The Market

StreetEasy’s Most Wanted: 3 apartments you don’t have to renovate, plus 1 you do

By Sara Alessi | June 15, 2012 - 8:25AM 

A move-in ready apartment certainly has its perks, and this week, StreetEasy’s Most Wanted--the 10 sales listings saved more often than any others by StreetEasy.com users--highlights a selection of renovated units and, for you DIY types--one that still needs some touching up.

A new-to-market two-bedroom condo on the corner of East 40th Street and Second Avenue is newly renovated and going for $899k. The updated kitchen has a breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances and brand new cherry wood cabinets. Plus, there’s a balcony with city views -- and the full service building's got a health club and swimming pool.

Down in Gramercy, in a landmark building on East 15th between Fourth Avenue and Irving Place, a one-bedroom co-op for $545k features a renovated, windowed bathroom (pictured) with an antique claw foot tub. The apartment also has an eat-in kitchen with pantry built-ins and three exposures with semicircular windows. Every major subway line is close by, as is Union Square Park. Note: a cyber doorman takes the place of a live one.

The two bathrooms in a $1.749m two-bedroom co-op on the corner of LaGuardia Place and Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village have both been gut renovated. They're complete with top-of-the-line fixtures, radiant floor heating and a spa-like shower in the master bath. Ten windows with eastern and southern exposures offer views of treetops and the downtown skyline. There's an in-unit W/D and the apartment can be converted into a three-bedroom (if you're willing to do some work and add a wall, that is). 

If you're up for doing some renovating of your own, consider a top floor, south facing one-bedroom condo in a prewar elevator Deco building on West 19th between Seventh and Eighth Avenues on the market for $675k. The barebones kitchen and the bathroom need updating. Low carrying charges at $411 and a live-in super who takes packages day and night add to the perks.

Browse the rest of the Most Wanted below to see what NYC apartment-shoppers are drooling over. 

  1. 210 West 19th Street—1-bed condo, $675k
  2. 720 Sackett Street—4-bed multi-family, $1.175m
  3. 520 LaGuardia Place—2-bed co-op, $1.749m
  4. 110 West 90th Street—2-bed condo, $999k
  5. 105 East 15th Street—1-bed co-op, $545k
  6. 528 West 111th Street—3-bed co-op, $1.15m
  7. 487 3rd Street—2-bed co-op, $739k
  8. 250 East 40th Street—2-bed condo, $899k
  9. 5 Riverside Drive—2-bed co-op, $1.395m
  10. 353 3rd Street—3-bed condo, $1.199m

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