duplexes

Celebrities, Cool Listings, yorkville

130 East End Avenue, Irving Berlin apartment, Irving Berlin Upper East Side, Yorkville co-ops

Growing up at the turn of the century on the Lower East Side, which was then home to the Yiddish Rialto (the largest Yiddish theater in the world at the time), is how legendary Hollywood songwriter Irving Berlin was first exposed to music and theater. But later in life, he moved his family uptown, first to Sutton Place and then to 130 East End Avenue, an Emory Roth-designed co-op in Yorkville right across from Carl Schurz Park. He lived in the penthouse duplex, which biographer Laurence Bergreen described as “a formal, stately dwelling with impressive views of the East River,” from 1931 to 1944. Now, the still-stately and “One of a Kind” home has just hit the market for $7.9 million.

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Cool Listings, East Village, Interiors

Lovers of half-legal, barely livable but totally adorable East Village boltholes, step right this way. This two-story hideaway at 121 East 10th Street, tucked into the Saint Mark’s Historic District, is a short walk from all of your favorite things to do, and also in a pretty building–one that’s apparently filled with adorable East Village boho duplex caves–on an absolutely gorgeous street. It’s basically a duplex studio with its lower half seriously below-grade–but it sure looks cozy down there.

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Design, Interiors, Manhattan

This 3,000-square-foot, four-bedroom duplex loft was totally transformed by Resolution: 4 Architecture, who sums up their Manhattan project as “white, bright, light, and tight.” To house a young family of four, the firm renovated the upper level into a communal space, lined with hidden storage and centered by a sculptural spiral staircase that leads to the bedrooms below. The striking, modern interiors may not necessarily look family friendly, but the firm says “the home was designed with family, play, and the production of art in mind.”

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Interiors, Tribeca

Located in the heart of Tribeca, a stylish duplex at 161 Hudson Street is for sale at an asking price of $20 million. The spacious five-bedroom penthouse was formerly owned by comedian Jon Stewart, who sold the home in 2014 for $17.5 million, as LLNYC learned. The home boasts 6,280 square feet, which includes a large living room, media room, library and access to a rooftop that has incredible views of Downtown Manhattan.

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Cool Listings, East Village, Interiors

125 East 12th Street, East Village, Cool Listings,

This unique and dramatic two-bedrooom East Village duplex at 125 East 12th Street might not be quite as awe-inspiring as this East Village pad that has a retractable facade, but with its 16-foot ceilings, massive wall of windows and flexible spaces in every direction it reminds us a little of why these customized lofts are so cool. That other super-tall air-loft sold for $2.4 million three years ago; this one’s asking $2.995 million right now. The latter has a lot more space, central air, a roof deck, an elevator and a doorman–and it’s in a very cool-looking 1900-era loft building called The Zachary, which is pretty impressive all on its own.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Park Slope

This Park Slope duplex is located just one block from Prospect Park and Grand Army Plaza, and chock full of prewar details inside. Taking up two floors of a historic brownstone at 85 8th Avenue, the rooms are lined with detailed stained glass, the original moldings, hardwood floors with an incredible walnut inlay, and painted brick walls. In the wintertime there’s a working fireplace, and for the summer there’s a private deck. For such a dreamy Park Slope offering, something that’s sure to make old house lovers swoon, it’ll cost $1.095 million.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, yorkville

Yorkville has long been considered one of Manhattan’s more affordable uptown neighborhoods–although that’s been changing in recent years–but here’s a neighborhood pad that’s not priced too high. For $695,000 you’ll get a one-bedroom duplex within the historic brownstone at 421 East 84th Street. The upper floor boasts two large windows and a wood burning fireplace, while the lower level has enough space to fit a king-sized bed and other furniture. Plus, it’s located just a few blocks away from the new Second Avenue subway station at 86th Street.

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Cool Listings, Financial District, Interiors

This FiDi duplex was designed to impress. Location within a historic brick townhouse at 150 Beekman Street, the interior of the apartment has been completely modernized. You might say the apartment offers the best of both worlds: cobblestone streets and a historic facade, as well as a modern, open layout with luxury finishes throughout the interior. For five bedrooms, four bathrooms and 3,232 square feet, it is now asking $5.795 million.

