It never pays to judge a book by its cover, according to Citi Habitats agent Carey Larsen, who recently sold unit #3C at 72 Berry Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (pictured top).
Larsen initially met the apartment’s seller five years earlier when she was searching for a rental apartment.
“Her price point for a rental did not reflect that she owned this beautiful condo,” explained Larsen. “When she showed me 72 Berry, I had to ask why she was moving if she owned this amazing home. She explained that she bought it as an investment and planned to rent it for more than she can afford. She was truly a savvy investor.”
The loft has original exposed brick and reclaimed wood beams, custom kitchen with marble countertops and stainless steel appliances.
In addition finding her client a rental, Larsen found a tenant for the loft
“Five years later, I received an email from my client telling me she wanted to sell the loft, as she found a new investment,” said Larsen. “To sell relatively quickly, we priced it at $1,500,000 and expected multiple above ask offers.”
Several did come in, including an all-cash offer that earned the seller a 70 percent return, closing at $1,573,000.
Upper East Side
401 E89th St. #19C
Alcove studio on the top floor of a full-service cond-op. Unit features a separate kitchen with Shaker-style cabinetry and dishwasher. Sleeping area accommodates a Queen-sized bed. Located at the Gracie Towne House, where amenities include a 24-hour doorman, fitness center, live-in super, laundry room on each floor and on-site garage. Asking Price: $549,000. CC: $910. Days on the Market: 3 weeks. Agents: Kevin McWilliams, Living NY; David Balk, Citi Habitats.
389 E89th St. #20D
High floor two bedroom, 2-bath corner residence with floor-to-ceiling windows. Kitchen has custom Italian cabinetry, Miele appliances and white marble countertops. The master bathroom offers Dolomite marble floors, custom vanity with self-lit mirror designed by Paris Forino, Toto toilet, a tub and polished chrome fixtures by Waterworks. High ceilings, walk-in closet, 5-inch wide plank white oak floors, front loading washer and vented dryer. Asking Price $1,715,000. CC: $1,170. Time on Market: 78 Days. Agents: Wendy Fu, Rutenberg NYC; Shannon Bourdreau, Corcoran Group.
330 E38th St. #5A
South-facing convertible two bedroom, 1.5-bath unit. Livingroom has over-sized rounded bay windows framing city views that include the Empire Estate Building. King-sized bedroom with private balcony, four California closets and en-suite bath. The kitchen has been renovated with satin off-white cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Asking price: $1,305,000. CC: $811. Time on Market: 115 Days. Agents: Sonia Rehani, Rutenberg NYC; Park RIver
200 W20th St. #711-712
Corner one-bedroom, 2-bath co-op with home office. Unit has a foyer, sunken living room with beamed ceilings and original hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen has a Sub-Zero refrigerator, farmhouse sink and windowed dining area. Empire State Building views from both the living room and master bedroom. In-unit washer/dryer. Located in the Emory Roth-designed Kensington House, where amenities include an Art Deco lobby, full-time doorman and landscaped roof garden. Asking Price: $1,350,000. CC: $2,347. Days on the Market: 26 weeks. Agents: Maggie Kent, CORE; Jana Angelakis, Citi Habitats.
350 Bleecker St. #6U
Two bedroom, 1.5-bath duplex with wood floors throughout. Open kitchen with breakfast bar, Carrara marble counters, custom cabinets and appliances by Viking, Bosch and Subzero. Good closet space on both levels and full-sized washer and dryer. Master bath features dual Villeroy and Bosch sinks and Waterworks fixtures. CC: $2,232.17. Asking Price: $2,075,000. Time on Market: 20 Days. Agents: Ivana Tagliamonte & Kyle Haas, Halstead; Elise Rosemarin, Douglas Elliman.
535 1st Street
Restored townhouse steps from Prospect Park. Nine bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two powder rooms, four fireplaces, a custom chef’s kitchen, private planted garden and a fully finished lower level with guest suite. Asking Price: $6,100,000. Time on the Market: 47 Days. Agents: Jessica Buchman, Corcoran; David Feldman, Halstead.
438 12th St. #5B
Three bedroom, 2-bath apartment with custom open cook’s kitchen with Ceasar stone counters, glass mosaic back splash and Thermador steel appliances. Living/dining room with west facing balcony off the dining area, 11 ft. beamed ceilings, original terra-cotta column. Extra-wide hallway. Master bedroom with walk-in closet, plus two additional closets. Laundry room with vented dryer. Two full baths with custom tile work and vanities. A conversion of a former 19th century clock factory, the coveted Ansonia Clockworks Condos offer full-time doorman, live-in super, and landscape courtyard. Asking Price: $2,095,000 CC: $1,140. Time on the Market: 24 Days. Agents: Jessica Buchman, Corcoran; Diana Guo, Keller Williams.