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Images showing existing condition and virtual rendering at 410 West 146th Street (via Corcoran Group) Images showing existing condition and virtual rendering at 410 West 146th Street (via Corcoran Group)
With spooky season upon us, Halloween horrors like witches, ghosts, and ghouls are on many people's minds. But in the world of New York real estate, the two scariest words are as follows: "Needs work." (Did you think we would say "haunted house"? Hardly - it would take more than a creepy history to scare people away from these buildings.)
There's no question that renovating an apartment is a daunting endeavor. Some homes in need of renovations are priced to sell, but buyers could find themselves pouring the money saved and then some into hiring an architect. Some buyers have the luxury and funds to decamp to a hotel or second home while the renovations take place; those who do not can find themselves living amidst the dust and clutter of the work site.

Moreover, while renovating a home is stressful enough in any part of the world, New York City presents some unique requirements. Certain multifamily buildings require a board to approve any changes to a unit, and then have the owners send notice to other residents regarding the construction and length of time estimated to do the work. Townhouse owners are not exempt; those living in historic districts are not permitted to embark on work that significantly changes their houses without the approval of the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
However, those willing to take the challenge can come away with an architectural masterpiece. They truly don't make these old brownstones like they used to, and the bones and architectural details can easily be incorporated into modern updates. Interior renovations have excellent potential to boost a property's resale value, but you may like the updated place too much to leave it!


225-East-57th-Street-01 All images of Harridge House via Corcoran
Midtown East apartments
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From the Listing: Oversized one bedroom sponsor sale, no board approval required at 225 East 57th Street #21D. Bring your architect or contractor and create your dream home. If you desire space, this generously sized one-bedroom with a massive living and dining area can easily be converted into a two-bedroom. Your new home is perched high up on the 21st floor facing north and west with open city and skyline views and a terrace the length of the apartment. The windowed kitchen, which opens right of the dining area has plenty of cabinet and counter space. The spacious bedroom fits a king or queen sized bed and has ample light and storage. The bedroom also has a door leading to the terrace. Others features include high ceilings, hardwood floors, and plenty of natural light. See floor plan and full details here.

25-Sutton-Place-South-01 All images of Cannon Point North via Sotheby's International Realty
Sutton Place co-ops
Sutton Place co-ops
From the Listing: Welcome to a wonderful opportunity to live in the Sutton Place Enclave, a hidden gem of serenity and warmth. Bring your architect or designer to customize the apartment to your taste. Perched high on the 20th floor with direct river views, this sun-flooded apartment enjoys eastern and southern exposures. The layout is functionally perfect with a very large living room which can accommodate a comfortably sized dining area. There is a nice separation of space between the living room and bedroom. When you awaken in this spacious bedroom, you see the River and light. There is an en suite bathroom, a powder room and closets galore. Per co-op rules, windows must be changed from the original ones. See floor plan and full details here.

227-East-14th-Street-01 227 East 14th Street via Corcoran
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From the Listing: It is indeed a rare opportunity to purchase this commodious apartment in an extraordinary location and at this price per square foot, but it is available now! This fixer-upper could make quite a beautiful home. It just needs a bit of work. One could restore the original woodwork, built in hardwood shutters, stained glass pocket doors and reconfigure the area as shown in the floor plans to create an exceptional living space. The living room is flooded with sunlight from the southern exposure shining through the windows and the kitchen/dining area could be remodeled to be an exceptional place for entertaining. Bring your contractor and allow your imagination to flourish. This is an HFDC apartment, so there is an annual income restriction depending on household size which applies: 1- $50,160; 2- $57,300; 3- $64,440; 4-$71,580; 5-$77,340; 6- $83,040 to qualify for this "Diamond in the rough" See floor plan and full details here.

255-West-108th-Street-01 All images of The Manchester via Brown Harris Stevens
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From the Listing: Move right in or bring your architect to create your custom interpretation. This two-bedroom home in The Manchester features a large great room for dining and entertaining, a windowed kitchen, dramatic gallery, and two bedrooms. The extra-large primary bedroom faces south and gets strong midday sun. Ample closet space, 9'9" ceilings and charming prewar details make this a rare find. See floor plan and full details here.

