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StreetEasy’s Most Wanted: These apartments can change to suit your needs

By Sara Alessi  | July 20, 2012 - 8:27AM

If you change your mind a lot (or like the idea of renovating an apartment to suit your taste) you might consider one of the apartments featured in this week’s edition of StreetEasy’s Most Wanted -- the 10 sales listings StreetEasy users saved more often than any others -- many of which have flexible or convertible floor plans. 

A $989k two-bedroom, one-bathroom condo on West 85th between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue has the potential to add a half bath to complement the already existing marble bath. South and east exposures offer natural light to the prewar unit, which features two balconies, a wood-burning fireplace, crown moldings and exposed brick. The kitchen has been gut renovated. 

In Chelsea --  on West 17th between Eighth and Seventh Avenues -- a$1.65m two-bedroom loft condo has a flexible interior room off the master bedroom that can serve as a home office, nursery or walk-in closet. The unit also features 12’-plus terracotta barrel vaulted ceilings with reclaimed and hand hewn West Virginia oak beams throughout. There’s a vented W/D, and part-time doorman (8am-midnight). However, judging from the photos, we suspect it may be a bit view-challenged.

You’ll also find flexibility in a $1.85m three-bedroom postwar co-op on the corner of East 17th and Third Avenue, which can become a four-bedroom. The space is a combination of a corner two-bedroom and a one-bedroom apartment. With western and northern exposures, you’ll catch city views from every window.

On the Upper East Side, there’s a convertible $1.995m four-bedroom co-op on East 83rd between Lexington and Third Avenues. It’s also a combo of a two apartments, and can be converted into a three-bedroom with home office. The unit has three full baths and two wood-burning fireplaces, as well as an eat-in kitchen. The catch: A monthly maintenance of almost $5,000.

To find more flexible (and regular) apartments, browse the rest of the Most Wanted here.

  1. 342 West 85th Street—2-bed condo, $989k
  2. 160 Riverside Drive—2-bed co-op, $1.1m
  3. 127 West 79th Street—2-bed co-op, $1.295m
  4. 151 East 83rd Street—4-bed co-op, $1.995m
  5. 257 West 17th Street—2-bed condo, $1.65m
  6. 159 Manhattan Avenue—2-bed condo, $479k
  7. 151 Charles Street—2-bed co-op, $1.995m
  8. 89 State Street—2-bed co-op, $799k
  9. 227 West 11th Street—1-bed co-op, $695k
  10. 201 East 17th Street—3-bed co-op, $1.85m

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