Silber’s staging fright
A small, cluttered co-op on the Upper East Side brought out the best in Citi Habitats vice president Roy Silber.
He said the one bedroom at 220 East 82nd Street had a large livingroom and kitchen with an exposed brick wall running the full length, and a “huge island” facing the main living area, making it ideal for entertaining.
“The real challenge was the bedroom was really small and the apartment was cluttered,” said Silber. “It took a big effort to convince the seller to put some of her furniture in storage.
“But, once the bedroom was cleared out, we put a bed in there that was bigger than twin, but smaller than a full, because that’s all it could fit”
The staging won over a young Wall Streeter who bought the apartment as a second home.
“He was won over by the great value it offered,” said Silber, who listed it at $350,000 and sold it at $345,000.
“It was one of only a few apartments available west of Second Avenue on the Upper East Side in that price range. And he didn’t mind the size of the bedroom.”
Jaclyn Neustein of Brown Harris Stevens brought in the buyer.