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Several rentals in this week’s roundup have extensive built-ins, including a Fort Greene apartment with huge recessed shelves.
  1. Overshareholders! Co-op Boards May Have to Disclose Why They’re Rejecting People They’re bracing for lawsuits.
  2. ‘Chief Pencil Lady’ Caroline Weaver’s Week in Zillow Saves “My three strongest home fantasies are: buying an old Girl Scout or Boy Scout camp, a Usonian house, or a really, really, really old house in Italy.”
  3. What If Compass Is Basically Just Like Every Other Real-Estate Brokerage? Except with a nicer logo and an over-leveraged IPO.
  4. A Carefully Crafted Mid-Century Time Capsule on the Concourse The two-bedroom apartment is packed with details inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, Joseph Eichler, and Eero Saarinen (among others).
  5. A Double-Dome Home Built by a Juggler Each of the two domes has 30-foot wood ceilings, which are still in great original condition.
  6. You Can Finally Live Like a Whitney A villa built as an art studio for the museum’s founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, is for sale.
  7. This Maximalist East Village Church Is for Sale Practically every surface of its 74-foot-long sanctuary and chancel is covered in gilded icons and ornaments, stained glass, and tiny figurines.
  8. Everything We Know About the Sweeping New Housing Discrimination Lawsuit “Not a hope in hell”: Eighty-eight brokers and landlords are caught on tape rejecting housing vouchers.
  9. Miami’s Little Manhattan During the pandemic, many well-off New Yorkers fled to South Florida … and their favorite restaurants followed.
  10. Trump or Epstein: Which Depraved House Would You Buy? A $50 million dilemma.
  11. L.A. Startup Advertises Nonexistent One-Quarter Bedrooms in Brooklyn Heights Is Brownstone Shared Housing a disruptive new housing solution or a neo-flophouse operator? It’s hard to say.
  12. Author Rebecca Makkai’s Week in Zillow Saves “The one thing that I look for in all these listings is the closet that’s the size of an entire room.”
  13. Century 21 Is Returning, But You Can’t Get There on the Subway Because … it’s in Busan, South Korea.
  14. The Gut Renovation of Ryan Serhant He was a real-estate striver slinging cheap rentals until Million Dollar Listing — and a pandemic market — made him the plutocracy’s broker of choice.
  15. A Tudoresque Riverdale House Originally Owned by Isabel Bishop On the market for the first time in over 30 years, the five-bedroom Fieldston house comes with a ton of original woodwork and colorful tiles.
  16. There’s a New Bidding War For the Studio Next Door Well-off New Yorkers covet an office down the hall.
  17. A Prewar Floor-Through in Chelsea (With Tin Ceilings From Minnesota) The parlor floor unit has more or less every original period detail one could imagine.
  18. A Brooklyn Heights 3-Bedroom With Exposed Beams in Almost Every Room Originally two separate units, this airy co-op apartment sits on a street lined with real gas lamps.
  19. ‘They’re in Long Island, and Don’t Give a Sh*t’: Boards Ghost Their Residents And residents are none too pleased.
  20. ‘Catfish’ Host Kamie Crawford’s Week in Zillow Saves “You gotta manifest positivity in your home-buying process.”
  21. A Florida Family Bought the Viral Shag-Carpet House Without Setting Foot Inside It’ll soon be a vacation rental, but without all of the wall-to-wall carpeting.
  22. A Waterfall Wall in a Lower East Side Carriage House The owners transformed a vintage platform elevator shaft into a stairway with the waterfall as backdrop.
  23. A 1796 Townhouse With a Skylit Copper Tub The 25-foot-wide brick townhouse on Harriston Street also has the biggest private backyard on the block.
  24. Wait — Kim Owns the Land and Kanye Owns the House? Who cares about the divorce — is the couple in a land-lease situation?
  25. Why Hasn’t Anyone Bought This William Lescaze House? A pioneering 1935 house has been on and off the market for years.
