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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475 Flying Point Road, Water Mill, NY
Located less than a half-mile to Water Mill’s world-class Flying Point beaches, this super stylish compound on 3+/- acres offers two separate legal residences, a 3-car+ garage with sitting and bathrooms, 60'x20' heated Gunite pool with spa, and tennis court. Architect Alexander Antonelli with Fountainhead Construction used modern materials and systems that are intrinsic throughout, right down to the finished lower levels. Everything has been designed to integrate indoor-outdoor living and entertainment across this ideal Hamptons property.



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6 Deer Lane, Greenwich, CT
This exceptional new Modern Farmhouse is infused with natural light as walls of floor to ceiling windows creating a casual elegance while maintaining its strong sense of modern style. An unrivaled open floor plan with extensive use of glass creates the perfect balance of indoor-outdoor, West Coast style living, employing clean architectural lines, sophisticated materials and fine craftsmanship. A premier Greenwich CT local on a quiet cul-de-sac with pool and pool house.



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28 East 4th Street, New York, NY
Located within the NoHo Historic District, the intersection of SoHo, the Bowery, the Lower East Side and the Village, 28 East 4th Street is a Classical Revival store-and-loft building featuring cast iron, limestone and brick detailing. Spanning 1,800 square feet with 11 windows facing the north, west, and south, this impressive home dazzles from every angle. Soaring ceilings rise overhead, hardwood floors run underfoot, and ample designer touches set a chic tone throughout. This stunning unit presents a rare opportunity to buy in a historic neighborhood and building with limited sales inventory. Currently configured as a one bedroom with a home office, this expansive floor plan can easily accommodate a second bedroom without sacrificing space.



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35 Hudson Yards, New York, NY
35 Hudson Yards, designed by David Childs/SOM with interiors by Ingrao Inc., will be home to 143 luxurious residences, 22,000SF of private amenities, a world-class Equinox® Club and Spa, an Equinox Hotel®, SoulCycle and two restaurant concepts by Stephen Starr. This exceptional limestone tower will rise 92 stories, offering sweeping panoramic views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline. Residents will benefit from hotel-style amenities and superior services. Construction under way for 2019 occupancy, pricing from approximately $5MM.

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727 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT
Stunning 5-acre estate with carbon-free footprint. Masterful Gardner & Larson home with attention to every detail is supported by clean renewable energy from its high-efficiency solar array. Sparkling Christopher Peacock kitchen, new Master Bath by DEANE, whole-house entertainment system, home gym, sauna, theater & extensively designed gardens, punctuated by a stunning pool with spa. Free yourself of utility costs while enjoying ultimate privacy, location, and luxury.

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