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The Open House Scorecard: Flex layouts galore

By Sara Alessi  | April 22, 2013 - 10:16AM

Want some flexibility in your new home’s layout? This week’s Open House Scorecard--the 10 open houses those browsing StreetEasy saved to their open-house planners more often than any others this weekend--includes a group of apartments with convertible layouts.

It’s possible to convert part of the living area in this prewar $699k Upper West Side two-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op on 78th between Broadway and Amsterdam into another bedroom. Plus, the master bedroom allows for flexibility because it has a separate nook that can be used as a nursery or home office. The building is an NYSERDA certified green building with a live-in super, part-time doorman and children’s playroom. A storage bin carrying a monthly fee comes with the apartment.

Another convertible apartment on the UWS is a $999k two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath co-op located on 85th and West End Avenue. The French doors dividing the living room and second bedroom make it fairly easy to convert that bedroom back into a formal dining room should you desire. The renovated apartment also features a new W/D and a windowed kitchen with stainless steel appliances. For a breath of fresh air, Central and Riverside Parks are nearby.

Over on Powers and Olive Streets in Williamsburg, you’ll find versatility in the layout of a $695k two-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex loft condo. The original offering plan for the unit is a studio with two rooms, and the upper level features the kitchen, living room and bathroom, while the lower level has a large room that can be used as a home office, studio, den or media room. The apartment also features a private garden/patio where you can put your green thumb to use. Other perks include central HVAC and an in-unit washer/dryer.

Whether you’re interested in convertible units, or are happy with less flexible floor plans, click through the rest of the Scorecard below.

  1. 205 East 22nd Street—2-bed condo, $1.625m
  2. 292 Powers Street—2-bed condo, $695k
  3. 310 West 85th Street—2-bed co-op, $999k
  4. 210 West 78th Street—2-bed co-op, $699k
  5. 315 West End Avenue—3-bed co-op, $1.86m
  6. 105 West 77th Street—2-bed condo, $995k
  7. 870 Pacific Street—2-bed condo, $760k
  8. 870 Pacific Street—2-bed condo, $735k
  9. 111 Third Avenue—1-bed co-op, $525k
  10. 133 West 28th Street—2-bed co-op, $1.15m

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