April 23, 2024

Asking $5.3M, the elusive Williamsburg townhouse is here, renovated and party-ready

Remember that impossibly perfect brownstone on "Girls?" Living in the buzzy neighborhood often means "home" is a pricy pad in a brand-new high-rise or a funky loft space; better to look elsewhere for the classic Brooklyn townhouse. But every so often an opportunity comes along that allows you to combine north Brooklyn coolness with the townhouse-with-backyard lifestyle. This 3,341-square-foot brick home at 70 Conselyea Street, asking $5,349,000, is one such opportunity. On a pretty block in Williamsburg's old-school residential section, the single-family home, built in 1899, has been freshly renovated for everyday living and easy entertaining in any season.
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April 22, 2024

$5.9M Civil War-era Clinton Hill mansion is a three-family home and an architectural gem

Clinton Hill is known for its ornate historic mansions set on blocks lined with brownstone and brick. This three-family home at 315 Washington Avenue, asking $5,900,000, is a fine example of just such a find. Built in the 1860s, this Francois I-style home is set back from the avenue, recognizable by the mansard roof added near the turn of the century by the Parfitt Brothers architectural firm. The free-standing manse measures a generous 30 feet wide and 68 feet deep on a gated lot surrounded by front, side, and back gardens, terraces, and a private driveway.
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April 16, 2024

This compact $2M Red Hook home embodies the neighborhood’s unique, inventive spirit

The waterfront community of Red Hook is known for the fresh, unconventional vibe represented by the industrial-era buildings and wood-frame homes that line its streets. Built in the 1920s, this single-family home at 145 Van Dyke Street, asking $1,995,000, is simple and compact, yet offers the flexibility of city townhouse living. Set back from the street, modern architectural flourishes define the home's nearly 1,500 square feet. Perks include a private garage/studio, outdoor space, and four bedrooms.
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April 10, 2024

This $1.4M Astoria home is all about flexible, fabulous, and fun townhouse living

Astoria has become a favorite for home buyers seeking urban townhouse living and a (relatively) affordable chance to expand beyond cramped quarters while staying in a vibrant New York City neighborhood. This multi-family townhouse at 23-23 33rd Road, asking $1,399,000, checks all the boxes. Built in 1945, this three-floor brick home offers incredible flexibility: Currently configured as a floor-through one-bedroom atop an owner's duplex, it could easily work as a single four-bedroom home, or a single residence with a separate garden-floor guest/in-law/teen suite. Completing the picture are a back garden, patios, a private parking spot, and a heated garage.
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April 1, 2024

Take the elevator from the gym and English garden to the roof terrace in this $13.5M UES townhouse

Once forest and farmland, the Jones Wood section of Lenox Hill is known for its "secret" gardens and historic townhouses. This five-story, 6,000-square-foot corner townhouse at 157 East 65th Street embodies the neighborhood's beauty, with a London-style private garden at the back and top-floor terraces in front and rear. Asking $13,450,000, the townhouse has been thoroughly renovated, with an elevator that travels to all floors, from the basement gym to the top-level loft.
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March 28, 2024

This $5.75M Clinton Hill two-family home is five floors of brownstone perfection

Brooklyn townhouses can seem like fairytale castles from the outside, but they often disappoint when it comes to interiors and livability. This massive 4,300-square-foot brownstone residence at 211 Greene Avenue in Clinton Hill is as much of a dream home on the inside as appears from the curb. Asking $5,750,000, the 19th-century townhouse has been thoroughly renovated with maximum architecture and design expertise. Five stories of living space include a two-bedroom garden apartment, a four-level upper unit, and a lovely landscaped backyard.
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March 20, 2024

19th-century townhouse in Hudson, NY has three units, retail space, and a three-bay garage for $2M

Located in a prime spot in cultured, quirky, and trendy Hudson, New York, this brick Federal Style townhouse at 239 Warren Street, built circa 1820, has curb appeal galore in the form of historic charm. A lot is going on beyond the property's fetching bay windows and smart black trim; inside are three separate units on a double lot, including retail space and a garage. Behind the home is a wide backyard with idyllic planted gardens. Asking $1,995,000, the downtown townhouse is a chance to create the upstate life of your dreams, all in one place.
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March 15, 2024

Behind this $9.9M Chelsea townhouse, a secret path leads to a backyard carriage house

If you love the idea of an 1848 brick townhouse restored to its original glory, with a back garden, a roof terrace, and a pretty carriage house down a hidden "horse walk," the middle of Manhattan might not be the first place you'd look. This three-unit townhouse at 331 West 20th Street, asking $9,900,000, is like having a private country estate right in the heart of Chelsea. The 25-foot-wide, five-story Greek Revival home is large enough to contain three large private units. A two-story rear carriage house is an unexpected surprise.
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March 14, 2024

