Prettiest NYC homes that hit the market this week





This week’s edition includes $20 million Soho triplex and a 178-year old West Village townhouse

Every week, Curbed covers dozens of market listings that vary in price, location, size, grandeur, quirkiness, and other distinct characteristics. If they managed to capture our attention, that means there’s definitely something special going on. But some of these homes are so lovely that they warrant a special kind of notoriety as some of the prettiest homes currently up for sale in New York City. And so, here it is: five listing that have that special “je ne sais quoi” that separates them from the rest. Happy gawking!

 Compass.

↑A charming 178-year-old red-brick townhouse, built for the son of a 19th century Greenwich Village developer, has hit the market in the West Village for $11 million. Standout features include exposed brick, a lovely stoop with wrought-iron railing, wood-burning fireplaces, and a verdant garden located behind the home. Read more…

 Douglas Elliman.

↑In Soho, a sprawling triplex penthouse, spanning 8,200 square feet with an additional 4,000 square feet of outdoor space, is asking a whopping $20 million. There is a sculptural glass staircase, located at the center of the apartment, that connects all three floors of the unit while other notable details include the Venetian plaster walls, and the Philippe Starck-designed kitchen. Read more…

 Halstead.

↑A gut-renovated townhouse at 191 8th Street, between Third and Fourth avenues, just hit the market for $3.89 million, touting amenities and finishes that would make any home-obsessed Pinterest user proud. The townhouse has been redesigned by Brooklyn-based firm Lyons Studio, and boasts solid white-oak plank flooring, an original brick fireplace that has been painted white,and a kitchen that overlooks that 52-foot-deep garden and graciously sized patio. Read more…

 Compass.

↑This lovely three-level apartment in Kips Bay is going for just $625,000. A comfy-looking living area comes with a wood-burning fireplace and a large window that fills the room with light while the bedroom, located on the top floor, is designed with built-in shelves, two closets, and an exposed brick wall. Read more…

 Halstead.

↑Part of a group of converted jute warehouses in Carroll Gardens, this duplex townhouse condo is now on the market for $1.85 million. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom home has still managed to hold on to many industrial details including the 18-foot-tall ceilings in what is now the living room, and the heavy timber post & lintel exposed beams. Read more…

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Lofty Bed-Stuy townhouse with designer details wants $1.9M





Check out what’s for sale in Bed-Stuy, Cobble Hill, and Brooklyn Heights

Welcome to the Brooklyn Townhouse Roundup, where we—you guessed it—take a look at the most notable Brooklyn townhouses on the market. Got tips? Send ’em here.

 Nest Seekers International.

↑This Bed-Stuy townhouse embodies the feel of a loft with its open floorplan and abundance of lovely details like coffered kitchen ceilings, brick walls, beamed bedroom ceilings, and a floating staircase. The home encompasses 3,420 square feet of space with six bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a massive eat-in kitchen, a full basement, and a sizable backyard. Asking price is $1.895 million. [Floorplan]

 Compass.

↑After a gut renovation, you would never guess that this early 20th century brownstone in Cobble Hill is 117 years old. The six-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom abode accommodates both contemporary and original details and boasts archways, marble fireplaces, original skylights, and kitchens and bathrooms with modern flair. Asking price is a whopping $6.195 million. [Floorplan]

 Halstead Property.

↑A classic Bed-Stuy brownstone with a mix of original and modern details is asking $2.75 million. The townhouse is currently configured as a multi-family residence with a total of six bedrooms and four bathrooms. Among its lovely details are herringbone oak floors, high ceilings, decorative fireplaces, a chef’s kitchen, and a finished basement. Outdoor space includes a deck, a rooftop terrace, and a spacious backyard. [Floorplan]

 Compass.

↑A tranquil 19th-century home in Brooklyn Heights is looking to sell for a steep $8.3 million. The luxurious abode is complete with oak floors, marble and limestone mantels; 11-foot ceilings, and three working fireplaces. More modern finishes include a sun-filled chef’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry, custom walk-in closets, spa-like bathrooms, and a beautiful backyard patio.

 Corcoran.

↑In Prospect Lefferts Gardens, a townhouse of regal proportions has hit the market for a cool $3.6 million. Spanning nearly 4,000 square feet, the home offers four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, complemented with details like herringbone wood floors, arched ceilings, stained glass, decorative fireplaces, wainscoting, and a stunning central staircase. There is plenty of outdoor space here, including a balcony, front yard, backyard, a driveway, and a three-car garage. [Floorplan]

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Zone Green Walls




In 2012, New York City’s Zone Green program amended the Zoning Code to allow wall thickness to be deducted from floor area provided the walls are energy efficient. City Planning claims New York buildings are responsible for 80 percent of the city’s carbon emissions. This floor area deduction gives both older and newer buildings an opportunity to insulate their walls and save on energy costs.

Zoning computes floor area from the outside of the building’s edge, encompassing the entire thickness of the wall. (more…)

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