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Prettiest NYC homes that hit the market this week

This week’s edition includes an eclectic mix of apartments and townhouses

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!

Compass.

↑You don’t see apartments like this every day: a quirky Greenpoint loft with customized features—including a nifty little cubbyhole built into a staircase is asking $1.2 million. The space was transformed by architect Carlo Formisano back in 2005 and has been profiled in O (as in Oprah’s magazine). Read more...

Douglas Elliman.

↑Billed as both a “wildly romantic creation” and a “reimagining of urban living,” this $16 million Soho co-op features three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a steel and glass conservatory that’s “suffused with light,” and a glorious” master suite (with copper tub!). Read more..

Brown Harris Stevens.

↑Philanthropist, banking magnate, and Rockefeller family scion David Rockefeller passed away in March, and now, the townhouse he lived in for 69 years with his wife, Peggy, is on the market with a price tag of $32.5 million. It’s a 40-foot wide townhouse, with eight bedrooms and more than eight bathrooms spread out over an astonishing 9,760 square feet of space. It’s also in need of some upgrades. Read more...

Corcoran.

↑The man whose life inspired the AMC’s blockbuster show Mad Men, is now looking to sell his Upper East Side townhouse. The slender, white painted brick-clad house is accessed through a black wrought-iron gate, which opens up into a foyer. The kitchen and formal dining room are located on the ground floor, as is the lush garden, which comes with a fountain and outdoor seating. Read more...

Bjorn Wallander.

↑The Greenwich Lane just unveiled the first of its completed townhouses, and the highly tailored $25 million digs do not disappoint. Designed by Rafael de Cárdenas “around the principle of a vertical chromatic temperature gradient,” the palatial home is loaded with luxe details, including, though hardly limited to: marble mosaic flooring in the foyer; a garden-facing library; an eat-in kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, custom-paneled cabinets, slab marble countertops; and a floor-to-ceiling glass Nano Wall opening out into the garden. Read more...