It’s rewarding to stumble upon a memorable home

Properties that impress are few and far between, and a high price hardly guarantees that an apartment or townhouse will stand out.

There is a penthouse on the market that I haven’t seen yet as I make the rounds of open houses to stay up to date and to write “Out and About” in my biweekly newsletter.  But I sure have heard about the unit because of its location atop a pre-war condominium.  With three bedrooms and, yes, an enclosed swimming pool, the 3,800-square foot apartment is listed at $9.5 million.  The photos are arresting, and I suppose the property would impress me in person, but more as a symbol of excess than of value.

Certainly, a townhouse that I happened to see the other day made a strong impression.  Continue reading