Leveled Up in Manhattan


These multi-floor residences unlock
a new vertical of New York City living.

Sometimes the only place to go is up. It’s hardly a secret that New York City is horizontally-challenged, but that doesn’t always mean you can’t find the space you need. These terrifically-tiered Manhattan homes take urban living to another next level — and they’ll have you floored in more ways than one.

Down Here: Only one direction makes sense when the elevator dings and stops at this West Village penthouse: toward the sloping glass wall. A double-height solarium allows you to bask in the sunlight while staring out at the Hudson River, sitting at the dining room table, or beside the study’s fireplace — make sure to pick your jaw off the floor first. Two private terraces are on this level, accessible from a living room with a trayed ceiling and a wall of built-ins.

Up There: Climb an architectural staircase and arrive at a primary suite flaunting the duplex’s third terrace. Space for clothes will nary be an issue thanks to a walk-through closet boasting zebrawood and glass wardrobe. The closet’s path ends in a lavish bath with a soaking tub, rain shower, and infrared sauna across its radiant heat floors.

Represented By: Dana Power and Max Nehrig of Corcoran’s Chelsea/Flatiron Office.

Down Here: In a sea of highly desirable NYC living situations, this SoHo loft stands a class apart. All hallmarks are present: tall ceilings, exposed brick, wood-burning fireplace, and even cast-iron columns. Light pours through oversized windows, streaming across hardwood floors in the living room, dining room, and kitchen. Three bedrooms reside on the main level, including a primary with exposed beams and a walk-in closet.

Up There: Highlighting this home’s upward motion is a mid-level corner terrace, ready-made for outdoor dining and entertaining with its gas grill, pergola seating area, and multiple loungers. This level also has a sun-filled media room. A skylit space on the top floor is perfect for an office or guest room.

Represented By: Bernice Leventhal and Sarah Thompson of Corcoran’s West Side Office.

Down Here: This Upper East Side triplex is a triumphant triumvirate. Marble floors enfold the foyer, which unfurls into two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Each bedroom has East River views and built-in shelving, and one — currently configured as a library — also sports handsome custom millwork. There is copious closet space on this ground floor, meaning you’ll never want for extra storage within these skyward penthouse walls.

Up There: Warmth permeates the living room, and not just due to its stone mantel fireplace. A 16-foot-long skylight spans the ceiling’s entire length, tracing a path above a panoramic window wall. Light also rushes from above in the skylit kitchen, which claims abundant cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances. Ceiling beams converge above the dining room, marking the spot for formal entertaining with an “x.” Take to the top floor-encompassing primary suite like an owl to Central Park, particularly enjoying its terrace offering unobstructed river and skyline vistas.

Represented By: Peter Zaitzeff and Jared Freedman of Corcoran’s Chelsea/Flatiron Office.

Down Here: Nothing is gruesome about this twosome on an East Riverfront cul-de-sac in Manhattan’s Beekman section — due south of Sutton PlaceDuring its near-century lifespan, the c.1929 co-op has housed notable names like writer Dorothy Parker and actress Lillian Gish. Emerge into the entry gallery through private street access and slip into a combination dining room/library. It’s an inviting space under beamed ceilings, enticing for dinner parties, casual get-togethers, or pulling a good book off the built-in shelving wall. Cook up something scrumptious in a windowed kitchen equipped with two ovens and plentiful storage.

Up There: A curved staircase sweeps you directly to a grand living room, also bearing beams and built-ins. Take it as a more expansive version of its downstairs sibling, completed by a decorative fireplace and partial East River views. That body of water also flows past the primary bedroom, outfitted with an entire wall of closets. This level is also accessible via the building’s lobby elevator. 

Represented By: Diane Silberstein of Corcoran’s East Side Office.

Down Here: Not one, not two, not three, but four floors are yours to mold at this quadruplex right on the NoHo side of the Greenwich Village border. Enter onto a minimalist 11th floor with hardwood floors, a bedroom overlooking the neighborhood, and twin staircases. Step down into the primary suite’s domain, occupying the entire lower level. It’s a luxe retreat flaunting a custom walk-in closet and a sublime ensuite bath of porcelain tiles, gold accents, a double rainfall head shower, and a soaking tub.

Up There: The main level is a floor above the foyer, waiting beneath 11.5-foot ceilings. Kitchen, dining, and living areas fold into each other, forming a seamless space for hosting guests or quiet evenings. Not to mention, a rarity among rarities, the kitchen has a garbage disposal. Going to the fourth floor is like unpeeling an onion of excellence as the floating spiral staircase unveils a solarium opening to a roof deck, revealing city skyline panoramas.

Represented By: Nick Helmuth, Joe Pellegrino, and Hannah Murphy of Corcoran’s SoHo Office.

Down Here: Opportunity abounds inside this charming Hell’s Kitchen duplex near Midtown West’s enduring verve. Is the duplex’s lower tier — complete with a full bath and in-wall shelving — a cozy den, the go-to spot for nights spent catching up on television old and new? Could it be a massive home office, a superior remote work setup? Or do you double down on coziness and make it a full-floor primary suite, a personal oasis of comfort? Whichever way you lean, the floor plan is flexible for all sorts of needs.

Up There: 10-foot-tall ceilings sky above an open-plan living and dining room, splashed with ample natural light. The kitchen is rather chic, boasting stone counters, stainless steel appliances, and a six-seat breakfast bar. Retire to either corner bedroom and peer over the building’s zen garden courtyard — part of an amenities package that also includes a fitness center, wine-tasting room, much-coveted extra storage, and more.

Represented By: Daniel Kramp, Chimere Meerschman, Connor Woods-Lawrence, and Holly L. Sose of Corcoran’s Chelsea/Flatiron Office.

Down Here: This lower-level nook is a blank slate to get creative. While it is presently set up as a media room, the full bathroom, laundry room, and immense storage area make the possibilities for it countless. Those looking for an escape within the comforts of home can craft a bespoke private retreat to their needs.

Up There: Rise and shine on this Midtown East home’s ground floor, streaming with natural light through sliding glass doors and skylights. There’s an effortless flow across these wide-plank oaks floors, from a relaxing living room to a dinner party-worthy dining room to a sleek gourmet kitchen with a 300-bottle wine fridge. The paramount pleasure, however, is a near-500-square-foot backyard — itself coincidentally configured in two tiers. A sunken patio is ideal for barbecuing or general outdoor lounging. Five steps up is a turf yard plotted with trees, LED-lit raised planters, a swing, and a built-in pergola above an al fresco dining area.

Represented By: Jason T. Miller, Jonathan D. Schulz, and Zach Lawrence of Corcoran’s East Side Office.

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