You have every reason to look up at this Williamsburg apartment, renting for $4,500 a month in the condo building known as the Smith Gray. The blue cast iron facade of the building is striking, and this loft manages to also embody some of that industrial charm. The 13-foot ceiling is lined with raw plank wood, offset by iron beams and a chic ceiling fan. Exposed brick lines many of the walls, with wood flooring that mirrors the ceiling. Such a material-rich apartment deserves good interior design, which the owners provided with a nice selection of modern furniture.
Yes, that’s a magic carpet hanging from the ceiling of this SoHo co-op… or at least we’re pretty sure it is. This apartment, located at 11 Charlton Street, is actually full of quirks. Besides the ceiling decor, a sliding partition separates the living room from the bedroom transforming this from a studio to a one-bedroom apartment. Outside, a koi pond sits in the spacious, 700-square-foot private garden. This unit has been on and off the market for about a year now, asking as high as $1.795 million. Now it’s back on with a new listing price of $1.55 million.
This 18th century stone house, located in the upscale area of the Palisades known as Snedens Landing, was under the care of the landscape designer and photographer Judy Tompkins for some 60 years until she passed away at age 90 this May. But long before, it’s rumored the property served as George Washington’s office when his men were guarding the ferry service from the cliffs of the Palisades. With a rich history, beautiful interiors, and gorgeous perennial gardens tended to by Tomkins, it’s a special offering in a town right outside New York City. And it’s now asking $1.6 million.
It’s safe to say this is a home on a property unlike any other. This cabin is located at the base of the Delphi Falls Waterfalls, outside the upstate town of Cazenovia. The property encompasses 60 total acres, with 65-foot and 52-foot falls as well as one mile of creek frontage. The same family has owned it since 1961, and just listed the whole shebang for $925,000. (The main home, with land easements, is also available for $699,000.) As broker Michael Franklin puts it, buying this would be “like owning your own state park.” We agree—this is the property for a New Yorker looking for an escape from just about everything to a completely nature-packed retreat.
Grace Kelly once lived in this Upper East Side co-op building at 988 Fifth Avenue, known as one of Manhattan’s most exclusive addresses, designed by J. E. R. Carpenter in an Italian Renaissance-palazzo-style and to have just one apartment per floor. In this case, the massive penthouse actually occupies two of those floors. And considering it’s renting for $100,000 a month, we’d expect no less. The listing compares it to hotel living, and while the level of services and perks–the cashmere-upholstered dressing room, two wrap-around terraces, an outdoor bar, spa, guest suites, weekly flowers and laundry service just for starters–certainly match that in any international hotel, the dizzying views from every corner remind us more of a first-class seat on an international flight.
We’re guessing the words “genuine” and “Williamsburg” are spending less and less time together these days, but if you look diligently, you can find the odd authenticity–a big, pretty space that’s actually live/work friendly and isn’t a shiny, overpriced condo calling itself a loft. This one-bedroom-plus-office apartment at 119 North 11th Street looks to be just that. Occupying the third floor of a former paint factory taken over by artists over 30 years ago, it’s approved for mixed use, allowing live/work opportunities. Seeking a rental tenant for $6,800 per month, the space has many of the comforts of those shiny new buildings–central air, a washer/dryer, a roof deck with great views–without the shiny new.
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This renovation of a former ink and brush factory in the heart of Gowanus hits all the right notes, hearkening back the neighborhood’s industrial roots and channeling the current artsy vibe that permeates the blocks. Located at 459 Carroll Street, the residence occupies three floors of a massive brick structure built back in 1888, stretching more than 4,600 square feet of live/work space across three stories built atop a 25-foot by 100-foot lot. The super-sized property also comes with three generously proportioned artists studios and a beautiful 900-square-foot planted terrace engulfed by views of neighboring gardens and the cityscape. If you’re on the market for unpretentious luxury and lots of space to sprawl out in or wield a paintbrush, all of this can be yours for $3.95M.
When Ehren Shorday moved into this giant Bushwick loft a little more than six years ago, his main focus was making the industrial space feel like a home. Originally from antique-haven New Hope, he chose to go with a “southeastern Pennsylvania river town vibe,” but as an artist who didn’t have a ton of money, he achieved this aesthetic by furnishing the 900-square-foot space with “trash,” or perhaps more eloquently put, “found treasures.” Aside from the rug and his parents’ two club chairs, which he brought with him when he moved to New York 13 years ago, everything in the apartment was found, from the church pew and diner banquet table to the porcelain bathtub that’s been repurposed as a chaise lounge. Ahead, Ehren gives us the grand tour and fills us in on the story behind his prized possessions.
This 1,100-square-foot co-op apartment within a completely charming historic Park Slope brownstone at 357 6th Avenue has two bedrooms and an office, plenty of light, and a laundry room to keep things sparkling. It’s a three-flight ascent, but once you’re inside you won’t find too much to complain about. It’s asking $1.395 million.
Converted from a single-family brownstone mansion, this Park Slope duplex still has much of its historic detailing on display–even in the bathroom. The home is located at 120 Prospect Park West, a stretch that faces Prospect Park and is known for impressive architecture built for wealthy Brooklynites. The modern-day asking price is $2.3 million for two levels of the building, one of which is the parlor floor, about 2,000 square feet awash in wood carvings and stained glass.