How much is a kitchen worth, anyway? That's the multimillion-dollar question New York mag real estate reporter S.Jhoanna Robledo asked in her quest to find out if renovations pay off when trying to sell (in this market, yes), what 100 everyday New Yorkers keep in their fridges (pickled carrots, Red Bull, and almond milk, but not all in the same fridge), and how two new developments?35XV and The Sterling Mason?purposefully stock their pantries to appeal to savvy home-buyers. The eye candy of the feature, however, comes in the form of 10 exceptional kitchens on the market right now. Above, a somewhat primal?see the masks??wooden-clad number in a 2BR/3.5BA penthouse at 225 East 24th Street, asking $4,995,000. (We earlier likened the apartment as a whole to an, ouch, Rainforest Cafe.)
In another penthouse, it's white and sleek all the way. 425 East 13th Street's 2BR/2.5BA, priced at $2,450,000, has gone into contract in the last week, so better hurry if this is where you want to cook Thanksgiving:
A homier vibe emanates from this vibrant turquoise room, which is located in a 7th-floor two-bed, two-bath unit at 16 West 21st Street, a small condo project designed by Morris Adjmi with interiors by Zac Posen. The original buyers, who now want $1,998,000, got to pick the color.