rooftop spaces

Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

When a listing is advertised as having a “Soho House meets The Standard Hotel design motif,” we already know who the target audience is. But just to be sure, an accompanying video features a pair of bed-headed hotties–one of whom is the listing broker–who would look right at home at either of those establishments as they frolic about the apartment in a steamy state. The smitten pair caress the home’s custom fixtures and invite the viewer to imagine a puzzlingly effort-free existence in this chic $1.495 million sixth-floor co-op at 303 Mercer Street‘s Snug Harbor.

They’re gonna need that central air…

Cool Listings, Interiors, Park Slope

656 Carroll Street, living room, park slope

Park Slope is known for its pretty real estate, and this top-floor co-op at 656 Carroll Street is no exception. Decked out with a wood-burning fireplace, arched doorways, exposed brick and stained glass, this is a one-of-a-kind interior that matches the historic vibe in the rest of the neighborhood. And it’s all topped by a private roof deck offering 360-degree views of Brooklyn and the Manhattan skyline.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Tribeca

When the tricked-out three-bedroom triplex atop 16 Warren Street sold in 2014 for $5.1 million after languishing on the market with a price that had unceremoniously tumbled from the then-brand-new condo’s original 2008 ask of $9.175 million, “Million Dollar Listing New York” star Fredrik Eklund did the deal and shouted it from the (internet) rooftops. Fast forward a mere two years: The home’s current owners have slid the sleek penthouse back onto the market for $7.995 million.

That doesn’t seem out of line for a Tribeca penthouse, and it’s still lower than the 2008 ask, so perhaps the sellers want to be sure they don’t repeat the home’s last held-over performance. With 3,381 square feet of interior space (which looks like it’s had a modernizing update), a terrace with views of the neighborhood’s twinkling lights around every turn and a big hot tub a-bubbling on the fully-loaded rooftop deck (now with less astroturf, more ipe wood than in the earlier listing) we doubt they’ll have to wait six years to make a sale.

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Clinton Hill, Cool Listings, Interiors

27 Quincy Street, clinton hill, living room

With the weather warming up, nothing looks better than the roof deck that comes with this Clinton Hill apartment at 27 Quincy Street. There’s an entire 625 square feet of private outdoor space, nearly as large as the 775-square-foot, one-bedroom pad. Two cabanas were combined into one and decked out with everything from a built built-in bar to planters to furniture. The inside of the apartment isn’t too shabby, either.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Tribeca

153 chambers street, tribeca, terrace

If you couldn’t afford the penthouse unit at 153 Chambers Street in Tribeca the first time it hit the market, now it’s back with a nearly $1 million price chop. Last year, the impressive pad hit the market asking $7.25 million and now it’s down to $6.4 million. Most notable about this triplex space are the three different terraces, decked out with a hot tub, hidden outdoor shower, landscaping and impressive views of the Freedom Tower. With summer approaching, these are some of the most envy-inducing terraces we’ve ever seen…

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Nolita, Quirky Homes

police building, cupola, penthouse, nolita, 240 Centre Street

Remember that $40 million penthouse that occupies the cupola of 240 Centre Street, the 1909 Beaux Arts NYPD headquarters in Nolita? It’s hard to forget a four-story, 6,000-square-foot apartment that comes with insane outdoor space (right outside the cupola!) and a secret room originally only accessible to clock mechanics. The Police Building was converted to condos in 1988 but this particular apartment, which both Calvin Klein and Steffi Graf have called home, was recently remodeled. The condo hit the market in November to quite a bit of fanfare, but apparently buyers aren’t biting. Sotheby’s has recently listed the penthouse for a $5 million discount — a cool $35 million — and also offers some new interior photos to obsess over.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors, West Village 

26 Bank Street, Townhouse, cool listing, big tickets, west village, basil walter, BWA architects, townhouse, west village townhouse for sale

The listing calls this $26 million historic West Village townhouse a “singular and exceptional offering,” and it’s hard to disagree (h/t Curbed). Brit expat and tech entrepreneur Jos White and his wife Annabel, former director of The Rug Company, bought the house from interior designer James Huniford in 2009 for $7.25 million and embarked on a three-year renovation helmed by notable architect Basil Walter of BWArchitects with interiors by Poonam Khanna. The end result, according to the architects, “fuses past and present into a new, sophisticated 4,000-square-foot home,” which includes a wild rooftop glass atelier (inspired by the Maison de Verre in Paris), 17th-century wood paneling, and a never-ending roster of impressive decor.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Williamsburg

125 North 10th Street, living room, williamsburg, condo

This two-bedroom, apartment at 125 North 10th Street doesn’t come from a Williamsburg warehouse, but it’s still got those high ceilings, big windows, and open floorplan. It’s also got some fun, creative quirks like an artist studio and massive chalkboard wall in the open kitchen. But the major draw here is the outdoor space: the 900-square-foot apartment comes with a 160-square-foot private terrace, as well as a 328-square-foot private rooftop cabana outfitted with a BBQ grill. And once you’re up there, you won’t want to leave.

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Celebrities, Interiors, Recent Sales, West Village 

400 West Street, Robert and Cortney Novogratz, indoor basketball court

It only took nine years and a $10 million price chop, but the notoriously-hard-to-sell townhouse at 400 West Street has finally found a buyer for $14.5 million, reports the Post.

Husband-and-wife design team Bob and Cortney Novogratz bought the West Village townhouse for $4.3 million back in 2007, and then undertook a complete renovation, adding an indoor basketball court, eight-person elevator, and insane rooftop terrace complete with a pizza oven and hot tub. All these amenities, coupled with the colorful and funky decor, caught the eye of Heidi Klum, who rented the home several times over the years, most recently for $70,000/month this past summer.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Interiors

11 Cranberry Street, Brooklyn Heights, Most Expensive Rental, Townhouse, Brooklyn Townhouse Rental, Interiors, Brooklyn, Amanda Reidel

The listing calls this 6,300-square-foot Brooklyn Heights townhouse at 11 Cranberry Street, for rent at $29,000 a month, “five floors of” We’d hope it lives up to the praise: The meticulously restored and painstakingly designed historic home is available furnished, for short or long term, and the asking rent (up from last summer’s $25K monthly ask) makes it the borough’s most expensive rental.

The pretty–and pricey–neighborhood, transcendent bridge and river views, and proximity to Brooklyn Bridge Park already count for a premium. In addition to historic bones and soaring ceilings, the home has designer flair and up-to-the-millisecond modern conveniences like “an epic 5 zone Sonos music system” (though with five stories, we’re noting the lack of an elevator).

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