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Love it Or Hate it? Living Room Pool

I can only imagine what New York Real Estate is like… as far as what I do know, it’s an entirely different world in comparison to selling San Diego. I don’t know the stats off-hand, but our Downtown is a tiny fractional size of what their “City” or “Downtown” is. Hence, one of the many reasons the sky rocket prices vs. SD’s current capability for example of being able to buy a 92101 zip Studio under $150k. Not to mention yes there are 92101 properties up to $5mil right now, but the point being, New York’s high rises are incomparable.

This amazing $10,995,000 priced Manhattan townhouse just made Wall Street Journals’ “House of the Day”, and it’s definitely share-worthy as it’s not often you come across a swimming pool in a living room.

The pool level has a brick wall and is surrounded by granite flooring and living room furnishings. Ms. McMurray Van-Zeller said the artwork, antiques, medieval weaponry and plantings in the adjoining atrium give the space a 'cave-like, medieval, Moroccan look.' Photo: Rayon Richards for The Wall Street Journal, Source: WSJ.com

"Ms. McMurray Van-Zeller often has breakfast in the garden and then takes a morning swim. Her turtles and five-pound Yorkshire terrier sometimes go for a dip too. "You feel like you're on a permanent holiday,' she said." Source: WSJ.com

Not only does this one of a kind townhouse have a pool in the living room that was “grand fathered in”, the whole property is actually a triplex with 2 apartments taking up the top floors.

"The townhouse is split into a triplex with two apartments on the top floors that rent for $4,000 and $5,000, respectively. There are also five fireplaces, including one in each of the rental apartments. The top-floor apartment is shown here. Photo: CORE" Source WSJ.com

An amazing property, but for fun I can’t decide if I love it or hate it. Love the income producing apartments, but unless I was an avid swimmer I don’t think an indoor pool, let alone a living room pool is my style.  I’m sure in the city there isn’t much outdoor space, so this is no doubt a great use of bringing in “outdoor living”, just extremely different having a pool next to your couch & TV :).

See More Photos  & Info at WSJ.com

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