Here’s a really cool ground-floor pied-à-terre at 175 Bleecker Street with a private garden, available for $849,000. The fully-renovated loft has a crisp, clean feel with tall casement windows, white floors, and whitewashed exposed brick. And the landscaped garden is easy to maintain so it looks beautiful all year long—plus imagine stepping out into your own verdant space with a cup of coffee in hand.
The Upper East Side, where the most $5 million + homes are located, via CityRealty
If you think that statistic is jaw-dropping, consider this, too–those 7,279 homes valued at more than $5 million amount to a total fair market value of $65.2 billion, according to data from the city’s Independent Budget Office. The Wall Street Journal requested the data to take a closer look at the proposal to impose higher property taxes on pied-à-terre owners, and the findings show that “the city’s most expensive homes would generate less money from a higher tax surcharge than what its advocates have suggested.”
Daily Link Fix: How to Put Midtown’s Empty Pied-a-Terres to Good Use; 3D-Printed Photos for People without Vision, Tue, October 28, 2014
- Brick Underground suggests nine ways to put Midtown’s empty pied-a-terres to good use.
- An 85-year-old artist has painted more than 85 NYC streetscapes, documenting history by chronicling buildings and blocks that are facing the wrecking ball. More on the Times.
- Taylor Swift is the “Ambassador” of New York City. Business Insider has info on the, shall we say, interesting appointment.
- “Touchable Memories” are photographs turned into 3D-printed objects for people without vision. Get more details on designboom.
- Untapped Cities rounds up creepy gargoyles and grotesques in NYC architecture. Many are purely decorative, but did you know some are water spouts?
If you’re looking for a pied-a-terre in the coveted historic Gramercy Park, you’re in luck. An adorable one-bedroom penthouse at 206 East 18th Street has just popped up on the market, and it’s the perfect setting for anything from dinner parties to book club. This charming pad won us over with a lovely skylit living room, so we had to take a look inside to see what else it has in store.