The craving for outdoor spaces and expansive views of nature continues to be a priority for homebuyers. The luxury condos are a marvel on their own, but the picturesque rooftops are surely the buildings’ crown jewel. From floor-to-ceiling windows that allow sunset views from the comfort of your living room, to rooftops and balconies where friends and family gather to watch the leaves change color, the seamless blending of beautiful design and architecture with extensive views is what adds to the excitement of the fall season.
Picturesque rooftops below represent exactly where you want to gather to kiss summer goodbye or kick off an epic weekend.
The Four Seasons Private Residences New Orleans
The Four Seasons New Orleans is the city’s first hotel-serviced residential building, the first luxury high-rise condominium, and the first to offer views, amenities and services of this scale and magnitude. Beginning 211 feet above ground level on the 19th floor, the property houses 81 condominium residences ranging from one-to-three bedrooms and a select collection of penthouses on the building’s crowning floors, allowing residents to enjoy unprecedented panoramic views from the highest residential elevations in the city.
Residents have access to 22,500 square feet of private amenities where they can watch the seasons change, including the entire landmarked 29th floor, which has an elegant bar and lounge overlooking the Mississippi River. Other vantage points can be found in the newly built amenities wing, which features the outdoor 75-foot pool and hot tub. This stunning open-air pool deck has tons of seating options including rentable poolside cabanas where residents can lounge and experience five-star-level services while taking in the sweeping Mississippi River views. The pool is adjacent to Chemin à la Mer, the restaurant by adored and famed chef Donald Link. Owners can also enjoy the Four Seasons lobby bar and restaurant, which overlooks 7,500 square feet of private gardens. Topping off the building’s transformation, The Four Seasons has reimagined the old notorious rotating rooftop nightclub at the building, previously dubbed the Plimsoll Club, as a city-focused museum and observation deck named VUE Orleans. It’s the only destination in NOLA with 360-degree views.
40 West 12th Atlanta
As part of 1105 West Peachtree’s $530 million tri-tower, mixed-use development, 40 West 12th is a 64-residence luxury condo tower located along 12th Street in Midtown Atlanta. Each residence features elevated ceilings, reaching from 12 to 14 feet tall, floor-to-ceiling windows that deliver sweeping views of Midtown, dual-sided fireplaces opening to expansive balconies and well-appointed kitchens and bathrooms. Developers Selig Development alongside joint ventures with The Rockefeller Group, and design firm Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio (RJTR), prioritized the residential tower’s amenities by creating experiences that mimic those of a five-star resort.
Among the many amenities at the property, the 1-acre Sky Terrace acts as a small park between buildings. Surrounded by trees and open greenery for lounging, the Sky Terrace offers an amazing spot for residents to get some sun while looking out over the city. Whether residents enjoy watching the sunset from the Sky Terrace, or admiring the fall foliage right out their living room balcony, 40 West 12th offers the perfect locations to watch the seasons change over the Atlanta city skyline.
96+Broadway (250 West 96th Street)
Perfectly located between Riverside Park and Central Park, 96+Broadway luxury condominium building is developed by private real estate development and investment firm, JVP Management, and designed by NYC-based Danish designer Thomas Juul-Hansen. It boasts chic sophistication and timeless design, combined with a suite of premium amenities designed for modern living. The 23-story building features a diverse mix of 131 skillfully-crafted residences ranging from one- to five-bedroom layouts.
Amongst its impressive indoor and outdoor amenities package – which includes a 75-foot saltwater pool, a spa, pilates room, and regulation squash court – 96+Broadway offers one of the most picturesque rooftops in the city. The elegantly landscaped rooftop terrace boasts stunning views of the New York skyline and the Hudson River. Atop the expansive terrace, residents can enjoy a truly unique offering: an exclusive outdoor cinema that presents ample opportunities for entertaining along with cozy lounge seating and an outdoor kitchen with multiple adjacent dining areas. It’s here where residents can enjoy views of Riverside Park’s bountiful greenery as the seasons change.
547 West 47th Street, The West Residence Club
Situated in the heart of Manhattan’s west side, on 11th Avenue between 47th and 48th Streets, The West Residence Club at 547 West 47th Street is a transformative, move-in-ready luxury condominium. It features 219 studio to two-bedroom residences (with turnkey home packages available) as well as more than 30,000 square feet of curated amenities. In their first NYC residential project, the critically acclaimed Dutch-based innovators Concrete designed the building inside and out to maximize light, outdoor space and views.
At the crown of the building, residents can admire sweeping views of the Hudson River and Midtown skyline from the expansive rooftop level’s swimming pool, multiple outdoor kitchens, dining and lounge areas, as well as more intimate spaces like the private cabanas. There is the double-height, state-of-the-art fitness center curated by The Wright Fit with an outdoor fitness terrace that opens directly off the gym. Just beyond the double-height lobby lounge is The Glasshouse, a freestanding glass-enclosed library with a fireplace, living room and co-working table. The solarium-like space’s location at the center of the building overlooking a serene interior courtyard garden allows natural light to pour in and creates a bright, airy and energetic environment that makes residents feel as if they’re outdoors.
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