Spring and summer are the time to step out in a big way (and we don’t just mean in linen). Private outdoor space ranks high on the list of coveted apartment amenities, perhaps rivaled only by in-unit laundry. These fantastic Manhattan residences have inspired square footage al fresco one can’t help but love, whether for solitary morning coffee or inspired evening cocktail parties.
What’s Here: This terrace rocks, and not just for its perfect set of midcentury “piecrust”-pattern gliders. Soaring 20 floors above the Upper East Side, this sizable terrace is accessed right off the great room — a straight line from the private elevator landing through the three-bedroom, three-bath postwar co-op. When you’re not out here, enjoy ample light through four exposures.
Represented By: Elyse B Gutman and Stephen Gutman of Corcoran’s East Side Office.
What’s Here: Joan Kron knows style, and the terrace of her spacious residence — it’s two-and-a-half apartments merged into one — is every bit a testament to her taste. Looking down on 63rd Street, it’s reached from both the living room and primary bedroom, with trellised ivy to warm the space into a state of mind far from the middle of Manhattan.
Represented By: Jane Martin and Deanna Kory of Corcoran’s East Side Office.
What’s Here: Lower Fifth is often ogled for its pristine prewar apartment houses, designed by the likes of Emery Roth, Thomas Lamb, and others, but its later additions aren’t to be overlooked either. This sweet one-bedroom at The Breevort, a postwar staple on the Greenwich Village Gold Coast a block from Washington Square Park, has something rarely found: an enclosed screen porch. More perks: the building has a circular driveway and on-site garage — its classic marble lobby is also under renovation.
Represented By: Jeff Nolan and Maria Omana of Corcoran’s Chelsea/Flatiron Office.
What’s Here: A spacious duplex — appropriately part of the building’s Terrace Collection — that upgrades downtown living to new heights, literally and figuratively-speaking. This 2,028-square-foot Tribeca condo soars at the northwest corner of the building, boasting a 431-square-foot outdoor space accessed from the open living-dining area and lower bedroom. It’s aligned in a north-south orientation, meaning you’ll see One World Trade on one side and Herzog & de Meuron’s 56 Warren “Jenga tower” at the other.
Represented By: Claudia Saez-Fromm and Mark David Fromm of Corcoran’s Chelsea/Flatiron Office.