June 22, 2023

From firehouse to Spike Lee’s movie HQ, this $4.35M Fort Greene home has a century of stories to tell

This decommissioned firehouse at 124 Dekalb Avenue–currently asking $4,350,000–has a fascinating history that began in 1895, when it was built as a water tower. Converted into a neighborhood firehouse in 1903, the building's cellar was fortified as a bomb shelter at some point in the 20th century. After the firehouse was disbanded in 1974, the building became a live/work space for celebrated filmmaker Spike Lee, who headquartered his 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks studio here. In the mid-1980s, the building was converted into two duplex loft apartments–and a multi-car garage.
The full eyeful, this way
June 2, 2023

Skyy Vodka founder’s Upper East Side mansion with major art ties asks $25M

A historic New York City mansion that once hosted some of the biggest artists of the 20th century is available for $25,000,000. Owned by Maurice Kanbar, an inventor and philanthropist who founded Skyy Vodka, the five-story neo-Renaissance building at 4 East 77th Street on the Upper East Side served as the first location of Leo Castelli Gallery, which is credited with launching the careers of Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol, among others. Currently home to the Michael Werner Gallery on the first two floors, the mixed-use property could become a grand single-family home again, as it was when originally constructed over a century ago.
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June 1, 2023

This $8M Boerum Hill home was an abandoned Navy boarding house before a total designer renovation

This 1920 Federal-style brick townhouse at 82 Dean Street in Boerum Hill was, in a former life, a boarding house for World War II Navy veterans. After being left vacant for half a decade, the building was stripped bare and brought back to life by a couple in search of a blank slate, according to a Curbed account of the multi-year renovation that yielded a designer home courtesy of the design firm Ashe + Leandro and Mercer Street Restoration. Asking $7,999,000, the home's interiors balance stunning design with comfort and ease of living; the renovation raised the ceilings and added an entire floor, a roof deck, a newly painted stucco facade, a custom bluestone stoop, and all-new windows.
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May 30, 2023

‘Cornelia Street’ townhouse once rented by Taylor Swift asks $17.9M

Taylor Swift's former Greenwich Village home has hit the market for $17,995,000. The pop-star rented the 5,500-square-foot, five-story home at 23 Cornelia Street in 2016. The former carriage house served as an inspiration for her 2019 song "Cornelia Street," which references the home's windows and creaky floors. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom house stands out for its drive-right-in garage, 30-foot indoor pool, rooftop terrace, and prime location in the heart of the Village. The townhouse is also available as a $45,000/month rental.
Any Swifties with $18M?
May 23, 2023

California dreamin’ in a unique Bay Ridge townhouse for $1.3M

This chic single-family townhouse may be in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, but the semi-detached home at 356 94th Street has a decidedly laid-back Cali vibe that's evident the moment its sky-blue-painted brick facade comes into view. The home's modern casement windows let the sunshine in and provide a preview of the considered and livable design within. Asking $1,279,000, the home spans three levels and includes a finished basement, a driveway, and a garage.
More Venice Beach in Brooklyn, this way
May 18, 2023

Kate Moss and Johnny Depp’s former Greenwich Village apartment asks $15.5M

A Greenwich Village townhouse with a carriage house that Kate Moss and Johnny Depp called home during the 1990s is for sale. The nearly 200-year-old Federal-style brick townhouse at 112 Waverly Place is currently configured as four rentals, each with private outdoor space and wood-burning fireplaces. The 90s power couple lived in the quirky complex's 1,800-square-foot carriage house from 1994 to 1998. The entire property is now available for $15,500,000, as first spotted by the New York Post.
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May 8, 2023

At $25M, Chelsea’s most expensive townhouse will set a new record

This four-story townhouse at 334 West 20th Street, asking $25,000,000 set a neighborhood record when it changed hands in 2021 for $22,500,000, according to the Wall Street Journal. Chelsea's priciest townhouse is on track to outdo its previous record if it fetches its current ask. From the cellar gym to the elevator to the sprawling rooftop terrace, AD100 firm Gachot made use of every inch of usable space in a redesign that turned the home into a modern Manhattan mansion while preserving its historic elegance.
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April 27, 2023

This $4.9M unicorn of a Williamsburg townhouse has a guest suite, garage, art studio, and roof deck

If you've got $4,900,000, you don't have to choose between an artist's loft and a townhouse with room for guests or tenants, or between city living and having a garage. This rare north Brooklyn townhouse at 394 Union Avenue in the heart of Williamsburg offers two floors of townhouse living with plenty of flexibility. There's garage parking, a huge art/music studio, a guest suite with its own kitchen, and plenty of outdoor terrace space for entertaining.
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April 25, 2023

