In a metropolis like greater New York, people can spend a lot of time sitting in traffic.
For a recent set of buyers, a Manhattan pied-a-terre was the cure to their commuting blues, reports Citi Habitats agent Rory Bolger.
Bolger recently sold #16E at 300 East 54th Street for the full asking price of $715,000 – one of the highest prices per square foot for a one-bedroom in the building.
The condo’s seller was moving to New Jersey for more space and to be closer to his family. Meanwhile, the new buyers were a family from Somerset County, New Jersey who were fed up with their nearly 2-hour morning commute.
“Both the wife and daughter work long hours in the banking industry here in Manhattan,” Bolger explained. “While they love their home in Central Jersey, the trip back-and-forth each day was just too much.
“Their new apartment is just a 10-minute stroll to work for both mom and daughter — a true game-changer for them.”
The home was on the market for one week and Bolger repped both buyer and seller.
120 East 90th St. #4H
One bedroom condominium priced to move in estate sale. Gracious room sizes, parquet flooring, windowed kitchen with black granite flooring and counter-tops, marble bath and ample closet space. Asking Price $850,000. CC: $936. Time on Market: 70 days. Agent: Joy Kimmelman & Glenn Minnick, Sotheby’s International Realty; Thomas Lisiak, Rutenberg NYC
555 W. 59th St. #33B
Three bedroom, 3-bath home at The Element. 2,000 s/f of living space with views of Downtown Manhattan and Hudson River. Flexible layout that can be converted to a four bedroom. Top-of-the-line appliances, and terrace. 33-story, full service condo with a roof deck, swimming pool, courtyard, full time doorman, gym, children’s playroom, on-site parking, concierge, bike room.Days on market: 72 days. Asking price: $3,995,000. CC: $2,260. Agents: Adriana Arciello and Sheila Uran; Julie Weintraub, AKAM Sales & Brokerage.
3 Sheridan Sq. #10G
Rnovated studio with modern kitchen containing full-size dishwasher, new bathroom, built-ins, plentiful closets. Co-operative building with full-time door staff, resident manager and a roof terrace. Asking Price: $635,00. Time on the Market: 27 days. Agents: Harji Singh, Bouklis Group; Esther Rein, Corcoran.
130 Water St. 11F
Studio apartment in full-service condominium with a newly renovated lobby, live-in super, concierge, laundry on multiple floors. Pets welcome. Asking Price: $675,000. CC: $595. Time on Market: 113 Days. Agent: Andy Keung, Level Group.
263 15th Street
Turnkey single-family detached home with four bedrooms and 4-baths. Three stories include finished lower level. Pre-war property has undergone a full renovation. Open-plan living and dining area, chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances and wine storage. Deck overlooking rear garden. The top two floors hold the bedrooms, two tiled baths, a terrace looking over the garden and a private master suite is located on the top floor. Asking Price: $2,150,000. Time on the Market: 126 days. Agents: Jessica Buchman & Bryan Rettaliata, Corcoran (pictured); Charlie Pigott & Jackie Torren, Corcoran.
100 Newel Street #2L
One bedroom floor-through apartment on parlor level of pre-war townhouse with east and west exposures. Windowed eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, marble countertops, and white custom cabinetry overlooking landscaped common garden with BBQ grill. Bedroom has walk-in closet and decorative fireplace. Pet-friendly, 8-unit co-op with private storage, bike storage and central laundry. Maintenance charges include heat. Asking Price $675,000. CC: $450. Time on Market: 30 days. Agent: Stefanie Barlow, Corcoran; Paul Shayn, Rutenberg NYC.
Long Island City
27-21 44th Drive #1402
922 s/f two bedroom, 2-bath apartment at The Harrison, a 27-story building near the waterfront. Casement windows, white oak flooring, kitche with white Shaker cabinets and Bosch appliances. Amenities includes a roof deck, lounge, fitness center, playroom and parking. Asking Price $1,230,000. CC: $685. Time on Market: 107 days. Agents: Kayla Lee, Modern Spaces; Grace Leung Levin, Rutenberg NYC.
3 Fordham Hill, 7G
Renovated two-bedroom apartment at the Oval Co-operative. On the 7th floor, with picture window overlooking the landscaped oval. L-shaped living room with dining area, separate kitchen opening to the dining area Renovated bathroom and cherry stained wood parquet floors. Full service gated community has a 24-hour doorman at every entrance, on-site management, laundry room in each building, and garage. Asking Price: $240,000. CC: $934. Time on Market: 167 Days. Agents: Rosia Remy, Level Group; Yodalis Moran, Bizarro Agency.