The Market

StreetEasy’s Most Wanted: Any way you want it

By Sara Alessi  | March 22, 2013 - 9:16AM

Let’s face it -- when you’re investing in a new home, you’d like it to be, well, exactly the way you want it, so some flexibility in the layout or having a say in the renovation could be an attractive option. This Friday's edition of StreetEasy’s Most Wanted -- the 10 apartments StreetEasy users saved more often than any others this week -- highlights a group of apartments that’ll let you use your imagination.

You’ll have some flexibility with a $1.625m three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath townhouse on 11th Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues in Park Slope. The rear bedroom on the top floor can be converted into two rooms, and the built-in couch on the parlor level can be used as a day bed should you require the space. You can taste some fresh air in the back garden, which also has a stone terrace and gas barbecue. Or you can look out at all the green from the glass wall in the dining area. Recent renovations include a re-built staircase, a central station alarm, fire and CO system; and a house water filtration system. The water heater and boiler are recent vintage.

A $725k one-bedroom, one-bathroom loft co-op on East 10th Street (between Broadway and University Place) in Greenwich Village features an open mezzanine-level bedroom that can be divided into two bedrooms or one-plus-home-office. Other features include exposed brick, stainless steel appliances and a wired projection system.

Use your imagination and give your input on the renovate-to-suit two-bedroom, one-bathroom condo on the market in a smoke-free building for $1.495m at East 12th Street between Fifth Avenue and University Place in Greenwich Village (just be prepared to not move in right away or live very comfortably for a while). The unit can be configured as a one- or two-bedroom with a loft, and you can have a say in the flooring, kitchen, appliances, bathroom fixtures and more. There’s already an in-unit W/D, and the $995/mo carrying charges are pretty low.

On West 107th Street and Columbus Avenue in Manhattan Valley is a $399k two-bedroom, one-bathroom condo. The price covers a complete renovation, or you could buy the unit as-is at a reduced price. If you choose to go with the renovation, there’ll be a new kitchen and appliances, new hardwood floors and a possible W/D hookup. The building is located one and a half blocks from Central Park and two and a half blocks from Broadway. A down payment of at least 30% will likely be required and you’ll have to climb four flights to your apartment every day.

For more convertible or not-so-convertible apartments, check out the rest of the Most Wanted below.

  1. 63 East 9th Street—1-bed condop, $890k
  2. 164 State Street—2-bed co-op, $695k
  3. 710 West End Avenue—2-bed co-op, $985k
  4. 334 West 87th Street—3-bed co-op, $1.595m
  5. 281 11th Street—3-bed house, $1.625m
  6. 12 East 12th Street—2-bed condo, $1.495m
  7. 75 Poplar Street—2-bed condo, $1.175m
  8. 43 East 10th Street—1-bed co-op, $725k
  9. 67 West 107th Street—2-bed condo, $399k
  10. 196 Sixth Avenue—2-bed co-op, $1.45m

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