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Prettiest NYC homes that hit the market this week

All of these home offering sweeping amounts of square footage space and an interesting back story

Every week, Curbed covers dozens of market listings that vary in price, location, size, grandeur, quirkiness, and other distinct characteristics. If they managed to capture our attention, that means there’s definitely something special going on. But some of these homes are so lovely that they warrant a special kind of notoriety as some of the prettiest homes currently up for sale in New York City. And so, here it is: five listing that have that special "je ne sais quoi" that separates them from the rest. Happy gawking!

A glorious Sutton Place townhouse with a pedigree for the ages has come to market for the first time in over a decade. The 4,000-square-foot townhouse is on the market for $19.95 million, and as a rental seeking $39,000/month.

↑This two-bedroom duplex within the former HQ building of Tiffany & Company got a makeover by famed designer Vicente Wolf, who combined classic elegance with sleek, contemporary details. Spread across nearly 2,300 square feet, the condo consists of a grand living room with 16-foot ceilings and arched floor-to-ceiling windows, a sculptural stainless steel and glass staircase, a marble-dressed chef’s kitchen, and an elegant powder room adorned with mahogany and more marble.

A penthouse with serious appeal in the Flatiron District’s historic O’Neill building has made its way to the market with a grand price tag. Aside from its obvious grandeur, the place was once home to Law and Order: SVU actress Mariska Hargitay, before selling it in 2008 for $8.15 million. The massive 4,819-square-foot condo now wants $14 million.

This gracious Upper East Side co-op, now on the market for $5.65 million, is the former home of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman—yes, of that Vanderbilt and those Lehmans—an artist who passed away this summer. Her abode was specifically designed by the building’s architect, Charles A. Platt, who was commissioned to design an apartment with units that evoked "the concept of a home without the responsibility and upkeep typically associated with a townhouse," according to the listing.

↑Billed as "extraordinarily voluminous"—not an overstatement—this Soho duplex proves that there’s plenty of space in lower Manhattan, just as long as you’ve got $12.25M to pay for it. Located in the old New Museum building, this five-bedroom condo offers more than 7,000 square feet of open space throughout its sweeping floorplan.