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While it's true one should never judge a book by its cover alone, sometimes a cover is so stunning it begs a look inside. The same can be said for a home in a building that makes a strong architectural statement. Here, six prime examples.
From the inside, this three bedroom, three and a half-bathroom condo at 25 Bond Street in NoHo (snap it up for $10 million) includes a 45’ wide great room with 10'6"' ceilings and over nine foot tall, bronze sliding window walls that allow for great natural light.
A two-bedroom, two-bath co-op at 1 West 72nd Street, better known as the Dakota, is listed at $6.996 million, and has 12’ ceilings, four wood-burning fireplaces, Juliet balconies and many more charming prewar details. Completed in 1884, The Dakota as designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976.
This two-bedroom, 2.5-bath rental in the Italian Renaissance Revival-style Apthorp at 390 West End Avenue (yours for $17,000/month) features 12’ ceilings, crown molding, herringbone hardwood floors, a hand-carved fireplace and an iconic inner courtyard.
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Jean Nouvel, 100 Eleventh Avenue features a Mondrian-like window pattern and a curtain wall comprised of 1,647 completely different, colorless window panes. A three-bedroom, 3.5-bath condo (selling for $8.885 million) boasts 11’ ceilings and a 30’x35’ great room.
Completed in 1962, Butterfield House—aka 37 West 12th Street—is considered one of the most architecturally significant post-war apartment buildings in the city, thanks to its deep bay windows, glass-walled passage through an interior courtyard and overall modern aesthetic. A two-bedroom, two-bath co-op (going for $2.595 million) has a renovated kitchen, a balcony and a sauna.
Finally, at 515 West 23rd Street, a two-bedroom, three-bath penthouse condo overlooking the High Line (and on the market for $9.5 million), includes 11’ ceilings, 12” wide plank solid oak floors, sloping floor to ceilings windows and a wood burning fireplace. HL23’s unique cantilevered structure is the result of seven one time zoning waivers by the New York City Planning Commission in support of the project.
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