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The Chelsea Mercantile, #15I (Compass) The Chelsea Mercantile, #15I (Compass)
In new developments and older building alike, maisonette apartments have enjoyed a new appreciation as of late. Typically located on lower levels, if not the first floor, these units are likely to enjoy private outdoor space and a more flexible floor plan than their counterparts upstairs. This atmosphere can offer the feeling of a private house while living in a full-service building.

But as popular as this apartment type has become, it is not for everyone. Even in the most creative construction, lower-level units experience more street noise and less natural light by default. Living at a lower level means owners won't enjoy the city views some deem essential for city living. Finally, at a time when the realities of climate change cannot be ignored, first-floor apartments are at the greatest risk of flooding or weather damage.

From August 17-23, 2022, a total of 141 sales listings experienced price reductions. We take a look at notable listings below, which include a number of first-floor units.

123-Washington-Street-01 W Downtown Hotel & Residences, #52F (Compass)
123-Washington-Street
123-Washington-Street
From the Listing: The property is being marketed for sale by online auction (October 11 - October 13). 3% Buyer’s Premium. Auction with reserve and property subject to prior sale.

This 2-bedroom, 2-bath corner unit offers amazing views, west overlooking the entire Hudson River, and north of the breathtaking Manhattan skyline toward the new World Trade Center, Empire State Building and Chrysler Building. The interior is seamlessly designed and crafted for the ultimate modern living, featuring a sleek white lacquer kitchen with concealed appliances, stainless steel Miele gas top range, oven and convection/microwave, Sub-Zero refrigerator and Miele washer/dryer. There are dark ebony wood floors throughout, solid maple doors, and the oversize windowed bathroom features Italian crocodile-textured ceramic tiling and a towel warmer.
See floor plan and full details here.

159-West-118th-Street-01 The Morellino, #3B (Coldwell Banker Warburg)
159-West-118th-Street
159-West-118th-Street
From the Listing: Welcome home to this open and airy 800-square-foot one bedroom apartment at The Morellino Condominium. One of the best features in this beautiful space is the open chef’s kitchen which is equipped with top of the line stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher, as well as, designer finishes. Additionally, there is a washer/dryer unit tucked into the kitchen closet, 11-foot ceilings, red oak veneer flooring, and oversized windows that let in beautiful afternoon light. The apartment comes with a private storage bin in the basement. See floor plan and full details here.

70-West-139th-Street-01 70 West, #2I (Highline Residential LLC)
70-West-139th-Street
From the Listing: Welcome to this spacious, pin-drop quiet, 1-bedroom/1-bathroom apartment with south-facing windows. Large kitchen with dishwasher and adamant counter space, wide plank hardwood floors, large bathroom, thru-wall PTAC for A/C and heat, and multiple closets. The primary bedroom includes a large and deep walk-in closet! See floor plan and full details here.

554-Third-Avenue-01 The Aurora, #PHC (Compass)
554-Third-Avenue
554-Third-Avenue
From the Listing: Take your place among the Manhattan skyline in this spectacular full-floor, architecturally designed, open-plan penthouse featuring four private terraces and panoramic 360-degree views that sweep across the city from the Empire State Building and One World Trade to rivers and bridges and beyond. Keyed elevator access ushers you into the sprawling three or four bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom residence to discover solid oak espresso-stained floors, ceilings that soar over 10 feet tall, solid wood built-ins and oversized windows on every exposure. From the gracious gallery, you’re invited into the expansive east-facing living room featuring grand proportions, mesmerizing water views, convenient closets, a nearby powder room, and a projection/surround sound entertainment system. An extensive Control 4 home automation system awaits your updates for effortless control over lights, sound and temperature. See floor plan and full details here.

12-West-9th-Street-01 12 West 9th Street, #1C (Buchbinder & Warren)
12-West-9th-Street
12-West-9th-Street
From the Listing: Unique apartment with private garden features arched doorways and vaulted, high ceilings enhanced with wood crown molding. Waiting your personal touch but in good condition as is while you ponder all the possibilities the space has to offer, with open kitchen currently equipped with Sub-Zero refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave, Mosaic tiles and marble spa-like shower is featured in the windowed bathroom. Great storage includes a huge bedroom walk-in closet. See floor plan and full details here.

