101 East 63rd Street, New York, $28,000,000

Affectionately known as “101,” this residence is one of just three Manhattan houses designed by famed architect Paul Rudolph (former Dean of the Yale School of Architecture).

The slick, dark glass faНade is elegantly understated, creating an ideal haven for those seeking privacy. Upon entering the 7,349 square-foot townhouse, an enchanting world is revealed, showcasing the best of Rudolph’s architectural mastery. Enormous glass windows are hedged against a lush bamboo apiary graced by preening bronze mermaids, evocative of a secret garden. It seems inconceivable that a room with 32-foot ceilings could feel cozy, but the main living room achieves that effect. There are two other living rooms, and four bedrooms including a double-height master suite with a modern dressing room. The fourth floor is a fabulous guest suite with a bedroom, living room, kitchen, bar and a 1,600 square-foot terrace. The beautiful clean lines and the combination of drama and intimacy make this townhouse unique in the architecture of Manhattan.