nyc BLOG estate

nyc BLOG estate

New York City Apartment Terminology A-Z


Manhattan, New York City  Apartment Terminology



Alcove: an area adjoining the living room which can be used for a dining area or be separated or closed off to make a bedroom, den or office.

Classic: in a pre-war building, an apartment which has a formal dining room, and, in a larger apartment, one or two maids' rooms. A "classic 6", for example, is a six-room apartment in a pre-war building that has a living room, formal dining room, two bedrooms, kitchen, maid's room, and 1, 2, or 3 baths. In the larger classics, it is common to find the smaller maids' rooms combined into one larger room. Frequently, pre-war buildings have been gutted and "rehabbed," but room counts and layouts will usually be listed according to their original configuration.

Convertible, Flex or Junior: an apartment with an alcove off the living room which can be converted to another bedroom or used as a dining area. A "convertible two-bedroom" or "flex two" is a one-bedroom apartment with a large alcove and one or two bathrooms.

Duplex: Two floors in an apartment.


Flex: see "convertible" or "junior"


Floor Plan: Apartment layout

Floor-through: A whole floor of a building. Usually in brownstones and townhouses. 


Foyer: Entry Hallway    

Furnished Units: apartments, which are fully equipped with furniture and amenities. Such apartments are for long or short term lease.

Junior:  a "junior 4" would be a potential 4- room apartment: (original 3.5 rooms) living room, bedroom, kitchen, and alcove area (bathroom is not counted as a room). a"junior 1" would be a potential 3 -room apartment: living room with alcove (original 2.5 rooms)


Loft area: sometimes found in an apartment with high ceilings. It is typically an area, accessible by ladder or small staircase, which has been built for storage or as an extra sleeping or living area.

Loft: Large open space usually in a converted industrial building.


Maid's Room: Small Room for Maid. Can be used as office, small bedroom, laundry room.

Maisonette: A ground-floor or 1st-floor apartment that has a street-level and private entry.

Mini Loft: New millennium name for a studio without an alcove.

One-bedroom: A one-bedroom is a three-room apartment (kitchen, living room, and bedroom). A one-bedroom with a windowed alcove large enough to be a bedroom is called a "junior 4 (4 rooms), "flex 2" or "convertible 2" (convertible to two bedrooms).

Penthouse: Top floor of building can be any size apartment, usually has outdoor space.

Pied-a-terre: An apartment in NYC that is not the owner's primary residence it is the owners NYC apartment.

Simplex: One floor in an apartment (flat)

Studio: a studio is a two-room apartment (the kitchen is considered one room). An "alcove studio" is a studio with an alcove for dining or sleeping. A studio with a windowed alcove large enough to be a bedroom can be referred to as a "junior one-bedroom" or "junior 3" (three rooms).

Triplex: Three floors in an apartment.

Two-bedroom: a two-bedroom can be a four, five or six-room apartment. A "flex 3" or "convertible 3" is a two-bedroom apartment with space for an additional room (third bedroom, dining room, den, maid's room, homeoffice, etc.)

Three -Bedroom and up: a three bedroom or four bedroom apartment.


New York City Building Terminology

10 comments:

  1. This is an ideal alternative for the visitors who want a place to hang out for a few days or a few weeks. The purpose can be business or leisure; New York City Habitat has lots of apartments of different sizes at costs that are cutthroat with the hotel accommodations.




    new york short term apartments

    ReplyDelete
  2. I would love to visit New York someday. This is a good resource for apartment listing when the time comes.

    ReplyDelete
  3. And how about installing Manhattan pressurized walls is that the same as those?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Terminologies seems to be nice but who defined them, you should have mentioned the resource of you reference.

    ReplyDelete
  5. terminology from nyc real estate brokers

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is really a very useful information on new york city apartment technology.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Many of terms you share above are new to me and i am completely unaware of that.

    ReplyDelete
  8. It feels awesome to read such an informative and unique articles on your websites. Thank you for keeping our interest alive and for providing us with good stuff.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks designed for sharing such a good thought, article is nice, thats why i have read it fully
    Feel free to visit my blog post

    ReplyDelete
  10. New York is definitely one of the places people dreamt of visiting of. Statue of liberty, wide super highways and tallest buildings. indeed a once in a blue moon experience. Well, wiht the accomodation and shelter, I can say housing, apartments and condominiums can be comparable to HDBs of singapore. Only a bit huge to fulfill their needs.

    ReplyDelete

All related comments are welcome. Spam will be deleted.

Powered by Blogger.