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Statistics have shown that triple-mint, turn-key apartments are going fast in New York, while homes in need of work tend to linger on the market. It's true that renovating an apartment is a daunting endeavor at the best of times, and supply chain woes and labor shortages have made it especially challenging in recent times. However, months of lockdown have had people working, learning, relaxing, and exercising from home; in doing so, they have been forced to adapt their apartments to accommodate the various activities. A renovation can serve as a golden opportunity to carve out designated space as opposed to cramming oneself into the kitchen or a bedroom corner.

Of the 348 listings that experienced price reductions last week, a number of them were apartments in prewar buildings with generous square footage and original architectural details, but outdated infrastructure and/or interiors. They truly don't make them like they used to, and these diamonds in the rough have the potential to become true gems in the hands of a creative owner and a good architect. A full, sortable chart of the past week's price cuts may be found below.

In this article:

1 Morton Square
1 Morton Square West Village
The Beresford, 211 Central Park West
The Beresford, 211 Central Park West Central Park West
The Mayflower, 245 East 87th Street
The Mayflower, 245 East 87th Street Yorkville
205 East 63rd Street
205 East 63rd Street Lenox Hill
The Sherry Netherland, 781 Fifth Avenue
The Sherry Netherland, 781 Fifth Avenue Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.

21-06-35th-Street-01 The Acropolis, #3H (Beekman Street Realty)
From the Listing: Sponsor unit. Fantastic, beautifully gut-renovated home! Stunningly designed by established architect. This home features exposed brick, Caesarstone countertops, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar, a sun-filled living room, gleaming hardwood floors, and clean finishes throughout! It is bright and sunny with windows on every wall and triple exposures! See floor plan and full details here.

342-East-110th-Street-01 The Conrad, #7C (Exp Realty NYC)
From the Listing: One-of-a-kind spacious one-bedroom condo with private balcony (200+ square feet!). Large, floor-to-ceiling windows allow for lots of natural light to come in from the north and west side facing walls. Nice sized living room good for entertaining which is adjacent to the chef's kitchen with quartz counter tops, Jen-Air stainless steel appliances, and wood covered, modern cabinets throughout. See floor plan and full details here.

205-East-63rd-Street-01 205 East 63rd Street, #4G (Serhant)
From the Listing: Boasting custom finishes and a prime Lenox Hill address, this gut-renovated 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is a paradigm of modern city living. Features of the apartment include beautiful parquet hardwood floors, crown molding, eastern and western exposure, oversized sash windows with custom bench seating and built-ins, pristine bathrooms, new electrical, and custom walk-in closets. See floor plan and full details here.

45-East-End-Avenue-01 45 East End Avenue, #3B (Compass)
From the Listing: Renovated, jumbo junior four, awash in natural sunlight, blessed with spectacular River Views, and including a large private balcony. Enjoy your morning coffee and paper while watching the sunrise in the separate dining area. A fully renovated kitchen includes marble counters, ample cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances See floor plan and full details here.

400-East-56th-Street-01 Plaza 400, #23C (Warburg Realty Partnership)
From the Listing: One-of-a-kind, meticulously renovated, reconfigured, and designed by a leading New York architect with attention to every detail, this triple mint and enormous (approximately 980 square feet) 1-bedroom boasts a private over-sized balcony and two full high-end baths. A formal entry foyer leads to a stunning large living room with African wood bookcases, an over-sized balcony, and a dining area (that comfortably seats 8) with striking views of Midtown and the Chrysler Building. See floor plan and full details here.

10-West-66th-Street-01 Park Ten, #21A (Compass)
From the Listing: Welcome to spacious living in one of the most impressive buildings in Lincoln Square, located at Central Park West and 66th Street and in company with all of the amazing world class dining and services this neighborhood offers. This is a very rare home to come up in the building as it is in one of the most desirable floor-plans in the building. This corner home offers views to the east towards Central Park and views north towards 66th Street with Central Park, ton’s of sky and architecturally beautiful buildings. See floor plan and full details here.

455-Main-Street-01 Riverwalk Place, #PH2F (Compass)
From the Listing: This one-of-a-kind two-bedroom, two full bath penthouse features floor-to-ceiling windows, open windowed chef's kitchen, granite countertops, marble primary bathroom with a double sink vanity, parquet floors throughout, large bedrooms with ample closet space, washer and dryer as well as an amazing light and spectacular city, river and bridge views. The building is a full service luxury condominium offering attentive staff, a 24-hour concierge and doormen, a state-of-the-art fitness center, playroom, bike room, central laundry, storage room, a live-in resident manager, an exclusive entertainment lounge, and a spectacular rooftop terrace with a 360-degree Manhattan and river views. See floor plan and full details here.

