15 Absolutely Dreamy New York City Apartments

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Money may not buy happiness, but it sure can buy a massive home in New York City. It's no shock that the cost of living in the city is expensive at virtually every level, but do you ever wonder what millions and millions of dollars could get you in the concrete jungle we call home?
In celebration of dreaming BIG in 2015, we've rounded up 15 homes so insanely gorgeous and huge that it's hard to believe they even exist beyond our real estate dreams. Adding "buying one of these" to our life goals can't hurt, right?
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Neighborhood: West Village
Address: 56 Bank Street
Price: $7.395 million
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This three-story West Village townhouse, originally built in 1833, retains much of its original, Old New York charm (wrought iron hand railings, original molding) alongside some seriously enviable modern touches. If only we could all have a chef's kitchen, outdoor space, and a master suite. Livin' the dream.
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An open concept kitchen? Yes, please.
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Neighborhood: Flatiron
Address: 9 West 20th Street, 11th Floor
Price: $3.95 million
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Two words: Sun. Drenched. We're talking not one, not two, but SEVEN massive windows, perfect for letting in all the city has to offer (minus the noise, since it's perched way above the streets on the 11th floor). Throw in an open-concept floor plan and tons and tons of storage, and, well, we may have just found your Flatiron paradise.
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We would be more than okay with waking up in this bedroom every day.
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Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Address: 66 East 11th Street, PH
Price: $39.8 million
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For most of us, it's hard to imagine having multiple floors and a private rooftop in New York City. This Greenwich Village penthouse has both. There's also four bedrooms, a custom metal staircase (it's practically a work of art), and the most sophisticated chef's kitchen you could ever want. Hope you like vitamin C-infused showers. Because, um, this place has that.
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An apartment or a five-star hotel? It's hard to tell the difference.
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Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Address: 111 East 65th Street
Price: $24 million
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A classic six-story Manhattan townhouse right off Park Avenue. You'll find charming White Oak floors and crown molding throughout, plus five working fireplaces (perfect for those New York winters). There's also a gallery for all the artwork you've been collecting and a patio for all those dinner parties you've been wanting to throw. When on the Upper East Side, right?
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Close your eyes, sink into the tub, and relax...
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Neighborhood: Soho
Address: 85 Mercer Street, #2R
Price: $2.995 million
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This place is the ultimate in Soho loft living. It's got that downtown-cool aura, with a wall full of books, lots of quirky (potentially strange) art, and a cute little hideaway for a bedroom. We imagine some serious painting or writing getting done here — or a major dance party. Hey, if you've got the space, flaunt it.
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This bathroom is very Parisian, no?
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Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Address: 43 West 13th Street, #2
Price: $6.1 million
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A full-floor (not-so-humble) abode in a pre-war stunner. Sure, there may only be two bedrooms, but there's a whole lot of space in this 5,000-square-foot residence, with three bathrooms, a home office, and a great room that boasts ceilings so high, you'd forget you're in a building with 21 other units.
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"Great" is not an understatement.
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Neighborhood: West Village
Address: 66 Morton Street
Price: $13.9 million
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What's more impressive than the stunning interior of this West Village townhouse is its lengthy history in pop culture. Harrison Ford lived here in Working Girl. Winona Ryder called this home in Autumn in New York. Madonna even shot a music video here. And, it's easy to see why it's been so popular (and photo-worthy) — it looks like something straight out of a movie.
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Old-school charm we just can't get enough of.
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Neighborhood: Tribeca
Address: 443 Greenwich Street, PHA
Price: $51 million
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The most expensive apartment on this list has been flawlessly crafted for a resident looking to live in the lap of luxury. Five bedrooms and an open plan make for the ultimate in Tribeca living, but we just can't get over the building's amenities: a 71-foot indoor swimming pool, a Turkish bath, a wine cellar, and — possibly the most coveted extra in New York real estate — parking spaces.
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Serenity in the city.
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Neighborhood: West Village
Address: 113 Bedford Street
Price: $5.45 million
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The brick exterior lends a welcoming feel to this West Village townhouse. It's not pretentious or overtly modern; rather, it's the type of place that makes you want to curl up with a book in front of the fireplace and gaze out onto tree-lined Bedford Street, thinking about just how lucky you are.
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We'd like to tuck in and never leave.
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Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Address: 478 Central Park West, #04D
Price: $3.295 million
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One of the biggest perks of moving to the Upper West Side is the potential for unobstructed Central Park views. Peer out the window of this condominium, and you'll find the greenery you've been looking for. Inside, it's an airy, tranquil oasis. Maybe it has to do with the blues in the living room, but this apartment just makes you feel calm, no?
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Is there a such thing as too chic or too cozy?
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Neighborhood: Tribeca
Address: 429 Greenwich Street, #9B
Price: $10.495 million
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It'll cost you to live in the legendary Dietz Lantern Building, but it's certainly worth the high price tag. Get your industrial fix with exposed piping and stainless steel everything: we're talking appliances, a wood-burning fireplace, and, believe it or not, the master bed (which, by the way, is suspended from the ceiling). There's also Hudson River views, oversized factory-style windows, and the original stamped-metal fire doors. What's old is new (and cool) again.
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That. Door.
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Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Address: 522 West End Avenue, #3AB
Price: $4.995 million
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This is just one of those Upper West Side Apartments you can only hope to stumble upon during your real estate search. Situated in a full-service co-op building, this nine-room home is decorated with the minimalist resident in mind. (The Ghost chairs!) It's also broken into two different wings, so there's no need to worry about privacy.
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Some serious snack time could go down here.
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Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Address: 281 Grand Street
Price: $14.995 million
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As much as we love a modern aesthetic, there's something about original pressed tin ceilings and exposed brick that gets us every single time. The coolest thing about this building, however, is that it's currently broken down into eight huge lofts. Just imagine the possibilities of turning them all into one massive house on the Lower East Side. You can see it, too, right?
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See what we mean? The possibilities are endless.
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Neighborhood: Soho
Address: 295 Lafayette Street
Price: $35.1 million
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If there's one word that's synonymous with Soho's Puck Penthouses, it's luxury. Order food in from the Chef’s Club restaurant by Food & Wine, kick back, and relax on the expansive outdoor terrace, or just stare at the detail with which this apartment was crafted: cast-iron columns, vaulted ceilings, and oversized, sun-drenched windows. If real estate porn existed, this would be it.
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A palace in the sky.
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Neighborhood: Chelsea
Address: 508 West 24th Street, PHS
Price: $10.5 million
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Are you obsessed with all those glass apartment buildings going up in West Chelsea? Us, too. This one, in particular, is an awe-worthy duplex (built in an old warehouse) that overlooks the High Line. Ever dreamed of a gold marble kitchen? Majorly tall ceilings? Massive outdoor space? Welcome home.
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Fall asleep to a sunset over the Hudson. What could be better?
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