Here’s another tiny, pricey top-floor studio calling itself a “penthouse” in a buzzy downtown Manhattan neighborhood. Except this particular diminutive dwelling really is one-(or maybe two– or three-) of-a-kind in the city: It’s a rooftop cabin. Curbed calls it “NYC’s most unusual rental.” Every so often we get a chance to marvel at these quirky homesteads perched atop otherwise ordinary apartment buildings, and we don’t know whether we’d be thrilled to bits every morning to wake up in a country cabin on a city rooftop, or if we’d be totally over it. Let’s go with thrilled to bits–and take a closer look at this unusual aerie at 15 West 28th Street, asking $4,200 in monthly rent.
We could even start with unobstructed views of the Empire State Building and Midtown Manhattan from within the reasonably spacious pad, without even getting to the whole sky cabin thing. The unusually massive outdoor terrace, which you get to after stepping off the adorable wraparound covered deck, is yet another place to take in the views. And the building has an elevator, so getting up here is easy.
There’s plenty of sunlight through oversized windows and a sliding glass door, and a huge and very cool skylight; a renovated kitchen with a dishwasher and a sparkly new, if small, bathroom are pleasant enough.
Of course, you’re in Nomad, steps from Madison Square Park, near Union Square, the Villages and tons of subways. And you live in a cabin on a rooftop. In case you forgot.
- Lucky Family Lives in a Cabin with a Meadow…on the Roof of Their West Village Building
- The High and Low: A House at the Top
- Quirky Cabin-Like Home with Tons of Outdoor Space Is Up for Rent in Williamsburg
Images courtesy of Keller Williams.
Neighborhoods : Nomad