Living the Dream: A Private Pool in New York

Living the Dream: A Private Pool in New York

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Nancy Mitchell
Jul 1, 2016
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Last year we wrote about covetable outdoor spaces in the city, and now we're focusing in on the ultimate New York City perk: a private pool. To no one's surprise, these are mostly the province of the very, very rich, but the rest of us can still feast our eyes and dream of a pool party in the sky.

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Above: Developer Keith Jacobson owns this duplex apartment with a dreamy rooftop lap pool, heated to enable swimming even during the colder months.

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Designer Cynthia Rowley worked a lap pool into the backyard of her Manhattan townhouse.

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The topmost penthouse in the building at 551 W 21st St will feature this 61-foot infinity pool, with sweeping views of the Hudson River. The 6,200-square-foot residence, which has now sold, had an original asking price of $50 million.

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(Image credit: 505 W 19)

The townhouse at the High Line-adjacent 505 W 19, which features this long and lovely pool, appears to have sold, but it was originally asking $11.75 million. Which is maybe not so much of a bargain if you consider that this pool can probably be seen from the high line, making it not quite so private.

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(Image credit: Curbed)

It's a bit of a departure from all these supersleek Manhattan properties, but this natural pool, part of a wildly adventurous Brooklyn backyard, looks just as refreshing.

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(Image credit: Curbed)

The 10,000 square foot Grenwich village townhouse that is attached to this pool was originally asking $34 million, but as of right now the price has been dropped to a modest $23.5 million. In any other city the pool itself wouldn't be much to write home about, but you've got to admit that the view is pretty incredible.

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Then there's this SoHo penthouse, which appears to be still up for grabs, at a (relatively modest (hahaha, cry)) price of $9,750,000. The pool itself might be a bit on the small side, but perhaps the view will make up for it?

For those of us who don't have ten million dollars (which is all of us), there's a (sort of) budget option: the penthouse at the Greenwich hotel. Their TriBeCa penthouse has its own rooftop pool, and is available starting at $15,000 a night. Split it with 29 of your friends, and that's only $500 each — a real bargain.

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