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The Open House Scorecard: 3 family-sized apartments for under a million. No, we’re not kidding!

By Sara Alessi | October 22, 2012 - 1:49PM 

Families on the hunt for brood-sized apartments with six-figure price tags presumably propeled three such specimens to the top of this week’s Open House Scorecard roundup, the 10 open houses StreetEasyusers saved to their open-house planners more often than any others.

Among the apartments with 2 or more bedrooms and price tags under $1 million:  A sleek two-bedroom, one-bath co-op (pictured) on West 29th (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues) in Chelsea with an asking price of $950k. The building was constructed in 1846, and the floor-through unit was completely renovated and has new central a/c. A mix of old and new affords for exposed brick and beams and two wood-burning fireplaces, as well as a kitchen with top-notch appliances like Miele, Wolf, Sub Zero, and Gaggenau, not to mention a Bosch washer and dryer. It's a third-floor walkup.

In the East Village, you’ll find a tres chic two-bedroom, one-bath co-op on the market for just $530k. The monthly maintenance of $302 is among the best we've seen in Manhattan in quite some time. East Second Street and Second Avenue is a tree-lined block, and soundproof windows help make the apartment even quieter, while extra tall south-facing windows let in natural light. There’s also a W/D. A potential drawback? You’ll have your hands full on the stairs of this third floor walk-up.

Over in Brooklyn, a $765k three-bedroom, two-bath condo in Prospect Heights on Saint John’s Placebetween Underhill and Washington Avenues. The apartment (which is located in an elevator building) has a W/D, plus there’s a triple wide closet in the foyer to stash away the kids’ toys and clothes. It still has the original ornate tin ceilings and a wall of exposed brick, and the master bedroom -- which faces south -- can fit a king-sized bed and includes a designer en suite bath. The 2, 3, B, and Q trains are close by.

For more family-sized (or smaller) apartments below and above a million, surf through the rest of the Scorecard below.

  1. 600 West End Avenue—2-bed co-op, $1.5m
  2. 85 Barrow Street—1-bed condop, $699k
  3. 32 East 2nd Street—2-bed co-op, $530k
  4. 13 East 16th Street—2-bed condo, $1.675m
  5. 345 West 29th Street—2-bed co-op, $950k
  6. 42 West 13th Street—1-bed co-op, $685k
  7. 163 West 18th Street—2-bed condo, $1.35m
  8. 376 Saint Johns Place—3-bed condo, $765k
  9. 40 West 77th Street—3-bed co-op, $2.5m
  10. 5 Charles Street—1-bed co-op, $599k 

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