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1110 Park Avenue includes a basement wine cellar for its residents.In Manhattan, the sky’s typically the limit—although developers are starting to dig deep when it comes to offering cool amenities. The soon-to-open 221 West 77th Street, for example, features a basketball court beneath its 26 units, which run from $4 million to $22.5 million. And the forthcoming Shephard, at 275 West 10th Street—a warehouse conversion with residences starting at $4.35 million—contains its own underground spa with his and her steam rooms, a climbing wall, and a screening room. What to do with residents who are serious oenophiles? At 1110 Park Avenue, owners of the nine full-floor dwellings, ranging from $8.9 million to $35 million, can toast their good fortune in the basement wine cellar, replete with a 221 West 77th Street features an underground basketball court.tasting area and climate-controlled wine lockers. Sports enthusiasts who live at the Christian de Portzamparc–designed 400 Park Avenue South in NoMad will be able to feel the burn in a top-notch subterranean fitness center, which includes a spin studio, lap pool, and golf simulator. “The most obvious benefit to having amenities in the basement is space,” says Florence Clutch, a Toll Brothers sales manager who represents the building, where units are priced from $1.5 million to $12.9 million. “It’s easier for tenants to enjoy an early-morning workout without worrying about the noise impacting neighbors.”

A version of this article appeared in the April 2016 issue of NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens) with the headline: What Lies Beneath.

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This exquisitely appointed Colonial allows for luxurious yet comfortable living and effortless entertaining. The designer gourmet kitchen will delight any chef. The dreamy master suite with a spa bathroom and his & hers closets w/sitting area and fireplace is fit for a king and queen. Outdoor living at its finest…lounge in the pool, sip cocktails by the fire, dine al fresco on the patios. The LL offers media, pool table, ping pong and full gym. Priceless!

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Designed by Alan Wanzenberg, this gracious home is a rare sun-drenched corner split 2 BR 2.5 BA in one of Chelsea's most esteemed buildings and most desirable blocks. A welcoming foyer leads to a gracious well-proportioned light-flooded living room with floor to ceiling windows facing South/East, open chef's kitchen with state-of-the-art luxury appliances, a wine cooler and separate pantry. The cheerful South facing master suite with its adjoining sitting area has two large walk-in closets. Set on the grounds of the General Theological Seminary, the Chelsea Enclave truly encompasses the old and the new, the urban and the pastoral.

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WESTPORT - PRIVATE & SERENE!
5+ bedrooms/6 full bath with separate in-law/au paire suite. Majestically situated on 3+ very private acres, this home has a lush, level yard with a gunite pool and stone surround. Private terraces, decks and a pergola to entertain or sit back and relax. Gourmet kitchen opens to sun drenched family room with expansive windows throughout! Above ground LL is a recreational dream. Full house generator, 3 bay garage and stone/deer fencing. This home exudes character! Rest is assured at this private, but central jewel. Convenient to schools, train, shopping, beaches and all things Westport! Offered at $2,249,000! MLS#99172519. Call The FAIR GROUP at 203-858-6301 for a private showing!

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Light Filled Westport Colonial
Flooded with light throughout, this gracious colonial is ideal for luxurious yet comfortable living and effortless entertaining. There’s plenty of space to unwind between formal/informal rooms. Expansive gourmet kitchen opens to family room. Finished lower level has something for everyone; theater, wine cellar, gym and game room. Enjoy outdoor entertaining? Sizzle steaks on the grill, watch TV over the outdoor fireplace while dining al fresco. Enjoy the gorgeous Gunite pool or sip cocktails in the spa.

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A Contemporary Vision in a Historical Context!
Overlooking Central Park with its glorious change of seasons; this extraordinary sun-soaked home has just been splendidly overhauled with the utmost attention to the minutest of details, harmoniously merging modern comforts with classical beauty. Creatively and intelligently designed by a renowned urban landscaper and her architect husband, this pure and pristine residence offers an amazing flow from one grand room to the next.

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SPECTACULAR UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS
Spectacular unobstructed views of the Connecticut River & North Cove with sunsets beyond compare define this exceptional Waterfront Estate Home on .53 Acres. 232 feet of waterfront on the Connecticut River with professionally maintained & landscaped grounds. 12 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths & 1 half bath. Unique 2 story 2,200 sq ft. carriage house, in ground pool with lighting, 62 foot boat dock w/floater deck & utilities.

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