Out and About: A walk on the upper high side

Chef's kitchen -- owner actually is a chef -- is open to living area and enjoys views through 12-foot-high windows to terrace and beyond.

Close to Fairway but far from contemporary, this beautifully renovated co-op in superlative condition has a $3.535 million asking price.

What do buyers of multi-million-dollar apartments get for their money?

Answer: Both more and less than you might imagine.

Virtually the only commonality among the apartments that I visited up and down the Upper West Side to focus on the question is, with few exceptions . . . space.

Chef's kitchen -- owner actually is a chef -- is open to living area and enjoys views through 12-foot-high windows to terrace and beyond.

Chef’s kitchen — owner actually is a chef — is open to living area and enjoys views through 12-foot-high windows to terrace.

But whether listed for $3 million, $4 million or more than $5 million, none of the condos and co-ops was without drawbacks, proving one of my persistent observations to buyers: No one fails to make compromises at any price level.

One of the units I saw was just about perfect, but Continue reading

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