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Prettiest NYC homes that hit the market this week

This week’s edition includes a Brooklyn carriage house with an interesting urban legend attached to it and more

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 four-story townhouse at Dumbo’s Kirkman Lofts is a red brick townhouse on the streets, and an airy loft space in the sheets: it comes with the amenities of the former soap factory-turned-pricey condos (a fitness center, virtual doorman, etc.), but has that townhouse feel that Brooklyn buyers seem to love so much, all for $4.495 million.

↑The early 20th-century townhouse on East 79th Street off of Park Avenue, owned by Simon Oren of the Five Napkin Burger chainlet, traded to the restaurateur for $2.1 million in 1997. It recently returned to the market seeking $18.5 million. That’s 781 percent more than what it last sold for.

173 Pacific Street

↑A former livery stable dating back to the 1830s has hit the market for $5.6 million. It’s believed that between 1915 and 1920, the 4,300-square-foot carriage house was used to house zebras in town with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.

↑Underneath all the purple and black trappings, this gothic boudoir-style abode does not appear to be so different from other, less alluringly sinister luxury spaces: the floorplan shows a huge open kitchen/dining/living area; a master bedroom with an en-suite bath, an absurdly spacious “dressing area” and a designated shoe closet; a spacious second bedroom; and two more full bathrooms side by side. It’s seeking $6.9 million, though.

↑Gracious, inoffensive Upper East Side co-ops are basically a dime a dozen, but there are a few things that make this one-bedroom on East 73rd Street stand out. It’s in a good location, for one: between Second and Third avenues, close to one of the Second Avenue subway stops that’s—in theory—due to open this year, and it’s under a million dollars.