Manhattan | 537 East Sixth Street, No. 2F
East Village Duplex
A one-bedroom, two-bath, 1,011-square-foot co-op duplex that has an open kitchen/living/dining area with a breakfast bar, a bedroom with a walk-in closet and a full bathroom on the upper level, and a living room and full bath on the lower level, as well as pivot doors, a washer/dryer, mini-split air-conditioning and complimentary basement storage, on the first two floors of a five-story prewar building with a video intercom and a shared garden. Jeffrey Spector, 908-294-8654, Christie’s International Real Estate Group; christiesrealestate.com
Maintenance: $451 a month
The doors, staircase and other elements of the interior design were imported from Europe and South America. Residents can control the heat and there’s good storage. The co-op is self-managed and residents rotate responsibilities to keep the maintenance fee low.
The spiral staircase may feel unsafe to some. The colorful cabinets and bathroom vanity may not suit everyone’s taste. There’s no window in the kitchen.
Manhattan | 50 Sutton Place South, No. 2B
Sutton Place Studio
A roughly 500-square-foot co-op studio with a small kitchen, a dining alcove, hardwood floors and window-unit air-conditioning, on the second floor of a 22-story doorman building with shared laundry, a concierge, a resident manager, a waiting list for storage cages and direct access to a public parking garage. France Pizenberg, 917-743-6107, BOND New York; bondnewyork.com
Maintenance: $1,262 a month
The apartment’s windows face the building’s decorative rear garden. The board allows pets and pieds-à-terre.
The kitchen is tiny and only fits a mini-fridge. The closets are small and the building doesn’t have a bike room. The gym costs $600 a year for residents.
Brooklyn | 160 81st Street
Bay Ridge Semi-Attached House
A four-bedroom, two-full-and-two-half-bath, 3,135-square-foot semi-attached house built in 1920, with a large kitchen with outdoor access, an open living/dining room with a wood-burning fireplace and powder room, a primary bedroom with a dressing room and an additional bedroom and full bath on the second floor, storage space and two bedrooms with a full bath on the third floor, gas heat, central air-conditioning, a deck, a retractable awning, a finished basement with laundry, a detached one-car garage and a shared driveway. Gina Bartnik and Kevin Bartnik, 917-572-9721, Corcoran Group; corcoran.com
Taxes: $11,868 a year
The house is on a pretty tree-lined street two blocks from the Shore Road Promenade. The central air-conditioning unit is two years old.
Sharing the driveway with neighbors could be bothersome. The primary bedroom would be nicer with an en suite bath.
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