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Celebrities, Fort Greene, Recent Sales

Former Fort Greene home of Notorious B.I.G. sells for $2M

By Devin Gannon, Tue, December 21, 2021

All photos courtesy of Compass

After just over three months on the market, the Fort Greene home that once belonged to the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. sold last week for $2,000,000, as the New York Post first reported. Located at 159 Carlton Avenue, the two-bedroom duplex sits within a former stable building and underwent a major renovation by the current owner, a well-known costume designer. The home, which is where Biggie lived when he released his iconic 1994 album “Ready to Die,” was listed for $1,700,000 in September.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

Photo credit: Allyson Lubow for The Corcoran Group

Asking $1,825,000, this two-bedroom co-op duplex at 49 East 12th Street in Greenwich Village is perfect for star-gazers and urban gardeners. A prime location near Union Square makes this pre-war penthouse a find, but the primary bedroom’s solarium effect and a bi-level private roof deck are the details that truly shine.

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Cool Listings, Tribeca

Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

At a vast 5,499 square feet, this new-to-market Tribeca penthouse at 37 Warren Street is nothing short of a modern sky mansion, wrapped with an outdoor terrace for al fresco living and watching your garden grow. On the market for $19,995,000, the two-floor condo has four bedrooms, five full baths, two half baths, and pristine interiors designed by Steven Harris Architects.

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Bed Stuy, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of The InHouse Group.

This one-bedroom garden duplex unit in a collection of five condo residences at 394 Kosciuszko Street in Brooklyn’s Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood offers plenty of space for living and recreation. In addition to a full lower level, there’s a backyard oasis that’s perfect for outdoor living, complete with a cook station, wet bar, and fridge.

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Cool Listings, Greenpoint

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Think that’s a lot for well under $1 million? You wouldn’t be wrong. And you also wouldn’t be realizing that, in addition, you’re getting two full bathrooms, good closet space, a washer/dryer, and a nearly 320-square-foot full-floor bedroom. Located at 198 Monitor Street in Greenpoint, it’s asking $875,000.

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Cool Listings, East Village

Listing photos by MW Studio for The Corcoran Group

This penthouse in the East Village is stunningly gorgeous, there’s no arguing that. But the exact style is so unique it’s hard to pinpoint. The current owner, interior designer Alfredo Paredes (a 33-year veteran of Ralph Lauren Corp.) describes his oasis as “bohemian, yet industrial,” though we’re also getting major Spanish Mission/Santa Barbara vibes. Located at 235 East 11th Street, the two-bedroom duplex has treetop views of St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery across the street, as well as a 960-square-foot terrace from which to enjoy them.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Fort Greene

Listing photos courtesy of Compass

Not far from the Clinton Hill apartment where he grew up, the former Fort Greene home of the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. and his wife Faith Evens has hit the market for $1.7 million, as the NY Post reported. The two-bedroom duplex is located in a former stable building at 159 Carlton Avenue and is today owned by a well-known costume designer who infused the apartment with a gorgeous mix of historic architecture, art, and stylish upgrades. According to the Post, Biggie Smalls released his famous album “Ready to Die” while living here in 1994.

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Cool Listings, Hudson Square

Listing photos by Evan Joseph

This duplex penthouse at 497 Greenwich Street has 3,560 square feet of interior space and a whopping 1,650 square feet of outdoor space. The latter is spread out over one long terrace, two small balconies, and a full roof deck with sweeping views of the Hudson River down to the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty. And thanks to a unique facade of double-height glass, these views can be enjoyed from inside, too. The three-bedroom home is on the market for $10 million.

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Cool Listings, Soho

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

The geometric, floating staircase at this Soho loft looks like something straight out of a M.C. Escher print, clearly the highlight of the 2,476-square-foot duplex. Located at 118 Wooster Street, the former United Brush Manufactories building, the home has two-three bedrooms, exposed brick, and floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s on the market for $5,250,000.

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Cool Listings, Soho

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

It’s pretty rare that the bathrooms in an apartment are just as photogenic as the rest of the place, but every single space in this Soho loft is colorful, full of patterns, and intentionally playful. And it’s no surprise considering the 6,000-square-foot condo was designed by Ken Fulk, who counts among his projects Major Food Group’s top restaurants, including Carbone in Miami, Sadelle’s in Soho and Vegas, and the Crown Club at Barclays Center. Fulk describes the five-bedroom duplex as “part city townhouse and part country manor house.” Located at 151 Wooster Street, it’s on the market for $17,995,000.

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