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Rundown of The Best New Duplex Listings in NYC Rundown of The Best New Duplex Listings in NYC
New York City apartment living can be nearly perfect: Elevators, doormen, delivery services, having someone else deal with the lawn and the garbage – even having everything you need on one floor. But sometimes it's great to be able to head upstairs to bed – or downstairs to breakfast (or vice versa). That's where a duplex apartment comes in.

In much of the United States, the term "duplex" refers to two separate apartments in the same structure. But in New York City, it means a single unit with two floors connected by one staircase. Extra space and privacy are always appreciated in a city where both are at a premium, and that is especially the case at a time when couples and families have been trying to work and live in the same apartment for months. Even those living solo can find it stressful to step out of bed and right into work, and a typical duplex floor plan allows buyers to have the living room on one level and bedroom(s) on another.

These on-the-market duplexes might just double the fun of apartment life while giving you the privacy you need while working/learning from home. The layouts offer a townhouse-like atmosphere in a multi-family building, and some come with such coveted features as airy ceilings and private outdoor space.


Great Duplexes with Private Outdoor Space
227-East-7th-Street-01 All images of 227 East 7th Street via Compass
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From the Listing: 2 Bed PLUS GIANT REC ROOM and BACK YARD!!!! Reminiscent of Townhouse living, the home features a floor-thru duplex layout. This rarely available residence offers a true 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with an oversized recreation room and a private outdoor garden. See floor plan and full details here.

114-East-27th-Street-01 All images of The Park 27 via Douglas Elliman
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From the Listing: PRIVATE TERRACE 400 SF! Located in prime NOMAD, this designer-decorated luxury duplex consists of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and its own private 400sf outdoor space. . See floor plan and full details here.

325-West-52nd-Street-01 All images of 325 West 52nd Street via CORE NYC
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From the Listing: Residence PHD at 325 West 52nd Street offers a quiet escape from city living with an open loft-like layout and private landscaped roof deck. The one-bedroom duplex has a flexible floor plan that has the potential to be reconfigured to create a second bedroom while maintaining a spacious living area. See floor plan and full details here.

259-West-85th-Street-01 All images of 259 West 85th Street via Halstead
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From the Listing: Beautiful Garden Duplex! Enjoy this one of a kind special prewar boutique condominium home offering a beautiful top of the line kitchen with sliding glass doors allowing easy access to the wonderful secret garden. See floor plan and full details here.

184-Thompson-Street-01 All images of 184 Thompson Street via Sotheby's International Realty
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From the Listing: This one-bedroom turnkey duplex comes with two distinct outdoor spaces, a terrace on the first floor that is accessible through a floor to ceiling glass door in the living room and overlooks the sizable private patio below. The current owners have also installed thoughtful built-ins that allow for a home office nook. See floor plan and full details here.

307-West-82nd-Street-01 All images of 307 West 82nd Street via Compass
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From the Listing: A RENOVATED TWO BEDROOM DUPLEX WITH FABULOUS LANDSCAPED ROOF DECK AND MAINTENANCE OF JUST $905! Apartment 4B is one-of-a-kind triple mint apartment with a great layout for entertaining. See floor plan and full details here.

167-Perry-Street-01 All images of 167 Perry Street via Douglas Elliman
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From the Listing: This mint condition one bedroom duplex with a full-time doorman is a zen retreat that feels like a private home tucked away in the heart of the West Village! Welcome home to this bright loft-like living room with large windows framing the breathtaking open river views! See floor plan and full details here.

410-West-23rd-Street-01 All images of 410 West 23rd Street via The Corcoran Group
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From the Listing: Welcome home to this beautiful duplex loft. Easily convertible to a two bedroom, it boasts one of the largest private outdoor terraces in prime Chelsea. Rarely available, this gem contains two spacious levels, two full updated bathrooms, hardwood floors, six closets plus additional storage in the basement, concealed cooling and heating systems, and a massive landscaped outdoor oasis measuring approximately 700 square feet. See floor plan and full details here.

170-East-88th-Street-01 All images of 170 East 88th Street via Compass
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From the Listing: As you enter this one-of-a-kind Upper East Side loft home, it will greet you with natural lighting throughout. The soaring high loft ceilings, wall of floor-to-ceiling oversized windows, and a 17ft gallery wall boldly welcome you into this bright, spacious, elegantly designed, duplex convertible two bedroom home with 1.5 bathrooms. See floor plan and full details here.

393-West-49th-Street-01 All images of Worldwide Plaza via Compass
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From the Listing: Stunning renovated 1 bdrm 1 bath duplex full-service condo with a private outdoor terrace available in Worldwide Plaza! Beautiful floor to ceiling windows opening to the North means sunny and bright. This residence overlooks a private, quiet landscaped courtyard. See floor plan and full details here.

753-East-5th-Street-01 All images of 753 East 5th Street via Compass
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From the Listing: Private Roof Terrace! Live large in this sun-filled and spacious, converted 3 bedroom penthouse duplex condominium with a huge private roof-deck and balcony. This bright and cheerful home features open southern and western exposures, 2 marble bathrooms, wood-beamed ceiling, hardwood floors, set back windowed open-kitchen, and vented washer-dryer. This apartment is move-in-ready for a primary homeowner or an excellent investment property. See floor plan and full details here.

