Tag Archives: 19th century

Cobble Hill ‘Before’ Tour

JULIA AND JOHN MACK have plenty to do to convert the 19th century Cobble Hill brownstone they bought recently for just under $2 million into the kind of home they want for their family of four. But before they do … Continue reading

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Scouting Sag Harbor

One of many on Madison Street LANDED A NEW ASSIGNMENT from Coastal Living magazine to write about Sag Harbor, mighty 19th century whaling port turned arty shopping village. To me, the town’s outstanding feature is its abundance of historic mid-19th … Continue reading

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Greenport Village Oldies Under 400K

THERE ARE LOTS OF LITTLE TREASURES tucked into the quiet back streets of Greenport, a bayside town with great vintage character on Long Island’s North Fork. Here are two that just hit the market within the past week. The broker … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Crash Boom! Rx for Real Estate Wealth

I’M NORMALLY EXTREMELY SUSPICIOUS of financial ‘gurus’ and of people who have their heads swayed by their often-dubious advice. But a new book by Greg Rand, a real estate entrepreneur who contributes to Fox News (maybe that’s why I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Berkshires Greek Revival 199K

THIS MORNING, A FRIEND AND I were shooting the breeze about real estate and investment opportunities. I was saying I needed a new project. She, who has a wonderful Greek Revival town house in Chatham, N.Y. (Columbia County), mentioned a … Continue reading

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