With Memorial Day fast approaching, our minds are on summer, and the outdoor decks, backyards, private rooftops and terraces that make the season so special. So what better time is there to show off our favorite properties with great outdoor spaces? Slip on some sandals, fire up the grill and take a look.
With three terraces and a roof deck, this single-family Williamsburg townhouse gives you plenty of options for sun-soaked activities. And though your friends and family may want to explore this brand new contemporary house in Brooklyn’s trendiest neighborhood, make sure they don’t forget to enjoy the outdoors. Williamsburg is known for its social scene, but any party will have a tough time competing with what could be enjoyed here, since we’ve yet to find another Williamsburg home like 257 Berry.
Between Daylight Savings Time and the (unofficial) arrival of spring marked these past few sunny days, we’re getting excited about properties that are perfect for warm weather. Whether it’s the outdoor space, the view, or both, these are the penthouse properties we think will be be hot this summer.
5,400 square feet of private outdoor space. We could just leave it at that and move on, but there’s so much more to talk about. This huge 5,700-square-foot Flatiron District loft is one of a kind, taking up the entire top floor and allowing for a totally customizable floor plan. The 19 windows are going to let in plenty of sunlight, but the roof deck is a game-changer that just needs a little bit of vision to be turned into one of the most spectacular private outdoor spaces in the city.
Lofts are perhaps the most New York way of living. Airy and spacious, they are the romantic manifestation of the city’s transformation from industrial grit into a chic urban utopia. High ceilings, wide open spaces and cast-iron never go out of style, and here are three of our favorites.
This SoHo triplex makes the best use of combining the loft style with a more traditional, townhouse-like layout, creating a common area that is expansive and open but still allows the privacy of a separate floor for bedrooms and an informal media room. What really makes the place special, however, is the third level which simply consists of a large bedroom or office and a huge private outdoor terrace.
The Cammeyer is one of our favorite buildings since it straddles the border of Flatiron and Chelsea, two of downtown’s most dynamic neighborhoods. And this penthouse in the pre-war loft building (which was once the world’s biggest shoe store) is one of its crown jewels. Open space, sun-drenched interiors and top-of-the-line finishes? That’s a given. It’s the two terraces that make this apartment really shine. And the penthouse action is only getting started…