under a million

A Fort Greene One-Bedroom for $575k and a Few Two-Bedrooms With Private Rooftops

Almost all of this week’s picks have private outdoor spaces.
  1. Are There Really Billions of Dollars in Sandy Aid to Help NYCHA Fight COVID? Turns out the money is spoken for and is being spent on a fairly inflexible schedule.
  2. Novelist Rumaan Alam’s Week in Zillow Saves “Listen, I’d probably do bad things to get this house.”
  3. Can the Wall Street Foreclosure Vultures Be Stopped This Time? A chance to prevent private equity from devouring small landlords.
  4. Mid-century House by a Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice Is Now $1M Cheaper The sprawling 7,000-square-foot home stands out on a New Jersey street of Colonials and Tudors.
  5. Just a Very Pretty Upper East Side Two-Bedroom The twice-renovated prewar unit comes with restored casement windows and five built-in arched bookshelves.
  6. Neutra’s Poolside Gossip House Asks $25M in Palm Springs The much-photographed house that helped to define postwar modernism in California is for sale.
  7. WeWork Didn’t Blow Up Without Help SoftBank’s reckless $10 billion bet on what became the city’s biggest landlord won’t be the last of its kind.
  8. Two Designers Are Selling Their Brick Townhouse on a Flatbush Cul-de-sac Asking $1.7 million, the townhouse comes with new decks out back and a finished basement with its own spacious kitchen.
  9. Who Will Determine the Post-Amazon Future for Long Island City? Plans to reshape the waterfront are stuck in a rudderless moment.
  10. 12 (Vetted) Tree Houses to Rent, From Silicon Valley to Woodstock We’ve combed through hundreds of listings and vacation-rental reviews to find the best tree houses for rent in the U.S.
  11. Meet the Couple Who Bought the Brutalist Bachelor Pad You Saw on Twitter People went wild for the house online, but these people actually plan to live in it.
  12. Everything You Need to Know About NYC’s Housing Market The COVID-19 pandemic turned New York’s housing market on its head, creating sometimes conflicting trends that house hunters need to be familiar with.
  13. Still Closer Than Maplewood: A Deeply Renovated Carriage House in Maspeth Its laundry room is so large it feels practically suburban.
  14. Renegotiating Your Rent (Or Finding a Better Deal) Tips from experts and tenants on how to upgrade or renegotiate the terms of your lease.
  15. Jazz Icon Dave Brubeck’s Connecticut House Feels Frozen in 1963 Three of his pianos and an organ are still there (but, sadly, they aren’t included in the asking price).
  16. Why Is Ex–Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh Buying Houses En Masse in Utah? Hsieh has purchased 71 bathrooms in Park City in less than three months.
  17. The Best Apartments on the Upper West Side, According to an Upper West Sider “Over the years, I’ve marveled at 3 Riverside Drive, mooned over Milton Glaser’s studio, and dreamed of Aaron Shikler’s windows.”
  18. Artist Sterling Ruby’s Compound in the Valley Comes With Outdoor Tub, Kiln Room Ruby worked with a team of architects from SCI-Arc to design the Sunland spread.
  19. 6 Frank Lloyd Wright Homes for Sale Right Now Would you rather live in a Usonian gem, a Prairie School masterpiece, or a former schoolhouse?
  20. The 10 Best Alternatives to Airbnb From a vacation rental company that focuses on families to one that wants to combat racism, here are ten alternatives for your next vacation.
  21. Ashley Nicole Black’s Week in Zillow Saves Ashley Nicole Black hates intricate doors and can appreciate a soulless West Hollywood listing.
  22. Architect Couple’s L.A. Courtyard House With Le Corbusier Lighting Asks $2.7M The space is a pleasing interplay of colors, textures, materials, shapes, and Le Corbusier lighting.
  23. John Black Lee Mid-Century in New Canaan Asks $5M A 2017 expansion by New York architect Joel Sanders includes a master suite, gym, and garage.
  24. In Palm Springs, a Krisel Mid-century Home With a Yellow Shadow-Block Wall The Racquet Club Estates home has an updated kitchen and entertaining bar, plus an outdoor fireplace by the pool.
  25. A Glendale Home Where Not Much Has Changed Since 1968 It’s on the market for the second time ever.
  26. Mid-Century Post and Beam in Silver Lake Asks $2M It’s one of a handful of homes pioneering Chinese-American Eugene Kinn Choy designed in the neighborhood.
  27. A Meticulously Restored Marcel Breuer (With Hudson River Views) Asks $4.2M The 1953 home, located about an hour north of Manhattan, was built for textile designer Vera Neumann.
  28. A Fully Restored 1949 Neutra House in South Pasadena Last sold in 2001, the home was built from plans drawn for the famed Case Study House program.
  29. A Stucco Mansion in Prospect Park South With Two Balconies and a Cutting Garden The historic residence is one-third neo-Tudor, one-third Colonial Revival, and one-third Spanish mission.
  30. John Lautner’s 1952 Hollywood Hills House Hits the Market for the First Time The impeccably maintained residence was built for a grocer and his family.
  31. A 19-Year-Old Designed This Mid-Century “Statement Home” For His Parents in 1960 The San Diego-area property was photographed by Julius Shulman shortly after its completion, then went unseen for decades.
  32. Sea Ranch-esque Compound Comes With Its Own Cable Tram The hillside home offers mid-century vibes with a postmodern twist.
  33. Five-Cottage Storybook Compound in Los Feliz Returns to Market After 45 Years The structures were handcrafted with mostly salvaged materials, including ropes and oars from Jack London’s boat.
  34. Austin Mid-Century Time Capsule Comes With Peachy Formica Countertops And so much stone wall.
  35. Exploring a Real-Estate Time Capsule in Harlem Inside Graham Court, a Gilded Age rental from the architects behind the Apthorp.