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Prettiest NYC homes that hit the market this week

This week’s edition includes a stylish Gowanus townhouse and a huge Upper East Side apartment with excellent views

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!

Halstead Property.

↑A cute studio on West 13th Street is small but super stylish. The sleeping alcove is tucked away in a quiet corner, separated by a frosted-glass sliding door and the kitchen is fitted with a bunch of fancy appliances including a Liebherr refrigerator, and a Fisher & Paykel dishwasher. Read more…

Douglas Elliman.

↑In Lenox Hill, a six-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion, dating back to 1870 has returned to the market for $14.75 million. The home features a plethora of original details, including its seven decorative fireplaces with ornate mantels, crown molding, coffered ceilings, and inlaid wood floors. Read more…

Brennan Realty Services.

↑When it comes to Brooklyn townhouses, Gowanus might not be one of the top places that comes to mind but there are quite a few good ones to be found. Take this cute 19th century townhouse, located at 176 12th Street. It’s going for a steep $2.15 million but it’s a two-family residence and has been revamped with loft-like interiors. Read more…

Compass.

↑Apartments at 68 Jane Street, a seven-story former factory in the West Village that was converted into a residential building 40 years ago, tend to be a bit unusual. Like this 4,000-square-foot pad that’s asking $5.2 million. The apartment is a duplex, with a curved walkway connecting the rooms on the upper level, and windows there “that allow light to flow unimpeded throughout the home.” Read more…

Douglas Elliman.

↑This wood-bedecked, 4,357-square-foot apartment with views of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is now on the market for $13.49 million. Boasting five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a semi-private elevator entrance, the space also consists of finishes that include bleached herringbone wood floors, motorized shades, and central air conditioning with individual controls in each room. Read more...