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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80 Brookwood Drive, Briarcliff Manor, NY
Architecture and setting blend to stunning effect at this sensational Colonial featuring panoramic views of the Hudson River. Convenient to Manhattan, the renovated 5-BR residence offers spectacular living spaces perfectly designed for today’s lifestyle. Expansive formal rooms opening to grand terraces, a sparkling pool, outdoor kitchen and an entire lower level devoted to fun are ideal for entertaining. Especially alluring is the inviting front porch, the perfect spot to enjoy the spectacular sunsets and water views.



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6 Bluewater Lane, Westport, CT
Exquisite Westport Compo Beach residence in the Bluewater Association offers a unique and masterfully executed blend of custom elegance with sophisticated architectural details for an extraordinary LI Sound waterfront experience. Enjoy endless waterviews from the abundance of floor to ceiling windows, French doors and balconies which span the entire length of the house and open to expansive outdoor spaces with terraces, lawns, an al fresco kitchen and a wrap-around infinity pool with spa.



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235 McCagg Road, Kinderhook, NY
Just like a fine Swiss watch, this exceptional property is masterfully designed, precisely constructed, and meticulously cared for. Neatly nestled on 95 acres of rolling fields and woodlands, architect Clark and Green created a structure of glass, stone, and wood, which is elegant, warm, and lighthearted. Absolute privacy, with stunning views and pristine landscaping create a country retreat with a zen like atmosphere. Life will be that much sweeter enjoying the bounty of the Hudson Valley from this extraordinary property.



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12 Sunnyside Lane, Westport, CT
This sublime Colonial captivates with its New England charm and dazzling 2.7-acre setting featuring beautiful plantings, a formal English garden and bluestone pool. Offering approximately 8600fs of living space, the home hosts spectacular formal rooms, a paneled library, recreation room with a projector screen, sunroom, 6 bedrooms and 7.5 baths. Front and back patios add further allure to this ADA-compliant home which also offers double railings on stairs as well as elevator service to all 3 floors.



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