Via Compass

This sprawling New York penthouse comes with its very own rooftop retreat offering views over Manhattan.

Taking up the fourth and fifth floors of a condo building that dates to 1868, the East Village duplex is informally divided into living quarters and a double-height atelier, which now serves as the great room. It has 18-ft-high ceilings, exposed wooden beams and a private balcony.

On the other side of the three-bedroom Manhattan property is a sunken living room, with woodburning fireplace, and huge double windows that offer views over the city.

But it’s the rooftop cottage that’s the real scene stealer. The Nantucket-style abode is clad in weathered shingles and comes with a cupola and wraparound terrace. It has views across the East Village and beyond, and is self-contained with a bathroom and kitchenette offering a private escape in the city.

72 East 1st St for sale – with rooftop cottage
Via Compass

The two dwellings are on the market together – offering 2,736 sq ft of combined indoor / outdoor space – for $3.5m via Nick Gavin and Josh Doyle of Compass.

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