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Come summer and the Hamptons-bound traffic on the Long Island Expressway proves the point that humans crave sunshine, and according to the medical community, can’t thrive without it. If one is lucky enough, they might be able to find a New York apartment with a small garden, a balcony or a rooftop terrace, but these are few and those that become available are more expensive than those without. Prices are arrived at by accessing the apartment’s value without outdoor space then tacking on anywhere from 25 to 55 cents on the dollar. Many would scoff at the added expense, but different people come with different priorities and to some, the outdoor space is more important than the interior. For those with a hankering for ultimate outdoor living, one penthouse recently came on the market that has three huge terraces on two floors and a 1,000-foot greenhouse on the roof with a massive terrace that opens off the greenhouse itself. One could have a studio, grow year-round food, flowers and citrus and still have plenty of room for a lovely sitting area and studio in protected sunshine and landscaped terraces to view from almost any vantage point. It’s an urban gardener’s fantasy home.
The Greenwich Village building on Lower Fifth Avenue’s Gold Coast was built in 1929. The penthouse belonged to the late landscape painter Jane Freilicher and her family for over 50 years. The three-bedroom, three-bath apartment has high ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, beamed ceilings and panoramic views over the Village. The pre-war building retains its original elegance and has a full-time doorman, live-in superintendent, two automatic elevators, a bicycle room and gym. For more information.
Urban gardener’s penthouse paradise, already under contract at barely a month on the market. Priced at $7.7 million.