townhouses

Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of Fox Residential

This Upper East Side townhouse at 17 East 74th Street was built in 1869 in the neo-Federal style. And though it retains this historic pedigree from the street, inside it’s been modernized with opulent finishes and a classicaly elegant style. According to the Post, the home, which is on the market for $18 million, is owned by Sandi Feinberg, widow of the late philanthropist Herbert Feinberg. They bought the five-story house in 1989 for $2.5 million and then spent three years on a renovation that included adding a 46-foot-long saltwater lap pool and hot tub on the lower level, as well as spiffing up the garden and roof deck.

Take the tour

Cool Listings, Crown Heights

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

If you’ve been quarantined with kids for the past year, be prepared to drool over the backyard at this Crown Heights townhouse. Located at 1101 Park Place and listed for $2,650,000, the two-family home has a garden-floor apartment and a three-bedroom duplex on the upper two floors. The latter has a deck off the kitchen and a massive (it stretches through to the other block!) backyard with both a stone patio and a grassy space large enough for a swing set and trampoline.

Go inside

Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

As the Wall Street Journal first reported, one of the last Gilded-Age mansions along Fifth Avenue has hit the market for $52 million. Located right across from Central Park and the Met, the Beaux-Arts beauty at 991 Fifth Avenue was built in 1901 and has had only four owners since then. Today owned by the Irish Historical Society, the home’s interior is almost entirely intact, full of carved plasterwork and woodwork, marble fireplace mantles, stately columns, and leaded-glass windows.

Find out more here

Cool Listings, Prospect Park South

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

The single-family homes in Prospect Park South often offer a suburban-like living experience right in Brooklyn, and this charmer at 169 Stratford Road is no exception. Built in 1899 and listed for $2,595,000, the 2,844-square-foot house has six bedrooms, a front porch, side porch, a rear deck and lovely backyard, and even a gated driveway.

Go inside

Cool Listings, Park Slope

Photo Credit: Compass/Michael J. Franco

Just on appearances, this Park Slope townhouse stands out, with its unique neo-Federal style. But it’s also rare for the fact that it comes with a private driveway and garage. Located at 15 Prospect Park West, the location’s not too shabby, either. The home has four bedrooms, a finished basement, a backyard, and a roof deck, and it’s asking $4,400,000.

See more here

Clinton Hill, Cool Listings

Listing images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

A little over a year ago, we featured this townhouse, one of the most incredible in Brooklyn, when it lowered its asking price to $10 million after first listing for $13.5 million in 2018. It’s now returned for an even more reduced price of $9.2 million. Located at 280 Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill, the 10,000-square-foot Queen Anne mansion is not notable just for its opulent interiors but for the fact that it was built in 1887 for Charles Erhart, co-founder of the Pfizer pharmaceutical company and brother-in-law to Charles Pfizer. The home’s current owner is a designer and undertook a magnificent renovation that retained historic details like an original Otis elevator, moldings and woodwork galore, and stained glass, as well as added modern upgrades like a sunken “speakeasy” party room, wine cellar, and meticulously landscaped backyard.

See all this and more

Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Try as we might, it’s really impossible to classify the style of this Upper East Side townhouse, currently on the market for $22 million. The five-story home is filled with contemporary decor like neon light art and leather flooring, but also has classic architectural elements running throughout. Then there are all the outliers–an all-teak media room, a prairie-style solarium, and an Ipe garden. Located at 48 East 81st Street, it’s just a block from Central Park and the Met.

Take the full tour

Boerum Hill, Cool Listings

Photo credit: Ryan Lahiff

Situated in the heart of the Boerum Hill Historic District, this brick townhouse at 122 Bond Street was built in 1852 but was recently renovated to include the best in modern living. At the price of $3,250,000, the single-family home provides 2,340 square feet of living space including three bedrooms and a full finished basement. There’s also a lovely rear garden that rounds out this perfect family residence.

See the whole place

Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

During her teenage years (h/t Wall Street Journal), actress and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow lived in this grand Upper East Side townhouse off Central Park at 9 East 92nd Street. According to city property records, her parents, late producer Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner, owned the seven-bedroom home from 1984 to 1992. According to the Journal, Paltrow was 11 when her family moved from California to NYC, where she attended the prestigious Spence School, an all-girls private school just around the corner from her then-home.

Take a tour

Clinton Hill, Cool Listings

Listing images courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Built in 1899, this Clinton Hill townhouse was completely renovated from the ground up in 2015, which resulted in a gorgeous mix of original architectural details and modern additions. Listed for $4,850,000, the five-bedroom home has a bit of a Scandinavian vibe, with its custom-designed kitchen and mid-century decor. It also has a large backyard perfect for dining al fresco.

See the whole place

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERS

Thank you, your sign-up request was successful!
This email address is already subscribed, thank you!
Please provide a valid email address.
Please complete the CAPTCHA.
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.