With 2,512 square feet of space to work with, it’s not too much of a challenge to find space for everyday life, but not everyone could make it look this good–or this effortless. According to the listing, townhouse interiors architect du jour Elizabeth Roberts has had a hand in giving this five-bedroom pre-war condominium at 100 West 80th Street a perfect layout for family life, plus lots of options and plenty of laid-back modern style. Asking $5.5 million, the home looks just right in the elegant Orleans, surrounded by greenery and Upper West Side culture.
100 West 80th Street
Certain neighborhoods are becoming increasingly sought after by observant Jews—but in keeping with what is written in the Torah, apartment hunting can be a formidable undertaking. Observant Jews not only have to deal with New York City’s low vacancy rate but they need to find a home that, most importantly, is within walking distance to shul (synagogue) from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday and some Jewish holidays—owing to the fact that Sabbath obligations, of which there are a lot, do not allow one to drive a car. It goes against what’s written in the Torah to start or extinguish fires during the Sabbath, and, well, cars burn fuel. And by the way, this also means cooking only one, single, solitary item.