If you realized your apartment isn’t quite big enough for hosting a crowd during last week’s Thanksgiving dinner, and you’re looking to buy a new place, you may have added space to entertain to your wish list.
What makes an apartment great for parties? Much depends on how you like to entertain—and your budget. In general, apartments with separate dining rooms for more formal gatherings are likely to be found in co-op buildings, while open plan layouts are a feature you’ll see in condos. And some buildings have amenity space that you can use for gatherings as well—like lounges, party rooms, or outdoor space.
What else should you consider? The kitchen, of course. You’ll likely want a tricked-out kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances (search listings for a “chef’s kitchen”) with a large island with room for prepping (here’s some advice about renovating or adding a kitchen island). Spaces like powder rooms, foyers, butler pantries, and wine fridges (or vaults in the building) are also ideal when you’re a regular host.
So if you need a place where you can easily entertain, check out these five apartments for sale in Kips Bay, Tribeca, Upper West Side, Midtown East, and FiDi.
245 East 25th St., #PH21A, Kips Bay
This two bedroom, one bath is listed for $1,099,000. The penthouse has a large open living and dining area, foyer, oversized windows, hardwood floors recessed lighting, GE stainless steel appliances, custom closets, and central air. The building has a doorman, laundry room, and live-in super. Monthly maintenance is $2,165.
74 Reade St., #2ER, Tribeca
This two bedroom, one bath is listed for $1,300,000. The co-op has an open living and dining area, foyer, loft, high ceilings, exposed brick, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, a storage locker, and private wine vault in the cellar. The building has bike storage and an elevator. Monthly maintenance is $1,457.
645 West End Ave., #5B, Upper West Side
This three bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $2,195,000. It has a formal dining room, large living room, an eat-in kitchen, high ceilings, parquet floors, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and an office. Amenities include a doorman, gym, and roof deck. Monthly maintenance is $2,948.
212 East 57th St., #11A, Midtown East
This three bedroom, three and a half bath is listed for $2,595,000. Apartment #11A has an open living and dining area, a dining nook, high ceilings, oversized windows, hardwood floors, built-ins, stainless steel appliances, custom closets, central air, and an in-unit washer and dryer. The building has a doorman, concierge, gym, and roof deck. Monthly common charges are $3,914.
28 Cliff St., #4, FiDi
This three bedroom, two bath is listed for $3,100,000. The duplex has an open living and dining area, roof deck, balconies, chef’s kitchen, stainless steel appliances, exposed brick, skylights, custom closets, hardwood floors, central air, a wood-burning fireplace, and in-unit washer and dryer. Monthly common charges are $530.