[This week, we're taking our three-packs to the East Village, where we'll climb the price ladder from six- to eight-figures. Today, we continue with apartments priced between $500k and $1mil.]
1) What/Where: 2BR, E. 11th St. (2nd & 3rd)
The Skinny: We begin today in this "amazing East Village apartment" that strikes the "perfect balance of old-world character with modern design." It is, of course, "rarely available." More of that sweet listings poetry (sing along if you know the words): "Bosch dishwasher, Kitchen Aid range and microwave...Fisher-Paykel Refrigerator... green slate flooring, quartzite countertop, glass mosaic backsplash." 750sqft. Open house Sunday, 1-3.
· Listing: 224 E. 11th St. [Elliman]
2) What/Where: 2BR, E. 5th St. (Ave. A & B)
The Skinny: The 1100 sqft garden's the thing here: "multilevel decking, boardwalk, a lawn, 15 foot bamboo, Daffodils in the spring, roses and Japanese maples." Inside, we would like to turn on that lamp in the living room. Soundproofed bedroom for your weekend EVill protection. 740 sqft.
· Listing: East Village Prime/ 5th Street [FSBO/NYT]
3) What/Where: 2BR, Third Ave. (13th & 14th)
The Skinny: We test the upper limits of six figures inside the 17-story block at 111 Third. 1100sqft of glistening parquet, with ample windows and that certain highrise something. Shiny new kitchen didn't even make the listings text, and damnit if we don't find ourselves asking what kind of dishwasher that is.
· Listing: 111 THIRD AVE. 4FG [Bellmarc]
· East Village Ladder #1: Less than $500k [Curbed]