Inside Look: 7 Manhattan Poolside Homes to Get You Ready for Warmer Weather

MetroApril 07, 2016

Pools are a rare and costly amenity in Manhattan — even in the city's newer buildings.


StreetEasy data demonstrates just how rare the amenity is in the city’s new residential buildings.


Though the real estate site doesn’t have numbers on the amount of private pools, it did pull stats on the number of pools in new buildings.


There were more than 2,000 buildings with amenity information on StreetEasy that were built between 2010-2015, and 43 buildings had a pool (or 2.1 percent). Twenty-four were in Manhattan, 15 in Brooklyn and four in Queens.


StreetEasy also found that “buildings with pools typically sell for far more in comparison to inventory at large.”


Manhattan units in buildings that sold over the 2010-2015 time frame sold for a median of $5.1 million, while borough-wide the median sale price was much lower — $850,000. A similar price gap can also be seen in Brooklyn and Queens.


Whether you are among the lucky few who can afford a poolside abode in the city, or just need to look at photos of beautiful water settings as you await the warmer weather, here are seven pool-adjacent units that are on the market.




One Madison

Located near Madison Square Park, this luxury building counts among its amenities “an indoor pool set within sensational marble-clad walls,” according to StreetEasy. A full-floor residence with private terrace, three bedrooms, three full baths and a powder room, and keyed elevator entrance is currently on the market for $12.5 million. The wraparound terrace offers views of both rivers.