In a city like New York, where luxury buildings are a dime a dozen, identifying the perfect home can feel like a monumental task, with so many buildings offering the spacious interiors and plush amenities buyers clamor for. Fortunately, that wealth of options is easily narrowed, thanks to a select group of standout condos that anyone would be eager to call home. If you’re looking to move this fall, look no further than these posh pads.
This Ian Schrager-developed luxury building offers something few new homes in Manhattan can: a waterfront location. One of the last downtown waterfront parcels to be developed, this Herzog & de Meuron-designed riverside paradise boasts panoramic water views and its grounds offer a feeling of privacy that so many city buildings lack. 160 Leroy’s landscaped central courtyard, designed by Madison Cox, offers respite from the hustle and bustle of city life, surrounded by ivy-covered walls, shaded by a 30-foot willow, and with ample seating space on which to pause and reflect.
Homes on Fifth Avenue rarely come on the market, but the development of 277 Fifth has finally put this premium address within reach for New Yorkers. The building’s NoMad condos have one of the city’s most enviable locations, at the intersection of uptown and downtown, east and west, and are just a hop, skip, and a jump from beautiful Madison Square Park, one of the city’s most beautiful, yet least crowded, parks. In addition to its spacious Jeffrey Beers-designed homes, outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows, white oak and marble kitchens, and open-concept living spaces, the Rafael Vinoly-designed tower is replete with amenities, from its lobby library to its private entertaining suite.
The Upper West Side has long been considered one of Manhattan’s toniest neighborhoods, and 101 West 78th certainly preserves that legacy. The ornate Emile Gruwe-designed building, originally erected in 1886, has been reimagined by AD 100 designer Stephen Sills, who has infused it with stunning modern detail. Oversized windows provide peerless views, enclosed kitchens outfitted with Carrara marble and built-in Miele appliances are perfect for meals at home, and amenities including a children’s playroom, fitness center, and storage for both strollers and bikes, make it easy to find plenty of reasons to stay in.
One of New York’s most beautiful neighborhoods, Brooklyn Heights has long been known for its quiet, tree-lined streets, its red brick brownstones, and the wealth of history that has taken place in this charming enclave. For those who love the neighborhood’s architectural history, but yearn for a low-maintenance lifestyle, The Standish delivers. While its exterior is clad in brick, terra cotta, and limestone, with an ornate rooftop terrace providing a vintage feel, The Standish’s homes offer clean modern luxury, from their state-of-the-art kitchens with Bosch and Bertazzonia-Italian appliances to their glass-walled rainfall showers.
Murray Hill has long been a highly sought-after neighborhood, and The Lindley only ups its wow factor. This fall, make yourself at home in one of the building’s 74 stunning condos. Sweeping city views, private terraces, kitchens outfitted with Wolf appliances and Carrara quartz counters, a residents-only lounge, and top-of-the-line fitness center make this building a standout, and its 421-A tax abatement status only sweetens the deal.
Home is so much more than just a place to rest your head after a long day at the office; it’s a place where you make big plans, host the people who are most important to you, and a place to take a break from your daily life and relax. Fortunately, calling one of these NYC condos home this fall will make it easy to love where you live.