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Prettiest NYC homes that hit the market this week

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This week’s edition includes a Riverdale gem and a Manhattan penthouse under a million

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 six-bedroom, 4,760-square-foot Colonial Revival gem on Delafield Avenue in Riverdale just hit the market asking $2.575 million. Designed by architect Dwight James Baum, its distinctive architectural elements include wood clapboard siding; a semicircular portico entrance; a “slate-covered gable roof”; dormer windows; and “historic paired, multi-pane wood French doors on the east façade with flanking, eight-pane sidelights,” to name but a few things.

↑Yes, it’s priced at $5.48 million, but according to the listing, this condo in the famed Ansonia is in fact the "best value for an architecturally significant pre-war condominium on Manhattan’s Upper West Side." And certainly, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom place is intriguing, especially it’s 1,000-square-foot loft wing.

↑Here’s your chance to own a Manhattan penthouse for just $850,000—assuming you’re okay with living in a triplex, that is. This apartment has its living room, kitchen, and bathoom on the lower level; a bedroom on the second level; and a private roof deck as its topper.

↑This 5,000-square-foot West Village home was built in 1831 and acquired by painter Clara Davidge and her husband, poet Edwin Arlington Robinson. It received a renovation in 1925 that introduced Georgian Palladian flare along with six fireplaces, arched windows, an elevator, and other elegant features. From there, the space went on to host many artists as parts of the house were utilized as studios and even hosted the likes of Hillary Clinton, Mark Twain, and Willa Cather. It’s now asking $16.8 million.

↑In September 2015, developer Wonder Works announced plans to take a 25-foot-wide building located on West 17th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues in Chelsea and convert it into a single family townhouse. Those plans have now come to fruition with the townhouse currently on the market asking a whopping $36.8 million.