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When sprucing up a home before selling, certain projects like painting the walls a neutral color or refinishing the floors are among the easiest and less expensive to complete. Some sellers are prepared to go much further and embark on a gut renovation of the kitchen and bath(s), if not the entire apartment; however, the end result may include appliances, features, and aesthetics that cater to some personal tastes more than others. For this reason, some sellers are content to tout a home's potential and leave the updates to the future buyers, though this might mean accepting a lower listing price.

From December 7-13, 2022, a total of 188 sales listings experienced price cuts. A selection of notable listings, some of which recently underwent renovations and others that await a new owner's touch, can be found below.

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227 East 57th Street
227 East 57th Street Midtown East
The Printing House, 421 Hudson Street
The Printing House, 421 Hudson Street West Village
Madison Green, 5 East 22nd Street
Madison Green, 5 East 22nd Street Flatiron/Union Square
The Norma, 960 Park Avenue
The Norma, 960 Park Avenue Carnegie Hill
50 Gramercy Park North
50 Gramercy Park North Gramercy Park
960-Park-Avenue-01 The Norma, #1B (Compass)
Park Avenue co-ops
Upper East Side co-ops
From the Listing: Elegant architectural details abound in this apartment located in the prestigious J.E. Carpenter-designed white glove pre-war building. One of only two apartments located on the second floor of the building. Features include 24-foot entry gallery, lovely living room, 10-foot ceilings, custom moldings, wainscoting, wall sconces and hardwood flooring. There is a formal dining room with pass through Snaidero kitchen, stainless Miele and Sub-Zero refrigerator, dishwasher, and washer and dryer. Appliances include a 4-burner gas top stove, with stainless vented hood, steam oven, convection oven and self-clean oven. See floor plan and full details here.

138-Lexington-Avenue-01 138 Lexington Avenue, #1 (Brown Harris Stevens)
NoMad condos
NYC condos
From the Listing: This renovated luxurious townhouse style condo featuring approximately 2,000 square feet of luxury living across 3 floors in a quiet NoMad townhouse. While this home has all of the modern conveniences one would expect and more, the owners have maintained the building’s prewar charm by refurbishing the beautiful wood floors throughout, carefully maintaining the crown molding and iconic pillars, and showcasing the exposed brick. The gourmet chef’s kitchen features a bright window with natural light coming from Lexington Avenue, Kitchenaid stainless steel appliances, glass front cabinetry and ample counter space. A secluded main level terrace has been updated with all new decking and a Weber gas grill, perfect for entertaining. See floor plan and full details here.

5-East-22nd-Street-01 Madison Green, #5J (Compass)
Flatiron District condos
NYC condos
From the Listing: Fresh off a high-end gut renovation, this coveted J line is a sun-drenched corner home that features an expansive open floorplan, a private balcony, an oversized living room, separate dining area, open chef’s kitchen with island, a primary suite with a walk-in closet and spa bath, and a generous second bedroom and bathroom all with sunlit open exposures facing the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park in the heart of the Flatiron District. The windowed chef’s kitchen overlooks Madison Square Park and has been customized with gorgeous, custom single slab countertops with seating for five, Bertazzoni and DCS appliances, and bespoke cabinetry with soft close hardware. See floor plan and full details here.

421-Hudson-Street-01 The Printing House, #316 (Compass)
West Village condos
NYC condos
From the Listing: Spanning 2,425 square feet, this loft-like three-bedroom two-and-a-half bathrooms designer duplex is home to many sought-after features, 15+ foot ceiling heights, elegant hardwood floors, top-end finishes throughout, and a coveted West Village location. The main level of this gracious duplex apartment leads to a state-of-the-art chef-kitchen with an island and dining area, Caesar-stone countertops, generous custom cabinetry, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and Wolf and Bosch appliances. An elegant living room featuring double-height with 15-foot ceilings is found beyond the kitchen, and for a space that is so grand, it effectively creates an intimate space. See floor plan and full details here.

227-East-57th-Street-01 227 East 57th Street, #10A (Compass)
Midtown East co-ops
NYC co-ops
From the Listing: This cozy studio features hardwood floors, a windowed kitchenette separate from the living room, and a generous amount of closet space one coat closet and an extra-large walk-in closet! An open floorplan provides a number of ways to arrange your furniture. Very low maintenance fees! See full details here.

30-East-85th-Street-01 30 East 85th Street, #PH30 (Serhant)
Carnegie Hill condos
Upper East Side condos
From the Listing: Currently configured as five bedrooms, five baths and a powder room spread out 5,425 square feet and enjoying 4 private terraces with views in every direction, this penthouse is a dream home and entertaining space. A private, keyed vestibule welcomes you into an expansive and dramatic Great Room boasting 12’ ceilings, a working fireplace and breathtaking skyline and Central Park views. Additional features include pre-wiring for home automation, pre-wired shade pockets in every room, VRF individually zoned heating and cooling, and a discreet service entrance. See floor plan and full details here.

40-East-61st-Street-01 40 East 61st Street, #11A (The Agency Brokerage)
Upper East Side condos
NYC condos
From the Listing: This spacious one-bedroom is located on one of the most glamorous and sought-after blocks of the Upper East Side. This unique layout begins with a large foyer greeting you beneath a coffered ceiling allowing for an airy arrival. There is a large coat closet to your right, and a powder room with linen closet tucked away to your left. The kitchen is on your left as this space spills out into the living and dining area with each section of the apartment denoted by the custom architecture. There is a reading nook within the living space with newly recessed lighting fixtures. See floor plan and full details here.

