Sold: An East Village Penthouse with Two Rooftop Cottages

A $4.44 million penthouse in the East Village, now in contract, boasts not one but two quaint cottages on its rooftop.

If your dream home is a clapboard country cottage bordered by flowering shrubs, you just missed your chance at snagging a taste of the sweet life in the heart of the East Village. Now in contract, the $4.44 million penthouse at 203 East 13th Street features two dollhouse-like clapboard cottages built onto its roof, with 800 square feet of terrace between them and an outdoor wood-burning fireplace. The 2,000-square-foot, three-bedroom duplex also has 12-foot ceilings, exposed-brick walls, and handpainted Victorian-era aluminum balusters on the staircase leading up to the master bedroom and solarium. Ah, the thought of relaxing with a cup of coffee on the glorious terrace, watching a hummingbird alight on a delicate branch—or is that a pigeon?

A version of this article appeared in the September 2015 issue of New York Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Deeds & Don'ts: Movers and Shakers.