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A little flexibility can make life in New York more pleasant. (Bleecker Court via Halstead) A little flexibility can make life in New York more pleasant. (Bleecker Court via Halstead)
What do all New Yorkers want in a home? Designers and developers of the hottest new developments would seem to think the answer is uber-luxe finishes and materials, views as far as New Jersey, or a suite of high-end amenities under one roof. But as nice as those things might be to have, the answer is actually, "More space."

Square footage is at a premium in such a densely populated and developed city, and buyers are often forced to pay a truly high price for the privilege. Those in smaller spaces are known for getting creative to make the most of every inch of space, but it's always important to clear "flex" apartments with management and inspectors.

However, if an apartment comes with a convertible floor plan, buyers can skip that part and jump right into imagining what to do with the extra space. The following Manhattan apartments all come with flexible layouts, addresses in highly coveted neighborhoods, and listing prices under $1 million.

Lenox Hill Loveliness
201-East-77th-Street-1 All images of 201 East 77th Street via Douglas Elliman
201-East-77th-Street-2 Kitchen and dining area
201-East-77th-Street-3 Bedroom
201-East-77th-Street-4 Floor plan
Oversized apartment in a prime Upper East Side location boasts open blue sky exposures, pristine hardwood floors, fresh paint job, and sizable dining alcove that can be turned into a second bedroom. Four custom closets, two of which are walk-ins, allow for excellent storage space. Full-service doorman building amenities include a laundry room and roof deck with grill. See floor plan and full details here.

West Side Wonder
165-West-End-Avenue-1 All images of Lincoln Towers via Halstead
165-West-End-Avenue-2 Bedroom
165-West-End-Avenue-3 Private balcony
165-West-End-Avenue-4 Floor plan
Upon entering via a gracious foyer, one is immediately struck by the east-facing exposure, oversized windows, and door leading to a private balcony. The master bedroom faces east and is large enough to accommodate a king-sized bed. The dining area can be used for entertaining, a home office, a library, or even a second bedroom. See floor plan and full details here.

Prewar Perfection
77-Bleecker-Street-1 All images of Bleecker Court via Halstead
77-Bleecker-Street-2 Living room and stairwell
77-Bleecker-Street-3 Mezzanine
77-Bleecker-Street-4 Floor plan
Versatile loft duplex boasts 17' ceilings, east-facing arched windows, pristine hardwood floors, large sunken living room, and built-in bookcase. At the top of the stairs, a king-sized bedroom comes with a large closet and en suite bath. Washington Square Park is just up the street, and Soho shopping is a short walk away. See floor plan and full details here.

Upper Class in Upper Manhattan
360-Cabrini-Boulevard-1 All images of 360 Cabrini Boulevard via Compass
360-Cabrini-Boulevard-2 Living room
360-Cabrini-Boulevard-3 Kitchen
360-Cabrini-Boulevard-4 Floor plan
Art Deco apartment in a prime uptown location boasts high ceilings, graceful archways, nine windows, and custom bookcases. The galley kitchen is outfitted with abundant cabinetry, a ceramic tile backsplash, and Corian marble countertops. A windowed flex room is ideal for a breakfast nook, nursery, home office, or anything else the buyer can dream up. See floor plan and full details here.

Exquisite East Side Co-op
205-East-63rd-Street-1 All images of 205 East 63rd Street via Compass
205-East-63rd-Street-2 Kitchen
205-East-63rd-Street-3 Bedroom
205-East-63rd-Street-4 Floor plan
Sunny, spacious apartment faces southwest and is bathed in light from 14 windows, including in the kitchen. Both bedrooms offer generous closet space, and the windowed dining area can easily be turned into a third bedroom. Full-service cooperative is close to Bloomingdale's, top restaurants, and a choice of subway lines. See floor plan and full details here.

Terrific Turtle Bay Home
240-East-46th-Street-1 All images of 240 East 46th Street via Rise Media/The Corcoran Group
240-East-46th-Street-2 Living room
240-East-46th-Street-3 Dining area and kitchen
240-East-46th-Street-4 Floor plan
Spacious apartment in a full-service cooperative offers generous storage, hardwood floors throughout, and the flexibility to be converted to a two-bedroom. Just off the dining foyer, the white tiled kitchen is finished with white cabinetry. Grand Central Terminal, United Nations Headquarters, and top restaurants are a short walk from the building. See floor plan and full details here.

Fantastically Flexible
440-East-62nd-Street-1 All images of The Park Sutton via Compass
440-East-62nd-Street-2 Bedroom
440-East-62nd-Street-3 Dressing area/flex space
440-East-62nd-Street-4 Floor plan
Oversized studio has been converted to a one-bedroom with generous closet space, parquet floors, and crown moldings. The kitchen has been renovated with Corian countertops, stainless steel appliances, and white wood cabinetry. The dressing area can be adapted into a home office or nursery. See floor plan and full details here.

Seaport Serenity
130-Water-Street-1 All images of 130 Water Street via Douglas Elliman
130-Water-Street-2 Kitchen
130-Water-Street-3 Bedroom
130-Water-Street-4 Floor plan
Beautifully renovated apartment boasts new floors throughout and a custom dining table with seating area. The bedroom comes with a dressing area, and the apartment's flexible layout allows for a second bedroom. The resurgent South Street Seaport and Wall Street transportation are a short walk in either direction. See floor plan and full details here.

Architectural Apex
300-East-4th-Street-1 All images of 300 East 4th Street via Compass
300-East-4th-Street-2 Living room
300-East-4th-Street-3 Kitchen and dining area
300-East-4th-Street-4 Floor plan
One-time rectory has been converted to unique apartments, and this one boasts exposed brick walls, soaring ceilings, and a lofted mezzanine that can serve as sleeping space, a home office, or extra storage. The building allows pets and offers a basement laundry room and roof deck. Its address on the cusp of the East Village and the Lower East Side puts it near popular restaurants, nightlife, and culture. See floor plan and full details here.

Charming Cooperative
530-East-90th-Street-1 All images of Gracie Gardens via Compass
530-East-90th-Street-2 Entrance foyer
530-East-90th-Street-3 Bedroom
530-East-90th-Street-4 Floor plan
Gracious apartment in a prewar cooperative boasts tree-lined exposures, expansive entry foyer, custom recessed lighting, Brazilian hardwood floors, and a flexible den/second bedroom. The windowed kitchen has been renovated with a breakfast bar and generous counter space and cabinetry. While Carl Schurz Park is a short walk away, the building has its own landscaped private garden. See floor plan and full details here.

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