There's nothing like a prewar apartment for sprawl and charm, where the floor plans alone are a delight to the eye and there's plenty of room to stretch out and entertain. These four stunners offer historic charm — from fireplaces to painted ceilings, sun rooms and proper parlors — as well as generous layouts and building perks, not to mention all are primely located.

Situated in the Turner Towers, the art deco co-op building at 135 Eastern Parkway, this two-bedroom, two-bath unit offers high-ceilings, an elegant pre-war feel and a fair amount of space — around 1,300 square feet.

The large eat-in kitchen needs redoing, which could be considered a negative — or an opportunity to create one in accordance with your own vision. The listing, from Tracey McLean at Corcoran, says the bathrooms need work as well, though we quite like the old-school black-and-white-tile scheme in the one pictured.


Ground-floor apartments are almost always a tougher sell, so it’s not really a surprise that this two-bedroom pad at 135 Eastern Parkway in Prospect Heights has had its asking price trimmed by $100,000 since it hit the market last fall. At its current price of $699,000, the 1,200-square-foot prewar apartment offers quite a good bang for the buck–as long as you don’t mind the lack of views and privacy. (For what it’s worth, this unit traded for $780,000 back in 2007.) What do you think this ends up going for?
135 Eastern Parkway, #1E [Corcoran] GMAP P*Shark