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Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Interiors

Water lovers should fall in love with this freestanding home up for sale in Mill Basin, a neighborhood of South Brooklyn. Located at 2406 National Drive, it is directly off a deck with access to a boat slip, jet ski ramp and storage room. On top of that, the home has its very own built-in pool and hot tub. The 3,048-square-foot house, which holds a total of three bedrooms and two-and-two-half bathrooms, is now on the market for $2.395 million.

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Celebrities, Hamptons, Recent Sales

As far as we know, family-man Neil Patrick Harris doesn’t partake in the swinger lifestyle, so he’ll likely have to do a bit of updating (and perhaps, cleaning) at his new East Hampton home–the notorious “orgy estate” where an elite sex club hosted an over-the-top event this past summer. The Post reports that Harris and hubby David Burtka dropped $5.5 million on the sprawling estate, which sits on 13.5 acres of open meadows and gardens and boasts a tennis court, pool and pool house, renovated barn, and beachy 5,500-square-foot main home.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upstate

148 Lewis Hollow, Milton Glaser house, Woodstock NY

Graphic design legend Milton Glaser‘s most famous works are arguably the I ♥ NY logo and the psychedelic Bob Dylan poster, both of which were created at his upstate home in Woodstock. He and wife Shirley have owned this incredible, early 20th century stone-and-glass home for more than 50 years, adding a contemporary aesthetic to its historic Arts and Crafts style and maintaining the 76+ acres of gardens and forest. It’s now hit the market for $1.8 million since, according to Gothamist, the couple has reached a point “where downsizing has become the obvious choice.”

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Architecture, Cool Listings, Hamptons

Jeff Smilow, 145 Neck Path, East Hampton real estate, glass house

Jeff Smilow is the Executive Vice President of buildings at WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff, and perhaps his greatest accomplishment has been serving as the structural engineer for One World Trade Center. His streamlined, rhythmic approach is also seen at this contemporary glass and steel home in East Hampton, which he completed just this year. Now on the market for $5.5 million, the transparent residence best exemplifies Smilow’s handiwork on its first floor, where the 5,000-square-foot open plan is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, completely unencumbered by columns.

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Celebrities, Connecticut, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

Candace Bushnell Connecticut home, Roxbury Connecticut, Victorian farmhouse

Though she created a vision of Manhattan that made an entire generation want to move to the big city and sip cosmos, “Sex and the City” writer Candace Bushnell also has experience in a more laid-back country lifestyle. The Journal recently toured her historic Victorian farmhouse in Roxbury, Connecticut, which is currently listed for $1.365 million. Bushnell said she’s an old house lover who grew up antiquing, so when she saw the circa 1830 home in 2005, she couldn’t help spending $661,500 on it, even though she admits she “could barely afford it.” Clearly a good investment, the three-acre property has an apple orchard, barn, salt water pool, and pool house, as well as original moldings and floorboards.

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condos, Cool Listings, New Developments, Soho, Starchitecture

Last we heard from starchitect Renzo Piano’s 565 Broome SoHo, his first residential project in the city, it was March and with construction underway, a slew of new renderings came online of the Soho condominium. Now Curbed reports that sales have finally launched at the pair of glassy, 30-story structures, with currently available units ranging from a $990,000 studio to a $6,135,000 two-bedroom (the penthouses and duplexes will top $20 million). Perhaps the most noteworthy tidbit from the press release is that some residences will feature “enormous private terraces with 25-foot private, saltwater pools,” which seems to be a growing trend in the luxury market.

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Cool Listings, Getting Away, Hamptons

20 Union Street, summer white house, sag harbor

It’s no easy feat to make it to the White House, but the Hampton’s alternative is available to anybody willing to stomach the cost of renting or buying it. 20 Union Street, a three-story Victorian mansion built in 1796, was considered the “Summer White House” for President Chester A. Arthur (he also owned a townhouse in Murray Hill). Since the former president vacationed there, it has been throughly renovated into a modern, luxurious Hamptons pad. The six-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom home is up for both sale and rent, asking $14.2 million or $480,000 per year. (The price to rent between Memorial and Labor Day is $390,000.)

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Celebrities, Hamptons, Recent Sales

93 Surfside Avenue, Montauk, Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Celebrities, Amagansett, Beach House, Hamptons, Hamptons Real Estate

The hot Hollywood couple may be downsizing as far as the number of bedrooms they’ll have, but they’re getting ocean views from everywhere in the house. As 6sqft reported, Watts and Schreiber put their stylish six-bedroom Amagansett cottage on the market for $6 million back in December. Now, 27East reports they’ve purchased a four-bedroom house further out on the Island in boho-trendy Montauk.

The 3,600-square-foot home, for which the award-winning actors paid $5.4 million, sits on a half-acre across the street from the beach and abuts a 100-acre nature preserve. Similar to their former retreat, there’s a heated gunite pool and pool house, a chef’s kitchen and garage parking.

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Apartment Deals, Friday 5

Every Friday 6sqft is rounding up five of the best rental deals showcased on CityRealty.com’s newly launched no-fee rentals page, a space where house hunters can find the best concessions being offered by landlords across the city.

As we sizzle in this uncomfortable pocket of August air, many of us yearn for a picturesque beach or pool-side locale to cool off, but when a swim in the East River starts to look inviting, you know things are dire. Not to worry; for those looking to stay close to home, these premier rental buildings are outfitted with resident-only swimming pools accompanied by sun decks, resort-style amenities, and killer views. And with months of free rent embedded into leases, and thousands of newly available apartments on the market, this season could be your best chance to snag a home in one of these coveted buildings.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

385 West 12th Street, West village, triplex, townhouse, condo, cool listings

For amenities that rival those shared by residents of the city’s top luxury condo buildings–a gym, sun deck with hot tub and privacy cabana, laundry, media room–you won’t even need to get dressed, because all those things are under your roof. But if you should choose to venture from your 4,382-square-foot, four-bedroom triplex “townhouse” at 385 West 12th Street, a whole other level of amenities awaits; the boutique condo building offers a roof-deck with a 50-foot lap pool, an expansive spa, an outdoor shower, two gas grills and a dining area. Should you exit the premises completely rather than just letting the whole world just come to you, you’re on a pretty cobblestoned street in the West Village. So for the $11.995 million this supercondo is asking, it’s pretty much win/win/win.

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