Finding an apartment with outdoor space in New York attached to a reasonable rent can feel like an impossible task—but it can be done, and we’ve found the listings to prove it.
We’ve rounded up eight apartments in neighborhoods from the Upper West Side to Lower East Side to Fort Greene that are offering up a little slice of private (or semi-private) sky. All of the apartments are up for grabs right now, and all are seeking $6,200/month or less. Sure, it may snow tomorrow, but the warm, clear skies of late spring will be here before you know it.
↑ A bright top-floor apartment in Park Slope is just one flight down from the small building’s shared rooftop, with views of brownstone Brooklyn rooftops clear through lower Manhattan. The two-bedroom apartment is being offered unfurnished at $4,000/month, or furnished for an additional $500/month. The space is really fit for all seasons: In addition to the outdoor space, the apartment has its own wood burning fireplace, making it a cozy respite in winter, too.
↑ It looks almost too good to be true: A sprawling patio on the Greenwich Village/Chelsea border that’s well maintained and planted. But it is, in fact, true, and it gets better: The patio is shared with just one other apartment, and the apartment that’s up for grabs is absolutely adorable. The railroad-style rental is on the market for $3,995/month and comes with a tiny but functional kitchen, living area overlooked by a transom, and a king-sized bedroom that leads out to the back patio.
↑ The listing for this $6,200/month rental in Fort Greene says it all: “You will have exclusive use of a beautiful 55-foot deep, professionally designed garden with a large brick patio, large lawn, perennial planting beds and a drip irrigation system set up on a timer. So if you love to BBQ, garden or just sit under a big shady tree and chill out this is the place for you.” Other choice features of the two-bedroom apartment include its three historic mantles, intricate plasterwork, and two king-sized bedroom.
↑ Private outdoor space on the Lower East Side is hard to come by, but this two-bedroom Stanton Street apartment leads out onto its own cozy patio. The apartment, on the rental market for $3,900/month, comes with an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a silestone countertop, and a breakfast bar; a coat closet off the entrance; and exposed brick walls.
↑ In Brooklyn Heights, $3,500 rents a snug one-bedroom with a lovely private patio and grassy backyard. The apartment’s been recently renovated to include an open kitchen with white cabinets and stone countertops, recessed lighting, and prewar-style moldings. The back patio includes a charming built-in brick bench and planting beds where any budding horticulturalist can hash out their summer veggie garden dreams.
↑ An eclectic shared garden with barbeques, a chimenea, and wildflowers won this Williamsburg listing a space on this round-up. The two-bedroom apartment covers 850 square feet and comes with exposed brick and a queen-sized master bedroom that overlooks the expansive backyard. Other perks here include a skylight in the kitchen and a washer/dryer. The apartment’s going for $3,100/month.
↑ A duplex apartment in an Upper West Side brownstone comes with a private backyard for $4,400/month. The spacious patio is perfect for the renter looking for little maintenance—there isn’t a blade of grass in site. There is, however, plenty of patio space for greenery in pots, loungers, tables, and other outdoor accessories. The three-bedroom apartment comes with one and a half bathrooms and a charming wood-burning fireplace surrounded by exposed brick.
↑ Forget the apartment, the backyard of this Cobble Hill apartment makes up for the $2,300/month rent. The 650-square-foot apartment pales in comparison to the 1,500-square-foot backyard where the owners have set up a hammock and grills, and there’s still room to play an impromptu spring game of wiffle ball. The apartment isn’t too shabby itself, through the listing pictures don’t do it justice. The kitchen has been recently updated with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and there’s a decent amount of built-in storage.
- All coverage of NYC rentals [Curbed]