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Things Get Heated Between Two $1.5M Chelsea Lofts

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Imagine you have around $1,700,000 to spend on an apartment and you've narrowed it down to two fairly similar condos. How do you make up your mind? The answer is simple: you shove them into a metaphorical cage and let them battle it out until one emerges victorious. It's time for Real Estate Deathmatch.

Address 324 West 23rd Street #2A 257 West 17th Street #5B
Price $1,549,000 $1,650,000
CC/Taxes $1,857 $1,623
Square Footage unknown 1,245
Beds, Baths 2, 2 2, 2
Floor 2 5

As far as lofts go, 324 West 23rd Street, aka The Colonnade, is much more loft-like. It even has a lofted sleeping area—a loft within the loft. 257 West 17th Street, aka the Steiner Building, seems to have acquired a bunch of walls at some point, which might be a good thing depending on how you look at it (Colonnade's bedrooms don't offer a whole lot of privacy.) The Colonnade is probably the more attractive apartment—open spaces, huge windows—and those wooden ceiling beams in Steiner don't look entirely intentional. But as far as the kitchen and bathrooms go, Steiner is the clear winner. This could be a close one!

Poll results

· Listing: 324 West 23rd Street #2A [Olshan]
· Listing: 257 West 17th Street #5B [Corcoran]
· Soccer Star Rafael Marquez Buys $6.4 Million Chelsea Loft [Curbed]
· Real Estate Deathmatch archives [Curbed]

257 West 17th Street

257 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011