Fantasizing about what’s behind the front doors of unique buildings and townhouses is a favorite New York pastime, and sometimes the reality is just as interesting as the fantasy. Here’s your chance to get a peek inside three incredibly unique properties currently on the market.
This rare detached house in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, dates back to the Civil War, which makes it ancient even for historic brownstone Brooklyn. What’s remarkable is that a lot of the character of this old home has survived — original entrance enframements and denticulated and bracketed cornices are in place, as well as the original wide-plank wood floors. Now the property ready for its next chapter, with expansion possibilities an alluring option in the house-crazy Brooklyn real estate market.
It’s not news that TriBeCa is one of Manhattan’s most desired neighborhoods, with historic buildings, family-size lofts, Hudson River Park, and a thriving dining scene drawing more A-listers than a Hollywood premiere. Those large living spaces are a big part of the appeal, and with that in mind, here’s our look at some favorite three-bedroom homes on the market right now.
The Duane Park Building is a condominium loft conversion situated (obviously) on TriBeCa’s popular Duane Park, and the building’s roots show in the units. High ceilings and spacious layouts abound, and this three-bedroom home is no different, with over 2,600 square feet of living space. The angled living room and art-friendly proportions add to an aesthetic that the listing photos capture quite well, so check them out.
A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
“House of the Day”
Wall Street Journal
At 72 Reade Street, an “airy, 3,360-square-foot apartment in Tribeca [that] still bears remnants of its industrial past,” listed by Michael Graves, was a Wall Street Journal House of the Day. Photo above, and check out the complete photo slideshow on the WSJ website.
“A tale of two markets”
The Real Deal
“In a still-difficult economy, developers are increasingly tailoring buildings to suit the needs of serious buyers,” The Real Deal reports, and that includes building “supersized” apartments into new developments. The list of supersized new buildings includes Walker Tower, where apartments average 3,000 square feet, and where CORE will launch sales next month.
“Best place of the week: 55 White St.”
New York Daily News
Ryan Fitzpatrick’s spectacular triplex listing at 55 White Street in Tribeca “has the kind of grandeur that evokes library scenes from movies like ‘The Music Man’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast.’”
Not everyone thinks that Kindles are the future. For those who still love the feeling of curling up with a book, or at least giving off the impression that they do, we’ve found the perfect apartments. Wondering what walls can hold a new bookshelf when stepping into a new apartment? Wonder no more with these three.
The lower level of this Chelsea duplex is all living and entertaining space, and features a beautiful cherry wood built-in bookcase. It brings a touch of old-world charm to a contemporary apartment, and adds some ideal storage space to an urban living environment. There are also a pair of balconies for when the weather is too nice to read The Hunger Games indoors.