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One of These Nolita Condos is Just Incredibly Weird

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Imagine you have around $2,500,000 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: 14 Prince Street #5E/ 354 Broome Street #6I
Price: $2,495,000 $2,295,000
Monthly Costs: $1,704 $1,565
Square Footage: 1,150 1,600
Beds, Baths: 1, 2 2, 2

? This corner loft in 14 Prince Street is nice. It's got fancy finishes and exposed brick and costs $2,169/square foot and okay, enough about that, let's move on to the other place already.

? What? This 354 Broome Street duplex is bigger, cheaper, and exponentially crazier. Owned by former Victoria's Secret executive and current Guess Chief Design Officer Sharleen Ernster-Lazear, the price, which started at $2.895 million in May, is quickly approaching the $1.7 million that Ernster-Lazear paid for the apartment in 2005. So, the question is this: do you pay $2,169/square foot for a perfectly nice apartment, or a mere $1,434/square foot for a place with checkerboard marble floors throughout the entire lower level and a master bedroom with louvered windows overlooking the living room?

Poll results

· Listing: 14 Prince Street #5E [ScottParks]
· Listing: 354 Broome Street #6I [Corcoran]
· Real Estate Deathmatch archives [Curbed]