WEFOUNDWashington Square (Modern Library Classics)

Washington Square sits at the southwest corner of the Most Historic Square Mile in America and is itself filled with history: originally used as a potter’s field, it’s filled with the bones of scores of soldiers who fought in Revolutionary War skirmishes, a fact that led the city to erect a Tomb of the Unkown Soldier of the American Revolution in it in the mid-1950s.

This spectacular full-floor condo overlooks that tomb from a building where a little history took place in 1948 as well. Aside from all this, however, it leaves the past far behind.

You’ll notice that the moment you step off the private keyed elevator that takes you to the unit. To your right is a dining room defined by a floor-to-ceiling wood-faced divider that also provides storage space. (The living room with its gas fireplace lies on the other side of this divider.) To your left is the stylish kitchen, whose polished black granite countertops reflect the Arclinea cabinetry like a mirror. With two Miele ovens and a Gaggenau gas cooktop, you’ll be serving masterpieces to your guests from a work of art.