townhouses

Chelsea, Cool Listings

536 West 29th Street, Chelsea

A stunning converted warehouse in Chelsea hit the market this week for $18,500,000.  A beautiful study of scale and proportion, the residence at 536 West 29th Street features a central atrium with 32-foot ceilings, a 700-square-foot private garden, and a Japanese white glass terrace. Exposed brick for days and custom woodwork throughout give the expansive, column-free space a distinctive character. And the original wood beams are from the building’s early 20th-century days as a production and art studio for Broadway sets.

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Historic Homes, Quirky Homes, Recent Sales, Washington Heights

16 Chittenden Avenue, Pumpkin House, Cool Listings, Townhouse, Hudson Heights, unique homes, quirky homes,

Back in 2016, 6sqft reported that the iconic “Pumpkin House,” a 1920s townhouse cantilevered from a cliff in Hudson Heights, had hit the market for the first time since 2011 for $5.25 million. Still without a buyer the following summer, the 17-foot-wide, six-bedroom brick home at 16 Chittenden Avenue received a price chop to $4.25 million. The unusual home—standing 250 feet above the Henry Hudson Parkway—finally found its new owner this Thursday, when it sold for a deeply discounted $2 million, as reported by the New York Post

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

37 West 11th Street, Greenwich Village

This five bedroom townhouse at 37 West 11th Street is an impeccable property nestled within Greenwich Village’s “Gold Coast,” the seven-block stretch of Fifth Avenue between 14th Street and Washington Square Park where you’ll find some of the most refined homes in the city. Originally built in 1848 in the Greek Revival style, it was given Italianate flourishes in the 1920s and now exemplifies both genres of New York City townhouse architecture. The home has only had five owners in its 170-year history, and it’s easy to see why nobody would want to let this gem go. Now on the market for $13.5 million, a chance to own this rare piece of New York architectural history in a prime location has opened up.

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Cool Listings, Williamsburg

64 East 4th Street, Williamsburg

Located in a prime Williamsburg location one block away from the water, this townhouse at 64 East 4th Street is a catch with an asking price of $4,495,000. The four-floor home was gut renovated a few years ago and boasts a slew of modern amenities: a top-of-the-line kitchen, a home gym, and a beautiful garden. Best of all, the entire top floor is a ready-to-go office, making this an exciting opportunity for those seeking a live/work solution.

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Cool Listings, Gramercy Park

140 East 19th Street, Gramercy

There are many blocks in New York that leave us drooling, but the original “block beautiful” is 19th Street between Irving Place and Third Avenue, one block away from Gramercy Park. Most of the brick and brownstone rowhouses on the block were built in the 1850s but were considered dour by the turn of the century. After moving to New York in 1906, British architect Frederick Sterner bought the home at 139 East 19th Street and renovated it with what would become his playful signature touch: a coat of tinted stucco, shutters, decorative ironwork, and a projecting tile roof. Many—if not most—of the other homes on the block received Sterner makeovers, giving the street a distinctive charm. Now you can own the house right across the street from Sterner’s own, at 140 East 19th Street, for $15,250,000.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Interiors, Park Slope

Listing photos courtesy of Gamut Photos/Sotheby’s International Realty; Photo of Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgarrd via Wiki Commons

Nearly thirteen years ago, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard spent $1.91 million on a Park Slope townhouse at 36 Sterling Place. Though their two daughters grew up and went to the exclusive St. Ann’s school in the friendly neighborhood, they now attend school elsewhere, so the couple has decided to list the brownstone in favor of being “able to walk [the children] to school,” Gyllenhaal told the Wall Street Journal. In addition to convenience, however, they’ll also be looking at a nice profit, considering the home has hit the market for $4,599,000.

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Cool Listings, Harlem, Interiors

Historic Harlem townhouse combo seeks record-breaking $27M

By Alexandra Alexa, Thu, January 10, 2019

A record-shattering listing just hit the market: twin adjacent townhomes in Harlem are seeking a whopping $27,000,000 for both properties. The homes are currently independent but could be combined into a rather impressive megamansion. The price is unparalleled in the area and five times the record selling price of a Harlem townhouse, which sold last February for $5.1 million. As Mansion Global reported, listing agent Siddiq Patterson of the Corcoran Group said he believed the price was justified by the property’s scale and storied past. “The bones and the history is something you just don’t get” with other homes in the area, he stated.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

292 west 4th Street, Greenwich Village, townhouses, cool listings

Filled with 19th century grandeur, glorious details and a perfectly calibrated designer renovation, this Italianate brick townhouse at 292 West 4th Street may need some work–but only if you’re a fan of bold color in your home decor. If you embrace the tranquility of white, the 10-room West Village home on a gorgeous tree-lined block of noted lush private gardens may be just what you’re looking for. Built in 1860, the 20-foot-wide home asking $18 million has updated interiors by noted designer Piet Boon that complement scores of original details, starting with a stoop framed by a wrought iron railing and extending through floor-to-ceiling glass to elegant terrace gardens.

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Cool Listings, Harlem, Historic Homes

210 West 122nd Street, Harlem townhouse, Harlem bed and breakfast

Entering the 1880 townhouse at 210 West 122nd Street in Harlem is like stepping back in time. The six-bedroom property—now on the market for $3,750,00—is currently a bed and breakfast where guests from all over the world enjoy the grandeur of this authentic Victorian home filled with original details: mahogany millwork, stained glass transoms, inlaid floors, and seven fireplaces. The old world charm is balanced by luxurious 21st-century amenities including a recently updated kitchen and waterfall jacuzzis. Prospective buyers will be able to continue operating the bed and breakfast or simply enjoy this architectural gem for themselves.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, East Village

In the late 1960s, this East Village house at 321 East 6th Street was owned by none other than Andy Warhol, during which time his close friend, film director Paul Morrissey, lived at the address, too. Today, the Anglo-Italianate brick townhouse has been chopped up into five units, but it retains many original details from even before Warhol’s time, including two wood-burning fireplaces, crown moldings, 13-foot ceilings, and parquet and hardwood floors. It’s just been listed for $4,950,000 with the option to convert the home into a grand single-family residence.

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