205-East-63rd-Street-01 205 East 63rd Street, #17A (Triplemint)
From the Listing: Apartment 17A is an impressive, southern-facing Classic 7 home with a 40-foot wide terrace, showcasing iconic views of Lenox Hill. This expansive home is a combination of three separate apartments, creating a generous space with northern, southern, and eastern exposures. The home offers an ideal layout for entertaining allowing a seamless flow from the formal dining room to living areas and onto the tranquil terrace. The eat-in kitchen is a true chef's oasis, located off the formal dining room holds dual appliances, sinks, and pantries. See floor plan and full details here.

781-Fifth-Avenue-01 The Sherry Netherland, #1214/1215 (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Located in the famed Sherry Netherland on Fifth Avenue, this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom of perfect proportions with phenomenal east and west light and exposures is listed for the first time in decades. It has one of the most desirable exposures in the building with 12 windows, high ceilings, and the most gracious foyer. See floor plan and full details here.

860-Fifth-Avenue-01 860 Fifth Avenue, #8E (Compass)
From the Listing: Just steps from Central Park, this stunning two-bedroom, two-bathroom residence features an elegant flow for sophisticated living and entertaining in a revered, full-service Fifth Avenue cooperative. This exceptional home welcomes you inside with a sweeping, light-filled layout featuring hardwood floors, and crown moldings. From the gracious foyer, you're invited to relax or entertain in the open living and dining areas. The windowed kitchen features excellent cabinet space and a six-burner Viking range, while adjacent built-ins do double duty as a convenient work-from-home space or a buffet and bar for effortless hosting. See full details here.

230-West-78th-Street-01 Linden 78, #2B (Brown Harris Stevens)
From the Listing: Located in the heart of the Upper West Side, this south-facing two-bedroom/two-bath apartment offers full service luxury living. The spacious living room, which splits the two bedrooms, opens up to the dining area that is right off the kitchen for convenience. The kitchen features lovely large counter tops, tons of cabinetry, Miele oven and microwave, an InSinkErator disposal, and Viking fridge with a separate wine fridge. Apartment 2B has 9ft+ ceilings, oversized double-paned windows, beautiful hardwood floors, central conditioning & heating and a washer/dryer. See floor plan and full details here.

150-East-61st-Street-01 150 East 61st Street, #7E (Compass)
From the Listing: Apartment 7E will take your breath away. With a chef's open kitchen including top-of-the-line appliances (including a wine fridge and built-in coffee center), a split bedroom layout, generous closets throughout, a large washer/dryer and a magnificent fireplace that is the focal point of your living space, you will not want to miss this gorgeous apartment. All necessary capital improvements and upgrades have been done and paid for by the building already - these include new central air-conditioning equipment and risers, local law 11 exterior work, new sidewalks and tree pits, new roofs, upgraded and modernized elevators and renovated lobby and hallways. See floor plan and full details here.

215-West-92nd-Street-01 The Clayton, #12A (Compass)
From the Listing: Here is a smart layout that lends itself to fulfilling today's many at-home demands, and whose original DNA gives it an utterly timeless relevance. From the welcoming foyer/gallery, to the over-scaled, south-facing living room, life and entertaining in this home is easy. Off of the jumbo living room is a big, super-flexible open-plan dining room. Perfect for a bonus den/dining/office, this flexible room is well served by the adjacent, windowed kitchen with stainless steel appliances and ample counter and cabinet space. The bedrooms offer a good scale and peacefulness.Sponsor unit - no board approval required. See full details here.

245-East-87th-Street-01 The Mayflower, #19A (David Calderazzo)
From the Listing: Design your own dream home with a 900-square-foot terrace with sunrise and sunset city views! It is currently configured as a 1-bedroom, 1.5-bath with 2 dens that can easily be made into 2 more bedrooms. The building welcomes pets and is conveniently located near Carl Schurz Park, Central Park, and the 4, 5, 6, and Q subways lines at 86th Street. See full details here.

130-East-67th-Street-01 130 East 67th Street, #6C (Brown Harris Stevens)
From the Listing: Located within a full-service white glove pre-war coop, this stunning and spacious three-bedroom/three bathroom apartment has it all. The gracious foyer leads to a chandelier-lit gallery that borders the living, dining and powder rooms. The spacious living room includes a wood-burning fireplace, with a pristine marble mantle. The eight over eight windows with north exposures brings warmth and light into the living room. On the south side of the gallery, a charming dining area is perfectly situated for dinner parties. The large eat-in kitchen has a south-facing view of a courtyard, welcoming natural light all day. See floor plan and full details here.
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59-John-Street-01 59 John Lofts, #PH1 (Compass)
From the Listing: Take your place in the Downtown skyline in this breathtaking two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom corner penthouse with a wraparound terrace, designer interiors and full-service condominium amenities. From the gracious foyer, you're invited into the magnificent great room where wide plank hardwood floors and soaring 11-foot-tall ceilings amplify the bright airiness of the space. Relax in front of the gas fireplace and stone feature wall in the living room, or entertain under a crystal chandelier in the spacious dining room. Step through glass doors in either space for lavish al fresco dining and lounging surrounded by the sights of the city on your expansive 471-square-foot terrace. See floor plan and full details here.

