By Aisha Carter, Thu, January 8, 2015
Yes, this is actually a Manhattan residence, not a Brooklyn pad in disguise. The renovated single-family brownstone is located just a block from Central Park and is brimming with charm.
The cozy and familiar home has an owner of practically 50 years who has updated the interior with modern comforts like radiant heated floors, but it’s details like decorative fireplaces and stained glass accents that make this place truly special.
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By Aisha Carter, Tue, January 6, 2015
There’s a gorgeous new condo available in the recently built 233 Pacific Street. The 3,000-square-foot pad is actually a four-bedroom combination of two apartments. Add some customizations like wide-plank Brazilian cherry floors and custom paneling and molding throughout, and you have a true stunner for $2.995 million.
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By Aisha Carter, Mon, January 5, 2015
If you’re looking for bragging rights and great views, this DUMBO pad at 205 Water Street asking $4.3 million may be just what the doctor ordered. The three-bedroom duplex was featured in Harpers Bazaar in 2013, and is currently home to interior designer and lifestyle guru Athena Calderone and her music producer husband, DJ Victor Calderone along with their nine-year-old son Jivan.
So, why are the Calderones leaving this impeccably-designed apartment with over 2,344 square feet of outdoor space granting splendid river, bridge, and city views? Turns out it’s nothing but a short attention span. “We’re kind of serial movers,” Calderone expressed of her nomadic family who purchased the home for $2.3 million in 2012. “We tend to move every three years.” We’re guessing they’re a prompt family, too, as they’re right on time for a change of scenery. Fortunately for us, this family’s propensity for change means we get to take a moment to admire their pretty spectacular loft-like abode.
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By Aisha Carter, Fri, December 12, 2014
Sometimes finding your dream home starts with a diamond in the rough. For those willing to put in a little sweat equity, that grubby little rock can be polished to perfection, revealing a rare gem. Okay, this home isn’t exactly a grubby little rock. It’s actually a stately Victorian on one of Ditmas Park’s best blocks. The $2.199 million house is on the market for the first time in 24 years—and it definitely looks like it hasn’t been updated during that time. But in every ugly duckling there’s a beautiful swan and this five-bedroom home’s potential is undeniable.
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By Aisha Carter, Tue, September 16, 2014
Who wouldn’t want to step out onto their magnificent terrace in Flatiron and gaze at the Met Life and Empire State Building? We’re guessing the owners of this fabulous pad are going to have a hard time parting with it… or maybe they just don’t have an appreciation for convenient locations with amazing views. Either way, this newly renovated loft at 40 East 19th Street is available for $3.85 million. Take a look at what’s inside and outside, ahead.
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By Aisha Carter, Wed, September 10, 2014
There’s something about the grotto-esque garden duplex at 121 West 15th Street that makes us feel like we just stepped into a Disney movie. Perhaps it’s the soft edges and delightfully crooked banisters, or the whimsical fireman’s pole—yes, there’s a fireman’s pole. Whatever the case, this magical apartment may not be “the happiest place on earth,” but it will undoubtedly put a smile on your face.
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By Alyssa Alimurung, Fri, September 5, 2014
Image credit: Blondie’s Treehouse
You would think creating an outdoor space right by the High Line would be counterproductive, but after you see this beautiful creation Blondie’s Treehouse built for clients in the Meatpacking District, you’ll think otherwise. Working with 3,000 square feet of contiguous exterior space, Blondie’s designers, Tina Dituri and Charles Casanova were tasked with combining the two distinct areas into one singular escape. See the amazing oasis that rose out of their design quandary over at Renovating NYC.
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