The Real.Est List
The Open House Scorecard: Antebellum NYC, and other prewar apartments
If you like prewar, pay extra special attention to this Open House Scorecard -- the 10 apartments StreetEasy users saved to their open-house calendars more often than any others this weekend -- because it showcases prewar apartments, including a pre-Civil War era multi-family home.
A $1.189m five-bedroom pre-Civil War multi-family house on Vanderbilt and Park Avenues in Fort Greene is one of the oldest houses in the Ft. Greene/Clinton Hill historic district of Wallabout. The home was constructed in 1842 and has a front porch and the original wood threshold. The front and back parlors each have a fireplace, one with a marble mantle. The kitchen is modern, but the attic needs work, as it hasn’t been touched for decades. The mechanicals are up-to-date, and there’s a garden in the backyard. The legal two-family house was featured in the 2011 House Tour.
On East 86th between Park and Madison Avenues in Carnegie Hill is a $1.875m three-bedroom, three bath co-op in a building that was built circa 1900. The building is zoned for the desirable PS 6 elementary school and is near good private schools as well. The move-in ready prewar unit has high ceilings and newly installed oak floors throughout, as well as through-wall a/c. The duplex is a block and a half from Central Park and in-unit W/Ds are allowed. Judging from the gated windows, the lower part of the duplex appears to be on the ground floor. Maintenance of $3,027/mo is highish, perhaps due to the fact that at 47 units, the building is on the smaller side for sharing the cost of a doorman.
On the Upper West Side, a two-bedroom, 1.5 bath co-op on the market for $1.149m has plenty of prewar details, including high, beamed ceilings and original oak floors. The apartment -- located on West 79th between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues -- offers open city views and through-wall a/c. There's also a live-in super and part-time doorman.
On the same block is another two-bedroom prewar co-op. This second-floor unit has two bathrooms and is going for $1.295m and features a private terrace, central air and a professional cook’s kitchen. Maintenance of $1,605 includes utilities, but the apartment needs an aesthetic makeover.
For more prewar (or postwar) apartments in the city, check out the rest of the Scorecard below.
- 16 West 16th Street—2-bed co-op, $1.049m
- 330 Bergen Street—3-bed condo, $825k
- 60 West 68th Street—2-bed co-op, $975k
- 171 West 79th Street—2-bed co-op, $1.149m
- 71 Vanderbilt Avenue—5-bed multi-family, $1.189m
- 61 East 86th Street—3-bed co-op, $1.875m
- 2166 Broadway—2-bed co-op, $985k
- 127 West 79th Street—2-bed co-op, $1.295m
- 3 Sheridan Square—2-bed co-op, $1.149m
- 82 Willow Street—2-bed condo, $640k