In a market as competitive as New York's, it's important to keep up appearances. Historic and just-plain-old buildings permeate the city, and while some of their details are worth saving, others are okay to let go. Here, we've rounded up six of the best renovated homes for sale right now. From a stunning Prospect Park West townhouse to an Upper West Side floor-through, these thoughtful renovations are worth celebrating (and whipping out the checkbook for.)
↑ This five-bedroom townhouse in the Carnegie Hill part of the Upper East Side was built in the late 19th century, and its renovation has now restored many of its original details including marble mantle fireplaces and moldings. Some of the other standout features in this four-story home include a garden/patio area, soaring ceilings that, in the parlor floor, reach up to 14.5 feet high, and sawn blonde oak hardwood flooring.
↑ This recently renovated Bedford-Stuyvesant townhouse can fit three families what with its owner's triplex unit on the lower floors and a second and third apartment above that that could be rented out as separate units. The house was built in 1899, and some of the original features that still remain intact include the red brick facade with large windows, and the staircase in the house that's now been spruced up with decorative reclaimed wood walls, Moroccan tile and industrial lighting. All together the house spans 4,387 square feet and features seven bedrooms and five bathrooms.
↑ One of the standout features in this Lenox Hill townhouse is a south facing garden patio that spans 950 square feet and comes equipped with a grill and private sitting areas. The five-bedroom townhouse, which was originally built in 1901, recently underwent a renovation that helped preserve some of the best features of the house including floor-to-ceiling windows, and antique wood paneling in the library. The five-story townhouse also comes with a formal dining room, a gourmet chef's kitchen, and a gas fireplace.
↑ Built around the turn of the century, the Boerum Hill townhouse at 214 Wyckoff Street underwent a "stunning high-end renovation" that co-mingles historical details with modern amenities. The townhouse's kitchen has been updated with all of the bells and whistles—Sub-Zero, Viking, and Bosch appliances; a Carrera marble countertop—and the bathrooms underwent similar upgrades with Waterworks fixtures and marble tub surrounds. The townhouse is on the market for $2.995 million. [StreetEasy]
↑ The listing for the two-bedroom, two-bathroom floor-through at 104 West 87th Street says it "boasts the elegant details one expects from a home of this era," while still incorporating modern touches. The recently renovated apartment incorporates classic 10.5-foot ceilings, crown moldings, and original oak shutters alongside more modern conveniences like an updated kitchen with a breakfast bar and plenty of storage in the bedrooms. The apartment is asking $1.35 million. [StreetEasy]
↑ Although it's been owned by the same family for a century, the townhouse at 104 Prospect Park West certainly doesn't look like it. Fresh off of a "architecturally curated custom renovation" that, presumably, pre-empted its listing, the property is the Platonic ideal of a Brooklyn townhouse; on-trend lighting and finishes like subway tile meet historic details like wainscoting, parquet wood floors, pocket doors and stained glass. The townhouse, sitting on a massive lot adjacent from Prospect Park, is asking $11 million.
- All Renovation Week coverage [Curbed]