Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024

Manhattan | 215 West 28th Street, No. 8A

A two-bedroom, two-bath 1,115-square-foot apartment that has an open floor plan with under-cabinet lighting, a vented range in the kitchen, an en suite primary bathroom with radiant-heat floors and a double vanity, a washer/dryer, and zoned heating and air-conditioning, on the eighth floor of a 21-story doorman building with a concierge, a super and 12,000 square feet of amenities including an indoor pool, a gym, sauna, roof deck, playroom and bike room. John Gomes, Diana Guo and Jessica Svensson, 212-967-0215, Douglas Elliman; elliman.com

Costs

Common charges: $1,698 a month
Taxes: $2,078 a month

Pros

Cove lighting throughout the apartment is a nice detail. The buyer won’t have to pay a resident manager unit closing cost. With the exception of the bike room, access to amenities is included in the common charges.

Cons

The kitchen lacks counter space without an island, and space for a dining table is tight. Basement storage cages sell for $60,000 to $200,000 and the bike room costs $200 a year.


Manhattan | 164 East 72nd Street, No. 13C

A two-bedroom, two-bath, 950-square-foot apartment with a formal dining room, windowed en suite bathrooms, a wood-burning fireplace, built-ins, a vented washer/dryer, through-the-wall air-conditioning and a basement storage locker, in a 15-story prewar doorman building with a live-in resident manager, a gym, shared laundry and a shared garden. Ellen Sykes, 212-439-4553, Coldwell Banker Warburg; cbwarburg.com

Costs

Maintenance: $4,146 a month

Pros

The apartment has a classic prewar Upper East Side feel, including a working fireplace. The living room has pretty Manhattan views.

Cons

The kitchen is dated. The windows must be replaced within six months of purchase in accordance with the building’s energy updates. The gym costs $225 a month for those who wish to use it. The buyer must pay a 2 percent flip tax, and the monthly maintenance is high.


Queens | 79-35 209th Street

A four-bedroom, two-bath, 1,250-square-foot, single-family brick house from 1950, with an open floor plan, an updated kitchen, bay window seating, a bedroom with outdoor access and a second with a full bathroom on the first floor, an en suite bedroom and a guest sleeping area/office on the second floor, gas heat, a washer/dryer, a fenced in yard and a driveway. Jennifer Hsu, 347-641-9078, Corcoran Group; corcoran.com

Costs

Taxes: $9,096 a year

Pros

There are lots of closets as well as additional storage in the basement. Most of the windows are new. The house is on a suburban tree lined street with a trailhead to Alley Pond Park at one end.

Cons

The upstairs bedroom does not have a full-size closet. The only access to the deck is through a bedroom. The house must be cooled with window units.

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