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104 Willow Street (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 104 Willow Street (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Before putting a home on the market, it's not uncommon for sellers to spruce it up, either with small tweaks or a full remodel. This allows the buyer to move into a home with up-to-date infrastructure and appliances, not to mention avoid supply chain woes and worker shortages that still persist. Additionally, in certain New York buildings, moving into a renovated apartment allows buyers to avoid the hassles of obtaining board approval and only having a certain window in which to do work.

However, it is important to note that a renovation is not a panacea that results in instant sales and a tidy profit. For one thing, some buyers prefer to choose their own finishes, fixtures, and appliances. For another, even the most meticulous designer renovation cannot compensate for such factors as a tough board, a somewhat out-of-the-way location, or a price that might have been too ambitious in the first place.

From August 2-9, 2022, a total of 179 listings throughout New York experienced price reductions. A selection of notable listings, a number of which were recently renovated, may be found below.

201-East-77th-Street-01 201 East 77th Street, #PHA (Compass)
Upper East Side penthouse
From the Listing: Welcome to Penthouse A with its breathtaking and panoramic views of the East River and NYC skyline from the north, east and west. Bring your architect to this corner 2-bedroom/2-bathroom apartment which offers abundant sunlight. Enter to the spacious foyer which opens up to an expansive living room and dining room with an abundance of light throughout the day. The windowed kitchen can be reimagined to create a wonderful chef’s kitchen with plenty of storage. The primary bedroom offers an en suite bathroom and a large walk-in closet. See floor plan and full details here.

408-East-79th-Street-01 Arcadia, #PHA (Triplemint)
Upper East Side penthouse
From the Listing: Fresh off a gut renovation from one of NYC’s top interior designers, PHA at the stunning Arcadia is a one-of-a-kind residence nearly untouched and ready for the most discerning buyers. Upon entering through the gracious foyer from a landing shared with only one other home, you immediately feel the magnitude of this space. The nearly 12-foot ceilings are complemented by wrap-around floor-to-ceiling windows, a working fireplace, and unobstructed views and natural light. A separate yet open dining room leads you to a jaw-dropping chef’s kitchen with custom cabinetry, top-of-the-line appliances, and views south over the Manhattan skyline. The private terrace has an outdoor kitchen with a gas grill, and over a thousand square feet to enjoy the private outdoor oasis of your dreams. See floor plan and full details here.

90-William-Street-01 Be@William, #14D (Level Group Inc.)
From the Listing: Spanning 849 square feet with soaring beamed ceilings and a wall of oversized windows, this perfectly arranged studio lives larger than most one-bedrooms. Beautiful wide-plank hardwood floors invite you inside to discover a huge hall closet. A sliding door reveals the built-out sleeping alcove where you’ll find another custom walk-in closet. Ahead, the open-plan great room provides an expansive footprint for living and dining areas, and built-in shelving and a home office nook add to the wise use of space. Test your culinary skill in the top-notch open kitchen where lacquer cabinetry and quartz counters surround a center island and upscale appliances. See full details here.

40-East-61st-Street-01 40 East 61st Street, #13AB (Compass)
From the Listing: This bright elegant and spacious apartment features a grand living room, two primary en suite bedrooms, one secondary bedroom, a library/den (convertible into a fourth bedroom), four full bathrooms, a large dining room and an eat-in windowed kitchen. Two private terraces and two balconies frame this beautiful south and north facing home. The apartment offers beamed high ceilings, great light, open city views, hardwood floors and an abundant closet space, including walk-in and custom closets. See floor plan and full details here.

37-16-83rd-Street-01 The Windsor, #2E (Compass)
From the Listing: This one-bedroom residence has a living room, a large eat-in kitchen, and a recently renovated bathroom. Pin drop quiet with soaring ceilings and gorgeous hardwood floors; there are three spacious closets, eastern and western exposures. Within a two-block radius, you will find the subway, a farmer’s market, Zagat-rated restaurants, an organic market, a cheese shop, and a wine shop. See floor plan and full details here.

1-Fifth-Avenue-01 1 Fifth Avenue, #19E (Corcoran)
From the Listing: Perched on the 19th floor of the prestigious tower at One Fifth Avenue, lies residence 19E, a spectacular one-bedroom, one-bathroom jewel box with unmatched light and views that will take your breath away. An entertainer’s living room with over 9-foot beamed ceilings, honey wood plank floors, and three oversized picture windows spanning south-facing views of One World Trade, Washington Square Park and West-facing views overlooking the West Village, Hudson Yards and beyond. An expansive dining area can easily fit a table of eight and is situated perfectly adjacent to the kitchen with quartz adorned countertops and an abundance of cabinet space. See floor plan and full details here.

