Blue Sky Patios And Wraparound Terraces For Big Apple Garden Lovers


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For New York City residents, summer can mean getting away. After all, the average NYC apartment measures around 500 square feet. So space in the region is at a premium. Those dreaming of having a garden getaway in New York might say, “Fahgettaboudit.” But times are changing, and so are architectural visions, seeking to create luxury high-rises with gardens in the sky. To make the great outdoors accessible for New Yorkers, developers are offering large, private spaces and rooftop or terraced gardens that showcase the great outdoors.

Here is a sampling of some local offerings on the market.

200 E. 59th St., New York

With 67 units, this 35-story, ultra-modern skyscraper is giving residents the most private space outdoors, more than any new development coming online at the intersection of the posh Upper East Side and New York’s midtown, which is home to some of the area’s most prominent buildings.

As families look to reconnect with friends and loved ones in the wake of the pandemic, this midtown condominium complex provides the ultimate indoor-outdoor experience.

Award-winning architecture firm CetraRuddy created the building to make nature, sunlight and the great outdoors accessible to every homeowner and resident.

Talk about a view. Dramatic wraparound terraces — ranging from 7 feet to 12 feet in depth and from 22 feet to 150 feet in length — allow residents to step outside and enjoy New York’s stunning panorama views.

Each floor houses a total of one to three residences. Moreover, each corner unit provides dual views of either midtown, the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge or Central Park.

Blurring the often-distinct lines between indoor-outdoor lifestyle, cutting-edge designers showcase dramatic floor-to-ceiling walls of glass that open to reveal stunning terraces…