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Prettiest NYC homes that hit the market this week

This week’s edition includes $20 million Soho triplex and a 178-year old West Village townhouse

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!

Compass.

↑A charming 178-year-old red-brick townhouse, built for the son of a 19th century Greenwich Village developer, has hit the market in the West Village for $11 million. Standout features include exposed brick, a lovely stoop with wrought-iron railing, wood-burning fireplaces, and a verdant garden located behind the home. Read more...

Douglas Elliman.

↑In Soho, a sprawling triplex penthouse, spanning 8,200 square feet with an additional 4,000 square feet of outdoor space, is asking a whopping $20 million. There is a sculptural glass staircase, located at the center of the apartment, that connects all three floors of the unit while other notable details include the Venetian plaster walls, and the Philippe Starck-designed kitchen. Read more...

Halstead.

↑A gut-renovated townhouse at 191 8th Street, between Third and Fourth avenues, just hit the market for $3.89 million, touting amenities and finishes that would make any home-obsessed Pinterest user proud. The townhouse has been redesigned by Brooklyn-based firm Lyons Studio, and boasts solid white-oak plank flooring, an original brick fireplace that has been painted white,and a kitchen that overlooks that 52-foot-deep garden and graciously sized patio. Read more...

Compass.

↑This lovely three-level apartment in Kips Bay is going for just $625,000. A comfy-looking living area comes with a wood-burning fireplace and a large window that fills the room with light while the bedroom, located on the top floor, is designed with built-in shelves, two closets, and an exposed brick wall. Read more...

Halstead.

↑Part of a group of converted jute warehouses in Carroll Gardens, this duplex townhouse condo is now on the market for $1.85 million. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom home has still managed to hold on to many industrial details including the 18-foot-tall ceilings in what is now the living room, and the heavy timber post & lintel exposed beams. Read more...