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 Williamsburg studio with tons of custom shelving, a two-bedroom with a gigantic living room in Kensington, and more.
A Sunny Prewar One-Bedroom in Washington Heights for $360K
720 West 173rd Street Apt. 34 — This relatively spacious apartment on the third floor of a five-story prewar co-op looks especially well-renovated compared to other lower-priced one-bedrooms in the area. There’s updated lighting throughout: a glass globe pendant in the hall, another translucent one in the living room, track lighting in the kitchen, plus a brass sconce and flat white ceiling fan with light in the bedroom). The walls are painted in crisp neutrals — unobtrusive beiges in the living areas, and a dark blue in the otherwise fully white-tiled bathroom. The walk-up building, just a two-minute walk from an A train stop, is right across from the J. Hood Wright Park, which has beautiful views of the George Washington Bridge.
A Williamsburg Studio With an Orange Smeg Fridge for $369K
330 South 3rd Street Apt. 4 — This second-floor apartment (above Dough Vale, and a four-minute walk from the Hewes Street J/M train) is an income-restricted co-op unit (in this case, $95,520 for one person or $109,200 for two people) with an unusual amount of custom fixtures — especially built-in open wood shelves, which are all over the living area and kitchen. There’s a combo Murphy bed/sofa from Resource Furniture in the main living area, a barn door enclosing the bathroom, and a bright-orange Smeg fridge in the kitchen (where you’ll find an induction stove and Bosch dishwasher as well). There’s also a windowed alcove off the foyer, currently used as home office, that comes with three closets and a washer/dryer.
A Kensington Two-Bedroom With a Massive Living Room for $550K
599 East 7th Street Apt. 4J — Sitting in an elevator co-op near the Cortelyou Road shops and restaurants, this renovated corner two-bedroom apartment spreads over 1,000 square feet, a third of which is the 30-foot-long living room (that’s enough space for a very generous dining area). You’ll also get a genuinely astounding amount of closets — seven in total, including four large double closets across the hallway and 17-foot-long main bedroom. The newly renovated windowed kitchen —which has white marble countertops, light gray shaker cabinets, light blue subway tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances from Frigidaire, Samsung, and Whirlpool — leads to a decently sized second bedroom with windows on two sides.
A 2018-Built Bushwick Two-Bedroom With a 1,200-Square-Foot Yard (and a Hot Tub) for $965K
27 Kossuth Place Apt. 1A — While this two-bedroom, two-bath condo (around the corner from the Kosciuszko Street J train) is priced on the high end for the area, it does include a rare amount of outdoor space. At 1,200 square feet, the private backyard is actually larger than the interior itself and comes with extensive decking and a sizable area topped with artificial grass. Also included: an actually rather nice-looking four-to-six-seater hot tub. Inside, the two bedrooms, on either side of the living room, are both king-sized, with huge windows overlooking the yard. Both bathrooms (one an ensuite) have sleek wall-mounted toilets and floating vanities. There’s a fair bit of wood accents in the living room and open kitchen, including storage built into the kitchen island and an entire wood accent wall.