10 Jaw-Dropping NYC Apartments With Incredible Outdoor Spaces

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We're willing to bet good money that our odds of winning the lottery are probably better than finding an apartment with outdoor space in New York City. When we score a reasonably-sized closet, or a kitchen with enough room for even the slightest of dining tables, we feel like we've found the pot of gold at the end of the real estate rainbow. Give us a balcony, patio, or — gasp! — a terrace, and well, we might just pass out.

While some New Yorkers are lucky enough to score some serious outdoor square-footage, others — like us — can't help but look on in awe, and add a private sunny oasis to our list of #apartmentgoals. Wonder what these dream homes look like? Ahead, see 10 apartments that just might make you forget that the jungle we're living in is concrete.
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Neighborhood: Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Address: 16 2nd Street (between Smith and Hoyt streets)
Price: $15,000 per month

This gorgeous, four-story townhouse boasts five bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a fully furnished garden floor (which features a landscaped patio, entertaining space, and attached chef's kitchen for all those weekend get-togethers). The wood floors are immaculate, the light exposure is unrivaled, and the decor is the sort we want to emulate in our own home — immediately.
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Bedroom design that's on point.
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Garden party, anyone?
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Neighborhood: Lenox Hill
Address: 132 East 62nd Street (between Lexington and Park avenues)
Price: $59,950 per month

Is there anything more you could dream of than an Upper East Side townhouse — especially one that comes equipped with a full staff and concierge at your beck and call? The five-floor home (which was once owned by Bennett Cerf, founder of Random House publishing) has more amenities than one could imagine: five wood-burning fireplaces, an incomparable fine art collection, and a garden you'd never expect to find in the middle of the city.
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What's black and white and red all over? This killer foyer.
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A mossy atrium makes for an idyllic Manhattan hideaway.
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Neighborhood: Chelsea
Address: 212 West 18th Street (between Seventh and Eighth avenues), #18C
Price: $34,000 per month

Imagine an apartment where you can see the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and the Hudson River all from the comfort of your living room. Now, add nearly 300 square-feet of outdoor space to soak in those views, and you've probably found one of the sickest homes in New York City — the master suite, wood-burning fireplace, and top-of-the-line custom kitchen don't hurt, either.
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Minimalism is key when that's what you see from your window.
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Seriously, let's talk about this view…
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Neighborhood: Soho
Address: 214 Lafayette Street (between Spring and Broome streets)
Price: $80,000 per month

One of the most unique townhouses in New York City is hidden discreetly behind two graffiti-covered doors. The five-story home (which you might recognize from Beyoncé's "Halo" video), maintains some of its original charm (exposed brick, industrial detailing), while blending in hints of modernity (an indoor pool, a massive chef's kitchen with an oversized stainless steel island, and a motor-run movie screen that drops from the living room ceiling). On the top floor, you'll find a beautiful private terrace: It's filled with greenery and the sliding glass doors open fully, to truly bring the outdoors in.
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Consider this indoor lap pool your secret to serenity.
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A terrace that’s rustic and unexpected: We approve.
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Neighborhood: East Village
Address: 238 East 4th Street (between Avenues A and B), #A
Price: $28,000 per month

An artsy, nearly 6,000-square-foot pad with a backyard in the middle of the city. Seriously. And, while we're obsessed with the cowhide lounge chairs, stone fireplace, and cool little trinkets scattered throughout, nothing compares to the private outdoor entertaining space situated right off the chef's kitchen. Dinner parties have never looked so good.
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Easy access for all those summer soirees.
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This backyard has a little bit of everything: privacy, greenery, and a heavy-duty grill.
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Neighborhood: Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
Address: 402 Dean Street (between Fourth and Fifth avenues)
Price: $14,000 per month

Feel like you're upstate without having to leave Brooklyn. There are shelves upon shelves for books, original detailing and molding, and gorgeous wood floors in this three-bedroom Boerum Hill retreat. The real gem of the home, however, is the spacious backyard and deck, which has almost as much greenery as Central Park. It's pretty much the perfect place for kicking back and relaxing on a Sunday evening.
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An original fireplace lends a vintage feel.
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A pint-size, private park!
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Neighborhood: East Village
Address: 263 East 7th Street (between Avenues C and D)
Price: $7.25 million

This historic townhouse may be deep in Alphabet City (it's almost at the East River), but its seriously amazing charm makes up for the far flung location. Built in the 1880s by the same architectural mind behind the Dia: Beacon museum, the contemporary home has four different levels of outdoor space (a balcony, a terrace, a rooftop, and a backyard), so you have no excuse for not getting some sunlight, even in the middle of the winter. Simply. Stunning.
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So open and airy.
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Make this hidden spot your new reading nook.
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Neighborhood: West Village
Address: 345 West 13th Street (at Hudson Street) #PH6B
Price: $26,000 per month

It's one thing to land a covetable apartment in the highly-sought after West Village. But, scoring a penthouse — with its own private, landscaped terrace — is a completely different ballpark. This duplex penthouse is sleek and contemporary in every way, with dark wood floors, an open layout, and tons of modern art and finishings to match (there's even a two-way burning marble fireplace in the master!). Outside, soak in views of the quiet, tree-lined streets below.
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A master bedroom fit for a queen.
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The best place to catch some rays or a cool summer breeze.
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Neighborhood: Tribeca
Address: 363 Greenwich Street (between Franklin and Harrison streets)), #4A
Price: $30,000 per month

Open floor plan is an understatement when it comes to this 3,000-square-foot Tribeca loft. The unique, wood-beamed ceilings and massive brick walls are only rivaled by the ridiculous views of downtown New York from the apartment's two private outdoor spaces. Should the weather not be conducive to dining al fresco, there's a drop-down projector screen in the living room, a steam room, and two active aquariums.
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We're digging this loft-like industrial feel.
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It's like you're part of the skyline.
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Neighborhood: Tribeca
Address: 7 Harrison Street (at Staple Street), #PH/7N
Price: $34,000,000 to buy

Let there be light. Seriously. The penthouse at 7 Harrison is museum-like, with its glass walls, reflecting pool, and pristine finishings. Get cozy in one of the duplex's seven bedrooms, throw a dinner party in the elegant dining room (whose walls overlook the terrace), or catch some shade under the 12 trees growing from the patio's limestone floor. This is the epitome of luxury.
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Living in a dream…
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We'd be more than happy falling asleep to the lights of New York City.
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