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Prettiest NYC homes that hit the market this week

This week’s edition include the longtime home of late actress Greta Garbo and other former celeb homesteads

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!


↑For the first time in 64 years, the fifth-floor residence owned by Greta Garbo, within the very high-end (and very exclusive) co-op building, the Campanile, has hit the market, asking $5.95 million. The apartment hasn’t changed that much since when Garbo lived there. The pink-and-green color scheme that she chose for the space is largely intact, and many of her decorative touches (seen in the photos) are still in place.

↑The sprawling apartment within FXFOWLE’s dramatic, angular Flatiron condo, 35XV, is offering up its crowning penthouse for $10.5 million. The apartment is currently setup as a two-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom unit and comes with 10-foot tall ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and features 360 degree views of New York City.

↑The West Village loft of late artist Francis Hines, who in 1980 wrapped the Washington Square Monument with 8,000 yards of white fabric, has come to market asking $2.5 million. Francis’s first-floor apartment comes with 15.5-foot ceilings and the most open of open layouts, a wood-burning fireplace, and two full bathrooms.

Dining room at 665 6th Avenue penthouse

↑A two-story Chelsea penthouse once owned by Law & Order: SVU mogul Mariska Hargitay is back on the market for an understated $13.5 million. The apartment offers 4,819 square feet of interior living space, three enormous terraces, and wall-to-wall windows with sweeping Manhattan views, as well as what can only be described as a truly palatial master suite.

↑A lovely three-bedroom apartment in Midtown’s famed Essex House building just hit the market for $6.5 million, but the pad’s history is more interesting—to a certain type of music-obsessed New Yorker, anyway. It was the onetime home of the late, great David Bowie and his wife Iman, who occupied the apartment for ten years.