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StreetEasy’s Most Wanted: Apartments with a little something extra -- and some that need a little extra care

By Sara Alessi  | December 21, 2012 - 8:58AM

Whether you’re looking for a home that’s been updated or you’d like to fix one up yourself, grab a pencil. This week’s edition of StreetEasy’s Most Wanted (the 10 sales listings StreetEasyusers saved more often than any others this week) features a range of apartments from tricked-out to in-need-of-a-little-TLC.

A $1.995m three-bedroom, three-bath condo on West 61st Street (between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues) falls into the tricked-out category. Features include a wrap terrace, two Samsung flat screen LCD HD TVs, and a NAD stereo system and KEF speaker system. There’s also a full-size W/D perfect for a growing family’s laundry load. Besides Viking, Miele and SubZero appliances, the kitchen also sports a 50-bottle wine fridge and custom Italian cabinets.

A new air conditioning system and an in-unit W/D are just some of the perks of a two-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op on Charles Street and Seventh Avenue in West Village going for $995k. The renovated pre-war apartment also features a windowed kitchen that’s been opened and upgraded with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. Relatively low monthly maintenance ($1,215/mo) rounds out the bonuses.

At the other end of the spectrum is a $1.975m two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo on West 84th Street and Central Park West that needs some tender loving care. The formal dining room and maid’s room can both be turned into bedrooms, creating a four-bedroom space. The sponsor-held unit has an in-unit W/D, making laundry day more convenient, even if there’s only a part-time doorman and traditional financing may not be possible due to the high sponsor concentration of ownership.

Over in Boerum Hill, a $1.7m two-family, four-story brownstone with a two-story extension and garden apartment offering potential rental income (it’s currently being rented for $2,500/month), needs some TLC and “vision.” Located on State Street and Third Avenue, the prewar space has crown moldings and high ceilings.

For more apartments with extra perks (or some that require improvement), browse the rest of the Most Wanted below.

  1. 303 West 29th Street—2-bed co-op, $1.095m
  2. 115 East 90th Street—2-bed co-op, $599k
  3. 161 West 61st Street—3-bed condo, $1.995m
  4. 486 State Street—multi-family, $1.7m
  5. 63 Conselyea Street—1-bed condo, $479k
  6. 20 West 84th Street—2-bed condo, $1.975m
  7. 32 West 9th Street—1-bed condo, $895k
  8. 145 Lafayette—2-bed co-op, $599k
  9. 28 W 38th Street—2-bed co-op, $1.425m
  10. 25 Charles Street—2-bed co-op, $995k

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