Citi Habitats agent Robert Vesce helped a young professional couple make the leap from renting to owning.
His clients closed on 360 East 88th Street, #14A (pictured top) for $1,350,000.
“This was a ‘third time is the charm’ deal as we lost the first two properties they tried to buy,” Vesce said. “The first apartment went to contract, needed a gut renovation and they hired an architect and drew up plans. Unfortunately, they couldn’t make it work. They lost the second unit to a buyer with a bigger down payment.”
Fortune finally shone on the home-seekers. “When we walked into the third apartment, the clouds parted and the sun beamed down on this ideal place and they felt at home right away,” said Vesce. “Everything that had needed to be renovated in the first apartment was already done.”
Located in the Leighton House, the corner two bedroom, 2-bath has a 27 ft. long living/dining area with oversized windows.
It was on the market for seven weeks listed for $1.4 million.
Seema Advani of Compass represented the sellers.
566 W159 #51
Two bedroom, 1-bath co-op apartment in pre-war elevator building. High-floor residence with hardwood floors, moldings and millwork, original glass-paneled French doors, original closet doors and other classic details throughout. Asking Price: $450,000. CC: $679. Days on Market: 110 Days. Agents: Martin Eiden & Quinton Smith, Compass; James P. Johnson of Compass.
1513 Lexington Ave. #2S
One-bedroom, 1-bath renovated co-op apartment seven-unit building close to everything the Upper East Side has to offer. Living room and open kitchen on one side and the bedroom on the other. Hardwood floors, soundproof walls and European wall air conditioners. Four closets. Asking Price: $450,000. CC: $359. Days on Market: 40 days. Agents: Angela Wu & Claire Groome, Warburg Realty.
240 E76th St. #1R
Two bedroom, 3-bath co-op with plus den and private patio. Rear facing first floor unit in the full-service Eastmore. Open floor-plan encompasses living area with built-ins and dining area beyond a main entryway. Glass doors lead to fenced, private paver stone patio with built-in benches. Open kitchen can be accessed by a separate service entrance. Asking Price: $1,800,000. CC: $2,592. Days on Market: 92 Days. Agents: Martin Eiden & Min Sohn, Compass; Michael Russell, Corcoran.
245 E24th St. #16J
South-facing studio with picture windows, original hardwood floors and private setback terrace with views from the 16th floor of a full-service co-op building. Living area and separate open kitchen. Built in 1961, and designed by architect Lawrence Rothman, the 17-story Tracy Towers features has a doorman, porters and a live-in super. Asking Price: $529,000. CC: $1,101. Days on Market: 27 Days. Agents: Martin Eiden, Compass; Andrew Sideras, Sotheby’s.
40 Renwick St. #3
3,000 s/f two bedrooms, 2-bath loft with 60 ft. living and dining, 11 ft. ceilings and epoxy-coated concrete floors. The apartment features 15 oversized windows and three exposures. The floor can be configured in several ways. The building is a co-op with condominium rules. Asking Price; $3,595,000 CC: $2,515. Days on Market: 362 Agents: Todd Vitolo, Corcoran; Kiran Mummidichetty, Spire Group.
67 E11th S. #101
1,100 s/f one bedroom, 1-bath loft-like co-op apartment with second room suitable for guest room or office. Only apartment on the first floor. three walk-in closets, dining area, hardwood floors, Corinthian columns and nine-foot ceilings throughout. The building offers a roof deck and 24-hour doorman. Asking price: $795,000. CC: $1,747. Days on Market: 151 Days. Agents: Nicholas Reiner, Warburg Realty; Jaclyn Treinkman, Compass.
170 West St. #302
Two bedroom, 2-bath unit in boutique collection of 15 residences with views of the East River. Exposed concrete ceilings, custom kitchen and two private balconies. Kitchen features Caesarstone countertop and Ibiza white backsplash. The master suite has a walk-in closet. Asking Price: $1,249,000. CC: $513. Days on Market: 38 Days. Agents: Noah Plener, Tamara Abir and Grace Giesler, Compass; Jay Lin, REAL New York
737 Bergen St. #1B
Duplex two bedroom, 1.5-bath with foyer, open kitchen with custom white cabinetry and Viscon white granite countertops, living room/dining room and upstairs bedroom, both with picture windows and views of private garden below. Another private terrace is off the upstairs bedroom. Upstairs bathroom has radiant heated floors, a soaking tub, and marble tile throughout. Asking Price: $1,095,000. CC: $852. Days on Market: 106 Days. Agents: Jamie Fedorko & Jessica Swersey, Warburg Realty; Tyson Lewis & Alexandra Como Saghir, Halstead.