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Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

130 East 64th Street, Edward Durell Stone, MoMA, artistic stone grill with geometric shapes

Apparently, living in a landmarked townhouse designed by the same architect responsible for the MoMA is not as appealing to buyers as you would think. The Edward Durell Stone-designed home at 130 East 64th Street has been on the market for over a year now, with its asking price steadily declining from a $9.995 million price tag to $7.5 million, and it’s still sitting. But this four-story house is no stranger to mixed reviews.

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Architecture, Green Design, Interiors, West Village 

Lubrano Clavarra Architects West Village Townhouse

This elegant West Village townhouse was recently renovated by Lubrano Ciavarra Architects, a Brooklyn-based firm founded by Anne Marie Lubrano and Lea Ciavarra in 1999. Nestled on a beautiful tree-lined street, it boasts a rich brick exterior and plenty of original details.  The 2,900-square-foot home’s design is a cool combination of modern, clean textiles and a very unique approach to incorporating nature in and outside of the house.

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Interiors, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

435 East 87th Street

Massive townhouses that have received a modern overhaul can often feel cold and museum-like, but this Upper East Side stunner has managed to maintain its warm, cozy feel after getting a state-of-the-art contemporary upgrade from two-family home to one.

Located at 435 East 87th Street, the five-story, six-bedroom home just sold for an impressive $8.9 million, according to city records. It was built in 1901, but its 6,500-square-foot interior has been completely reimagined as the ultimate “luxury entertainers’ home.” The classic décor, along with touches of the home’s history like crown moldings and a sweeping staircase, make it pretty clear why the new owners dropped such a pretty penny.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors, Upper West Side 

Landmark West End Avenue Townhouse Wants $11M

By Aisha Carter, Fri, December 5, 2014

351 West End Avenue, Lamb & Rich, West End-Collegiate Historic district

One of Lamb & Rich’s original townhouses in the West End-Collegiate Historic District is resolving to find a new owner in the New Year. The flexible 6,875-square-foot layout can either be a sprawling 6-8 bedroom single-family mansion, or a spacious quadruplex with a separate garden duplex rental. Add to that late 19th century original details and modern updates, and this could be the perfect home for anybody…with $10.9 million in their pocket.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors, Upper West Side 

145 West 88th Street, renaissance revival, Louis Finkelstein and Gretna Campbell, original detail

An exclusive four-story townhome on one of Manhattan’s most attractive blocks has just popped up on the market, asking literally $5 less than $7 million. The Renaissance Revival home was built in 1890 by McDowell & Henry and still retains its unique Eastlake style details with four original fireplaces, historic wood shutters, and a stained glass skylight over the stairs. And that’s just the beginning.

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Architecture, Chelsea, Design, Interiors

Chelsea Townhouse, Archi-Tectonics, gut renovation, glass skylight, garden extension

The renovation of this beautiful West Side property was made possible by the design team from Chelsea‘s very own respected architecture firm, Archi-Tectonics. This project included the addition of  a garden extension, two floors, and a rooftop terrace. The client, who is a fashion designer, wanted the home to reflect a “textured” or layered approach in its design, and the cool, narrative style does just that.

The contemporary renovation was completed in 2011, when the original 3,400-square-foot brownstone–also a New York City landmark–was extended by 550 feet with the addition of the new garden space to create a residence that was light and airy.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper West Side 

upper west side townhouse, 139 West 87th Street, upper west side brownstone

Nothing says the Upper West Side quite like images of quaint townhouses above sidewalks of tree-lined streets, and this beautiful brownstone up for sale fits right in. Located at 139 West 87th Street, the grand, recently restored property is in perfect move-in condition. The home includes approximately 4,000 square feet, 4-6 bedrooms and an abundance of luxurious and historic details. The current asking price for this classic piece of New York architecture is $8.75 million.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Soho

53 Greene Street, indoor/outdoor living, Soho’s historic Cast Iron District

Don’t be fooled by this penthouse’s carefree appearance. The 3,510-square-foot duplex is one of the last units standing in the meticulous conversion at 53 Greene Street, and it’s commanding quite a premium at $14.05 million, a whopping $4,000 per square foot.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upper East Side

Beautiful Upper East Side Fairytale Mansion Now $2M Less

By Rebecca Paul, Tue, November 11, 2014

5 East 53rd Street - fairy tale townhouse, medieval townhouse upper east side, Lynn Jawitz

The fairy tale of New York City is constantly unfolding, and this one-of-a-kind Upper East Side townhouse will surely set the scene for a romantic urban happily ever after. This home, originally built in 1893 by A. B. Ogden and Son, is located at 5 East 93rd Street, a stone’s throw away from 5th Avenue and Central Park. Within the last few years the entire property was completely restored, and the elaborate detailing that went into the design of this home is immaculate. The listing price for this property is $17.95 million—and yep, if you’ve been following, it’s dropped almost $2 million from its February listing price.

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adaptive reuse, Historic Homes, Tribeca

Tribeca Loft, Location: New York NY, Architect: Andrew Franz Architect

Architect Andrew Franz is known for his nature-inspired designs, and he has successfully infused his signature aesthetic into the tranquil interior of this Tribeca home. Franz transformed a 19th century Manhattan soap factory into what is now a gorgeous example of adaptive reuse. The designer’s goal for this project was to create the feeling of being outdoors when inside the walls of the Romanesque Revival building, while also maintaining as much of the original structure as possible. By combining modern clean lines and open spaces with rustic wooden columns and raw brick walls, Franz creates a visual narrative celebrating the preservation of something old in the creation of something new and beautiful.

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