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Estate sale in 17 East 89th Street via Douglas Elliman Estate sale in 17 East 89th Street via Douglas Elliman
When perusing New York real estate listings, especially low-priced listings are sometimes accompanied by two words of warning: “estate sale.” That might be confusing to buyers from other parts of the country who are accustomed to hearing the phrase used to describe what is essentially a high-end garage sale of the contents of a home. But in New York, it means that the home itself has come on the market because the previous owner has died, and the apartment is offered for sale by their estate, usually their heirs.
Some would-be buyers are hesitant to enter a home where there has been a recent death out of fear or respect. Others, however, are more likely to be scared of the condition of the apartments that have not been changed in decades. There is a reason many listings encourage searchers to “bring your architect”: Low asking prices are often offset by the costly, extensive renovations needed to bring these apartments up to modern standards.
However, certain buyers are not put off by estate sales but rather embrace them. While some people appreciate an apartment’s rich history, a class of design enthusiasts welcomes the challenge of an ambitious project. Either way, the following listings offer the chance to create one’s own estate in highly coveted parts of Manhattan for lower prices than one would typically pay.

Centrally-Located Steal
100-West-57th-Street-1 All images of Carnegie House via Rise Media/The Corcoran Group
100-West-57th-Street-2 Kitchen
100-West-57th-Street-3 Bedroom
Enormous apartment in a prime central location is an estate sale, but features fresh paint and new parquet floors. Additional perks include spacious living room, separate dining area, windowed kitchen, master suite with excellent closet, and secondary bedroom with double exposures. Central Park, MoMA, Columbus Circle, Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller Center, the Theater District, and top restaurants and transportation are a short walk away. See floor plan and full details here.

An Upper East Side Estate
333-East-79th-Street-1 All images of 333 East 79th Street via Compass
333-East-79th-Street-2 Bedroom
333-East-79th-Street-3 Private terrace
Upon entering this high-floor home, a spacious foyer lead to a walk-through kitchen, dining area, and bright corner living room. The entire apartment is filled with light from southern exposure, and a private terrace is ideal for enjoying it. Residents enjoy a landscaped courtyard, private playground, fitness center, laundry room, bike room, and easy access to transportation. See floor plan and full details here.

Serenity in Sutton Place
20-Sutton-Place-South-1 All images of 20 Sutton Place South via Compass
20-Sutton-Place-South-2 Dining area
20-Sutton-Place-South-3 Bedroom
Gracious corner co-op in a white-glove building is filled with light from eastern, western, and southern exposures. Both bedrooms are in the west wing of the apartment and feature en suite baths and garden views. The master suite has a dressing room and incredible closet space, and the windowed kitchen also has ample storage space. See floor plan and full details here.

Upper West Side Classic
200-West-79th-Street-1 All images of The Gloucester via Ostrov Realty Group
200-West-79th-Street-2 Kitchen
200-West-79th-Street-3 Bedroom
This corner unit is being sold in move-in condition, but its open views, split bedrooms, and generous closet space make it an attractive prospect. The kitchen is windowed, as is a half bath that could easily be converted into a full. Well-established cooperative offers a planted roof deck, on-site parking garage, and excellent access to Central Park, Riverside Park, and the best restaurants on the Upper West Side. See floor plan and full details here.

Uptown Excellence
10-East-End-Avenue-1 All images of 10 East End Avenue via Maxwell Jacobs
10-East-End-Avenue-2 Kitchen
10-East-End-Avenue-3 Bedroom
Spacious estate sale enjoys excellent layout, abundant natural light, and beautiful views of a tree-lined street. Features include gracious entry foyer, separate dining area, windowed kitchen, and excellent closet space. Well-regarded cooperative welcomes pets and has a garage, laundry room, roof deck, storage, and brand-new gym. See floor plan and full details here.

Beekman Place Beauty
30-Beekman-Place-1 All images of 30 Beekman Place via Sotheby's
30-Beekman-Place-2 Foyer
30-Beekman-Place-3 Bedroom
This apartment is an estate sale, but its corner placement, beamed ceilings, generous square footage, decorative tiled fireplace, and custom built-in shelving offer excellent bones. Just off the kitchen, a separate windowed room can be used as a dining room or study. The bedroom features northern and western exposures, two closets, and adjoining windowed bath. See floor plan and full details here.

Park Avenue Prettiness
1040-Park-Avenue-1 All images of 1040 Park Avenue via Stephen P. Wald
1040-Park-Avenue-2 Kitchen
1040-Park-Avenue-3 Bedroom
Corner unit in a prewar cooperative features high ceilings, excellent prewar details, oversized living room, and four windows overlooking Park Avenue. The windowed kitchen is one renovation away from being a chef's dream. The building welcomes pets, and staff and amenities include 24-hour doorman, concierge, live-in superintendent, fitness center, bike room, and storage. See floor plan and full details here.

Exclusive Estate
425-East-58th-Street-1 All images of The Sovereign via Sloane Square
425-East-58th-Street-2 Gallery
425-East-58th-Street-3 Kitchen
Elegant estate apartment in an Emery Roth-designed building boasts panoramic views of the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building, triple exposures, and flexible floor plan. A grand entrance gallery leads to a spectacular Great Room with wall-to-wall windows. Each bedroom is in its own wing and has an en suite bath. See floor plan and full details here.

Precious Prewar Studio
434-East-52nd-Street-1 All images of Southgate via VHT/The Corcoran Group
434-East-52nd-Street-2 Kitchen
434-East-52nd-Street-3 Sleeping area
Sweet studio in a renowned prewar building features a wood-burning fireplace, generous closet space, windowed kitchen and bath, and newly refinished hardwood floors. The doorman building welcomes pets and offers a landscaped courtyard, laundry room, bike room, and storage. It is in an exclusive Manhattan enclave, but close to Grand Central Terminal, supermarkets, restaurants, and fitness. See floor plan and full details here.

Top-Floor Treasure
17-East-89th-Street-1 All images of 17 East 89th Street via Douglas Elliman
17-East-89th-Street-2 Dining area
17-East-89th-Street-3 Bedroom
Estate condition apartment's original ceiling moldings, hardwood floors, classic layout, and large living room with wood-burning fireplace offer excellent bones to create a dream home one block from Central Park. The living room is separated by French doors and filled with light from northern and eastern exposures. The master suite features partial Central Park views, two large closets, and a windowed bath. See floor plan and full details here.
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