The Glass Farmhouse (448 West 37th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) was a commercial building built in 1914 and converted in 1981 to a mixed-use condominium. Floors 7 through penthouse are zoned for residential/professional use, giving live-work flexibility for buyers of #11C, an 1,882-square-foot mostly-open unit.
The apartment, which has one bathroom and can be configured into a two bedroom, was just reduced from $1,500,000 to $1,380,000. Total common charges and taxes are a very low (for the space) $2,234. The bathroom and kitchen have been renovated, and the kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances.
Two stories below, 9C sold for $1,875,000 in September 2005, though the condition of that unit at the time of sale is unclear. The building has a part-time doorman, super and roof deck. Pets are allowed. The downside: The building has difficult access to most subway lines. But if the A, C or E will take you to work, this could be an interesting option.
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