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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Located close to ocean beaches in a very popular section of Southampton Village, this top-to-bottom thoroughly-renovated, transitional/modern residence is done and move-in ready. Light-toned wide-plank flooring, dark-toned accents, wide horizontal wainscoting, superb modern bathrooms, and a brand new ultra- modern kitchen with top appliances have all been installed. The six-bedroom, six-bath home includes a finished lower level, covered patio, back yard with 30'x12' heated Gunite pool, and pool house with attached garage.

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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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