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While some New Yorkers have a disdain for new construction apartments — citing a lack of character, unimaginative layouts, and the occasional slipshod craftsmanship — the 2021 market shows there are plenty of buyers lining up for these mint-condition spreads which, after a few generations, will also obtain some kind of character many post- and pre-war apartments now possess. For those who still covet hundred-year-old moldings and woodwork, flowing layouts, and beamed ceilings, and can accept the trade-offs of creaky floors, clanking radiators, and a lack of central air, find below two dozen listings chock full of personality that may be the perfect fit for you.

From the Listing: Perched on the fourth floor of an elevator building in prime Prospect Heights, this sunny, stylish, and generously sized studio awaits. Larger than many one bedroom homes, it offers ample living and sleeping space, a raised dining area, a separate dressing room, three closets and multiple windows that allow natural light to stream in all day. A wonderful space to live, work and entertain, it also easily accommodates a Queen size bed, a desk, exercise equipment and more! An arched entryway, built-in shelving and elevated dining area add elegance to this truly special home. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Welcome to 439 Hicks Street Apt. 3A, a lovely corner 1 bedroom 1 bathroom condo. This airy oasis has six large windows with streaming rays of sun through east, west, and north exposures. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances including a d/w, with quartz countertop. Spacious living room, bedroom, and windowed bathroom. With hardwood floors throughout the unit. Best of all, it comes with access to two lush private park-like common outdoor spaces that are exclusively available for Cobble Hill Towers residents, where beautiful grand iron gates welcome you into a space that feels like a secret garden with magnificent trees, blooming flowers, and cozy Adirondack lounge chairs. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Massive PLG Gem with renovated kitchen and bath. This sprawling two bedroom apartment has plenty of closet space and room for desks in each bedroom along with a king set. The current owners renovated the kitchen and bath completely. At nearly 1,000ft, you can not find another two-bedroom of this condition and size so close to the park. The corner apartment faces the back and side of the building and is quiet. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Here is a rare opportunity to own a sun-filled top-floor corner apartment with soaring ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, and a beautiful rooftop deck perched just above the tree-tops in the heart of Park Slope. 326 6th Avenue is a gorgeous Queen Anne-style architectural gem built in the 1890's. Apartment 4L is equipped with everything you'll need for your Brooklyn life, including a home office, in-unit washer/dryer, refinished oak floors, a nicely appointed kitchen with granite countertops and a skylight. The living room is graced with large windows that bring sunlight deep into the apartment all day long. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Presenting an exceptional investment opportunity at the luxurious, amenity-rich Greenwich Club condominium in prime FiDi. This beautiful, spacious 732 sq ft residence boasting one of the largest one-bedroom floorplans in the building is finely designed and offers excellent monthly income, complete with a tenant that's in place until Spring 2022! Airy 10+-foot ceilings, rich American walnut floors, high-end finishes, and large light-filled east-facing windows enhance the ambiance and make anyone with good taste want to live here. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: A Park Slope sweetie, this sun-drenched one-bedroom apartment is absolutely ideal. From the original pine floors, to the exposed brick and wood-burning fireplace, youll feel right at home. The open kitchen, 11-foot ceilings, and bay window leave the space feeling airy and inviting. Enjoy a separate dining area for home-cooked meals and entertaining. Off the dining area, youll find a windowed space for your home office or den. The bathroom features a beautiful marble vanity and Kohler fixtures. Up one flight youll be delighted to find your shared roof deck with stunning views of Manhattan. Summer cocktail hour awaits! Located only one block away from Prospect Park, and just steps from the F and G trains, this lovely apartment is in a well-maintained, pet-friendly building that also includes central laundry, free basement storage, and street access for bikes. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Introducing 203 West 87th Street, #25 - A charming two-bedroom apartment in a prewar boutique co-op at a prime Upper West Side address. The split bedroom layout offers privacy and the open floor plan concept provides abundant space for living and dining, with beautiful views overlooking tree-lined 87th Street. Each of the windowed bedrooms boasts high ceilings, closet space, and amazing light from 3 exposures (north, east and south). See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Step back in time when you enter this sun-filled, garden view 1 bedroom at art deco Gramercy House. The apartment has a gracious square entry foyer and generous coat closet. There are high beamed ceilings, inlaid hardwood floors, a wood burning fireplace and a cozy window seat overlooking the garden in the living room. A separate hall leads to the bedroom suite. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: When you open the front door and you see a clear 50-feet across to the opposite corner, you might just say"Wow!" Featuring three enormous arched windows with direct southern views, Unit 4A at Bronx Bricks is one of the most unique homes to ever come to the market in Mott Haven.