This colorful $3.25M Harlem townhouse was the home of DC Comics head Jenette Kahn

This Georgian Revival-style townhouse at 234 West 138th Street on Harlem's historic Strivers' Row appears elegant and unassuming from the outside, but the four-story home's interiors tell a more colorful story. Asking $3,250,000, the stately–but hardly stodgy–townhouse was the longtime residence of comic book editor and publisher Jenette Kahn, who served as president of DC Comics and MAD Magazine for over 26 years. The art-filled–and artfully curated–home's current resident is a movie producer, so the creative energy remains.
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April 14, 2023

One of the last remaining privately owned townhouses on Washington Square Park asks $30M

Filled with unique opportunities both financial and residential, this stately five-story brick townhouse is also an opportunity to own a piece of New York City history. Asking $29,950,000, the five-unit building at 26 Washington Square North, spanning 8,750 square feet from bottom to top, is among the last remaining privately owned townhouses fronting Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village.
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March 21, 2023

Take the elevator or the hand-crafted stair to all six floors of this $26M Upper West Side townhouse

Begin living immediately–no renovation necessary–in a home that has been luxuriously reimagined by its current owner as a five-story-plus-cellar townhouse masterpiece with an unparalleled level of comfort, within the peerless borders of Manhattan's Upper West Side. This 7,111-square-foot urban mansion contains six bedrooms, seven baths, and two powder rooms. At its heart is a hand-crafted curving staircase. Asking $26,000,000, 248 West 71st Street stands less than two blocks from Central Park, Riverside Park, and the Hudson River. In addition to an iconic address on a historic block, the townhouse boasts front and back gardens, gas and wood-burning fireplaces, private terraces, and endless custom fixtures and finishes. In addition to the graceful stair, all floors can be accessed by a commercial-grade high-speed walnut-clad elevator.
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March 16, 2023

Dine and stargaze from a glass atrium in this historic $7.75M Village townhouse

One of a row of historic townhouses in Manhattan's West Village, this four-story townhouse at 122 West Washington Place is asking $7,750,000. The home once belonged to the late British runway model Stella Tennant, who renovated the brick-fronted townhouse and created its glass-roofed atrium above an extension at the south-facing rear facade.
Greenwich Village townhouse tour, this way
March 1, 2023

This $2M Ditmas Park two-family home is historic and updated, with four-car parking and a yard

This two-family house at 986 Ocean Avenue in Ditmas Park is updated and ready for living and rental income as a triplex with an upper duplex unit, all while retaining its early-20th-century charm. Asking $1,999,000, the 4,305-square-foot home is in the heart of Victorian Flatbush, surrounded by the neighborhood's lovely architecture as well as its restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops. With plenty of covetable yard space, the home has the added bonus of space for four cars, with two driveway parking spots and a two-car garage.
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February 10, 2023

For $2.1M, this beautiful townhouse in Hudson will make you feel like you never left Brooklyn

From the bold geometric-tile vestibule to the designer print wallpaper and statement marble kitchen, this sweet upstate home at 516 Warren Street in Hudson, New York is every bit the elegant city townhouse–without the city. At the center of the small-town atmosphere in the sought-after upstate village, this 1882 Queen Anne Victorian, asking $2,100,000, reflects a keen design eye and a nose for the best interior trends of today. The masterfully-restored three-story home has made great use of the compact space, while preserving its historic details, including original tin ceilings, Second Empire light fixtures, onyx mantels, and original crown molding.
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February 9, 2023

This $10M historic wood-frame in Brooklyn Heights is one of the neighborhood’s oldest homes

Listed for a Heights-priced $9,950,000, this compact wood-frame home at 69 Orange Street makes up in history and location what it may lack in size. Charming inside and out, the 1829 townhouse on a covetable, picturesque "fruit street" is on the market for the first time in nearly a century. Though the home could use some TLC from what we can see, there are plenty of period details, and it has been equipped with a central A/C and a washer and dryer.
Brooklyn history, this way
February 7, 2023

For $5.6M, the perfect Park Slope brownstone, from the bay windows to the backyard

Built in 1888 by architect William Flanagan as one of 10 four-story townhomes with curving bay windows, 854 President Street is among the prettiest homes in historic Park Slope. Located a block from Prospect Park, the two-family home, asking $5,600,000, is the picture of Brooklyn brownstone elegance. Although modernized with central air, updated electrical wiring, and plumbing, the 4,200-square-foot, six-bedroom home's interiors offer a wealth of exquisite period detail.
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January 20, 2023

Everything’s big in this $3.75M Ditmas Park home, from the porch to the yard, driveway and garage

