Yes, They Do Exist

749 West End Avenue, Apartment 4W, $949,000
Pluses: A classic-five co-op on West End Avenue rarely sells for less than seven figures. This one’s recently updated, and has dentil moldings, wainscoting, and inlaid floors”for those who want their prewar to feel prewar.
Minuses: The layout’s a little odd, and both bathrooms are reachable only through bedrooms.
Maintenance: $1,440 per month.
Agent: Susan Fishman, Prudential Douglas Elliman. All photographs courtesy of the brokers.

381 Lenox Avenue, Penthouse A, $899,000
Pluses: A new 1,520-square-foot penthouse with a wood-burning fireplace and a 675-square-foot terrace. Marked down twice since 2006, when it was in contract for $1.164 million (the buyer bolted after construction delays).
Minuses: Like a lot of new construction, a little bland when it comes to architectural detail.
Charges and taxes: $1,295 per month.
Agents: Kyler Brown and William Foley, Warburg Realty.

2 Sylvan Terrace, $895,000
Pluses: A 25-foot-wide house, in a landmarked Washington Heights cobblestone mews known as the Jumel Terrace Historic District. Oozes personality: pine floors, pocket doors, original 1882 marble mantels. And a garden.
Minuses: Not many. A great house.
Annual taxes: $2,400.
Agent: Felicia De Chabris, Halstead Property (who is also the seller).

125 East 4th Street, Apartment 27, $749,000
Pluses: Rock-bottom price for the near East Village; open, south-facing views; renovated, retaining some period details like a clawfoot tub.
Minuses: The rooms are wee, and it’s a sixth-floor walk-up, reworked to maximize its not-quite 800 square feet.
Maintenance: $850 per month.
Agents: Jon Varnedoe and Amy Wilder, Prudential Douglas Elliman.

570 Grand Street, Apartment H105, $659,000
Pluses: A solid 1,250 square feet downtown, at just about the lowest asking price around ($527 per square foot, against a local median of $675, according to
Minuses: The kitchen and baths could use a sprucing-up.
Maintenance: $918 per month.
Agent: Jacob Goldman, LoHo Realty.

Yes, They Do Exist