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The Ramondo via Sotheby's The Ramondo via Sotheby's
Tired of the white-box decor and cookie-cutter layouts springing up in the city's sleek new condos? Luckily, New York's incredible stock of prewar co-ops is home to an unparalleled versatility of styles, details, and floor plans - they truly don't make them like they used to. Check out the most awe-inspiring designs to come on the market in the past week.
The Chatham Court, Upper West Side
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No detail or expense has been spared to create an extraordinary, atmospheric and unique home in the sky. An entrance hall leads into the living room with vaulted ceiling and three large, arched windows facing Central Park. This remarkably intimate and sophisticated apartment, with its amazing wraparound terrace and park and city views, is the perfect adaptation of a grand space to very personal and exceptional taste rarely seen in New York. Read more.
740 Park Avenue, Upper East Side
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Located in an architectural masterpiece designed by Rosario Candela, this magnificent penthouse underwent a two-year renovation overseen by architect Oscar Shamamian and world-renowned designer Michael Smith. The centerpiece of this sweeping space is the original elliptical staircase and an oversized south window pouring in natural light throughout the day. Flowing off the gallery is the grand 26' x 22' corner living room with soaring ceilings, beautiful original plaster moldings, Parquet de Versailles floors, and a wood-burning fireplace. Read more.
27 West 67th Street, Upper West Side
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In one of eight buildings comprising the West 67th Street Artists' Colony Historic District, this spectacular, south-facing home has been thoughtfully modernized but with original details preserved and restored. In the living room, beautifully appointed details include 17' barrel-vaulted ceilings, a magnificent broad mantle, wood burning fireplace, hand-crafted chandeliers and stained glass windows by the original artists. Read more.
The Ramondo, Upper East Side
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This extremely rare and glamorous penthouse is perched high atop a most distinguished white-glove prewar cooperative designed by Emery Roth in collaboration with the renowned firm of McKim, Mead & White. An immensely grand corner living room has soaring ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, and stunning views of Central Park. Tall French doors flood the room with sunlight and allow access to an expansive terrace. Read more.
Gilsey House, NoMad
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Equivalent in space to a townhouse, this southeast-facing duplex penthouse is distinguished by its thoughtful layout. Soaring ceilings, fireplace and direct Empire State Building views from the solarium windows make the light-filled living room an extremely graceful place to entertain, complete with a lofted home office. The sun-filled, spacious master suite with a dual dressing area has a total of 20 floor-to-ceiling custom closets, a luxurious stone bath with a soaking tub, separate shower and a double sink vanity. Read more.
875 Fifth Avenue, Upper East Side
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This rare high-floor, mint-condition home in an Emery Roth-designed co-op was beautifully renovated in 2014 and recently featured in House Beautiful with stunning interior design by Nick Olsen. An impressive entry hall reveals an expansive corner living room with north & east exposures with lacquered walls. The dining room covered in DeGournay wallpaper contains a hidden bar and door to the windowed kitchen with Sub-Zero, Viking & Miele appliances, Carrara marble counters, lacquered cabinetry, and custom painted floors. Read more.
480 Broome Street, Soho
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The second floor at 480 Broome Street captures the true spirit of historic Soho lofts with its soaring 13'7" high original pressed tin ceilings, an 80' long wall of exposed brick, maple floors, exposed copper pipes and a gigantic skylight facing north. This home is an extraordinary canvas for contemporary living and can be built out in many different configurations. Read more.
50 West 29th Street, NoMad
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Occupied for many years by a renowned artist, 12W is a special home with great bones and incredible potential to be transformed into a luxurious home. This high floor loft has abundant light, 11'+ ceilings, and views of notable architecture, including the Empire State Building. This is your chance to create something truly unique in the dynamic and vibrant NoMad neighborhood. Read more.
689 Fort Washington Avenue, Washington Heights
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689-Fort-Washington-Avenue-4 Terrace
Sophisticated and sleek, no detail was left untouched inside this one-of-a-kind penthouse during a full, down-to-the-studs renovation. Impeccably designed and carefully detailed, it offers an open floor plan with the master bedroom separated by translucent glass doors. A terrace of over 1,500 square feet presents the chance to cultivate a garden, grow food, and entertain while enjoying Hudson River and George Washington Bridge views. Read more.
The Verona, Upper East Side
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This one-of-a-kind architectural gem offers an outstanding layout with infinite details and unmatched potential. Enter through a dramatic foyer leading to the enormous dining room with a wood burning fireplace and grandiose corner living room, also featuring a large wood burning fireplace and 11' ceiling heights. A long and phenomenal corridor leads to four bedrooms equipped with oversized windows and ample closet spaces, giving a truly mansion-like feel. Read more.
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