It may not have the size of Versailles but in just 1,200 square feet, this Upper East Side co-op packs an opulent punch that’ll have you saying “oui s’il vous plaît.” The $2.2 million duplex is located within a former mansion at 8 East 68th Street, just a few buildings in from Central Park. And in addition to location, it boasts intricate crown moldings and ceilings medallions, reclaimed oak herringbone floors, and an incredibly ornate marble fireplace mantle.
Tucked into one of New York City’s most charm-filled and sought-after neighborhoods among the boutiques and bistros of the West Village, this compact one-bedroom co-op at 713 Washington Street has sophistication and style that set it apart from the average cookie-cutter flat. Architect-designed and renovated, this downtown walk-up (only two flights) makes use of every inch of livable space and looks good doing it.
On the Hudson River in Athens, N.Y., the grounds of this 1823 Greek Revival manor touch the water’s edge, with 350 feet of rare riparian (riverbank) rights included. In pristine condition and surrounded by park-like grounds and gardens, this fine example of timeless architecture, asking $1.7 million, offers a chance to remember a past era in a home equipped for modern living (h/t CIRCA).
This 1,400-square-foot open loft space is located in the heart of the historic, iconic and fun Lower East Side at the corner of Eldridge and Rivington Streets at 193 Eldridge Street; the neighborhood was, a couple of decades ago, a relative bargain, rent-wise, when it was a diverse and low-key stomping ground for downtown rockers and punks. A complicated evolution of New York City’s neighborhoods means the area now counts itself among downtown Manhattan’s chicest and priciest, and this narrow but sunny third-floor walk-up loft above a former dance hall, with one existing bedroom area, is a condominium that’s asking $6,250 a month in rent.
Located on a tree-lined block in Brooklyn’s Kensington neighborhood at 214 East 9th Street, a short walk from Prospect Park and near the Beverley Road Q subway, this single-family townhouse is the picture of considered design. Framed by turn-of-the-century bones, the home’s four floors–including the fully-finished basement–have been given a modern renovation that’s as livable as it is pretty. The four-bedroom house is for sale by its owners–professional designer/developers who have lived in the home since purchasing it in 2015 for $780,000.
This one-bedroom bolthole at 327 East Third Street, in the equally charming eastern reaches of Alphabet City, is just about as sunny, bright, and quirky as you’d expect from the perfect pre-war hideaway. It’s in an HDFC building, so income restrictions apply, but if you qualify, it could be a lucky find.
A co-op in Gramercy recently hit the market for $4.75 million and comes with one of New York City’s most priceless amenities: an exclusive key to the park. Located at 48 Gramercy Park North, this one-bedroom home measures 1,765 square feet and features 14-foot high ceilings and exposed brick. With south-facing views overlooking the park, and a 21-foot-long veranda, this apartment should not be missed.
6sqft’s series “My sqft” checks out the homes of New Yorkers across all the boroughs. Our latest interior adventure brings us to Alessia’s plant-filled Upper West Side apartment. Want to see your home featured here? Get in touch!
Amassing 24,000 Instagram followers in just over a year is nothing to sneeze at, but when you have a collection of nearly 200 plants in a 750-square-foot Manhattan apartment, you’re going to attract some attention. Artist Alessia Resta moved into her Upper West Side home seven years ago, and when she saw how much light came in through the west-facing, 16th-floor windows, she decided to finally start assembling the plant collection she always wanted, and there was born the Apartment Botanist.
Today, Alessia, her boyfriend Micah, and their two dogs live very happily among the greenery, which includes many philodendrons (perhaps the most popular species among Insta-planties), Monsteras, and succulents. 6sqft recently visited their apartment to get a first-hand look at the plant paradise and learn what it takes to upkeep the operation. Take the tour!
A three-story home in the Lefferts Manor Historic District, a Brooklyn neighborhood listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has hit the market for $1.95 million. Designed at the beginning of the 20th century by prominent rowhouse architect Axel Hedman, this limestone Renaissance Revival residence features a ton of historic details, from the herringbone oak floors to its original fireplaces. Located at 149 Maple Street in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, the home sits just blocks from Prospect Park.
In the picture-perfect Brooklyn neighborhood of Carroll Gardens, a charming four-bedroom townhouse at 207 President Street has hit the market for $3.475 million. Built in 1890, the home boasts stunning architectural details like arched doorways, raw ceiling beams, exposed ductwork, rustic brick walls, and tin ceilings, as well as coveted outdoor space and a deck that overlooks the garden.