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Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper West Side 

255 West 92nd Street, irrigated rooftop terrace with pergola, country chic renovation

We dare you not to fall in love with this adorable penthouse condo at 255 West 92nd Street. This gorgeous 1,178-square-foot renovated pad brings a little country chic to the city, and its additional 800-square-foot rooftop terrace is sure to be a welcome retreat from the city that never sleeps.

Take a look inside, here

Cool Listings, East Village, Interiors

Wonderful East Village Penthouse Has a Vegetable Garden

By Aisha Carter, Fri, October 3, 2014

217 2nd Avenue, industrial chic kitchen, vegetable garden, stamped steel spiral staircase

Just this August we took a glimpse inside an adorable East Village apartment at 217 2nd Avenue with not one, but two gardens. Now, the penthouse of the same building is on the market, asking $2.8 million; and just like its neighbor, this apartment charms from start to finish.

This full-floor condo manages to seamlessly blend old-world New York with rustic touches such as wide plank pine floors, vintage oak cabinets and a “lovingly worn” marble sink. Enter the home to find the industrial chic commercial grade kitchen with a skylight and a spiral staircase, which we’ll get to later.

Take a look inside, here

Cool Listings, Flatiron, Interiors, Union Square

17 East 17th Street, apartment with rooftop pool, floating glass staircase, renovated historic landmark building

Apparently, even 1,500 square feet of mesmerizing outdoor space isn’t enough to get renters to pay the $40,000-per-month asking price for this Union Square penthouse at 17 East 17th Street. The unique home has had a pretty rocky history during its last few years on the rental market, and it appears to still be searching for a temporary dweller nearly a year after it last became available. As stunning as this 4,000-square-foot triplex is—and it’s a stunner—there’s one interesting choice that might make apartment hunters take pause. You’ll see what we’re talking about after the break.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Interiors, Union Square

49 East 12th Street #6C, split-level apartment, multilevel rooftop terrace

As you’re walking in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Union Square, it might not occur to you that you’re just paces away from a rather gorgeous retreat waiting to be someone’s home or pied-a-terre. But just a few blocks from the thriving landmark, one such adorable unit at 49 East 12th Street has popped up on the market, asking $1.795 million.

Take a look inside here

Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors, Upper West Side 

247 Central Park West, William Noble’s private residence, Walt Disney’s niece, Keith Monda remodel

William Noble would roll over in his grave if he knew the fate of his beloved private residence. The prominent developer built a cluster of spec homes toward the end of the 19th century and chose 247 Central Park West for himself. This 10,745-square-foot home’s impressive history continues as it was once the home of Walt Disney’s grandniece and it remains one of the few single-family homes on Central Park.

However, history turns a bit sour beginning in 2006 when Keith Monda, president of Coach, purchased the home and spent a year renovating it as a gallery for his art. He sold the remodeled home to Ukrainian businessman Igor Iankovsky in 2012. Iankovsky apparently never moved in, preferring his French residence instead, and he has been trying to sell the home ever since. We’re not sure if it’s the renovation’s mixed reviews or the sky-high prices, but for some reason this home toggles back and forth on the sales and rental markets. Well, now it’s back with another price drop, asking $27.75 million or $65,000 a month.

Let’s take a look inside

Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

1185 Park Avenue #PH16G

The impressive penthouse at 1185 Park Avenue is back on the market. The palatial estate was listed last year, asking $27.5 million. However, buyers apparently felt that price was too expensive for a sprawling five-bedroom duplex with an astounding 2,850-square-foot wrap-around terrace. So, the Carnegie Hill prewar pad has returned with a $2.5 million discount and high hopes that history won’t repeat itself.

Take a look inside the pristine pad, here

Landscape Architecture, Manhattan, Meatpacking District

blondie's treehouse, meatpacking district, high line, outdoor space, exterior space, landscaping design, rooftop garden

Image credit: Blondie’s Treehouse

You would think creating an outdoor space right by the High Line would be counterproductive, but after you see this beautiful creation Blondie’s Treehouse built for clients in the Meatpacking District, you’ll think otherwise. Working with 3,000 square feet of contiguous exterior space, Blondie’s designers, Tina Dituri and Charles Casanova were tasked with combining the two distinct areas into one singular escape. See the amazing oasis that rose out of their design quandary over at Renovating NYC.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

655 Park Avenue PH9E, Michael and Marilyn Fedak, huge rooftop terrace

No, that wasn’t a typo in the title. This penthouse apartment at 655 Park Avenue is more than just 3,300 square feet of interior space. It also has a 3,000-square-foot rooftop garden so amazing, even the statues are luxuriating on it. But if you’ve been reading this blog you know it’s not our style to go straight to the mind-blowing terrace. Let’s take a tour through the rest of this premier pad first. Trust us. You won’t be disappointed.

Let’s take a look inside this magnificent penthouse…

Cool Listings, Interiors, Nolita, Soho

374 Broome Street #PHA, Fredrik Eklund, The Brewster Carriage House

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take your friends to the park… by just stepping out onto your rooftop? That’s what this stunning unit at the landmark Brewster Carriage House has to offer. This $9.5 million three bedroom simplex has a lot more to it than its sprawling spacious 2,610 square feet of interior space. It also has an additional 1,800 square feet of rooftop terrace with barbecue… and trees.

Let’s take a look inside, here