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117 Seaman Avenue, #1D (Compass) 117 Seaman Avenue, #1D (Compass)
While some New Yorkers have a disdain for new construction apartments — citing a lack of character, unimaginative layouts, and the occasional slipshod craftsmanship — our latest report of weekly sales and contracts show there are plenty of buyers lining up for these mint-condition spreads. After a few generations, these will also obtain some kind of character many post- and pre-war apartments now possess.

In spite of the bells and whistles that go into new construction, there are those who still covet hundred-year-old moldings and woodwork, flowing layouts, and beamed ceilings. This may mean accepting such trade-offs as creaky floors, clanking radiators, and a lack of central air or in-unit washer/dryer, but that is worth it to some history and/or design enthusiasts. If you are one of them, find below two dozen listings chock-full of personality that may be the perfect fit for you.

419-East-78th-Street-01 419 East 78th Street, #3A (Prevu Real Estate LLC)
From the Listing: Move right in to this bright and lovely renovated studio that checks all the boxes. Soaring 11-foot ceilings allow for plenty of sunshine through the unit's oversize Southern exposure, which overlooks pleasant and quiet, tree-lined East 78th Street. The impressive eat-in kitchen has recently been renovated with beautiful and high-quality finishes, hardwood open shelving, generous counter space and soft-close storage, and it is outfitted with brand-new stainless-steel appliances. Lovely exposed brick details, two generously sized closets and hardwood flooring round out the features of this terrific apartment. 3A is located just two flights up in this four-story walk-up. See floor plan and full details here.

125-West-56th-Street-01 125 West 56th Street, #4B (Next Stop NY)
From the Listing: Fully renovated extra large one-bedroom in the heart of midtown west. This unique home is anything but cookie cutter. The 10-foot ceilings and wood floors add to the beauty of this home. Enjoy a large windowed kitchen with lots of cabinet and counter space. See floor plan and full details here.

574-44th-Street-01 574 44th Street, #4A (Brown Harris Stevens)
From the Listing: This is the one you have been waiting for! Rarely available top-floor Junior four with five large windows facing south to the water. Perfect for entertaining with side-by-side living and dining rooms, high ceilings, prewar moldings, mahogany doors, original built-in closets and many stylish modern touches such as a fully renovated kitchen and designer light fixtures. Your modern windowed kitchen has display shelving, chef’s stainless countertops and top-of-the-line appliances including a Bertazzoni gas range. See floor plan and full details here.

415-East-52nd-Street-01 Sutton House, #6JC (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Apartment 6JC boasts strip hardwood floors a renovated kitchen flaunting stainless steel appliances and granite countertops and floor. the living room offers an abundance of light, which beams through oversized windows and overlooks a tranquil garden which offers pin drop quiet living. The bedroom is accessed thru a classic dressing area with huge closet and updated bathroom. Upon entering this Zen-like oasis, take a deep breath and relax after a busy day of conquering Manhattan. Closet space is massive. See floor plan and full details here.

117-Seaman-Avenue-01 117 Seaman Avenue, #1D (Compass)
From the Listing: Nestled in the heart of Inwood discover a renovated two-bed, one-bath with pre-war details galore. High ceiling and easy layout allows for distinct cooking, dining and living space. Easy access in and out of the building that has a large modern laundry room, bike room and live in super. Storage is also available. The building is a self managed coop to ensure reasonable monthly fees. See floor plan and full details here.

132-West-71st-Street-01 132 West 71st Street, #4 (Corcoran)
From the Listing: Quintessential Upper West Side living in the heart of West 70s. This beautiful parlor floor one-bedroom in a pre-war townhouse boasts a soaring 13' foot ceilings with wooden beams and recess lighting, not forgetting a stunning restored brick wall accompanied with a wood burning fireplace. The kitchen has custom wood cabinets with a glass display and marble countertops. The bathroom is fitted with Kohler fixtures, porcelain and glass tile, and a frameless glass shower. This is a deal not to be missed! See floor plan and full details here.

263-West-End-Avenue-01 Riverside Towers, #12C (Compass)
From the Listing: Sunny all day! Rarely available high floor Cline. Bright and sunny with both eastern and southern exposures, this extra large one-bedroom apartment has room for your every need. As you enter this gorgeous apartment, you find a nice sized foyer with a double coat closet. There is a huge open living/dining area with gorgeous built-ins and high ceilings. See floor plan and full details here.

33-Riverside-Drive-01 33 Riverside Drive, #8D (Compass)
From the Listing: Gorgeous kitchen and bath in classy co-op! Interiors feature gracious foyer entry, oak herringbone pattern floors, beamed 9'3" ceilings. The oversized and chic fully renovated eat-in-kitchen is outfitted with gray Shaker-style cabinetry, Carrara quartz counters, stainless appliances, and a European washer/dryer. French doors lead to a newly renovated sleek spa-like windowed bathroom with designer subway tile and large storage vanity. See floor plan and full details here.

55-West-95th-Street-01 55 West 95th Street, #33 (Serhant)
From the Listing: Pre-war charm and contemporary elegance define this lovely Upper West Side apartment. Imbued with old-world charm and an abundance of natural light, this beautifully renovated two-bedroom apartment occupies the corner of a prewar building with 10 floors and 48 units nestled just off Central Park. A welcoming foyer adorned with a large coat closet leads into a cozy living area, a well-appointed kitchen, and two king-sized bedrooms. See floor plan and full details here.

