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NYC’s most beautiful homes for sale in 2017

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There were so many different neighborhoods and architectural styles to choose from

Evan Joseph courtesy of Corcoran.

New York City did not disappoint in its 2017 sales offerings; There were all sorts of architectural styles on display including a Frank Llyod Wright-inspired home in Riverdale, in the Bronx, a Memphis design home on the Upper West Side, and a Cape Cod-style rooftop cottage in the East Village.

It is New York City after all, so expect these homes to be on the pricier side—one of the houses on this list is asking a staggering $32.5 million. But there are several charming homes on here too, that come in at under $2 million—still a lot—but they look like they’re worth every penny.

Many a celebrity also tried to unload their NYC pads, and lucky for us, we got to see some of the amazing things they had done with their homes; case in point: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski’s stunning Park Slope mansion.

There were dozens of other apartments and houses that could easily have made it to the list—New York City is spoilt for choice when it comes to stunning homes—but here now is out list of the city’s 10 most beautiful homes for sale in 2017.

Photos via StreetEasy.

Frank Llyod Wright inspired home in Riverdale

Set amid the rolling hills of Riverdale, this midcentury wooden home is not something you’d see on the market everyday in New York City. And while it might require an interior renovation, the design of the house itself was inspired by the work of Frank Llyod Wright, according to the listing. The 3,400-square-foot home came on the market for $1.75 million.

Via Compass

Zinc-clad Red Hook townhouse

SHoP Architects’ name might conjure up images of the recently completed American Copper Buildings development or the Domino Sugar Refinery redevelopment, but they’ve also put their magic touch on townhouses like this one in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The four-story townhouse was supposedly inspired by the “craftsman and artist” culture of the neighborhood, and features a unique facade composed of zinc metal panels, hardwood, and white concrete planks.

Evan Joseph courtesy of Corcoran

Meg Ryan’s stunning Soho loft

Soon after she purchased the apartment in 2014, Meg Ryan brought on architect Joel Barkley and designer Monique Gibson to gut renovate this 4,100-square-foot Mercer Street abode. The listing photos were first published in Architectural Digest, in which Ryan talked about her love for renovating—it’s the ninth home she’s renovated so far—and how her son has a name for her passion: the Megan-ize effect.

Via Brown Harris Stevens

David Rockefeller’s Upper East Side townhouse

The Rockefeller family scion lived here for 69 years until he passed away in March. The palatial home has eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms spread out over nearly 10,000 square feet of space. The brokers on the property described it as having “an exceptional calm and beauty to the interior.” The stunning spiral staircase aside, this Upper East Side townhouse also features eight fireplaces, a lovely garden, and a temperature-controlled wine room.

Andrew Frasz.

Memphis Design on the Upper West Side

Ettore Sottsass, considered the godfather of the playful ‘80s movement, designed everything in this penthouse at Upper West Side’s Hotel des Artistes. Sottsass designed “every table, every sofa, every book shelf, every sink, every doorknob,” as the current owner of the apartment described it, and has imbued the entire apartment with pops of color including the red ventilation hood over the oven, and a teal seating area in the living room.


Park Slope Carriage House

Originally built in 1899, this house underwent a Philippe Baumann-led renovation in 2004, which saw the addition of a rooftop extension and a landscaped yard, among other features. Though Park Slope is full of stunning houses, there are few like this carriage house, where new elements like Heart of Pine now seamlessly blend with the original structure’s exposed black steel beams and brick and timber walls.

Via Compass

East Village’s Cape Cod-style cottage

The adorable little cottage perched atop a building on East 1st Street is part of the building’s penthouse. Just looking at its exterior, you could easily forget that you were even in New York City. The cottage itself has a bedroom and a bathroom along with an expansive terrace, and the rest of the penthouse has four bedrooms and an artist’s studio.

Via Citi Habitats

Picture-perfect Colonial Revival in Ditmas Park

Located within the Fiske Terrace Historic District, this 112-year-old mansion is a “remarkably intact” Colonial Revival home, according to the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. Much like other homes in the neighborhood, this house has a massive front porch, albeit this takes it one step further with its enclosed front porch. The interiors have several lovely elements too including the pocket doors, the wooden molding, and beautiful inlaid floors.

Via Leslie J. Garfield

Arts and Crafts-style maisonette on the Upper East Side

This house is all about the wood paneling and details—some of the standout features on its lower level are handcrafted coffered ceilings, cabinets, and moldings; hand-painted Venetian plaster walls; oak herringbone floors; and a gas fireplace with copper and Tiffany-glass tiles. The Arts & Crafts-style home is part of a 15-story co-op building on East 86th Street.

Evan Joseph via Corcoran

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski’s Brooklyn townhouse

Though the celebrity couple owned this Park Slope beauty for less than a year, they somehow managed to leave it more splendid than when they found it. They brought on Baxt Ingui Architects to renovate the 5,200-square-foot limestone-clad townhouse, which was built in 1909. There are lovely features all around including stained-glass windows, built-in leaded glass cabinets, and a marble fireplace.