New York is home to some of the most exclusive and pricey real estate in the world. The Inman Stories film crew has captured the stories of some of this market’s greatest gems. Take Fox Hall, a brick mansion replica of the Scottish Summer Palace of Bonnie Prince Charles, or the Sands Point House, a private waterfront retreat on Long Island Sound. Click on the images below to view the films about each piece of New York luxury real estate.

Fox Hall

This meticulously maintained brick mansion in Upper Brookville, N.Y., is a replica of the Scottish Summer Palace of Bonnie Prince Charles. Museum quality features adorn all rooms including a hand carved Chippendale staircase in the entry, Bernini columns in the living room, richly paneled library and dining rooms with fireplaces and imported marble and wood floors. There are beautiful vistas from all rooms. The glorious 18+ acres are lushly planted and totally private with intimate gardens and a reflecting pool. The out-buildings include a large brick carriage house in pristine condition, a gardener’s cottage, and several storage facilities. The property is awaiting final sub-division approval.


Piano Factory

This historic landmark building in Chelsea, New York, was home to The Sohmer Piano Company for more than 100 years, and has recently undergone a sumptuous renovation. Light and staggeringly famous New York views abound through the 41 large windows and 80-foot expanse of greenhouse style windows on the upper level. Two grand foyers connect at a circular baronial limestone staircase; the Master bedroom suite and luxurious bathroom float over Fifth Avenue; and then there’s the private roof deck! The moment you step off the elevator you will be transported from the bustling city into a sanctuary of bliss and elegance in this wonderful combination of 21st century renovation and 19th century splendor.


West 13th

This exceptional luxury loft in a landmark boutique pre-war building in New York’s Greenwich Village, steps off Fifth Avenue in the heart of the Greenwich Village “Gold Coast,” represents a unique opportunity to own what truly qualifies as prime real estate. The elevator opens into the private full floor: Soaring ceilings, hardwood floors and large windows with tranquil, treed exposures are the “bones,” and the extraordinary amenities and millwork details enhance the space to its best. An enormous glass-encased wine cellar is a connoisseur’s dream; the superb Boffi kitchen is its perfect companion. No detail has been ignored in this remarkable renovation, a home of distinction in a prized location.


Sands Point House

While this is an elegant and sophisticated home, the owners have made sure to leave room for big-kid fun. A painting room, a model train room, an elevator, and a chef’s playground are some of the fun accoutrements they’ve managed to fit in this 8 bedroom, 10 full bath, 4 half bath, beauty. This private waterfront coastal retreat on Long Island Sound boasts exceptional craftsmanship and exquisite materials, which blend harmoniously against a backdrop of sparkling water and azure skies to create an estate of distinction and refinement. The amenities and extras are too numerous to list.


515 Park Avenue

With house values in New York City escalating to the stars, this apartment shows how hot the housing market has become in the Big Apple. The Park Avenue duplex apartment with 6,600 square feet of inside and outside space was listed at $23.5 million. The unit is located on high-end Park Avenue and sports a wrap-around deck and a sound proof mini-theater. Loaded with imported marble and offering panoramic views of one of the swankest areas in New York City, this is “a full service white glove building.” (Click on the image to view the movie.) 


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