New Yorkers are able to tolerate small living spaces, as the places outside their cramped quarters offer plenty of ways to escape.
But there are homes in this city that offer their own escape in both indoor and outdoor living.
Here are three Manhattan and Brooklyn residences that will make you want to stay home — each with their own style — but all with terraces perfect for entertaining and windows that let in the light when it’s too cold to sit outside.
City views are accented by gargoyles and griffins on the roof terrace of this penthouse home. The terrace is located on the third level of the triplex at 5 Tudor City Pl. that has two bedrooms and two-and-half bathrooms. Its interior space also brings the outside in, with double-height ceilings and floor-to-ceiling casement windows, also with city views. Selling for 4.5 million, this penthouse is among those at the building that “have served as the backdrop for unforgettable NYC scenes in movies such as The Godfather III, Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway and many others,” according to its listing.
The penthouse at 456 W. 19th St. features more than 2,800 square feet of living space with an additional 1,200 square feet of private outdoor terraces designed by Cary Tamarkin. Listed for $11,450,000 the terraces are not the only noticeable feature of the Chelsea building. The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath apartment also has floor-to-ceiling, multi-paned casement windows in the living room, which offers access to the terrace, along with the dining room and kitchen.
Brooklyn is (often) the place to find more space for less, outside of Manhattan, and this condominium townhouse offers four floors with two outdoor terraces. Located in Williamsburg, 129 N. 3rd St., listed for $2,850,000, has a second floor with two bedrooms and a full bath, while the top floor is a master suite. The living room has a floor-to-ceiling glass wall that opens to the 400-square-foot private garden with built-in barbecue. There is also an additional terrace plus access to the private rooftop from the master suite.