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New York House Calls

A 190-year-old Tribeca townhouse is reborn with historic—and eclectic—touches

Two artists revive a piece of old New York.

Compact Williamsburg rental loses '70s shag for Victorian charm

A taste for maximalism is on full display in a couple’s refurbished apartment, which they revamped mainly with their own two hands.

On Staten Island, a firehouse becomes a family's dream home

The Abbate family lives in a home that’s like few others: a decommissioned fire station built shortly after the turn of the 20th century.

7 bucolic NYC outdoor spaces to inspire you this spring

Find inspiration for your own patch of grass in these New York homes

Call for submissions: Curbed wants to see Staten Islanders’ homes!

Do you live in a gorgeous Staten Island home? We want to take a peek inside!

A Manhattan apartment renovation unearths historic charms

Life, work, and passion happen in a reimagined Gramercy apartment, where century-old details take center stage.

In Gowanus, designer creates stylish home from happy accidents

Go inside the Gowanus, Brooklyn, home of designer Sarah Zames and her husband, Jonathan. When Sarah remodeled their apartment, she broke some of her own rules, with some serendipitous results.

Midcentury modern and 19th-century charm collide in a Greenpoint apartment

Liz Shea and Mark Valenti’s Greenpoint apartment is a cozy, minimalist haven

How a quintessential East Village pad became a New Yorker’s colorful home

Alexis Tirado’s rent-stabilized East Village apartment is now a bright, cheerful oasis

After a lifetime in the South, two architects embrace a ‘mid-life adventure’ in Chelsea

Greg Tankersley and Mary Robin Jurkiewicz have created a cozy Manhattan nook, thanks to lots of planning

In Gramercy, ‘fantastic bones’ give way to an exquisite home

"When you’re transitioning to your late 20s, early 30s, the peace and quiet that you find on these streets is really nice," Scott Francis said of his time spent in Gramercy.

Brooklyn Heights duplex, filled with art and curios, is interior designer's oasis

ASID New York chapter president Glenn Gissler invites Curbed NY in for a tour of his Brooklyn Heights duplex, an apartment full of antique details and modern trinkets.

Call for submissions: see your home featured on Curbed!

Do you have a cool, quirky, fantastic home in NYC? We want to see it!

Transforming a 475-square-foot UWS pad into a 'light and airy' home

In this week's edition of House Calls, Upper West Side resident Meisha Hunter shows off her small one-bedroom co-op, which she transformed through a total gut renovation. Now it's the tranquil, cozy home that she's always wanted.

In Greenpoint, an elegant home full of auction house finds

Kearney Sevier and Zack Kortright have lived in their Greenpoint loft for five years now, but have only just stopped moving things around. The couple are always finding better ways to live in their 2,000-square-foot, $3,300/month apartment.

A 225-square-foot Midtown East studio is enlivened by a DIY redesign

Having never been to New York City before, Courtney Duffey came to Manhattan for a new job and had two days to find an apartment. She landed in a roughly 225-square-foot studio and after a few redesign projects, she's come to love it.

What it's really like to live in NYC's first micro-unit building

According to Dan Tomita, who moved into Carmel Place earlier this summer, it's not really all that different from a typical New York City apartment.

How a family of 3 fits into a 400-square-foot Chelsea studio

Rebecca and Greg Binns moved to NYC from California, in 2006 with a plan: to land an apartment in Chelsea, with a garden, without breaking the bank every month. And they managed to do it. Ten years later, the couple welcome a son into the mix.

In 300 square feet, an architect embraces simplicity on the Upper West Side

Architect Jacob Bek has lived in New York for almost 20 years now, and each time he's moved it's inevitably been to a smaller sized apartment. That's brought him to the smallest space he's lived in yet, a studio apartment on the Upper West Side.

Over three generations, a family creates a vibrant Upper East Side home

Ariel Colangelo moved into her Lenox Hill studio in August 2010, soon after she had graduated college, and just as she was preparing to attend Law School. It made her the third generation of her family to have moved into the apartment.

