Interiors

Cool Listings, Financial District, Interiors

40 Broad Street, Setai, Cool listing, condo, furnished condo for rent, rentals, views, water views, husdon river views, chandelier, murano, sauna, pool table, fidi, financial district

This 3,500-square-foot penthouse atop the Setai Wall Street at 40 Broad Street in the Financial District is a stunning home by NYC standards, but the condominium also includes a world tour’s worth of collected fixtures. The two-bedroom penthouse belongs to Alex Birkenstock–scion of the trendy-crunchy European sandal family–who bought the posh pad in 2011 for just under $6 million. An attempt was made in 2104 to sell the apartment for $13 million as 6sqft previously reported. But even after being eventually chopped to $9 million, the pad still doesn’t appear to have changed hands. Now it’s for rent for $19,995 a month, amazing spin-the-compass collections and all. For starters, there’s a 1,000-pound steel and brass safe bought from the Bank of France…

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Soho

104 Wooster Street, Cool Listing, Soho, Lofts, Loft for sale, Barry Levinson, Rain Man, Celebrities, manhattan loft for sale, interiors

This 3,162 square-foot three-bedroom loft at 104 Wooster Street hits all the high notes when it comes to just-right modern interior design and what we love about lovely Soho lofts. With interiors, according to the listing, “by the same designer as Barneys,” the apartment last changed hands in 2012 for $5.35 million (below its $5.7M ask) to a partner in a commercial law firm; it looks to have gotten its expertly turned-out design upgrade since then–perhaps part of the reason for the $3M price-bump.

Ascending by key-locked elevator to the fourth floor of this eight-unit boutique condo building on a quintessential Soho block, you’ll immediately notice the light from a wall of windows and the presence of condo comforts like central air, built-in speakers and a home automation system. For celebrity cred, Academy Award-winning director Barry Levinson (“Rain Man,” “Diner,” “Bugsy”) owns a loft two floors below.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

563 Park Avenue, cool listings, upper east side, manhattan co-op for sale, Nancy Novogrod, House and Garden, Travel and Leisure

If you’re fan of the elegant, old-fashioned Upper East Side, pre-war co-ops and stylishly-decorated interiors, you can’t go wrong with this five-room, two-bedroom-plus home at 563 Park Avenue. The seller is the former editor-in-chief of Travel + Leisure magazine (and before that, Condé Nast’s House & Garden, where she replaced Anna Wintour as EIC), Nancy Novogrod and her husband, John, an estate attorney; so we’d expect that show-house-worthy interiors are a given.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Tribeca

2 North Moore, Cool listing, Tribeca, Modern Townhouse, Mansion, Urban Mansion, Lap pool, garage, NYC mansion for sale

When you think about a home with a pool, a full-house backup generator and a three-car garage, downtown Manhattan probably isn’t the first location you think of–but this off-the-hook urban mansion at 2 North Moore Street in the heart of Tribeca could rival many a compound in the Hamptons. The turnkey billionaire’s bunker was built in 2008 and purchased in 2010 by financier Mark Zittman for $24 million, who hit recycle and put it back on the market unchanged in 2014 for $48M; after having no luck finding a buyer, the price was reduced to $46 million, 50-foot skylit lap pool pool, three-car garage and all. Now, with a $1.5M reduction, the search continues.

The fact that you could fit an entire hotel inside this 11,200 square-foot dusky-hued modern masterpiece (whose facade actually does resemble a chic downtown boutique hotel a bit) will surely appeal to someone, though there’s definitely a limited market for eight-figure suburb-in-the-city dwellings, so it may take a while.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings

365 West 19th Street, Cool listing, Chelsea, NYC co-op for sale, Interiors, Contemporary Interiors, Penthouse

We don’t know the exact size of this Chelsea duplex-plus-roof-deck penthouse at 365 West 19th Street, but it’s configured as a one-bedroom with office space, and from the floor plan there’s not much extra room to spare. That said, the spaces that have been created in this out-of-the-box home are as easy on the eyes as they’d be to live in. And its price tag of $1.5 million—especially given its prime location and architectural uniqueness—seems almost reasonable.

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Design, Interiors, Williamsburg

Williamsburg Loft, Elizabeth Roberts, Ensemble Architecture, Chef's Kitchen, Live/work

After years of searching for an industrial space to use as a studio and a comfortable home, a married couple—he’s a chef and food writer, she’s a sculptor—transformed this 3,500 square-foot ground-floor Williamsburg Loft into a well-balanced live/work space that includes a top tier kitchen and plenty of light and space for creating art.

See how a creative couple makes use of this versatile, comfortable space

Architecture, Interiors, Windsor Terrace

Exterior of Reeve Place house designed by Barker Freeman

Row after row of wood-framed houses fill the quaint, tree-lined streets of Brooklyn’s Windsor Park neighborhood. Many are decades old and like this cozy home on Reeve Place, require a bit of a face-lift after many years of wear and tear.

In 2013, the owners enlisted the architects at Brooklyn’s Barker Freeman Design Office to give the semi-detached house a makeover, complete with a brand new wood-paneled exterior.

See how they mix the old with the new straight ahead

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Features, Furniture, Interiors

5 Incredible Home Furnishings You’ll Love

By Jon Dioffa, Fri, April 11, 2014

5 home furnishings you will love

Looking to add a little something extra to your interior space? We’ve sought out five brag-worthy statement pieces that are sure induce envy amongst your friends. From a couch that converts into a punching bag to an amazing ‘lucid mirror’ that will bring heavenly clouds into your living room, click through our gallery for five truly unique home furnishings.

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