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A Pool of One’s Own

The Rooftop Gem
East 74th Street, Upper East Side
The saline pool located in this townhouse’s spalike basement is meant for serious swims, but the soaking pool on the roof—encrusted with Bisazza mosaic tile and in the shadow of the Carlyle Hotel—was made for relaxing. Developer Valerio Morabito took design inspiration from his native Italy and current home base, Miami. It’s now on the market for $30 million through Brett Miles and Jason Karadus of Town Residential.
For Sale: $30 million

The Designer Showpiece
Vestry Street, Tribeca
Installing a rooftop pool is no joke (all that weight requires stringent planning and engineering). This one, designed by architect Winka Dubbeldam, who lined the building’s façade with marble bonded to glass, features a volcanic-stone perimeter. At twelve to sixteen feet long and eight feet wide, the pool has a special filtration system that eliminates the need for virtually any chemicals. A cabana shields loungers from direct sun—and nosy neighbors.

The Suburbanlike Fantasy
Edwin Street, Staten Island
Pools are rare everywhere in the city—except in Staten Island, says broker Gary Papirov, where they’re pretty much a dime a dozen, especially in large homes. Still, this pool is bigger than most, a classic suburban swimmer at 20-by-40 feet with a diving board and surrounded with red brick and lush hedges. A terrazzo-tiled cabana houses a full stainless-steel outdoor kitchen and dining table. The property is currently under contract.

The Mini Paradise
West Broadway, Soho
Though right in the heart of Soho, this small pool feels private, bounded by a stone fence, ferns, and cypress trees. There’s an outdoor shower around the corner, too, and an alfresco kitchen—complete with a dishwasher. (The apartment’s available for $17.25 million with Corcoran’s Deborah Grubman and David Dubin.)
For Sale: $17.25 million


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