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It's New Renovation vs. Period Details in Windsor Terrace

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Imagine you have around $1,700,000 to spend on a place and you've narrowed it down to two apartments in the same neighborhood. 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: 67 East 4th Street 17 Howard Place
Price: $1,599,000 $1,700,000
Rooms: 10 7
Built: 1899 1915
Outdoor space: Patio, garden, porch, three-car driveway Deck, garden, terrace

? A legal two-family built in 1899, 67 East 4th Street has been completely renovated into a sleek, new one-family home. What it's lost in original character, it has gained in smooth surfaces, open spaces, and recessed lighting. It also boasts a few bonus features uncommon in city townhouses, such as a driveway and a front porch.

? 17 Howard Place, on the other hand, built in 1915, has retained many of it's period details, including a mirrored mantle, stained glass windows, two skylights, and custom woodwork throughout. And, surprisingly enough, it also has a front porch. These two are in a dead heat in terms of having front porches.

Poll results

· Listing: 67 East 4th Street [Corcoran]
· Listing: 17 Howard Place [Brown Harris Stevens]
· Real Estate Deathmatch archives [Curbed]