Call for submissions: Curbed wants to see your tiny home!

Find out how to have your tiny apartment (or house, or boat, or whathaveyou) featured during Curbed’s upcoming Micro Week.

A couple’s UES pied-à-terre becomes a passion project

When Barbara and Mark Levy first set eyes on the studio that would become their UES pied-à-terre, they knew it was perfect. But what they didn’t know a few minutes before stepping foot into the apartment was that they were even in the market.

A dated Queens townhouse is transformed into a modern family home

In this week's House Calls tour, meet Charmaine and Roman Mendoza, lifelong Queens residents who turned an East Elmhurst townhouse from the 1950s into a comfortable space for them and their four children.

In Dumbo, vintage touches enliven a native New Yorker’s modern condo

In this week's edition of house calls tour the Dumbo one-bedroom apartment of ESL teacher Zack Praskin and his husband Will who originally wanted a Park Slope brownstone. They looked at over 50 apartments before finally settling on this one.

In Greenpoint, a Brooklyn restaurateur adopts a 'more-is-more' aesthetic

In this week's edition of House Calls, Littleneck co-owner Aaron Lefkove shows off his Greenpoint apartment, which is filled with art, records, and memorabilia—all of which has a story.

A Tiny Chinatown Studio Becomes a Busy Publicist's Personal Oasis

"I like to say it's like a little boutique hotel home," says Helen Zhang while standing in her petite Chinatown studio. But the publicist's Pell Street apartment is her own personal oasis, and her spare, yet well-articulated, decor speaks to that.

Seeking Space, a Manhattan Couple Gut-Renovates a Jersey City Loft

Regina and Billy Mariano transformed an apartment in Jersey City's Waldo Lofts

An Interior Designer Transforms a Dated Chelsea Co-op

After finding an apartment on Curbed (!) that was described as "frighteningly colorful," interior designer Tamara Eaton decided to crehab the place from top to bottom—and the result is a clean, modern oasis that reflects her "modern eclectic" style.

In Mott Haven, Two 'Failed Minimalists' Have a Home With Space to Create

Kim Phillips and Ryan Garvey knew one thing when they first started eyeing a move to New York City: they didn't want to live in Brooklyn. The creative couple settled in Mott Haven, where they now have space (and rent money) to spare.

A Racked Editor Creates a Home In a Storage-Starved Brooklyn Studio

"Clutter is the worst," says Nicola Fumo. "Having everything tucked away is the best." Considering that her apartment is an approximately 400-square-foot Brooklyn studio, that pared-down aesthetic is probably for the best.

Tour a 200-Square-Foot Sailboat One NYC Couple Calls Home

Meet Victoria Fine and Jon Vidar, who moved to New York City a few years ago with their sailboat, the Scallywag, in tow. When the rent on their Nolita pad got to be too high, they decided to leave apartment living behind and move onto their boat.

In Crown Heights, a Couple Collects Antiques (and Memories) in a 1930 Townhouse

A set decorator and an English professor work to transform their three-bedroom home

In a Garment District Factory Turned Loft, A Home Filled With Avant-Garde Art

A couple who collect share their lovely Garment District loft full of Sottsass, Pucci, and common materials reclaimed from the street. The objects come together to create an interior that is both impressive and reverent to the neighborhood's past.

A Recent NYC Transplant Finds a Creative (and Literal) Home in Bed-Stuy

In Greenpoint, A Cartoonist's Tiny Studio Is Also a Cabinet of Curiosities

Creative Downtown Couple Finds Next Project In UWS Fixer-Upper

In a Harlem Condo, a Do-It-Yourself Attitude Goes a Long Way

In Bed-Stuy, a Fashion Editor Finds Balance Between the Old and New

Creating a Lasting Home In Brooklyn's Infamous McKibbin Lofts