By AP Connolly
Manhattan has some of the best avenues and plenty of beautiful buildings to make them shine! Most of all, in this age of pandemic, there are choice places to call home. You can find breathtaking pre-war buildings, kitchens with ultra-modern appliances, and living spaces with ample light. Let’s discuss some of the residential buildings available now.
We asked our friends at Brown Harris Stevens for some of their choice offerings this month and found these properties among the best.
212 EAST 57TH STREET
Welcome to this bright and spacious full-floor 3-bedroom, 3.5 bath home that features a northern and southern exposure along with a private elevator landing and south-facing terrace
This full-floor home is tastefully designed and features high ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, and oversized windows that create an open and lofty atmosphere. The sunny windowed kitchen has honed black marble counters and features top-of-the-line appliances, including a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer.
The bedrooms are ideally situated in the apartment’s corners, allowing for the ultimate sense of privacy and separation of space. Each of the bedrooms has generous closet space and en-suite baths, two of which include deep-soaking tubs.
212 East 57th Street is a full-service boutique condo situated near the city’s best dining, shopping and entertainment destinations. Enjoy all that this prime location offers being steps away from Whole Foods, Bloomingdales, plus shopping on Fifth Avenue and a mere five minutes from Central Park. This residence is listed at $2,995,000 and is represented by Matthew Cohen.
26 EAST 10TH STREET
This classic, pre-war home in the Beaucaire house features 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths with beamed ceilings and herringbone floors throughout. The apartment gets ample light with 12 windows facing University Place
The foyer leads into an elegant formal dining room with a wood-burning fireplace and an adjacent living room, also with a fireplace. Each bedroom has a windowed bath en-suite featuring basket-weave marble flooring. Amazing views of tree-lined streets never disappoint from the kitchen that features subway tiles throughout with top-of-line appliances. Conveniently located in Greenwich Village’s heart—steps away from all major transportation, restaurants, shopping, and both Washington Square Park and Union Square Park.
The Beaucaire is a pet-friendly building and includes a full-time doorman, live-in super, laundry facilities, fitness room, Pilates room, children’s playroom, bike room, storage, and a shared garden roof terrace.
The residence is listed at $3,995,000 and is represented by Chris Poore and Eyal Dagan.
540 WEST 28TH STREET
Have it all! The nearly 1,860 square foot interior has been meticulously renovated. This penthouse duplex offers a private 370 square foot terrace with Hudson Yards’ exceptional views, the High Line, the Empire State Building, and the Hudson River. It’s an ideal setting to entertain or savor the vibrant neighborhood and views. .
The first floor of this residence features an open loft-like living room with a sleek chef’s kitchen, a guest bedroom with its private bathroom, and a second bedroom, which is currently on the opposite side of the floor configured as an office.
A masterfully designed spiral glass and steel staircase leads to the top floor primary suite. This bedroom even has its separate entrance for utmost privacy, a large walk-in closet, a luxurious en-suite bath with Italian marble and fixtures, and a spa rain shower. This home features custom lighting throughout as well as built-ins. A washer/dryer is also included.
540 West 28th Street is a full-service private condo with a live-in super, a state-of-the-art gym, a private courtyard garden, a landscaped roof deck with grilling, and more.
This residence is listed at $3,495,000 and is represented by Nada Rizk.
475 PARK AVENUE
The 15-story, white-glove cooperative building was initially built as a series of duplex apartments in 1908. In 1959 it was reinvented as 92 simplex cooperative units, its distinctive white-brick facade not original to the building.
This oversized, renovated 2-bedroom, 2-bath home is well-conceived in layout and detail. Its public rooms include a rare corner living and dining room overlooking Park Avenue, while both bedrooms enjoy direct Park Avenue and 58th Street views, respectively.
Take in the city through large picture windows. At the same time, the apartment features include updated thru-wall HVAC, wide-plank hardwood flooring, extra-high ceilings, abundant storage throughout, from walk-in entry closets, deep custom primary bedroom closets with custom millwork, and a dedicated linen closet. A well-appointed kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and ample cabinetry is a delight. Two updated baths complete this marvelous property, perfect for quiet enjoyment or entertaining.
With a prime location on 58th Street and Park Avenue, the building is convenient to shopping and some of the best dining and cultural attractions Manhattan offers. 475 Park features a 24-hour attended lobby and staffed elevator. Private storage is also available.
This residence is listed at $1,995,000 and is represented by Scott Harris and Billie Sunday Banks.
817 WEST END AVENUE
Located in a grand and rare turn-of-the-century condominium on West End Avenue, this classic seven has beautiful details, all still intact but in need of some TLC!
The side-by-side living room and dining area open to each other, creating an over 25-foot-wide loft-like space that faces East over double-wide West End Avenue. The windowed eat-in kitchen has been slightly updated with stainless steel appliances, new cabinets, and countertops. Off the kitchen is a staff room/home office with a full bath.
The bedroom wing houses three bedrooms, including the primary bedroom, which faces West End Avenue and has a large closet. An extensive bathroom services these bedrooms. The apartment features large windows, nearly 10-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and pre-war details. Bring your contractor to restore this fabulous home.
817 West End Avenue is a pre-war condominium with a gorgeous, refurbished lobby, doorman, top-notch resident superintendent, central laundry, and bike storage.
This residence is listed at $2,100,000 and is represented by Lisa K. Lippman and Gerard “Scott” Moore.