The best thing about shiny new modern townhouses? They can be really fun. Take this townhouse at 113A Columbia Street, along the Columbia Street Waterfront in Brooklyn, for example. It’s a new-construction home, built in 2010. And over five stories you get lots of unique, fun custom details that really make this house one of a kind. The design, most of all, is kid friendly, with a rock-climbing wall making for one of the coolest kid’s rooms ever.
There are some New York City townhouses that are so extravagant they are downright intimidating. Then there are others that have been renovated, lost all their interior details, and are downright boring. This one, at 152 Luquer Street in Carroll Gardens, isn’t either. It’s simply a lovely, pretty building with just enough historic interior details and just enough modern renovation. There’s nothing to hate about it, in our modest opinion. The full townhouse is now up on the rental market, asking $11,750 a month.
It feels rare to find a cool listing that’s under $1 million in New York City these days. But here’s a one-bedroom condo at 25 Carroll Street, in the Columbia Street Waterfront District of Brooklyn, that’s asking $850,000. You’ll find the quaint, quiet neighborhood just west of Carroll Gardens and just north of Red Hook. It’s not the easiest place to get to, as there’s no direct subway access, but the seclusion is part of its charm. There are also amazing views of lower Manhattan from here, which you can enjoy from this condo that is now on the market.
The pine plank floors, raised ceilings, and exposed ceiling beams at this Carroll Gardens carriage house are making us swoon. A recent renovation at the house, located at 36 Strong Place, has completely elevated this former stable into a beautiful three-level home. Not only is this a freestanding property—rare in this neighborhood of brownstones—it also comes with a private entryway and an expansive backyard. The rent, of course, reflects all those perks (and the fact that it comes furnished). The asking price is a hefty $12,500 a month.
This Carroll Gardens brownstone, at 371 Clinton Street, has a lot going for it. It has been converted from a two-family home into a sprawling, four-story single family beauty. There’s a whole 3,400 square feet to enjoy, and man, is there a lot to enjoy. An interior renovation has struck the perfect balance between historic, classic brownstone design and more modern upgrades. And it makes sense, since the current owners specialize in home furnishing.
Supermodel and one-time Karl Lagerfield muse Freja Beha Erichsen has just scooped up a gorgeous Carroll Gardens townhouse for $3 million, according to city records. The edgy model’s purchase comes as a bit of a surprise—as we would have guessed her to be more of a Williamsburg loft buyer than one looking in crunchy Carroll Gardens—but with one look at the gorgeous brick home, it’s easy to see what pulled the Danish beauty in.
What do you get when you mix a classic turn-of-the-century townhouse with the artistic sensibility of a graphic designer praised as one of “The women who saved New York?” This magnificently restored home at 16 2nd Street in the heart of Carroll Gardens.
Flawlessly modernized and brought to 21st century splendor, this gorgeous four-floor home exudes the kind of creative panache one would expect from the person responsible for the cover art of a young Madonna’s debut album. Lucky for us, she’s willing to make it available to the masses–well, to those of us with $15,000 a month to spend.
If you’ve ever been to a three-ring circus you know how difficult it can be to pay attention to everything that’s going on. You don’t want to miss a single part of the show. Well, touring designer Adam Charlap Hyman’s New York City apartment is more like a ten ring circus because everywhere you turn you will find magical little treasures and you don’t want to miss any of his eclectic and amusing aesthetic.
What if we told you we found a beautiful move-in ready Brooklyn townhouse with a landscaped garden and a great location, and the only downside is it has one green bathroom? Well, you can’t have it all. But this four-bedroom townhouse in Cobble Hill comes pretty close. The owner “lovingly updated” the home, and it seems to have had a pretty successful run on the rental market over the last few years, but it’s back on the market again, asking $12,500 a month.