Walt Whitman, Truman Capote, Simon Rich–Brooklyn Heights has long been home to some of New York’s best-known writers. Now, America’s oldest suburb can welcome Austin Ratner to its ranks.
A Johns Hopkins-trained doctor, Mr. Ratner has penned the textbook Concepts in Medical Physiology as well as the far less technical The Jump Artist, a novel Read More
Red Carpet Real Estate
If $90 million is too much to ask for an Upper East Side home, how about $10.5 million. While this townhouse at 407 East 75th Street may not rise to seven stories and cover 18,000-square feet, like the Woolworth manse, this 8,475-square-foot, 25-foot-wide redbrick number has been thoroughly renovated as well.
Well-known designers Space4architecture Read More
If the mansions of Aby Rosen or J. Christopher Flowers do not offer the rich and fabulous enough of an opportunity to make a statement–they are asking $50 million and $40 million, respectively–how about a Gothic limestone castlette asking as much as both combined?
Brown Harris Stevens’ Paula Del Nunzio has just brought Read More
How do you quadruple your money on a Manhattan brownstone? Make it the prettiest around.
Not only was 133 East 38th Street awarded the Murray Hill Architectural Award for best historic restoration–at least that’s what its Corcoran listing declares–but rehabbers extraordinaire Nikola Webb and Paul J. Andersson just sold the place for $4.55 Read More
For Sale Signs
So much for West Village townhouses lagging behind their uptown neighbors. The 24-foot-wide converted carriage house at 40 West 10th Street has finally sold after nearly five years on the market for the stupendous price of $20 million. “It’s like you’re outside a little palazzo in Tuscany,” Brown Harris Steven super-broker Paula Del Nunzio Read More
Who cares about foreclosure doom and gloom when you’re living in a grand townhouse uptown? The Journal has a report on how the townhouse market in Manhattan has made a near total recovery from the real estate bubble’s bursting three years ago. Here’s the cheat sheet:
The Observer‘s Chloe Malle broke the news on Wednesday that the redone townhouse at 26 East 76th Street had gone to contract for $19.5 million. The likes of Matt Damon and A-Rod have reportedly checked it out, but the actual buyer remains elusive. Read More
Less than a mile from each other, the two priciest apartment sales of 2010 are neatly nestled not on the Upper East Side’s Gold Coast nor along Central Park West but in two nearby Village blocks known for their signature architecture and superlative charm. Ninety-Two Charles Street recently closed for $13.58 million, according Read More
Five and half years ago, the Century Foundation‘s enormous brownstone at 41 East 70th Street nearly sold to Woody Allen and his wife, until he decided that renovating the place from offices into a house would take too much work. The house was asking $15 million.
Since then, the price of the townhouse–which Read More
Anyone who’s listened to Billy Joel‘s pleasant soft-rock piano ballads knows that life is hard, love dies, divorce is expensive, and material possessions like nice West Village real estate eventually crumble into sand. Earlier this year, Mr. Joel–who is either an evil overlord of sentimental schlock, a Read More