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NYC’s most beautiful homes for sale in 2018

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Choosing just 10 wasn’t easy

Brown Harris Stevens

When it came to beautiful listings, New York City did not disappoint and there were so many that could easily fit into this list but in efforts to contain ourselves, we kept it to just ten. From celebrity homes to historic townhouses to opulent penthouses, there were all kinds of lovely listings in search of new owners this year.

Of course, most of these homes came with hefty price tags but dare we say, they are worth it. So here it is, our list of the city’s 10 most beautiful homes for sale in 2018.

Via Compass

Sunny Clinton Hill co-op with lovely arches

Located on the third floor of a four-story walk-up building in Clinton Hill, this spacious and light-filled co-op is notable for its tall ceiling height, the lovely arches, and the built-in shelving. The two-bedroom apartment also comes with a spacious kitchen that features Carrera marble and a sizable island.


Mariska Hargitay’s vibrant UWS townhouse

Law & Order: SVU actress Mariska Hargitay and her husband, actor Peter Hermann, are selling their six-bedroom, six-bathroom home for $10.75 million. The 7,000-square-foot abode offers a living room with double height ceilings and a gas fireplace; an open kitchen with yellow cabinets and a breakfast nook, a finished basement, a rooftop den, and two rooftop terraces.

Douglas Elliman

West Village townhouse with wabi-sabi interiors

Don’t be fooled by this modest-looking Grove Street townhouse; it’s been redone top to bottom with high-grade finishes and has a $25 million price tag to prove it. The architect of record and designer for the project was David Bucovy Architect, and the listing description noted that furnishings in the townhouse had been “thoughtfully selected by Axel Vervoordt,” the Belgian AD100 designer and antiquarian. This includes a 12-seat theater with a 4K laser projector and black diamond screen; a 5,000-bottle wine cellar; a yoga and meditation room; a Bronze steel vestibule; an entire library floor including a wet bar backed by mercury mirror, a chiseled limestone vanity, and a wood-burning fireplace; a master suite with double walk-in closets, and much more.


William Randolph Hearst’s rumored Manhattan penthouse

The glorious penthouse of 91 Central Park West that’s rumored to be the onetime home of William Randolph Hearst is on the market again. The 2,246-square-foot penthouse has a wrap-around terrace that overlooks Central Park. A second floor tower library with 14.5-foot ceilings features a wet bar and stained glass windows. That intricate glasswork carries throughout the apartment’s lower floor, as does the resplendent carved wood decoration.

Donna Dotan for Douglas Elliman

Meryl Streep lists stunning Tribeca penthouse

Meryl Streep and her husband Donald Gummer listed their stunning Tribeca penthouse in the River Lofts condominium for $24.6 million, just months after picking up a gorgeous midcentury gem in Pasadena, California. The four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home spans 4,000 square feet and includes a corner living room, a library that stuns with views over the Hudson River, and a wraparound terrace.


Striking Chelsea loft with original columns

Few instances occur when we’re inclined to agree with the overstated nature of listing descriptions, but in the case of this two-bedroom loft in Chelsea, that brokerbabble calls a beauty that is a must-see, we can’t argue. The apartment is a co-op that has undergone a thorough renovation that made preserving its prewar characteristics while enhancing it with modern charm a priority. Throughout the 1,060-square-foot expanse, you’ll find exposed brick, 11-foot restored pressed tin ceilings, original cast iron columns, hardwood floors, elaborate molding, and much more.


Dramatic Noho triplex is a book lover’s dream

This stunning Noho triplex loft is a book lover’s dream; a massive wall of bookshelves in living room is presently stacked with a collection of rare books, and while those aren’t a part of the sales price, the book ladder and the shelves certainly are. The master suite takes up all of the lower level and has 10-foot-tall barrel vaulted ceilings, a home office, two bathrooms, a laundry area, and an enclosed patio. Above the main level is an additional bedroom and home office.

Brown Harris Stevens

Grand Prospect Park South mansion with curb appeal

Tucked within the Prospect Park South Historic District is this enormous Colonial-ish home at 171 Marlborough Road, which hit the market for $3.25 million. It ticks off all of the boxes for a historic mansion in this particular Brooklyn neighborhood: “original and restored architectural details,” including millwork? Check. A large lot with a backyard? Check. A lovely wraparound porch and tons of curb appeal? Check, and check. (You get the idea.) As for the particulars, the house has a whopping six bedrooms (the master has its own sitting room and steam shower), a revamped kitchen, a two-car garage, and updated mechanicals and a security system.


Glorious West Village townhouse with designer’s touch

AD100 designer Steven Gambrel has listed his Morton Street home, a magnificent 25-foot wide townhouse dating to the early 1900s that the designer has thoroughly chocked full of glorious marbles, elegant wallpapers, and bespoke fixtures that compliment the townhouse’s original design elements. Gambrel purchased the property at 68 Morton Street between Hudson and Bedford streets for $3.85 million in 2011, and has since—as a designer is wont to do—remade the space as his Platonic ideal of a West Village townhouse.

Brown Harris Stevens

Brooklyn’s stunning Pfizer Mansion returns

Following a meticulous renovation a little over a decade ago, the 25-foot wide brownstone has returned to the market for $13.5 million. The mansion, which dates back to 1887 has a storied history, as well as seven bedrooms, five full bathrooms, three half bathrooms, eight wood-burning fireplaces, gardens in the front and the back of the house, and an Otis elevator that connects all floors.