townhouses

Cool Listings, Soho

Photo courtesy of CORE

In the midst of Soho’s industrial-era lofts and their modern-era lookalikes, the landmarked brick townhouse at 83 Sullivan Street is a rare representation of 19th-century charm. Built on what was formerly Dutch colonial farmland and later part of a parcel of land owned by Aaron Burr, this 3,590-square-foot townhouse has retained its original moldings and doors. In addition to two interior units, this historic property features three separate private outdoor spaces.

Take a look inside this historic townhouse

Cool Listings, Red Hook

Photo by Rich Kaplan

This 10-room home at 115a King Street in the charming Brooklyn waterfront enclave of Red Hook has townhouse proportions and the turnkey elements offered by new construction. Asking $3,499,000, the four-bedroom, 2,722-square-foot townhouse has a few features rarely found in any New York City home, including a private pool, a driveway, and a massive roof terrace with an outdoor cinema.

Backyard pool parties, this way

Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

Photo credit: REPN/Rachel Kuzma & Kellen Houde for The Corcoran Group

The modernist townhouse at 44 Willow Place in Brooklyn Heights is a New York City icon. Designed by renowned architects Joseph and Mary Merz in 1965, it is one of a trio of distinctive townhouses on a secluded historic Brooklyn Heights street known by locals as Willowtown. A true trophy home for lovers of modernism, the property was recently given a gut renovation while preserving its landmarked facade. Within the 3,036-square-foot house are three bedrooms, a 21st-century kitchen, artfully-designed living, dining and home office spaces, and a private garage. The reimagined home is asking $5,850,000.

Tour this updated modernist masterpiece

Greenwich Village, Historic Homes

Listing photos by Rich Caplan

One of New York City’s skinniest homes entered contract this week. At just nine-and-a-half feet wide, the townhouse at 75 1/2 Bedford Street in Greenwich Village is famous not only for its super slender frame but for its one-time resident, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. The home, known as the Millay House, hit the market in August 2021 for $4,990,000 but got a price cut this summer to $4,199,000.

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Cool Listings, Fort Greene

Photos courtesy of Serhant

This 19th-century townhouse at 11A South Portland Avenue sits just steps from the entrance to Fort Greene Park. Asking $6,125,000, the 4,913-square-foot three-family property counts among its standout features seven fireplaces, a verdant garden, historic details, and modern upgrades like a dual cooling/heating HVAC system. Within, antique chandeliers, crown molding, and ceiling medallions are framed by high ceilings, herringbone hardwood floors with border inlays, tall mahogany windows, doorway arches, marble, and polished stone tiles.

Take the classic brownstone tour

Cool Listings, Tribeca

All photos courtesy of Evan Joseph Photography

A 23.5-foot wide townhouse in Tribeca that underwent a top-to-bottom luxury renovation hit the market on Thursday for $39,995,000. The brick-and-limestone home at 145 Reade Street offers more than 10,600 square feet across six floors, along with multiple outdoor spaces, including a rooftop terrace with a swimming pool.

Take a look inside

Architecture, Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Williamsburg

All photos courtesy of Shannon Dupre of DDReps

Three curvy townhouse-style condos in Williamsburg hit the market this week. Designed by Murat Mutlu, the principal of the International Office of Architects (INOA) and former protégé of the late, legendary architect Zaha Hadid, 74-76 South Second Street is a trio of architecturally unique four-bedroom homes, measuring 3,800 square feet and situated behind a modern facade of concrete and steel. The unique homes, listed for $5,995,000 each, are topped with an entertaining-ready roof deck and an outdoor kitchen.

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Cool Listings, Hamilton Heights

Photo credit: Rachel Kuzma/REPN for The Corcoran Group

The Upper Manhattan townhouse at 40 Hamilton Terrace is a rare example of a historic home that doesn’t need to be stripped of character to join the modern world. Asking $3,900,000, this Hamilton Heights home has Henri Fouchaux to thank for its graceful turn-of-the-century architecture. Within the 4,142-square-foot home, beautifully-detailed woodwork frames five bedrooms and six full baths, including a charming and turn-key garden apartment. An enchanted back garden adds the good fortune of outdoor living.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Former UWS home of jazz legend Billie Holiday asks $14M

By Devin Gannon, Fri, September 9, 2022

All photos courtesy of Evan Joseph Photography

The Upper West Side townhouse where legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday lived until her untimely death in 1959 is for sale. Located a block from Central Park at 26 West 87th Street, the historic Renaissance Revival-style brownstone measures over 6,300 square feet and has seven bedrooms and a rear garden. The home, which sold for $9,475,000 in 2017, is now on the market for $13,995,000 following a renovation by architect Amie Sachs, previously of Annabelle Selldorf Architects.

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Cool Listings, Prospect Park South

Photo courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

The surrounding Prospect Park South neighborhood is filled with charming freestanding Victorian homes, and the buttercup-yellow beauty at 215 Marlborough Road is certainly among them. Lovingly preserved and updated, historic and turnkey, the three-story, 3,400-square-foot home, asking $2,995,000, is a dream come true for anyone seeking a confection of colorful details. With a pitched roof, gothic arches, arched windows, two sun porches, and landscaped gardens anchored by a mature hydrangea bush, its storybook charm is undeniable. On the practical side, a wide driveway, a two-car garage, and timeless, updated interiors mean an easy move-in.

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