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The Open House Scorecard: Penthouse livin’ with top-notch finishes

By Sara Alessi  | May 14, 2012 - 10:04AM

Want to live in a NYC penthouse? You’re apparently not alone.

This week’s Open House Scorecard--the top 10 apartments StreetEasy users saved to their open house planners more often than any others this past weekend--contains more than the usual share of penthouses with top-o’-the-line finishes in the kitchens and bathrooms.

The penthouse in a full-service building in the Flatiron District -- on West 16th between Fifth and Sixth Aves -- boasts a renovated two-bedroom co-op for $2m. The chef’s kitchen has a stainless SubZero fridge and wine cooler, Miele dishwasher, and Viking gas range with an integrated Miele ventilation hood. The bathrooms also have high-end finishes, including Zuma soaking tubs. A terrace runs the length of the apartment, and maintenance is (relatively) low at $1,743.But even $2m won't get you a washer-dryer here.

A penthouse apartment on a semi-private floor is available on Hicks Street in Cobble Hill, between Warren and Congress Streets. The $799k two-bedroom condo's gourmet kitchen has Wolf, Bosch and GE Monogram stainless steel appliances, plus granite countertops. Views are of lower Manhattan and the harbor, and the monthlies are low (J-51 tax abatement through July 2016, common charges $685). The lack of a doorman may have something to do with those low costs.

Not dead-set on penthouses, but still craving top-notch finishes? Consider another two-bedroom condo in the same building on Hicks Street (this one for $1.25m). The duplex features a windowed chef’s kitchen with Viking, Bosch and Miele stainless steel appliances and space for a home office. 

Click through the rest of the Scorecard below. And whether you’re looking to live on the top shelf or not, let BrickUnderground’s free Agent Referral Service match you with an expert to help you find the right home.

  1. 16 West 16th Street—2-bed co-op, $2m
  2. 401 Hicks Street—2-bed condo, $799k
  3. 291 Hoyt Street—3-bed multi-family, $1.495m
  4. 260 West End Avenue—2-bed co-op, $1.35m
  5. 911 Union Street—2-bed co-op, $775k
  6. 115 Eastern Parkway—2-bed co-op, $679k
  7. 61 Jane Street—1-bed co-op, $1.15m
  8. 710 West End Avenue—2-bed co-op, $1.125m
  9. 10 South Oxford Street—1-bed condo, $579k
  10. 401 Hicks Street—2-bed condo, $1.25m



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