It feels like forever since we actually posted about a visit to a listing (is that Cyndi Lauper humming 'Time after Time' in the background?) so we decided to actually write a new review, following this reader exchange:
Reader: How come you don't post reviews of listings anymore?
Take a look at the picture of the apartment above. Can you actually make anything out amidst the clutter of French mansion furniture, chandeliers, ginormous dining room table and awkward partition? We couldn't either. Even while standing in this unit, it's difficult to figure out exactly what you are looking at in this strange, yet oddly appealing space, due to just the amazing volume of stuff in there combined with some extensive partitioning.
If you can get past the decor, what you basically have is a pretty cool corner loft, with nice large windows, good light and attractive city views. The "bedrooms" are actually both the result of clever partitioning. The master bedroom doesn't have a door (basically, it has two real walls, a closet and then shares a wall with the living room partition), but it feels substantial and removed from the rest of the apartment, has closets and is a decent size. The second "bedroom" is a bit of a joke - basically, the
A tiny, but well renovated kitchen, one and a half baths (although the half bath is uncomfortably tiled and has a weird circular shower) plus a pretty high maintenance of $1951, complete the rather confusing picture at this apartment that has been on the market for around four months.
The sellers bought this place for $740,000 in July of 2006 and listed it originally at $865,000 just three short months ago in February. At the current listing price of $765,000, this apartment is not even close to priced at our 2003 target, but heading in the right direction.