106-Central-Park-South-01 Trump Parc, #23I (Trump International Realty)
From the Listing: This unit has undergone a complete renovation including floors, moldings, open kitchen, bathroom, closets etc. to offer the best of both worlds. Sunlight streams in through the 6 windows facing south and west in the living space. Three of the windows have an architectural arch. The unit boasts hardwood floors throughout, a washer/Dryer, 1.5 marble baths, and a primary bath with double sinks and a soaking tub and a separate shower stall. See floor plan and full details here.
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3015-Riverdale-Avenue-01 3015 Riverdale Avenue, #2B (Compass)
Spuyten Duyvil condos
From the Listing: This apartment has recently undergone major renovations which include: restored hardwood floors, new kitchen, and bathroom. Kitchen updates feature new stainless steel appliances. There are only a few short steps to enter the lobby and this is an elevator building. Building provides a beautifully maintained courtyard and lobby. See floor plan and full details here.

161-West-61st-Street-01 The Alfred, #15G (Ann Ferguson LLC)
Lincoln Center condos
Upper West Side condos
From the Listing: Bring your contractor and your imagination to create the home of your dreams in this quintessential full service white glove condominum nestled between Lincoln Center and Columbus Circle. This spacious corner 2-bedroom (convertible 3) 2-bath apartment boasts a large wrap around terrace from which you can see Central Park and the Hudson River. The inviting 27-foot-long living room can hold all the furniture you need for relaxing and entertaining. Host a dinner party or enjoy casual meals in the dining alcove or convert it into an office or a third bedroom. See floor plan and full details here.

165-West-End-Avenue-01 Lincoln Towers, #7F (Brown Harris Stevens)
Lincoln Center co-ops
Upper West Side co-ops
From the Listing: This huge sunny junior one-bedroom in a prime West Side locale has open city views and absolutely amazing closet space. The chef’s kitchen has been totally gut renovated and is a stunning triple mint SoHo style delight. This gracious junior one-bedroom has plenty of room for a dining table, coffee table and chairs, large couch, TV wall unit and a king-size bed! 22 feet of windows facing the city span the entire front of the apartment allowing all the eastern sun to shine in and affords a view of sunrise and sunset. See floor plan and full details here.

144-East-36th-Street-01 144 East 36th Street, #6C (Compass)
Murray Hill co-ops
Midtown co-ops
From the Listing: Italian interior designer, architect, and super-yacht designer for Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana puts her chic style into her one of a kind, bright, 2-bedroom/2-bath Manhattan home. With the elegance one might only see while aboard a super yacht, she masterfully transformed this prewar coop into a stunning luxury residence with the best of Italian marble, incredibly detailed millwork and Danish design furniture throughout. A breathtaking, custom designed kitchen with Calacatta gold Silestone countertops, Viking range and wine cooler and Bosch refrigerator and dishwasher would satisfy the most discerning chef. Off of the living room a splendid dining nook has been added with an electric fireplace and a custom designed handcrafted wood mantle. See floor plan and full details here.

15-Central-Park-West-01 15 Central Park West, #24B (Compass)
Central Park West condos
Upper West Side condos
From the Listing: Perched high above the treetops, this magnificent home features spectacular vistas of Central Park West’s ever-changing foliage. The gracious suite of entertaining rooms includes a 30-foot-long living room and formal dining room with views of Central Park. The chef’s kitchen includes a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf stainless steel oven and range, wine refrigerator, marble countertops with matching backsplash and an abundance of storage. The sunlit primary bedroom faces Central Park with a walk-in closet, 11-foot ceilings and is well proportioned for today’s living. The marble bathroom encompasses double vanities, a glass stall steam shower, deep soaking tub and radiant heated floors. See floor plan and full details here.

50-Gramercy-Park-North-01 50 Gramercy Park North, #12B (The Corcoran Group)
Gramercy Park apartments
NYC condops
From the Listing: Perfectly appointed high floor two-bedroom, with the opportunity to add a third, two and a half-bath with a southern-facing 40-foot expanse of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking exclusive Gramercy Park. On entry to the home the grand foyer leads you into the gracious great room complete with 12-foot ceilings and marble clad wood burning fireplace. The double exposure fills the space with light all day long, and the open plan chefs kitchen, complete with breakfast nook, allows for seamless entertaining. The primary suite takes advantage of the tree lined views over the park where two large windows help create the perfect oasis. See floor plan and full details here.

251-East-32nd-Street-01 Riverview East, #19E (The Corcoran Group)
Murray Hill co-ops
NYC co-ops
From the Listing: High floor southern exposed spacious one-bed in full-time doorman building. This home has two huge walk in closets that can easily store all your stuff and then some. Living room has southern and eastern exposure which fills the space with light. The bedroom is queen-sized and southern exposed as well. Open kitchen featuring dishwasher, Viking range and Liebherr fridge. Open city views throughout the home. See floor plan and full details here.

38-Delancey-Street-01 38 Delancey Street, #9B (Serhant)
Lower East Side condos
NYC condos
From the Listing: Residence 9B is a stunning, like-new, 2 bed, 2-bath apartment that was reimagined with bespoke touches to an elevated design level. The southern, western and eastern exposures have open downtown views from Sara Delano Roosevelt Park to 3 bridges and One World Trade Center. Special features include new luxe kitchen and bathrooms, warm gray oak floors, high ceilings, recessed and dimmable lighting with Grafik T Lutron LED switches, integrated designer built-ins and shelving, gallery-like frameless full height doors, projection wall space, installed Epson home cinema projector, soundproofed entry doorway, and programmable remote-controlled shades for every room. The open chic kitchen boasts of a Montclair Danby marble island with room for bar seats. See floor plan and full details here.

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