Rooftop Spaces

October 7, 2016

For just $599K, this lovely Harlem condo has a massive roof deck with views to Midtown

Where else in Manhattan will you be able to snag a two-bedroom condo with an impressive roof deck for just a hair under $600,000? At 13 East 131st Street, an East Harlem condo, this apartment has hit the market for $599,000. The 950-square-foot spread is decked out with moldings, built-ins and refinished oak floors, and upstairs it has a large and landscaped terrace with views all the way to midtown.
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September 27, 2016

1890s carriage house fronts a glass-walled Gramercy home with six terraces for $16.8M

A block from Gramercy Park, 150 East 22nd Street lies just outside the borders of the Gramercy Park Historic District, but the property's owners have preserved and restored one of the most substantial carriage houses still in existence in the coveted neighborhood. The original carriage house, commissioned by one Miss E.L. Breese, a prominent New York socialite known for her rare (for the time) level of independence, was constructed in the Neo-Flemish style in 1893. It now functions as a private garage for the home, its uniquely decorative façade enveloping the front of a thoroughly modern five-story townhouse–on the market for $16.8 million–that spans nearly 7,000 square feet and boasts an elevator, six bedrooms and six terraces including an amazing rooftop paradise.
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September 23, 2016

$7.75M penthouse with huge roof deck tops Tribeca’s Pearl Paint-replacing condos

Tribeca artists' mecca Pearl Paint--the 80-year-old art supply retailer at 308 Canal Street--closed just over two years ago, and in May, Trans World Equities filed permits to convert one of the buildings into four "bespoke full-floor lofts" and build a two-story addition above the 150-year-old cast-iron structure, now going by 42 Lispenard Street. Two are already in contract, but the newly-listed penthouse awaits, with a prospective winter 2016 occupancy date.
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September 21, 2016

UWS duplex is both a ‘Tuscan villa’ and ‘Swiss chalet’ with three fireplaces and roof garden

According to the listing, this brownstone duplex at 316 West 90th Street on the Upper West Side is "a Tuscan villa in the warmer months and a romantic Swiss chalet in the winter." That sounds like a pretty tall order for a two-bedroom co-op, even for $1.8 million. But upon closer inspection, three toasty fireplaces definitely have fall and winter dialed in, and two decidedly Tuscan villa-esque decks await once al fresco season arrives.
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September 11, 2016

23-foot entertainment space and large roof terrace impress at this $4.8M Soho loft

This two-bedroom apartment, at the Soho co-op 471 West Broadway, boasts 23 glorious feet of lofty entertainment space. The open living and dining area is lit with huge windows and two skylights, with high tin-pressed ceilings above and plank pine floors below. The impressive interior space is also complimented by a large private rooftop terrace, and the whole package is asking $4.8 million.
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July 7, 2016

Flirt, Frolic and Shower Outside at This Indulgent $1.5M Village Co-op

When a listing is advertised as having a "Soho House meets The Standard Hotel design motif,” we already know who the target audience is. But just to be sure, an accompanying video features a pair of bed-headed hotties–one of whom is the listing broker–who would look right at home at either of those establishments as they frolic about the apartment in a steamy state. The smitten pair caress the home's custom fixtures and invite the viewer to imagine a puzzlingly effort-free existence in this chic $1.495 million sixth-floor co-op at 303 Mercer Street's Snug Harbor.
They're gonna need that central air...
June 21, 2016

Pretty Top-Floor Co-Op With its Own Roof Deck Asks $1.2M in Park Slope

Park Slope is known for its pretty real estate, and this top-floor co-op at 656 Carroll Street is no exception. Decked out with a wood-burning fireplace, arched doorways, exposed brick and stained glass, this is a one-of-a-kind interior that matches the historic vibe in the rest of the neighborhood. And it's all topped by a private roof deck offering 360-degree views of Brooklyn and the Manhattan skyline.
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June 21, 2016

Tribeca Triplex Penthouse With Rooftop Hot Tub Swaps Astroturf for Ipe Wood and Asks $8M

