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427 West 162nd Street 427 West 162nd Street via Halstead
We have often been told not to judge a book by its cover, and that it's what's underneath that counts. However, our picks for this week's most beautiful apartments measure up both inside and out: While boasting amazing views, pleasing proportions, impeccable attention to detail, and locations in New York's most desirable neighborhoods, they also come with a rich history. Scroll through to see what a factory, printing house, and Gilded Age mansion, among others, have been transformed into today.

The Quintessential Tribeca Transformation
145-Hudson-Street-1 All images of Sky Lofts at 145 Hudson via Corocran
145-Hudson-Street-2 Dining room
145-Hudson-Street-3 Bedroom
Stunning home in the Tribeca Historic District started as an industrial building in the 1920's, and details like massive white casement windows, soaring ceilings, and wide-plank hardwood floors nods to its past. However, a large chef's kitchen, ultra-modern master bath, and generous closet space throughout were designed with today's buyers in mind. The best of Tribeca is right outside the front door, and building amenities include doorman service and a roof deck with panoramic views. See floor plan and full details here.

Uptown Craftsmanship
427-West-162nd-Street-1 All images of 427 West 162nd Street via Halstead
427-West-162nd-Street-2 Dining room
427-West-162nd-Street-3 Bathroom
Overlooking the famed and landmarked Morris Jumel Mansion, this Washington Heights townhouse is also a model of artistry and attention to detail. Features include original wainscoting, hand-carved staircase with lion entry banister, vintage tin ceilings over 11 feet high, herringbone parquet floors, delicately etched glass doors, and six individually crafted fireplaces. Just off the home, a manicured garden comes with a fountain, two raised flower beds, and a rare Edgecombe coat of arms at the entry. See floor plan and full details here.

Contemporary Chelsea Penthouse
263-Ninth-Avenue-1 All images of The Heywood via Douglas Elliman
263-Ninth-Avenue-2 Living room
263-Ninth-Avenue-3 Bedroom
One block from the High Line, this commercial printing building's 12'6" ceilings, 8' windows, and thick concrete between each floor served as excellent bones for the condo conversion. The living space and bedrooms are flooded with natural light, and the living room is further enhanced by a wood-burning fireplace. Glass French doors lead to a split-level private terrace with a built-in irrigation system and panoramic views. See floor plan and full details here.

Beautiful Brooklyn Loft
970-Kent-Avenue-1 All images of The Kent via Corcoran
970-Kent-Avenue-2 Kitchen
970-Kent-Avenue-3 Bedroom
This Clinton Hill home was built as a factory more than 100 years ago, and a recent renovation emphasizes its dramatic proportions, 12' beamed ceilings, and walls of windows. Features include new light fixtures, open chef's kitchen, custom window shades with remote controlled blackout shades, and closets with custom Elfa systems. A J-51 tax abatement is in effect through June 2021, and building amenities include 24-hour concierge service, children's playroom, fitness center, and landscaped courtyard with outdoor running track. See floor plan and full details here.

Rare West Village Gem
385-West-12th-Street-1 All images of 385 West 12th Street via Leslie J. Garfield
385-West-12th-Street-2 Living room
385-West-12th-Street-3 Private garden
The West Village is known for its Old World townhouses, but this one was constructed in the past ten years to fit in with its surroundings and provide modern perks and technologies. Features include chef's kitchen, dining room with wet bar, four large bedrooms, home gym, and large garden with dining area and hot tub. Residents have access to full-service condominium amenities that include a rooftop pool with stunning city and Hudson River views. See floor plan and full details here.

Upper East Side Elegance
18-East-84th-Street-1 All images of 18 East 84th Street via Compass
18-East-84th-Street-2 Kitchen
18-East-84th-Street-3 Bedroom
Located in a landmarked Georgian mansion turned Upper East Side co-op, this beautifully renovated home features soaring ceilings, Juliet balcony, new windows, custom storage, and wood-burning fireplace with original hand-carved marble mantle. The kitchen has a stained glass window, coffered ceiling, custom cabinetry, Carrara marble countertops, and high-end appliances. The building is steps from Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Madison Avenue shopping. See floor plan and full details here.

Fifth Avenue Classic
1056-Fifth-Avenue-1 All images of 1056 Fifth Avenue via Douglas Elliman
1056-Fifth-Avenue-2 Living room
1056-Fifth-Avenue-3 Bedroom
The crowning glory of this eighteenth-story is a 290-degree wraparound terrace with breathtaking views of Central Park and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. Interior features include a graciously flowing layout, windowed eat-in kitchen, ultra-private master suite, and generous storage space. Full-service cooperative amenities and staff include 24-hour doorman, elevator attendant, live-in resident manager, storage, and garage. See floor plan and full details here.

Upper West Side Wonder
165-West-91st-Street-1 All images of Mirabeau via Halstead
165-West-91st-Street-2 Bedroom
165-West-91st-Street-3 Views
The hallmark of this top-floor corner condo is its magnificent city views, as seen from north, south, and east exposures. The large living room flows seamlessly into a formal dining room and separate library, and a windowed chef's kitchen is right down the hall. A gorgeously crafted staircase leads to top-floor bedroom suites bathed in natural light. See floor plan and full details here.

Old Meets New in Williamsburg
705-Driggs-Street-1 All images of 705 Driggs Avenue via Corcoran
705-Driggs-Avenue-2 Living area
705-Driggs-Avenue-3 Kitchen
Housed in a cast iron landmark dating back to the 1800's, this apartment comes with an open plan layout and a blank canvas for creating a Williamsburg dream home. Features include prewar details, northern and southern exposures, 12' ceilings, and iconic windows. The building is perfectly located near the neighborhood's best dining, shopping, nightlife, and multiple subway stops. See floor plan and full details here.

Madison Avenue Masterpiece
50-East-77th-Street-1 All images of Carlyle House via Sotheby's
50-East-77th-Street-2 Gallery
50-East-77th-Street-3 Kitchen
This classically inspired apartment on the Upper East Side is infused with the Art Deco glamour and rich history of the adjoining Carlyle Hotel. The impressive living room boasts a wood-burning fireplace, beautiful beamed ceilings, and three double-paned windows overlooking Madison Avenue and Central Park. At the other end of the grand gallery, a custom chef's kitchen by Smallbone of Devizes features top-of-the-line appliances, a large butler's pantry, and a windowed banquette. See floor plan and full details here.

Honorable Mentions

310-East-53rd-Street-1 Three Ten via Douglas Elliman
2-17-51st-Avenue-1 The Powerhouse via Modern Spaces

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