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 456 West 19th Street via Compass 456 West 19th Street via Compass
After turning away from the window to look at the view, the first thing anyone does upon visiting a New York City apartment is turn their attention to the interiors, where ceiling height plays a significant role. Bob Vila considers the standard ceiling height to be nine feet, but some apartment developers and designers are thinking much bigger than that. New construction and residential conversions alike are seeing double-height ceilings, with the highest ceilings typically found on the highest floors and in the most expensive units.
Like many of real estate’s luxurious amenities, this is a matter of personal preference. High ceilings with exposed beams or ornate crown molding can be difficult to keep clean, which can make the tidiest apartment appear dingy. Even the less ornate present challenges when it comes to tasks like repairs, painting, or changing light bulbs. And while it’s hard to think about winter now, it should be noted that heating costs in these spaces can run almost as high as the ceilings.
However, the advantages to high ceilings are hard to overlook, especially when visiting this atmosphere. Thinking ahead to winter again, residents of these apartments have room for taller Christmas trees than one would think possible for a New York City apartment. At any time of year, the ceiling height gives the rooms more space and a highly dramatic atmosphere. Finally, the rooms with soaring ceilings often come with correspondingly high windows, which flood the space with incredible natural light.

Extraordinary features come together in Pavilion B on the 29th floor of The Woolworth Tower Residences, a brand-new one-of-a-kind loft-style 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, stunning home high atop downtown Manhattan.

Filled with every modern amenity and comfort and the finest in finishes and state-of-the-art systems throughout, the gracious and expansive prewar-inspired layout provides a wonderful home for both entertaining on a grand scale as well as private living. With breathtaking New York City views and fabulous private outdoor oases, this 4,623 square foot home's combination of luxuries cannot be matched. The flawless design maximizes natural light and scale with soaring ceilings that reach up to 22 feet, a vast 47-foot open entertaining expanse, a mezzanine atelier, solid oak floors, six skylights, and an abundance of windows that expose spectacular city, World Trade Center and river views. See full details here.

241-West-17th-Street-01 All images of 241 West 17th Street via Sotheby's
From the flexible-use basement to the multi-level roof garden, no detail was overlooked in this magnificent townhouse a private garage. The double-height living room boasts 22' ceilings, double-height windows, exposed brick walls, and French doors leading to a Juliet balcony. Upstairs, a state-of-the-art chef's kitchen features a granite center island, custom cherry cabinetry, and top-of-the-line appliances. A video tour is available for this unit. See full details here.

1-West-67th-Street-01 All images of Hotel des Artistes via Nest Seekers
Stunning corner duplex in a historic building features excellent light and views, beautifully accented by 19' double-height ceilings and 14' windows. The Great Room was updated with refinished ebony wood floors and a custom wooden bookcase spanning the entire height of the wall. Just off the living room, the kitchen is well outfitted with stainless steel appliances. A video tour is available for this unit. See full details here.

130-William-Street-01 All images of 130 William via The Corcoran Group
Sophisticated apartment in a stunning new addition to the Lower Manhattan skyline boasts a dramatic double-height living and dining area with soaring ceilings approaching 19 feet. Throughout the home, oversized arched windows with elegant bronze detailing frame panoramic river and New York City skyline views. Additional interior features include wide-plank oak flooring, custom bronze finishes designed by Sir David Adjaye, open kitchen with high-end materials and appliances, and luxurious corner master suite. See full details here.

554-Third-Avenue-01 All images of The Aurora via Compass
Duplex penthouse at the top of a full-service luxury condominium boasts a double-height living room wrapped in walls of windows, topped by 20' ceilings, and flanked by two large terraces. The architecturally designed kitchen is finished with Pyrolave-glazed lava countertops, glass-front cabinetry, and professional-grade appliances. All bedrooms feature soaring ceilings, stunning views, and en suite baths, and the master suite opens to a private terrace with a hot tub. A video tour is available for this unit. See full details here.