Step from the glass-clad conservatory onto a magical tea porch in this $7.25M Brooklyn Heights townhouse

With its stately brick facade and charming front garden, this 19th-century townhouse at 163 State Street, asking $7,250,000, fits in perfectly among its neighbors on a historic Brooklyn Heights block. Inside, the five-bedroom home unfolds to reveal dramatic details like a light-filled parlor beneath a glass ceiling, original wide plank floors, and exposed brick and wooden beams. A stem-to-stern renovation has framed classic architectural details with a modern framework of functionality and style.
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March 12, 2024

Ethan Hawke’s former Chelsea townhouse lists for $5.98M

A four-story Chelsea townhouse once owned by actor Ethan Hawke has hit the market for $5,980,000. Located at 353 West 21st Street in the Chelsea Historic District, the six-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom residence measures 21 feet wide and features a spacious full-floor primary suite on the top level, an outdoor terrace, and a backyard and garden with a self-irrigation system. Hawke purchased the home in 2005 for $3,000,000 and lived there until 2013 when he sold it for $5,867,000.
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March 7, 2024

This new $14.75M Cobble Hill townhouse looks like it’s been standing for a century

Built by its current owners in 2016, the five-story, 8,000-square-foot townhouse at 435 Henry Street occupies a corner lot in the charming brownstone neighborhood of Cobble Hill. From the outside, the newly-constructed home fits right in with its historic neighbors with its stately brick facade, two-over-two windows, and bay window detail. Designed by The Brooklyn Studio, the mansion-sized home with a private garage, yard, and roof deck puts all the modern design firepower on the inside. Asking a very 21st century $14,750,000, the seven-bedroom single-family townhouse features dramatic open spaces for entertaining and family living, light from three exposures, outdoor terraces with skyline views, a separate guest or work studio, and a garage.
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March 6, 2024

Kate Moss and Johnny Depp’s one-time Greenwich Village home sells for $12M

The nearly 200-year-old Greenwich Village townhouse that Kate Moss and Johnny Depp called home in the 1990s has found a buyer. After listing for $15,000,000 last May, the Federal-style property at 112 Waverly Place, which measures 6,300 square feet and includes a triplex carriage house, sold last week for $12,005,000.
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March 5, 2024

For $4.6M, this classic Park Slope limestone updates history without erasing the details

On a leafy Park Slope block, the townhouse at 351 Fourth Street embodies the neighborhood's historic elegance. Built in 1909, the restored limestone residence consists of a two-bedroom garden flat and a gracious upper duplex. Behind a charming bay window, interiors have been renovated for the 21st century with a careful hand, while preserving details like original millwork and plaster walls and moldings. Asking $4,595,000, the 20-foot-wide home offers a total of five bedrooms, a rear garden and a deck.
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March 4, 2024

This $12.5M Chelsea carriage house has a garage, three outdoor spaces, and a two-bedroom flat

Spring will soon be in the air, and warmer weather brings dreams of al fresco dining and backyard entertaining for fortunate city dwellers with patios, decks, and private gardens. This four-story carriage house at 313 West 20th Street has three separate outdoor spaces–and a spacious garage, right in the heart of Chelsea. Asking $12,500,000, the historic home, built circa 1900, is a 25-foot-wide Manhattan mansion–with the option of a top floor apartment for rental income.
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February 20, 2024

Asking $20M, a university president’s Greenwich Village residence enters a new chapter

This circa 1850 Greek Revival Federal Style townhouse at 21 West 11th Street on a postcard-perfect Greenwich Village block has the distinction of having been the official president's residence at the New School in Manhattan for four decades. As mentioned in a recent New York Times feature highlighting the listing, the elegant home, like many similar university residences, is considered by some to be an incongruous symbol of opulence–and smaller schools throughout the nation are growing more mindful of their bottom line. The home is now on the market for $20,000,000.
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February 13, 2024

This $7M limestone townhouse brings restored Park Slope perfection to historic beauty

The stately limestone townhouse at 615 Third Street embodies the dream of Park Slope living within the landmarked, historic blocks that surround Prospect Park. Asking $6,995,000, the four-story single-family home spans 4,550 square feet, including a triplex anchored by a ground-floor apartment. Built in 1899, this iconic property is filled with meticulously restored historic details that form a backdrop for equally considered top-of-the-line renovations.
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February 12, 2024

Crown Heights townhouse seized from slumlords available for $678K through lottery

A Crown Heights townhouse owned by an infamous slumlord duo and seized by the city is for sale. The home at 1214 Dean Street was turned over in 2022 after a $2.25 million settlement between the city and the previous owners, who tried to illegally evict tenants during the pandemic and ran an illegal hotel. Following a restoration, the property is now accepting applications as part of the city's affordable housing lottery system. First-time homebuyers with at least a four-person household earning 110 percent of the area median income can apply to buy the home, which is listed at $678,000.
January 31, 2024