201-East-79th-Street-01 All images of 201 East 79th Street via Warburg Realty
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From the Listing: #12A is a 1,000-square-foot one-bedroom apartment with one and a half baths. Bring your architect and create your dream apartment or use the plans the seller's architect has already had approved. New windows have been ordered and paid for by the seller. The building is currently in the process of completing an eight-year renovation which will feature a renovated lobby and hallways, a new garden, a new roof, a new laundry room, new heating and cooling system, new elevators, a package room with cold storage, an additional street level entrance/exit and a garage. It will also feature a new facade. It is important to note that all these renovations have been paid for! Pied-a-terres and washer dryers are allowed with board approval. See floor plan and full details here.

150-West-55th-Street-01 150 West 55th Street via Compass
From the Listing: Potential abounds in this distinctive top-floor residence, boasting 750 square feet of private wraparound terrace. Bring your architectural design inspiration to life in this prewar classic. Featuring nearly 10-foot high ceilings, #PHSW is the jewel in the crown of this charming building, designed in 1922 by Larsen Shein Ginsberg Snyder. With an abundance of natural light, you'll have it all in the heart of Manhattan; entertain under the stars and unwind in your intimate sanctuary, only moments from Central Park and cultural landmarks such as Carnegie Hall, MoMa and City Center. See floor plan and full details here.

100-Riverside-Drive-01 All images of 100 Riverside Drive via Douglas Elliman
Upper West Side co-ops
Upper West Side co-ops
From the Listing: Located at the heart of the Upper West Side, just listed prewar, extra large one bedroom with terrace. Entrance foyer with coat closet leads to a generous dining area, which is currently serving as a library with bookcases. The grand living room has a corner window with a wonderful west facing view of the Hudson River and the sunset. The living room has a decorative fireplace and built in bookshelves. There is a hallway to the bedroom with closets and the bathroom. The large square bedroom also has corner windows and a door out to the terrace which allows space for a cafe table and chairs to enjoy the view. The windowed galley kitchen faces east with beautiful light. Other prewar details such as beautiful wood floors, arched doorways, beamed ceiling, service entrance and great closet space. Bring your architect and designer to imagine what this wonderful space can become! See floor plan and full details here.

201-West-21st-Street-01 All images of The Piermont via Brown Harris Stevens
Chelsea co-ops
Chelsea co-ops
From the Listing: Currently configured as a spacious one-bedroom, the options are endless with what you can create. Bring your architect and designer! Entering this Chelsea home, the east-facing wall of windows floods your apartment with light throughout the day, and the home also has south-facing exposures. The sizable living room and dining areas offer many different layout options for reconfiguration. The separate kitchen is large and prime for anyone who loves to cook to put their own spin on it to bring it to its full potential. The large primary bedroom suite has a wall of windows and lots of storage, as well as a connected home office, which can easily be turned into another walk-in closet See floor plan and full details here.

35-Saint-Marks-Avenue-01 All images of 35 Saint Marks Avenue via Christie's International Real Estate
Park Slope condos
Park Slope condos
From the Listing: Bring your architect! With almost 2,100 square feet of raw living space, 35 St Marks Avenue Unit 1 is a rare opportunity to create the perfect home, with the flexibility to build an amazing workspace with separate entrance. This residence occupies the entire parlor and garden levels of this pre-war brownstone condo. It offers limitless options within a floor-through duplex condo layout with a large private back yard, located in convenient North Park Slope. Original details include a decorative mantel, crown and baseboard moldings, hardwood floors, high ceilings and sliding glass pocket doors. See floor plan and full details here.

310-Lexington-Avenue-01 All images of 310 Lexington Avenue via Compass
Murray Hill apartments
Murray Hill co-ops
From the Listing: Adjoining apartments on the market at the same time creates a rare and amazing opportunity to build your Manhattan dream home! The combination of apartments 10FG and 10H can be configured into an expansive 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with a flowing and open layout. Bring your architect and contractor through to discover the many possibilities these apartments can create! See floor plan and full details here.

