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|
|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?