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 massive three-bedroom in Concourse, a colorful two-bedroom in Flatbush, and more.
A Sprawling Prewar Three-Bedroom in Concourse for $598K
811 Walton Avenue, Apt. C3 — This three-bedroom, two-bath apartment sits on a quieter, park-adjacent block in the Grand Concourse Historic District (but still just a four-minute walk from the 4/B/D trains at the 161st Street–Yankee Stadium station). It’s unusually spacious: Each bedroom is king-size and the separate dining room is even larger than the 12-by-18-foot living room. There are also tons of new windows (14 in total, facing east, west, and south), seven closets (with Elfa systems) throughout, plus a wall of custom built-ins (shelves, cabinets, and a work desk) in one of the bedrooms. All the main rooms have ceiling fans and crown molding, and the original parquet floors have been refinished.
A Murray Hill One-Bedroom With an Eat-in Kitchen for $650K
16 Park Avenue, Apt. 2B — This one-bedroom co-op unit at the corner of Park Avenue and West 35th Street is only a minute away from a 6 train entrance. It comes with some really lovely prewar details, including lots of beamed ceilings, picture-frame wall moldings, and a few sconces. A set of French doors in the 19-foot-deep living room opens to a windowed eat-in kitchen, which has a stainless-steel French-door fridge from Fisher & Paykel, plus extra cabinets and open shelves built into several corners of the space. The bathroom can be accessed from both the kitchen and the bedroom. The 16-story doorman co-op houses just 65 units (typically only four units per floor), and while the building actually has seven one-bedrooms for sale right now, this second-floor unit is the cheapest (a few higher-floor units, for comparison, are going for $700K to $750K).
A Colorful 1,200-Square-Foot Two-Bedroom in Flatbush for $750K
70 Lenox Road, Apt. 1E — Originally a gigantic one-bedroom, this co-op apartment has been converted into a still very spacious two-bedroom with ten-foot ceilings. The second room was carved from the living room and is separated by pocket French doors. Especially large are the almost 28-by-7-foot gallery (which has built-in open shelves on one entire side) and the bright eat-in kitchen with two large windows, all new stainless-steel appliances, a walk-in pantry, and forest-green cabinets and walls (the rest of the apartment is similarly brightly painted, with blue walls in the bedroom and pink in the living room). Meanwhile, the windowed bathroom comes updated with neutrals, including plenty of black accents (like the rain showerhead, arched mirror, and faucets), white subway tile, plus Carrara marble touches. Maintenance is low at $615 a month and the six-story elevator building, just off Flatbush Avenue, has a particularly elaborate lobby with a stained-glass arched window and intricately carved wood paneling.
An Airy Convertible Three-Bedroom on the Upper West Side for $849K
150 West 94th Street, Apt. 2 — On the market for the first time in over 40 years, this sunny floor-through apartment is part of a seven-brownstone co-op on West 94th Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues and around the corner from Trader Joe’s. It has a giant living room (with floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves flanking a wood-burning fireplace), which opens to a rear-facing den with a casement bow window. On the other end of the unit, past the kitchen, a big closet, and an all-white bathroom, you’ll find the main bedroom and another windowed room with more built-in bookshelves and an exposed-brick wall. There are seven windows across the unit, many of them overlooking the large gravel garden (with seating, ivy-covered walls, and a bit of tree shade) shared among co-op residents.