4 Classic Stunners

East Side…West Side. All Around Town

By A.P. Connolly

Anyone who follows the NYC real estate market knows that there are deals to be had right now. But where exactly can you get the most bang for your buck? We asked our friends at Brown Harris Stevens for some specific neighborhoods and found these four choice properties among the best.

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Number 14
A gorgeous full-floor condominium with fabulous open views! Rarely is a home like this available- mint and custom-designed, this sprawling approximately 4,000-square-foot home feels like a house but has all the conveniences of a luxury condominium.

Off an elegant private landing, enter this fabulous full-floor home. The combination living room and dining room- “great room” boasts 36 linear feet of bright and open incredible south views, a wet bar, and two large balconies with open city views. Off the living space is a library/office with unobstructed south views, and adjacent is a new powder bathroom. On the other side of the living area is the new gourmet eat-in kitchen, sun-flooded with open south city views and large enough for casual dining and a home office. Designed by Debra Berke Architects, it is both functional and fabulous.

The bedroom wing has constant and soothing northern light. The primary suite includes a new bathroom with double sinks, a glass shower, a large bathtub, and two enormous walk-in closets. Two additional bedrooms are separated by a windowed media room or playroom and share a bathroom. The fourth bedroom has a custom walk-in closet and ensuite bath. Also, there is a spacious staff room with an ensuite bath that also can function as an excellent fifth bedroom. There are beautiful hardwood floors throughout, a vented washer/dryer, and extra-large windows in every room, making this home extra bright and cheerful!

The Westbury, 160 West 86th Street, is a contemporary boutique condominium, located between Central Park and Riverside Park, close to the best dining, shopping, transportation, and easy access to the Upper East Side. There is a gym on the lobby level with brand new state-of-the-art equipment, an outdoor play area, a bike room, full-time doormen, and a resident manager. Info: $6,990,000; listing agents: Lisa K. Lippman and Gerard “Scott” Moore.

Number 11D
This immaculately kept six-room home, set up as three-bedrooms, is ready for move-in! Exposures to the South, West, and North bring in maximum light throughout the apartment. The entry foyer provides a sense of the expanse, with the living, dining, and occasional rooms all open to one another, creating an excellent entertaining space.

The kitchen features granite counters, tile backsplash, custom wood cabinetry, panel-front refrigerator, stainless steel appliances, picture windows, washer/dryer, service door, and renovated third bath. The public and private spaces are separated by an efficient closet-lined hallway, while the split bedroom layout provides privacy. Both bedrooms enjoy double exposures and walk-in closets; the primary bedroom features a windowed ensuite floor-to-ceiling honey onyx marble bath, while the windowed hallway bath with custom tile services the secondary bedroom. A desirable home with room to spare. Thru-wall HVAC wired speakers to a central AV hub, and new windows throughout.

169 East 69th Street, situated at 69th Street between Third & Lexington Avenues, is one of the most pleasant Upper East Side blocks. This full-service boutique cooperative was built in 1961 and features 60 apartments spread across 20 stories. The building also features a live-in superintendent, central laundry room, playroom, and new fitness center. Info: $2,395,000; listing agents: Scott Harris and Chloe Chasanoff.

Number 24S
From the moment you enter, you will be blown away by the breathtaking views that greet you. There is no shortage of light and views in this renovated, 2,000-square-foot home where all windows overlook Central Park.

A proper entry equipped with two coat closets continues into a loft-like open living room, dining room, and kitchen with a wall of windows facing east. Measuring almost 27 feet, this open living space is awe-inspiring in proportions. All of this with Central Park as the backdrop! Even while preparing your morning coffee in the open chef’s kitchen, you can enjoy and appreciate these stunning views. Kitchen features include a breakfast bar, abundant cabinet space, and top of the line appliances including Subzero, Miele, and Wolf.

A split bedroom layout features a secluded primary suite in its wing of the home. Ensuite bath with double sink and walk-in closet. Gracious in dimension, the primary suite can easily accommodate a home office or seating area. The second and third bedrooms are located on the other side of the home. The second bedroom can function as a second primary suite with an ensuite bath featuring a double sink and built-in vanity. A dedicated in-unit laundry room is in the hallway just outside the living and dining room.

30 West 63rd Street is a full-service condominium just one block from Central Park and Lincoln Center. The building offers an incredibly luxurious and convenient lifestyle. Along with standard amenities, there’s the members-only, roof level club with a lounge, state of the art gym, swimming pool, game room, and children’s playroom. Info: $4,825,000; listing agents: Nada Rizk and Joanne Greene

Number 306
Welcome to Morgan Lofts, located at 11 East 36th Street! This 3rd-floor one-bedroom loft features a gracious bedroom with an ensuite spa-like bathroom, and an extra-large home office/den/sleeping area tucked discretely in the back of the home.

This charming loft is filled with all-day sunlight and boasts three oversized windows with bright Northern exposure. The cheerful light and views are accentuated by soaring 12-foot ceilings and an extremely flexible and open layout.

The ensuite bathroom is outfitted with fixtures by Kohler, including a deep soaking tub and a separate standing shower. The second bathroom is also well-appointed with Kohler fixtures. Tucked in the home’s back is an additional room ideal for a home office, den, or bonus sleeping area. Other features of this home include a stacked washer and dryer and central air.

Morgan Lofts is a boutique condominium conversion of a historic 1912 loft building reimagined by world-renowned Selldorf Architects with interiors by Andres Escobar. This pre-war gem offers a gym with oversized windows that feature an abundance of light and views, a North and South facing rooftop space with unparalleled open city views, and a 24-hour doorman. Info: $1,250,000; listing agents: Matthew Cohen and Joseph Jake Kringdon.

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