townhouses

Celebrities, Cool Listings, DUMBO, vinegar hill

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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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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upper East Side

Beautiful Upper East Side Fairytale Mansion Now $2M Less

By Rebecca Paul, Tue, November 11, 2014

5 East 53rd Street - fairy tale townhouse, medieval townhouse upper east side, Lynn Jawitz

The fairy tale of New York City is constantly unfolding, and this one-of-a-kind Upper East Side townhouse will surely set the scene for a romantic urban happily ever after. This home, originally built in 1893 by A. B. Ogden and Son, is located at 5 East 93rd Street, a stone’s throw away from 5th Avenue and Central Park. Within the last few years the entire property was completely restored, and the elaborate detailing that went into the design of this home is immaculate. The listing price for this property is $17.95 million—and yep, if you’ve been following, it’s dropped almost $2 million from its February listing price.

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Celebrities, Harlem, Historic Homes, Interiors

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This Harlem townhouse on 128th Street may look like a sunny respite now, but back in 2007 when actress Alysia Reiner and her husband David Alan Basche bought it, the building was nothing but an abandoned space with some dusty (but beautiful) brick walls. Armed with MontesBuild Green Street Construction and their vision to turn it into a green home, they maintained the historic home’s original structure, and upgraded to bamboo and natural slate flooring, reclaimed wood, and contemporary furnishings. Click through Inhabitat‘s gallery to see how it came out.

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Image by Jill Fehrenbacher and Laura Mordas-Schenkein

Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

56 East 66th Street, neighboring Andy Warhol’s last residence, Ryan Serhant, unique mosaic tile design

Superstar broker Ryan Serhant has just listed a five-story townhouse at 56 East 66th Street, asking $14.49 million. This multi-family home has a lot going for it with a prime gold coast location, beautiful original details, and the potential to become a colossal 8,032-square-foot single-family conversion. So grab your architect and a little imagination because this prewar pad is just waiting to become somebody’s dream home.

See what else this mega-home has to offer

Architecture, Greenwich Village, Interiors

penthouse roof, unique penthouse new york city, renovations chelsea, historic homes nyc

Simply put, this historic Greenwich Village property, designed by BW Architects, is amazing. A sophisticated balance of design elements that blend the old with the new are incorporated throughout the 4000-square-foot home. And not only is it beautiful, but the 1840s townhome underwent an extensive reconstruction project, completed in 2012, that made it the first townhouse in downtown Manhattan to earn a LEED for Homes Gold rating. And have we mentioned its incredible rooftop office?

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Williamsburg

311 South 4th Street, landscaped courtyard by James Stephenson Garden Design, Polina Solovelchik wall mural

What if we told you that you could have a one-of-a-kind, industrial loft-style triplex townhouse in one of Brooklyn’s hottest neighborhoods, just one subway stop from the city? Even better, what if we told you this converted warehouse came with a courtyard, a roof deck, and the ability to build even more square footage? Well, before you start running to 311 South 4th Street, take a second to look around at this fantastic $3.5 million home.

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Features, Historic Homes, Quirky Homes

190 Bowery, Germania Bank, Jay Maisel, Cool dwellings, Noho, Converted bank

It isn’t unusual to see old warehouses, churches and banks converted into luxury multi-unit condos and apartments. But far more rare, and often shrouded in myth and mystery, are one-of-a-kind buildings that had former lives as banks, schools, a synagogue, a public bath house, a Con Ed substation, even a public restroom and a hillside cave–and have more recently served as home and workspace for a lucky handful of bohemian dreamers (and hard-working homeowners).

Find out who lives behind the gates of those those cavernous, mysterious buildings

Architecture, Brooklyn, Green Design, Park Slope

FABRICA 718 Tighthouse, green design, eco architecture, passive homes, passive haus, passive hosue nyc, passive house brooklyn

When this Park Slope brownstone was first built in 1899 we’re pretty sure energy efficient design wasn’t a guiding factor in its construction. But over 100 years later an award-winning Passive House retrofit by FABRICA 718 has turned this classic residence into one that consumes approximately 90% less heat energy than the average home and 75% less energy overall.

See what consuming 90% less heat energy looks like

Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors, Park Slope

5 Plaza Street West, landmark limestone townhouse, Frederick Tyrrell architect, private gated driveway

One of Park Slope’s landmark limestone townhouses has just returned to the market. The 5,100-square-foot, Frederick Tyrrell-designed home was built in 1901 at the height of the neo-classical style’s popularity. With a well-maintained original four-story building, along with a new extension, original details, and a private gated driveway, this $3.995 million home is definitely worth a look.

Take a closer look, here

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Architecture, Features, Interiors, renovation diary

clinton hills townhouse, townhouse renovations, brooklyn home renovations

Image © Sarah Ross via flickr cc.

Our Renovation Diary series follows 6sqft writer Michelle Cohen as she takes on the challenge of transforming her historic Clinton Hill townhouse into a site-sensitive modern home. In Part I she shared her experience of defining a plan of action and getting started and this week she takes on the all important task of choosing an architect.

One of the first steps in our renovation project was to hire an architect. The house is in a historic district, so we have to submit all alteration plans to the Landmarks Preservation Commission; we wanted to find someone who was very familiar with that process. We also wanted to find someone who was familiar with working on renovating old brownstones, and someone whose style we liked. Someone who comes with lots of good recommendations. And, not least of all, someone we could even close to afford. In our case he or she would be our main point person on the project, and, ostensibly, our advocate in any dispute that would occur later on.

Find out how to choose the right architect for your project and your budget.

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