167-East-61st-Street-01 167 East 61st Street, #8E (Serhant)
167-East-61st-Street-02
167-East-61st-Street
From the Listing: A collaboration between world-renowned contractor Stephen Fanuka and prominent interior designer Genevieve Gorder, unit 8E exemplifies pragmatic functionality, precision craftsmanship, and modern charm. The interiors feature gorgeous tile and stunning accents throughout. Quartz light fixtures by Kelly Wearstler gleam in steady streams of southern and eastern light. The home begins with a lovely foyer adorned with a walk-in coat closet, Apparatus entry sconces, chic wall molding, and a marble powder room. From there, the home flows into an expansive open-concept living room, dining room, and kitchen saturated with natural light and offering access to a wraparound balcony with Moroccan tile and open city views.. See floor plan and full details here.

252-Seventh-Avenue-01 The Chelsea Mercantile, #15I (Compass)
252-Seventh-Avenue
252-Seventh-Avenue
From the Listing: Set on a high floor with clearance to the north, this rare apartment with 10+ foot ceilings is entered via a gracious entry gallery with a large coat closet that leads to the expansive living room with windows facing east and north that infuse this home with artist’s light all day long. An open kitchen with stainless steel appliances allows for gracious entertaining on a grand scale. The primary bedroom features an abundance of closet space with a huge en-suite bathroom with a deep soaking tub, separate shower, and twin sinks. A Lutron lighting system, electronic shades, and built-in speakers are notable improvements. See floor plan and full details here.

70-Little-West-Street-01 The Visionaire, #10C (Corcoran)
70-Little-West-Street
70-Little-West-Street
From the Listing: At 930 square feet and with a living room that spans 22 feet, this loft-like one bedroom is a great home for entertaining and plenty big for a living area, dining area and office. A large open chef’s kitchen with top of the line Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, black granite counters and plenty of bamboo cabinetry is a wonderful place to cook. The bedroom accommodates any size bed with an oversized window, two custom closets and 10-foot ceilings. The masterfully appointed, spa-like bathroom features a warm pallet of limestone and glass mosaic tile, a large stall shower, and a separate extra-deep Waterworks soaking tub. Enjoy incredible light with a bird’s-eye view of the extraordinary West Thames Pedestrian Bridge and Battery Park Promenade viewable from your floor to ceiling windows. See floor plan and full details here.

15-West-84th-Street-01 15 West 84th Street, #8FG (Corcoran)
15-West-84th-Street
15-West-84th-Street
From the Listing: This seamless combination of apartments offers a dramatic expansive open living space with beautiful warm wood details throughout and a wall of south-facing casement windows flooding the home with all-day sunlight. There are two large side-by-side living areas: a large step-down living room with custom cabinetry and millwork that centers around a contemporary decorative fireplace and an adjacent family room/library with additional custom built-ins, including a Murphy bed. The bright, windowed eat-in kitchen features custom maple cabinetry, stone countertops, and top-of-the-line appliances, including a 6-burner stove that vents to the outside and a wine refrigerator. See floor plan and full details here.

860-Grand-Concourse-01 860 Grand Concourse, #4G (Brown Harris Stevens)
860-Grand-Concourse
860-Grand-Concourse
From the Listing: Be the first to live in this freshly renovated jumbo studio. Features include all new windowed bathroom, all stainless/granite kitchen with dishwasher, two large closets, high ceilings, hardwood floors, and intact Art Deco details. The pet-friendly building has an attended lobby, live-in superintendent, and in-building laundry. See floor plan and full details here.

270-Greene-Avenue-01 270 Greene Avenue, #1B (Douglas Elliman)
270-Greene-Avenue-02
270-Greene-Avenue
From the Listing: As you walk into this 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath duplex condo you are greeted with a spacious, light filled, living room with a large window and a coat closet. A custom built-in desk provides the ideal space to work from home. The downstairs lends itself to entertaining with an open living and dining, a chef’s kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a large wine fridge, a range hood that vents out and a washer/dryer. The private outdoor space is perfect for year-round gatherings, barbecuing and quiet relaxation. See floor plan and full details here.