35-East-85th-Street-01 All images of 35 East 85th Street via Corcoran
Upper East Side co-op
Upper East Side co-op
From the Listing: Bring your architect and embrace the opportunity to reconceive this sprawling 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home spanning over 1,470 square feet with a classic layout that includes a spacious entry foyer, well proportioned rooms, and pre-war architectural details throughout. The welcoming foyer leads to a spacious, bright, and highly desirable layout that is perfect for entertaining, living, and working from home. With both eastern and western exposure, this apartment receives an abundance of natural light throughout the day. Features include a large primary bedroom with en suite windowed bathroom, large windowed kitchen, home office area, ample closet space, and an in-unit washer/dryer. See floor plan and full details here.

2166-Broadway-01 All images of The Opera via Compass
Upper West Side co-op
Upper West Side co-op
From the Listing: Apartments 10A and 10B in The Opera are being sold together. This is a fabulous opportunity to have a large 4 to 5 bedroom apartment in the heart and soul of the Upper West Side. Bring your architect and contractor to create all that you desire with your own configurations. Both apartments face Broadway with open bright southwestern light and views of landmarked pre-war graciously designed buildings. Apartment 10B also faces east from the primary bedroom. The primary bedrooms of 10A and 10B have very large adjoining closets. Review the floor plans for possible renovation options. See floor plan and full details here.

134-West-24th-Street-01 All images of 134 West 24th Street via The Modlin Group
Chelsea co-op
Chelsea co-op
From the Listing: Bring your architect and create your own LIVE/WORK space! Originally this home was built as horse stables in the 1890's for patrons of the historic Ladies Mile shopping district. The 4,200-square-foot ground floor loft features 11.5-foot ceilings with a 600-square-foot private backyard! A 400-square-foot private storage room is included with the sale. This loft is currently configured as an art studio, workshop, and a private home in the back with a backyard. See floor plan and full details here.

138-Sullivan-Street-01 All images of 138 Sullivan Street via Sotheby's International Realty
Soho townhouse
Soho townhouse
From the Listing: Magical townhouse living in the heart of SoHo, bringing the tranquility of the country into the city. Five floors to reimagine living and access to a roof to the stars and views of the One World Trade Center, the Jenga Building, and the New York City sky. Twenty-two windows and two skylights flood the home with magical light from south-east and north-west exposures. This home reimagines what city living can be, with a landmarked treetop and garden views. Private access to the residential property and to the commercial space from Sullivan Street give this home unique character and charm. Each floor has one thousand square feet and can easily be converted into a single family home, a mixed use home and office, home and commercial space, or kept as an income producing property. See floor plan and full details here.

10-Bedford-Street-01 All images of 10 Bedford Street via Compass
Village townhouse
Village townhouse
From the Listing: 10 Bedford Street offers a special and rare opportunity to restore an approximately 19'7' wide X 35'3' deep 1830 townhouse on an extra deep lot with a separate 3 story carriage house. Located on a tree-lined West Village block, 10 Bedford is organized as a 3 unit condominium on a 101' deep lot. Configured as a renovated 3 bedroom upper duplex, with roof deck and separate entrance, a lower duplex with garden access, and separate carriage house, this property has the versatility to create a single family home with a separate guest house or be an income producing investment. See floor plan and full details here.
Village townhouse

113-Congress-Street-01 All images of 113 Congress Street via Compass
Brooklyn townhouse
Brooklyn townhouse
From the Listing: 113 Congress Street represents a unique opportunity to create a contemporary custom home inside a stately, landmarked facade on one of the most coveted streets in Cobble Hill, just meters from Cobble Hill Park. The house is 25' wide and 64' deep (with the approved extension. 50' deep currently) and will be delivered reinforced with steel I-beams and floor joists, as well as an elevator shaft. Landmark-approved plans transfer to the buyer and include lovely French windows on the facade, and a 2 story PH addition with three terraces. Zoned as a 2-family, the plans envision an 8' (?) Garden 1BR unit with a patio, accessed from a door beneath the stoop, topped by a 4BR 4.5 Bath, 4-story owner's residence. See floor plan and full details here.

