Look up: 5 NYC homes with old-school wooden beams

By Virginia K. Smith  | November 14, 2014 - 1:59PM

Want the gritty sensibility of exposed wooden beams, while still maintaining a level of comfort and pampering generally reserved for a Fancy Feast cat (or at least, a Wall Street banker)? You're definitely not alone,  and there are plenty of places on the market that boast classic wooden beams, often original to the building.

Wooden beams and exposed brick accent the 22.5-foot ceilings in this $7.25 million Tribeca condo, but the rest of its touches are modern, including heated limestone floors.

If you shell out $5,500 a month for this West Fourth Street one-bedroom, you'll find old-world touches throughout, including exposed brick, a wood-burning fireplace, and vaulted ceilings which still have their original wood timber beams.

This $9,230/month Williamsburg two-bedroom has more exposed beams and exposed brick than you can shake a beam stick at, as well as reclaimed pine pillars, stained glass windows, custom steel work, and 20-foot ceilings.

One more option from the West Village: while this $11.75 million townhouse is mostly tricked out with modern touches, head into the kitchen—where pots and pans hang from wooden beams—and you'll be transported back to the 1850s, when the building first went up (give or take a SubZero refrigerator, anyway).


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