Manhattan | 66 Madison Ave., No. PH
A one-bedroom, two-bath, 1,100-square-foot prewar apartment with a combined living and dining room that has a fireplace and four vaulted skylights, a bedroom with two skylights and a walk-in closet, a windowed kitchen with subway-tile backsplash, hardwood floors, and a 600-square-foot private terrace, in a converted machinery space on the top floor of a 14-story doorman building with a live-in superintendent and laundry rooms. Henry Hershkowitz, Compass, 917-686-3739; compass.com
$3,216 a month
Bright, rustic and lined with outdoor space, this apartment is more Hudson Valley home than Manhattan penthouse, and would seem to have few peers.
After getting off the elevator, visitors must step briefly back outside before entering the home, so keep your coat on if it’s raining.
Manhattan | 245 Bennett Ave., No. 5B
Washington Heights Co-op
A two-bedroom, one-bath, 830-square-foot postwar apartment with a living room that has hardwood floors, a windowed pass-through kitchen with a breakfast bar, and a windowed bathroom, on the top floor of a five-story, non-doorman elevator building that’s part of a seven-building complex with a live-in superintendent and laundry rooms. Hank Orenstein, Corcoran Group; 646-596-3005; corcoran.com
Maintenance: $1,068 a month
Special assessments: $181 a month
A dining table fits nicely in an alcove across from the kitchen.
The bathroom is a bit small and drab.
Brooklyn | 1671 East 27th Street
Sheepshead Bay House
A six-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath, 3,000-square-foot single-family house built in 1930 and gut-renovated in 2002, with stucco siding, a combined living and dining room with inlaid hardwood floors, a kitchen with granite counters and pairs of sinks, dishwashers and ovens, an enclosed terrace turned library with built-in bookshelves, and a detached two-car garage, on a 50-by-100-foot lot near Quentin Road. Mattie Weiser, Corcoran Group, 917-208-5065; corcoran.com
$11,592 a year
The home’s fenceless front yard, an unusual sight, seems inviting.
The property faces a high school’s athletic fields, which could be noisy.
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