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!
↑This opulent four-bedroom Fifth Avenue apartment spans 3,500 square feet across two floors and has a nice balance between old-world details and fancy modern finishes, thanks to interior designer Robert Couturier. Bold modern artwork decorates the classically-appointed living room; a curved staircase with zebra print carpet meets the historic detailing of the hardwood floors, and there are 18th-century chestnut panels from Versailles lining the walls and the ceiling in the $8.5 million home.
↑An "exceptionally grand and elegant" Upper East Side co-op along Museum Mile has been toned down since the last time it was listed with a hefty $21 million price tag. The pre-war palace is still decked out with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a "stunning" library, multiple fireplaces, a chef’s kitchen, and the requisite Central Park views; just now with less vibrant interiors. It now wants $15.5 million.
↑In Chelsea, a historic townhouse built in the Greek Revival-style (with Renaissance revival flourishes). The homes two units boasts gorgeous wide-plank floors, exposed brick walls, and access to the "garden oasis."
↑Real Housewives star and Skinnygirl cocktail maven Bethenney Frankel is parting ways with her sprawling Tribeca loft. The lovely space has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and "a deeded private indoor parking spot in the building's exclusive garage."
↑A West Village condo owned by Victoria's Secret and the Sports Illustrated swimsuit Erin Heatherton has a touch of rustic charm with its exposed wooden beams and wood kitchen ceiling. The unit also has an extravagant walk-in closet, sleek bathrooms, washer/dryer, and even a sauna.