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Brooklyn has been buzzing for some time now, from Park Slope parents to Williamsburg hipsters. Now, another neighborhood is drawing the attention of homebuyers looking to invest—Gowanus.

Once one of the most polluted waterways in the country, Gowanus borders the neighborhoods of Red Hook and South Brooklyn to the west, Park Slope to the east, and Sunset Park to the south. It’s also the site of Brooklyn’s first Whole Foods grocery store, and developers are eyeing the location for a 700-unit rental project right along the canal. But beyond gourmet groceries, an influx of creative entrepreneurs, musicians, and artists has made this neighborhood popular.

We found a few properties posted on Househappy that are in or on the edge of Gowanus.

This nearly 1,000-square-foot condo features two bedrooms, two updated baths, a renovated custom kitchen, washer/dryer, wood burning fireplace, terrace, and additional basement storage, along with very low maintenance in a co-op that has just paid off their underlying mortgage.

168 Huntington St. is listed by Nielsen Sadownick Team.

This two bedroom, two bath condo features keyed elevator access directly into the apartment. An open, sun-filled layout offers 984 square feet of living space, beautiful hardwood floors throughout, washer/dryer, high ceilings, a private storage unit, and a balcony. The modern kitchen has granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances.

391 Dean St. is listed by Rodolfo Lucchese.

Gowanus Canal Photo: Instagram

With $2 million raised in seed money, New York based startup Architizer aims to make architecture and interiors accessible to everyone. Though they are currently the largest platform for architecture and design online hosting projects with user-uploaded content, according to their chief executive and cofounder Marc Kushner, this latest round of capital will allow them to go after a $200 billion global construction supplies market.

Architizer––which cites Houzz and McGraw Hill as its primary competitors––allows firms to post photos, videos, and project details, then charges construction suppliers a varying monthly fee to link with builders and products.

“Manufacturers are desperate to get their products online,” Kushner said. “Architects from all over the world are telling us ‘Man, you guys have something going on.'”

This article can be found in its original form on Venture Beat.

Photo: Architizer

Aptly named the “Arc House,” this unique East Hampton home is now on the market for the first time ever. The 5,173 square foot residence stands under the Steelmaster Arch which spans 20’x60′ at a height of 16′, and was built with a stunning combination of glass, steel, stone, and wood.

The home, designed by award-winning architect Maziar Behrooz, includes 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a NEFF kitchen, and Bulgarian limestone throughout the living room and dining room. Other highlights include the 1,000 bottle wine room, 4 car garage, gym, dry sauna, and a beautiful staircase to the lower level that is cantilevered off a cement wall with Oregon black walnut treads. Behrooz, who is known for his sustainable designs, also included Geo-Thermal heating and windows made of ultra-efficient thermal Unilux & Fin glass.

50 Green Hollow Road, East Hampton, New York is listed by David Zazula with Halstead Property and is on the market for $3,950,000.

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Photos: Maziar Behrooz Architecture

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Developers in New York City are phasing out one-bedrooms in favor of building apartments with more spacious units.

“I don’t know that one-bedrooms will ever become extinct,” said Charles R. Bendit, a chief executive at Taconic Investment Partners, “but I think the nature of the city is changing. Young kids aren’t leaving as quickly as they once did, and people who are making an investment are investing in a family home.”

According to research from Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, at the beginning of January, only 16% of new condos for sale in Manhattan were one-bedrooms. Last year at this time, 27% were one-bedrooms; and 26% were one-bedrooms at the beginning of 2010. The market share of one-bedroom sales is expected to drop even further this year as new multi-bedroom products begin to work their way through the system.

This article can be found in its original form on New York Times


Do you love to fish? Or do you simply dream of living in peaceful seclusion, surrounded by trees and water? Then you might love this Forestburgh, New York property as much as we do.

This 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom craftsman sits on 10 acres of wooded, lakefront property within the Turner Brook Preserve. Just two hours outside of New York City, the 5,938 square foot home has been updated and modernized throughout and includes two master suites, plenty of open living space, and lots of windows to enjoy the natural surroundings. The home, located on a peninsular of Gillman Pond, also has a private dock and outdoor patio overlooking the water.

4 Philwold Rd., Forestburgh, New York is listed by Vanessa Saunders of Global Property Systems Real Estate and is on the market for $1,775,000.

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