It seems as if almost every day we hear of a new big-ticket sale on Manhattan’s “Billionaire’s Row,” the glittering corridor just south of Central Park in Midtown. Eight-figure sales at a growing collection of supertalls like One57, 432 Park Avenue and 111 West 57th Street seem almost ordinary. But it’s still possible to snag a home among the oligarchs and moguls: Two units on the market at the classic co-op building at 100 West 57th Street can be yours for $325K (for a studio) and $450K (for a spacious one-bedroom). If you’re looking for more than a pied-a-terre, you could even combine both contiguous units and still come in under a mil.
Similar to the average billionaire, you might want to make a little investment in a place to stay when you’re in town. This cozy high-floor studio has solid oak parquet floors, central air, and double paned windows so you can leave the heart of midtown behind when you’re at home.
There’s a reason the area attracts the big bucks, of course, as Central Park, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Theater District and much more are just outside your door. The full-service residence offers a doorman, a valet, a concierge, a package room, a bike room, storage, and an on-site garage. Fortunately, pied-a-terres are allowed.
If you’ve set your sights on a bit more space for your midtown aerie, this turn-key renovated, one-bedroom unit, asking $450K, is a great way to get a piece of the neighborhood’s buzz without breaking the bank. The home offers all the modern conveniences like central A/C.
A windowed kitchen boasts granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and shiny new cabinetry. The adjacent dining area and spacious living room have custom details and oak parquet floors. There’s even a small private terrace for warm-weather enjoyment.
The large bedroom has been divided into two separate sleeping areas and the sleek bath has just been renovated. Amenities are all in place to make your life easier, as mentioned, and the unit allows sublets, so, really, who needs to be a billionaire.
Still craving more space? You could buy both and combine them, assuming you can get permission from the co-op board. For under $1 million you’ll have a fairly impressive spread on the coveted ‘row.
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Neighborhoods : Midtown West