256-West-75th-Street-01 All images of 256 West 75th Street via A & I Broadway
Upper West Side townhouse
Upper West Side townhouse
From the Listing: Beautiful Manhattan townhouse on the Upper West Side, ready to be converted to become a single-family home. This property is vacant and ready to become a spectacular one-family residence. The current owner already received the approval from the Landmark Preservation Commission and DOB. Proposed plans for one-family residence are available upon request. The proposed renovation will result in approximately 5,600 square feet of sophisticated single-family living quarters. It will be conducted by a team of carefully chosen builders, under the guidance of experienced architects. All plans have been approved, and the team is ready to complete the build-out. See floor plan and full details here.

188-Sullivan-Street-01 All images of 188 Sullivan Street via Sotheby's International Realty
Greenwich Village townhouse
Greenwich Village townhouse
From the Listing: The rare offering of this 1850 Greek Revival home provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to own one of only 22 homes that create the landmarked and coveted MacDougal-Sullivan Gardens. Home to some of the city's most vibrant and interesting luminaries, the homes all share a private and secret park. 22.5' wide with approx. 5,075 interior square footage including the basement, this home has had only two owners in the last 100 years. The house, potentially a 5-bedroom with possible potential for expansion is in need of a full renovation, so bring your architect and prepare to truly make this home your own. See floor plan and full details here.

Upper West Side townhouse
Upper West Side townhouse
Upper West Side townhouse
From the Listing: Designed by Corvin Matei, this extraordinary extra-wide 8,000 square foot house is currently in the golden hour of design construction; ready to be delivered exactly as desired within twelve months. 327 West 76th Street provides a rare opportunity to build your particular dream home, sooner. The house has undergone a full year of expert design/construction and design planning with exceptional attention to detail and careful execution. The team has completed extensive due diligence, design research and have explored all possible expansion opportunities and multiple design layouts. Design permits have been filed and completed. The future owner is welcome to utilize the knowledge and services of the existing full team including the architect/designer, GC, engineers, and expeditors. The townhouse has been fully wired for security and smart home systems, with new plumbing and electrical and new duct work distribution throughout. It has a rare piano nobile and consists of five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two powder rooms, four new gas fireplaces and two wood burning fireplaces, cove lighting, invisible built in speakers, newly refinished hardwood floors and nearly 8,000 square feet of interior living space with terraces on multiple levels. See full details here.
Upper West Side townhouse

120-East-87th-Street-01 All images of Park Avenue Court via Douglas Elliman
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From the Listing: See full details here.
Upper East Side condo

163-West-76th-Street-01 All images of 163 West 76th Street via Compass
Upper West Side townhouse
Upper West Side townhouse
From the Listing: In 1892, financier and US manufacturer Henry Francis Cook partnered with one of the most prolific architects of his time, Clarence True, to build a 4 story Renaissance Revival house in the heart of the Historic District of the Upper West Side. Fast forward almost 130 years later, the historical significance and essence of the home remain, while the interior has been expertly reimagined and is currently being built out to the highest standards through painstaking efforts of a multi-year endeavor, and with all Landmark plans approved. Envisioned with a home owner's legacy and future generations in mind, 163 West 76th Street went through an extensive gut renovation, creating a sustainable home with an abundance of modern amenities to meet even the most discerning buyer's needs. Please consult an architect. See floor plan and full details here.

224-West-22nd-Street-01 All images of 224 West 22nd Street via Compass
Chelsea townhouse
Chelsea townhouse
From the Listing: Over the span of several years, with the vision of the architecture firm The Turett Collaborative and exceptional builders, this beautiful and modern home being built to the highest standards, is currently in construction and will offer all of the space, functionality, keen design, privacy, and impressive features a discerning owner and investor could hope for, either as a primary residence or a pied-a-terre with private amenities in NYC. There is still time for a buyer to take advantage of the flexibility to customize the home with the owner's seasoned team, or bring in their own team, before further buildout. See floor plan and full details here.

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