Manhattan Residences With Museum-Quality Views

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Many Manhattan buildings incorporate art into their architecture, whether it be in their lobbies and public amenity spaces or in creating world-class art hanging and viewing options inside homes. But one thing not all buildings can offer in the art world is direct views of the stunning museums in Manhattan.

New York City has some of the top museums in the world, most of which are massive budgets, starchitect-designed buildings that are art in themselves. Therefore, views of these creations are art in themselves, not to mention if you have a view of these museums, you are also in close proximity to viewing their collections on a daily basis.

Overlooking the American Museum of Natural History
101 West 78th Street, Upper West Side
Apt 4A, available for $11.45M

Credit: The Corcoran Group

With views of both Roosevelt Park and the American Museum of Natural History, this classic five bedroom corner home has tons of oversized windows to take in the special views. With interiors by Architectural Digest “AD 100” designer Stephen Sills, this 4,820 square foot home features an enormous great room on the park with 11’ ceilings, an exceptional foyer that leads to a grand gallery, 3” wide oak herringbone floors, an elegant library, and four and a half bathrooms.

Overlooking the Guggenheim
12 East 88th Street, Upper East Side
Apt PH11A, available for $11.5M

Credit: The Corcoran Group

This incredible, 4,030 square foot penthouse residence has spectacular views over Central Park’s reservoir and the iconic copper dome of the Guggenheim Museum. With four bedrooms with four-and-half baths, a dining room and study, oversized eat-in kitchen, double-faced gas fireplace the home also has three magnificent private terraces totaling 1,141 square feet.

The home has a large master bedroom suite with two walk-in-closets, french-glass doors to a private terrace, and a luxurious five piece Dolomiti windowed marble master bathroom. Each of the three additional bedrooms feature De Savoie marble-clad en-suite baths with extensive closet space throughout.

Overlooking the Metropolitan Museum of Art
988 Fifth Avenue, Upper East Side
PH, available for $100,000/month

Credit: The Corcoran Group

This duplex penthouse has two enormous landscaped terraces with truly breathtaking views of Central Park and the Met. The monthly rent includes daily maid service Monday through Friday including laundry and ironing, weekly fresh flowers and a gardener to maintain the outdoor. This home offers hotel living in a boutique building located in one of the most coveted locations in Manhattan.

Overlooking/On top of the Museum of Modern Art
53W53, Midtown West
Apt 18A, available for $7.055M

Credit: The Corcoran Group

Situated above the Museum of Modern Art and a few blocks from Central Park, the starchitect Jean Nouvel-designed 53W53 is a collection of 145 unique residences with super-luxury, hotel-like services and amenities. With interiors by Thierry Despont, Residence 18A is a 2,462 square foot north and east-facing two bedroom featuring high ceilings, 4" wide plank solid American oak floors, fully customized kitchens and baths, and elegantly crafted furniture-grade mahogany doors of over 9', with custom designed bronze hardware inspired by the tower's distinctive silhouette. The master bath is clad in Noir St. Laurent marble, golden travertine and Verona limestone, with a custom-carved stone vanity and medicine cabinet above. The master bath also features radiant heated floors and Dornbracht fittings and accessories.

Overlooking the 9/11 Museum
30 Park Place, Tribeca
Apt PH78B, available at $29.5M

Credit: The Corcoran Group

This half floor duplex penthouse is located on the 78th and 79th floors of the 5-star 30 Park Place, Four Seasons Private Residences New York, Downtown. Developed by Silverstein Properties, Inc., and designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, this residence’s sweeping river views, the downtown skyline, New York Harbor, the 9/11 Museum and beyond. Some of the otherworldly features include a double-height Loggia, gas burning fireplace, private elevator, library with wet bar, formal dining room and media room - not to mention all of the amenities in the Four Seasons.

Overlooking the Brooklyn Museum
856 Washington Avenue, Prospect Heights
Unit 10A, asking $2.575M

Credit:Douglas Elliman Real Estate

This three bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom residence features over 1,600 square feet of interior living space and a private balcony with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park. The interiors feature architectural textures of marble, steel and natural wood. The open floor plan kitchen has walnut cabinetry, fully integrated Thermador appliances, Pietra del Cardosa stone countertops and Blanco satin polished sinks outfitted with Dornbracht faucets.

Take in the views or stroll across the street to the latest exhibit. None of these homes will leave you feeling deprived of culture or luxury.

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