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!
↑Priced at $35 million, this historic townhouse at 12 East 80th Street is pretty much peak Upper East Side townhouse. With 10,000 square feet of interior space spread over seven levels, and 1,300 more, if you count the all the outdoor living spaces — three terraces, a garden, and a luxurious roof deck — it is difficult to outline all of the mansion’s many features but there is one that definitely stand out: there is a playroom carpeted in Astroturf.
↑Built in 1904, this Tribeca building was once the headquarters for the Borden Dairy Company, and though it was converted to condos in 1988, the place still has plenty of original character. This vintage four-bedroom loft spans the entire floor and has soaring ceilings and oversized windows; the eat-in kitchen is likewise “massive,” though measurements are not given; and all four bedrooms have bathrooms en-suite.
↑The simplest way to begin describing this “spectacular Architectural Digest home,” as the brokerbabble calls it, is by starting with the basics. The opulent single-family house boasts five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms. After that, all glory goes to the immense amount of details. There are hand-painted mural ceilings, deluxe crown moldings, white Italian Carrera marble columns, and extraordinary fireplaces.
↑The 4,189-square-foot Soho apartment, asking $16 million, bears the mark of its hotelier owner Ed Sheetz, with its ebonized 6-inch wide hickory oak floors, black marble, and other masculine accents throughout.
↑Currently listed for $29.5 million; this apartment within the Rosario Candela-designed 740 Park Avenue tower was once owned by John V. Bouvier III and his wife, Janet—better known now as the parents of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and her sister, Lee Radziwill.
↑Palatial Upper East Side apartment with Met Museum views wants $29: Making its way to the market for the first time in 16 years, this $29 million apartment at 998 Fifth Avenue has had its share of prominent owners over its lifespan, ranging from the son of the Watergate scandal prosecutor, Archibald Cox, Jr., and most recently, the late CEO of a successful chemical products trade and shipping company, Ronald Stanton.