This Park Avenue townhouse has a home gym for the kiddies.
This $13.4 million Carnegie Hill home has 13 rooms and three outdoor spaces…and all of the incredible features any Park Avenue limestone townhouse should have… like a butler's pantry, a gorgeous oversized eat-in-kitchen, high ceilings and original wood mantle fireplaces.
But the fun happens in the funky indoor game room/kids' bedroom, complete with a basketball hoop and gym-like flooring, a loft bed you can climb up to and a punching bag hanging from the ceiling.
Luckily, in a single-family home you don't have to worry about downstairs neighbors complaining about a competitive Saturday morning one-on-one.
Real Estate Wantis a weekly column featuring New York City apartment details we're coveting right now.
When embarking on a mov —just like packing for a trip—you always seem to forget something. And in NYC (surprise!) everything's just a bit more complicated (thanks to small apartments and big furniture, lots of walk-ups and more).
Until you've done it a few times, some of the nuances of a NYC move may elude you. So, we asked some real New Yorkers to offer their real-life advice. Here's where hindsight is 20/20.
Central air-conditioning, a skylight that actually lets in light and soundproof windows … six New Yorkers us how their city dwellings might be improved.
Climate change I hate leaving my air conditioned bedroom in the summer and bathing in sweat by the time I reach my front door to leave. I wish I had central A/C so the temperature would be even and well-regulated throughout the apartment. -Curtis, Astoria
The siren call of soundproofed windows I live on a street that doesn’t allow any parking on the either side.That’s because it’s the through street for the fire trucks when they race through, sirens blasting. I love my street and neighborhood, so I don’t want to move. But I’d love soundproof windows. - Heinz, Hamilton Heights
If you've got some spring cleaning to do, and you're dreading it, know that you have options. Like Genius Organizing—the subject of this week’s Real. Est. List Spotlight Series—can help clear out your closets, de-clutter your home office, and make over your living space into the habitable, inviting place it was meant to be.
“I am a reformed clutterer so I can relate to how people in a disorganized situation are feeling,” says Nicole Abramovici, a former television producer who founded Brooklyn-based Genius Organizing in 2006 after uncovering a hidden talent for organizing.
“I worked long hours and when I came home I tended to just throw stuff down. I knew I needed to change that before things got way too out of hand,” she says, explaining that she understands all too well the shame people can feel when a situation that they themselves created gets so bad that they have to resort to an expert.
Q. After 12 years in a building with no outdoor space, my husband and I are determined to buy an apartment with a private outdoor area. What are the pros and cons of a patio/backyard versus a terrace/roofdeck?
A. There is a considerable difference between owning a ground-floor outdoor space and one many stories above, says our experts, and each will cost you.
This second-floor walk-up studio/junior-one apartment at 221 West 28th Street is listed for $1,875. While certainly not big, it seems bright and clean.
SoHo and Chelsea are two of Manhattan's trendiest locales, with upscale boutiques, cutting-edge galleries and lots of tourists to boot. Like most other 'hoods, the best apartment deals tend to be in walk-up buildings, such as four rentals that made this week's Hot Dozen--the 12 rental apartments Streeteasy.com visitors clicked on most often over the past seven days.
A studio at 221 West 28th Street (between Seventh and Eighth Aves) is listed for $1,875. It's actually a junior one-bedroom, with a foyer and lots of closet space. The apartment is on the second floor and looks bright and clean. Guarantors are permitted, and so are pets. Also, notes the listing, there is "NO BED BUG HISTORY EVER IN THE BUILDING."
In BrickUnderground's parents guide to buying and renting in NYC, we covered the real estate basics for finding an appropriate place to dwell with kids. Now we're taking a closer look on the one issue (besides price) that may influence a young parent's real estate decision more than any other: Elementary school options.
Whether you're looking to rent or buy--and whether you have young children now, expect to in the next few years, or just want to make sure you buy a place that will be in demand by families when you sell--read on for advice from the experts about how to navigate public and private school choices.
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