Manhattan is full of sprawling, beautiful homes, ranging from stunning pre-war townhomes to expertly crafted new builds with sky-high ceilings and plenty of closet space. The city is speckled with ostentatious luxuries, such as 160 Leroy's lavishly curved design and 111 Murray Street’s powerful set of towering homes. But the real beauty of New York lies in the tucked-away estates in neighborhoods like Carnegie Hill. We’ll review the top hidden luxury properties of Carnegie Hill so you can decide if you prefer a home with understated glamor or a highly-visible contemporary style.
180 E 88th Street
Nestled at the very top of this building on the Upper East Side is a newly constructed penthouse
mansion with decorative accents, unlike any other penthouse in the city. This highly-coveted unit is an architectural wonder at 5,508 square feet, equipped with two floors, a modern spiral staircase, five bedrooms, and five bathrooms. This home is an experience, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find something similar in other neighborhoods. Here, you’ll have two living rooms, one for a quiet session of Sunday morning reading and another for a night of entertaining guests with a gas fireplace and wet bar.
The most awe-inspiring aspect of this home is the domineering arches that frame each terrace in this mansion in the sky. You’ll have a prime view of the entire city, with a private 2,100 square foot roof terrace that absolutely requires an elaborate brunch with your closest friends. You will also have access to the building’s shared amenities, such as a fitness studio, game room, and basketball court. When you just can’t decide between a manor and a condo, this penthouse bridges the allure of both.
1060 Park Avenue
This hidden gem is an incredible homeownership opportunity for a first-time buyer. Unit 5A is a steal
at six figures, especially for a building like 1060 Park Avenue, where New Yorkers are clamoring to claim one of the few available condos in the building. A spacious living area connects to a great-sized single bedroom enclosed by chic French doors. The bathroom has a large corner bathtub/shower combo, a rare find in Carnegie Hill.
This stylish home is one of those finds that is hard to come by. Other homes that are priced similarly in the building do not carry the charm and potential of this particular unit. Though other units in the building offer more space and higher-end appliances, this unit works well for the young professionals making their way to New York.
113 E 90th Street
has had many lives in New York City. What started out in 1877 as a firehouse and stable soon became an art gallery, which then transformed into the luxury home it was destined to be. With five total bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms, this house is perfect for a growing family or someone looking for a spot to call home forever. Another rare find, the main four-story home, is an expansive wonder. As you enter, you are immediately greeted with a beautiful staircase leading up to a light-filled sitting area and fireplace. On the other levels, you’ll have access to a spacious eat-in kitchen, an extensive library with yet another fireplace, and a wine cellar with 3,000 of your most cherished bottles.
Through the garden, you’ll find the entrance to the carriage house, which can be a luxurious in-law suite or perhaps a private study/guest suite. By looking at the exterior of this home, you’d never guess it was a two-for-one deal. With private outdoor space for grilling and lounging, you’ll feel as if the entire city is nothing but a backdrop for your unbeatable home.
120 E 87th Street
One thing you should never take for granted in NYC is high ceilings, which this condo has plenty of. This unique condo
is 1,100 square feet with one bedroom, one full bathroom, and one-half bathroom. The chef’s kitchen is complete with modern, stainless steel appliances, giving you ample space to cook an incredible meal for that special someone in your life. But what sells this home is the spa-quality marble bathroom, which has a relaxing whirlpool tub and accompanying marble bench to relax and soak up the steam.
The bedroom has plenty of room for a king or queen-sized bed, so you catch some z’s after a (much too long) shower or bubble bath. With loads of natural light in a pet-friendly building, this condo speaks to the individual that is a total homebody – in a sophisticated manner, that is.
16 E 96th Street
Picnics in Central Park just got a whole lot easier. Even being steps away from the park and right next to Fifth Avenue, you may never want to leave once you’ve stepped foot in this Carnegie Hill cooperative. Unit 7BE is elegant and refined
, serving as a wonderful primary residence or a perfect secondary residence for international travelers who crave a feeling of home and comfort.
This French-inspired home has gorgeous crown molding, lots of natural light, and an absolutely huge kitchen with custom cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances such as a Thermador cooktop and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. You’ll find yourself escaping to the library often, which boasts warm wood paneling, or perhaps you’ll use the primary bathroom to get your me-time in, which has a massive soaking tub and separate shower. This home is many things — an oasis, a place to recharge, or a palace where your friends and family are treated like royalty.
Escape reality in style in your elegant Carnegie Hill home
These tucked-away homes for sale in Carnegie Hill are just a few examples of the sheer sophistication and distinctive beauty this Upper East Side neighborhood can offer you. Close to the Guggenheim Museum and Central Park, you’ll have all of your aesthetic desires fulfilled no matter where you turn.
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