Citi Habitats agent Morgan Turkewitz had to get creative when helping recent clients find their dream home.
The married couple had grown out of their alcove studio in Gramercy and decided it was time to buy their “forever’ home,” said Turkewitz.
“We decided to look for a two bedroom in Chelsea or Gramercy that was pet friendly and would accommodate their two cats. They also love to bike, so a building with storage space was also high on their wish list.”
The search turned up nothing that met their requirements – but Turkewitz did find two adjacent studio apartments at 201 West 21st Street.
Her clients fell in love with the building’s prime location and roof garden, as well as the fact the building offered bicycle storage and was close to Trader Joe’s market.
They decided that it was worth the time and expense to combine the two units to create one large two bedroom home. The listing price for unit 8D was $382,000, and unit 8E was on the market for $363,000. In the end, Turkewitz’s buyers paid $400,000 and $360,000 respectively. Grant Skjelstad of NestSeekers represented the seller.
“We got into a bidding war and my clients had to pay over the asking price, but they felt it was definitely worth it. They have hired an architect, and are now in the process of designing their dream home,” said Turkewitz .
Upper West Side
311 W97th St. #W
Pre-war duplex co-op with private patio, updated kitchen, spa bathroom, high ceilings, oak moldings, hardwood floors, street and courtyard views, north and south exposures original pre-war details throughout, entertaining space, kitchen with granite counters and maple cabinets, bathroom with marble floors, steam shower and Toto toilet. Asking price: $1,999,000. Time on market: 16 weeks. CC: $1,350.91. Agents: Sheryl Berger and Beth Littman (pictured) of Argo Residential; Susan Fishman of Douglas Elliman.
400 Fifth Ave. #54E
Two bedroom, 2.5 bath 1,437 s/f condo atop Langham Place, the residence comes with unmatched amenities package that includes the hotel’s many conveniences and luxury services. Residents of 400 Fifth Avenue also have access to a fitness center and exclusive residents’ lounge. The building is home to a full-service spa, a Julien Farel Salon and Michelin-starred restaurant Ai Fiori, headed by chef Michael White. Asking price: $3,850,000. CC: $2,040 per year. Agents: Andrew Anderson and Gail Sankarsingh, Douglas Elliman.
60 E9th St. 628
One bedroom, 1-bath in The Hamilton with full-time doorman, landscaped courtyard, resident super, laundry and storage. The entry foyer leads to living and dining area with northern exposure. Open windowed kitchen, newly renovated windowed bath, closets and stainless steel appliances. CC: $1,541. Asking price: $825,000. Days on Market: 282. Agents: Mary Anne Cotter, Douglas Elliman; Jennifer Chen Palumbo, City Connections Realty.
101 Warren, #9J
Designer two bedroom, 3-bath duplex Town Home. Open plan South facing living/dining room with 10ft ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and an open Baulthaup B3 kitchen. Private planted double height loggia and lounge. Staircase leads upstairs to private landing with a second entrance to the home. Two south facing bedrooms, each with en suite bathrooms, closets and Bosh W/D. Built in sound system and wall mounted flat screens. Building has a fitness center, on-site parking, indoor and outdoor resident’s only lounges, meeting room, screening area, billiards, and children’s play areas. CC: $1,750. Asking Price: $3,350,000. Time on the Market: 188 days. Agents: Daniela Zakarya, Town Residential; Brian Rice & Doug Albert, Corcoran Group.
93 Worth St #603
One bedroom, 1-bath 971 s/f loft featuring large living/dining room, high ceilings, southern exposures and white oak plank floors. The building offers a 24/7 concierge, a common rooftop with panoramic city views, dog washing station, children’s playroom and a fitness center. Asking price: $1,400,000; Weeks on Market: Agents: Doron Zwickel, CORE; Robert Dankner, Prime Manhattan Residential.
616 E7th St. #1E
Duplex two bedroom, 2.5 bath 1,675 s/f residence with home office, kitchenette and wet bar, private storage, private outdoor patio and washer/dryer. Spacious living areas. CC: $429. Asking Price: $609,000. Days on Market: 280. Agents: Marcy Wasserman, Corcoran Group; Jennifer Chen Palumbo, City Connections Realty (pictured).
306 Gold St. 24B
613 s/f one bath studio with high ceilings, renovated bath, hardwood floors. Building offers 24-hr doormen, concierge, laundry facilities, roof deck, health club, gym, pool, golf simulator. CC: $400. Asking price: $650,000. Time on market: 7 weeks. Agents: Cyrus Eyn, Platinum Properties; Marco Martini, Platinum Property Group International.
6 Paddington Road,
Center hall colonial with classic floor plan sited on a half acre of level landscaped property. Stone patio accessible from the family room as well as the custom stainless steel kitchen. Paneled library with fireplace, living room with a fireplace, a master suite with his & her dressing rooms and new bath. The second level has three additional bedrooms and two more bathrooms. Lower level space with full bath. Asking price: $2,395,000; Taxes: $54,546. On the market 280 days. Agent: Rita Steinkamp of Houlihan Lawrence.