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Apartment foyers have the opportunity to provide a gracious transition space between a common space and your apartment Apartment foyers have the opportunity to provide a gracious transition space between a common space and your apartment
In the world of New York architecture and interior design, what's old is often new again. Example: Gracious entrance foyers, once thought to be confined to 19th-century townhouses and prewar cooperatives, are now making a comeback in recently constructed condominiums like 180 East 88th Street and One Hundred East Fifty Third Street, not to mention condo conversions like 555 West End Avenue. In any development, they act as a forum for eye-catching architectural details, a venue for extra closet space, and a way to set the tone for the rest of the interiors.
From one end of Manhattan to another, we've discovered condominiums that feature gracious entrance foyers. Some buyers might worry that this feature comes at a premium, but all of the following units come in at or near the local average sales price. All figures come via CityRealty data, and the latest market report can be found here.
211-Schermerhorn-Street-1 Clockwwise from top left: Condominiums like The Symon, 180 East 88th Street, One Hundred East Fifty Third Street, and 555 West End Avenue incorporate gracious entry foyers into new construction.

Battery Park City
21-South-End-Avenue-1 All images of The Regatta via Compass
21-South-End-Avenue-2 Private terrace
21-South-End-Avenue-3 Floor plan
Upon entering this beautifully renovated duplex, a gracious foyer with double closets leads to an open entertaining level with northwestern exposure, open chef's kitchen, and sliding doors leading to a private terrace. Upstairs, the master suite boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, built-in bookshelves, custom walk-in closet, and large bath. It is situated in a pet-friendly building with easy access to gourmet supermarkets, top schools, and several transportation options. See floor plan and full details here.

East Village
240-East-10th-Street-1 All images of The New Theatre Building via The Corcoran Group
240-East-10th-Street-2 Bedroom
240-East-10th-Street-3 Floor plan
Sprawling apartment in the heart of the East Village boasts open views, incredible natural light, large wrap terrace, and expansive entrance foyer with built-in storage bench. A state-of-the-art open kitchen is outfitted with honed black granite countertops and a built-in banquette that makes a natural dining area. The bedrooms are in a separate wing, and the master suite features a built out walk-in closet and elegant en suite bath. See floor plan and full details here.

West Village
385-West-12th-Street-1 All images of 385 West 12th Street via Core Group
385-West-12th-Street-2 Bedroom
385-West-12th-Street-3 Floor plan
Expansive apartment on a tree-lined, cobblestoned West Village block is reached by a private elevator that gives way to a foyer with a large closet. The living room boasts several enormous windows, oak flooring, and gas fireplace that acts as a natural centerpiece. The spacious master suite faces north and west, and interior features include a dressing room, private terrace, and marble-clad master bath. See floor plan and full details here.

63-West-17th-Street-1 All images of Lyla via Bond NY
63-West-17th-Street-2 Kitchen
63-West-17th-Street-3 Floor plan
Enormous corner condo on the cusp of Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and the Flatiron District boasts open sky views, 10' ceilings, southwestern exposures, and separate entry foyer. The open chef's kitchen is outfitted with black granite countertops and top-of-the-line appliances, including an in-unit washer/dryer. The master suite features a walk-in closet, a wall of ELFA custom closets, and spa-like bath. See floor plan and full details here.

Flatiron District
15-East-26th-Street-1 All images of 15 Madison Square North via Douglas Elliman
15-East-26th-Street-2 Living room
15-East-26th-Street-3 Floor plan
Luxury loft just off Madison Square Park boasts enormous windows, gorgeous views, 11' beamed ceilings, welcoming foyer, and oversized living/dining room. The state-of-the-art kitchen is equipped with custom cabinetry, Calacatta marble countertops, and high-end appliances. A tranquil master suite features a walk-in closet, dressing area, and Zen-inspired marble bath with double vanities. See floor plan and full details here.

Midtown West
15-West-53rd-Street-1 All images of Museum Tower via Compass
15-West-53rd-Street-2 Kitchen
15-West-53rd-Street-3 Floor plan
Centrally located corner condo looks out on beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline and St. Patrick's Cathedral. A tasteful entrance foyer leads to a large living/dining area that flows seamlessly into a windowed open kitchen with a breakfast bar and new stainless steel appliances. Both bedrooms have generous closet space, en suite baths, and enough space for a king-sized bed. See floor plan and full details here.

Broadway Corridor
235-West-71st-Street-1 All images of 235 West 71st Street via Haltead
235-West-71st-Street-2 Bedroom
235-West-71st-Street-3 Floor plan
Upper West Side apartment is rich in prewar details like gracious entry foyer, 9'1" ceilings, Art Deco ceiling details, and bordered hardwood parquet floors. However, recent updates include in-unit washer/dryer, custom radiator covers, new moldings, fresh paint, and new floors. Additional features include northern exposure, chef-friendly kitchen, and peaceful bedroom with generous closet space. See floor plan and full details here.

Upper East Side Gold Coast
923-Fifth-Avenue-1 All images of 923 Fifth Avenue via Compass
923-Fifth-Avenue-2 Bedroom
923-Fifth-Avenue-3 Floor plan
High-floor home in a full-service Fifth Avenue condominium enjoys incredible natural light and sweeping skyline and Central Park views from four exposures. A generous entry foyer leads to a large living room, formal park-facing dining room, and tastefully renovated eat-in kitchen. The master suite faces east and enjoys open city views, two large closets, and marble bath with Jacuzzi tub and steam shower. See floor plan and full details here.

Carnegie Hill
45-East-89th-Street-1 All images of 45 East 89th Street via Brown Harris Stevens
45-East-89th-Street-2 Kitchen
45-East-89th-Street-3 Floor plan
High-floor home between Fifth and Madison Avenues looks out on sweeping views of the city skyline and Central Park. A formal entrance gallery leads to a gracious living room with a private balcony facing the East River. The dining room opens to a windowed chef's kitchen facing Central Park. All bedrooms enjoy excellent privacy and closet space. See floor plan and full details here.

Central Park West
327-Central-Park-West-1 All images of The Kenmare via The Corcoran Group
327-Central-Park-West-2 Living room
327-Central-Park-West-3 Floor plan
Well-proportioned home in a prime Upper West Side location enjoys excellent privacy, light, storage, and square footage. An expansive entrance gallery leads to a large living room rich in Old World details like beamed ceilings, open archways, and elegant moldings. However, the windowed kitchen has been updated with stone counters, new wood cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances. See floor plan and full details here.
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