townhouses

Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of Compass

Though Mark Rothko is best known for having a studio down on the Bowery, at the end of his life, he lived in a prestigious townhouse on the Upper East Side, where he put a studio on the top floor. Located at 118 East 95th Street, the beautiful four-bedroom home just hit the market for $7,495,000. It has elegant details all throughout, as well as an extra-large, enchanted garden.

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Cool Listings, Red Hook

Photo credit: DDreps

True to its Red Hook roots, this newly reimagined property is completely unique, blending laid-back vibes reminiscent of a California surf shack with contemporary design and industrial touches. The house itself is tiny, with just two rooms and a bathroom, but there’s a separate detached worked studio, a roof deck, and an outdoor oasis complete with two decks, a covered patio, and even a fire pit. This magical home is now on the market for $1,595,000.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of Compass

There are plenty of beautiful townhouses in Brooklyn Heights, but perhaps none check off as many boxes in the luxury category as this one at 149 Clinton Street. Asking $10,950,000, the 121-year-old home sits on the corner of Schermerhorn Street, affording it an extra-large lot that can accommodate a two-car garage. Other high-end perks include a brick wine cave, a glass-enclosed stairway as well as an elevator, and a full roof deck. And with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a rec room, there’s plenty of space for everyone.

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Celebrities, Chelsea, Cool Listings

Listing images courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Just listed for $15,995,000, this Chelsea townhouse at 328 West 23rd Street will have you drooling from the first look. In addition to the decadent decor and architecture, the home has three large balconies, a full-length roof terrace, and a large garden complete with a hot tub. It also has a very cool 1,000-bottle wine cellar that even has a dumbwaiter to move the wine to the level above. The bragging rights don’t stop here, though. The house was built in the 1850s and later served as a convent for the “Sisters of Saint Agnes,” a charitable order, and when visiting New York, Mother Teresa stayed here.

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Cool Listings, New Jersey

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

It’s not often you find a Craftsman-style home in the northeast, which is why we were so taken with this freestanding house in Hoboken. Located at 819 Hudson Street, a block full of beautiful historic homes, it was built in 1912 and has changed hands only three times since then. The current owner underwent an extensive two-year renovation that included a 2,000+ square-foot extension, which brings the house to a total of 5,200 square feet, six bedrooms, and a full-floor rec room. Plus, because it’s on an oversized lot, the backyard is extra large.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, West Village 

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Just by looking at this tiny brick house in the West Village, you get the sense that it has a lot of history. Aside from its nearly 200-year-old lifespan (it was built in the 1830s), this is quite true. No. 34 Commerce Street abuts 77 Bedford Street, also known as the Isaac-Hendricks House, a wooden house built in 1799 and thereby the oldest house in the Village. The house on Commerce Street was owned by the Hendricks family, too, and was originally built as a wagonshed. After several decades of use as a factory, it was altered to a residence in the 1920s. It’s now on the market for the first time in 20 years, asking $4,750,000.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos by Evan Joseph for Compass

The historic Upper East Side townhouse at 55 East 74th Street that former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt once called home has hit the market for $16 million. Though the home has undergone a modern renovation in recent years, Mrs. Roosevelt lived on the bottom floors from 1959 up to her death in 1962. Not only did she host the likes of John F. Kennedy, Leonard Bernstein, and Nikita Khrushchev here, but it’s where she wrote her syndicated newspaper column, at a desk overlooking the street, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

All photos by Evan Joseph courtesy of The Corcoran Group

As Brownstoner first spotted, the Brooklyn Heights townhouse that was used for the exterior shots of the Castorini family’s home in the classic 1987 film Moonstruck has just come on the market. The interiors were not used in the movie, but boy are they big screen-worthy. There are early 19th-century details like hand-carved moldings, inlaid wooden floors, and marble fireplace mantles, as well as new old-looking features like beamed ceilings, luxe wallpapers, and vintage decor. Located at 19 Cranberry Street, the home is asking $12,850,000, and even has a private parking spot.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of Fox Residential

This Upper East Side townhouse at 17 East 74th Street was built in 1869 in the neo-Federal style. And though it retains this historic pedigree from the street, inside it’s been modernized with opulent finishes and a classicaly elegant style. According to the Post, the home, which is on the market for $18 million, is owned by Sandi Feinberg, widow of the late philanthropist Herbert Feinberg. They bought the five-story house in 1989 for $2.5 million and then spent three years on a renovation that included adding a 46-foot-long saltwater lap pool and hot tub on the lower level, as well as spiffing up the garden and roof deck.

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Cool Listings, Crown Heights

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

If you’ve been quarantined with kids for the past year, be prepared to drool over the backyard at this Crown Heights townhouse. Located at 1101 Park Place and listed for $2,650,000, the two-family home has a garden-floor apartment and a three-bedroom duplex on the upper two floors. The latter has a deck off the kitchen and a massive (it stretches through to the other block!) backyard with both a stone patio and a grassy space large enough for a swing set and trampoline.

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