Listing photos by Joel Pitra of DDReps
In Manhattan (or many parts of Brooklyn for that matter), a three-bedroom townhouse would cost you at least three times the asking price of this home. But in still relatively affordable Bay Ridge, $1,250,000 goes quite a long way. This attached brick beauty was recently renovated and has airy, restored interiors, a finished basement, and a beautiful backyard that has a deck, patio, and garden.
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After three years on the market, the grand Queen Anne townhouse at 280 Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill has closed for $9,050,000, setting a sales record for the neighborhood. The previous record-holder was 315 Vanderbilt Avenue, which sold for $7,200,000 in 2015. The 10,000-square-foot mansion is known as the Pfizer mansion as it was built in 1887 for Charles Erhart, co-founder of the Pfizer pharmaceutical company and brother-in-law to Charles Pfizer. The opulent home features historic details like an original Otis elevator, moldings and woodwork galore, eight fireplaces, and stained glass. There’s also a sunken “speakeasy” party room, seven bedrooms, a wine cellar, and a beautifully landscaped backyard.
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This townhouse on the Fort Greene/Bed-Stuy border is part of a row of 16 Queen Anne townhouses designed by famed Brooklyn architect Amzi Hill. Aside from its preserved historic bones that include ornate moldings and tin ceilings, there’s a beautiful modern backyard, a five-bedroom owner’s triplex, and an income-generating garden-level apartment. It’s on the market for $2,495,000.
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Built in 1860, this pair of Clinton Hill houses is a rare example of a wood-framed Italianate, and number 357 is now on the market for $3,750,000. In addition to featuring its original clapboard siding on the outside, the interiors have been beautifully preserved over the years, from moldings and plasterwork to five marble mantles. And the magic continues out back, with a secret garden of hydrangeas, roses, lilacs, and a magnolia tree.
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Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group
This Upper East Side townhouse stands out in a neighborhood of brownstones and pre-war apartment buildings, as its facade is made of 17-inch-thick glass. But don’t be concerned you’ll be living in a fishbowl, as the interior has been designed with privacy in mind. The home has three terraces, a deck off the kitchen with a retractable ceiling for dining under the stars, a grand living room with 20-foot ceilings, and so much more. It also has a garden-floor commercial space if you’re looking for a live/work setup. Located at 368 East 69th Street, it’s available as a $23,000/month rental or to purchase for $12,750,000.
Listing photos courtesy of Russ Ross Photography
Though it was built in 1899, this Park Slope townhouse has undergone a renovation that’s left it with a modern and minimalist aesthetic, which blends beautifully with the existing architecture like beamed ceilings and exposed brick walls. There are two duplex apartments, both with outdoor space. The owner’s unit has three bedrooms and access to the backyard, while the garden-floor unit has two bedrooms and a terrace. It’s asking $3,294,000.
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Listing photos by Rachel Kumza
There are not too many places in Brooklyn where you can buy a two-family house complete with a private driveway and backyard for under $1 million. But this lovely home in East New York, located on a quiet dead-end street and renovated in 2016, is on the market for $995,000. The owner’s unit is a four-bedroom on the first and second floors, with access to bonus rooms in the basement, as well as the rear deck and patio. Also on the second floor is a three-bedroom apartment with a projected rent roll of $2,500/month.
Listing photos by Al Seidman, VHT
This listing calls this six-bedroom Colonial Revival house “the centerpiece of the landmarked Fiske Terrace Historic District,” and we can certainly see why with its all curb appeal. Built in 1905, it sits on a 0.31-acre lot at the corner of the dead-end Wellington Court and East 17th Street, one of the gorgeously landscaped Flatbush Malls. In addition to its rolling green lawn and giant oak trees, the house has a driveway that leads to a two-car garage/carriage house apartment. And inside, it’s been impeccably modernized, while retaining all the historic details. The home is asking $4,999,000.
Listing photos by Yoo Jean Han for Sotheby’s International Realty
In the West Village, many of the buildings along Seventh Avenue South tend to be oddly shaped, as the avenue was cut diagonally through the neighborhood in the early 1900s to make way for the IRT Broadway subway line. This townhouse at number 54 is one such example. The rare, nearly freestanding building has a trapezoidal footprint, as well as a gated courtyard that has parking for two cars and a beautiful secret garden. The 5,820-square-foot townhouse, on the market for $11,950,000, is currently set up as a commercial space on the ground floor (occupied by the designer Markarian, who designed Jill Biden’s Inauguration Day outfit), a two-bedroom apartment on the second floor, and a three-bedroom owner’s duplex plus roof terrace on the third and fourth floors.
Listing photos by Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty
Considered one of the most beautiful and historic parts of Harlem, the Mount Morris Park Historic District is mainly comprised of late-19th-century townhouses, ranging in style from Romanesque Revival to Queen Anne. The most stately are along Mount Morris Park West, like this gorgeous mansion at number 12, currently on the market for $8.2 million. It has nearly 8,000 square feet of interior space, 10 bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and two half baths, and loads of preserved woodwork that harken back to the home’s construction in 1888.
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