Getting More For Less

By AP Connolly

Luxury isn’t necessarily defined by an astronomical price tag. Believe it or not, luxe homes, filled with unique features and charming characteristics, can be within reach—without breaking the bank.

529 COURT STREET, Brooklyn
This bright one bedroom apartment located in Carroll Gardens is a must-see! The southwest-facing windows of residence #403 provide fantastic light throughout the day. The wide-planked red oak floors offer a beautiful contrast between the distinctive concrete elements seen on the ceilings. Open up the doors and step out onto your own Juliet balcony overlooking the charming street below. The kitchen is complete with stainless steel appliances, black granite countertops, maple cabinets, and best of all, a large island with a built-in breakfast bar. The bedroom, also with an oversized window, is filled with light and has a spacious double closet complete with built-ins. The generously sized tiled bathroom is finished with a Duravit sink, Starke fixtures, and a large soaking tub. This apartment comes with its very own stackable washer/dryer in-unit. Incredible skyline views can be enjoyed from the common roof deck. There is deeded storage as well. Price: $699,000. Info: Melissa Leifer/Keller Williams/

545 GATES AVENUE, Brooklyn
Modern and chic could best describe residence #2, a gorgeous Bedford Stuyvesant condo. Originally a three-bedroom, this 949 square foot apartment has been converted to a two-bedroom with a large master bedroom, which is something you rarely see today. The stainless steel kitchen boasts granite countertops and new floor tiles; there are spacious living and dining areas with beautiful wood floors; 1.5 bathrooms with modern vanities; air conditioning throughout the condo, along with ceiling fans and contemporary light fixtures. The apartment comes with a storage room and washer/dryer. Enjoy the upcoming spring on your own roof terrace. Price: $799,000. Info: Jamella Swift/Keller Williams Tribeca/

Don’t pass on residence #4—a stunning two-bedroom, two-bathroom floor-through apartment located on the building’s second floor. Beautiful interiors include high ceilings and hardwood flooring throughout and an open living room and dining alcove. The windows in the two bedrooms usher in plenty of natural sunlight and feature southwest exposures and views of the home’s neighboring gardens. The unit also contains a private roof deck space, offering fantastic city views. The home’s gorgeous, U-shaped kitchen is the perfect playground for any home chef, boasting top-of-the-line appliances like Bertazzoni ranges and Liebherr fridges as well as waterfall stone countertops. Price: $995,000. Info: Ilan Bracha and Tatyana Salvatore/Keller Williams/

52 EAST END AVENUE, Manhattan
Retreat to your sanctuary an oversized sunny one-bedroom apartment #12B with balcony on lovely and quiet East End Avenue where natural light and cityscape views abound in all directions. In excellent condition, this unique home features an open living and dining room combination with south and west exposures and a windowed pass-thru kitchen with granite countertops and GE Profile appliances. You can relax from the hustle and bustle of everyday life when you enter the master bedroom. This lovely well-proportioned space has room for a king-sized bed and even a home office. Also, there is a private North facing balcony accessible from the bedroom. The spacious, huge bright marble master bath is a cheerful surprise. It has a west-facing window, a large Jacuzzi tub, and a separate walk-in shower. There is abundant closet space throughout the apartment. Price: $925,000. Info: Claudia Fields and Evelyn Katz/Fox Residential/

115 EAST 90TH STREET, Manhattan
The traditional layout, open views, and prewar details best describe apartment #8D. It’s located off Park Avenue without the Park Avenue price tag. Enter through a formal foyer equipped with a coat closet. As you continue into the spacious living/dining room, you are immediately greeted with incredible light and open views. On one side of the living space is a generously proportioned, windowed eat-in kitchen—very rare for an apartment of this size. The kitchen also features a pantry closet. On the opposite side of the living space are the master bedroom and windowed bathroom. The layout offers a very nice separation of areas with excellent exposures from every room! Details include hardwood floors throughout, high ceilings, oversized windows, moldings, and beamed ceilings. Price: $549,000. Info: Joanne Green and Nada Rizk/Brown Harris Stevens/

310 EAST 46TH STREET, Manhattan
Located in Turtle Bay Towers is this one-of-a-kind home. This tasteful and beautifully designed one-bedroom apartment is a show-stopper, and no details have been spared in creating this outstanding home. Apartment 14J’s entry foyer welcomes you with a built-in bar. It opens to the dining area and living room, perfectly designed for entertaining. Off the dining area, you will find a built-in china-cabinet, plus a home office. The raised living room is enhanced with an exquisite chandelier and wall sconces. The kitchen is double-wide and features all high-end appliances. Beautifully crafted pocket doors can close off the galley kitchen. The bathroom has a Kallista sink, a Whirlpool soaking tub, three medicine cabinets, and a modern chandelier. The bedroom is equipped with a large walk-in closet, custom built-ins, and has an East facing window with a partial East River view. The apartment has been designed with tremendous extra storage capacity, in addition to a utility closet, central air, and large entry closet. Turtle Bay Towers is pet-friendly. There is a parking garage adjacent to the lobby. Price: $910,000; Info: William Roy/Halstead/

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