33-Bleecker-Street-01 33 Bleecker Street, #3C (Compass)
From the Listing: Bring your architect and transform nearly 2,000 square feet of raw loft space into your dream home! Many of the loft's desirable period details have been well-preserved over time; the space is framed by 10 massive windows, stunning rough-hewn columns and beams, exposed brick and a functional wood-burning fireplace. Located amidst some of downtown's finest luxury addresses, 33 Bleecker enjoys close proximity to a plethora of the city's most wonderful experiences and amenities. See floor plan and full details here.

955-Park-Avenue-01 955 Park Avenue, #7E (Corcoran)
From the Listing: Located on Park Avenue between 81st and 82nd Streets, the apartment will be the perfect backdrop to create an elegant and sophisticated home. You will fall in love with the 10-foot ceilings and original prewar details with oversized windows and well-proportioned rooms. A large entry foyer will welcome you with light from the living room and kitchen streaming in. The living room and dining room are an entertainer's dream with the possibility of creating a loft like salon. The adjacent eat in kitchen has a lovely Park Avenue view and can be renovated to offer an open concept floor plan open into the dining room. In the separate bedroom wing there are two large bedrooms. Bring your contractor and your vision to restore or reimagine this exceptional space! See floor plan and full details here.

312-East-22nd-Street-01 The Gramercy East, #PHA (Corcoran)
From the Listing: From the moment you enter Penthouse A, you'll revel in this unique, open loft-like condo with a floor through wall of oversized windows, high ceilings, expansive living and dining area with wood-burning fireplace, and open kitchen with Sub-Zero, Viking stove with grill, Miele dishwasher, wine fridge, gorgeous custom cabinetry, center island, and large breakfast dining area. Wide stairs lead to the second floor with king-sized bedroom, large sitting room and office. Two terraces complete the top floor for enjoying the outdoors from your sofa - perfect for entertaining! See floor plan and full details here.

40-East-94th-Street-01 Carnegie Hill Tower, #7FG (Compass)
From the Listing: Unit 7FG is a great combination apartment currently configured as 7 rooms plus a laundry room. The combination creates an attractive and unique split-bedroom layout, with a spacious dining area and large adjoining living room. The apartment features a separate laundry room with washer/dryer, a distinctive feature for an apartment in this building. See floor plan and full details here.

157-West-57th-Street-01 One57, #38E (Extell)
From the Listing: Fully furnished and move-in ready, this turn-key residence at One57 comes with intimate city views of Midtown Manhattan seen from the kitchen, living, and bedroom areas. The chef's kitchen was designed for entertaining in mind with professional appliances by Miele, Sub-Zero wine cooler, and hand-crafted custom cabinetry by the award winning Smallbone of Devizes. This unit also has additional space for a home library or study room. Floor-to-ceiling windows let you and your guests fully comprehend what life at One57 is all about - views, luxury, and home. See floor plan and full details here.

225-East-81st-Street-01 The Justin, #PH (Nest Seekers)
From the Listing: This spectacular home has three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and spans 1766 square feet with exclusive ownership of the entire roof deck. The roof deck features an outdoor kitchen with a gas BBQ grill, full size hot tub, wood burning fireplace, TV, 360-degree views, and is fully furnished with a couch, table, and 4 cushioned sun chairs. It is fully built out with lighting, speakers, irrigated gardens, and a half bath. The apartment's interior boasts of top-of-the-line finishes and exceptional attention to detail including 9.5-foot coffered ceilings, wide plank radiant-heated white oak floors, floor-to-ceiling tilt-and-turn Kolby windows, and a masonry fireplace. See floor plan and full details here.

524-East-72nd-Street-01 The Belaire, #43ABG (Corcoran)
From the Listing: This 43rd floor residence at The Belaire has panoramic views from every room from the Queensborough Bridge all the way south to the Brooklyn Bridge and beyond. No detail was overlooked in the meticulous design of this spacious 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath, light-filled home with Venetian Plaster walls, Lutron home system, stunning finishes and generously proportioned rooms with separate living and entertaining spaces. Enter the 24-foot gallery leading to magnificent living room with 3 exposures and jaw-dropping views. This spectacular home also features a formal dining room, windowed kitchen topped with modern finishes, custom cabinetry, ample storage closets and a washer/dryer. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. See floor plan and full details here.