20-East-88th-Street-01 All images of 20 East 88th Street via Sotheby's International Realty
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From the Listing: Exquisite, first-time offered, 2 bed 2 bath duplex apartment with 365 Sq. Ft. private garden oasis, half a block from Central Park and Museum Mile. See floor plan and full details here.

Duplexes with High-Ceilinged Living Rooms
322-East-57th-Street-01 All images of 322 Est 57th Street via Brown Harris Stevens
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From the Listing: Brilliant light pours into this unique six room duplex located at 322 East 57th street. The building is among the very few in NYC with double height living rooms. Built in 1929 the apartments were originally designed as artists' studios. This elegant apartment is located on a high floor and has open and unobstructed views of the skyline. An oak-paneled library overlooks the double-height living room, adding to the drama of this distinctive apartment. See floor plan and full details here.

342-West-85th-Street-01 All images of The Stratton via Compass
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From the Listing: This 3 bedroom + garden duplex with 2 bathrooms is in a beautiful prewar building located on a quiet tree-lined street. South facing duplex apartment featuring a 250 square foot outdoor garden, 17 foot high ceilings and exposed brick walls. Wood-burning fireplace. Apartment is being offered unfurnished. Floors and kitchen has been newly renovated with stainless steel appliances. Pet friendly! See floor plan and full details here.

67-East-11th-Street-01 All images of The Cast Iron Building via The Corcoran Group
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From the Listing: Greenwich Village Loft Living! Located on the coveted 3rd floor of the famous Cast Iron Building, unit 323 boasts over 15" foot ceilings on the main floor with 7.5' foot ceilings on the second floor; making this a true 2 floor apartment. No detail was left untouched in this meticulously renovated, formerly 2 bedrooms turned duplex lover's dream! Exposed brick, massive windows with morning eastern light, an original detailed Corinthian column, and a floating staircase greet you as you enter this beautiful gem. See floor plan and full details here.

12-East-14th-Street-01 All images of 12 East 14th Street via Douglas Elliman
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From the Listing: Truly unique duplex loft with more customizations, millworking and storage than a home three times the size! Blessed with beautiful soft light throughout the day, this bright one-of-a-kind renovated home has soaring 13-ft+ ceilings, stunning dark hadwood floors throughout, a spacious living room with a whole wall of windows and another of bookshelves, plus a separate dining area and home office alcove. See floor plan and full details here.

Honorable Mentions
425-East-78th-Street-01 All images of 425 East 78th Street via The Corcoran Group
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From the Listing: Having it all on the Upper East Side. This fabulous, top floor duplex 1-bedroom, 1.5 bath stunner in a pre-war elevator building with a live in super. Enjoy sun-drenched southern exposures featuring a renovated kitchen with granite countertops, updated appliances and elegant cabinetry. See floor plan and full details here.

331-West-14th-Street-01 All images of 331 West 14th Street via Douglas Elliman
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From the Listing: Bright, airy penthouse duplex at the crossroads of Chelsea, the Meat Packing District, and West Village! This contemporary loft-like, one-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom apartment boasts soaring ceiling heights that reach 18 feet, and is flooded with natural sunlight. See floor plan and full details here.

357-West-55th-Street-01 All images of The Pembroke via Brown Harris Stevens
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From the Listing: MOTIVATED SELLER! ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED! Home is the nicest word there is! And this two bed two bath home is truly unique! Step into the entry foyer with its beautiful brick wall that continues up to the second floor. A simply stunning duplex with a gorgeous staircase, this apartment has a huge living room and dining area complete with crown molding and beautiful hardwood floors. See floor plan and full details here.

307-East-12th-Street-01 All images of 307 East 12th Street via Douglas Elliman
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From the Listing: For those seeking a true authentic representation of New York architectural history, apartment 2A at 307 East 12th Street will fill your real estate soul like no other. Only one flight up, apartment 2A offers a quiet 1 bedroom duplex home with 2 full baths and soaring ceilings. Enjoy tranquil Northern exposures that overlook the building's private garden. The home has been meticulously maintained and features beautiful hardwood floors, 11 ft ceilings and an amazing amount of storage. See floor plan and full details here.

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From the Listing: Spectacular Duplex Condo This beautiful 3-bedroom and 2.5 bathroom condo is located in the Mount Morris Park historic district of Harlem. The space is tastefully defined with a spacious living room/dining area, a renovated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, high ceilings and magnificent hardwood floors. See floor plan and full details here.

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From the Listing: This 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom Village duplex has been impeccably renovated, ideally blending pre-war Village charm with thoughtful modern luxury finishes. Enter the first floor and step up into an open, windowed Chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances and Carrara marble countertops and backsplash. There is a large dining area that seats 8 comfortably and a beautifully renovated full bath with Calcutta marble floors and shower. The large living room boasts 11.5 ft ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace to keep you warm all winter, and plenty of walls to showcase your art collection. See floor plan and full details here.

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