As much as we like kicking back on the couch with some Seamless-ed pad Thai, in a city full of cramped kitchenettes, most of us would pay a premium for an eat-in kitchen. Whether it's for family breakfast, cocktail hour, or the ultimate dinner party, a kitchen that can hold a chef plus all the guests—like these properties we've found—is a bonafide luxury.
If you can swing this almost $18.2 million Gramercy Park condo, we assume you can also bring in someone else to do the cooking for you, while you sip coffee (or something a little stronger) and gaze out on the park like you own it (because you actually kind of do).
A marginally more budget-friendly option: this almost $3 million Tribeca three-bedroom, with a sleek, vaguely Jetsons-esque kitchen with both bar seating and a breakfast nook is big enough for the whole family.
On the exact opposite of the aesthetic spectrum: this five-bedroom, almost $19 million Upper East Side co-op, with a dainty, tea-party-appropriate, all-white eat-in kitchen.
In this $12,750/month Midtown East rental, the sunny breakfast nook is offset enough from the kitchen that no one will be getting underfoot while you do the cooking (or mix the cocktails).
For the low, low price of $37,000 a month, you can rent yourself a Lenox Hill condo with a multi-windowed, marble-heavy kitchen with bar seating, plenty of room for a kitchen table, and more storage space than we'd know what to do with.
The sunny kitchen in this family-friendly Yorkville co-op is lit in part by a skylight, and opens directly out onto the apartment's private terrace.
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