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Three of a Kind: Staycation Homes

Featured Properties // Jul 03, 2012

Can’t make it out of the city this summer? No need to fret, there are plenty of properties out there that have some of the best outdoor spaces and greenery around, perfect for a sunny stroll, a picnic or a simple escape from the urban din. Before we sign off for the Fourth of July holiday, here are our three favorite staycation properties currently on the market. Don’t forget the sunscreen.


Where: 160 Central Park South, 1015-1018
Size: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Asking: $3,995,000
Listed by: Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon

Central Park is New York City’s outdoor oasis, and this Central Park South unit is on its doorstep. Even a glance out the window will make you feel like you’ve escaped, but there’s nothing like taking some time out and roaming the 843 acres of lush greenery and walkways. Adding a resort-like feel, this unit is in the landmark Jumeirah Essex House, and residents enjoy hotel amenities such as concierge service, room service, valet parking, maid service, health club and more.


Where: 1280 Fifth Avenue, PHF
Size: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Asking: $2,995,000
Listed by: Sales Office

One Museum Mile, CORE’s new development on Fifth Avenue along Central Park, enjoys some of the most gorgeous views of the skyline and park anywhere in the city, especially from the rooftop and its outdoor swimming pool. But what makes this one stand out from our other staycation spots is the access to the city’s best cultural institutions. Just walking distance from the Museum of the City of New York, the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the rest of Museum Mile, there’s plenty to explore just by walking down the avenue.


Where: 170 Washington Park
Size: 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
Asking: $2,495,000
Listed by: Doug Bowen and Vickey Barron

Getting out of Manhattan for a moment, here’s 170 Washington Park in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. One of the most serene and idyllic parks in Brooklyn, Fort Greene Park offers a striking (and historical) respite from the city. What makes it different from other parks in the city? This one is frequented pretty much only by locals, giving the area a small-town feel that nowhere else can offer. Check out the free tennis courts if you’re looking for a more active staycation spot.