Looking to explore new cities and freshen up your living space? Remote work is here to stay, and the rental market is full of luxury studios and apartments built to cater to your every need—and they’re doing it in serious style.
We took a look at some design-forward luxury rentals offering everything you need to work and play, from day to night. From NYC to Fort Lauderdale, D.C. to Atlanta, these five luxury rental residences will keep you wrapped in chic, state-of-the-art comfort up and down the east coast.
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NYC - The Smile
158 East 126th St., Harlem / Website
Looking to live hip in Harlem? This youth-centric rental space offers loft-style homes with a funky twist. Designed by Danish architecture firm BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, The Smile gets its name from its rounded facade. The building is actually shaped like a slight smile, but the apartments inside don’t lose any space. Each apartment offers oversized closets, an in-unit washer and dryer, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Renters can also make use of The Smile’s spa, rooftop pool, shared workspace lounge, dance studio, state-of-the-art fitness center and more. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment pictured here is currently available for $4,650 a month. Visit The Smile online to learn more.
Jersey City - The Beach
180 River Dr. / Website
Waterfront living with all the urban amenities—that’s what you’ll get at The Beach’s “floating” apartments. Situated on the banks of the Hudson River, the luxury rentals include oversized windows for breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline, giving you the impression that you’re hanging in the sky. Developed by the LeFrak Organization with interiors designed by New-York based K&Co., units are chic and modern, ranging from studios to four-bedroom homes. The Beach has everything one needs to work and play, from a coworking lounge to private outdoor spaces, a pool and roof deck, fitness center, activity room and more. View an active listing and learn more at BeachJC.com.
Washington, D.C. - Whyle
900 W Street N.W. / Website
Looking for a stylish long-term stay in the country’s capital? The Whyle offers fully-furnished, industrial-chic living for 30-days or more. Situated in the Shaw neighborhood and designed by Morris Adjmi, famous for his work in NYC’s Meatpacking District, the Whyle is bold with an aluminum facade and factory-style windows, the latter of which provide guests with all the natural light one could ask for. Each of the Whyle’s 95 one- and two-bedroom apartments features fun pops of color with clean interior design, as well as living plants (watered by the staff), handpicked art and more. Fresh and functional, the wifi and cable comes included in the rent, while the building offers a rooftop pool, fitness center, yoga studio, weekly housekeeping and other amenities. Units start at $139 a night for at least 30 nights. Learn more via the Whyle’s website.
Atlanta - Icon Buckhead
3372 Peachtree Rd N.E. / Website
Step into the lap of luxury as seen on TV at this crown jewel in the “Beverly Hills of the South.” Icon Buckhead was designed by HGTV Design Wars star Michael Habachy who took inspiration from the world of fashion, mixing dark and dramatic tones with pops of gold and bronze to create a chic and sultry mood. Habachy won the Southeast Designer of the Year award in 2019, and you can brag about that when inviting guests into your one- to three-bedroom apartment or walking through the building’s museum-quality art collection. Units start at $3,688, and the renters can enjoy the pool deck and rooftop terrace, a rooftop bar and lounge, on-site work spaces and a fenced-in dog park.
Fort Lauderdale - Regatta at New River
416 SW 1st Ave. / Website
South Florida is a colorful place to live, and that tropical aesthetic comes through in Regatta at New River’s art-deco design and resort-style amenities. The bright, white high rise is situated right on the riverbank, and you can soak up the sun and breeze on the palm-lined pool deck, outdoor bar or public grilling area. That clean and airy atmosphere extends to the units, decked out in white and tan accents, ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments that start at $2,037 a month. See the floorplans and learn more about this urban oasis at the Regatta at New River website.