By AP Connolly

New York City has never lacked for sights to see. The Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty are just some iconic landmarks waiting to be explored. But what if you could take them in without every stepping outside?

Here are some luxurious homes offering owners an eyeful. Contact Brown Harris Stevens for more information at

Neighborhood: Madison Square Park
Residence #11C

Welcome to the Huys, a historic loft building transformed by famed Dutch designer Piet Boon into an exquisite collection of 58 luxury homes.

Residence 11C is a meticulously laid out split 2 bedroom/2.5 bath in the heart of NoMad. The home features 11.5-foot. ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows with southern and eastern exposures. This apartment yields unbelievable light and views! The sprawling living room allows for endless entertaining and living space with spectacular southern and Park Avenue views with a charming Juliet balcony. This contemporary chef’s kitchen features an open layout with Chambolle countertops, Bulthaup Alpine white cabinetry, Miele appliances, a wine cooler, and a well-designed breakfast banquette.

The south-facing master bedroom is fitted with an oversized walk-in closet with custom shelving and an ensuite five-fixture bath with double sinks, a large soaking tub, and radiant heated flooring. The second bedroom features an eastern exposure and a beautiful ensuite bath. Thoughtfully designed features include 8-inch-wide oak flooring throughout, signature millwork, built-in window seating, and skillfully designed doors and frames.
This smart home is truly turn-key with electronically controlled solar shades, concealed window shade pockets, zoned heating and air conditioning system, a washer/dryer, and recessed lighting by Flos. In addition, two storage units transfer with purchase!

The Huys is a white glove full-service building with a private fitness center, media lounge, children’s playroom, and a landscaped private roof terrace with kitchen and dining areas. 
Asking price: $3.95 million; contact Chris Poore.

Neighborhood: Empire State Building
Residence #18B

Designed by architect Karl Fischer with interior design by renowned designer Shamir Shah, the thoughtful layout of the 2-bedroom/2.5-bath home begins in the large foyer, which has a double closet. The entrance opens onto the grandly-scaled living/dining room. Next, the richly appointed kitchen features Statuary Quartzite slab countertops, Ann Sacks Savoy Chalk Mosaics backsplash, Molteni Dada integrated high gloss lacquer cabinetry, integrated Miele appliances, a vented hood, and a wine refrigerator. Also, an in-unit Bosch washer/dryer, and a gorgeous powder room, outfitted with an eye-catching, chiseled limestone accent wall, a Portoro marble countertop, limestone flooring, and a Dornbracht “Lulu” faucet.

The true brilliance of this home’s floorplan is the split-bedroom layout, which maximizes privacy and comfort. The secondary bedroom/office overlooks Madison Avenue to the East and features a walk-in closet and bath with Wallace Creek marble flooring; an Absolute Black granite countertop with Dornbracht “IMO” faucet; and a ceiling-mounted rain showerhead.

The primary bedroom is an oasis of tranquility. Facing east, the quiet and generously proportioned space has four closets and a luxurious ensuite bath, appointed with the highest quality fixtures and finishes: Bianco Neve marble walls with an Ann Sacks glass mosaic tile accent; Taurus Black marble slab countertop and tub surround, Dornbracht “Lulu” faucets and fixtures; basket-weave, marble mosaic floors; and a Zuma deep-soaking tub.

All rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, 8-inch-wide dark oak plank flooring, 8-foot interior doors, central air, and heat via a two-pipe HVAC system. Also highlighted are the motorized window shades and any Smart home customization you wish to install.

Every aspect of 172 Madison’s luxury residences was designed with gracious living in mind. With a maximum of only three homes per floor, residents are afforded a true sense of intimacy while enjoying the benefits of a full-service, amenity-rich building. For example, the health and wellness floor include refined spaces for both recreation and relaxation. This robust amenity program ensures the most sophisticated lifestyle for owners: A 67-foot saltwater swimming pool with double height ceiling, 20-foot waterfall, fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment by Gym Source, yoga/ballet studio, and men’s and women’s locker rooms with steam rooms. Additional building amenities include a 24-hour attended lobby, a resident manager, a private club room with billiards and wet bar, a sun-lit lounge with an adjacent outdoor plaza, children’s playroom, pet spa, bike storage, and individual storage (available for purchase). 
Asking price: $2.45 million; contact Scott Harris

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