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The Open House Scorecard: You might sacrifice a doorman for the privacy of these apts
Who doesn’t crave a bit of privacy, especially in the middle of NYC?
Apparently, apartment hunters searching StreetEasy.com this weekend had privacy on their minds, because this week’s Open House Scorecard -- the 10 open-houses folks perusing the real estate site saved to their calendars more than any others -- puts a spotlight on units with space to retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.
If you’ve got a green thumb (or hope to develop one) you might consider a $1.275m three-bedroom, three-bath condo on Lincoln Place between Seventh and Sixth Avenues in Park Slope (pictured). The walk-up (with a video intercom entry system) features a private garden, and can be converted into a four-bedroom. The duplex has zoned central heating and cooling and a full-size Bosch washer and dryer.
A $849k two-bedroom condo on East 10th Street between Avenue B and Avenue C has its own private entrance, as well as a north-facing balcony. You can also do your laundry in solitude with your own in-unit washer-dryer. The East Village walk-up duplex has low common charges and real estate taxes ($496 and $218, respectively).
You can get a breath of fresh air on your private balcony with open, southern city views in a two-bedroom condop on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 24th Street for $825k in the Flatiron district. Though not private, the full-service elevator building also offers a fitness center with a swimming pool and sauna, as well as a finished roof deck. Pied-a-terres, parents purchasing for children, gifting and guarantors are allowed. There are few restrictions on sublets, but dogs are only allowed with board approval.
On the UWS, a $995k two-bedroom duplex condo on the corner of 85th and Columbus Avenue features a private roof deck with a south-facing planting terrace. The price of this spiral-staircased duplex, which is steps from Central Park and has 11’ ceilings, was recently reduced.
In Williamsburg on the corner of Manhattan Avenue and Scholes Street is a $479k two-bedroom walk-up duplex condo with a 400-square-foot private roof terrace and a narrow balcony. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances with white granite countertops.
Check out the rest of the Scorecard below.
- 50 Lexington Avenue—2-bed condop, $825k
- 383 East 10th Street—2-bed condo, $849k
- 338 Prospect Place—2-bed condo, $495k
- 159 Manhattan Avenue—2-bed condo, $479k
- 201 East 21st Street—1-bed co-op, $450k
- 35 Underhill Avenue—3-bed condo, $879k
- 205 Third Avenue—studio co-op, $339k
- 153 Lincoln Place—3-bed condo, $1.275m
- 76 West 85th Street—2-bed condo, $995k
- 20 West 72nd Street—2-bed co-op, $1.165m