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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.

Take a look inside this elegant beach house

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.

See all the deal this way

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.

Check it all out this way

Cool Listings, Hamptons, Interiors

375 Brick Kiln Road, andrew geller, hamptons, sag harbor

Vacation homes don’t get much better than this. The abode at 375 Brick Kiln Road in the Hamptons was designed by the Mid-century architect Andrew Geller. He was known for designing creative homes across Long Island that utilize low-cost materials in unconventional ways, according to Curbed Hamptons, and he created this one–known as the Elizabeth Reese house–in 1963. The striking $2.2 million beach cottage, featuring triangular windows with projecting flaps, sits on a beautiful five acres of land. It comes with a tennis court, swimming pool and an impressive stone fireplace, making this one of the coolest vacation pads we’ve come across.

Take a look

Celebrities, West Village 

23 Cornelia Street, Taylor Swift, David Aldea, carriage house

Looks like Taylor Swift really knows how to “shake it off” after her public breakup with Calvin Harris. The Post reports that the pop star is undertaking a $535,000 renovation on her Tribeca penthouse, according to permits filed with the DOB. And TMZ got the scoop on where she’ll be residing during construction — the West Village carriage house of Soho House executive David Aldea, which is renting for $40,000 a month.

Aldea renovated the five-story home at 23 Cornelia Street a few years ago, outfitting it with an indoor swimming pool, two master bedrooms, a two-story patio, private garage, and tastefully moody decor.

Check out the whole house

Architecture, condos, Murray Hill, New Developments, Nomad

Shamir Shah, Karl Fischer Architects, 172 Madison Avenue, private pools, Tessler Developments

Within the Empire State Building’s five o’clock shadow, an eruption of glossy residential high-rises are nipping at the dame’s feet. Embracing a thoroughfare most familiar for its commercial connotations, the latest tower to ascend is a 33-story condo simply known by its address, 172 Madison Avenue. The 130,000-square-foot skyscraper is being developed by Tessler Developments and is among a half-dozen residential buildings planned for a central, yet undefined neighborhood that is almost Murray Hill, but not quite NoMad. Its topped off concrete frame rises nearly 450 feet above its East 33rd street corner, which was previously occupied by a ubiquitous clump of commercial, low-slung masonry structures.

Now with its debut pegged for early next year, the symmetrically-massed tower designed by Karl Fischer Architects is being dressed in its sparkly coat of reflective glass that is accentuated by robust onyx-colored frames. And along with this debut, comes new renderings of the triplex penthouse dubbed the SkyHouse, which is a massive marble palace with two outdoor pools.

All the details and renderings ahead

Architecture, Connecticut, Landscape Architecture

When Janice Parker Landscape Architects arrived at this Connecticut site, they found the remains of what used to be a farm, with the bones of a house, barns, fields, woodlands and a fruit orchard. The architects were taken by the lovely piece of land and its countryside history, so created the wood-clad Modern Barn House as an homage to the property’s past life. They also incorporated the apple orchard and redesigned the landscape to include a large patio and infinity pool.

Learn more about this modern barn home

Chelsea, Cool Listings, Interiors, Quirky Homes

232 West 15th Street, cool listings, chelsea, swimming pool, pool, saltwater pool, pool house, waterfall, townhouse, quirky homes, manhattan townhouse for sale, interiors, pool in living room, evelyn mcmurray, evie mcmurray,

This week brings another superlatively funky dream home, both totally unique and impossible to sell on a grand scale, both getting a thorough market-friendly renovation. This particular property has been in and out of the media spotlight for the past decade and with reason. A five-story historic townhouse in Chelsea has plenty of dream house potential to begin with, but the house at 232 West 15th Street also has a 30-foot long, eight-foot deep heated saltwater pool (in the living room) under a two-story solarium. Also, a cascading waterfall. Also a poolside wet bar, self-irrigated planters and seven fireplaces (six wood-burning and one ethanol) and a roof deck with an outdoor shower. And two top-floor two-bedroom apartments ready to rent if you don’t need the entire 4,800 square feet.

Though the home has been freshly re-imagined as a sleek, contemporary vision in white, pale wood and glass, part of the fascination has been with the fabulously eclectic interiors that its current owner’s family maintained, where turtles swam in the pool and a suit of armor looked on.

Tour this amazing townhouse

Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upper West Side 

3 Riverside Drive, Philip and Maria Kleeberg House, C.P.H. Gilbert, Historic Homes, Mansions, Charles Henry Pierrepont Gilbert, Cool Listings

The Philip and Maria Kleeberg House is a stunning, unique and impossibly grand 11,000-square-foot manse overlooking the Hudson River at 3 Riverside Drive. This 19th-century limestone landmark was designed by noted mansion architect C.P.H. Gilbert for the aforementioned wealthy pair. Young Mr. K was something of what today we’d call a serial tech entrepreneur, and the mansion sits on a stretch of the Hudson River that was being developed to rival the grandeur of Fifth Avenue.

According to a New York Times article in 2012–when the 18-room home hit the market at $40 million–the home’s current owners, Regina Kislin, a real estate developer, and her husband, photographer Anatoly Siyagine, found it in 1995 in a state of disrepair, bought it for $10 million and embarked on a facelift of epic proportions based on the potential they saw in the regal wreck, which Ms. Kislin says “…reminded my husband of the mansions in St. Petersburg back in Russia.” According to the current listing, “It is as close as a Manhattanite can come to living in a European castle.” Several price chops later at $20 million (h/t TRD), it remains a pretty incredible piece of real estate, albeit with a more realistic price tag. In addition to the restoration efforts, modern touches include an elevator and an indoor pool, sauna and gym in the cellar.

Must be seen to be believed, this way

Architecture, Hamptons

CCS Architecture, wood clad, Bridgehampton Residence, The Hamptons, multigenerational home, indoor/outdoor living, wooden deck, secluded entrance, eating al fresco, Cass Calder Smith founded, modernist home, house extension, house renovation

This stylish Bridgehampton Residence was designed to accommodate three generations of a family with growing children. Featuring big sliding doors and windows under a collection of sloped roofs, the wood-clad retreat plays between the indoor and luscious outdoor living spaces right in the heart of the Hamptons. In order to accommodate a multigenerational family, CCS Architecture gut-renovated and extended an existing dwelling, which went from four bedrooms to eight and gained a garage.

Learn more about this large family retreat

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