Roof Rites: Best Landscaped Roof Decks on NYC Apartment Buildings (Part Two)
MAY 18, 2012
A classic Manhattan rooftop view may be one of the best perks of city life. These NYC apartment buildings offer landscaped roof decks and some noteworthy outdoor extras.
Built in 1911, the 11-story former printing industry building at 129 Lafayette Street embodies the downtown Manhattan loft aesthetic. Panoramic city views from the building’s 2,000-square-foot landscaped rooftop are an enviable perk at this full-service condo.
Near Hudson River park, SoHo, TriBeCa and the Village, residents of the sleek blue glass condominium tower at 255 Hudson Street can enjoy a stunning landscaped rooftop terrace with an outdoor shower, tables and deck chairs and a neatly-trimmed lawn. The 11-story building’s three duplex “townhouses” also get their own private gardens.
Residents of the full-service condo known as Gramercy Starck–designer Philippe Starck did the interiors–at 340 East 23rd Street in Gramercy Park get the full wow factor with amenities like a screening room, a library with a fireplace, a game room, a 2,600-square-foot fitness center with steam room and sauna, a 3,000-square-foot landscaped roof garden with cabanas and fireplaces and a 2,000-square-foot 2nd floor deck.
High floors at the Saratoga at 330 East 75th Street get stunning city views, but all residents of this classic 39-story post-war Lenox Hill condo can enjoy the landscaped roof terrace and courtyard garden.
In the popular residential neighborhood that the Financial District has recently become, buildings like the pre-war condo conversion at 120 Greenwich Street are attracting buyers for location–including proximity to Hudson River Park–as well as amenities like a landscaped, furnished roof deck and a well-equipped fitness center, a cold storage room and more.