Has this year been tough for you? Yeah, me too. There are ups and downs that are par for the course in anyone’s life, but the past year has certainly delivered its share of hardships, too. Between a global pandemic, a tumultuous election, headline-making natural disasters, lost jobs and other economic hardships, there’s been plenty to stress over.
Back in 2009, when singer-songwriter Norah Jones scooped up a four-story townhouse on a quiet tree-lined block in Cobble Hill, she was among the first major celebrities to settle down in Brooklyn. Ten years later, the Grammy winner is selling the 5-bedroom property for $8 million.
Legendary architect I.M. Pei died in May at 102 years old, leaving an impressive body of work that included the Louvre Pyramid in Paris. Though his masterpieces are scattered around the world, the Pritzker Prize-winner based his firm, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, in New York City. It’s also where he lived for 45 years — in a four-story Sutton Place townhouse that’s now on the market for $8 million.
For decades, the six-story building at 190 Bowery, locally known as The Bank, was a mystery to New Yorkers. The Renaissance Revival-style building, covered in graffiti and grime, was often mistaken as abandoned. It stood unchanging as the surrounding streets morphed from rundown into one of the city’s most sought-after areas.
British rocker Sting has finally put two years worth of rumors to rest by shelling out $65.7 million for a sprawling penthouse at 220 Central Park South.
If you’re familiar with New York City real estate, you know it’s pretty rare to find a single-family mansion that’s still brimming with most of its original details. That’s what makes the Carroll Mansion, located at 86 Riverside Drive in Manhattan, so special.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have come a long way from the Bronx, and now the happy couple is looking to take Manhattan yet again. It turns out the 4,000-square-foot apartment they bought less than a year ago at 432 Park Ave. is a tad too small, so they’ve hoisted the combined unit back on the market.
This week the Brady siblings and some of HGTV’s biggest stars got together to film the big reveal of the Brady Bunch house.
F. Scott Fitzgerald fans can actually live like the acclaimed author did for a few nights. Fitzgerald’s former home (which he shared with his wife Zelda) in the historic Cloverdale neighborhood of Montgomery, Alabama, is available to rent on Airbnb. Don’t expect Gatsby-esque decor, though—”The Zelda Suite” is a quaint two-bedroom apartment that’s situated in the house above what is now a museum dedicated to the literary couple.
Find new ways to reinvent old furniture and upcycle unwanted junk into funky new treasures.
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