The Market

The Open House Scorecard: Let there be light (and views)

By Sara Alessi  | March 18, 2013 - 12:36PM

It's been a long winter, so it's no surprise that this weekend, apartment-seekers were on the hunt for homes with bright windows and views of the great (and hopefully sunny) outdoors. The Open House Scorecard -- the 10 open houses StreetEasy users saved to their open-house planners more often than any others -- features a selection of apartments with natural light and nice views.

Over in the Columbia St. Waterfront District in "Cobble Hill West," there’s a $945k three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom condo on Tiffany Place between Kane and Degraw Streets that features six oversized, soundproofed windows to let in light and views of Manhattan and Brooklyn brownstones (but less sound). The drawbacks? The purchaser has to pay 1% of the purchase price for a reserve fund, and there’s a capital assessment of $164.23/month.

For lots of natural light and a view of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, check out a $1.175m two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom duplex condo on Poplar Street between Henry and Hicks Streets in Brooklyn Heights. There's a wall of oversized windows and a skylight in the cathedral ceilings. The elevator building is located on an historic, tree-lined block and features an award-winning common garden, as well as central a/c.

A new-to-market, move-in ready, sunny $985k two-bedroom, two-bath co-op on West End Avenue between 94th and 95th Streets on the Upper West Side has open Western exposures with river and city views, as well as eastern and northern exposures. The kitchen is also windowed with stainless steel appliances. When you get tired of just looking at the outdoors, you can walk to Riverside Park, which is right nearby. Pied-a-terre and pets are both allowed.

Sunny east exposures and views of Grace church and its gardens are a high point of a renovated one-bedroom, one-bathroom condop on the market for $890k, located on East Ninth Street and Broadway in Greenwich Village. No board interview is necessary, and there’s laundry on every floor. Parents can buy for or with, or guarantee the obligations of their children, and subletting is allowed two out of every five years, with no pre-residency requirement. 

For more apartments with windows and views (or not), click through the rest of the Scorecard below.

  1. 75 Poplar Street—2-bed condo, $1.175m
  2. 710 West End Avenue—2-bed co-op, $985k
  3. 11 Lincoln Place—2-bed co-op, $799k
  4. 943 President Street—2-bed co-op, $579k
  5. 26 Butler Place—2-bed condo, $629k
  6. 14 East 4th Street—2-bed condo, $1.395m
  7. 63 East 9th Street—1-bed condop, $890k
  8. 43 East 10th Street—1-bed co-op, $725k
  9. 29 Tiffany Place—3-bed condo, $945k
  10. 147 South Oxford Street—2-bed co-op, $599k

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