townhouses

Architecture, Chelsea, Design, Interiors

Chelsea Townhouse, Archi-Tectonics, gut renovation, glass skylight, garden extension

The renovation of this beautiful West Side property was made possible by the design team from Chelsea‘s very own respected architecture firm, Archi-Tectonics. This project included the addition of  a garden extension, two floors, and a rooftop terrace. The client, who is a fashion designer, wanted the home to reflect a “textured” or layered approach in its design, and the cool, narrative style does just that.

The contemporary renovation was completed in 2011, when the original 3,400-square-foot brownstone–also a New York City landmark–was extended by 550 feet with the addition of the new garden space to create a residence that was light and airy.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Murray Hill

130 East 38th Street, build your own dream home, Jessica Chastain house hunt, roof terrace with solarium

Shopping for the holidays can get complicated. How do you pick just the right gift for someone? In a perfect world we could buy our loved ones gifts they could turn into whatever they wanted. Well, we’re not going to be doing your Christmas shopping this year, but we do have a listing that’s ready for its new owner to add his or her own personal stamp. We’re talking a fully gutted townhome in Murray Hill with all the renovation plans and permits already set and approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the Department of Buildings. So all you have to do is sit back and let your imagination do the rest.

Take a look at the possibilities, here

Cool Listings, holidays, real estate trends

On Sale Now: An Unofficial Black Friday Bargain Hunt!

By Michelle Cohen, Fri, November 28, 2014

135 West 70th Street PHBC

135 West 70th Street Penthouse BC; Listing photo Douglas Elliman.

Late November can be an anxious time for both buyers and sellers; unpleasant weather, family events and just plain seasonal shutdown mode can reduce the traffic at open houses to a trickle and get properties pulled off the market until after New Year’s Day or even springtime. Sellers may panic and prices get cut in the hopes of getting the deal done before year’s end; it’s a good time for intrepid buyers to stay in the game, though, because the competition factor is at a minimum.

After reading about Leo DiCaprio who, like Macy’s, Wal-Mart and Kohl’s, jumped the gun on the traditional discount day by price-chopping his haute-holistic Delos Living penthouse, we rounded up some stellar dwellings that received significant markdowns just in time for the popular post-Thanksgiving Day shop-a-thon. So if you’re on the hunt–or you’ve got a two-bed-two-bath-with-killer-views-sized stocking to fill–check out our list of sale merch of the real estate persuasion that–we hope–won’t require you to queue up at the crack of dawn.

10 more discounted deals that are better than lords a-leaping

Architecture, Interiors, Upper West Side 

O'connor Townhouse Upper West Side, townhouse renovation,

We’re back again with another “well worth the wait” renovation story; this chapter takes us to an Upper West Side townhouse that was recently revamped by HS2 Architecture. The facade of this five-floor home is magnificent on its own, boasting ornate concrete detailing, elaborate windows and a grand front doorway. The overall approach to this renovation was to create more free-flowing spaces that reflect the more contemporary lifestyle of the family.

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East Village, Interiors

East Village Townhouse, Andrew Franz Architect, renovation nyc

The East Village is one of NYC’s most sought-after neighborhoods, and this beautiful townhouse located in its landmark district speaks to the area’s down-to-earth yet sophisticated and modern appeal. The four-level home recently underwent a massive renovation led by the design team from Andrew Franz Architect. Andrew Franz is known for their seamless integration of outdoor and structural elements, and with many of their projects it’s hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. With their signature style running rampant throughout the space, this stately home is no exception.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

132 East 62nd Street, Suzanne Sheik, gold-plated couch and Frank Sinatra oil painting

Back in March, the owners of this remarkable townhouse listed it, along with such extravagant furnishings as a gold-plated sofa and an oil painting by Frank Sinatra, asking $27 million. We don’t know if prospective buyers were turned off by the lavish furnishings, or if the sellers turned to each other and said, “Wait… we’re selling a gold-plated couch?!” Either way there’s been a change of heart. Now, you can enjoy the five-story home and admire the artwork of Ol’ Blue Eyes for a mere $65 thousand per month, or you can purchase the home outright, unfurnished, for $22 million.

Take a look inside, here

Architecture, Brooklyn Heights, Interiors

Brooklyn Heights Gothic Revival, 1000 Architects, brooklyn heights townhouse

People are constantly moving back and forth from New York City to different cities on the West Coast like Los Angeles and San Francisco; with everything these great cities have to offer, who can blame them? This was the case for one family who moved back to New York after a five-year stint in San Francisco. Their plan of action was simple: Buy a townhouse in Brooklyn Heights, do moderate remodeling, and be chillaxing at home in a year’s time, max.

However, as many of these stories go, that wasn’t the case, and in the end it took them three years to find the right property for purchase and another three years to complete the remodel. With 1100 Architect at the helm, what they lost in time was made up in style and elegance. This five-story Brooklyn Heights Gothic Revival will make you want to say “Hallelujah! That’s some good design!”

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Architecture, Design, Upper East Side

Shunmyo Masuno, Steven Harris Architects, Rees Roberts + Partners, nyc townhouse renovations,

Great architecture, whether it’s here in New York or elsewhere, is fully realized when the physical shape of the building, the interior design, and the surrounding landscape are brought together through great design, and this amazing Upper East Side townhouse is an impeccable example of this magical combination.

Led by Steven Harris Architects and interior designer Rees Roberts + Partners, the house recently underwent a four-year renovation and re-decoration, and the results were clearly well worth the wait. The property boasts over eight stories and 8,500 square feet of living space, and it includes a bedrock basement pool, wine cellar, gym, and workshop.

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Greenwich Village, Interiors, Recent Sales

17 Minetta Street, Grenwich Village real estate

Sure, we all love a good flip story, but this is more like a flip flop. This lovely townhouse at 17 Minetta Street in Greenwich Village sold for the first time as a single-family home in 2010 for $5.1 million; it then sold again in 2013 for $5.8 million (after asking $7.5); now it’s sold for $5,676,000, above the $5.35 asking price, according to city records.

We’re not quite sure why the landmarked home keeps getting tossed around for little to no profit. The 19th century Federal townhouse got a modern renovation in 2008 by architects and designers Zhenya Merkulova and Alan Tanksley; it’s accessed through a gated mews that leads to a private garden.

Tour 17 Minetta Street here

Celebrities, Cool Listings, DUMBO, vinegar hill

robert pattinson nyc, 69 Gold Street brooklyn, townhouses, robert pattinson nyc, robert pattinson brooklyn, where does robert pattinson live

Brooklyn’s roster of A-list celebs could soon be growing. According to the NYP, Robert Pattinson was recently spotted touring this DUMBO-adjacent Brooklyn pad at 69 Gold Street in Vinegar Hill. The historic townhouse is quite the stunner, recently gut renovated by its current owner. The four-story home comes with four bedrooms, a 2-3 car garage, a private terrace, and lots of character.

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