rooftop spaces

Cool Listings, Soho

35 Wooster Street, cool listings, soho, lofts, prewar, roof deck, outdoor space, roof garden

It doesn’t get much more Soho than this rare (in this century) live/work-legal penthouse at 35 Wooster Street, in one of the neighborhood’s most iconic buildings–not least of all due to the fact that the popular art institution and gallery The Drawing Center anchors the building as the street-level tenant on landmarked Wooster Street. This beautifully-preserved pre-war cast-iron three-bedroom loft has the typical open layout, tons of detail and character (including high ceilings, a fireplace and amazing skylights), and plenty of light.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

103 East 84th Street, Penhouse, tiny apartments, outdoor space, upper east side, co-ops, manhattan, cool listing

For those of you who say you’d live in a closet just to be near the park, this might be your dream home. And this petite penthouse at 103 East 84th Street isn’t just any closet (though it does appear to be under 200 square feet); not only is this unique co-op in a lovely full-service elevator building off Park Avenue, but the space that has been called “Manhattan’s most adorable penthouse” boasts a charming and sizeable private terrace to rival many a million-dollar property.

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Cool Listings, Tribeca

6 Varick Street, cool listings, Tribeca, lofts, rentals

When you tell them you live in a loft, this sprawling specimen is pretty much what you’d hope to be describing. For a mere $7,500 a month, this newly-renovated picture of loft living at 6 Varick Street (known for its authentic-but-updated lofts), where Tribeca is arguably at its most Tribecan–if not its most quiet–even comes with art supplies, or at least a place to store them.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Williamsburg

257 Berry Street, Williamsburg, townhouse, modern townhouse, art studio, garage, curb cut, cool listing, brooklyn townhouse for sale

6sqft previously featured this unusual property at 257 Berry Street, in the heart of trendy Williamsburg two blocks from the waterfront, when it was being offered as a $12,000/month rental. Now, just 14 months later, the glassy townhouse—whose exterior more resembles the neighborhood’s ubiquitous new construction apartments—is on the market for $4.5 million. Though it may look nondescript-contemporary, the five-story single-family home packs a few impressive surprises, including an adjacent two-story art studio with direct street access and a loading dock.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

66 Charles Street, Cool Listings, townhouse, west village, west village townhouse for sale, David Hottenroth, interiors

On a postcard-pretty block of the West Village, the single-family townhouse at 66 Charles Street was recently cleared of all imperfections in a top-to-toe reconstruction by noted architect David Hottenroth and master builder Hobbs Incorporated, while retaining many of its original details. The 1899 Italianate-style home offers 3,600 square feet of covetable Village townhouse living with every modern comfort and convenience to make daily life easy. The house sold for just under $8 million in 2014, and now, after its multi-year renovation it’s asking $14.5 million.

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Cool Listings, Harlem, Interiors

13 east 131st street, harlem, condo, living room

Where else in Manhattan will you be able to snag a two-bedroom condo with an impressive roof deck for just a hair under $600,000? At 13 East 131st Street, an East Harlem condo, this apartment has hit the market for $599,000. The 950-square-foot spread is decked out with moldings, built-ins and refinished oak floors, and upstairs it has a large and landscaped terrace with views all the way to midtown.

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Cool Listings, Gramercy Park, Historic Homes

A block from Gramercy Park, 150 East 22nd Street lies just outside the borders of the Gramercy Park Historic District, but the property’s owners have preserved and restored one of the most substantial carriage houses still in existence in the coveted neighborhood. The original carriage house, commissioned by one Miss E.L. Breese, a prominent New York socialite known for her rare (for the time) level of independence, was constructed in the Neo-Flemish style in 1893. It now functions as a private garage for the home, its uniquely decorative façade enveloping the front of a thoroughly modern five-story townhouse–on the market for $16.8 million–that spans nearly 7,000 square feet and boasts an elevator, six bedrooms and six terraces including an amazing rooftop paradise.

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Cool Listings, New Developments, Tribeca

Inside the penthouse (L); The former facade of the building still as Pearl Paint (R)

Tribeca artists’ mecca Pearl Paint–the 80-year-old art supply retailer at 308 Canal Street–closed just over two years ago, and in May, Trans World Equities filed permits to convert one of the buildings into four “bespoke full-floor lofts” and build a two-story addition above the 150-year-old cast-iron structure, now going by 42 Lispenard Street. Two are already in contract, but the newly-listed penthouse awaits, with a prospective winter 2016 occupancy date.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

316 West 90th Street, cool listings, Upper East Side, co-op, duplex, townhouse, brownstone, outdoor space, roof deck, roofdeck, roof garden, UWS

According to the listing, this brownstone duplex at 316 West 90th Street on the Upper West Side is “a Tuscan villa in the warmer months and a romantic Swiss chalet in the winter.” That sounds like a pretty tall order for a two-bedroom co-op, even for $1.8 million. But upon closer inspection, three toasty fireplaces definitely have fall and winter dialed in, and two decidedly Tuscan villa-esque decks await once al fresco season arrives.

Pick a room, pick a season, this way

Cool Listings, Interiors, Soho

471 west broadway, loft, soho, living room

This two-bedroom apartment, at the Soho co-op 471 West Broadway, boasts 23 glorious feet of lofty entertainment space. The open living and dining area is lit with huge windows and two skylights, with high tin-pressed ceilings above and plank pine floors below. The impressive interior space is also complimented by a large private rooftop terrace, and the whole package is asking $4.8 million.

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