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 Queen Anne-style rowhouse at 418 East 136th Street in the Bronx’s Bertine Block Historic District in Mott Haven, just hit the market asking $800,000. Some backstory on the house: It’s part of a group of 10 single-family homes that was developed by Edward Bertine, a 19th-century developer and were designed by architect George Keister. Its interiors have gotten a modern revamp: it has five bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, several fireplaces, and plenty of outdoor space—there’s a backyard and a deck and a second-floor terrace.
↑Delivering what the listing bashfully describes as “the pinnacle of contemporary design and convenience,” this breezy $9.75 million penthouse in Chelsea offers a sprawling 4,500 square feet of living space, an absurdly well-appointed roof deck, and an overwhelming list of amenities, that includes “acres” of storage space.
↑After less than a year after purchasing it, Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow has listed her 1,665-square-foot Tribeca condo for $2.895 million. The apartment rests within a former film production studio and includes some nifty gadgets like motorized shades, Hi Def Bang & Olufsen Surround Audio wiring, and LED Lighting systems.
↑An old carriage house on quaint College Place in Brooklyn Heights covers about 5,065 square feet and includes three bedrooms, two of which are on the second floor and a third-floor master suite, as well as four-and-a-half bathrooms. The living room and master bedroom each let out onto private outdoor space, a backyard and two terraces. There’s all this and more which might explain why it’s asking $11.5 million.
↑Socialite and philanthropist Georgette Mosbacher has decided to list her full-floor co-op across from the Met for $29.5 million, after 25 years of calling the apartment home. When Mosbacher acquired the space it wasn’t in the best of conditions, by her standards, so she proceeded to give it a full renovation but was cautious about preserving architectural nuances like the grand salon’s painted coat of arms, three wood-burning fireplaces, the hardwood floors, and the embellished doors. From there, it went on to host some of upper society’s most extravagant soirees.