250-South-End-Avenue-01 Hudson Valley East, #7E (Nest Seekers)
From the Listing: Walking through the front door you realize the enormous scale of the home. A light filled living room infuses you with the energy of the Financial District skyline outside your windows. There is a spacious dining area adjacent to a full kitchen, which features many overhead and under counter cabinets, drawers, and an easy generous workspace. Make this home yours with a little love! See floor plan and full details here.

109-West-82nd-Street-01 The Beaux Art, #1B (Compass)
109-West-82nd-Street
From the Listing: Located on a prime Upper West Side block near Central Park and the Museum of Natural History, this architect-envisioned home features custom furnishings, including a generous bedroom behind an insulating walk-in closet, a glass-tiled bathroom and hardwood floors throughout. Boasting soaring ceilings over 10 feet, this chic city retreat has a masterfully configured chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a Wolf oven range and Bosch dishwasher. You’ll enjoy the comfort of the split-air system and the smartly combined Bosch washer/dryer, which has been subtly integrated to maximize convenience. See floor plan and full details here.

210-East-36th-Street-01 210 East 36th Street, #11C (Corcoran)
210-East-36th-Street
210-East-36th-Street
From the Listing: One-of-a-kind loft-like studio boasts Empire State Building views and stunning outdoor space. The open windowed kitchen has iconic city views, Miele dishwasher, and limestone counters. A queen-size Murphy bed allows the living area to easily serve two purposes, and a windowed daybed area can be converted to home office space. A private terrace runs the length of the apartment and offers direct views of the Empire State Building. See floor plan and full details here.

106-Central-Park-South-01 Trump Parc, #23I (Trump Residential)
From the Listing: At a very generous 1,063 square feet, this is one of the largest one-bedroom units in the building. Three of the living room's six windows have an architectural arch, and south and west exposures fill the space with light. This unit has undergone a complete renovation including floors, moldings, open kitchen, bathroom, and closets. See floor plan and full details here.

1965-Broadway-01 The Grand Millennium, #PH3C (Compass)
1965-Broadway
1965-Broadway
From the Listing: Extraordinary in every detail, this 6,800+ square-foot penthouse lives like a single-family home with lavish entertaining spaces, six luxurious bedroom suites and over 2,000 square feet of private outdoor space. You’ll find only the finest materials throughout, including rich walnut flooring, premium stone, and bespoke design features. On the main entertaining level, a gracious foyer is flanked by a powder room, coat closet and dramatic art lighting. Ahead, the magnificent great room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows framing spectacular city, river and sunset views. See floor plan and full details here.

264-Lexington-Avenue-01 264 Lexington Avenue, #7A (Brown Harris Stevens)
264-Lexington-Avenue
264-Lexington-Avenue
From the Listing: This well-proportioned, bright, two-bedroom, one-bath apartment boasts a wood-burning fireplace and enjoys low monthly maintenance. Step into this home via the gracious entry foyer, and immediately access the spacious living/dining room. The two bedrooms are generously sized, and may be modified with this flexible floorplan. Three exposures with windows in every room, hardwood floors throughout, pre-war details, very high beamed ceilings, built-ins and plentiful closets round out the appeal of this home. See floor plan and full details here.

84-Horatio-Street-01 84 Horatio Street, #1B (Compass)
84-Horatio-Street
84-Horatio-Street
From the Listing: This light-filled gem features a renovated granite kitchen, microwave, full-size refrigerator, and dishwasher. Interiors also boast an Italian-tiled windowed bathroom, 10-foot ceilings, working fireplace, and oak wood floors. 84 Horatio Street is an intimate boutique co-op with a lovely garden only a block from the Hudson River Park and close to the Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, Whitney Museum, the High Line, major transportation stops, and the city’s best restaurants and shops. See floor plan and full details here.

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