Originally constructed over 100 years ago, this beautiful home features original maple floors, 10-foot ceilings, exposed brick walls and exposed original wooden beams and columns.
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From the Listing: Upon entering this home you are immediately greeted by incredible sunlight and open north and south views. This unique spacious loft apartment has a bedroom upstairs and room for a Home Office. Upstairs ceiling is 6 ft. The flexible layout offers plenty of room for a large, separate dining area and a spacious living room that is perfect for living or entertaining. Huge windows and floor to ceiling bookcases. Beautiful oak strip wood floors throughout the apartment. Open kitchen offering ample cabinetry and granite countertop. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Floor-through 2 bedroom Condo with low monthlies, in perfect Clinton Hill Location:Situated in a row of charming brick townhouses on a quiet tree-lined stretch of Greene Avenue, this lovely renovated home is bright and spacious. Three giant south-facing arched windows frame the large open living space and huge open kitchen with counter seating. There is a wood-burning fireplace, central heat and air on a smart thermostat, and stainless steel appliances. Both bedrooms are generously sized with large windows and closets. The bathroom has been updated with new tile. Additionally, this condo unit comes with its own sizable storage room and private, new washer/dryer on the lower level. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Bask in the sun streaming in through an entire wall of south facing windows and enjoy the gargantuan proportions of this classic loft with its 13' ceilings and 1000+ square feet of living space plus an additional full height sleeping space and a second bedroom. From the floor-to-ceiling closet in the hallway, to the huge jacuzzi tub to the gigantic storage room, so many things in this loft are oversized! See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: EVERYONE wants the grandeur that is a Three bedroom/ Two bathroom in the infamous Hawthorne Court! Spectacular sun-drenched, green garden views on a raised first-floor the ultimate 3 bedroom/two bathroom pre-war apartment space in the most desired landmark/historic complex in all of Jackson Heights! See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: You'll immediately fall for this charming and spacious 2 bedroom, 2 Full bathroom apartment on a lovely, tree-lined East Village block. With exposures in every room, the unit receives an abundance of light and offers views of the Empire State Building from the northern windows. Pre-war character abounds with walls of exposed brick and gorgeous wide-plank pine floors throughout. There is a modern, renovated kitchen with oodles of counter space, an expandable dining table, cabinet storage, a vented Miele hood for the stove, dishwasher, and an ever so handy combo washer/dryer that is neatly tucked away. Both bedrooms are an ample size, the south facing master featuring a windowed, en-suite bathroom and large closet. There is plenty of storage with custom-built-ins and a nifty, overhead storage compartment in the entrance to the apartment. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Supremely quiet, this beautifully situated Prospect Park West apartment exudes comfort, seclusion, and serenity. A large entry hall allows you to breathe deep, unload packages, hang up coats and relish all that's wonderful about this home. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: An Unbeatable Gramercy Loft One Bedroom With Stunning Original Details. Formerly a brewery, Unit 3B at 205 East 22nd Street is a pin-drop quiet renovated showstopper that retains its original details including wood beam ceilings, wood pillars, exposed brick walls and soaring ceiling heights! See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Move right in to this warm, renovated home on a quintessentially Upper West Side Block. Only one flight up from the stoop, this pre-war home features a wood-burning fireplace, in-home washer/dryer and a private terrace. The modern custom kitchen has quartzite countertops and glass tile backsplash and is equipped with a Bertazzoni gas oven, Liebherr refrigerator, and Bosch dishwasher. The apartment receives abundant sunlight in the living room & kitchen via south-facing windows. There is ample closet and storage space throughout, and common storage space in the basement. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: A very rare opportunity to own an authentic NYC residential loft. With a sprawling 1,981-square-feet, and set in the heart of Mott Haven, this beautiful home features 100-year-old original maple floors, 12-foot ceilings, exposed brick walls, and exposed original wooden beams and columns.

