It's time to make up a bunch of awards and hand them out to the most deserving people, places and things in the real estate, architecture and neighborhood universes of New York City! Yep, it's time for the 11th Annual Curbed Awards!
New York City, with its plethora of pricey real estate, serves up so many ogle-worthy listings throughout the year that by March, it's easy to forget about the lovely West Village townhouse from January, and by October, the Art Nouveau Upper East Side apartment seems more like a dream than a September offering. Such is the pattern for obsessive listing onlookers (suffering from perpetually unfulfilled real estate fantasies), but fear not! We've rounded up 17 of the most beautiful homes 2014 provided peeks into.
↑ This chic townhouse in Boerum Hill owned by actress Michelle Williams appeared in September asking $7.5 million, and his since been taken off the market. Fingers crossed the (eventual) relisting comes with a new batch of photos.
↑ Be still, erratically beating heart. This gorgeous Park Slope parlor-floor apartment has the most gratuitous and splendid display of built-ins known to man. The two-bedroom apartment came onto the market in late November for $1.495 million, and is now in contract.
↑ This petite South Street Seaport townhouse has approximately one room per floor, but each room is downright stunning. The home is furnished with historic knick-knacks, like (amusingly) a "freestanding 6' porcelain soaking tub which belonged to to the headmistress of a private girl's school in California." The home came to market in October and is asking $5.995 million.
↑ This West Village townhouse made famous by former owner actor Kiefer Sutherland's 24-hour flipinsert bad TV pun hereis back on the market for $20 million. The rich interiors are thanks to designer-to-the-stars Steven Gambrel, who Sutherland hired for a full-property renovation.
↑ This "unrivaled show piece" of a Prospect Park West townhouse was built by Montrose Morris in 1899 and underwent an extensive renovation around 2008. It's asking $14 million.
↑ To exclude the Puck Building's palatial penthouses would be a grave omission, despite the limited views into them. The Post scored a first-hand look inside the $66 million penthouse which is, to put it simply, stunning.
↑ An Italianate-style 1840 townhouse in Chelsea was most recently listed for $16.5 million, four times as much as it asked in 2012. The bloated prcietag didn't seem to deter a buyerthe place just closed for $16 million.
↑ One of the most ogled celebrity listings of the year is Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's Greenwich Village townhouse. The duo listed the East 10th Street townhouse for $22 million in September. Sex and the City enthusiasts, rejoice: the listing affords a glimpse into the real Carrie Bradshaw's closet.
↑ An asymmetrical doorframe, sweeping staircase, double-height living room with glass mezzanine and a kitchen with a built-in espresso machine are just a few of the details that make this $22.5 million apartment in an Art Nouveau building on East 80th Street special.
↑ Behold, the stunning fourth floor of Brooklyn's historic Montauk Club. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom home has stunning stained glass windows, a curvaceous copper bathtub, three fireplaces, and a private terrace. The apartment was listed in February for $5.25 million, and was taken off the market in July after a $255,000 pricechop.
↑ Floral overload doesn't always have to be a bad thing, as seen in this West Village townhouse that is just really, really nice and now asking $11.75 million, one million less than it was listed for in July.
↑ A limestone townhouse just off of Grand Army Plaza with the most exquisite original details hit the market in May for $4.25 million. The home is now listed for $3.995 million.
↑ "Rare and mythical," indeed: this Cobble Hill carriage house is the stuff that "real estate dreams are made of." It was listed for $7.995 million in April, but it now asking $6.995 million. Does the interior look familiar? The home was used as a set in the Julia Robert's film Eat, Pray, Love.
↑ Talk about a statement space: this three-unit combo apartment in a former church on East 16th Street is asking $11.27 million and has some lovely church-y details like stained glass windows and stone arches.
↑ In March, a two-floor potential combo in the Zeckendorf-developed, Robert A.M. Stern-designed 18 Gramercy Park South appeared on the market for $37.65 million. The classic combo is still looking for a buyer.
↑ Of course this fully-renovated West Village townhouse belonging to a Marc Jacobs executive got a glossy spread in Architectural Digest, and why wouldn't it with its gorgeous marble mantles, original details and refined interiors? The executive listed the home for $8 million in January.
↑ Anti-gentrification crusader Spike Lee listed this gorgeous East 63rd Street townhouse for $32 million in January. Before Lee, the compound was owned by iconic American artist Jasper Johns. Its celebrity "pedigree" reaches far beyond those two, though.
↑ Certainly the least-pricey listing in the round-up, this Greenwich Village apartment was asking just $865,000 when it came to market in October. It's small ask is indicative of the apartment's small sizethe bedroom barely fits a twin mattressbut it's design is on par with the best of 'em.