outdoor space

Celebrities, Chelsea, Recent Sales

When actor Stephen Dorff put his Chelsea penthouse on the market for $3 million in March of last year, 6sqft described it as “party-ready,” thanks to an 850-square-foot roof terrace complete with wet bar/kitchen and outdoor shower. But it looks like “The Power of One,” “Blade,” and “Somewhere” star is officially saying goodbye to his bachelor pad days, as the Observer reports that he’s unloaded the duplex at 251 West 19th Street for $2.7 million.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Red Hook

168 Coffey Street, Red Hook rowhouse, brick house Red Hook

What Red Hook lacks in accessibility it certainly makes up for in charm, and this lovely two-family rowhouse at 168 Coffey Street is definitely worth some extra travel time. Built in 1867 as one of seven similar houses on the cobblestone block, it boasts a brick facade, quaint front garden, and a large backyard. Plus, if you don’t mind commuting on the open seas, the $2.5 million home is just five blocks from the NYC Ferry stop.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

988 Fifth Avenue, Upper East Side, Cool listings, penthouse

Grace Kelly once lived in this Upper East Side co-op building at 988 Fifth Avenue, known as one of Manhattan’s most exclusive addresses, designed by J. E. R. Carpenter in an Italian Renaissance-palazzo-style and to have just one apartment per floor. In this case, the massive penthouse actually occupies two of those floors. And considering it’s renting for $100,000 a month, we’d expect no less. The listing compares it to hotel living, and while the level of services and perks–the cashmere-upholstered dressing room, two wrap-around terraces, an outdoor bar, spa, guest suites, weekly flowers and laundry service just for starters–certainly match that in any international hotel, the dizzying views from every corner remind us more of a first-class seat on an international flight.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Williamsburg

This Williamsburg property comes from a row of townhomes along North 9th Street originally built in the 1870s for dockworkers. Those days are long gone, and the three-bedroom home is now asking $1.995 million. The interior, admittedly, isn’t stunning–as the listing says, you’ll need to “bring your architect and/or designer to realize this property’s full potential.” But the house does come with a prime ‘burg location, air rights to build an addition, and a wonderfully deep, lush backyard garden.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Nolita

14 Prince Street, Nolita, cool listings, rentals, penthouse

This effervescent and efficient top-floor apartment at 14 Prince Street in chic downtown boutique district Nolita has just arrived on the rental market. For $6,800 a month the compact, smartly renovated “penthouse” spans 920 square feet, has one (big) bedroom and offers the rare-in-NYC bonus of a private terrace.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

If you dream of living in a West Village townhouse with lofty, renovated rooms and charm-filled outdoor spaces, this 1845 beauty at 13 Gay Street could be your summer find. At $25,000 a month, that’s $5,000 per bedroom, though it’s not the sort of spot where you’d expect to find a bargain. At 19 feet wide with four stories of living space, the quintessential historic home has both original details and dreamy modern conveniences.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

16 East 78th Street, Aby Rosen house, Aby Rosen Upper East Side

Big-time real estate developer and man about town Aby Rosen has put his extravagant Upper East Side townhouse at 16 East 78th Street on the market for $19,950,000, a good deal more than the $8.4 million he paid for it back in 2004. According to LL NYC, the listing comes just a week after his other nearby home at 5 East 80th Street, which he’s rented for 15 years for nearly $23,500 a month, narrowly escaped the auction block. Rosen expressed interest in buying the property, which could be why he’s decided to part ways with this residence. Listing photos show the art collector’s impressive contemporary collection, as well as the full-full master suite, roof deck, and garden.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Red Hook

71 Dikeman Street, Cool Listings, Brooklyn, Red Hook, Townhouses, Outdoor space

Topanga Canyon retreat? Stinson Beach surf shack? If you guessed either you’d be wrong, but this fully-detached single-family home at 71 Dikeman Street in Red Hook, asking $2.5 million, definitely has a California bohemian vibe that’s perfect for the laid-back waterfront neighborhood. In addition to a well-executed renovation, the two-story house has a 50-foot landscaped garden with an outdoor kitchen that’s the picture of summer leisure living.

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Bed Stuy, Cool Listings

This compact brownstone rental in Bed-Stuy‘s pretty Stuyvesant Heights historic district of awaits summer festivities on a landscaped private back terrace. $4,500 a month gets you three bedrooms on two stories and a finished basement plus covetable private outdoor space in one of the borough’s most buzzed-about neighborhoods.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper West Side 

A one-bedroom apartment on the Upper West Side for around a million seems almost too good to be true as it is; this townhouse duplex at 172 West 82nd Street is all that plus a terrace and a wood-burning fireplace for $1.01 million. While the interior reads more East Village than Upper West with two walls of exposed brick, a fresh renovation is uptown-efficient. This walk-up co-op is in a charming bay-windowed brownstone on an equally charming tree-lined block.

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