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The Open House Scorecard: The 10 open houses buyers wanted to see most this weekend

By Sara Alessi | January 7, 2013 - 11:59AM 

Curious about which apartments filtered to the top of the open-house circuit this weekend?  Then take a moment to peruse this roundup of the 10 open houses buyers surfing StreetEasy saved to their open-house planners most often.

Not surprisingly, several co-ops and condos in always-popular Brooklyn made the top 10.

On Broadway and Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg, a one-bedroom, one-bathroom loft condo (pictured) is on the market for $675k. The prewar apartment features an exposed brick archway leading to the bedroom. The open kitchen has stainless steel appliances and black granite countertops. There’s central heat and a/c, four windows facing west and 13’ ceilings, as well as laundry on every floor, a common courtyard and a furnished roof deck. A J-51 tax abatement expires in 2017 (monthly taxes $36). 

For families, a prewar $699k two-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op on Clark Street (between Willow Street and Columbus Heights) in Brooklyn Heights has been renovated and features new windows. The windowed second bedroom can serve as a child’s room or an office. The recently renovated kitchen has a dishwasher and other stainless steel appliances, as well as granite countertops. There are also arched doorways and crown moldings, a live-in super and views of Manhattan and the bay from the shared roof deck. However, judging from the photos, the apartment may be a bit view-challenged.

One subway stop away from Manhattan in Boerum Hill  -- on State Street and Flatbush Avenue -- is a $795k two-bedroom, two-bath condo. The bedrooms are equipped with in-wall a/c and radiant heating, and poured concrete floors help reduce neighborly noise. The kitchen has GE Profile appliances, and the bathrooms are adorned with marble. The building itself has a 24-hour doorman, a gym and a 421a tax abatement that expires in 2024 (monthly taxes $27).

For more of the most coveted apartments on this weekend's open house circuit, see below:

  1. 310 West 97th Street—2.5-bed condo, $1m
  2. 556 State Street—2-bed condo, $795k
  3. 2166 Broadway—2-bed co-op, $949k
  4. 165 East 60th Street—1-bed co-op, $475k
  5. 171 West 12th Street—2-bed co-op, $1.495m
  6. 53 Horatio Street—2-bed co-op, $1.1m
  7. 15 Clark Street—2-bed co-op, $699k
  8. 50 West 106th Street—3-bed co-op, $1.199m
  9. 259 West 4th Street—1-bed condop, $779k
  10. 138 Broadway—1-bed condo, $675k

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