$72.5M Greenwich Village townhouse sale is priciest in downtown Manhattan

An unnamed buyer paid $72.5 million for a townhouse in Greenwich Village, setting a new record for the property type in downtown Manhattan. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the home at 138-140 West 11th Street is a combination of two four-story 19th-century homes. The seller was Dexter Goi, the former CEO of Altice USA, according to the Journal.
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January 17, 2024

This $5M Riverdale home is like a house in the Hamptons without the crowded commute

The shingle-style home at 5031 Grosvenor Avenue in the sought-after Bronx neighborhood of Riverdale was designed in the 1890s style often associated with the architects McKim, Mead & White. Atop a stone bluff overlooking Riverdale and neighboring Fieldston, the five-bedroom house, asking $4,900,000, has family-sized charm, an elevator, a pool, and outdoor living spaces, adding up to the subtle grandeur of homes much further afield, without the hassle of a traffic-filled commute.
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January 12, 2024

This $3.5M Harlem townhouse has stylish new interiors, outdoor space, and lots of options

Among the stately brownstones and historic buildings that line this Harlem block, the 19-foot-wide home at 23 East 127th Street holds its own. Within the classic 3,460-square-foot two-family townhouse are sparkling new interiors and luxurious finishes combined with original details. Set up as a triplex over a garden unit, the home, asking $3,475,000, offers coveted outdoor spaces that include a deck and a landscaped back garden.
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December 13, 2023

For $20M, one Tribeca townhouse, three condos, many options

If you're interested in living large at 46 Laight Street in Tribeca's historic district, there are plenty of options to consider, assuming you've got plenty of money. Behind its charming brick facade, the 19th-century townhouse has been thoroughly re-imagined as three luxurious urban residences, each one a separate condominium. The building has also gained a curb-cut garage and a gym. The top floors of the home comprise a three-story "penthouse" asking $9 million; an $8 million three-story "maisonette" anchors the building; between the two is a single-floor flat can be included in either purchase. For the serious trophy-seeker, the entire building is asking $19,995,000. Once you've bought the building, you can combine the units, mansion-style, or enjoy a flexible investment property.
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November 29, 2023

This $22.5M Chelsea townhouse is like living in your own private modern museum

From the garage, gym, and sauna on the lower floors to a roof terrace that floats above the highest ones, this newly minted $22,500,000 Chelsea townhouse is an architectural wonder in the form of a massive modern mansion. Finally available after a lengthy design and construction phase helmed by renowned architect Andrea Steele, this 9,000-square-foot home at 217 West 20th Street goes beyond bold contemporary design to include a private parking garage, an elevator, and innovative glazing that fills all six floors with sunlight. The 25-foot-wide townhouse has 1,500 square feet of exterior space on two terraces and a subterranean garden. All of this effort hasn't gone unnoticed: The home received the Society of American Registered Architects' Award of Excellence.
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November 20, 2023

Escape to a tropical paradise in the solarium of this $3.3M Park Slope townhouse

Behind an ordinary brownstone facade, the four-floor home at 364 Douglass Street is a bit different from what you'd expect to find in a historic Park Slope townhouse. Asking $3.3 million, the home's interiors range from rustic industrial spaces with exposed brick and wood beams to a solarium that feels like a private Mediterranean terrace. The townhouse offers four bedrooms, and–in addition to the all-season solarium–surprising details that include brick arches, reclaimed wood joists, custom millwork, central A/C, a basement gym, a landscaped garden, a bedroom terrace, and a fabulously-finished roof deck.
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November 15, 2023

An 1870s Clinton Hill carriage house, rebuilt to Passive House standards, asks $7.5M

This one-of-a-kind townhouse at 329 Vanderbilt Avenue on the border between Clinton Hill and Fort Greene, Brooklyn, is a showcase of innovative architecture and peerless modern design, undertaken by architecture firm Schiller Projects. The directive: re-imagining an 1870s carriage house with a focus on sustainability, design, and efficient engineering, in accordance with Passive House standards. The result is Brooklyn’s first mass timber single-family residence, currently asking $7,500,000.
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November 7, 2023

This $18.5M modern Village mansion has a hot tub on the roof and a private garage

Living in Greenwich Village comes at a premium regardless of size, so the $18,500,000 ask for a 7,198-square-foot townhouse at 9 Minetta Street comes as no surprise. For that jumbo price tag, you get mansion-sized measurements and an over-the-top collection of perks rarely found in Manhattan real estate. The contemporary townhouse spans seven floors, with a garage below and an elevator accessing all levels. The new construction home is topped with a rooftop retreat with a hot tub, and there's a rear garden with a water wall.
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