Renovating A Manhattan Pre-War Condo

Posted by Wei Min Tan on March 5, 2019

Advised our client in investing in this pre-war condo at Manhattan’s Parc Vendome.  The renovation totally transformed the apartment which rented out almost immediately.  The building is 3 blocks from Central Park and there is so much character!

This was a great buy because the apartment faces south and has plenty of sunlight because it cleared the opposite building’s roof, it’s in one of Manhattan’s most famous pre-war condos Parc Vendome, and location is steps to Central Park.

When we viewed it, the apartment had a dated and worn look, an old bathroom and a partially functioning kitchen with a broken fridge and dishwasher full of mold.  As a result, the apartment did not show well to potential buyers.

My client understood that the downsides are factors that can be changed.  He realized the buy opportunity and had the vision and patience to transform the apartment.  We got a great deal and we transformed the condo!  It was rented to the first person who saw it after the transformation.

Enjoy the photos below.  Yes, they are of the same apartment.

Renovating Manhattan Condo – Before Photos

 

Renovating Manhattan prewar condo
Living room before renovation

 

Renovating Manhattan prewar condo
Bathroom before renovation

 

Renovating Manhattan Condo – After Photos

 

renovating a manhattan condo

 

updating manhattan apartment kitchen

 

 

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Notes:  This article was updated March 5, 2019

 

 

 

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About Wei Min

  • Focuses on investors of Manhattan condominiums, interviewed by CNBC, CNN, Wall Street Journal, New York Times
  • Ex-Citibanker, managed $500 million portfolio
  • MBA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Manhattan resident since 1999. Currently lives in Tribeca with wife and 2 kids
  • 352 burpees in 23 minutes, student of muay thai kickboxing

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About Wei Min


  • Focuses on investors of Manhattan condominiums, interviewed by CNBC, CNN, Wall Street Journal, New York Times
  • Ex-Citibanker, managed $500 million portfolio
  • MBA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Manhattan resident since 1999. Currently lives in Tribeca with wife and 2 kids
  • 352 burpees in 23 minutes, student of muay thai kickboxing

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