It’s time to visit (or revisit) one of our favorite posts–Seven Cool Things You Probably Didn’t Know About NYC’s Northernmost Borough–because after you take a look at this magnificent two-story home with glorious Hudson River and Palisades views you are going to be further intrigued by the only borough special enough to be preceded by a definite article –“the” Bronx.
It’s pretty clear right from the start that this loft at 81 Walker Street is a bachelor pad built for entertaining: partial walls, fluid floor plan, questionable bathroom artwork that would make your mother blush. It’s all there. But don’t let appearances fool you. This $3.475 million renovated full-floor condo has original loft details and quality finishes that make it ideal for any party.
If you’ve ever wanted to try out living in one of the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods without making a long-term commitment, now is your chance. This picturesque Park Slope two-bedroom located at 473 13th Street beautifully combines traditional touches with modern conveniences—and “stays” available from one month to twelve offer a rare opportunity to decide if one of Brooklyn’s premier locales is the right place for you. Even better, since it’s fully furnished all you need to do is move in and enjoy!
We dare you to look at this home and not want to make a cup of hot cocoa, sit down in front of the gas-burning fireplace, wrap yourself up in a blanket and lose yourself in a good book. This 1,209-square-foot Thorndale pad charms with ski lodge appeal, making the cold winter months an experience–and it’s available for rent, asking $8,500 per month.
It doesn’t get more classic than this five-bedroom Soho loft located at 33 Greene Street between Broome and Grand Streets. From the building’s gorgeous cast iron façade to the nearly 5,000 square feet of living space, you’ll be easily won over by the duplex’s 13 oversized windows, 12-foot tin ceilings, large arched doorways, and beautifully preserved wood floors.
You know you’re in a coveted neighborhood when the brokerbabble doesn’t even have to describe the home. This sunny two-bedroom apartment at 150 Joralemon Street has only two words to say to make you grab your realtor and come running: Brooklyn Heights. Yep, for $545,000 you can live in one of Brooklyn’s most prestigious neighborhoods, with quiet, tree-lined streets and the East River practically at your doorstep. And the apartment is not too shabby, either.
This converted carriage house in Prospect Heights is back on the market with another price drop, this time, asking $2.499 million. The minimalist 22.5-foot wide home has a touch of European farmhouse charm in a raw modern warehouse, with some vintage accents like reclaimed sinks, found antique gates, repurposed mirrored French doors and tin ceilings. Not to mention the fact that the home comes with a private garage (currently being used as an artist studio space).
The exterior of this 1000-square-foot loft located at 457 Grand Street in Williamsburg isn’t particularly awe-inspiring. A typical turn-of-the-century red masonry building with charming window details, it’s pleasant to look at but doesn’t quite take your breath away. The same cannot be said for the gorgeously renovated and exceptionally bright loft hiding within.
The space beautifully takes advantage of the building’s original features like hardwood floors, brick walls, and exposed ceiling beams, then ups the ante with a host of modern touches including multiple skylights, tons of custom built-ins, and a stunning, larger-than-life glass wall/door separating the bedroom from the living area.
It’s probably fitting that this striking townhouse has a basketball court because it appears that the owners, husband-and-wife design team Bob and Cortney Novogratz, are going to have to jump through hoops just to get it off their hands. The celebrity duo has been trying to unload this West Village townhouse since 2009, but for some reason they just can’t seem to get out from under it. It’s a bit surprising when you consider the specs: 7,180 square feet of interior space, 1,900 square feet of exterior space, high ceilings and views from every level in downtown Manhattan. And we haven’t even gotten to the good part. Well, now they’re bringing the home back to the market, this time as a rental, asking $70,000 per month.
Yes, this is actually a Manhattan residence, not a Brooklyn pad in disguise. The renovated single-family brownstone is located just a block from Central Park and is brimming with charm.
The cozy and familiar home has an owner of practically 50 years who has updated the interior with modern comforts like radiant heated floors, but it’s details like decorative fireplaces and stained glass accents that make this place truly special.