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Boerum Hill, Cool Listings, Interiors

433 Pacific Street, Boerum Hill townhouse, Brooklyn brownstone real estate

If you love the historic aesthetic of the Brooklyn brownstone, this Boerum Hill duplex will charm you. It’s located on the top two floors of 433 Pacific Street, a 19th century rowhouse that’s well intact. Any renter willing to pay $6,100 a month will have the benefit of living alongside two working fireplaces with marble mantlepieces, refinsihed original wide-plank floors and the original moldings. The listing says the space boasts “wonderful character,” and we can’t disagree.

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Cool Listings, East Village, Interiors, Quirky Homes

$625K boho duplex is a cave-like East Village hideaway

By Michelle Cohen, Fri, April 14, 2017

The listing for this quirky little bohemian bolthole at 121 East 10th Street, near the iconic St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery, uses words like “special,” “handpicked” and “salvaged,” and there’s a reason beyond salesmanship. Looking at this enchanted mini-loft does, in fact, make us feel “transported to another time and place.” Another time, at least: The place is the old East Village of legend. Who knows, this could even be the apartment that invented exposed brick.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

It’s been two-and-a-half years since Rosie O’Donnell sold her chic Greenwich Village penthouse for $9 million, presumably spending more time at her other home in Nyack. But it looks like she’s ready to move back to NYC, as the Post says that she’s been house hunting on the Upper West Side. O’Donnell reportedly checked out a $5.75 million spread at the historic artist co-op 27 West 67th Street–part of the West 67th Street Artists’ Colony History District. The ultra-mod duplex is currently owned by internationally famed artist Abby Leigh, whose late husband was Tony-winning “Man of La Mancha” composer Mitch Leigh.

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Battery Park City, Celebrities, Cool Listings

Two years ago, Tyra Banks put her gigantic Battery Park City pad on the rental market for $50,000 a month, but the Times now reports that she’s decided to part ways with it completely, listing the 7,000-square-foot Riverhouse duplex for $17.5 million. Banks, who welcomed her first child last year, is spending most of her time at her homes in Los Angeles and Northern California since her new makeup line is headquartered in LA and both of her hosting gigs–for “America’s Got Talent” and “America’s Next Top Model”–also film there. She did, however, tell the Times that she’ll miss “the feeling of having a home in the sky.”

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

The penthouse at Trump Park Avenue has been on and off the market for an entire decade, first listing for $45 million in 2007, and now returning for $35 million. As LL NYC reports, the President transferred ownership of the 6,278-square-foot apartment in January to the Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust, of which he’s the exclusive beneficiary. The massive duplex is as ornate as you’d expect from Trump, complete with 22 arched windows, custom tray ceilings with intricate moldings and dripping crystal chandeliers, bathrooms bathed in marble, and two large terraces with panoramic views.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

14 East 75th Street

In an architecturally striking 1929 apartment building designed by George F. Pelham, among the elegant residences of tree-lined 75th Street half a block from Central Park, this unique two-floor co-op at 14 East 75th Street is the picture of Upper East Side perfection. Set up as a “classic six,” dramatic details like sixteen vertical feet of windows go beyond classic. According to the listing this duplex, asking $3.85 million, is the first available in the building in 20 years.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Midtown East

Clive Davis, five-time Grammy Award-winning producer and current chief creative officer of Sony Music Entertainment, has an estimated net worth of $800 million, and when you’ve got that kind of cash, you can apparently buy seven-figure trophy co-ops and never live in them. Which is exactly what LL NYC reports he did at 465 Park Avenue, where in 2015 he bought two units for $3.4 million and combined them into one sprawling duplex. He then enlisted designer Greg Schriefer to create a contemporary and artistic version of a classic New York residence, and now that the renovations have been completed and that “things changed” for the unknown family member for whom he bought the home, it’s hit the market for $7.8 million.

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