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For all the amazing vistas and mind-boggling amenities New York's high-rises have to offer, getting on the elevator and making stops on several other floors on the way home has a way of taking the wind out of these particular sails. Add in the buttons hundreds of people have touched and small spaces without much room for social distancing at the height of the pandemic, and multi-family buildings’ elevators haven’t been the most desirable spots of late.

This problem is easily solved with the help of elevators that open directly at one's apartment. These elevators come equipped with security that only allows residents access to their specific apartments. This is most commonly seen in the form of a key-lock system, but some of the more tech-savvy buildings are incorporating key pads, magnetic controls, and even fingerprint or voice recognition capabilities. These are primarily found in luxury doorman buildings with doorman surveillance, and extras like secondary doors with bolt locks act as additional security measures.
142-West 19th-Street-01 142 Flatiron, #3 (Compass)
Apartments with key-locked elevators are generally found in boutique buildings with very few units per floor. The latest entrant is 142 Flatiron, a newly constructed, eight-story building at 142 West 19th Street. The seven condos comprise a penthouse unit, a townhouse unit, and five full-floor two-bedroom apartments, and all are reached via key-locked elevator. Residents arrive to loft-like interiors, high ceilings, open chef’s kitchens with Miele appliances, and luxurious primary suites with spa-like baths.

As of this writing, one of the two-bedroom units has been listed for $2,925,000. It is part of a selection of spacious apartments with key-locked elevator access that may be found below.

The Peregrine, #5D (Serhant LLC)

The Homage on Third Street, #2 (Compass)

99 Spring Street, #4FL (Compass)

330 East 57th Street, #3 (Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC)

83 Walker Street, #7 (Corcoran Group)

534 West 29th, #3 (CORE Group Marketing LLC)

195 Bowery, #11 (Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC)

142 Flatiron, #3 (Compass)

248 Lafayette Street, #5FL (Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC)

Spice Warehouse, #PHC (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

M127, #PHA (Corcoran Group)

35 East 12th Street, #8C (Corcoran Group)

134 West 83rd Street, #2 (Corcoran Group)

112 Duane Street, #4S (Olshan Realty Inc)

Lifesaver Lofts, #4A (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

101 Wooster Street, #2 (Sloane Square LLC)
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