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Various NYC residential buildings with curvaceous facades: Lantern House, One Jackson Square, 111 Murray Street, 520 West 28th Street Various NYC residential buildings with curvaceous facades: Lantern House, One Jackson Square, 111 Murray Street, 520 West 28th Street
In many buildings, corner units are often among the most highly coveted. Their double exposures bring double the natural light and views, and this can also offer greater square footage than their single exposure counterparts. However, those seeking corner units should be prepared to pay for the privilege - some buildings only have so many corner units, which drives their prices up. Additionally, while some boutique condos allow every unit to have a corner exposure, these are often at the luxury end of the price spectrum.

Savvy designers and developers recognize how valuable the corner unit has become, and a new crop of buildings has come to embrace curved edges as opposed to sharp corners. Not only do these make a dramatic statement at the streetscape level, but they also fill the homes inside with incredible natural light. Additionally, the shape of the building can lead to truly one-of-a-kind interior floor plates. We take a look at New York's most impressive buildings with curved facades.

50 West Street
Developed by Time Equities | Design by Helmut Jahn
64 stories | 191 units
5 availabilities from $2.75M - $14.5M

50-West-Street-01 All images of 50 West via Douglas Elliman
With its curved glass corners, stainless steel spandrels, and open slanted top, 50 West makes a distinctive addition to the Lower Manhattan skyline. Curved floor-to-ceiling windows allow for jaw-dropping views in all directions, and that is especially the case in southeast-facing units that look out on the Statue of Liberty.
From the listing: This expansive home with southeastern exposure offers a double height great room as well as an open kitchen with custom stained walnut cabinetry, granite countertops with waterfall island, Hansgrohe fixtures, and Miele and Sub-Zero appliances. The en-suite five fixture primary bath features floating, backlit marble vanity, radiant floor heating, Hansgrohe polished chrome fixtures, and electronic Toto toilet with built-in bidet. See floor plan and full details here.

445 Lafayette Street
Developed by Related | Design by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates
21 stories | 39 units
2 availabilities from $3M - $3.35M

445-Lafayette-Street-01 All images of Astor Place via Corcoran
Astor Place stands at the intersection of the East Village and Noho, and the gleaming glass tower makes a modern statement among historic architecture. The apartments within have expansive layouts and curved glass walls.
From the listing: Located in prime NoHo, perched above Astor Place, fantastic light and direct Empire State, East River and Freedom Tower views are throughout this home. Ideal for entertaining, the entry foyer leads to the expansive loft-like living/dining area with northern and eastern exposures. Measuring approximately 25’ by 29’, this room has grand proportions. The open chef's kitchen is complete with a breakfast bar, custom cabinetry, and Wolf appliances. See floor plan and full details here.

330 East 38th Street
Developed by Bernard Spitzer | Design by Michael Schimenti & Der Scutt Architects
57 stories | 817 units
21 availabilities from $800K - $4.5M

330-East-38th-Street-01 All images of The Corinthian via Douglas Elliman
In the local skyline, The Corinthian is distinguished by the large, curved bay windows throughout the full-block building. Residents enjoy spectacular views of the East River and the Manhattan skyline.
From the listing: Enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets from this south-facing home with beautiful balcony. The superior renovation features 5" wide hardwood floors, open gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, generous storage and closet space throughout, electric shades, central air conditioning, washer/dryer and all the best building amenities including pool, spa and running track. The inspirational views showcase the Empire State Building, the East River, Verrazano Narrows Bridge, the Freedom Tower and all of downtown Manhattan from your extra large living and dining room area. See floor plan and full details here.

Developed by Related and Oxford Property Group | Design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
70 stories | 285 units
16 availabilities from $1.95M - $29.5M

15-Hudson-Yards-01 All images of Fifteen Hudson Yards via Corcoran
Fifteen Hudson Yards ranks among the tallest apartment buildings in the city, and its gently-bowed, glass-clad facade is one of the city’s most graceful. It adjoins the High Line, The Vessel, The Shed, and the Shops at Hudson Yards. The curved windows allow for spectacular views of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline.
From the listing: From the moment you open the door to the wide art foyer, you are stunned by the wide open vistas. The giant great room with ceilings up to 10'10" and 13 floor-to-ceiling windows frame unforgettable Hudson River and Manhattan skyline views. The separate eat-in kitchen features a grand marble island, Bulthaup cabinetry with large pantry and Miele appliances including double ovens and wine storage, with a comfortable breakfast room for casual dining. See floor plan and full details here.

515 West 18th Street
Developed by Related | Design by Heatherwick Studio
32 stories | 180 units
21 availabilities from $1.8M - $16M

515-West-18th-Street-01 All images of Lantern House via Corcoran
When early renderings of Lantern House were revealed, its interpretation of bay windows brought bubble wrap to mind for some. However, the oversized windows and address by the High Line allows for incredible light, not to mention park and river views. Additionally, the windows allow for impressive interiors and built-in window seats.
From the listing: Big, beautiful 4-bedroom penthouse with panoramic city skyline views from its eight huge bay windows and amazing 41-foot by 21-foot roof terrace, ready for you to plant this spring! The gracious entry foyer leads to large corner great room with 11-foot, 6-inch ceilings, chevron-laid flooring, handsome fireplace with marble surround, and charming bay windows showcasing views over the Chelsea Historic District to the Empire State Building! See floor plan and full details here.