420-East-51st-Street-01 420 Beekman Hill, #9A (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Newly renovated apartment has a contemporary flair with reimagined dramatic open floorplan, spectacular light and beautiful floors. The kitchen offers new stainless steel Bosch appliances, custom cabinetry, built-in wine bar and oversized quartz countertop/pass through breakfast bar. You will appreciate the ample sized split bedrooms. The primary bath has been enlarged into a true spa bath with glass enclosed oversized shower, vessel glass sinks and beautiful porcelain tiles. There are numerous, large closets throughout. See floor plan and full details here.

50-United-Nations-Plaza-01 50 United Nations Plaza, #33A (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Sophisticated and sun-drenched, this corner three-bedroom, three bathroom luxury condominium residence designed by architect Sir Norman Foster, is the highest floor available in the line. Providing panoramic sweeping views of the East River, The United Nations, Empire State and Chrysler buildings, the residence spans approximately 2,609 square feet and has 11' ceilings. A semi-private elevator landing leads to an elegant foyer with large coat closet and powder room featuring luxurious Noir du Roi marble floors. Enter a grand, sun-flooded living room with eastern and southern exposures and breathtaking views of the river as showcased through floor-to-ceiling bay windows. The unit can be purchased furnished, and an on-site parking space with valet parking transfers with the sale along with a storage bin. See floor plan and full details here.

323-West-11th-Street-01 323 West 11th Street, #3E (Sotheby's International Realty)
From the Listing: Gorgeously renovated 1-bedroom home offers extra high ceilings, exposed brick, and all day natural light through 2 tall windows and southern exposures. Central AC, Bosch washer/dryer, handsome natural oak flooring throughout. The kitchen features high-end fixtures and Fisher & Paykel appliances, as well as Caeserstone countertops. The all-marble bathroom features Waterworks fixtures, rainfall shower head and the coveted bathroom window for ideal air flow. There’s no better neighborhood, with the city’s very best cafes, restaurants, shopping and Hudson River Park practically outside your doorstep. See floor plan and full details here.

104-Willow-Street-01 104 Willow Street, #TH (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
From the Listing: At last -a unique opportunity to own one of the few remaining federal houses in historic Brooklyn Heights. This beautiful, single-family house, built in 1826, retains intricate historical details, including restored, original moldings and floors. A meticulous renovation has captured period charm packaged in a contemporary envelope. All the mechanical functions have been totally updated with zoned climate control, radiant heating, and a snow melting system for the patio. The very private garden has mature plantings to ensure year-round privacy. There are seven fireplaces (six operational) as well as generous closets and storage spaces throughout. Featured in Best Picture nominee The Post! See floor plan and full details here.

2112-Dorchester-Road-01 Dorchester Heights, #3J (Corcoran)
From the Listing: Welcome to apartment 3J at 2116 Dorchester Road - a spacious two flex three bedroom, one bath condominium residence. Enter to a generously proportioned living and dining space. An open windowed kitchen with stainless steel appliances off the living space is roomy and convenient. Continue back to two large bedrooms with great closet space and a full common bathroom with tub. An extra room makes a great home office, third bedroom, or open it up and use as additional living and dining space. Amenities include a shared courtyard, common laundry, and bike storage. See floor plan and full details here.

50-Sutton-Place-South-01 50 Sutton Place South, #19F (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Enjoy this high floor over-sized and sunny, highly desirable 2-bedroom home with direct river views and expansive eastern and southern exposures. This pin-drop quiet apartment features wood flooring, significant closet and storage space. Its fantastic and flexible layout includes a formal entry foyer leading to an huge living room with wonderful space for both entertaining and comfortable living. A lovely terrace faces out to the East River and is a great respite to enjoy a cup of coffee or wine while watching the boats go by! See floor plan and full details here.

419-East-57th-Street-01 419 East 57th Street, #2F (Brown Harris Stevens)
From the Listing: Throughout this impeccably maintained two-bedroom home are desirable prewar details: multiple exposures, high ceilings with plaster moldings, oversized windows and original strip oak floors. With its wall of windows, the spacious, oversized living room is encased in custom bookcases that bring incredible warmth, color, and character to the room. A windowed kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops with oversized tile backsplash, and handsome wood cabinetry. The primary bedroom with walk-in closet features an ensuite windowed bathroom. See floor plan and full details here.

1-Gracie-Terrace-01 1 Gracie Terrace, #20A (Corcoran)
From the Listing: Enjoy sweeping east and north river views from the 20th floor of this unique, corner 6-room apartment in one of East End Avenue's best coops! The living room, primary bedroom and second bedroom all have dual exposures allowing for incredible light to radiate throughout the apartment. The windowed kitchen can be conveniently opened to the dining area and the living room creating an expansive loft-like feel. Create your dream home containing 3 / 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, a dining area as well as a maids room which easily converts to a spacious 4th bedroom or home office. See floor plan and full details here.

