Hot dang! This house has worked up a particularly virulent strain of Brownstone envy in the Curbed office. Aside from coming off as an Upper West Side NYC transplant, the 1891 home's six bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, and 5,100 square feet firmly register it as a studly Gold Coast mansion. Its sumptuous renovated interiors bring no shame to the block, either. We're talking fancy moldings, five fireplaces, a marble master bath, skylights, roof deck, backyard, and highly conspicuous application of cherry wood— in the flooring, staircase, kitchen cupboards, and library paneling. With precious few books in the library, no wonder the telescope. Sometimes the neighbors are just too far off for a simple pair of binoculars. Asking $2.595M, the place can also be rented for a cool $14K/month.
·Listing: 1242 N Astor St. [Prudential Rubloff]