501-West-24th-Street-01 All images of The Getty via Reuveni Real Estate
Residence #5 is the only apartment in The Getty with a double-height living room, featuring a 16' gas fireplace with Italian Navona Travertine surround. Every room has customized floor-to-ceiling glass windows designed for acoustical performance, each varied in shape and size. The kitchen is designed by Daniel Boulud and is finished with Kinon cabinetry, Italian Lasa Vena Verde marble countertops, and integrated Gaggenau appliances. See full details here.

32-East-76th-Street-01 All images of Gallery Apartments via The Corcoran Group
North-facing apartment in an Upper East Side boutique condominium boasts 17' ceilings, double-height window, marble floors, loft-like atmosphere, and recently renovated baths. The kitchen is outfitted with high-end appliances and has an adjacent breakfast area. The mezzanine bedroom has a large walk-in closet and en suite bath. See full details here.

120-Pulaski-Street-01 All images of 120 Pulaski Street via Compass
Duplex loft in a Brooklyn boutique condominium is flooded with light from oversized windows and double-height 20' ceilings. The kitchen has been finished with quartz countertops, white Shaker-style cabinetry, and a stainless steel appliance package. Additional features include a Juliet balcony, oak hardwood flooring, spa-like baths, and in-unit washer/dryer. See full details here.

522-West-29th-Street-01 All images of Soori High Line via Compass
Upon arriving at this floor-through apartment, one is immediately struck by the double-height living room with 18' ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows that offer sun-filled exposures, Augsburg oak paneled walls, and an elegant gas fireplace with floating Nero Marquina marble slab hearth. It opens up to a partially-enclosed heated pool with solid timber deck. The corner master suite boasts a private terrace, southern exposures, enormous walk-in closet, and double-height spa-like bath overlooking the pool. A virtual tour is available for this unit. See full details here.

421-Hudson-Street-01 All images of The Printing House via Compass
Situated in a masterfully converted industrial building, this loft-like apartment boasts 15' ceilings in the double-height living room, 9' east-facing windows, elegant cerused white oak flooring, and a striking staircase connecting both levels. The kitchen is outfitted with Caesarstone countertops, glazed terra cotta-style backsplash, custom cabinetry, and top-of-the-line appliances. The mezzanine bedroom enjoys incredible light through the living room windows and features two large closets, generous storage space, and limestone-clad en suite bath. A video walk-through is available for this unit. See full details here.

111-East-56th-Street-01 All images of The Lombardy via Douglas Elliman
Located in a historic hotel just off Park Avenue, this recently renovated, fully furnished rental features double-height ceilings, gourmet eat-in kitchen, en suite baths in every bedroom, endless closet space, and in-unit washer/dryer. Residents have access to hotel's amenities and services, including a fitness center, valet parking, business center, salon, full time doorman, concierge services, restaurant and room service. See full details here.

90-Furman-Street-01 All images of Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park via Compass
Situated in a luxury condo in the heart of Brooklyn Bridge Park, this expansive apartment is flooded with natural light and spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and the East River through a double-height wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. The open kitchen is outfitted with custom walnut cabinetry, Gaggenau appliances, and Calacatta Tucci marble slab countertops. The master suite enjoys spectacular sunset views, endless closet space, and a marble-clad, spa-like bath. The apartment is being offered furnished, and a virtual tour is available for this unit. See full details here.

456-West-19th-Street-01 All images of 456 West 19th Street via Compass
Duplex penthouse enjoys spectacular sunlight and views of the Hudson River and High Line through massive casement windows that open up to a wraparound terrace. Interior features include double-height living room, 20-foot-tall shelving, gas fireplace, sustainably sourced white oak floors, full home automation system, and serene master suite. There is an option to rent furnished. See full details here.

Honorable Mentions
141-East-88th-Street-01 Philip House via Compass
11-West-10th-Street-01 11 West 10th Street via Brown Harris Stevens

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