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With its weathered shingles, bucolic cupola, and inviting wrap around terrace, it's hard to resist the charm of a Nantucket-style cottage. But what happens when you move that signature beach house style away from the shore and into the city? You get 72 East 1st St., one of the most unique property's for sale in Manhattan. And it's not just New Yorkers who think so. The $3.5 million penthouse duplex with a Nantucket cottage perched atop it has been capturing the attention of people all over the country. "It's a unique offering," Nick Gavin, the compass agent who is representing the listing along with Josh Doyle, told POPSUGAR. "You don't ever see that in New York City. It's something you see in the Hamptons or Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket."

The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath property has "a lot of amazing features," Nick said, including 22 windows with open city views of Lower Manhattan and two wood-burning fireplaces. As for how the cottage came to be, he said there's no dramatic tale; the owners just wanted to make their addition different from most. "That was just the style they wanted. It's unique, not something that other people build." Adding to the cottage's allure...


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