New York City is full of quality apartments. Between the unbeatable location and spacious loft style common to area architecture, New York City apartments have character of their own. However, some apartments have more character than others. And while tolerance for a home’s uniqueness will depend upon each individual, and is hopefully appreciated by the home’s occupants, it’s always fun to marvel at some of the wonderful, colorful, and plain interesting apartments around the city.
As Manhattan real estate experts, we’ll take a look at some of the eye-catching apartments in the area. From unique design collections to artful architecture, these apartments are all worth taking a look at. We’ll run down five of the strangest apartments in the city.
535 E 86th St #PHC, New York
This apartment is a standout for its design and character. Apart from the beautiful river view, homeowners here should be in love with the unique old world european architecture and decor. Complete with light green walls and gilded trim, this once traditional style known for its elegance is not a standout. The apartment also features a grand 17 foot foyer to add to the immersive old world feeling.
On top of the old world charm, the apartment does also feature modern amenities, a 25 foot main salon, and a private terrace. It’s a two bedroom, 3 bathroom with an asking price of $1,995,000.
520 W 28th St APT 03, New York
This loft inspired two bedroom apartment features the signature designs of Dame Zaha Hadid. The 1,700 square foot apartment features 60 feet of glass and High Line views from above. Hadid’s architectural instinct is clear in the 14 windows, which feature her distinctive chevron shapes.
In addition to the special design, the apartment also features a 600 square foot Great Room, sculptural kitchen islands, off-street parking, and an open kitchen by Italian design firm Boffi for an asking price of $4,395,000.
423 Atlantic Avenue #1A
If you like headroom then this is the apartment for you.This two bedroom right at the border of Cobble Hill and Brooklyn Heights features a massive loft design with soaring ceilings and wide open spaces and towering windows. These details combine to create a bright, open living space.
On top of the memorable space, the apartment also features an open chef’s kitchen, granite countertops, giant bedrooms with en-suite baths, a massive dining room, and a deeded parking space. The asking price is $1,750,000.
520 W 28th St, New York
Perhaps coming as no surprise given the details, this 11,000 square foot, nine bedroom, eleven bathroom apartment is the most expensive home on our list, coming in at an asking price of $38,925,000. We had to include it here, not because of the price, but because of the apartments unique features, that distinguish it from other multi-million dollar properties. Dame Zaha Hadid designed this space inside and out, with the three-level penthouse being united by a sculptural staircase.
Alongside the unique design aesthetic, the home also features robotic parking, an almost 4,000-square foot terrace which wraps around an interior pavilion, and a private library and fireplace.
151 W 17th St APT 5A, New York
This unique three-bedroom apartment is in one of two condos that make up the Campiello Collection. The first thing that stands out about the home is the unique glass facade that looks like a large scale art piece, the kind of design that distinguishes master architects. This design was made to blend with the vibrant streetscapes in the area.
The apartment also features an open concept reminiscent of a loft, with massive floor to ceiling windows, an over-sized master bedroom, a built-in wine cooler, a master bath finished in Carrera marble, and a semi-private elevator, for an asking price of $2,850,000.
So, you can see that there is no shortage of choices on the New York City apartment market. Now that you’ve seen some of our picks for interesting apartments in the city, hopefully you have a better idea of what the area has to offer, and maybe some ideas about what you’d like in you next home.
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