townhouses

Cool Listings, Park Slope

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

Built in 1893, this Romanesque brownstone is quintessential Park Slope. It’s been renovated over the years, but since most of the historic details have been restored, these modernizations have only made it better. Most notably, the whole cellar has been converted into a home gym, which is clad in the original stone walls, and the garden level is one giant family room with a second kitchen that leads out to a backyard garden. Plus, the entire third floor is devoted to the master suite, which opens to a top-floor terrace. Located at 178 8th Avenue, it’s just hit the market for $6,450,000.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Park Slope

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Before moving to Chicago as a teenager in 1919, Al Capone lived in Park Slope, in three different townhouses along Park Slope. One of them was this townhouse at 21 Garfield Place. Just listed for $2.9 million (h/t Post), the home today is a three-family with an owner’s duplex and two one-bedroom apartments above, all of which have private outdoor space.

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Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of Halstead Real Estate

For the first time since 1977, this one-of-a-kind Cobble Hill home is up for sale. Located at 16 Verandah Place, it’s the widest home on the block at 28 feet, and it was constructed in 1859 as a carriage house and stable. Now listed for $5.2 million, the four-bedroom home is full of original details, including the original stable floor, exposed brick, and beamed ceilings. An added fun fact–it was used as a green room for the movie The Intern.

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Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

Photo credit: Allyson Lubow, courtesy The Corcoran Group

Located in the heart of Cobble Hill at 206 Warren Street, this charming brick rowhouse has all the classical elements you’d hope for in a townhouse–moldings, built-ins, tin ceilings–as well as a lovely private roof deck. The three-story, three-bedroom home has just hit the market for $3,495,000.

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Cool Listings, Prospect Heights

Photo credit: Tina Gallo for The Greg Mire Team, Compass

The stand-out feature of this $3,495,000 Prospect Heights townhouse is the variety of woodwork found throughout, from the restored original carved staircase to fun new features like red-and-white oak flooring repurposed from Carolina horse barns and a terrace made from NYC water tower wood to the gigantic herringbone wall in the kitchen. On the practical side, the home at 154 Underhill Avenue is configured as an owners’ duplex with an income-generating, garden-level rental. There’s a beautiful backyard, as well as a front garden and terrace, along with plenty of other fun and functional touches.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, West Village 

33 Charles Street, Hilary Swank, west village, townhouses, cool listings

The four-story West Village townhouse once owned by actress Hilary Swank has sold for $9.794 million. The historic home at 33 Charles Street has been renovated with modern elements while original details–including restored woodwork and built-ins–still shine. The current owner, former president of Macy’s Harry A. Lawton III, put the property on the market earlier this year for just under $11 million.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

Listing images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

This uber-charming brick rowhouse on the Park Slope/Gowanus border is pretty perfect for quarantine; it has soothing interiors to keep you calm during this stressful time, but the backyard is party-ready for those times when you need to let loose. Located at 720 Sackett Street and just listed for $2.3 million, the 19th-century home was renovated in 2017 and has three bedrooms, a gated front yard, and a finished basement.

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Cool Listings, Prospect Park South

79 Argyle Road, Prospect Park South

Listing images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens/Rise Media

If working from home has you dreaming of a simpler life in the suburbs, this gorgeous house in Prospect Park South could be the perfect middle ground. Just listed for $2,825,000, the 1903 Victorian at 79 Argyle Road has been completely restored and updated, boasting tons of historic charm and plenty of modern upgrades. Not only does it have seven bedrooms, but there’s a spacious alcove guest studio apartment. Other perks include an enclosed porch, stone patio, rear deck and garden, and a private two-car garage.

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Recent Sales, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

The townhouse might’ve sold for $14 million under its asking price, but it’s still one of the biggest sales to come through since the coronavirus crisis hit NYC. Owner and big-time real estate developer Joseph Chetrit first listed the double-wide home at 118 East 76th back in 2017 for $39 million. The Wall Street Journal, who learned of the sale from a source close to the deal, notes that the Upper East Side home went into contract “for a significantly larger amount” but “was renegotiated due to the market tumult caused by the pandemic.” The lavish home boasts a top-floor indoor pool with a glass-enclosed gym that overlooks it, an elevator that stops at all six floors, a cigar bar, and a patio with an outdoor kitchen and living area.  Read more

Cool Listings, Midtown East

Photo credit: Rise Media, Courtesy of Compass

It’s been more than six years since this stately home at 29 Beekman Place first listed for $37.5 million, and it’s now back on the market for less than a third of that price. Built in 1934 as the largest of all the mansions along the exclusive enclave, the home is eight stories and has 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, two terraces, and amazing East River views. It’s only had three owners in its lifetime, starting with its first resident, CBS founder William S. Paley.

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