3 'Townhouses in The Sky' You've Got to Check Out

The townhouse is an iconic symbol of NYC real estate. However, there has been a new resurgence of the townhouse with a luxurious, sky-high version. These new 'townhouses in the sky' feature some of the most luxurious amenities and features, such as increased privacy, special architectural details, immense great rooms--not to mention soaring views of the city. Read on to check out three luxe listings that recently caught our eye.

685 First Avenue

At 43-story condominium 685 First Avenue, developer Sheldon Solow integrated a limited collection of gracious duplex residences on some of the building's highest floors. Many of these sought-after residences feature expansive great rooms with double-height ceilings, private balconies and unprecedented views of the East River and New York City skyline. Internal private elevators ensure the ultimate degree of privacy and ease of living, while access to the building’s selection of amenities provides the ultimate comfort and convenience.

Luxe Buildings

Tucked into the upper floors at Billionaire’s row icon One57 are two additional examples. Extell Development Company specifically planned an exquisite pair of two duplex units named the Spring Garden and Winter Garden residences, the building’s only homes with private outdoor space. The Spring Garden unit, which is being marketed by celebrity broker Ryan Serhant, boasts a 671-foot solarium and terrace overlooking iconic Central Park as well as a 43-foot-long great room. The home was impeccably outfitted by Katherine Newman Design, famous for crafting the interiors of some of the Upper East Side’s most luxurious townhomes.

Townhouse in the sky

At 180 East 88th Street, a 50-story condominium on the Upper East Side designed and developed by DDG. The building's remaining duplex residence echoes the gracious townhomes the neighborhood is known for with its pre-war inspired aesthetic, formal elliptical entry gallery, custom wainscoting and cove ceilings. Soaring ceilings of more than 28 feet conjure feelings of immense grandeur, while its location on the 38th floor provides cinematic views of the Midtown Skyline, Central Park and even the George Washington Bridge.

Photo credits: 685 First Avenue by Binyan Studios; 180 East 88th Street by March Made for DDG and One57 by Evan Joseph

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45 South Beach Drive, Norwalk, CT
Exceptional and totally renovated luxury seaside residence. Inspired by its original c. 1900 farmhouse roots, the home, moments from beautiful/private Crescent Beach and abutting Bell Island’s private open space land trust, offers incomparable views from just about anywhere in the 5,000+ sq. ft. of beautifully appointed living space. Enjoy an open floor plan, anchored by a spacious and fully-equipped central kitchen which opens to a beautiful family room, wrap-around deck, living room, and that’s just the beginning.

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53 Myanos Road, New Canaan, CT
The Gratwick House was designed by Mid Century architect Victor Christ-Janer and further enhanced and improved by important architect/owner Harvey Kaufman. Built in 1953, this 3,696 SF 4-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath home sits on a rise with gorgeous views of a stunning oval swimming pool. Large entertaining spaces with floor to ceiling windows look out to a sweeping lawn in back and manicured courtyard to the side. This house is the perfect culmination of architectural significance & livability.

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11 Musket Ridge Road, Wilton CT
Perched at the top of a roaring Silvermine River waterfall on almost 4 acres, the property spreads out into Wilton and New Canaan. Every inch of this home has been perfected to capture the timeless appeal of the river while exuding ultimate refinement and good taste. The architect-designed home captures river views and sounds, and almost every room opens to one of the magnificent decks or to a private balcony. Call Ileana Barns Slavin Associates-William Raveis at (203) 246-7215.

11 Musket Ridge Road

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