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The International Exchange

How three New York City apartments fare on the global home-swapping block.

The Swappers:
Phil Weitzman, an attorney, and Henie Lustgarten, a health-care consultant, have five home exchanges under their belts, all of them in England (though they’re open to swapping anywhere).

Their place:
A three-story, two-bedroom, two-bath townhouse (with an office) in Boerum Hill.

No beach vacations, and Internet access is a must.

Option A:
Cornwall, England
A five-bedroom former schoolhouse in the rural hamlet of Tresmeer (population: 216), surrounded by sprawling countryside.

Option B:
Buenos Aires
A Wi-Fi-and-cable-TV-equipped two-bedroom, one-bath with a terrace in the neighborhood of San Telmo, a historic barrio in Buenos Aires filled with art galleries and tango halls. The nearby Plaza Dorrego hosts a popular antiques market on Sundays.

Option C:
A two-bedroom, two-bath in a high-rise building near the harborfront section of Sydney. The doormanned complex has a gym, sauna, and two swimming pools.

Their Pick:
Buenos Aires
Because, explains Weitzman, “It’s in a quiet yet vibrant neighborhood.”

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