6 glamorous New York City apartments
It doesn't hurt to look!
Carnegie Hill, Manhattan
The Gatsby, built in 1924, stands in a historic district one block from Central Park. This four-bedroom condo, renovated and currently owned by James de Givenchy, a scion of the French fashion house, and his wife, Gina, has hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, crown-molding, and custom built-ins throughout; gourmet kitchen; living-dining room; library; and three full bathrooms.
Building amenities include a 24-hour doorman, live-in superintendent, fitness room, and bicycle storage. $4,000,000. Matthew Cohen, Brown Harris Stevens, (201) 410-5496
Long Island City, Queens
This three-bedroom penthouse in the former Eagle Electric Factory has starred in several television series. The two-story home features 13-foot ceilings, oversize encased windows with electric blinds, architectural staircase, chef's kitchen, spa bathrooms, private roof terrace with its own irrigation system, and expansive city views.
The building offers a fitness center with pool and sauna, residents' lounge with playroom, billiard room, and catering kitchen. $4,995,000. Kirsten Jordan and Nicholas Lounsbury, Douglas Elliman, (917) 488-4016
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Set in a historic Brooklyn district, this 1891 one-bedroom is also minutes' walk from Prospect Park. The light-filled top-floor corner unit has an exposed brick wall, hardwood floors, a kitchen with custom cabinets, a laundry, and a large bedroom overlooking a shared garden.
A spiral staircase leads to a rooftop office featuring a glass wall and sliding doors to a deck with views of the tree-lined neighborhood and 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 landmark 1930 Emery Roth building across the street from Central Park and the Museum of Natural History. Details include herring-bone floors, arched doorways, 12 windows, four walk-in closets, large living-dining room, eat-in chef's kitchen with Vermont green-granite counters, and primary bedroom with marble and stone bathroom.
The building has an ornate lobby, fitness center, bike room, playroom, and separate owners' storage rooms. $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 divided 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, high-end modern kitchen, playroom, and primary bedroom floor with dressing room, spa-like bathroom, and home office.
Nearby are neighborhood parks, two subway 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-size bedrooms; a 30-foot living and -dining-room area; an updated kitchen with stone counters, deep sink, and stainless-steel appliances; a quartz-tiled bathroom; and city views throughout.
The pet-friendly co-op has a live-in super and laundry room, and is close to three subway lines. $325,000. The Aaron and Geoff Team, Compass, (929) 269-3411
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