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Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

49 East 68th Street, Abby Leigh, landmarked townhome, ground-floor round-arched arcade

Famed artist Abby Leigh has listed her five-story townhome at 49 East 68th Street for $38 million. The 25-foot wide, 12,500 square-foot red brick limestone townhome sets itself apart right at the entrance, boasting a ground-floor round arched arcade that was more commonly seen among commercial buildings of its time. And inside you can catch glimpses of Leigh’s own artwork, which can also be found exhibited at the Met, the Guggenheim, the Whitney, and internationally.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Tribeca

52 Lispenard Street, landmarked building, sales launch

Sales have finally launched at the much-anticipated 52 Lispenard Street, after we’ve spent more than a year drooling over its teaser site. The seven-story structure is a combination of two landmarked 19th century buildings on a short Tribeca street. So far, two of the building’s floor-through apartments—units 2 and 4—are available, asking $6.65 million and $7.5 million. The remaining four apartments include two more full-floor apartments with three to five bedrooms, one triplex townhouse, and one triplex penthouse, with prices ranging up to $11 million.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper West Side 

37 West 87th Street, architect Alexandr Neratoff, near Central Park

One of the Upper West Side’s widest landmarked brownstones is available to rent for $45,000 per month. The four-story, seven-bedroom townhouse at 37 West 87th Street has been renovated by architect Alexandr Neratoff, who focused on highlighting the home’s Victorian details–like carved wood moldings and original fireplaces–while giving it modern updates — like a massive solarium and rooftop patio.

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Carroll Gardens, Cool Listings, Interiors

16 2nd Street, Carroll Gardens

What do you get when you mix a classic turn-of-the-century townhouse with the artistic sensibility of a graphic designer praised as one of “The women who saved New York?”  This magnificently restored home at 16 2nd Street in the heart of Carroll Gardens.

Flawlessly modernized and brought to 21st century splendor, this gorgeous four-floor home exudes the kind of creative panache one would expect from the person responsible for the cover art of a young Madonna’s debut album. Lucky for us, she’s willing to make it available to the masses–well, to those of us with $15,000 a month to spend.

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Clinton Hill, Cool Listings, Interiors

244 Hall Street, renovated Carriage House, private two-tiered landscaped garden, views of Pratt Sculpture Garden

We found a charmer in Clinton Hill that will make you forget you’re in the city; and let’s be honest, sometimes that’s just what the doctor ordered. This adorable former carriage house was fully renovated in 2009, so you get the perfect modernized version of old-school charisma, for $2.315 million.

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Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Greenpoint, Interiors

175 Eckford St., Greenpoint

It’s easy to see why this gorgeous townhouse at 175 Eckford Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn was recently featured in a global design magazine. Rustic features like painted white beams, splashes of exposed brick and antique wide-plank floors effortlessly coexist with more modern touches reflected in concrete block walls, Caesarstone countertops, sleek poured radiant heated concrete floors, and a curtain wall of glass that looks out to a pastoral backyard.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings, Interiors, Quirky Homes

Unique Indiana Jones-Style Condo in the Cheyney Asks $1.5M

By Aisha Carter, Mon, February 23, 2015

344 West 23rd Street, The Cheyney, 18th century teak doors, custom built-ins

If you’re a movie buff who likes quirky living spaces, you’ll love this renovated one bedroom condo at The Cheyney in Chelsea. This eclectic pad is like The Great Outdoors meets Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom with a shockingly sleek and modern marble bathroom and kitchen thrown in for good measure, and it’s asking $1.499 million.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

43 Perry Street, formerly owned by The Rolling Stones, former carriage house

People always complain that when you travel for work you never really get to see the city. Well, that’s about to change, starting with this $7,500 a month fully furnished rental at 43 Perry Street. If it’s not enough to tell your friends you stayed in a West Village stunner, just try telling them your pad was once owned by The Rolling Stones… and then watch their jaws drop to the floor. Mission accomplished.

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Historic Homes, Interiors, Park Slope, Recent Sales

857 Carroll Street , park slope mansion, park slope townhouse, matthew bless home

Developer Matthew Blesso is doing a total architectural 180. Blesso, who used to call  this uber-sleek Noho penthouse home, has just closed on a far more cozy historic construction in the heart of Park Slope according to city records filed today. No official listing could be found for the three-story pre-war home, but previous reports show that it was last being rented out by its former owner William Lawrence for about $11,000 a month. The neighborhood and the townhouse are certainly quite a change for Blesso, whose last home was about as modern and metropolitan as they get.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Interiors

34 Grace Court, Brooklyn Heights, landmarked historic home

Calling all historic preservationists, townhouse connoisseurs, and brownstone lovers. If you’re looking to nerd out on original detail and old polite-society New York, we may have found just the home for you. The broker of this bauble cleverly describes it as the “height of the Heights” because of its location in a quiet cul-de-sac at the highest elevation in Brooklyn Heights. The five-story home has only had a few owners, so it’s well-preserved, and it boasts a restored brownstone façade on a 125-foot lot.

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