This $1.2M Clinton Hill prewar triplex condo unfolds beneath the arches of a former seminary
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by Michelle Cohen
9M ago
Photo credit: Russ Ross Photography for The Corcoran Group This one-bedroom home at the rarely-available Cathedral Condominiums at 555 Washington Avenue on the border between Clinton Hill and Prospect Heights has a unique history to go with its dramatic architecture. Built in 1914, the striking building was first home to Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception. Converted to a 53-unit condominium in 1988, the building is a neighborhood landmark, noted for its Gothic design. In addition to access to the building’s lushly landscaped common courtyard, the unit, asking  ..read more
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$1.5M Upper West Side brownstone co-op has a cozy cottage vibe
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by Michelle Cohen
9M ago
Photo credit: Gabriel Sebastian/Five7 Media for The Corcoran Group Located on a tree-lined Upper West Side street less than a block from Central Park, this eye-pleasing co-op at 71 West 83rd Street is one of those non-cookie-cutter Manhattan apartments everyone dreams of–but rarely finds. Asking $1,450,000, the two-bedroom home is blessed with rustic exposed brick walls, arched windows, and large, sunny rooms in a gracious floor plan. There’s even a terrace for an outdoor version of the French country villa effect. Beneath ceilings of nearly 11 feet, a ..read more
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For $11M, live in a Brooklyn Heights mansion with perfectly restored details and a literary past
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by Michelle Cohen
9M ago
All photos courtesy of SERHANT. Studios From the wine cellar to the landscaped roof deck, this 19th-century Greek Revival mansion represents five stories of pristine restoration, with historic flourishes accenting modern style and ease of living. Asking $11,500,000, the 6,094-square-foot two-family townhouse at 20 Remsen Street in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District has some notable literary history: Norman Mailer had his writing studio here. The house was also, according to the listing, the inspiration for Mailer’s 1951 novel “Barbary Shore.” On an elevated cul-d ..read more
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This $2M garden flat in Margaret Mead’s former home is the picture of cozy West Village charm
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by Michelle Cohen
9M ago
Photo credit: Compass On a postcard-perfect West Village street among the neighborhood’s historic brownstones, this garden co-op at 72 Perry Street is a rare chance to live a bohemian dream not often found in today’s New York City. Asking $1,995,000, the two-bedroom home in a restored townhouse has a landscaped private back garden as the almost-too-good-to-be-true addition to the elegance of its interior living spaces. The boutique co-op building is known as Mead House in honor of one-time resident Margaret Mead. The famous anthropologist lived in the townhouse w ..read more
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Industrial chic and Soho street life meet in this $4.4M loft condo
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by Michelle Cohen
9M ago
Photo credit: Yale Wagner for Sotheby’s International Realty If you’ve often strolled the streets of Soho admiring the iconic former warehouses and tall-windowed lofts within, this concrete and steel-filled condominium at 487 Greenwich Street could be your dream come true. Asking $4,400,000, the sprawling 4,000-square-foot-plus renovated duplex in the former Tetley Tea Company warehouse offers open-plan living on a grand scale with impossibly high ceilings, concrete columns, and beams–and a sauna in the basement. Doors open directly onto the quiet street tucked away in the heart of Hudson Sq ..read more
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$7.9M Soho penthouse feels like a country estate with a magical rooftop garden, hot tub included
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by Michelle Cohen
9M ago
Photo credit: Nina Poon for The Corcoran Group This 3,121-square-foot Soho co-op at 80 Greene Street is the real downtown loft deal, disguised as a perfectly decorated home (enchanted 1,200-square-foot roof terrace with hot tub included). The three-bedroom triplex tops a classic Soho cast-iron building on a historic Belgian block street. Comprised of a designer-renovated main floor, mezzanine, and dramatic top-floor bedroom suite, the tranquil apartment, asking $7,900,000, is bathed in white, with outdoor space to rival a country manor. Perfect for entertai ..read more
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This $1.2M Princeton home is a modernist gem designed by Otto Kolb
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by Michelle Cohen
9M ago
Photo credit: Robert Manella/Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty This Otto Kolb original home at 140 Heather Lane, asking $1,195,000, is tucked into a wooded 2.39-acre lot on a quiet Princeton street. The Swiss-born Modernist architect designed this one-of-a-kind jewel box of a single-story home in 1959. Rooms in the five-bedroom house wrap around two courtyards, surrounding them with nature and sunlight. Otto Kolb taught design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago during the late 1940s. Kolb, Mies Van der Rohe, and Charles Eames formed what has bee ..read more
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A retreat reborn in Bridgehampton, this $6M home has every detail covered–including the furniture
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by Michelle Cohen
9M ago
Photo credit: Ryan Scott Fitzgerald While older Hamptons properties are often torn down to make way for new construction, this modern estate at 325 Mitchell Lane was reimagined with architectural finesse in a complete renovation. Now on the market for $5,995,000, the iconic Bridgehampton house, grounds, and pool were painstakingly redesigned with every detail considered, right down to the furniture, which is available to purchase as well. In a renovation helmed by Robert Young Architects and Damon Liss Design, the home’s interiors were designed to frame stunning views fro ..read more
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Stephen Sondheim’s Turtle Bay townhouse is on the market for $7M
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by Michelle Cohen
9M ago
Photo credit: Compass The Turtle Bay townhouse at 246 East 49th Street that was home to late songwriter Stephen Sondheim is now on the market, asking $7,000,000. The celebrated songsmith, who received eight Tonys, eight Grammys, an Oscar, and a Pulitzer for the iconic words and melodies to Broadway hits like “West Side Story,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” and many more, bought the historic townhouse in 1960. Sondheim needed the privacy of a townhouse, according to Curbed, so he could finesse melodies on the piano without bothering the neighbors. The seven ..read more
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Spend summer in your rooftop garden with a wet bar and shower in this $12.95M Chelsea penthouse loft
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by Michelle Cohen
9M ago
Images by Rinze The 4,800-square-foot full-floor penthouse atop the prewar co-op at 227 West 17th Street is a perfect summertime paradise, featuring a fully irrigated private rooftop garden space with a bar and outdoor shower. Asking $12,950,000, this renovated three-bedroom home is an all-season refuge as well; in addition to the warm-weather haven, there’s a massive great room with a wood-burning fireplace for cozy winter nights. The freshly-renovated prewar loft has ten-foot ceilings and oversized windows. There are modern enhancements thr ..read more
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