby’s International Realty.

Designed by renowned architect Steven Holl, this modern retreat in Middleburgh, NY says yes from the minute you see it. Holl’s bright sunset red “Y House,” perched atop a hill in the Catskills, extends two arms ending in balconies, ready to embrace daily sunlight throughout the three-bedroom residence. One of Holl’s most accomplished works, the house is an organic presence on a 33-acre site blessed with gorgeous views, a pond and a boat house. Asking $1.6 million, the property is less than three hours from NYC.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

829 Greenwich Street, cool listings, interiors, west village, townhouses

Photo credit: Evan Joseph for Modlin Group.

This ultra-contemporary single-family townhouse a 829 Greenwich Street is immediately recognizable from the outside: Its entire facade is comprised of a single piece of 40-foot-high steel. The four-story house lives up to its public face, courtesy of celebrated architect Matthew Baird, offering a private parking garage, a landscaped roof deck, a rear facade of floor-to-ceiling glass and a basement wine cellar. The highly sought-after Manhattan neighborhood on the border of the West Village and Meatpacking District doesn’t hurt–and is likely a big part of the reason this unique home is asking $19.750 million.

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Cool Listings, Williamsburg

411 kent avenue, williamsburg, cool listings, firehouse, townhouse,

Williamsburg isn’t exactly the first place you’d think to find a historic townhouse, so the former firehouse at 411 Kent Avenue on the Williamsburg waterfront is unique from the start. Built around 1920, this cool commercial property was last listed in 2014 for $6.4 million. The 3,300-square-foot, two-story building features massive open spaces, high ceilings, huge windows, multiple skylights, original wood floors, exposed brick, and exposed wood ceiling joists–an ideal live/work loft in a neighborhood where they’re in short supply. It’s back on the market for $5.3 million.

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Cool Listings, Prospect Park South

Listing images by Rayon Richards; courtesy of The Corcoran Group

This stately, detached house sits at the corner of Stratford Road and Hinckley Place, right in the heart of the Prospect Park South Historic District, an area known for its concentration of Victorian-era homes. Built in 1905 by prolific Brooklyn architect Benjamin Driesler, 170 Stratford Road is a seven-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom residence that sprawls over nearly 4,000 square feet. Filled with classic architectural details inside and out, the property is now on the market seeking $2.495 million.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

renee fleming, celebrities, cool listings, 200 west 86th street, penthouses, upper west side

Grammy-winning opera star Renee Fleming has put her sprawling four-bedroom Upper West Side penthouse on the market; the 3,000-square-foot co-op at 200 West 86th Street, asking $6.895 million, is a diva-worthy pad, the result of combining two large units. In addition to the penthouse perk of river and city views, the apartment is a veritable sky garden, wrapped on three sides by landscaped terraces.

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Bed Stuy, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

Listing images by Anton Brookes, H5 Photography; courtesy of The Corcoran Group

This charming 20-foot wide Victorian home at 47 Chauncey Street in Bed-Stuy is not only part of the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District—it’s one of the four oldest remaining rowhouses in the district, dating back to circa 1870. Last year, the two-bedroom home was sold in a pretty run-down state and has since undergone a gut renovation that brought modern finishes and conveniences to the historic property. It’s now on the market for $1.599 million.

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Cool Listings, East Village

Listing images by Rise Media; courtesy of Compass

This classic brownstone apartment at 218 East 12th Street is an East Village delight. Located on a quiet, tree-lined block—right around the corner from St. Marks Church between Second and Third Avenues—the floor-through unit offers a temporary but quintessential slice of life in the buzzy neighborhood. Available to rent for $6,800 a month, the sunny one-bedroom apartment boasts prewar details, a flexible layout, and a private outdoor space.

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