Estate of Play: Pool Houses

Five new-to-market NYC dwellings — with swimming pools

June 20, 2017 9:00 am

This is Estate of Play, a monthly rundown (with pictures!) of some of the most over-the-top properties currently on sale in or about this fair(ish) city. This month: homes with pools. In New York City. Yes, they exist.

The OostenStarting at $845,000
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
This newcomer has a slew of availability, from 1BR/1BA to 6BR/6.5BA. The amenities are unprecedented, with a 24-hour concierge, courtyard and rooftop with grills, fitness center, spa and, of course, a stunning, light-filled indoor pool overlooking the landscaped gardens.

180 Water Street – Starting at $2,690/month
Financial District
There’s a positive and a negative to having access to your own pool: you’re going to be very popular. Friends you didn’t even know you had will come a callin’. If you’re not sure you’re ready for that blessing/burden, start with a rental. Aside from something called a “Techno-Gym,” gaming area, fitness center and yoga studio with panoramic city views, this locale’s ultimate luxury is its dizzyingly beautiful rooftop pool.

80 & 90 Lexington Avenue – Starting at $2,085,000
Your new home is a highly individual concept merging two buildings into one, a prewar 1927 and postwar 1958 design. In store: a personal cinema, spa, fitness center and most importantly, an atrium-housed 60-foot pool with accompanying whirlpool. Winner of the intrigue award right here.

18 Gramercy Park South – $46,500,000
Union Square
This relisted penthouse is the property of Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander. It’s a pricey 10-room duplex designed by the well-known Robert A.M. Stern with 63 windows, sky high ceilings and all of the exposure. Aside from the glory of gazing down over Gramercy Park, the PH includes two terraces — one with a hot tub — and a sun deck with a heated infinity pool. Quite literally, it’s the height of luxury.

60 Riverside Boulevard – $16,900,000
Upper West Side
We’re talking seven bedrooms and eight-and-a-half baths of majestic entertaining space. This “mansion in the sky” has dual exposure to the north and east overlooking the Hudson, a 20-foot long dining room and a 32’x20’ informal living room for lounging. But the piece-de-resistance is the 3,600-square-foot deck, landscaped to perfection, with a jacuzzi and 37-foot swimming pool. And should you tire of your own private paradise, the Aldyn building offers a 75-foot indoor pool. A double threat.  

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