StreetEasy’s Most Wanted: Prewar fever
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StreetEasy’s Most Wanted: Prewar fever

By Sara Alessi  | October 26, 2012 - 10:43AM

If you can’t resist the charm of pre-war (we don't blame you) take notes on this edition of StreetEasy’s Most Wanted -- the 10 sales listing folks perusing StreetEasy saved more often than any others this week. 

Pre-war details are at the center of a $599k junior one-bedroom, one-bath co-op on Charles Street in West Village. The walk-up features wood beams on the ceilings, exposed brick and a decorative fireplace. Rustic hardwood floors add to the charm of the unit, which overlooks a courtyard garden and carriage house. Located between Waverly Place and Greenwich Avenue, the building is a few blocks from the 1, 2, 3, 9, A, B, C, D, E and F trains.  Maintenance is just $635/month.

On the Upper West Side, a $2.5m three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath co-op on West 77th between Central Park West and Columbus, in a pre-war doorman building, has high beamed ceilings, original hardwood floors, moldings and a decorative fireplace. Old world meets new with a built-in music/speaker system. The kitchen has been combined with the maid’s room and includes two windows, an eat-in area and an office nook, not to mention a W/D. The views are unique -- three major rooms face the American Museum of Natural History and you can watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade from six windows.

A $999k prewar one-bedroom, one-bath condo loft with an internal second 'bedroom' on East 22nd Street between First and Second Avenues has a wood-burning fireplace to make the space cozy. Plus, exposed brick, restored wood beams and a barn-style door add character. Oversized windows let natural light into the renovated apartment, which also features central a/c and a W/D. The building allows pets, investors, guarantors and pied-a-terres. One downside is there’s no doorman, but monthlies on the lower side (common charges $513, taxes $864).

For more pre- (and post-) war apartments, check out the rest of the Most Wanted below.

  1. 13 East 16th Street—2-bed condo, $1.675m
  2. 171 Prospect Place—2-bed condo, $899k
  3. 32 East 2nd Street—2-bed co-op, $530k
  4. 201 West 74th Street—1-bed condo, $1.195m
  5. 376 Saint Johns Place—3-bed condo, $765k
  6. 312 East 22nd Street—1-bed condo, $999k
  7. 5 Charles Street—1-bed co-op, $599k
  8. 40 West 77th Street—3-bed co-op, $2.5m
  9. 411 West 44th Street—1-bed co-op, $390k
  10. 196 East 75th Street—3-bed co-op, $2.595m

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