There are two types of luxury doorman buildings.
Those built post war between 1950's and 70's. They are usually 10-20
stories with decorative facades and elaborate period designed lobbies.
These appeal to people who appreciate old-style architecture and the
want the conveniences of modern living as well. But in these buildings
generally you don't find the modern features of health clubs or swimming
pools. Also parking is difficult to find as in garage parking.
Usually the buildings residents are wealthy families as well as and
older professionals sometimes including celebrities as well.
There is also modern and sophisticated hi-rises buildings. Like many
large American cities, however tere are so many here in New York City.
These structures in the 20-60 stories in height and do have all of the
modern day living conveniences.
Average cost of a 1-bed: $400K - $900K. Average rental for a 1-bed:
$2,300 -$4,000. Average size of a 1-bed: 600 - 700 sq. ft. These are
found in main neighborhoods throughout the city
When is comes to buying a unit in these buildings it's a long and drawn
out as well as complicated procedure compared to other types of properties.
In the prestigious coops the board approvals can be very difficult to
However, renting is generally straightforward. You still have to meet
the tough requirements of lots of paper work such as employment and
rental history, credit reports and landlord references.
POST WAR BUILDINGS OFFERING SOME LUXURY
BROWNSTONES AND TOWNHOUSES