6 glamorous apartments in New York
Carnegie Hill, Manhattan
The Gatsby, built in 1924, stands in a historic neighborhood one block from Central Park. This four-bedroom condo, renovated and currently owned by James de Givenchy, a descendant of the French fashion house, and his wife, Gina, has hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, crown moldings and built-ins on measure everywhere; gastronomic cooking; living room, lunchroom; library; and three full bathrooms.
Building amenities include a 24-hour doorman, superintendent, fitness room, and bike storage. $4,000,000. Matthew Cohen, Brown Harris Stevens, (201) 410-5496
Long Island City, Queens
This three-bedroom penthouse located in the former Eagle electrical factory has starred in several television series. The two-story home features 13-foot ceilings, oversized recessed windows with electric blinds, an architectural staircase, a chef’s kitchen, spa bathrooms, a private rooftop terrace with its own irrigation system, and a breathtaking view of the city.
The building offers a fitness center with swimming pool and sauna, residents’ lounge with games room, billiards room and catering kitchen. $4,995,000. Kirsten Jordan and Nicholas Lounsbury, Douglas Elliman, (917) 488-4016
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Located in a historic area of Brooklyn, this 1891 one-bedroom apartment is also within walking distance of Prospect Park. The light-filled top floor corner unit has an exposed brick wall, hardwood floors, kitchen with custom cabinetry, laundry room and large bedroom overlooking a shared garden.
A spiral staircase leads to a rooftop office with a glass wall and sliding doors to a terrace with views of the tree-lined neighborhood and the Manhattan skyline. $930,000. Katriona Kearney, Engel & Völkers Brooklyn DUMBO, (718) 643-6312
Upper West Side, Manhattan
This two-bedroom corner apartment is in a historic 1930 Emery Roth building, across from Central Park and the Natural History Museum. Details include herringbone floors, arched doorways, 12 windows, four walk-in closets, large living-dining room, chef’s kitchen with Vermont green granite countertops, and master bedroom with marble and stone bathroom.
The building features an ornate lobby, fitness center, bike storage, game room, and separate storage rooms for the owners. $2,495,000. Michael J. Franco, Compass, (917) 817-4122
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
Built in the late 1890s, this four-story brick townhouse has been renovated and split into a two-bedroom duplex rental with private patio and a four-bedroom owner’s triplex with garden. The owner’s home features exposed beams, two wood-burning fireplaces, central air conditioning, high-end modern kitchen, playroom, and master bedroom with walk-in closet, spa-like bathroom, and home office.
Nearby are neighborhood parks, two metro lines, restaurants and services. $3,500,000. Terry Naini and Emilia Sultan, Brown Harris Stevens, (917) 841-1826
Bedford Park, Bronx
This bright two-bedroom apartment is just outside the gates of the New York Botanical Garden and Fordham University. Features include king-sized bedrooms; a 30 foot living room and dining room; an updated kitchen with stone countertops, deep sink and stainless steel appliances; a quartz tiled bathroom; and city views everywhere.
The pet-friendly co-op has a supermarket and laundry room, and is close to three metro lines. $325,000. The Aaron and Geoff Team, Compass, (929) 269-3411
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