These days, it may seem like privacy is a rare commodity, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to find. This week’s Open House Scorecard -- the 10 open houses buyers browsing StreetEasy this weekend saved to their open-house calendars more often than any others -- puts a spotlight on apartments that afford some degree of privacy in this bustling city.
Privacy takes on a whole new meaning when you’ve got an entire floor to yourself, which is the case with a $2.495m three-bedroom, two-bathroom condop on Broadway between Prince and Spring Streets in Soho. The full-floor loft has recently been renovated, and is accessible via a private, key-locked elevator that opens directly into the living/dining space, which has six windows. The apartment gets eastern and southern light and offers central a/c. An in-unit W/D means you don’t have to lug your laundry past your neighbors.
In Prospect Heights, a $579k two-bedroom, one-bathroom condo is located on a private block on Butler Place between Plaza Street East and Sterling Place. The prewar apartment has a gourmet kitchen with an island, granite counters and custom cabinets, as well as exposed brick and high ceilings. It’s near the 2, 3, B and Q trains, and there’s a resident super.