While “pied-à-terre” is a French phrase, New York City has perfected the lifestyle of having a small apartment for occasional use. Homes like these are brimming with the top must-have features found in year-round abodes. But here’s the thing, many residential buildings do not allow pied-à-terre use, preferring buyers looking for primary residences. But we got your back. Here are five NYC pied-à-terre apartments in desirable Manhattan neighborhoods. You are welcome!
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We kick off our tour of pied-a-terres in a prime spot for that second home in Manhattan. This Lenox Hill 1-bedroom sits in a prewar co-op close to the Q stop at East 72nd Street. Hold court in style! There’s a renovated open kitchen, dishwasher, high ceilings, and two bathrooms — both awash in custom tile and one with a soaking tub. A price improvement is bringing lots of new interest!
We stay in the Upper East Side for this 1-bedroom cutie just three blocks to Museum Mile and Central Park. It boasts exposed brick, a neatly remodeled kitchen with a dishwasher, a dining area, and double windows overlooking leafy 91st Street. It’s a fabulous little pied-a-terre for culture vultures who also dig a residential neighborhood with shops, restaurants, and services.
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We stick around Carnegie Hill for another excellent pied-a-terre option. It’s a completely remodeled 1-bedroom decked in new hardwoods and a spanking white kitchen with a dishwasher and a breakfast bar. Other goodies include a spa-like bathroom, a wine refrigerator supporting a little mini-bar, and a washer/dryer hookup. Even more tempting? It’s a sponsor unit. No co-op board approval is necessary. Easy!
We stick around prime Upper West Side territory for this alluring pied-a-terre. It’s a corner 1-bedroom that shows off generous prewar dimension. At 800 square feet, it boasts high beamed ceilings, a renovated bathroom, a new kitchen with breakfast bar, and a king-size bedroom. Pets are welcome and there’s laundry in the building.
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Hello, Turtle Bay! This wonderful neighborhood is on full display from a wrap-around terrace that fronts this entire 1-bedroom penthouse. This home-in-the-sky is just as delicious inside: Wide-plank floors, an open kitchen with breakfast bar, dishwasher, and dining area. And check out that spa-quality bathroom! It’s laden with marble tile, a walk-in shower, and a soaking tub. Very tempting, very special!