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Prettiest NYC homes that hit the market this week

From megamansions to revamped lofts, there is lots of variety among this week’s list

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!

Photo: Tristan Harper

↑A Gilded Age mansion on Fifth Avenue with a long, and unusual, has hit the market for a whopping $50 million. According to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, which designated the home as a New York City landmark back in 1966, the house is notable for its “palatial scale” and “elegant grandeur,” which “reflects the influence of the Eighteenth Century classic period of Louis XV.” Read more...

↑Two sprawling Upper East Side townhouses connected by a private, landscaped garden has hit the market for the first time in 20 years for $28 million. Spanning more than 8,000 square feet of living space everything from an in-ground pool to a yoga/ballet studio can be found within this megamansion. Read more...

↑Deborah Berke revamped this duplex in a Cary Tamarkin West Village building and it’s now looking to sell for $18 million. The five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom apartment features occasional pops of color that enliven the otherwise neutral, modern space. Read more...

↑A Tribeca loft at 137 Duane Street that last sold for $6.211 million in April 2014 has returned to the market, sporting a multi-million dollar renovation and a major price bump. Stephen Fanuka, otherwise known as HGTV’s Million Dollar Contractor, oversaw a renovation that streamlined the condos look by hiding ductwork and highlighting its original architectural columns while also bringing the apartment many new upgrades. Read more...

↑When it comes to this charming Upper West Side apartment, there is not a lot to fuss about. At 700 square feet, the one-bedroom home is spacious, filled with details, and though it’s within a pre-war walkup building, it occupies the second floor which makes for a bearable trip. Read more...