Check Out These Private Townhouses Within a Larger Condo Building

While owning a townhouse might a dream to some, this type of property comes with its own set of issues. Whether it's having to be around for packages or general upkept and maintenance, especially for those with historic homes.

One solution that lets you have the best of both worlds: private townhouses within a larger condo building. These specialized residences grant their owners all the privacy and benefits of owning a townhouse (with exclusive, private entrances), plus the added bonus of having a doorman and building staff, and of course a full amenities package. Check out a few luxurious examples below:

NYC Condos Beach Street

11 Beach Street in Tribeca offers three townhouse residences, each spanning three floors with a private entrance and a private elevator between floors. The most spectacular feature of these residences is most certainly their spa levels; each home comes with a personal 50-foot subterranean pools, saunas and steam showers.

These spas were all designed by acclaimed Danish architect and designer Thomas Juul-Hansen (who also designed all the interiors for One57, and has done restaurants for Jean-Georges Vongerichten and private homes for clients like music executive Damon Dash and telecom mogul Michael Hirtenstein). Juul-Hansen designed the pools to be illuminated from above with faux skylights in the ceiling, and finished them in floor-to-ceiling imported stone.

West End Avenue View

Nestled in the heart of the Upper West Side, 555 West End Avenue offers 13 breathtaking, one-of-a-kind residences with unmatched architectural magnificence from the building's origin as a prestigious private school. The unique homes are spacious, warm, and inviting, with grand entry foyers, expansive kitchens, 12-foot ceilings, and original arched windows offering abundant natural light. The development is home to two expansive triplex Townhouse residences that feature the gracious layouts and traditional details of a classic Manhattan townhouse, the comfort and security of a full-service apartment, and the dramatic volume and soaring ceilings of a downtown loft.

20 East End Avenue

At 20 East End Avenue in the Upper East Side, there are two duplex townhomes with custom interiors by Robert A.M. Stern Architects that were thoughtfully designed to allow residents to enjoy the comfort and privacy of a stand-alone residence with the convenience and wealth of amenities afforded by a fine condominium.

Each townhome features a gracious living room and separate formal dining room – perfect for entertaining. A grand sculptural staircase leads to the bedrooms above. Each townhome has private elevators as well as landscaped gardens.