The White Loft

I’m a terrible dancer, but if I could dance, this white loft is where I’d want to practice – unfurnished, it feels like a ballet studio; furnished, it’s a big, cozy home. Comfy soft sofas, fireplace, exposed brick walls, greenery outside the bedroom window, rustic furniture, clawfoot tub, and an adorable fifties-style second kitchen.

Square footage: 4,000

Amenities/Details:

  • Apple boxes  (Four Full size, Four 1/2 & Four 1/4)
  • Four V flats  (1/2” B & W Foam Core)
  • Extension cords (Six, various lengths)
  • Sand bags  (Six)
  • Auto poles & cross bars  (1 set w/ clamps & J hooks)
  • Camera cart
  • Rolling racks (Two with about 20 hangers each)
  • Steamer
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • I-pod ready stereo
  • Folding tables (Three 6’ )
  • Also included is the furniture you see on the website, most of which are easily movable.
  • There are no stands, lighting or camera equipment.
  • Roof usage available for $600/photo and $1,200/film.
    Parking lot available for $500/day.

The Painted Lady Victorian

This stately Victorian used to be the home of a brick baron. Oddly enough, he built his own home with wood and not brick. The exterior of this grand mansion has been meticulously painted in a variety of historic colors. The lookout tower has 360 degree views of Staten Island and Raritan Bay. There are elegant wallpapers, formal curtains, grand fireplaces, and sumptuous embossed leather walls in the entrance hall. The large property has plenty of parking and a small pond.

Square footage: 6,000 (Bedrooms, living rooms, hallways, kitchen, bathrooms, basement)

Amenities/Details:

  • Furniture, artwork and props as seen in the pictures
  • Pond
  • Wrap around porch
  • Parking

The Manhattan Townhouse

This brick Federal-style townhouse opens up to a swirling ornate staircase that appears infinite. The townhouse features creamy paneled walls, fireplaces in almost every room, pocket doors, ornate columns, and a working antique elevator with a metal gate. All of the soaring windows have delightful built-in antique shutters. There are two large, modern, chef-style kitchens and one galley kitchen. At the top of this six-story manse there is a uber-modern penthouse apartment with a patio, balcony, and a roof deck planted with grass, trees and flowers. The view from the roof is out of this world.

Square footage: 12,000 (Bedrooms, living rooms, hallways, three chef-style kitchens, bathrooms, study, roof deck, finished basement, small back deck, penthouse patio)

Amenities/Details:

  • Furniture, artwork and props as seen in the pictures
  • Small elevator
  • Skylights

The Gotham Loft

This is a handsome Manhattan loft that also looks and feels like a cozy home. It is large and lofty, yet it has architectural touches more frequently associated with houses, like a grand cherry wood staircase, classic fireplace mantle, comfy leather armchairs, and rustic wide plank oak floors. This loft can be rented in conjunction with “The Penthouse Loft,” which is upstairs in the same building. The windows face South, West and North. There is access to a roof deck with incredible views of the Empire State Building and the Manhattan skyline.

Square footage: 4,500 (or 9,000 square feet if rented with the The Penthouse Loft which is separated by an elegant staircase — request the fee to rent both spaces and/or the roof in addition to this loft).

Amenities/Details:

  • 150 person limit for events
  • band and DJS are fine, no sound limitations
  • Full kitchen for catering
  • Elevator direct to loft
  • I-pod ready stereo
  • Folding tables (Three 6’ )
  • Also included is the furniture you see on the website, most of which are easily movable.
  • Rolling racks (Two with about 20 hangers each)
  • Extension cords (Six, various lengths)
  • Roof usage available for a separate fee
  • Apple boxes  (Four Full size, Four 1/2 & Four 1/4)
  • Four V flats  (1/2” B & W Foam Core)
  • Sand bags  (Six)
  • Auto poles & cross bars  (1 set w/ clamps & J hooks)
  • Camera cart
  • Steamer
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Freight elevator
  • Client hires their own caterer

Voyeur’s Loft

This classic, simple open loft is a blank slate. It features industrial cement floors, simple furnishings, a fireplace, and walls of windows facing other buildings’ windows. This is the perfect blank slate of a loft.

