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A suburban backyard? Try a private garden in Brooklyn. (206 Montrose Street via Elliman) A suburban backyard? Try a private garden in Brooklyn. (206 Montrose Street via Elliman)
The outdoors is not off-limits during the coronavirus pandemic, but many New Yorkers may be wary of taking the subway or the bus to public parks where people may not be practicing social distancing as they should. Fortunately for the owners of these listings, a private outdoor oasis can be found right outside the door. It's true that these garden apartments don't feature the skyline views expected from a "typical" New York City apartment, but they do offer the best of all worlds both during this trying time and after it's over.

10-Gramercy-Park-South-1 All images of 10 Gramercy Park South via Elliman
From the listing:
A one-of-a-kind opportunity to own a special slice of heaven AND history in NYC, with a coveted key to Gramercy Park and a private backyard garden haven, in an historic landmark townhouse! This stunning apartment on the first floor of a stately 1850s, 27 ft-wide prewar home - now an upscale boutique co-op - is a site to behold with its modern refinements and original detailing. No expense has been spared in the meticulous renovation of this spectacular residence with northern and southern exposures, 2 gas fireplaces, LV hardwood flooring, central air and heat, plus a built-in Sonos surround-sound speaker system throughout the living space and outdoor garden. See floor plan and full details here.

872-St-Johns-Place-1 All images of 872 St. John's Place via The Corcoran Group
From the listing:
Unit #1R is a 854 square foot garden level one bedroom duplex with soaring ceilings, a ton of natural light, and a 936-square-foot private backyard! The spacious living room has great light with a Pullman kitchen that efficiently provides you with all the prep space you could ever dream of! You'll be wowed by the amount of counter space on these stain and scratch resistant, quartz countertops that are tastefully complimented by beautiful, custom millwork and "no hardware" cabinetry with recessed under cabinet lighting. See floor plan and full details here.

373-Classon-Avenue-1 All images of 373 Classon Avenue via Ideal Properties Group
From the listing:
This first-floor duplex two-bedroom two-bathroom apartment features expansive rec room and enormous private backyard. High style kitchens are equipped with black veined quartz counter tops and a contemporary blend of white cabinetry paired with black walnut cabinets in a matte graphite finish. Stainless-steel mosaic tiled backsplashes play vividly off their top-of-the-line stainless steel GE appliance package counterparts. See floor plan and full listing here.

42-West-13th-Street-1 All images of The Bakery Building via Level Group
From the listing:
Step into your own personal oasis with this charming duplex with the rare find of a massive PRIVATE backyard! Extending off the living room through glass doors, this gardeners playground and private sanctuary creates wonderful indoor/outdoor possibilities for entertaining or simply communing with nature. Hardwood floors, painted brick walls and a wooden staircase bring back the feelings of old New York, while kitchen and bathroom updates allow for modern conveniences. See floor plan and full details here.

340-East-83rd-Street-1 All images of 340 East 83rd Street via HomeDax Real Estate
From the listing:
Beautifully renovated sun drenched, southern exposed studio overlooks your very own private backyard. Upon entrance you will find a full bath that boasts a standing shower encased with a contemporary glass door feature. An adjacent cozy sleeping alcove allows for use of up to a queen-sized bed. See floor plan and full details here.

254-West-123rd-Street-1 All images of 254 West 123rd Street via Core Group
From the listing:
Enjoy classic townhouse living on a tree-lined block in prime Harlem. This duplex with a private garden and balcony offers over 2,000 square feet of living space and amenities. Enter into an expansive 25-foot-long entertainment area which includes an open living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a formal dining area, and a chef's kitchen that includes Wolf and Bosch appliances and with an oversized island and breakfast bar surrounded by a wealth of storage. See floor plan and full details here.

42-Carroll-Street-1 All images of 42 Carroll Street via Compass
From the listing:
Following a recent top-to-bottom renovation, there is nothing to do but move right in. The huge private backyard has a new privacy fence and gravel base, perfect for entertaining and outdoor living. An oversized laundry closet provides space for chores and additional storage. See floor plan and full details here.

206-Montrose-Avenue-1 All images of 206 Montrose Avenue via Elliman
From the listing:
Finally, a spacious 'house-like' 2 bed 2 bath condo with its own (+/-)1000-square-foot private backyard consisting of huge patio and beautiful garden. This home is in one of two gorgeous pre-war buildings converted to condos in hot, hot, hot East Williamsburg. You get the ultimate in urban living since this apartment blends traditional pre-war detailing with contemporary style. See floor plan and full details here.

436-East-66th-Street-1 All images of 436 East 66th Street via Metropolitan Res. Partners
From the listing:
Apartment features a decorative fireplace, 9.5' high ceilings, dining area, breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, stone countertops, washer/dryer in unit, walk-in closet, large master bedroom, and a huge private outdoor garden facing south and free storage locker in basement. See floor plan and full details here.

463-Lexington-Avenue-1 All images of 463 Lexington Avenue via Elliman
From the listing:
Residence No. 1 is a huge 1,495-square-foot duplex occupying the entire first floor and rec levels of the building. It offers two bedrooms and two and a half baths, a large recreation room with high ceilings, natural light, and a huge 745-square-foot private rear yard, ideal for outdoor entertaining and tranquil gardening. Upon entering, the open layout living/dining room awaits you. The open chef's kitchen has custom white shaker cabinetry, quartz counters, and all Bosch stainless steel appliances including dishwasher and hooded stove. See floor plan and full details here.

Honorable Mentions
68-Grove-Street-1 68 Grove Street via The Corcoran Group
510-East-80th-Street-1 Carriage House via Compass

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