Unit 5A is a top-floor corner loft flooded by natural light that pours in through a 35-foot wall of south-facing windows including additional windows in the bedrooms facing East. Residents will enjoy abundant space and feel comfortable while also being able to work from home. This loft is ideal for a live/work buyer or anyone looking to own a unique, special, and creative space.
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From the Listing: THE LOFT: Introducing an exciting and rare opportunity to find space, value, and luxury all wrapped up in one. Located in one of the most desirable buildings in downtown Manhattan, this 1451 square foot home is functional, spacious and offers a place to breathe, live, and spread out. This property truly embodies all that loft living is meant to be. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Steps to Central Park! 2BR, 2BA prewar in best location at 72nd Street just off Central Park West. Very large living/dining room has views of the historic Dakota. 2 large bedrooms with excellent closet space and 2 renovated baths. Separate fully-equipped kitchen with large pantry closet. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: This elegant and immaculate pre-war, landmarked home at The Dorilton has been lovingly restored to move-in perfection. Welcome home to apartment 2C at the Dorilton. A 1902 classic Edwardian Five. This currently shows as a 1 bedroom but is easily converted into a two-bedroom with an office/ small third bedroom. Enter into a beautiful large foyer with an original stained glass window, herringbone wood floors, French doors, incredible details and the first of 3 decorative fireplaces. On the left of the foyer is the extravagant living room with ornate woodwork, a grand floor to ceiling fireplace and mantle and original hardwood polished floors. Pocket doors lead into the amazing dining room with original floor to ceiling wood panels, interlocking ceiling wood beams, a third decorative fireplace and 2 large new windows with window seats. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Stunning sun-flooded direct River and Park views await as one enters this very special and spacious classic 5 room home. Currently a 2bd/1.5 bathroom, the building permits the 2nd full bathroom . The proper entrance foyer leads into a very large living room and adjoining dining room, boasting beamed ceilings: the rooms separated with handsome French doors. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Your perfect Fort Greene oasis awaits in this gorgeous three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom duplex co-op, plus private cellar space, with outstanding storage, a delightful private garden, and an unbeatable location just a few feet from Fort Greene Park. A recent gut renovation includes all new systems, windows, insulation, and custom finishes. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: 56 Marlborough is a four-story, 2600 square foot bespoke "smart" home complete with a garage / parking and boasting an additional 1,400 square feet of outdoor space. Meticulously renovated, fully sprinkled and insulated it offers everything from an operable roof skylight to a cutting-edge centralized three-zone heating and cooling system. This property is privately fenced with a new horizontal modern cedar design and landscaped with indigenous evergreens in the front and in the back lush grass and plants. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: First offering. The main Sanctuary to this beautiful Synagogue has been converted to a truly unique loft residence with balconies overlooking the 18 ft high ceilings of the grand living room, which still holds the original crystal chandelier from the 1920s. This sacred space became the studio and residence of the renowned artist William Wegman when he purchased the building. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: We are excited to offer this stunning loft at the beloved 27 Leonard Street condo with unbeatable carrying costs. Unit 5 combines old-school loft living with tasteful modern touches. As you enter through your private keyed elevator you will experience beamed ceilings, oversized windows, and exposed brick walls. Relax, entertain, or work in the spacious L-shaped living and dining room equipped with a modern fireplace, custom built-in desk, Juliet balcony, and immense windows that flood the room with natural light.

Currently configured as a 1-bedroom, the apartment could easily be configured into a 2 or even 3-bedroom home. The primary bedroom as-is has ample space for its own separate living area with a couch, TV, and an additional desk to work from home.
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From the Listing: Elegance and grandeur exude from this stunning, over 3,200 square foot, mint 9-room home at 876 Park. Three major rooms face flower and tree lined Park Avenue. Enter off a semi private landing into an impressive, square center gallery with coffered ceilings and 2 coat closets, one which is like a mud room. Straight ahead is the absolutely regal 28 foot living room with wood burning fireplace and stunning views to Park Avenue out of a grand triple window. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: This stunning, sun-drenched corner four bedroom, four and a half bath condominium has panoramic, sweeping river and city views and two spectacular terraces overlooking the East River and Gracie Mansion. Designed by world-renowned architect Peter Marino, this magnificent home spans 3,373 square feet and has the highest level of finishes throughout and features hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and multi-zone central air conditioning. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Available partially/fully furnished or unfurnished. Located in the heart of the West Village, this 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, 50 foot wide, townhouse style triplex is now available for rent. Upon entry into the gracious foyer, one can't help but notice the wall of windows and soaring double-height ceilings that adorn the main living area. The open, Bulthaup kitchen is outfitted with Caesarstone counters and stainless steel appliances by Sub Zero & Bosch. The oversized bow-windowed, dining area overlooks a divine 1,386 sq. ft. private terraced garden. See floor plan and full details here.

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