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Though penthouses have their appeal, the private-cottage-meets-apartment feel of a classic Manhattan maisonette has its share of fans. Some long-time New Yorkers who fled the city during the health crisis in favor of a suburban house with a yard may be experiencing buyer's remorse with their new purchase. These buyers, particularly those with the means, might have been better advised to consider switching to a maisonette apartment in the city. Taken from the French term for "little house," these homes are found on the lower levels of multi-family buildings and can be accessed directly from the street and sometimes also from the building's main entrance.
Maisonettes are not all created equal. Even in the most thoughtfully designed new buildings, the ground-floor homes often have less light and more traffic noise. Some people may resent having everyone else in the building walk by their front door. In low-lying areas, ground-floor apartments are at greatest risk of flooding and water damage.

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7 Beekman Place
7 Beekman Place Beekman/Sutton Place
Post House, 533 Pacific Street
Post House, 533 Pacific Street Boerum Hill
15 West 81st Street
15 West 81st Street Central Park West
1 Sutton Place South
1 Sutton Place South Beekman/Sutton Place
52 Lispenard Street
52 Lispenard Street Tribeca
323-East-52nd-Street-01 Maisonette apartment with private outdoor space (La Maison, #MAISONETTE - Compass)
At the same time, there are certain advantages to a maisonette apartment. This type of home tends to offer more square footage, leading to a more flexible floor plan compared to the units above. Owners also save time by not having to shuttle up and down elevators or flights of stairs to reach their units.

In the case of new, full-service condominiums, residents can truly have it all by enjoying a layout similar to a private house while still having access to the building's amenities and services. Another major perk is that maisonette units usually come with a private backyard or patio—a highly desired amenity at any time of year, but one that is especially coveted when warmer weather makes common roof decks, courtyards, and outdoor kitchens more crowded.

The recently listed homes below offer what maisonette enthusiasts dream of: great addresses, gracious layouts, charm to spare, and usually, private outdoor space. Be aware that some of the units marketing themselves as maisonettes are merely first-floor apartments, or garden apartments without a private entrance to the street. Nevertheless, take a look below to snag one of these unique NYC homes.

7 Beekman Place, #14 (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

1 Fifth Avenue, #MAISONETTE (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

40 Bond, #TH4 (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

25 Quincy Street, #MAISONETTE (Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC)

170 East 79th Street, #2A (Corcoran Group)

753 East 5th Street, #1A (Coldwell Banker Warburg)

The Lumiere, #THG (Compass)

455 East 57th Street, #MaisA (Sothebys International Realty)

Third + Bond, #1 (Compass)
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10 Bleecker Street, #1B (Compass)

200 Mercer Street, #1D (Serhant LLC)

Gracie Green, #1A (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

52 Lispenard Street, #TH2 (Compass)

554 East 82nd Street, #MAIS (Compass)

165 Chrystie Street, #TH (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

830 Park Avenue, #MAISA (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

One Sutton Place South, #GRC (Corcoran Group)

46 Laight Street, #MAISONETTE (Serhant LLC)

15 West 81st Street, #2D (Compass)

812 Fifth Avenue, #MAISONSOUT (Corcoran Group)

The Fairchild, #1B (Compass)

Post House, #MAISON535 (Compass)

40 East End Avenue, #TH (Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group)

834 Fifth Avenue, #MAISA (Corcoran Group)
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