Thank you for your input.
Ms. Levy's answer is correct and exact. In New York City, a Triplex is an apartment in either a Coop, Condo or a Townhouse building consisting of three levels (or floors). Some of these apartments are the result of combining apartments. Others have indeed been built in this fashion.
These types of apartments can be quite expensive, especially in Manhattan. As a 2BR/2Bath Condo Triplex, I can suspect a price tag of well over a million dollars which adds a new wrinkle. The wrinkle is that in Manhattan we have a little thing called a "mansion tax." This is a tax imposed by NYC when an apartment sale exceeds $1M. The tax is equal to 1% of the purchase price. Of course, this poses no problem for those with a large amount of money. Good luck!
A duplex is two levels. A triplex is three levels. The people outside NYC who say there it would be a three-unit building - here we would call that a three-unit building. A triplex here would often be multiple apts. combined, but there are some buildings, and the first one to come to mind is 7 E. 35th St which is made up of duplexes and triplexes. These are not combined units, but were built this way.
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In this case, I believe the home being described is a single condominium for sale containing 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, but located in a building containing three units--two of which are owned by other homeowners. So the important "selling point" is that the building is intimate and contains only three homeowners that must agree to maintenance and work within the community and around the building.
Hope this helps!!
Grace Morioka, SRES
Area Pro Realty
Certified Buyer Representative
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Century 21 Princeton Properties.
A triplex only refers to an apartment. A 2 bedroom triplex is a 2 bedroom apartment on three floors. A triplex apartment can be in a townhouse or in a high rise. It is for 1 family.