Rental pick of the week

A furnished, high-tech rental on the river—with a price as eye-popping as the views

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This two-bedroom rental checks several items on many New Yorkers' dream house wish list: unobstructed river views, cutting edge appliances, and gadgetry, plus huge closets, full-time doorman service, and tons more perks, all in the West Villag—-and it's already furnished, which is a perk if your style aligns with the landlord's. But along with the waterfront vistas comes a hefty price tag: The apartment, in the former Superior Ink building (now a luxury condominium), is listed by MAllen Real Estate for $38,000 per month. 

The living and dining rooms are sprawling, and the dark herringbone floors have a classic feel to the space, illuminated by windows overlooking the Hudson (see main image.) The kitchen offers loads of space for storage and prep, and its appliances are top-of-the-line. But what really makes this unit distinctive its "smart" technology: You'll find flatscreen TVs and surround sound in each room, plus iPod docks and systems like Wii and X-box, making it a haven for gamers, the gadget-obsessed, and Netflix junkies. 

The two bedrooms are similar in size, and both boast more clear views of the water (too bad there isn't a terrace to really take it in). The master comes with two walk-in closets—no fighting over wardrobe space—and the second bedroom has a sizeable closet of its own. 

The master bath looks like a spacious sanctuary: With its double vanity, soaking tub, walk-in shower, and glossy, marble surfaces, it makes for a spa-like retreat from the clamor of the city. The floorplan reveals an additional one-and-a-half baths, too; the building offers perks in the form of concierge service, a screening room, fitness center, yoga room, and children's playroom.


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