Have you spent much of your life torn between dreams of living an idyllic existence in the countryside and thriving in the heart of a vibrant metropolis?
Are you forever yearning for the simple pleasures of a homey little cottage, yet drawn to the pulse that can only be found walking down busy city streets, surrounded by cars and people?
From the streets below, you would never know there was such a unique home on the roof of this apartment building. Photo: George Steinmetz
New York City residents David Puchkoff and Eileen Stukane decided they didn’t want to have to choose, and combined both ends of the residential spectrum in a way that leaves us all very, very jealous.
The couple built a beautiful cottage on the rooftop of a West Village apartment building on Greenwich Street, and from the sidewalk below you would never know such a hidden gem existed.
Puchkoff and Stukane’s cabin is straight out of the countryside. Photo: George Steinmetz
Complete with a porch, a lawn and flower beds, this NYC cottage, six floors above street level, is straight out of a fairytale, and it is what Puchkoff and Stukane have the good fortune of coming home to every evening.
The aerial images captured by George Steinmetz are a rare insight into an NYC treasure very few are aware of.
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If you’re familiar with Aesop’s fable “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse,” we are sure you’ll appreciate how this couple found a very unique way for the two to live together in harmony.
“The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse” by Aesop, seems a fitting comparison to this idyllic NYC rooftop cottage. Photo: “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse” illustrated by Arthur Rackham, via Wikipedia
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