33-Riverside-Drive-01 33 Riverside Drive, #4D (Brown Harris Stevens)
From the Listing: Welcome home to your newly renovated, pristine studio on the fourth floor of a prestigious full-service cooperative on Riverside Drive. A proper entry foyer features custom closets that have been outfitted floor to ceiling. The large windowed and separate eat-in kitchen is adorned with Caesarstone countertops, custom cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher. Wonderful old-world details include herringbone hardwood floors and high-beamed ceilings. Every detail has been carefully thought out, including recessed lighting in the main living area. See floor plan and full details here.

35-East-85th-Street-01 Westminster House, #7CN (William Raveis New York City)
From the Listing: Unit 7CN is an absolutely charming 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment with wonderful light streaming through the south-facing wall of windows. One enters the unit into a lovely foyer and a hallway storage closet is just to the left. Beyond the foyer, a galley kitchen is complete with great counter space and purposeful storage all your cooking needs! The centerpiece of the home is a large dining and living room. The space is currently outfitted with wall-to-wall carpet (which can easily be removed to reveal a rich, parquet wood floor) and ample storage is available in the built-in entertainment center. Double sliding doors separate the living room from the sun-filled bedroom. See floor plan and full details here.

46-30-Center-Boulevard-01 The View at East Coast, #404 (Modern Spaces)
From the Listing: With floor-to-ceiling windows, you have amazing river direct city views including the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and the iconic Pepsi Cola sign in this gorgeous 2-bed and 2-bath at the luxurious View Condos on Center Boulevard. Featuring a gourmet chef’s kitchen that includes a Viking stove and microwave oven, refrigerator by Sub-Zero, Bosch dishwasher and wine cooler, and vented washer/dryer. Great sized bedrooms with generous closet space; primary bathroom has a double sink and white marble bath and shower. See floor plan and full details here.

1060-Park-Avenue-01 The Niagara, #7G (Douglas Elliman)
Park Avenue coops
Upper East Side co-ops
From the Listing: Welcome to Apartment 7G at 1060 Park Avenue, a completely renovated classic six pre-war apartment with amazing Park Avenue views. Extra large foyer, finished with Venetian plaster throughout and custom built closets and built ins, leads to the spacious living room that looks out onto prestigious Park Avenue. There are three large casement style windows. 10-foot ceilings, and a working fireplace with all original mantle. The chef’s kitchen is designed with custom solid wood and sand blasted glass cabinetry, granite counters, and Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Miele appliances. Every inch of this apartment has been modernized while maintaining its prewar aesthetic. See floor plan and full details here.

121-East-22nd-Street-01 121 E 22nd, #S1101 (Toll Brothers Real Estate)
From the Listing: This stunning home has a generous living/dining space and offers southern and northern exposures for sun-drenched living space overlooking quiet 22nd Street. This home includes wide plank, white oak floors and over-sized double pane windows. Chief’s kitchen features a full suite of Gaggenau appliances, polished quartz counter tops, generous pantry, and acid-etched, back-painted glass cabinetry with custom millwork. The stunning primary bathroom is outfitted with Calacatta Paonazzo marble countertops, tub decks, and accent walls. Summer incentives include sponsor-paid mansion and transfer taxes, 1 year of common charges, and $50K off parking. See floor plan and full details here.

302-West-102nd-Street-01 302 West 102nd Street, #3 (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Just two flights up in a charming, 25’ wide, nineteenth century townhouse, this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom home with spacious bonus room boasts soaring 10’ ceilings and original parquet hardwood floors. The windowed kitchen features a dishwasher and washer/dryer and plentiful storage. The white tiled bathroom is appointed with a pedestal sink and shower. With lovely southern exposure, the bedroom and bonus room/convertible second bedroom are sunny with views across serene, tree-lined West 102nd Street. Bring your contractor and a little imagination! See floor plan and full details here.

214-West-72nd-Street-01 Parker West, #PHB (Corcoran)
From the Listing: Penthouse B is a floor-through duplex home with dramatic city skyline and Hudson River views located on the 19th and 20th floors. Direct elevator access opens directly into the home, with custom stained 7" European oak plank floors, ceiling heights up to 9’5", and oversized insulated casement windows complete with roller shades as well as blackout shades in the bedrooms. The corner great room graciously accommodates both living and dining spaces with oversized casement windows to the South and West offering views of the city skyline and Hudson River. The windowed kitchen features custom Italian oak cabinetry and large center island with oil-rubbed bronzed detailing and hardware, along with a suite of premium appliances. See floor plan and full details here.

235-East-22nd-Street-01 The Gramercy House, #14L (Compass)
From the Listing: Come home to this updated, spacious and welcoming over-sized 1 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 fireplace. The updated kitchen is windowed and has stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher. Pre-war details include abundant closet space, beautiful hardwood floors with inlay and beamed ceilings. See floor plan and full details here.

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