211-Central-Park-West-01 The Beresford, #3K (Compass)
From the Listing: A grand-scale seven-room home in a celebrated Central Park West cooperative features a classic pre-war layout, original details, and incredible proportions. Upon entering, you are met with a dramatic 10' by 27' reception gallery which flows graciously into a 16' by 28' grandly proportioned living room boasting a wood-burning fireplace and three large windows emphasizing the beautiful views and light to the north overlooking the historic brownstones on 82nd Street. Adjacent to the extra-large dining room is the windowed, eat-in kitchen with original, restored St. Charles cabinetry, an abundance of storage and counter space, a six-burner commercial range, and an oversized picture window. The staff room has been kept intact so it can be used as a fourth bedroom with its own bath. See floor plan and full details here.

1165-Park-Avenue-01 The Livingston, #12AB (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Stunning, high floor, 17-room corner home with sunny, open western and southern exposures is in mint condition and ready to move in. The combination of an 8- and a 9-room apartment, this enormous living space with abundant sunlight allows for myriad uses and family configurations. A beautifully proportioned formal entry gallery, perfect for displaying art, leads to a massive living room/family coom with high ceilings facing west onto Park Avenue, and leading to the extra-large dining room, furnished with an open wet bar for more casual entertaining. The adjacent kitchen area is currently redesigned as a pantry, home gym, and washer/dryer. See floor plan and full details here.

1-Morton-Square-01 Morton Square, #PHAE (Corcoran)
From the Listing: Sweeping river views and majestic skyline vistas arrest the eye in this full-floor, nearly 6,000-square-foot West Village penthouse. Off a private elevator landing, enter a gracious foyer that gives way to a 30-foot-long living room complemented by a wood-burning fireplace with a one-of-a-kind mantle and an elegant powder room. For the wine collector, a custom 1,000-bottle sculptural glass wine enclosure graces the living room. Just beyond, and ideal for entertaining, is the corner formal dining room, light-drenched by a bowed wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. See floor plan and full details here.

3-Riverside-Drive-01 3 Riverside Drive, #TH (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Three Riverside Drive, erected in 1895, is one of the most important historic homes still standing on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. This 37-foot wide, ornate limestone mansion was designed by C.P.H. Gilbert - the same architect who produced many other New York City landmarks, including the Woolworth Tower.

For a time, 3 Riverside Drive was the residence of William Guggenheim, an iconic New York magnate. Purchased by the current owners in 2017, the house has been reimagined as a modern home on the inside with a historic outside fully preserved. Most unusually, the home has been designed with an unprecedented suite of amenities normally found in a large, full-service building including: a large swimming pool, partial basketball court, spa, gym, stadium seating movie theatre and game room. To make space for these amenities, a now complete, extremely costly, four year 36-foot deep excavation through solid bedrock was undertaken, adding nearly 6,000 square feet and three stories below grade to the already enormous 12,000 square feet, 6 stories above grade.
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326-West-80th-Street-01 326 West 80th Street, #TH (Sotheby's International Realty)
From the Listing: This chic, spectacular townhome is among the widest residences on the Upper West Side. A Steven Harris Architects & Rees Roberts + Partners gut-renovation restored original details conceived by illustrious 19th-century architect Clarence True. A residence of uncommon sophistication & style, it is beautifully located just off Riverside Drive, across from Riverside Park. Flooded with inspiring southern light thanks to a rear facade clad in steel casement windows, the ~9,000-square-foot interior has 6 stories, 6 fireplaces, 4 to 6 bedrooms, and 4 outdoor spaces. The cellar features a climate-controlled 1,100-bottle wine room, mirrored gym with James in-wall speakers, two Sub-Zero refrigerators, full bath with spacious shower, laundry room, and generous storage space. A landscaped roof terrace is an extraordinary space with a fire pit, built-in speakers, and Hudson River and panoramic city views. See floor plan and full details here.

781-Fifth-Avenue-01 The Sherry Netherland, #18FL (Sotheby's International Realty)
From the Listing: Perched high atop the prestigious Sherry Netherland Hotel, this extraordinary and palatial residence boasts 100 linear feet overlooking Central Park and offers stunning 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline and other celebrated landmarks such as Grand Army Plaza and the historic facade of the Plaza Hotel. The truly grand 15-room residence comprises the entire 18th floor of the building, offering the ultimate in privacy and luxury. Sun pours into this high floor simplex throughout the day while three large planted terraces enjoy sunny open exposures to the west, south, and north. The flexible floor plan of this enormous apartment is perfectly suited for grand entertaining and a big lifestyle filled with family and guests. See floor plan and full details here.

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