October 31st 2013
AM New York
New York City is famous for summer nights, but as the warm weather begins to fade, the city’s remarkable fall foliage and shiny tall buildings attract visitors and delight locals.
Outdoor space is limited here, so the luckiest residents are those who have terraces to view New York City’s wonders from above.
According to experts, a terrace is at least 100 square feet and should have nothing hanging over it – such as the balcony for the apartment above you.
After some research, here are the buildings we think have the best terraces to let residents truly enjoy being outdoors in the city.
Square Footage: About 200 sf to more than 1,000 sf
Views: Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, midtown cityscape, Hudson River
Sample Sales Price: $10,500,000
Since the residences at Walker Tower, 212 West 18th Street, don’t start until the eighth floor, the terraces hang outside 50% of the apartments are all at least 100 feet in the air.
“Every apartment in the building has a fantastic view, so that means that every terrace in the building has a fantastic view,” said Rebecca Edwardson, a broker with Warburg Realty who has represented buyers at Walker Tower and specializes in apartments with outdoor space. “Every apartment feels like a penthouse.”
“All the views are staggering,” she added.
Walker Tower, constructed in the Roaring 20’s is undergoing renovation “so all of the finishes throughout the lobby, the common areas, the exterior of the building, emulate the period that it was built in,” she said. As part of the renovation, slated for completion in November, the terraces will also be decorated with an art deco motif.