Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024

Manhattan | 288 West 12th Street, No. 3FR

A two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath, roughly 950-square-foot co-op apartment with a windowed kitchen, marble countertops, a primary suite with a windowed dressing room, a second bedroom with a walk-in closet, three wood-burning fireplaces, a washer/dryer and supplemental mini-split heating and air-conditioning, on the third floor of a five-story 1848 townhouse with a super. Kristi Ambrosetti, 917-763-8504, Sotheby’s International Realty-East Side Manhattan Brokerage; sothebysrealty.com

Costs

Maintenance: $1,422 a month

Pros

Prewar features including original knotted pine floors are paired nicely with modern updates in this full-floor home that overlooks a cobblestone street. All three fireplaces work.

Cons

There’s no bathtub. The building lacks amenities.


Manhattan | 500 Grand Street, No. C12C

A one-bedroom, one-bath, roughly 665-square-foot apartment with an open layout, epoxy-coated concrete floors, a bedroom that fits a king-size bed, and a windowed bathroom, on the top floor of a 12-story building with shared laundry, a video intercom and a pet policy allowing one dog weighing up to 35 pounds per unit. Jeremy Bolger and Neal Young, 212-381-6516, Brown Harris Stevens; bhsusa.com

Costs

Maintenance: $976 a month

Pros

The co-op’s amenities include 24-hour security, a resident manager/super, a gym, a public parking garage and two parks with playgrounds. The Empire State Building is visible from the apartment.

Cons

The kitchen has limited counter space and lacks an affixed island. The concrete flooring may feel cold in the bedroom.


Bronx | 5259 Fieldston Road

A five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath, 1,800-square-foot brick house built in 1945, with a sunroom, a center-island windowed kitchen with vented range, a half bath and a wood-burning fireplace on the first floor; an en suite primary bedroom with a walk-in closet, two additional bedrooms and a full bath on the second level; and two bedrooms, a full bath and a balcony on the third level; plus a finished walkout basement, a washer/dryer, zoned heating and cooling, a slate roof, a fenced backyard with synthetic grass, a patio, an attached garage and a driveway. Pamela Trebach, 718-543-7174, Trebach Realty; trebachrealty.com

Costs

Taxes: $10,194 a year

Pros

This nicely updated center-hall house retains original details including French doors, built-ins and crown molding. Plumbing and electrical systems were recently updated, and the windows, hot-water heater and boiler are new. A cast iron gas stove and a mini-split heat the sunroom in the winter.

Cons

The house is on a double-yellow-line street across from a school. The three-story house could be costly to heat and cool.

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