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Prettiest NYC homes that hit the market this week

This week’s edition includes the former homes of Bob Dylan and Clive Davis

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!

↑Legendary music executive Clive Davis is trying to offload a three-bedroom, three and a half bathroom duplex along Park Avenue for $7.8 million. It’s schmancy features include a custom staircase connecting the duplex’s levels; a custom kitchen in a muted, neutral palette; pink travertine and pale herringbone flooring throughout; and even a cute wet bar hidden within the foyer.

↑Once upon a time, this second-floor loft at Bleecker Tower (a.k.a. 644 Broadway, a.k.a. 73 Bleecker Street) was a colorful, rather bohemian space, with a cozy kitchen and eclectic, slightly mismatched furniture. But times changed, and now in stark contrast, the apartment is an all-white space with some original details in place.

↑A 19th-century townhouse at 86 Bedford Street in the West Village just hit the market with a $12.75 million price tag, and keen-eyed observers may notice something about that address; namely, the fact that it houses the famed speakeasy-turned-restaurant Chumley’s.

↑The four-story townhouse at 265 West 139th Street is one of the nearly 150 homes included in the St. Nicholas Historic District, which was created in 1967 and praised as “ a striking example of overall city planning at its best” by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. It also has a celebrity pedigree to boot: Bob Dylan owned the home for 14 years before selling to its current owners in 2000.

↑As with all of the Sylvan Terrace townhouses, this one is not exactly huge, measuring just 1,400 square feet. But its current owners have given the house a top to bottom renovation, adding modern conveniences (central air, a new kitchen, radiant heated flooring) while retaining its old-school charm. It has two bedrooms, a “great room,” a formal-ish parlor, and a small patio. They now want $1.625 million for the home.