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The Open House Scorecard: Work from home edition

By Sara Alessi  | April 30, 2012 - 11:56AM

If you’re the type that likes to roll out of bed in the morning and into your office, you're in good company apparently. This week, the Open House Scorecard--the 10  open houses saved most to the calendars of users--features a number of Manhattan and Brooklyn apartments with home-office space.

A $1.35 million three-bedroom co-op on West End Avenue is an ideal space to “live/work” with its in-home office, loft-like dining area and custom closets. Located between 82nd and 83rd streets, the UWS unit has a sound system, washer-dryer, live-in super and full-time doorman. But the doorman is closer to your home than you might expect--this first floor apartment has lobby and street access. 

Over in Greenwich Village--on the corner of East 10th Street and University Place--a recently gut renovated $1.75m two-bedroom co-op offers a separate office area. The oversized eat-in kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances and plenty of storage. Details include acres of exposed brick and an in-unit washer-dryer.

If you prefer to work and sleep in Brooklyn, you also have options. The first, a two-bedroom condo in Williamsburg on Roebling Street--situated between North 7th and 8th Street--is going for $750k. The duplex penthouse is a walk-up with a video intercom system and has not only a home office, but also an upper mezzanine making it possible for the space to be converted into a three-bedroom home. It also features two balconies, an oddly claustrophobic private roof terrace, washer-dryer and central air. There are low common charges ($324) and a 421A tax abatement in place.

Park Slope offers another alternative: a $699k two-bedroom plus-home-office co-op in an elevator building. The home, on the corner of Garfield Place and 7th Avenue, has a dozen south-facing windows, 10-foot ceilings, built-ins, and new laundry facilities in the building. Downsides: Just one bathroom and no in-unit washer-dryer in this otherwise family-perfect unit.

The rest of the Scorecard is linked below, and whether or not a home office is a must, tap BrickUnderground’s free Agent Referral Servicefor help finding the right agent and home for you.

  1. 49 West 72nd Street—2-bed co-op, $949.5k
  2. 35 West 82nd Street—2-bed co-op, $1.395m
  3. 622 Greenwich Street—3-bed co-op $2.35m
  4. 210 East 17th Street—1-bed co-op, $495k
  5. 515 West End Avenue—2-bed co-op, $995k
  6. 470 West End Avenue—3-bed co-op, $1.35m
  7. 78 Roebling Street—2-bed condo, $750k
  8. 195 Garfield Place—3-bed co-op, $699k
  9. 23 East 10th Street—2-bed co-op, $1.75m
  10. 77 East 12th Street—1-bed co-op, $699k 

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