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The Open House Scorecard: Spring pied-a-terre fever?

By Sara Alessi  | April 29, 2013 - 1:19PM

Did the nice weather this weekend inspire an unusual number of out-of-towners to go house hunting for a pied-a-terre in the Big Apple? Perhaps.

Today's Open House Scorecard--rounding up the 10 open houses buyers perusing StreetEasy saved to their open-house calendars more often than any others this weekend--features several apartments that go very light on purchasing restrictions.

On the Upper West Side, a $690k two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath co-op (pictured) on West 82nd Street between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue could also be purchased as a pied a terre. The windowed kitchen features travertine counters and maple cabinets. The apartment comes with a private storage bin, and a landscaped roof deck. A potential drawback: It’s a second-floor walk-up. Another possible drawback (or a perk, depending on your take on dogs): Fido is not allowed.

In Prospect heights, a $515k two-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op on Saint Johns Place between Underhill and Washington Avenues features an open, windowed kitchen, and a live-in super. Pied-a-terres and parents purchasing for or with their children are allowed, and there are no financing restrictions. 

Pied-a-terre, gifting, guarantors, and parents purchasing for their kids are all permitted for a $599k one-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op on the corner of West 20th and Ninth Avenue in Chelsea. The prewar unit faces east and north and the living room has two exposures with treetop and garden views. The windowed kitchen offers natural light for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the bathroom is also equipped with a window. There's a roofdeck, part-time doorman, and the building is pet-friendly.

For more apartments with flexible financing rules (and some that are less so), check out the rest of the Scorecard below.

  1. 403 Pacific Street—2-bed condo, $725k
  2. 705 Union Street—4-bed multi-family, $1.3m
  3. 365 West 20th Street—1-bed co-op, $599k
  4. 125 Eastern Parkway—1-bed co-op, $425k
  5. 150 West 87th Street—2-bed co-op, $1.195m
  6. 365 Saint Johns Place—2-bed co-op, $515k
  7. 56 Thomas Street—2-bed condo, $2.495m
  8. 316 W 82nd Street—2-bed co-op, $690k
  9. 340 11th Street—3-bed condo, $1.195m
  10. 333 East 14th Street—1-bed co-op, $695k

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