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The Open House Scorecard: Convertibles aren’t just for cars anymore

By Sara Alessi  | June 25, 2012 - 2:24PM

Who doesn’t love flexibility, especially when it comes to your living space?

Convertible apartments are all the rage in this week’s Open House Scorecard -- the 10 apartments StreetEasy.comusers saved to their open house planners this weekend.

On Central Park West between 96th and  97th, a $859k two-bedroom co-op is convertible to a three-bedroom, and the kitchen and bathroom have been renovated. New casement-style windows in the living room, dining room and master bedroom offer treetop views and side park views. The full-service building has a community garden, playroom, meeting room and fairly low maintenance ($1,400) on the unit.

Also on the UWS, on West 93rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue, is a convertible two-bedroom co-op for $1.165m. It can become a three-bedroom plus office or dining area. The master suite faces west and is connected to a dressing area. Maintenance is relatively low at $1,707, and an in-unit W/D is allowed. The catch? The kitchen and bathrooms need renovation, and there’s an additional monthly assessment of $188.26 until December 31, 2012.

About 14 blocks down on  79th between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues, a $1.525m three-bedroom co-op can become a two-bedroom if you’re looking to downsize (and have bigger rooms). There are open southern views of the midtown Manhattan skyline. The windowed, eat-in kitchen and bathrooms have been updated. Plus, there's a dishwasher, and a W/D is allowed within the unit. 

Over in Brooklyn Heights, a two-bedroom co-op is back on the market for $880k (the price has been reduced by $86k). Located in a converted church on Clinton Street between Remsen and Joralemon Streets, the apartment itself can be converted to include a home office. The corner duplex has a W/D and central air and is in move-in condition -- although the unit does need some renovation and possibly even some reconfiguration. The self-managed co-op is pet friendly and allows sublets.

Click through the rest of the Scorecard below.

  1. 484 8th Street—2-bed condo, $599k
  2. 338 Prospect Place—2-bed condo, $585k
  3. 370 Central Park West—2-bed co-op, $859k
  4. 238 South 3rd Street—2-bed condo, $699k
  5. 35 West 92nd Street—2-bed co-op, $995k
  6. 243 Riverside Drive—2-bed co-op, $1.25m
  7. 116 3rd Place—2-bed condo, $899k
  8. 175 West 93rd Street—2-bed co-op, $1.165m
  9. 99A Clinton Street—2-bed co-op, $880k
  10. 150 West 79th Street—3-bed co-op, $1.525m

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