Throughout 2012 and the first quarter of 2013, Brooklyn’s real estate market has been booming with sales on new developments, townhouses and brownstones, and practically everything in between. Below are three properties located throughout Brooklyn that can easily explain why the borough’s real estate market has hit new highs.
Located in Greenpoint, this duplex penthouse offers a 3 terraces, one of which spans 1,000-square feet. In addition to its expansive outdoor space, we are drawn to the apartment’s beautiful open layout, architectural staircase and 42-inch fireplace. (more…)
Penthouse are the epitome of luxe living. They are the crowning residence of a building and their high perch affords them the most spectacular views. When it comes to New York City real estate, acquiring a penthouse home solidifies your place at the top. Below are three listings, each embodying the expected grandeur of penthouse residences.
When it comes to a home with views it’s hard to top this listing. With floor-to-ceiling windows and an open floor plan, the penthouse at the Link offers scenic views of Manhattan including Central Park and Times Square. As if that wasn’t enough, an adjacent, private terrace allows for panoramic spectating of the city.
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.
Located on the Upper East Side’s quaint East End Avenue, this mid-century modern apartment has just been renovated, and the floor plan allows for great flexibility. Currently the gracious foyer is being used as a dining room, but reverting it back to an entry would be simple and grand. The top-to-bottom renovation also includes custom built-ins and new bamboo floors throughout, giving a fresh and contemporary feel to the two-bedroom apartment, and a top-of-the-line kitchen. It’s asking just a shade over $1 million, which is significantly less than what you’d expect to be paying for an apartment of this quality on the Upper East Side.
“Supersized” apartments are a hot sector of the market, The Real Deal magazine reports in its latest issue, as real estate developers look for ways to appeal to wealthy buyers. The list of new supersized buildings includes CORE’s upcoming Walker Tower development, but with the launch of sales at Walker Tower still a few weeks out, we thought we’d highlight three other supersized pads currently on the market.
This Chelsea apartment isn’t called the “Skyhouse” for no reason. The mansion-in-the-sky, a triplex sitting atop a landmark building, has 5,000 square feet of indoor space along with an almost unheard of 6,000 square feet of private outdoor space. No neighbors, four exposures, and striking views of the Hudson River and Empire State Building — it’s a supersized home for a supersized lifestyle.