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Prettiest NYC homes that hit the market this week

This week’s edition includes Chelsea’s ‘Wet and Wild pool house’ and an Upper East Side co-op with Central Park views

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!

↑The brokerbabble calls this Williamsburg two-bedroom duplex “the ultimate loft space, a rarity these days,” which, okay, sure. The apartment itself is pretty nice, if not the ultimate loft space: it has positively enormous 18-foot ceilings, with exposed brick walls that hark back to the building’s past as a former factory, and pretty stellar views of Manhattan and Brooklyn.

↑Designed by Parish & Schroeder and built in 1898, this magnificent Upper East Side mansion, asking a whopping $45 million, has six bedrooms, more than seven bathrooms, two galleries, a wine cellar, solarium, and even a card room linked to the library via a secret passageway.

Actress Julia Meade’s living room

↑With striking details, a celebrity pedigree, and views of the Met, the park, and the Chrysler Building, this $4.295 million pre-war co-op is about as Upper East Side as it gets. It was also once the home of pioneering TV personality Julia Meade.

A wood-paneled room in an Upper East Side mansion

↑$35 million buys you this 10,000 square foot Upper East Side townhouse featuring “elegant yet comfortable modern day living.” That means six bedrooms, including a master suite with his- and hers- dressing areas; endless living spaces; a grand spiral staircase; eight and a half bathrooms; and a caretaker’s apartment on the cellar floor. The home also boasts a “lush” rooftop garden, centrally controlled sound, heat, and lighting systems.

232 West 15th Street rental w/ pool

↑A Chelsea townhouse that we’ve previously labeled one of Chelsea’s strangest homes, and the Wet and Wild ‘Pool House’ is now back on the market for the umpteenth time, and it’s asking $13.8 million for its quirky spread. So what makes this six-bedroom townhouse so over the top? Take for instance the the saltwater swimming pool in the middle of the living room, into which an 18-foot high waterfall drains, or think of the double height solarium that leads to a manicured garden, and there’s more...