When the tricked-out three-bedroom triplex atop 16 Warren Street sold in 2014 for $5.1 million after languishing on the market with a price that had unceremoniously tumbled from the then-brand-new condo's original 2008 ask of $9.175 million, “Million Dollar Listing New York” star Fredrik Eklund did the deal and shouted it from the (internet) rooftops. Fast forward a mere two years: The home's current owners have slid the sleek penthouse back onto the market for $7.995 million. That doesn’t seem out of line for a Tribeca penthouse, and it’s still lower than the 2008 ask, so perhaps the sellers want to be sure they don’t repeat the home’s last held-over performance. With 3,381 square feet of interior space (which looks like it's had a modernizing update), a terrace with views of the neighborhood's twinkling lights around every turn and a big hot tub a-bubbling on the fully-loaded rooftop deck (now with less astroturf, more ipe wood than in the earlier listing) we doubt they'll have to wait six years to make a sale.
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May 9, 2016

Two Cabanas Combine Into One Glorious Roof Deck at This $675K Clinton Hill Pad

With the weather warming up, nothing looks better than the roof deck that comes with this Clinton Hill apartment at 27 Quincy Street. There's an entire 625 square feet of private outdoor space, nearly as large as the 775-square-foot, one-bedroom pad. Two cabanas were combined into one and decked out with everything from a built built-in bar to planters to furniture. The inside of the apartment isn't too shabby, either.
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May 3, 2016

Three Floors, Three Amazing Terraces at This $6.4M Tribeca Penthouse Loft

If you couldn't afford the penthouse unit at 153 Chambers Street in Tribeca the first time it hit the market, now it's back with a nearly $1 million price chop. Last year, the impressive pad hit the market asking $7.25 million and now it's down to $6.4 million. Most notable about this triplex space are the three different terraces, decked out with a hot tub, hidden outdoor shower, landscaping and impressive views of the Freedom Tower. With summer approaching, these are some of the most envy-inducing terraces we've ever seen...
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March 2, 2016

Police Building Penthouse Gets a $5 Million Price Cut With New Views of Its Secret Room

Remember that $40 million penthouse that occupies the cupola of 240 Centre Street, the 1909 Beaux Arts NYPD headquarters in Nolita? It's hard to forget a four-story, 6,000-square-foot apartment that comes with insane outdoor space (right outside the cupola!) and a secret room originally only accessible to clock mechanics. The Police Building was converted to condos in 1988 but this particular apartment, which both Calvin Klein and Steffi Graf have called home, was recently remodeled. The condo hit the market in November to quite a bit of fanfare, but apparently buyers aren't biting. Sotheby's has recently listed the penthouse for a $5 million discount -- a cool $35 million -- and also offers some new interior photos to obsess over.
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February 22, 2016

A Three-Year Renovation and a Glass Rooftop Studio Perfect This $26M West Village Townhouse

The listing calls this $26 million historic West Village townhouse a "singular and exceptional offering," and it’s hard to disagree (h/t Curbed). Brit expat and tech entrepreneur Jos White and his wife Annabel, former director of The Rug Company, bought the house from interior designer James Huniford in 2009 for $7.25 million and embarked on a three-year renovation helmed by notable architect Basil Walter of BWArchitects with interiors by Poonam Khanna. The end result, according to the architects, "fuses past and present into a new, sophisticated 4,000-square-foot home," which includes a wild rooftop glass atelier (inspired by the Maison de Verre in Paris), 17th-century wood paneling, and a never-ending roster of impressive decor.
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February 22, 2016

$1.4M Williamsburg Condo Comes With an Artist Studio and Private Rooftop Cabana

This two-bedroom, apartment at 125 North 10th Street doesn't come from a Williamsburg warehouse, but it's still got those high ceilings, big windows, and open floorplan. It's also got some fun, creative quirks like an artist studio and massive chalkboard wall in the open kitchen. But the major draw here is the outdoor space: the 900-square-foot apartment comes with a 160-square-foot private terrace, as well as a 328-square-foot private rooftop cabana outfitted with a BBQ grill. And once you're up there, you won't want to leave.
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February 11, 2016

