When warmer weather hits, just about every human (at least those that like sunshine) wants to spend time outside. For most New Yorkers, that means heading to the park, but there are plenty of homes in this concrete metropolis that have their own private green oases. There are hundreds of places on the market right now that come with outdoor space, and we picked out 10 of the best that hit the market within the last week. They range from Brooklyn townhouses to sprawling Upper East Side penthouses to cute garden apartments, like the unit pictured above. It's a one-bedroom duplex in Turtle Bay, with French doors leading to a quiet landscaped garden. Asking price is $865,000.
The listing describes this place as a ROCKSTAR PENTHOUSE, and we're inclined to agree. Who else needs an outdoor shower besides a rockstar? Said shower is part of a 1,525-square-foot rooftop terrace that comes with a Viking gas grill, refrigerator, and ice-machine. It's located at 100 West 18th Street, and it's asking $5.75 million.
Somewhat surprisingly, 296 5th Street is the only Brooklyn townhouse on this list, and it's not even a single family home. Nevertheless, it's a charming three-story house, and the lushly planted backyard is just crying out for an urban gardener. The three apartments may deter some buyers, but the $1.799 million price tag is sure to attract someone soon.
The brokerbabble calls this place a "glamorous getaway in the sky," and while that may be a little over the top, it is quite impressive. It's a penthouse unit at 825 West End Avenue, and the wraparound terrace is more than 900-square-feet large. It's in a prewar condo building, and the asking price is $2.675 million.
This garden duplex on West 22nd Street in Chelsea has two-bedrooms and a working fireplace for $1.585 million. The brokerbabble doesn't mention the garden, but the photos show a landscaped area with built-in planters.
For just $599,000, you can buy a three-bedroom with a private rooftop terrace in Kensington at 66 Tehama Place.
The most expensive home on this list, a penthouse at 135 West 70th Street, fittingly has one of the largest outdoor spaces. Unfortunately, there is only one photo of it, but, as evidenced by the floorplan, it's pretty impressive, clocking in around 1,000-square-feet. There's an additional terrace on the first level of the home, andthe place is listed for $14.5 million.
Uptown, $1.085 million will buy you a one-bedroom penthouse with killer views of the Hudson River, George Washington Bridge, and Manhattan. Views which you will enjoy, of course, from your wraparound terrace. It's located at 310 West 106th Street.
This duplex penthouse is located in a classic prewar co-op in Carnegie Hill, and while it has all the usual trimmings of a Park Avenue building, it's the 1,500-square-foot terrace that really strikes our fancy. The $13.9 million pricetag also gets you five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, nine fireplaces, and a 20-foot-long entrance gallery.
Chelsea seems to be full of places with nice outdoor space; this penthouse is the third on this list that's in the neighborhood. Located at 291 Seventh Avenue, the duplex has been renovated with a LOT of white, and the living space opens onto a private rooftop terrace. It's asking just under five million.
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