This three-story house on a corner lot in historic Ditmas Park offers a perfect way to enjoy a lush yard, a sprawling wrap-around porch, a long driveway, and a spacious garage while living in the middle of bustling Brooklyn. Inside, you'll find 7,480 square feet of living space with eight bedrooms and a finished basement, all with historic details beautifully preserved and renovated for 21st-century living. Built in 1909, the Flatbush townhouse is asking $3,750,000.
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January 11, 2023

Tech and media power couple’s West Village townhouse asks $11M

Who wouldn't want a townhouse in the West Village with a $2.5 million renovation and a glass-enclosed rooftop office and deck? Beth Comstock, the current owner of the house at 62 Jane Street, has been lucky enough to live in the five-story home since she and her husband, tech executive Chris Travers, bought it for $5.75 million in 2012. Comstock was the first woman to be named vice chair of General Electric, a position she held after a long career as a media executive. The couple has listed the property for $10.995 million, the Wall Street Journal reports.
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January 10, 2023

Civil rights lawyer William Kunstler’s former Village townhouse sells for $6.5M

The Greenwich Village townhouse of late civil rights attorney William Kunstler sold last month for $6,500,000, according to CityRealty. Kunstler, who famously defended the Chicago Seven, Malcolm X, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and others, and his wife, attorney Margaret Ratner Kunstler, paid $225,000 for the townhouse in 1981, as the Wall Street Journal reported. Located at 13 Gay Street, the four-story brick Greek Revival townhouse was built in 1844 and retains the same 19th-century charm of its neighbors.
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January 6, 2023

Everyone can have their own room in this charming $2M Brooklyn house with parking and a yard

For just under $2 million–$1,995,000, to be exact–this detached house at 525 East 3rd Street in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn has plenty of room for family and friends, plus a deck, a front porch and a spacious yard and parking for three cars. The four-bedroom Victorian home is sun-filled and bright, with original details like heart-of-pine floors, stained glass windows, and ceiling medallions and moldings.
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January 3, 2023

Take the elevator from the pool to the home theater and wine bar in this $17.5M UWS townhouse

Though it comes with its own luxuries, townhouse living often means sacrificing perks like an elevator, pool, and gym. This $17.5 million Central Park West home at 45 West 70th Street has just about everything you could want, all under one gracious, Neo-Romanesque roof. Built in 1891, the house has been thoroughly renovated from stem to stern with every of-the-moment design flourish and 21st-century amenity–including a 33-foot-long, six-foot deep freshwater lap pool/jacuzzi in the cellar.
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December 22, 2022

This $10.7M brick townhouse reflects the history and luxury of the surrounding West Village neighborhood

Built in 1846, this move-in ready Greek Revival townhouse at 53 Jane Street, asking $10,725,000, is one among many graceful, classic brick homes on a pretty West Village street. Behind the original brick facade and stone stoop with cast iron railings, the home's interiors are a contemporary showcase of newly-installed luxury, from the fully-appointed chef's kitchen to the glazed rear wall overlooking the back patio. A one-bedroom garden-level apartment can be integrated into the triplex above, or used as a separate unit for income, guest quarters, or a home office.
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November 8, 2022

For $7M, a centuries-old Soho townhouse with intact original details and private outdoor spaces

In the midst of Soho's industrial-era lofts and their modern-era lookalikes, the landmarked brick townhouse at 83 Sullivan Street is a rare representation of 19th-century charm. Built on what was formerly Dutch colonial farmland and later part of a parcel of land owned by Aaron Burr, this 3,590-square-foot townhouse has retained its original moldings and doors. In addition to two interior units, this historic property features three separate private outdoor spaces.
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October 31, 2022

This $3.5M new-construction Red Hook townhouse has a pool, a driveway, and a huge rooftop terrace

This 10-room home at 115a King Street in the charming Brooklyn waterfront enclave of Red Hook has townhouse proportions and the turnkey elements offered by new construction. Asking $3,499,000, the four-bedroom, 2,722-square-foot townhouse has a few features rarely found in any New York City home, including a private pool, a driveway, and a massive roof terrace with an outdoor cinema.
Backyard pool parties, this way
October 17, 2022

Brooklyn Heights modernist landmark Merz house is back on the market for $5.85M after total renovation

The modernist townhouse at 44 Willow Place in Brooklyn Heights is a New York City icon. Designed by renowned architects Joseph and Mary Merz in 1965, it is one of a trio of distinctive townhouses on a secluded historic Brooklyn Heights street known by locals as Willowtown. A true trophy home for lovers of modernism, the property was recently given a gut renovation while preserving its landmarked facade. Within the 3,036-square-foot house are three bedrooms, a 21st-century kitchen, artfully-designed living, dining and home office spaces, and a private garage. The reimagined home is asking $5,850,000.
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