For under $1 million, one can find all sorts of housing configurations: park- and subway-adjacent studios, one-bedrooms hidden in carriage houses or former shoe factories, and even the occasional true two-bedroom. With price drops rampant across Manhattan and vacancies high citywide, we’re combing the market for particularly spacious, nicely renovated, or otherwise worth-a-look apartments at various six-digit price points. This week: a West Village one-bedroom with a pink bathroom, a 1,000-square-foot Boerum Hill duplex, and more
A West Village One-Bedroom With a Vintage Pink Bathroom for $675K
3 Sheridan Square Apt. 2J — The J-line apartments at this 160-unit doorman co-op overlooking Sheridan Square Viewing Garden are large alcove studios that come with huge north-facing windows, 20-foot-long living rooms, and four closets. This particular unit was last sold in 2009 (there’s only been one other J-line unit for sale since) and has been converted into a (still relatively spacious) one-bedroom, priced on the lowest end of one-bedrooms in the area. French doors enclose the bedroom, which leads to a dressing area and a vintage bathroom with pink wall tiles and a pink tub. The building also has a roof deck with herb gardens and unobstructed views of West Village townhouses all the way down to One World Trade.
1,100-Square-Foot Two-Bedroom in Prospect Park South for $775K
416 Ocean Avenue Apt. 38 — Units in this prewar co-op (just two blocks from Prospect Park and the Parkside Avenue Q train) skew big: one-bedrooms are at least 700 square feet and there are tons of apartments over 1,000 square feet, including this corner two-bedroom, which has a massive square-shaped living room that opens to a windowed kitchen and a dining alcove. The beamed ceilings are nearly ten-feet high and both bedrooms are king-size with ample closet space. In addition to newer windows (installed in 2019) and custom shades, the unit also comes with custom details like West Elm globe pendant lights, a wine rack built into the kitchen cabinets, and a floor-to-ceiling mosaic tile accent wall in the bathroom.
Fort Greene One-Bedroom With a Private Terrace for $840K
21 South Portland Avenue Apt. 3R — Sitting only a minute from Fort Greene Park (the entrance closest to the tennis courts), this co-op apartment is on the third floor of an extra-wide brownstone (25 feet to be exact, well above the 18-to-20-foot average for townhouses). The unit takes up the full width of building, putting the bedroom right beside a huge living room, which has a wood-burning marble fireplace and sliding glass doors out to a big terrace surrounded by planter boxes and views of mature trees (this apartment is one of only two Fort Greene one-bedrooms listed under $1 million right now that has a private outdoor space). The galley kitchen, while not large, was recently renovated with Carrara marble countertops, Miele and Kitchen Aid appliances, and under-cabinet lighting.
Boerum Hill Corner Duplex With 12 Windows for $849K
578 Atlantic Avenue Apt. 3B — This duplex corner one-bedroom is extremely spacious (just over 1,000 square feet) and airy (there are 12 oversize windows throughout, including one each in the full and half bath, plus a skylight over the staircase). The lower level houses the living room, which has a wall of built-in bookshelves, and some space on either side of the compact kitchen for a dining area or home office. The upstairs level also has some fairly usable bonus space around the staircase, which listing renderings show can be turned into a workout area or nursery. There are also two walk-in closets up there, one of which holds the washer/dryer. While the building is very much in the thick of Atlantic Avenue, you’d literally be across the street from ten different trains.