347 West Broadway, Penthouse
This 2,200-square-foot penthouse is all sorts of swank, with a skylit dining room and a 100-bottle “wine cave.” But its private roof garden is the conversation starter. The details: 1,500 square feet with multilevel seating areas, wisteria, hydrangeas, and lilacs, plus a private perimeter hedge and an outdoor shower, and a cookout area that’s better equipped than a lot of indoor kitchens.
Broker: Richard Orenstein, Halstead Property.
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265 East 7th Street, Apartment G
This ground-floor studio’s lush private garden, bigger than the apartment itself, couldn’t be more removed from the East Village’s stubborn grit. If it’s still not enough greenery, Tompkins Square is a block away.
Broker: Kristina Ojdanic, the Corcoran Group.
85 Eighth Avenue, Apartment 1T
This co-op is one of those New York surprises: The building is blah, and the apartment, while well kept, is your standard-issue junior one-bedroom. But step out back, and you’re on a gorgeous 350-square-foot terrace wrapped in a bamboo fence for extra privacy.
Brokers: Julie L. Cushman and Laura Amin, Halstead Property.
516 West 47th Street
At 703 square feet, this apartment is plenty spacious for a one-bedroom, and the kitchen’s renovated. But in warmer weather, you’ll want to do your entertaining in the 500-square-foot patio, with its ample perennial border.
Broker: Robert Beacham, the Real Estate Group of New York.
434 57th Street, Sunset Park
This Southwest Brooklyn brick townhouse was heavily renovated a decade ago, and the garden has been fully built out, with a multilevel deck and pergola. One catch: There’s a market-rate tenant parked on the top floor until January 2011. So for this year, at least, you’ve got a guest at all of your barbecues.
Broker: John Wescott, the Corcoran Group.
84 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn Heights
This is the sort of house on the Heights that started the Brooklyn boom in the first place. Four bedrooms, three baths, lots of period detail, and an old-fashioned, well-established garden with a laurel tree.
Broker: Kevin J. Carberry, Kevin J. Carberry Real Estate.
81 Barrow Street
Well, we all can fantasize, can’t we? Every floor of this two-family house has direct access to outdoor space. A terrace off the parlor floor steps down to the garden, which has an outdoor kitchen. On the fully planted roof, a wall of ivy softens the city view.
Brokers: Leonard Steinberg and Vickey Barron, Prudential Douglas Elliman.