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View from The Metropolitan, #PH31A View from The Metropolitan, #PH31A
Private outdoor space has become a must-have for many New Yorkers. Following months of sheltering in place and social distancing, local brokerages have reported an uptick in demand for homes with direct access to the outdoors. As we are three months from spring and Manhattan rents the lowest they've been in years, now may be the best time to claim a perch in the sky with accessory outdoor space. Below are high-end apartments for rent with gracious terraces that would make for ideal sanctuaries in the sky.

Chelsea Stratus (Sotheby's)
From the Listing: Absolutely stunning panoramic views from this beautifully renovated penthouse unit located in one of Manhattan's finest condominiums. This corner penthouse unit features 3 beds, 2.5 baths with an open floor plan, and a private terrace. Spectacular Southwest facing views provide an abundance of natural light throughout the entire unit. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Enjoy two full floors all to yourself at the Penthouse at 132 West Houston; a 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom light-filled duplex featuring a large private terrace and private rooftop in the heart of SoHo and Greenwich Village. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: This dramatic and spacious duplex Penthouse residence, set in a 22' wide limestone townhouse formerly owned by the legendary Astor family, is a true jewel of New York's Gilded Age. A careful architectural renovation has preserved the building's nineteenth-century grandeur while blending in state-of-the-art modern details. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: This bright 2 Bed, 1 Bath, with great living area and a balcony with exceptional views of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, and the statue of liberty! PH3 boasts wide white oak floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz kitchen countertops, a washer/dryer in the unit, and amazing closet space. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Welcome to Penthouse 1E; the perfect urban oasis offering all the comforts of a pristine home plus a year-round swimming pool, hot tub, fully equipped gym, lounge, and roof deck. Best of all, you can enjoy open city views all the way to the Hudson River from your own private terrace while you sip your morning coffee See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Penthouse 1 bedroom with an enormous landscaped terrace can be your sanctuary. Just a short block from Central Park, the apartment with its classic contemporary design feels like a vacation oasis. There are windows everywhere with amazing open views to the east, south and west. Open plan living with a large kitchen and living room that opens to the fabulous terrace. The bedroom with ample storage opens to the terrace and the spa-like bathroom has a skylight. We can't say enough about the is furnished with multiple seating areas,large dining table, professionally planted and irrigated and large enough to socially distance with your guests and has views and sunshine for days. Central air conditioning. Available furnished. Restaurants, shopping and transportation is close by. Sorry, no dogs. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Triple mint one-bedroom penthouse with a large landscaped private terrace and an in-unit w/d. This space is the perfect combination of luxury and location. Rent includes monthly housekeeping. Available furnished or unfurnished. No fee apartment. Owner pays all application fees. See floor plan and full details here.

(Tamer Howard)
From the Listing: Terraced Penthouse with Solarium overlooking Central park! SPONSOR UNIT- NO BOARD APPROVAL! This south-facing 3 bedroom/3.5 Bathroom Park Block Penthouse is truly one-of-a-kind with its spectacular solarium and incredible 650 sqft terrace all over-looking Central Park with views spanning north, east, south, and west.;SHORT TERM available- please inquire for details. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Situated atop The Royal Carnegie is a flexible 3 bedroom, 3 bath Penthouse boasting glorious light and open city views from two expansive landscaped terraces. Sun-filled with South, West, and East exposures from 11 large windows, this approximately 1,850 square foot duplex offers the feeling of an elegant townhouse in the sky with every modern convenience of a full-service condominium. See floor plan and full details here.

"From the Listing: Columbia St Waterfront District Hidden Oasis. What you see, is what you get! The amount of space is truly a dream come true! Come see this 2,625-sf Penthouse Duplex apartment with 550 sf private roof deck and terrace! Loft 3 bedrooms and full 2 bathrooms! 2 Wood Burning Fireplaces and parking available! Perfect apartment for today's market! Work from home by the harbor! See the harbor and feel the harbor breeze See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: A truly special penthouse loft with an enormous tiered private roof terrace with jacuzzi pool. Offered $16,000/mo unfurnished $17,000/mo furnished.<br>A private key locked elevator opens into a spacious double-height entry with a magnificent skylight atop the staircase bringing in cascading light throughout the day. See floor plan and full details here.

(Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Rare furnished penthouse with private outdoor space in 20 Henry Street's south-facing building, one of Brooklyn's premiere condominiums. This is spacious south and east facing 3 bed, convertible to 4 bed, 2 full bath penthouse with a rare 1007 sq ft roof deck overlooking Cadman Plaza Park and lower Manhattan. It boasts 12 ft ceilings which give the sun flooded 1900 sq ft PH a larger than life feel. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Feast your eyes on this spacious, stunning high floor penthouse with unparalleled views of Manhattan and Central Park. Boasting approximately 950 square feet of private terrace space, residents can enjoy the absolute best of high-rise city living and outdoor relaxation. This penthouse oasis offers exquisite quality and detail throughout with eleven-foot high ceilings, over-sized wall-to-wall windows, an eat-in kitchen, mahogany wide plank floors, a washer and dryer, multi-zoned central air, remote-controlled curtains, auto light dimmers, and four HDTVs. The space is also fully wired for high-speed internet, with a high-level acoustic sound system throughout. ! See floor plan and full details here.

85 North 3rd Street, #514
From the Listing: At 2200sf, with soaring 16 to 27-foot ceilings, original wood columns, beams, exposed brick, and one of the most incredible private roof decks in Brooklyn, this stunning property combines old-world authentic detail with masterful modern design and convenience. See floor plan and full details here.

(OMG Marketing)
From the Listing: A masterfully-designed corner two-bedroom, two-bathroom loft-like home with 21-foot ceilings. Great room with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows, two private balconies, a sun-soaked solarium, a glowing gas fireplace, two-zone central air conditioning, washer/dryer, six sizable closets including one walk-in, and double exposures. Stunning views of the 59th Street Bridge from the living room. The windowed open kitchen features top-of-the-line Viking appliances and garbage disposal. The Master bedroom allows for king-sized furniture and spacious living, and has a master bath with separate stall shower, soaking tub and custom climate control. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: The Caledonia is a full-service condo building located in one of the most vibrant neighborhoods downtown. The apartment features a 240 SF private terrace overlooking the city skyline, an open chef's kitchen including top of the line appliances, a washer/dryer, two large closets, hardwood floors throughout See floor plan and full details here.

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