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Prettiest NYC homes that hit the market this week

This week’s edition includes a penthouse overlooking Central Park and the home of Ira Glass

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!

Corcoran.

↑The first home of a four townhouse development project known as 5th & Green has hit the market in the south Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenwood. The first townhouse at 816A Fifth Avenue offers three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a cellar, parking spot and an “urban farmhouse” design. Read more...

Brown Harris Stevens

↑A converted soap factory in Dumbo is offering up a spacious loft for $1.695 million. Located on the sixth floor of a seven-story building, the apartment has been fitted with several swanky appliances and finishes along with spacious living/dining areas and massive windows that offer views of the waterfront. Read more...

Compass.

↑Along Central Park West, a corner penthouse that any wealthy bibliophile would appreciate has hit the market with a steep $5 million asking price. The 2,100-square-foot apartment has been renovated to feature a loft-like aesthetic and there are custom built-in bookshelves to greet you at almost every turn. Read more...

Compass.

↑A 22-foot-wide home, located within the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, features six bedrooms, three baths, and a $8.3 million price tag. Details like arched wooden double doors leading into the wood-paneled, marble-tiled entry were restored, and the parlor floor maintains its grandiose feel with three working fireplaces. Read more...

↑Five years after purchasing a one-bedroom condo in a Chelsea’s converted Carriage House development, This American Life host Ira Glass and his ex-wife, editor Anaheed Alani, are parting ways with the place. The former partners, who divorced earlier this year, have listed the apartment for $1.75 million. Read more...