There’s nothing like a multi-level apartment to make you feel like you’ve escaped the tight confines of the city. Owners love being able to split up common areas and bedrooms, or just the ability to create a large master suite with total privacy. Here are our favorite duplexes (and one that’s larger) on the market right now.
This Midtown East penthouse has a lot going for it besides its central location and vast interior space. Both levels are surrounded by over 1,600 square feet of private terrace space, nearly wrapping around both levels. The inside is in mint condition, and we love the generous proportions of all the rooms. And, of course, you can’t forget the ceiling height, which make the spaces apper even more grand than.
Not everyone thinks that Kindles are the future. For those who still love the feeling of curling up with a book, or at least giving off the impression that they do, we’ve found the perfect apartments. Wondering what walls can hold a new bookshelf when stepping into a new apartment? Wonder no more with these three.
The lower level of this Chelsea duplex is all living and entertaining space, and features a beautiful cherry wood built-in bookcase. It brings a touch of old-world charm to a contemporary apartment, and adds some ideal storage space to an urban living environment. There are also a pair of balconies for when the weather is too nice to read The Hunger Games indoors.
A compromise on location and design is typically one of the hazards of searching for a large family-size apartment with private outdoor space. But this duplex at 422 East 72nd Street breaks that mold, offering four bedrooms spread over 2,900 square feet with a terrace on each level. The building, The Oxford Condominium, is in a serene corner of the Upper East Side, and the apartment was created from two units, connected by a staircase and completely renovated by architect Peter Wiederspahn. A contemporary combination without the headaches and hassles of doing the job yourself? Now that’s what we call a turn-key home. Every room is flooded with sunlight and offers expansive East River and city views, and for the price, $4.25 million, the amount of space is truly impressive. No compromises required.