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The Open House Scorecard: Here’s where all the privacy’s been hiding

By Sara Alessi  | January 28, 2013 - 1:14PM

These days, it may seem like privacy is a rare commodity, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to find. This week’s Open House Scorecard -- the 10 open houses buyers browsing StreetEasy this weekend saved to their open-house calendars more often than any others -- puts a spotlight on apartments that afford some degree of privacy in this bustling city.

Privacy takes on a whole new meaning when you’ve got an entire floor to yourself, which is the case with a $2.495m three-bedroom, two-bathroom condop on Broadway between Prince and Spring Streets in Soho. The full-floor loft has recently been renovated, and is accessible via a private, key-locked elevator that opens directly into the living/dining space, which has six windows. The apartment gets eastern and southern light and offers central a/c. An in-unit W/D means you don’t have to lug your laundry past your neighbors.

In Prospect Heights, a $579k two-bedroom, one-bathroom condo is located on a private block on Butler Place between Plaza Street East and Sterling Place. The prewar apartment has a gourmet kitchen with an island, granite counters and custom cabinets, as well as exposed brick and high ceilings. It’s near the 2, 3, B and Q trains, and there’s a resident super.

There’s another full-floor loft on Vestry between Hudson and Greenwich Streets in TriBeCa. This $2.295m three-bedroom, two-bathroom condo offers direct elevator access into the living room, which features its original exposed brick arch detail. The apartment also has high, beamed ceilings, a W/D and radiant floor heating throughout.

Over in Park Slope on Garfield Place and Seventh Avenue, is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo on the market for $749k with a split bedroom layout for privacy within and, like the other apartments mentioned here, no doorman to monitor your comings and goings. The top floor unit has three skylights for lots of natural light and a wood-burning fireplace with an exposed brick mantle. Common charges of $441 include heat and hot water (monthly taxes are $424). There's a live-in part-time super, and the kitchen and bathrooms need some work. 

For more NYC apartments that offer some privacy (and even some that don’t), click through the rest of the Scorecard below.

  1. 26 Butler Place—2-bed condo, $579k
  2. 23 West 9th Street—2-bed co-op, $1.095m
  3. 543 Broadway—3-bed condop, $2.495m
  4. 255 West 95th Street—2-bed co-op, $780k
  5. 190 Garfield Place—2-bed condo, $749k
  6. 12 West 9th Street—1-bed condop, $599k
  7. 35 Vestry—3-bed condo, $2.295m
  8. 215 West 95th Street—1-bed condo, $599k
  9. 60 East 9th Street—2-bed co-op, $900k
  10. 150 East 85th Street—2-bed condo, $1.05m

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