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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

NYC rooftop houses

Oooh, look at these amazing photos of rooftop houses in Manhattan. Can you imagine weeding your garden, twenty stories up? And think of the views from your front porch!

And a little note: Thank you SO much for all your incredibly sweet comments yesterday. They were really lovely and touching. xoxo

76 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow, I love the first one. That's so interesting. How does one even start the process of leasing, buying or renting space up there?

Modern Traditionalist said...

Those are absolutely incredible. I can't believe I've never noticed them before! I imagine they afford a certain level of privacy. I wonder what they cost!

Joanna Goddard said...

i have NO idea, sarah! aren't they crazy? i bet it's all word of mouth!

Anonymous said...

Ahh I can't believe I didn't see your post last night! Congratulations times a million! Will you be writing for Storked too? :-)

Liv Lundelius said...

wow! the last one is the house of my dreams.
a futuristic house on the roof of a house in NYC:
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Joanna Goddard said...

anonymous, i'll be writing for smitten still, and will probably be writing most of my baby/pregnancy posts here on cup of jo :)

maggie said...

holy pre-fab house, batman!

Pia said...

whoa! those are the cutest things ever!

Prippy Handbook said...

I have always dreamed about how lives in these rooftop houses ~ they are amazing! When I lived in Philadelphia, there was an adobe style rooftop house that I would stare at from my apartment. Great post!

The Lil Bee said...

I can't believe that bottom one even exists...it's so very Jetsons!

BTW: If you thought sharing yesterday's news was fun, just wait until you make the birth announcement. You can't imagine how wonderful it feels when you can finally hold that little babe!

Cathi said...

Wow, what a fabulous place to call home and the views, just priceless!

summer said...

miss joanna, i'm a day late, but i'm here to wish you the happiest of congratulations! hooray! you are one beautiful expectant mom. have a ball planning and dreaming and growing your li'l fam.

ps. can't wait for more baby posts to start rolling in.

DesBisoux said...

that last one is just awesome!

JBeaudetStudios said...

I've never seen anything lilke that! I don't think I could handle the heights but if I could that would be an awesome place to live so high away from all the crowds.

I guess I missed your post where you announced that you were pregnant! Congratulations! That's so exciting! I only had one child and she is the best thing to ever happened to me. I couldn't imagine my life without her. She almost off to college now and I might be following her! I'm so happy for you!

Rachel Dangerfield said...

Oh my gosh! Are these even real? They look like something out of an (amazingly imaginative) children's book!

As a side note, I think I've just added writing a children's book to my (ever growing) to do list.

Thanks for the day-brightener!

Dani-Elle said...

Love the pictures. I am envious of people who live there and live in NYC in general.

Thanks for sharing!

Dani-Elle from
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The Novelista Barista said...

woa those are awesoem!!!

Kwana said...

I'd love one. So cool.

Daniella said...

Oh how I wish I have a little rooftop garden! How fun.

Camilla Salem said...

you always find the most amazing things. how fun would it be to live n a place like that? a little cozy space at the very top of Manhattan. i love it. and i'm sooo excited for you about the pregnancy!

Celia said...

i have to admit, my first thought when seeing those photos was, "but what about earthquakes?!!". but obviously, not everyone lives in california...

i should probably start drinking my coffee before i read blogs in the morning. ;)

Every Little Counts said...

wow, i really need to start making more money. these homes are a dream.

C said...

Wow! Love them all!
I'll Ask Santa for one of them!
;)

merry Xmas !

PS: Congratulations on the wonderful news!!! if you spoil your baby half of what you spoil us he/she 's going to be soooooo lucky!

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Couture Cookie said...

I love rooftop houses! There's one right next to where I live and I never get tired of checking it out, wondering who lives there and whatnot...

TheBeautyFile said...

I adore these!!!! I used to live on 116th and Bdwy in college and I would always go up to the top- the 16th floor to peer out above the rooftops on the Upper West Side....so many gems and Pippi Longstocking-esque homes on roofs!

Erika said...

Those houses are awesome! I would love to tour them - a tour would be all I could afford to do!

Bailey @ peppermintbliss said...

Well now this is just delightful...A nantucket seaside cottage on a rooftop in Manhattan? Yes please!

Katie Ricky said...

I love that you posted about these. It has always been my dream to live in the a rooftop house in the city. I don't care if it may be on top of a 6 flight walk-up, totally worth it.

Caroline said...

I live in a high rise - which I love - but sometimes really wish we had a space for a small garden. This is problem solved times a thousand! I bet they cost a fortune though.

bussbuss said...

wow. this gives new meaning to the word "penthouse."

imagine the parties at these homes - amazing!

Joanna Goddard said...

anonymous, i do give credit here, as always, of course! (i am obsessed with always crediting sources.) see the link smack in the middle of the post, directly to apartment therapy?

Joanna Goddard said...

celia, haha, thank goodness there are no earthquakes in new york! but can you imagine a huge thunderstorm? scary!

DailyDivaDish said...

These are fabulous! I can't even imagine. And btw...I just saw yesterday's post. CONGRATS! I'm so excited for you and Alex.
XO Piper

Katherine Lee said...

i remember walking around the streets of manhattan when i lived there always looking up just in case i stumbled across one of those marvels. thanks for sharing!

xo katherine aka. urban flea :)
http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

You Are My Fave said...

Amazing. I'm wondering how much one of these beauties cost.

mart and lu said...

wow this is so lovely! it would be such a different experience.

Seyma said...

wow!! they are stunning!!

love.xo

Amanda said...

Want.to.have.

Jean said...

These places are amazing. It's not to often I see them from other rooftops (as I am holed up in my Queens abode) but what I wouldn't give to have a home like that...Imagine the views!

ps~ Congratulations on the little one growing in your tummy!!!

Penny Lane said...

I didn't even know this was possible. It's so amazing. Look at the grass yard! Oh, if only I had a million dollars. <3

Shelle said...

this is so crazy! I love it! How do you find this stuff!

xoxo

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Her name was Lola said...

Sensational. P.S. I was out of commission yesterday but I am oh, so happy for you + Alex + your most wonderful news! Have a marvelous holiday in L.A.!

Cheers.

mle jean said...

are those houses real? I have only been to n.y. twice but I have never seen anything like that. They look so whimsical.

martini said...

Funny, but these photos make me sad. I guess living on a rooftop is no worse, and in many ways better, than living in a high-rise apartment building, but something about the visual juxtaposition of cozy little houses that look like they ought to be surrounded by lawns and gardens and waving trees and running creeks being perched up off the earth, in essentially a wasteland of air and concrete, is just really jarring. I like the quirkiness of the whole idea, though, and the houses' footprints are essentially zero, which is good...

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Mandi said...

Those houses are incredible! Like something out of a fantasy.
Also, I just read your post from yesterday. Congratulations!

jenna @sweet fine day said...

I used to live right around the corner from the 3rd photo. I'd look up and wonder about that house every day. Was hoping to see it on the list...and there it is!

destined to design said...

love these! i've always dreamed of having an apartment in new york with a rooftop perfect for hosting dinners. so chic!

Chessa! said...

omg! these are amazing!!! where are they?! so cool.

thepowersthatbeokc said...

We love the first one! We gawk at it when staying at one of our favorite Upper West Side hotels (from its balcony). It's so secluded and open!

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Lauren said...

I've been looking at that house on 13th street for years!!!! I want to know who it is so I can make friends with them!

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