The City Review Apartment Scorecard

Perfect score of external and internal parts combined is 185 points but the scorecard is intended primarily as a critical checklist to be printed out for evaluation of existing apartment, or ones being considered. External scores relate to building features. Internal scores relate to apartment features. Please note that some features have negative scores. Also note that personal preferences differ: some people may put a very great priority on building location while others may value space or views more.

External - 79 maximum points

 

Interior - 106 maximum points

Views - 9

None = 0; Rear of buildings, No gardens = 1; Rear of buildings and gardens = 2; Open, but not impressive = 3; Spacious and somewhat impressive = 4; Interesting/charming =5; Fine = 6; Very Impressive = 7; Majestic = 8; Majestic and protected = 9

Protected Views - 2

Unprotected and about to change due to new construction = -1; Unprotected and likely to change at some point = 0; Probably protected by landmark regulations = 1; Direct views over waterfront or park = 2

Light - 3

Dark = 0; Adequate = 1; Very good = 2; Very good and faces north = 3

Space - 7

Inadequate already for present needs = 0; Inadequate for near-future needs = 1;

"Perfect" Rooms - 2

Main living and entertaining rooms do not have perflectly flush, straight and uninterrupted walls = 0; Main living and entertaining rooms have no overhangs, bumps and protrusions = 1; All rooms are free of overhangs, bumps, protrusions = 2

Shared with other residents in building or on floor = 0; One bathroom = 1;One master bath in fine condition and one other shared by other members of household = 2; One For every household member = 3; One for every household member plus at least one other = 4; One for every household member plus at least one other, all stunning = 5

Condition - 5

A wreck = 0; Needs substantial work = 1; Needs some work = 2; Adequate

None = 0; Small pullman = 1; Small, open pass-through = 2; Adequate open kitchen = 3; Large open kitchen = 4; Small kitchen = 5; Adequate kitchen with good appliances and storage = 6; Very large with eat-in area = 7; Very large with eat-in area and adjoining pantry = 8

8 feet or less = 1; 8 - 9 feet = 2; 9 to 10 feet = 3; 10 -12 feet = 3; 14 feet or more = 4;

None = 0; Small balcony shared with at least one other apartment separated by partitions = 1; Small, unshared balcony = 2; Small, unshared balcony with considerable light = 3; Large balcony with good views = 4; Large balcony converted to "wintergarden" with good views = 5; Small terrace = 6; Large terrace = 7; Small penthouse terrace = 8; Penthouse with extensive terraces = 9

Center Hall/Foyer - 3

None = 0; Small = 1; Large = 2; Grand = 3

Hallways - 2

None = 0; Few and Short = 1; Some and Long = 2

Efficiency of Layout - 2

Multi-levels/Elevator - 3

Sunken or raised living room = -1; None = 0; Duplex = 1; Triplex or more = 2; Private internal elevator = 3

Corner/Bay Windows -

Fireplaces - 4

None = 0; One of average quality = 1; One of excellent quality = 2; Two or more = 3; Two or more of excellent quality = 4

Servants’ Quarters - 3

None = 0; One room = 1; Two or more rooms = 2; Rooms available in building = 3

Cross-Ventilation - 2

None = 0; Some = 1; Considerable = 2

Architectural Details - 3

None of note = 0; Some = 1; Impressive = 2; Grand = 3

Special Features - 2

None = 0; Maisonette = 1; Garden = 2

Security - 4

No 24-hour doorman or concierge = 0; Part-time doorman or concierge = 1; Entrance video linked to apartment = 2; 24-hour doorman and/or concierge = 3; Extensive video security system = 4

Immediate Neighbors - 1

Noise problem = -1; Alright = 0; Very pleasant = 1

Post-World War II construction with thin walls that do not offer best soundproofing = 0; Moderately good soundproofing between rooms and apartments = 1; Pre-Depression construction with excellent soundproofing = 2

Adjacent = 0; Far = 1

Adjacent = 0; Far = 1

 

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