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The Dakota via Douglas Elliman The Dakota via Douglas Elliman
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the MoMA to the Whitney, New York is home to some of the best museums in the world. However, some collectors don't have to leave home to enjoy amazing art. While many of the city's prominent prewar cooperatives have grand enough proportions to accommodate an art collection, the designers and developers of contemporary buildings are also eager to accommodate this market.

True Tribeca Loft
137-Duane-Street-1 All images of Diamond on Duane via David Paler/The Corcoran Group
137-Duane-Street-2 Kitchen and gallery
137-Duane-Street-3 Master bedroom
With its 16' ceilings, Romanesque cast iron columns, and oversized windows overlooking a historic street, this apartment is the epitome of Tribeca condo conversions. Large gallery walls are ideal for an art collection, and art lighting on dimmers has been installed for especially this purpose. Additional features include state-of-the-art chef's kitchen, built-in home office, and luxurious master suite with walk-in closet and five-fixture bath. See floor plan and full details here.

Pretty Prewar Pad
160-West-77th-Street-1 All images of 160 West 77th Street via Compass
160-West-77th-Street-2 Dining area
160-West-77th-Street-3 Bedroom
Classic apartment on the Upper West Side is rich in prewar details like picture frame moldings, expansive south-facing windows, inlay craftsmanship, and hardwood floors. The grand entry gallery boasts soaring ceilings and is the ideal location for an art collection. The master bedroom looks out on tranquil courtyard views, as does its windowed bath. See floor plan and full details here.

High Line Haven
520-West-28th-Street-1 All images of 520 West 28th Street via Scott Frances
520-West-28th-Street-2 Living area and kitchen
520-West-28th-Street-3 Bedroom
At this West Chelsea condo, Dame Zaha Hadid's artistry is evident on the inside as well as out -- the soaring ceilings, massive proportions, and custom wall panelings would appear made to accommodate an art collection. Just off the expansive living area, the open kitchen is outfitted with a full suite of Gaggenau appliances. Both bedrooms boast generous closet space and en suite baths. See floor plan and full details here.

Divine Duplex
10-East-68th-Street-1 All images of 10 East 68th Street via Compass
10-East-68th-Street-2 Living room
10-East-68th-Street-3 Bedroom
This duplex is located in a prewar limestone mansion on the Upper East Side, but has been meticulously renovated to combine 21st century standards with prewar aesthetics. Features include 10'4" ceilings, south-facing windows, custom built-ins, wood-burning fireplace, chef's kitchen, and ultra-private bedrooms. Between the grand entry foyer and the gallery outside the bedrooms, there is no shortage of places to display prime pieces of an art collection. See floor plans and full details here.

West Village Wonder
160-Leroy-Street-1 All images of 160 Leroy Street via Douglas Elliman
160-Leroy-Street-2 Living room
160-Leroy-Street-3 Bedroom
Between the abundant wall space and the spectacular Hudson River views, it's hard to tell whether the grandest masterpieces can be found in this apartment or out the window. Either way, soaring ceilings, a double-exposed Great Room, wood-burning fireplace, and high-end finishes beautifully accent the home. The master suite has double exposures, an oversized dressing room, and lavish bath. See floor plan and full details here.

Luxury in Lower Manhattan
50-Pine-Street-1 All images of 50 Pine Street via Brown Harris Stevens
50-Pine-Street-2 Kitchen
50-Pine-Street-3 Bedroom
Many apartments boast flexible floor plans, but they have nothing on this prewar loft -- none of the interior walls are permanent, allowing it to be configured to the needs of any individual and to accommodate sculpture as well as paintings of all sizes. In any configuration, industrial accents, suspended lighting, and 12' ceilings make amazing accents. The west-facing master suite offers two large closets and a four-fixture windowed bath. See floor plan and full details here.

A Living Legend
1-West-72nd-Street-1 All images of The Dakota via Douglas Elliman
1-West-72nd-Street-2 Living room
1-West-72nd-Street-3 Formal dining room
Upon entering this beautifully proportioned apartment in an iconic New York building, a grand 21' gallery with wood-burning fireplace leads to entertaining rooms with open exposures, soaring ceilings, and rich historic details. The enormous corner living room features mahogany accents, ash wood floors, and an ornate wood-burning fireplace. Directly adjacent, a formal dining room boasts gold-leafed ceiling, wood-burning fireplace, and Juliet balcony. See floor plan and full details here.

Excellence on the East Side
181-East-65th-Street-1 All images of The Chatham via Sotheby's
181-East-65th-Street-2 Bedroom
181-East-65th-Street-3 Den
Following a high-end renovation, this elegant apartment is equally rich in natural light, wall space, and soaring ceilings. Additional features include finely finished chef's kitchen, den that can double as a home office, and dark herringbone wood floors throughout. The master suite is enhanced with oversized windows, incredible closet space, and marble bath with double sinks, deep soaking tub, and glass-enclosed shower. See floor plan and full details here.

Corner Co-op Charmer
235-East-49th-Street-1 All images of 235 East 49th Street via Brown Harris Stevens
235-East-49th-Street-2 Living room
235-East-49th-Street-3 Bedroom
Following an extensive renovation, this architect-owned apartment in a historic Turtle Bay building combines prewar details with modern ambiance. Features include soaring beamed ceilings, nine oversized windows, architectural lighting, new hardwood floors, custom built-ins, chef's kitchen, and elegant entry gallery. The bedroom comes with custom-designed closets, mirrored dressing area, and queen-sized platform lacquered bed. See floor plan and full details here.

Grandeur in Greenwich Village
30-West-13th-Street-1 All images of 30 West 13th Street via Compass/Michael J. Franco
30-West-13th-Street-2 Kitchen and entrance gallery
30-West-13th-Street-3 Bedroom
Between the expansive size and private roof deck, this duplex loft provides the ambiance of a classic Village townhouse. Features include expansive entrance gallery, unobstructed Lower Manhattan views, separate dining room, and chef's kitchen with high-end appliances and massive island. Upstairs, the master suite boasts two rows of custom closet space, roof terrace access, and a grand-scale spa-like bath. See floor plan and full details here.
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