Notorious Novogratz Townhouse Where Heidi Klum Summered Sells for $14.5M

It only took nine years and a $10 million price chop, but the notoriously-hard-to-sell townhouse at 400 West Street has finally found a buyer for $14.5 million, reports the Post. Husband-and-wife design team Bob and Cortney Novogratz bought the West Village townhouse for $4.3 million back in 2007, and then undertook a complete renovation, adding an indoor basketball court, eight-person elevator, and insane rooftop terrace complete with a pizza oven and hot tub. All these amenities, coupled with the colorful and funky decor, caught the eye of Heidi Klum, who rented the home several times over the years, most recently for $70,000/month this past summer.
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February 8, 2016

Brooklyn’s Most Expensive Rental Ups Its Price to $29K/Month

The listing calls this 6,300-square-foot Brooklyn Heights townhouse at 11 Cranberry Street, for rent at $29,000 a month, "five floors of" We'd hope it lives up to the praise: The meticulously restored and painstakingly designed historic home is available furnished, for short or long term, and the asking rent (up from last summer's $25K monthly ask) makes it the borough's most expensive rental. The pretty–and pricey–neighborhood, transcendent bridge and river views, and proximity to Brooklyn Bridge Park already count for a premium. In addition to historic bones and soaring ceilings, the home has designer flair and up-to-the-millisecond modern conveniences like "an epic 5 zone Sonos music system" (though with five stories, we're noting the lack of an elevator).
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February 1, 2016

$5M Penthouse Loft in Tribeca Flaunts Steel, Copper, and Lots of Brick

Now this is the type of apartment we would love to be trapped in during a snowstorm. There's a wood-burning fireplace underneath lofty 16-foot ceilings in this Tribeca penthouse, located at 58 Walker Street, not to mention a big pile of wood to keep the fire roaring. Plenty of leather furniture and exposed brick also help keep this sprawling space, 2,115 square feet over two different floors, feeling cozy. This apartment wouldn't be so bad in the summer, either, with 1,318 square feet of private roof space.
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December 3, 2015

City’s Once-Priciest One-Bedroom Rental Gets a $225K Price Chop, Now Only $75K a Month

When 6sqft became aware last February of the most expensive one-bedroom rental listing in the city, a $300,000 a month 1,200-square-foot (nope, we didn't forget a zero) penthouse atop the Surrey Hotel at 20 East 76th Street on the Upper East Side, we asked cheekily, "Why buy a $3.6 million dollar home when you can pay the same amount of money to live in a modest one-bedroom for a year?" Now that the unit–still on the market though with a fresh new broker–has gotten a hefty haircut of $225,000, it looks in comparison like a straight-up bargain at less than a million a year. So what are we getting for the still-significant monthly outlay?
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November 24, 2015

$4.25M Greenpoint Waterfront Penthouse Adds Up to 3,168 Square Feet of Historic Loft Perfection

If you want real loft living without many of the sacrifices (except the $4.25 million ask, of course) that often come with it, this stunning full-floor Greenpoint "historic penthouse" atop 190 West Street is your unicorn. Modern, stylish and well-crafted finishes, comforts like central air and radiant floor heat, windows and views that never quit, and a prime location add up to a dream loft. Wait, did we mention the 3,600 square feet of private outdoor space?
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November 20, 2015

$16M ‘Trophy’ Penthouse Boasts Solarium, Wrap-Around Terrace, and Lots of Color

The listing calls this a "trophy" penthouse, and with all the bells and whistles that come with the apartment, they're not lying (h/t Curbed). The co-op spans the 17th and 18th floors of 400 East 59th Street, a prewar building in Sutton Place built in 1928 and converted in 1981. It's got four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and more outdoor space than you likely thought possible: a wrap-around terrace, a double-height solarium, a terrace off the master bedroom, and a private roof deck. In case you're wondering, that's 1,450 square feet of terrace space total. Oh yeah, there's also a dressing room in the master that's the size of a studio apartment. All this can be yours for a cool $16 million, a huge leap from its last sale in 2011 for a mere $4.35 million.
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November 13, 2015

