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Three of a Kind: Glass Act

Uncategorized // Feb 22, 2012

Sure, an apartment with a wall of windows — a feature unique to relatively newer styles of construction — provides great views of the city. But these apartments also make you feel like a part of the streetscape, hovering amid the skyline. And you’re not going to find anyone complaining about a lack of light in one of these, our favorite apartments on the market with a penchant for keeping it glassy.

Where: 166 West 18th Street, PH
Size: 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms
Asking: $10,400,000
Listed by: Stuart Sussman

This full-floor penthouse at Chelsea’s Yves building has 10′ floor-to-ceiling windows with open views of the city. Though it’s also something to look at on the inside, with spacious living quarters and one of the most amazing contemporary styles we’ve seen. And if you want to step outside the glass house, there’s that private terrace that’s perfect for getting some fresh air.


Where: 211 Madison Avenue, 30-AB
Size: 3-5 bedrooms/3-6 bathrooms
Asking: $7,400,000
Listed by: Reba Miller, Susan Rubell and Lisa Graham

Lower Madison Avenue’s Morgan Court puts an emphasis on privacy, with only full- or half-floor units available. This privacy shouldn’t be confused with an introverted style, however. The building has contiguous windows lining the apartments allowing for incredible city views and a panoramic sense. This duplex on the 30th floor ups the ante with allowing the buyer to totally customize the experience, with the sponsor willing to renovate according to a buyer’s needs.


Where: 303 East 57th Street, 47-G
Size: 2 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Asking: $4,295,000
Listed by: Kirk Rundhaug and Paige Neuhauser

This high-floor apartment in Sutton’s Excelsior has plenty of glass to keep you enthralled with the views, but it’s special for other reasons, too. In fact, it has one of the most unique amenities in town: a private indoor pool that has some of the most expansive views in the building. Total luxury with incredible exposures and light are great qualities, but it’s the pool that will be the ultimate conversation piece.