235-East-22nd-Street-01 The Gramercy House, #4L (Compass)
From the Listing: Come home to this updated, spacious and welcoming over-sized one-bedroom on a high floor in Gramercy! Arrive through a stately entry foyer that opens to a formal dining room and a truly expansive living room with a wood burning fire place! With three different exposures and windows in every room, you'll always be drenched in natural sunlight and be treated to skyline views featuring the empire state building! Pre-war details include abundant closet space, beautiful hardwood floors with inlay and beamed ceilings. The updated kitchen is windowed and has stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher. See floor plan and full details here.

150-West-75th-Street-01 150 West 75th Street, #13 (Brown Harris Stevens)
From the Listing: Situated on a beautiful tree-lined street that epitomizes "location," you'll love coming home to this pre-war, one-bedroom, two-bath duplex that exudes warmth and has refined detail throughout! Enjoy soaring 12+ parlor-floor ceilings that creates an open and expansive living room with dining/office area, exposed brick, gas fireplace, large windows, hardwood floors and full bath. See floor plan and full details here.

260-West-22nd-Street-01 260 West 22nd Street, #5 (Compass)
From the Listing: Come home to this charming one-bedroom in the heart of Chelsea! It is full of original details and charms such as the exposed brick walls and working wood burning fireplace. The spacious living room can easily fit a sitting area and a generous sized dining table, bedroom can easily fit a king size bed, beautiful hardwood floors throughout, recessed lighting, wall-through AC units in both living room and bedroom, very large windows for great natural light. See floor plan and full details here.

20-West-Street-01 Downtown Club, #23A (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Picturesque Hudson River views and stunning brand new gut renovation in this one-bedroom, two-bath corner unit duplex, complete with a full-size laundry room. Upon entry you are greeted by a spacious foyer leading to the open and airy living space streaming with natural light from the western facing windows. The custom kitchen features an expanded island with a top of the line Thermador appliance package including a chef quality oven, full-sized dishwasher, handcrafted cabinetry, Silestone countertops, and Tile bar backsplash. Soft tones and custom lighting enhance all aspects of living. Just off the kitchen is a large private terrace with spectacular views of the Hudson River and Statue of Liberty. See floor plan and full details here.

159-West-118th-Street-01 The Morellino, #4H (Brown Harris Stevens)
From the Listing: Move-in ready Harlem condo home! This home at the Morellino Condominium features three bedrooms, two full baths, a large and bright living/dining room, open kitchen with ample storage, all in a building with an amazing amenity package! Features include hardwood floors, washer/dryer, central air-conditioning, large windows and closets, and high ceilings. See floor plan and full details here.

406-Lorimer-Street-01 The Artisan, #A (Corcoran)
From the Listing: Check all of your boxes with this bright and beautiful, super spacious, corner condo in prime Williamsburg Brooklyn. The home is currently set up as a two-bedroom plus home office/studio, with a wide-open kitchen, living and dining area plus one and 1/2 baths. The chef’s kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher, a gas range, and lots of storage space. Tow of the downstairs rooms have sliding glass doors leading to the sizable terrace where you can create your own outdoor oasis. See floor plan and full details here.

158-East-22nd-Street-01 158 East 22nd Street, #1 (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: 158 East 22nd Street #1 is an exquisitely renovated, garden level, one-bedroom apartment that perfectly showcases the extensive open concept living space and massive private garden. Every detail of this renovation has been well thought out and expertly achieved. A truly sprawling, floor-through, home with a tremendous private garden fosters a peaceful and tranquil environment in the center of the Gramercy Park neighborhood. The spacious living area is continuous to a high-end gourmet chef's kitchen and opens onto the backyard. The open floor plan kitchen includes extensive millwork and custom cabinetry, Miele appliances, and custom soapstone counters. See floor plan and full details here.

810-Bergen-Street-01 810 Bergen Street, #1 (Compass)
From the Listing: Spectacular space, serenity and seamless indoor-outdoor living are yours in this sprawling, like-new two-bedroom, two-bathroom garden duplex in desirable Crown Heights. Spanning nearly 2,100 square feet, this sun-splashed, gut-renovated home surrounds you with premium finishes and meticulous craftsmanship. Thorough soundproofing between the four units adds an unexpected level of tranquility as well. See floor plan and full details here.

215-West-90th-Street-01 Haroldon Court, #14E (Compass)
From the Listing: A sun-blasted, recently renovated, top floor, oversized classic six with high ceilings in a full service pre-war condominium in the heart of the Upper West Side? Look. No. Further. 14E has a gracious layout that begins with an entry gallery that is nearly a room in its own right, and is lit from all sides with the radiant sunlight glowing through from every room to which it leads. See floor plan and full details here.

166-Bank-Street-01 166 Bank Street, #3A (Corcoran)
From the Listing: Enjoy Hudson River sunsets in this sprawling 2,200-square-foot, 3-bed, 2-bath prewar loft in the heart of the cobblestone West Village. Enjoy beautiful direct Hudson River views and sunsets from your living room and all bedrooms. Graciously proportioned living, dining areas and bedrooms deliver west exposures with stunning river views. This spectacular home presents fantastic scope for a masterful renovation to create luxurious living with all the advantages of an expansive floor plan, seamlessly blending contemporary style, pre-war elegance, and modern living in the heart of the West Village. The space can be reconfigured to include up to 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, as well as central A/C (as a result of very few load-bearing columns) and vented laundry and kitchen. Sprawling living, dining and bedrooms areas deliver West exposures with stunning river views. Massive, turn-of-the-century, exposed wood columns and beams can be easily restored. See floor plan and full details here.

14-East-90th-Street-01 14 East 90th Street, #9D (Compass)
From the Listing: This rarely available large three-bedroom classic seven apartment is located in one of Carnegie Hill's premier prewar cooperatives. Situated on a high floor, this spacious corner apartment is light-filled with open views from every room and offers beautiful proportions and pre-war details throughout. See floor plan and full details here.

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