  26. 9 (Vetted) Winter Airbnbs to Rent Within Three Hours of NYC Including a Nordic-style two-bedroom with a dry sauna and a Belleayre Mountain spot where the host provides s’more kits.
  27. A Townhouse on Prospect Park West With a Perfectly Preserved Art Deco Bathroom Built in 1915, the brick building also has a gated driveway and garage.
  28. L.A. Real-Estate Agent Dalton Gomez Announces Engagement to Pop Singer His fiancée is Ariana Grande, a performer from Boca Raton, Florida.
  29. A Wall-to-Wall (to Bed) Floral Room in Gwyneth Paltrow’s Childhood Townhouse It makes a convincing case for matching bedding, curtains, and wallpaper.
  30. A Shingled House With a 13,000-Square-Foot Deck on Quantuck Bay The 1987 home designed by the prolific Long Island architect Norman Jaffe is on the market for $18.7 million.
  31. A Three-Bedroom With 18-Foot Ceilings in the West 67th Street Artists’ Colony There’s also a huge caramel-colored kitchen that has storage on all four sides and a center island with a built-in toaster.
  32. Spite-Watching the Rent Fall on Your Old NYC Apartment Someone else is going to get it for less, dammit.
  33. An Upper East Side Classic Six That Never Left 1979 Not one, but two, rooms have mirrored ceilings.
  34. This Modernist Landmark in New Orleans Has Had Only Two Owners Ever The glass and brick home of Buster Curtis Jr., the architect who designed the Louisiana Superdome, is on the market for $1.8 million.
  35. Doug Emhoff, Second-Gentleman-Elect, Grew Up in This Building in Brooklyn The Midwood roots of Kamala Harris’s husband.
  36. McKim, Mead & White Designed This Castle, the Olmsted Brothers Did the Grounds The 24,000-square-foot mansion overlooking Tuxedo Lake has 14 bedrooms and 11.5 baths.
  37. Upper West Side Home Has 4 Floors, 3 Spiral Staircases, and a Catwalk The lower half of the 1,700-square-foot apartment used to be the operating room of a former hospital.
  38. Tech Reporter Taylor Lorenz’s Week in Zillow Saves “I literally know every house in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.”
  39. Stone, Stucco, and Chimneys Galore: A Chateau in Litchfield County for $2.2M On the market for the first time in 26 years.
  40. Blue’s Clues Steve Is Selling His (Blue!) Converted Garage in Williamsburg The Williamsburg home has a huge courtyard surrounded by glass walls (and two more big roof decks).
  41. The $99,900 Studios on Billionaires’ Row Carnegie House residents are racing to offload their apartments. Why?
  42. The Downtown Co-op of All Downtown Co-ops The Art Deco building One Fifth Avenue has long been an expression of a certain type of New York–ness.
  43. Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian on Market for First Time Since 1965, at $1.7M Located about 40 minutes north of Chicago, the Carr house has only ever had two owners.
  44. A Downtown Duplex Loft With a Balcony Over Broadway Listed for $1.25 million, this airy one-bedroom at Bleecker Court comes renovated with an open kitchen and spiral staircase.
  45. Are You Radical Chic Enough to Live in Leonard Bernstein’s Apartment? Mmmm, these are nice. The apartment where Lenny and Felicia Bernstein held that notorious fundraiser is listed for $29.5 million.
  46. A Brooklyn Heights Curiosity Is on the Market for the First Time Architectural Record named it a “trend-setting house of 1969.”
  47. A Very Private Triplex in Hudson Square Hits Market for First Time in 20 Years The unit, renovated into a three-bedroom, has only changed hands once since becoming a co-op in the 1970s.
  48. 70 Vetted Airbnbs — All Within Three Hours of New York City A renovated milk barn (on a working farm) in the Catskills, a Shaker-themed “chalet” in the Poconos, and 68 others.
  49. 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.
  50. Novelist Rumaan Alam’s Week in Zillow Saves “Listen, I’d probably do bad things to get this house.”
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