What Does it Mean to Find a Home with Good Bones?



Good Bones Living Room

Over the years we have heard the words “good bones” thrown around a lot in real estate. However, only those of us who have been lucky enough to have sold in many luxurious buildings, truly know when to use this terminology correctly.

Good Bones apartment library

Most of these jewel apartments with good bones offer spacious foyers, grand rooms, long hallways, and incredible soaring ceilings. These apartments possess details like marble, casement windows, fireplaces, staff rooms with back stairs to the kitchen, and superb layouts.

Good Bones Hallway

The listing at 778 Park Avenue on the second floor is a great example of “good bones.” The private vestibule opens to an enormous foyer with high ceilings and incredibly well-proportioned rooms with amazing architectural details, perfect for entertaining.

Good Bones Bed

To name a few additional buildings with similarly “well-boned” apartments in Uptown Manhattan, there is 1220 Park Avenue, The Apthorp at 390 West End Avenue, 740 Park Avenue, 960 Fifth Avenue, 10 Gracie Square, 120 East End Avenue, 941 Park Avenue, and 1060 Fifth Avenue. Downtown, notables include Palazzo Chupi at 360 West 11th Street, The Puck Building, Walker Tower, Devonshire House, and many of the buildings on lower Fifth Avenue. After 16 years in the business, I am still amazed to discover incredible gems of apartments all over the city.

Some of course in the new construction condos, but I am always drawn to the incredibly built apartments that offer buyers a little piece of New York City history in their walls.

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6 Juniper Point Road, Branford, CT
Classic modernism, refined materials and stunning LI Sound views imbue this steel framed waterfront property with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, open floor plan, concrete radiant heated floors, high ceilings, large rooms and walls of glass. The main floor master is nearly 900 square feet with en-suite guest bedrooms, study and private in-law apartment set apart. A zen-like court-yard features a heated Gunite pool. Shoreline living at its architectural best.

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23 Remington Road
23 Remington Road is a 2,759-square-foot home in the River Road neighborhood of Palmetto Bluff. This four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom home features a living room that effortlessly flows into the kitchen and back porch. Two gas brick fireplaces, custom molding and ample outdoor living space add a layer of charm. Conveniently located, this home is within walking distance of an amenity center and the River Road Preserve, a 120-acre protected maritime forest.



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Historic Wyndecote
Built in the heyday of 19th century Hamptons summers, Wyndecote has been meticulously renovated for which John David Rose won the 2018 AIA Peconic design award for outstanding achievement in historic preservation. The home offers ten bedrooms, eleven baths, three half-baths, and seven fireplaces. Among the refurbished and reinstalled elements are the 70+ “lead” paned windows. Wyndecote was built originally by noted owner-architect Robert H. Henderson, and hosted the Duke of Windsor and the King of Spain among its guests.

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354 South Main Street

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248 Gay Street, Sharon, CT
Expansive & protected western views from this 5BR, 5BA completely renovated home on 18 acres in Sharon, CT. Kitchen, Dining, and Family Room open to an enclosed porch with distant views. Living Room w/fireplace overlooks pastoral views and pond. First-floor master suite with fireplace. 3 Upper BRs and 2 Full BAs. Guest suite w/ full BA & separate entry. Bonus Room in Basement. Heated Gunite Pool. Privately situated.



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