The Market

StreetEasy’s Most Wanted: Pads that can be personalized

By Sara Alessi  | April 6, 2012 - 9:18AM

It’s nice to have options, and this week, within the 10 apartments that made StreetEasy’s Most Wanted list— meaning would-be buyers on saved these listings more often than any others — there are several that boast customizable layouts, with flexible floor plans.

A three-bedroom $1.625 million co-op on West 24th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, has an open floor plan that allows for some reconfiguring. But if you need some structure to get you started, there are defined spaces for a foyer, living room, family room, dining room and kitchen. The two full bathrooms have been renovated, and if the 2,050-square-foot loft isn’t enough space, the building offers a communal, landscaped roof garden with views of the Empire State building. Note: there’s a keyed elevator, but no doorman, and the apartment seems a bit view-challenged.

On the Upper West Side on West 79th between Columbus and Amsterdam, a two-bedroom co-op for $1.525 million can be converted into a three-bedroom (the windowed room is currently being used as a home office). The windowed, eat-in kitchen has been fully renovated with custom white cabinets, stone countertops and stainless steel appliances, and there are new sinks, vanities and fixtures in the bathroom. Other perks include a landscaped common roof deck and a common backyard garden.

Seven blocks up, a $1.95 million three-bedroom co-op on West 86th Street can be transformed into a two-bedroom, formal dining room, living room plus den, eat-in kitchen, and office, with “many more options.”  The renovated prewar space offers southern exposures, and if you’ve got a hankering to fix your own cocktails, make note of the wet bar, complete with an extra fridge and an ice maker.

For more convertible — as well as more standard — apartments, take a peek at the rest of the Most Wanted list below. And if you want help sorting through your options, enlist BrickUnderground’s free Agent Referral Service.

  1. 219 West 80th Street—3-bed condo, $799k
  2. 40 West 24th Street—3-bed co-op, $1.625m
  3. 150 West 79th Street—2-bed co-op, $1.525m
  4. 210 West 19th Street—1-bed condo, $689k
  5. 176 5th Avenue—1-bed co-op, $348k
  6. 586 5th Street—3-bed condo, $1.175m
  7. 12 West 18th Street—2-bed condo, $2.05m
  8. 203 West 87th Street—2-bed co-op, $589k
  9. 780 West End Avenue—3-bed condo, $1.295m
  10. 107 West 86th Street—3-bed co-op, $1.95m

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