Square footage: 1,900 (Open layout, bathrooms, kitchen)

Amenities/Details:

  • Furniture, artwork and props as seen in the pictures
  • City Views
  • Elevator to loft
  • Roof deck available for an additional fee

The White Brick Victorian

This lovely old home is set in a park. The paint is peeling on the interior and exterior, a nice contrast to the sumptuous beauty of the tall, elegant windows. There is a lovely garden and a pond behind the property. The house is also near another, larger pond.

Square footage: 3,500 interior, (Hall, parlor, dining room, bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, finished attic)

Amenities/Details:

  • Unfurnished
  • Finished attic with a bathroom can be used for hair and makeup
  • Parking on the grounds for trailers and cars
  • Garden, pond

The Hansel and Gretel Victorian

Enter this pretty gingerbread cottage-mansion and be drawn deeper inside by its perfumed scent. Once inside, a perfectly frightening bear-skin rug and a variety of taxidermy fauna greet you. Children best stay away from the brick fireplace hearth! Perfectly period-dressed mannequins, musical chairs, antiques, and statuary draw you in deeper. A tiny child’s corset is laid upon a small, pretty bed while music box dolls animate to dance for arriving guests. I half expected to find Miss Havisham pining away in a corner upstairs but instead I found sun poring through gothic-arched windows and shedding light upon dreamy bedrooms and hallways.

Square footage: 3,500 interior, 1/3 acre (Great room, parlor, dining room, music room, library, kitchen, master bedroom, child’s bedroom, sewing room, bathrooms, attic)

Amenities/Details:

  • Furniture, artwork and props as seen in the pictures
  • Parking on the property and street for trailers and cars
  • A pretty yard with the home set back a good distance from the street

The Arabesque Victorian

Geometric patterns mimicking nature appear everywhere in this gorgeous Victorian manse. In the archways, the pediments, tower, woodwork, and especially in the magnificent stained glass. Islamic features are present throughout its design but there is also a Germanic influence in the stained glass. Sitting high upon a hill, the house has splendid water views from many windows. The attic features a creepy, coffin-shaped tunnel to the tower.

Square footage: 4,500 interior, 1/3 acre (24 rooms with 6 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 6 fireplaces, 24 stained glass windows)

Amenities/Details:

  • Furniture, artwork and props as seen in the pictures
  • Parking on the property and street for trailers and cars
  • A pretty yard with intricate stone paths, a pond, and a stone well
  • An antique garage

Stately Manor

The exterior of this house is unusually handsome and masculine for a Victorian, with bold lines, rounded walls, and muted colors. The interior, with its grand, staircase, built-in window seats, stained-glass windows, clawfoot tubs, and ornate fireplaces, is more traditional Victorian fare. The furniture is also Victorian, but there are some more modern 1950s pieces thrown in here and there. This house is filled to the brim with knick-knacks, art and glassware. There is a long outdoor terrace that runs along the back of the house to showcase the view of Manhattan and the water… and speaking of the view, it speaks for itself.

Square footage: 4,500

Amenities/Details:

  • Full kitchen
  • Driveway
  • Free parking on the street
  • Yard
  • Large terrace

 

Fort Hill Castle

Fort Hill was a British fort during the revolutionary war. While some of the tunnels and munitions are still buried in the hill, the fort no longer stands. In the late twenties, another fort-like structure was built as a home, Fort Hill Castle. This unique urban Mediterranean villa was commissioned by the original owners to resemble a specific castle in Spain. The garden, in full bloom from April through October, features a small pond, 112 varieties of flowering plant and flower, fountains, and statuary. Most of the interior walls in the home are currently painted white.

Square footage: 3,500 interior, 1/3 acre of land (Living room, dining room, sunroom, kitchen, bedrooms, art studio, 4 full bathrooms, powder room, library, billiard room, tower room, laundry room, bar room, 2 car garage)

Amenities/Details:

  • Furniture, artwork and props as seen in the pictures
  • Parking in the garage and driveway for trailers, trucks and cars, free on street parking
  • Gazebo (cover available for outdoor catering), 2 outdoor fireplaces