Residential deals

249 East 118th Street, #8A
249 East 118th Street, #8A

East Harlem
$620,000
249 East 118th Street, #8A

Two-bedroom, two-bathroom 963-square-foot condo in the Ivy Condominium. Features 180-degree views through over-sized, Italian-imported, sound-resistant windows, as well as recessed lighting and a balcony. Building, originally built in 1949, was converted to condos in 2006. Common charges: $766 per month. Abated taxes: $63 per month. Asking price: $574,000. 29 weeks on the market. (Brokers: Josephine Ciliento, Realty Collective; Jon Abeles, Corcoran.)

“This was a first-time buyer. He’d grown up on Long Island and lived in Carroll Gardens for a long time. This was a little bit of a headache deal, but the buyer’s patience and determination sealed it. The seller didn’t like the offer at first; he didn’t want to close under his own name, he wanted to sell it to his partner first. It was a big mess. As we were closing the deal, we did our final walk through — it was on a Monday — and it was pouring rain. There was water damage that hadn’t been there before, coming from the outside. For a first-time buyer, he went through a lot. I told him, ‘If it wasn’t raining, you wouldn’t have known!’ Now he loves it there. I’m really looking forward to the holiday party.” Josephine Ciliento, Realty Collective

195 Bowery, 5E

195 Bowery, 5E

Lower East Side
$1.25 million
195 Bowery, #5E

One-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000-square-foot condo with a high-ceilinged, loft-like living area with oversized windows and oak floors. A private balcony offers views to the north, south, and east. Common charges: $490 per month. Taxes: $920 per month. Asking price: $1.25 million. 3 weeks on the market. (Brokers: Kim Skarvelis, Cast Iron Real Estate; Roy Silber, Citi Habitats.)

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“This buyer was looking for charm and character. We started in the Upper East Side, went out to Williamsburg. When we found this apartment, at first we were just looking at the floor plan and pictures. There was a tenant in the apartment, and it was difficult to get access. But it was everything the buyer was looking for — a commercial structure converted to residential, which really added to its character. Even though it’s on the Bowery, it’s facing east, away from the noise. The buyer was looking for a primary residence, but the current tenant had a very long lease, and an option to renew. She purchased the place not knowing when she’ll be able to move in. It was marketed before, at a much higher price point, and then came off the market. The seller was an attorney, representing herself. There were some interesting moments at the closing, but we forced the deal through.” Roy Silber, Citi Habitats

1590 Pacific Street, #2

1590 Pacific Street, #2

Crown Heights
$762,600
1590 Pacific Street, #2

Three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom, 1,650-square-foot penthouse duplex in a newly constructed condominium building. Kitchen features white-quartz countertops and stainless-steel appliances. Staircase leads up to roof deck with panoramic views of Manhattan. Common charges: $443 per month. Taxes: $679 per month. Asking price: $749,000. 13 weeks on the market. (Brokers: Hakim Edwards and Howard Ramlal, Halstead; Porter Hovey, Harkov Lewis Team, Halstead.)

“This is a unique property, an upper duplex over 1,600 square feet, with city views, on the northeast side of Crown Heights. It’s a new construction. I had spoken to the owner about converting it into condos about a year ago. We had multiple offers — everybody wanted the penthouse, because of the view. That location in Crown Heights, it has the Bed-Stuy appeal as well. The buyers were a couple from Williamsburg, they wanted to stay in Brooklyn, and be closer to Barclays. They’re big Nets fans. Before they even moved in, they were hanging around the block, visiting with neighbors. But it was the view — the view sold the apartment before I ever did.” Hakim Edwards, Halstead