Earthbound notions of real estate become suddenly quaint when faced with the "private island in the sky" at One Jackson Square, hovering securely in the heart of downtown.
The 6,000-square-foot duplex penthouse has got glass—288 linear feet of it. With panoramic city views and a high-ceilinged observatory, you'll be constantly reminded of your triply hip surroundings. Located not in Chelsea, Greenwich Village or the Meatpacking District but instead in all three at once, this condo allows you to survey basically all of downtown gentrification.
If 360 degrees of concrete and steel leave you longing for more natural environs, take comfort in the fact that this $21.75 million urban island is LEED certified, so you'll be doing your part to save the planet. Your conscience, as you stroll across the 1,690-square-foot rooftop terrace, will be as light as your wallet.
That terrace, by the way, boasts "the ultimate New York outdoor experience," according to the Corcoran listing. The 98-square-foot pool on the West Terrace is just a short jog and a climb up some stairs from the South Terrace's outdoor kitchen. Don't forget, though, to wait at least an hour before you swim. — William Alden
Earthbound notions of real estate become suddenly quaint when faced with the “private island in the sky” at One Jackson Square.