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The Upper West Side apartment of novelist Victoria Redel has panoramic views of the Hudson River and Riverside Park. Purchased by Ms. Redel in 1991, the three-bedroom apartment has only changed a small amount in seventeen years — The New York Times shows us the renovated kitchen and the owner-installed single-pane windows "that frame the views as if they were landscape paintings"...

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The full story and more pictures are at The New York Times: A Country Girl’s Urban ‘Tree House’

Images: Gabriele Stabile for The New York Times