Five Stunning Homes With Private Outdoor Spaces

Aug 23, 2021

The picture-perfect weather of the summer and fall months in New York City is ideal for enjoying a meal al fresco or simply catching up with friends and family to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. And so, it’s no surprise that the most envy-inducing feature of New York City apartments is a bit of private outdoor space — a personal oasis for enjoying the great outdoors from the comfort of home. The dream of basking in outdoor splendor without going out is an everyday reality at several sought-after properties in the city. Here are some choice offerings from the Modern Spaces portfolio, all of which feature the rare amenity of private outdoor space.

Located on one of the most desirable blocks in Manhattan, this Upper West Side townhouse at 307 West 89th Street features a large 20-by-36-foot garden with six mature river birch trees that provide both majestic shady spots and the luxury of privacy. The townhouse spans five floors, with six bedrooms, four full and three half baths, and a top-floor penthouse that features soaring 13-foot ceilings, a kitchenette, an office, a powder room, and two outdoor spaces: a front terrace rock garden and a 16-by-20-foot rear terrace.

This Long Island City townhouse condo on 543 48th Avenue brings modern luxury to the satisfying sense of intimacy and privacy of life on a tranquil tree-lined street. You’ll have more than 4,800 square feet of room for stretching out, including 2,370 square feet of glorious private outdoor space. Enter the condo through the foyer, pass along the gallery hallway, and then gaze up at dramatic 18-foot ceilings in the living area. Floor-to-ceiling windows on south-facing walls welcome in a flood of natural light. The chef’s kitchen, with custom oak cabinetry, top-flight stainless steel appliances, and Caesarstone counters are ideal for preparing quiet week-night meals or elegant dinner parties for friends, family, and colleagues. And you can always move the party outdoors to your private patio. Or make it a barbecue — plenty of room for a grill out there.

Another of LIC’s finest residences sits just two short blocks from its vibrant waterfront community — a townhouse at Griffin Townhouses. This three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath triplex residence spans more than 2,300 square feet indoors, and offers a sprawling 1,111 square feet of outdoor space, which boasts a private yard surrounded by natural stone walls, cedar fences, and a balcony deck. The exterior areas also provide attractive landscaping throughout, with custom planter boxes and bluestone pavers. And you’ll find a Weber gas grill for some premium summer grilling action.

Another gem from Modern Spaces is the impeccably designed Long Island City condo at 39-32 28th Street, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. You’ll find floor-to-ceiling windows that welcome natural light, and gaze up at soaring ceilings in the living room, which opens into a spacious terrace overlooking the dynamic neighborhood below. 

 Finally, this charming brownstone in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant sits on one of the borough’s most picturesque, tree-lined blocks. This Hancock Street residence is gut-renovated and spans four stories, with a manicured backyard and a private deck. Each floor offers ample sunlight, with the top floor featuring skylights for natural light year-round.

Having some private outdoor space can bring life in your Long Island City, Jersey City, or Brooklyn condo to absolute perfection. And Modern Spaces agents, with their first-hand knowledge of neighborhoods in these areas, can help you find it. Contact us today to learn more about what is available. There is still time to enjoy gorgeous NYC summer and fall weather in your new home.

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