5 New York Properties To Dream About

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New York City is full of wonderful and majestic buildings. They offer spectacular views and access to the best shopping, dining, and entertaining in the City. Here are the five top New York buildings you wish you could live in.

1. Trump International

living room Trump International New York City

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Located at 1 Central Park West, Trump International offers great views of Central Park, Fifth Avenue, and Madison Avenue. Donald Trump himself oversaw a large renovation project in 1997, turning the upper floors into grand private residencies with 10-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, walk-in closets, hardwood floors, marble baths, and modern kitchens. A breath-taking 60-foot waterfall embellishes the eastern wall of the tower.

2. The Dakota

If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a castle, The Dakota is just for you. Constructed in 1884, the Dakota has some spectacular features, including detailed stonework, reliefs, balconies, gables, and a Native American figure adorning the outer walls. The building provides spectacular views of Central Park and encompasses a central courtyard.

The Dakota New York City

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Many celebrities have selected the Dakota as their New York domicile, including Judy Garland, Lauren Bacall, Rex Reed, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and Connie Chung. Units range from three to ten rooms with fireplaces. A white-gloved doorman greets residents and guests as they enter.

3. The Majestic

Located at 115 Central Park West, the Majestic provides residents with spectacular views of the park, including the Bethesda Fountain. The Majestic was built right after the Crash in 1929, and is less opulent than its forebears. This understated design has since influenced countless other developments.

The Majestic New York City

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Units feature open, flowing layouts with oversized windows that allow plenty of sunshine through. They also provide spectacular views of the city and Central Park. The apartments vary from studio to seven rooms, each with nine-and-a-half foot ceilings. The Majestic is one of New York’s significant Art Deco skyscraper, and another residents dream about living in.

4. The Prasada

Located at 50 Central Park West, the Prasada is an architecture’s dream building. Its cartouche and semi-circular loggia entrance is supported by four large two-story banded columns. The building features large arched windows on the first floor that display spectacular views of Central Park.

Central Park West The Prasada New York City

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Most of the fourth floor has balustrated balconies. The fourth through ninth floors feature angled bay windows at the edges of the building. Although its original mansard roof had to be replaced in 1919, the undeniable charm of the building’s exterior still remains.

5. The Pierre

In 1959, 77 of the Pierre Hotel’s 714 rooms were transformed into cooperative apartments. The two tall, distinctive silhouettes of these hotels marked the epicenter of Manhattan and became two of the most recognizable buildings in the world when they were created in 1930.

The Pierre Hotel Rotunda New York

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One of the most spectacular parts of the Pierre is its penthouse suite. It encompasses the 41st-43rd floors, provides 360-degree views of Manhattan, and includes 16 rooms, four adjoining terraces, five fireplaces, separate guest suites, and staff accommodations. There are also two interior elevators and a secondary interior staircase.

Just imagine (and maybe become inspired too!)

Imagine the wonderful views and amenities you could enjoy as a resident of one of these five spectacular New York buildings. Living in one would be a dream come true for many. But, maybe in looking closely, there are some design elements you can borrow to add to your own space.

What design elements appeal to you most? Do any of them appeal to you at all? What properties in New York, or anywhere, would you consider to be dream properties? Tell me about it in the comments sections of this post.

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Cate Morgan-Harlow

Cate Morgan-Harlow is an all arounder, writing about how-to, DIY, and design with gusto. She is a shadowy figure with a mysterious past.