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exposed brick walls, Apartment Living 101

6sqft’s series Apartment Living 101 is aimed at helping New Yorkers navigate the challenges of creating a happy home in the big city. This week we offer up ideas for decorating exposed brick walls without drilling.

Exposed brick is one of the most common architectural elements in NYC apartments — even otherwise bland spaces often feature the material. Though it offers tons of character, it can make decorating quite challenging since drilling into brick isn’t the easiest task. Renters especially have a tough time, as putting holes in a brick wall can be a big no-no for landlords. But 6sqft has come up with 10 ways to dress up such walls, no drill necessary. Thanks to decor like string lights and ladders, you’ll never have to stare at a blank brick wall again.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Nolita, Soho

284 Lafayette Street, John Rochester Thomas, Surrogates Court, Squadron Armory, exposed wooden beams, exposed brick, skylights, original maple floors, high ceilings, children's wing, Million Dollar listing, aisha carter

Maybe we’ve just been watching too much Discovery Channel, but when you see a fun and quirky detail like a rhino head in the kitchen you can’t help but want to take a look. That’s one of the reasons we are so drawn to this industrial loft at 284 Lafayette Street, asking $4.995 million. This flexible three-to-four-bedroom loft features eight oversized windows, skylights, exposed brick, high ceilings, and original maple floors. The co-op also has enough built-ins for an expansive literary collection.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Williamsburg

337 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg studio loft, close to water

This Williamsburg loft at 337 Kent Avenue is what Brooklyn living is all about: spacious, filled with character, and begging for interesting use of wall space like creating artwork out of hanging clothing or accessories. This is what real New York looks like—and you just have to shell out $3,500 a month to experience it.

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Cool Listings, Fort Greene, Interiors

Get Transcendent in This Fort Greene Studio for $3K/Month

By Aisha Carter, Wed, February 18, 2015

Adelphi Street b/w Willoughby and Dekalb Avenues, Gothic Revival former place of worship, modern bathroom

They say “cleanliness is next to godliness.” Well, if that’s the case, living in this sparkling former place of worship is probably sitting in godliness’s lap. That’s what this cool Gothic Revival studio offers for $2,995 per month. And as a bonus, you’ll be able to walk the paths of former Fort Greene resident, Walt Whitman.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings, Interiors

You Can Live Right by the High Line for Just $550K

By Aisha Carter, Thu, February 5, 2015

333 West 21st Street, apartments near Chelsea, High Line Park, exposed brick, bookshelves

Here’s a cute one-bedroom apartment at 333 West 21st Street near the High Line, asking $550,000. The home has attractive features like wood beamed ceilings and exposed brick walls, and with enough wall space to hang a multitude of pictures and a décor that’s vaguely reminiscent of the Golden Girls, this charmer is definitely worth a look.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Tribeca

165 Duane Street, Duane Park Lofts, Duane Park

A charming two-bedroom unit at Duane Park Lofts in Tribeca is back on the market, asking $2.095 million. This return marks the second price drop for the pad, which initially asked $2.5 million. The 1,350-square-foot loft has a floor plan that makes the most of its eastern exposures. Unfortunately that means the second bedroom is a windowless interior space, but quintessential loft features, a prime location and room for a second bathroom make this space worth a look.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Tribeca

110 Duane Street, build your own dream home, penthouse combo, two landscaped terraces,

Two duplex penthouses at 110 Duane Street Lofts are still sitting on the market nearly six months after they were first listed. A $1 million drop puts the new asking price at $8.999 million. The potential ultimate “trophy residence” promises 4,550 square feet of combined interior space, along with over 2,300 square feet of landscaped outdoor space in the form of two private roof terraces. The updated listing also includes a proposed combination floor plan (subject to board and city approval) to spark the imagination of prospective buyers. So come with architect and interior designer in tow for a stream of endless possibilities.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper West Side 

255 West 92nd Street, irrigated rooftop terrace with pergola, country chic renovation

We dare you not to fall in love with this adorable penthouse condo at 255 West 92nd Street. This gorgeous 1,178-square-foot renovated pad brings a little country chic to the city, and its additional 800-square-foot rooftop terrace is sure to be a welcome retreat from the city that never sleeps.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Noho

Charming Nikolai Katz-Designed Noho Loft Asks $5 Million

By Aisha Carter, Tue, October 21, 2014

27 Bleecker Street, Nikolai Katz design, cast-iron columns

An adorable two-bedroom renovated loft, designed by Nikolai Katz, has just popped up on the market, asking $4.895 million. The 2,200-square-foot pad is basically the best of all worlds, with original details and modern updates, and a prime Noho location.

There are actually a few proposed options for this flexible floor plan. Each one makes the most of the natural light provided from the home’s oversized, northern and southern-facing windows. An open living space showcases many of the loft’s original details, such as exposed brick walls, 10-foot ceilings, exposed beams and a cast-iron column.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper West Side 

316 West 82nd Street, Riverside Park, old-world touches, roof deck

Something about this charming pre-war co-op at 316 West 82nd Street makes us feel like we’re on the set of a Woody Allen film. The two-bedroom pad is nostalgic for its 1910 inception with graceful lines, exposed brick, and quiet views of the well-maintained early twentieth century buildings outside the windows.

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