565 Broome Street
Developed by Developed by Bizzi & Partners Development, Aronov Development, Halpern Real Estate Ventures, Cindat Capital Management, and Michael Shvo | Design by Renzo Piano Workshop
30 stories | 115 units
5 availabilities from $1.79M - $6.55M

565-Broome-Street-01 All images of 565 Broome Soho via Douglas Elliman
Hudson Square is in the midst of a transformation from an industrial neighborhood to a live-work-play area with 565 Broome Soho leading the charge. The gracefully curved, two-tower development is Renzo Piano Workshop's first residential building in New York City.
From the listing: At 565 Broome Street, residence S18A luxury takes the shape of spectacular cinematic views, grand space, warm and meticulous design, attention to every detail, 5-star hotel amenities, and location. The southern views of One World Trade and 56 Leonard Street, and the Western open views over the Hudson River will gift you the most positive vibes and serene light from the instant you wake up to the second you sip your aperitif inundated by the explosion of colors which only a New York sunset can deliver. See floor plan and full details here.

Developed by Fisher Brothers | Design by Kohn Pedersen Fox
58 stories | 157 units
4 availabilities from $2M - $40M

111-Murray-Street-01 All images of 111 Murray Street via Douglas Elliman
The Lower Manhattan skyline has seen some impressive entrants in recent years, and 111 Murray Street makes an elegant statement. Architecture critic Carter Horsley describes the shape of the building as having an "apostrophe top," and a smooth, curved glass facade allows for unobstructed views of the World Trade Center and the Hudson River.
From the listing: Residence 30B is the highest of this line with one-of-a-kind 12'6" ceilings; offering expansive open views to the south and east of New York Harbor and Manhattan's striking skyline. Every modern luxury has been added to this one-of-a-kind home; throughout you will find fully automated Lutron blinds, including Lutron blackout in the bedrooms; a Lutron lighting system; new LED stripe lighting. This home is awash with luxury styling & splendor - Tom Dixon art melt lighting in the living room, high end durable textured wallpaper, and stunning art pieces. See floor plan and full details here.

Developed by Ian Schrager | Design by Herzog & de Meuron
13 stories | 49 units
3 availabilities from $2.7M - $11.9M

160-Leroy-Street-01 160 Leroy Street via CityRealty
Architecture critic Carter Horsley describes 160 Leroy Street as "one of the most curvaceous in the city." The building's gracefully curved facade allows for expansive layouts and floor-to-ceiling windows facing spectacular sunset views.
160-Leroy-Street-02 Interiors via Corcoran
From the listing: Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog and de Meuron for contemporary living, this north and west sunset-facing masterpiece is situated in the desirable north tower of the condominium. Enjoy sweeping river views from every major room through 11' floor-to-ceiling windows, and an open crescent-shaped floorplan with ample large wall spaces for your art collection. See full details here.

122 Greenwich Avenue
Developed by Developed by Hines | Design by Kohn Pedersen Fox
11 stories | 30 units
3 availabilities from $1.25M - $2.4M

122-Greenwich-Avenue-01 One Jackson Square via Hines
Located amidst historic West Village architecture, One Jackson Square gracefully undulates above Jackson Square. While not one of the taller buildings to go up in this protected area, it is one of the brightest and airiest thanks to an all-glass facade.
122-Greenwich-Avenue-02 Interiors via P.S. Burnham
From the listing: From the moment you enter this stunningly designed home, you overlook the iconic West Village through a glass facade of rooms with 10 foot ceilings. There is a generous bedroom, library, two luxurious marble baths, large custom closets, and a kitchen with state of the art design. This impressive building has amenities that include a 24-hour concierge, lounge suite, fitness center, and landscaped garden. Available for sale furnished or unfurnished. See floor plan and full details here.

Developed by Related | Design by Zaha Hadid
13 stories | 39 units
5 availabilities from $4.95M - $15M

520-West-28th-Street-01 All images of 520 West 28th Street via Corcoran
The High Line has seen some impressive architecture go up around the elevated tracks in recent years (see Lantern House above), but few with the combination of prestige and artistry on display at 520 West 28th Street. The curves of the building create a sense of movement, not to mention expansive, uninterrupted views of the High Line and the Hudson River.
From the listing: Designed inside and out by Dame Zaha Hadid, it is at once a work of great artistic integrity, a grand entertaining space and a comfortable family home. The key-locked elevator opens directly into a remarkable gallery to showcase an art collection. The enormous 900-square-foot Great Room spans overlooks the High Line while the separate kitchen by Boffi with Gaggenau appliances flows into an ideal family room for casual entertaining and oversized balcony with views of the Empire State Building. See floor plan and full details here.

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