Soak up the sun—even in winter—in these 6 light-filled NYC apartments

By Virginia K. Smith  | November 7, 2014 - 1:59PM

In case you haven't noticed, winter is coming, so if you're lucky enough to have outdoor space with your apartment, you're probably using it less and less as the temperature drops. Suddenly, instead of roof decks and backyards, we find ourselves coveting solariums (or at least, rooms with solarium-style windows) that flood a room with sunlight without pesky things like the elements getting in the way.

While this $1.75 million Upper East Side one-bedroom doesn't have an entire room dedicated to taking in your daily vitamin D, the dining area is surrounded by impressive solarium windows, making showing off as a dinner party host a slam dunk, regardless of what you serve.

In the living room of this $1.49 million East Village condo, you'll find floor-to-ceiling solarium windows which lead out onto the private terrace, in case the view inspires you to actually get outside.

While the "outdoor shower" feature of the landscaped garden terrace of this $25,000 a month Chelsea penthouse might be losing its charm as we head into winter, the skylit solarium room just inside is (presumably) handy all your round.

Something that should definitely be put to use all year long, especially once it starts to snow: the hot tub on the private roof deck of this $12 million penthouse on West 70th, which is protected by its own little solarium.

 This $25,000/month Upper East Side rental is located right across the street from the Breakfast at Tiffany's townhouse, and includes a formal living room, which opens on to a private solarium, which then opens onto a private deck.


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