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Novelty Real Estate: Famous Streets Graced By Fascinating Homes

Some American streets hold international recognition, and these 5 entries do just that. Learn more about novelty real estate from Movoto.


Stephanie Huskey is the resident real estate blogger for Movoto.

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Here in America, there are some ritzy streets that hold not just national recognition, but international recognition as well. And on these streets are some of the coolest, upscale homes you can find anywhere, decked out with top-of-the-line amenities; the finest shopping, eating, and entertainment venues; breath-taking views; and more.

These are the homes we’re discussing today. Here now are our 5 entries on this novelty real estate article, listed out from least to most expensive. Let’s get started!

Newbury Street 3BR condo


Name: The DuBarry

Property: Three-bedroom condo

Famous Street: Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 4.5

Square Footage: 2,114

Price: $2 million

Notable Information: In Boston’s high-class Back Bay neighborhood, this 123-year-old restored brownstone includes hardwood floors, 1 fireplace, 1 deeded parking space, and views of the Old South Church and John Hancock building.

Michigan Avenue 3BR condo


Name: Park Tower

Property: Three-bedroom condo

Famous Street: Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3.5

Square Footage: 5,239

Price: $5.8 million

Notable Information: Located on Park Tower’s 26th floor, in the heart of the “Magnificent Mile,” this condo features amenities like a private terrace, 2 deeded parking spaces, 2 fireplaces, top-of-the-line finishes, and a granite and marble chef’s kitchen.

Michigan Avenue 6BR condo


Name: Park Tower

Property: Six-bedroom condo

Famous Street: Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 5.5

Square Footage: 6,240

Price: $6.3 million

Notable Information: Situated in the heart of the “Magnificent Mile,” this condo makes up most of the 51st floor and includes features such as 2 deeded parking spaces; 30-foot great room; 2 terraces; 2 fireplaces; a chef’s kitchen; and access to the pool, spa, and other amenities belonging to the Hyatt hotel on the Tower’s lower levels.

Star Island Drive Villa Stella Miami Beach FL


Name: Villa Stella

Property: Four-bedroom single family home

Famous Street: Star Island Drive, Miami Beach, FL

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 8.5

Square Footage: 10,160

Price: $19.99 million

Notable Information: Located on the only street on Star Island in Biscayne Bay and only reachable by a single bridge, this homes features Moorish styling; enclosed rooftop observatory; chef’s kitchen; separate staff quarters; and a full acre of land that includes “lush gardens, a salt-water pool, 100 feet of ocean frontage and a private dock”.

Central Park West-Broadway 4BR condo


Name: Time Warner Center

Property: Four-bedroom condo

Famous Street: Central Park West/Broadway, New York City, NY

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 6.5

Square Footage: 4,000

Price: $60 million

Notable Information: Situated on the 75th floor, this condo is near “Central Park, Lincoln Center and other Manhattan landmarks”. It includes 14-foot ceilings, 2 kitchens, motorized window treatments, library, stereo system throughout the entire home, media room, and 40-foot great room with views of Central Park; plus, you can visit the shopping mall, hotel, several restaurants, and other locations also inside the Time Warner Center.


Stephanie Huskey is the resident real estate blogger for Movoto and can’t afford any of these places, but if she could, she’d probably choose that condo in New York. Interested in getting her advice on your blog? She’s currently seeking guest blogging opportunities so she can share her knowledge with new communities! You can find her over here at


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posted on: December 13, 2011
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