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If you’re looking to buy an apartment in New York City right now, your must-haves are probably a bit different than before Covid-19. You’re likely looking for space, quiet, and privacy, especially if you’re going to be working or studying from home for the foreseeable future. One of the ways to get that wishlist is with a floor-through apartment.
These units occupy an entire floor and have perks that are important in the Covid era. You won’t share walls with noisy neighbors, will get good air circulation thanks to front and back windows and at higher price points, many have direct elevator access, so you don’t have to share a hall or stairs with your neighbors (and their germs). In walkup buildings, you’ll have the landing to yourself. And, these layouts usually give you a nice view in the front with the bedrooms in the back, where it’s quieter.
You'll find many floor-through apartments in townhouses or brownstones, but there are also many new developments with floor-through layouts too.
So, if buying a floor-through apartment sounds appealing to you, here are five on the market in Manhattan, including a Lower East Side condo and a Chelsea co-op.
179 Ludlow St., #3, Lower East Side
This two bedroom, two bath is asking $1,999,998. Apartment #3 has direct access from a private, keyed elevator, floor-to-ceiling windows, white oak hardwood floors, two balconies, dual-zone central air conditioning and heating, an in-unit washer/dryer, stainless steel appliances, and a storage unit. Katz’s Deli, Sara D. Roosevelt Park, and Whole Foods are nearby.
323 East 52nd St., #3, Turtle Bay
This two bedroom, two bath is asking $1,849,000. The new apartment has direct access from a private, keyed elevator and features oak hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling double pane windows, a zoned Mitsubishi HVAC system, in-unit Bosch washer/dryer, fireplace, custom lighting, and a balcony. Amenities include a virtual doorman and storage units. The Smith, Mimi’s, and Greenacre Park are nearby.
345 West 29th St., #2, Chelsea
This two bedroom, one bath is asking $1,375,000. Apartment #2 has a wood-burning fireplace, oversized windows, high ceilings, split-unit air conditioning, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, built-in shelves, and an in-unit stacked Miele washer/dryer. Chelsea Park and The Shops at Hudson Yards are nearby.
100 Manhattan Ave., #3A, Manhattan Valley
This three bedroom, two bath is asking $1,245,000. The apartment has high ceilings, hardwood floors, an in-unit washer/dryer, stainless steel appliances, a balcony, and several closets. There’s currently a monthly assessment of $368. Amenities include a community room, storage lockers, a bike room, live-in super, and a porter. Central Park and Park West Montessori School are nearby.
130 Beekman St., #4C, Fulton/Seaport
This one bedroom, one bath is asking $1,140,000. The apartment has hardwood floors, exposed whitewashed brick walls, crown molding, a wood-burning fireplace, an in-unit washer/dryer, oversized windows, split-unit air conditioning, stainless steel appliances, and a foyer with a coat closet. Il Brigante, Seaport District, and Titanic Memorial Park are nearby.
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