townhouses

Cool Listings, Murray Hill

Images courtesy of Compass.

Built in 1857, the 4,000-square-foot townhouse at 113 East 35th Street on a tree-lined Murray Hill block is a fine example of Italianate brownstone style. Inside, a thorough renovation of the home’s five floors has resulted in two spacious apartments–a two-bedroom lower duplex and four-bed upper triplex–that offer the best of Manhattan living. Asking $4,500,000, the home has kept its historic details while adding modern style and convenience. It has also been blessed with well-deserved fame of the best New York City kind: Former residents include film and stage stars Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, who lived here in the 1940s and 1950s, during the heady days of their legendary romance.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

Photo credit: Evan Joseph for The Corcoran Group

This 7,040 square foot townhouse at 37 Sidney Place in the postcard-pretty Brooklyn Heights Historic District spans six stories of living space–all accessed by a bronze-mirrored elevator. From the gym and sauna in the basement to the top-floor treehouse room, there are six bedrooms, nine baths, a landscaped garden, and two terraces. Asking $14,950,000, the Greek Revival-style home was built in 1846. A complete renovation by Baxt Ingui Architects has added every modern luxury and a sustainable future: The house is under review for passive house certification.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photo credit: Eitan Gamlieli for Sotheby’s International Realty

On the outside, the tidy black-shuttered single-family townhouse at 248 East 68th Street in Lenox Hill is one in a cheerful historic row, built in 1881 by a developer who sought charm instead of monotony. The home is being sold for $6.5 million by the estate of the late Broadway producer Isobel Robins Konecky and her husband, entertainment attorney Ronald Konecky. The couple lived in the house since the 1970s, renovated it in 2006, and created a home with every modern comfort. In doing so they added even more charm to the four-story, four-bedroom home, where they hosted family, friends, and clients, including Walter Cronkite, Roone Arledge, Barbara Walters, and Frank Gifford.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Photo credit: Nina Poon and Ryan Lahiff

If you’re looking for classic Upper West Side living, steps from Central Park, this 3,200-square-foot, four-bedroom co-op is as good as it gets. For $4,750,000, the three-floor home in a unique co-op at 31 West 93rd Street offers townhouse living–including lots of private outdoor space–as well as common space, staff, and elevator access to the top floors of this charming New York City residence. Legend has it that both Jackie Robinson and Betty Friedan lived in the building.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Midtown East

Image credit: Evan Joseph Photography.

The four-story townhouse at 241 East 52nd Street on a classic Midtown Manhattan block is the former residence of 12-time Grammy winner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. Inside, the 2,728-square-foot home is a study in baby blue. Asking $5,695,000, the slender 1899 townhouse has been renovated with every modern luxury.

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Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

Photo credit: Donna Dotan for Workshop APD/The Corcoran Group.

On the market for the first time, asking $12,500,000, this 25-foot-wide new-construction townhouse at 57 Wyckoff Street in Cobble Hill is a modern dream home in historic Brooklyn. Designed by Workshop/APD, the 7,000-square-foot townhouse was built three years ago, a stunning addition to a classic tree-lined block. From the elevator and walls of glass to the rooftop hot tub, there’s room for just about everything and everyone in this single-family five-bedroom home.

Start in the garden, work your way up

Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Photo courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens.

Who hasn’t dreamed of living on the Upper West Side in a stately row house with room for the whole family and lots of outdoor space? On the market for $7.5 million, this classic home on a park block at 18 West 95th Street embodies the fantasy of townhouse living–complete with carefully considered custom interiors designed with European flair by Resolution: 4 Architecture, a design firm known for its modern homes. In addition to an owners’ triplex, the home offers three studio apartments for extra income or guest/office space. Central Park lies just at the end of the block.

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Cool Listings, Red Hook

All images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Located at 142 Dikeman Street, this four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom new-construction single-family home, asking $3.75 million, occupies a quiet corner in Brooklyn’s colorful and charming Red Hook neighborhood. Designed by architect Gabriel Calatrava (son of world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava) and design firm Decada, this modern four-story townhouse features towering atrium ceilings, three outdoor spaces including a private green roof, bespoke finishes, and a drive-in garage.

Check out the soaring spaces and urban views

Cool Listings, Park Slope

Listing photos courtesy by Kellen Houde of REPN

As the listing says, this townhouse in Park Slope has “the rarest of amenities – a double-wide 37′ garden oasis.” The huge outdoor area has beautiful blue stone landscaping, tiered planting beds, and room for multiple gathering spaces. Inside, the added perks keep coming. Both the dining room addition and the full-floor primary bedroom suite have multiple skylights. There’s also a bonus den and home office, as well as the perfect nook for that Peloton bike. The three-bedroom home is on the market for $3,295,000.

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Cool Listings, Harlem

Listing photos by Carol McGuinness and Daniel Wang

This gorgeous Neo-Grec home in Harlem’s coveted Mount Morris Park Historic District is perfectly preserved on the exterior, and the interiors, though they’ve been somewhat updated, retain much of their old-world charm. Located at 102 West 123rd Street and on the market for $4,295,000, the home is composed of an owner’s triplex plus ground-floor apartment. Throughout, you’ll find loads of original paneling, moldings, and stained glass transoms along with stylish but period-appropriate upgrades.

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