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!
↑This Ditmas Park home looks like something out of a fairy tale, with all of the quintessential Queen Anne elements: wraparound front porch with columns, a decorative gable roof, and even a turret-like addition on one side of the house. It’s all very charming—and “perfect for the discerning connoisseur,” according to the brokerbabble—with original details also intact throughout the home’s interior as well.
↑This $10.89 million duplex penthouse occupies the top floor of 85 Leonard Street, a landmarked building that was once home dry goods store Kitchen, Montross & Wilcox. There are details that you’d expect from a pricey loft such as ceilings that reach 10 feet high, an elegant fireplace, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows but the contemporary space is also infused with original 19th-century details. There is also a 70-foot private rooftop with a mini golf course.
↑We’re not sure who will appreciate this lovely Greenwich Village co-op more: bibliophiles, or those who want their own little slice of a backyard in the Village. In any case, it’s a stunning little place but thanks to some clever design tricks, it feels much bigger.
↑The brokerbabble for this Chelsea penthouse beckons you to “step right up” if you’re the type of person to “avoid cookie-cutter at all costs.” And indeed, it is a rather unconventional space—one that comes with a $2.59 million price tag.
↑On street level, 222 Madison Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant appears to be a modest single-story garage. As you go beyond the garage however, the site reveals one of New York City’s most unique homes—a two-story hidden gem spanning 3,000 square feet, asking $1.895 million.