/ By Robyn Roberts / June 6, 2016
Top Five Fixer-Uppers On The Market In NYC
We can’t be the only New Yorkers who love to scour real estate listings in our spare time. Here’s our weekly take on NYC properties with big promise.
One-Bedroom Co-op in Brooklyn Heights
What we love: Covetable Henry Street location, tree-lined street, top-floor living, Manhattan and Brooklyn views, no shortage of closet space, custom built-ins.
What we’d do: Updating the sizable galley kitchen with newer selects would add tremendous value to this already lovely home. We’d replace flooring, cabinets, counters, and appliances with more up-to-date finishes. $20k is a good starting point for basic kitchen renovations in NYC, and consider the possible need to invest another $15k in the bathroom, which isn’t pictured.
Full listing via Brown Harris Stevens
Gorgeous One-Bedroom in Washington Heights
What we love: Junior four with an open plan and oversized rooms, Hudson River and treetop views, incredibly lovely and large windows, glass-paneled cabinetry in formal dining room, tin ceiling detailing, and a whopping total of six sizable closets.
What we’d do: Investing in flooring and appliance upgrades for the eat-in kitchen would take this home to new levels of fabulous–especially for resale value. Set aside $20k and focus on floors, counters, appliances, lighting. Once again, the bathroom isn’t pictured, so go ahead and budget $15k for possible updates here, too.
Full listing via The Corcoran Group
One-Bedroom Corner Loft in Lincoln Square
What we love: Rare opportunity in a prized loft building steps from Central Park West, 24 hour doorman and vintage elevator operator, 11 foot ceilings, and unusual architectural details.
What we’d do: Replacing the tiled and carpeted floors and re-imagining the kitchen would be a first priority, and since the bathroom isn’t pictured, a full gut renovation might be unavoidable. Plan to start in the range of $150-200 per square foot for full gut renovations in NYC.
Full listing via Douglas Elliman
Exclusive One-Bedroom on Gramercy Park South
What we love: Exclusive Gramercy Park access with your own private key, open plan with natural light, built-in storage, and residential perks.
What we’d do: Get rid of all the carpet and replace flooring throughout. $20-35 per square foot should help you source a high-quality wood and cover labor costs in NYC.
Full listing via Town Residential
Six-Bed / Four-Bath Century-Old Townhouse in Crown Heights
What we love: Option for single-family privacy or multi-family income, the opportunity to customize in an up-and-coming neighborhood, exclusive backyard garden.
What we’d do: The exterior shows how grand this home could be, but the interior needs it all. The home is currently outfitted for separated apartment living by floors, but it’s up to the new owner to make it all their own or keep it as a shared space. Set aside $150-200 per square foot for a full gut renovation, and budget for permits and any changes to plumbing and/or electrical that are commonly needed in older homes.
Full listing via The NY Times Real Estate
Seeing anything fantastic on the street? Leave your ready-to-renovate listings in the comments!
Sweeten handpicks the best general contractors to match each project’s location, budget, scope, and style. Follow the blog for renovation ideas and inspiration and when you’re ready to renovate, start your renovation on Sweeten.