outdoor spaces

Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photo credit: Eitan Gamlieli for Sotheby’s International Realty

On the outside, the tidy black-shuttered single-family townhouse at 248 East 68th Street in Lenox Hill is one in a cheerful historic row, built in 1881 by a developer who sought charm instead of monotony. The home is being sold for $6.5 million by the estate of the late Broadway producer Isobel Robins Konecky and her husband, entertainment attorney Ronald Konecky. The couple lived in the house since the 1970s, renovated it in 2006, and created a home with every modern comfort. In doing so they added even more charm to the four-story, four-bedroom home, where they hosted family, friends, and clients, including Walter Cronkite, Roone Arledge, Barbara Walters, and Frank Gifford.

Take the townhouse tour

Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Photo credit: Andrew Frasz for Sotheby’s International Realty

This duplex penthouse in the historic Dakota at 1 West 72nd Street on the Upper West Side is architecturally unique and visually stunning. From the octagonal cupola on the main floor that conceals a media room to the glass staircase, window-walled upper-level sunroom, and 500-square-foot terrace, the $6,950,000 co-op is well beyond the ordinary. There’s even a private basement studio included, complete with a photo studio and darkroom.

Tour this unusual Dakota aerie

Cool Listings, Tribeca

Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

At a vast 5,499 square feet, this new-to-market Tribeca penthouse at 37 Warren Street is nothing short of a modern sky mansion, wrapped with an outdoor terrace for al fresco living and watching your garden grow. On the market for $19,995,000, the two-floor condo has four bedrooms, five full baths, two half baths, and pristine interiors designed by Steven Harris Architects.

Tour this pretty, pricey penthouse

Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

Photo credit: Donna Dotan for Workshop APD/The Corcoran Group.

On the market for the first time, asking $12,500,000, this 25-foot-wide new-construction townhouse at 57 Wyckoff Street in Cobble Hill is a modern dream home in historic Brooklyn. Designed by Workshop/APD, the 7,000-square-foot townhouse was built three years ago, a stunning addition to a classic tree-lined block. From the elevator and walls of glass to the rooftop hot tub, there’s room for just about everything and everyone in this single-family five-bedroom home.

Start in the garden, work your way up

Cool Listings, West Village 

Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

Perched above one of Manhattan’s most desirable downtown neighborhoods, this corner penthouse condo is surrounded by landscaped terraces, with carefully considered designer finishes within. Designed by AD100 designer Ken Fulk, the dramatic duplex is currently the home of Danielle Snyder, cofounder of the Dannijo clothing line. She and her husband have just listed the home at 175 West 10th Street for $11.3M.

Tour the designer’s downtown aerie

Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

30 Remsen Street, cool listings, Brooklyn Heights

Images courtesy of The Corcoran Group.

The intimate residential charm of the 19th-century Federal townhouse at 30 Remsen Street is immediately apparent even in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of picturesque row houses, starting with water views from the front stoop. This one-bedroom home, on the market for $949,000, has two choices in covetable Brooklyn outdoor space: a private back yard garden and a 55-foot mini-forest for residents of the nine-unit co-op building.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side, yorkville

340 East 83rd Street, upper east side, yorkville, cool listings, outdoor spaces, studios

This Yorkville studio at 340 East 83rd Street may not be spacious inside, but the private backyard paradise just outside of the living room window is a study in hidden charm in the city.  Asking $425,000, the cozy co-op spans 400 square feet of quiet, back-of-the-building efficiency.

More of that fabulous patio, this way

Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

9 Wyckoff Street, Cobble Hill, Cool listings, outdoor spaces

This three-bedroom duplex at 9 Wyckoff Street is the upper of two units in a 24-foot-wide Cobble Hill two-family townhouse. Topped by a private garden-ready finished roof deck, the charming Brooklyn home, asking $10,000 a month, is getting a brand-new kitchen and updated baths in time for a late October move-in date. Rustic interiors and details like wood-beamed ceilings make the spacious townhouse look just right for autumn days and evenings.

Take a look inside

Cool Listings, West Village 

99 Jane Street, cool listings, west village

Located in one of the city’s most coveted locations in the quiet western reaches of the West Village, this 2,000-square-foot, three-bedroom condominium at 99 Jane Street, asking $6.995 million, is as classic a Manhattan home as they come. If size and location weren’t enough to inspire envy, a 1,000-square-foot terrace with spectacular views from two levels is a garden lover’s dream.

More magical sky garden, this way

Carroll Gardens, Cool Listings

53 Summit Street, cool listings, cobble hill, columbia waterfront district

This top-floor condominium in Brooklyn’s Columbia Street Waterfront district has the space–2,300 square feet of it–and the views to feel more beachfront than brownstone. The neighborhood has a history of its own, and though the building at 53 Summit Street may be new, 10-foot ceilings and steel-framed windows look right at home in the formerly industrial neighborhood. Asking $2.195 million, this lofty duplex offers three or four bedrooms to configure as you wish and two custom decks for summertime lounging.

Feel the sea breezes, this way

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