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Which Prospect Heights Pad Would You Spend $750,000 On?

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Imagine you have around $750,000 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: 182 Saint Marks Avenue #3/ 535 Dean Street #412
Price: $740,000 $695,000
Monthly Costs: $826 $937
Square Footage: 1,200 1,200
Beds, Baths 3, 1 1-ish, 1

? The more conventional of the two apartments, 182 Saint Marks Avenue is a three-bedroom prewar co-op with a marble-mantled fireplace, a bay window, and some very nice wood doorframes and window treatments. Just a classy place all around. As the brokerbabble puts it, "This gorgeous home has abundant to brag about!" Okay, now it's ruined.

? A slightly cheaper, significantly less partitioned 1,200-square-foot apartment is up for grabs in Newswalk Phase 3 (a condo building with actual amenities, if that's something you're interested in.) The wide-open loft features 12-foot ceilings and enormous windows. One downside: a truly unattractive facade.

Poll results

· 182 Saint Marks Avenue [Bond]
· 535 Dean Street [Corcoran]
· Real Estate Deathmatch archives [Curbed]