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Great NYC Boutique Condos L to R: Whitney Condos, Metal Shutter Houses, 41 Bond Street

Small is beautiful

The draw of the skyscraper is understandable: views, for one, and the feeling of being above it all. And small-city-sized developments offer more floors of amenities than some buildings have square feet. But there's something to be said for the "boutique" building–less than 50 units and often far fewer–when it comes to a certain feeling of intimacy that puts "home" before "building." Below are a few of New York City's better boutique residences.
Whitney Condos, 33 East 74th Street Whitney Condos, 33 East 74th Street. Photo via Douglas Elliman

Whitney Condos, 33 East 74th Street

Designed by the noted architecture firm of Beyer Blinder Belle with interiors by Champalimaud Design, everything about this collection of 10 Upper East Side residences reflects unwavering attention to detail. Steps from Central Park, the development preserves the facades of six residential brownstone buildings, allowing it to include the Gilded Age Atterbury Townhouse and several duplex and triplex penthouses among its offerings.
Metal Shutter Houses, 524 West 19th Street Metal Shutter Houses, 524 West 19th Street. Image via Corcoran

Metal Shutter Houses, 524 West 19th Street

Completed in 2011, the nine-unit Metal Shutter Building was designed by notable architect Shigeru Ban, who created an architecturally fasciniating addition to a neighborhood already known for its architectural adventurousness: Using motorized perforated metal shutters, residents can change the building’s exterior skin. In keeping with this spirit of creativity, there is an art gallery space on the building's ground floor.
41 Bond Street 41 Bond Street. Photo via Douglas Elliman

41 Bond Street

This "refined building in a bluestone suit" on a cobblestoned Noho block known as downtown Manhattan's "architecture alley" contains only seven apartments. The nine-story building's bluestone facade undoubtedly appeals to buyers with brownstone yearnings, but the building's level of service says modern luxury apartment living. Each of the seven apartments has a private elevator entry, 11-foot ceilings and three-sided fireplaces, marble-clad chef's kitchens, long entrance galleries and balconies. A duplex penthouse has a 47-foot-long terrace, a solarium and a 24-foot rooftop garden.

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Contributing Writer Michelle Cohen Michelle is a New York-based writer and content strategist who has worked extensively with lifestyle brands like Seventeen, Country Living, Harper's Bazaar and iVillage. In addition to being a copywriter for a digital media agency she writes about culture, New York City neighborhoods, real estate, style, design and technology among other topics. She has lived in a number of major US cities on both coasts and in between and loves all things relating to urbanism and culture.
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