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860 Park Avenue via Engel & Volkers 860 Park Avenue via Engel & Volkers
When perusing New York real estate listings, there is often one factor that catches the searcher's eye. Sometimes it can be a timeless architectural detail like beamed ceilings, arched entryways, or an exposed brick wall that professional and armchair critics the world over have come to appreciate. Other times, though, this detail will appeal to a highly specific audience that wouldn't dream of changing it. We take a look at listings featuring the latter.

↓ How did they get plumbing there?

247-Water-Street-1 Coppersmith Landing via Compass
Master suites with Jacuzzi tubs have come to be a popular feature throughout New York, but these are typically found in the bath. This Financial District penthouse, though, placed its in the large master bedroom, steps from the bed and situated to look out the window. See floor plan and further details here.

↓ A bug-lover's dream and everyone else's nightmare...

465 Park Avenue (Douglas Elliman)

↓ Detroit's in the backyard

10-Bedford-Street-1 10 Bedford Street via Compass
Throughout the Village, many of the townhouses dating back as far as the 19th century have been renovated to contemporary standards. This one followed their example for the most part, but kept the separate carriage house. Originally a smokehouse, it was converted to a single-family standalone that can be reached via exterior walkway or secret tunnel. See floor plan and full details here.

↓ Hell's kitchen

60-Riverside-Boulevard-1 The Aldyn via Nest Seekers
When The Aldyn was completed ten years ago, it was hailed as a red-hot new building for its soaring height and extensive amenity suite, not the windowed kitchen in this fully furnished penthouse! In addition to bright ceilings and counters, it features high-end appliances and endless storage and prep space. See floor plan and full details here.

↓ Enter the temple

1200-Broadway-1 Gilsey House via Rise Media/The Corcoran Group
Upon entering this NoMad loft in a landmarked building, a double-height solarium looks out on dramatic Empire State Building vistas...and the massive columns would appear designed for leaning against to appreciate the view. See floor plan and full details here.

↓ Someone's moving to Florida...

838-Fifth-Avenue-1 838 Fifth Avenue via Douglas Elliman
We're all for looking at life through rose-colored glasses, and there is certainly much to be happy about this full-floor Fifth Avenue condo: Central Park views, wood-burning fireplace, modern kitchen, sumptuous master suite. But rose-colored ceilings? See floor plan and full details here.

↓ A cigar lounge in the bathroom

211-East-62nd-Street-1 211 East 62nd Street via Compass
Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt lived and entertained in this Upper East Side townhouse from 1953 to 1958...wonder if she ever built a fire and then ran a bath in the master suite after the parties were over? A look at the floor plan shows this as a distinct possibility. See floor plan and full details here.

↓ "I thought I was already in Florida"

117-East-57th-Street-1 The Galleria via Douglas Elliman
Spacious, centrally located apartment comes with a solarium that can easily be adapted into a second bedroom. However, the marble fountain and wide metal frames have a way of distracting from the incredible light pouring in from the windows on the wall and ceiling. See floor plan and full details here.

↓ Antiques

825-Fifth-Avenue-1 825 Fifth Avenue via Brown Harris Stevens
As preservationists and design enthusiasts alike would agree, buildings designed by J.E.R. Carpenter are architectural masterpieces that should be considered New York City landmarks, if they are not already. However, that is not to say that the interior design should never be updated, as this apartment with excellent bones but sadly dated decor shows. See floor plan and full details here.

↓ I wanna make love in this tub, in this tub, in this tub...

860-Park-Avenue-1 860 Park Avenue via Engel & Volkers
Full-floor Park Avenue penthouse in a prestigious prewar boasts wraparound terrace, wood-burning fireplaces, updated HVAC system...and a heart-shaped Jacuzzi in the bath, to be enjoyed on Valentine's Day and throughout the year alike. See floor plan and full details here.

↓ Classy

78-Irving-Place-1 78 Irving Place via Compass
All levels of this masterfully renovated penthouse are connected by a dramatic staircase that makes it impossible to run up or down for a simple errand. The grandeur of it would seem to demand a pause and sweeping entrance or exit every time. See floor plan and full details here.

↓ Kudos to creativity

1185-Park-Avenue-1 1185 Park Avenue via Douglas Elliman
It's been said that the color blue can have a calming effect, and we can only assume that was the goal of the aesthetic of this Upper East Side apartment's entertaining space. Not only are the walls blue, but so are the beams, mantle, and wet bar. See floor plan and full details here.

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