Channing Tatum’s Former Tribeca Townhouse Has Hit the Market for $6.5 Million

This five-story, 3,231-square-foot Tribeca townhouse has quite a story behind it. Located at 155 Duane Street, the 1830s red brick home was allegedly used in the Civil War to make antiseptic soap. Today's owner is W. Robert Curtis, who gained some recognition years ago for suing the neighborhood's star chef David Bouley of ruining his block by dumping trash from his restaurant Bouley Studio. Curtis, who has put the house up for rent anywhere from $18,000 to $35,000 a month, rented this pad to Channing Tatum in the summer of 2012, and now it's on the market for a cool $6.5 million. The two-bedroom home boasts open-steel stairs, the original pine beams and the building's original mechanical hoist, which you can spot pictured above. It was originally used as a live/work space, with the office on the bottom two floors, but the ground floor is now being marketed as potential retail.
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November 10, 2015

Amy Schumer’s Lovely Upper West Side Co-op Lists for $2M

If you're a fan of comedy's It girl, instead of just watching "Inside Amy Schumer," you can actually go inside Amy Schumer's home, a charming Upper West Side co-op that has just hit the market for $2,075,000, according to the Post. The floor-through residence occupies the top story of a historic townhouse on West 80th Street, just steps away from the Museum of Natural History. In addition to its cozy traditional decor, it offers two wood-burning fireplaces, several skylights, and a beautiful private roof terrace.
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November 10, 2015

Pretty West Village Duplex Wants a Pretty Penny for Design, Location and a Private Roof Deck

This one-bedroom, 872-square-foot duplex condominium at 387 Bleecker Street couldn’t possibly be cuter, or in a better location. Tucked above trendy luxury handbag shop Mulberry in a 1817 townhouse, on a postcard-ready historic West Village street, it radiates designer charm everywhere from its sleek, white kitchen to its private roof terrace. So if this picture-perfect apartment is perfect enough for you, and you’re in possession of $3.15 million, this could be your new home.
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October 30, 2015

Insane Skylights at this $18 Million Tribeca Penthouse Loft

140 Franklin Street in Tribeca is a prewar building designed by Albert Wagner (also the architect of the Puck Building in Soho) in 1887. It's considered one of the city's best Romanesque Revival buildings, with its grand arched windows and detailed facade. Although it was built for the Walton Company, a manufacturer of wrapping papers, it has since been converted into 12 luxe condo apartments. This one, a penthouse unit, occupies the entire top two floors of the building and spans over 4,000 square feet. The skylights in here are just as grand as the building facade, creating a truly awe-worthy living area. And don't even get us started on the 1,640-square-foot roof top patio...
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September 15, 2015

Gorgeous Roof Garden Atop This $3M Flatiron Loft Has an Outdoor Cinema and Cinematic Views

As much as we love lofts, they're sometimes better in theory than reality; they're either too slick and highly customized as someone's dream palace, or they're a little too raw and lack privacy and separation of space. And their rooftops, while huge, are often gritty urban spaces. In the penthouse loft at 22 East 18th Street asking $2.995 million, you can have your cake in a custom kitchen worthy of a newly-minted luxury apartment and eat it in a verdant enchanted roof garden high above the Flatiron district. This one- (convertible to two-) bedroom co-op has authentic 1900 cast-iron loft bones, details and all, state-of-the-art interiors and mechanical systems (central air and sound and a private elevator to name just a few), plus tons of light and, perhaps best of all, a magical common roof garden with self-irrigated plantings, benches and a custom outdoor cinema–and movie-worthy views of the city.
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September 1, 2015

Modern Two-Bedroom in Williamsburg Comes With a Dreamy Outdoor Space

If you're on the hunt for a modern condo unit (and aren't shopping on a strict budget), Williamsburg is one Brooklyn neighborhood that is full of them. Here's the top-floor unit at 317 South 4th Street, a boutique condo with four total units—a two-bedroom, two-bathroom on the market for $1.45 million. The floor-through apartment has all modern finishes, lots of glass, a private balcony and even a 700-square-foot roof garden.
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