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: an oversize studio near Fort Tryon Park, a meticulously renovated Jackson Heights two-bedroom, and more.
A Huge Hudson Heights Studio Right Next to Fort Tryon Park for $375K
720 Ft. Washington Avenue Apt. 6M — This co-op studio is bigger than some one-bedrooms, with plenty of space for a standard living-room set, plus a dining table and reading chair in a windowed corner. There’s also a sleeping alcove that fits a dresser, nightstand, and desk and another alcove (with built-in recessed shelves) currently set up as a home office by the entryway. The prewar unit retains its inlaid parquet floors, crown moldings, butter-yellow tile in the windowed bathroom, and five arched doorways throughout. Meanwhile, the separate windowed kitchen is more updated and includes butcher-block countertops, under-cabinet and overhead track lighting, all-stainless-steel appliances, plus a wall-mounted pot rack and drop-leaf table (for extra counter space). There are also two walk-in closets. Only a two-minute walk from both the 190th Street A train and the Fort Tryon Park entrance, the apartment is in a 1939 Art Deco building whose lobby still has patterned terrazzo floors and a restored WPA-era mural of the Battle of Fort Washington.
A Prospect Heights Alcove Studio With a Dressing Area for $545K
34 Plaza Street East Apt. 1001 – This 10th-floor studio is on the northeast side of Grand Army Plaza, just off Vanderbilt Avenue, and has a 20-foot-long living room with open sky views from large southeast-facing windows and space for a dining table. Off to the side is an angled and bedroom-size alcove (dimensions measure roughly 12 by 12 feet) with its own window and (triangle-shaped) closet. The unit also comes with three other large closets, including one in a separate dressing area outside the bathroom. There’s a new Bosch dishwasher in the galley kitchen. Monthly maintenance is reasonable at $731, especially considering this is a full-service building with 24-hour door attendants and a porter, plus a landscaped and furnished common roof deck with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and harbor.
A Park Slope One-Bedroom With a Renovated Kitchen for $575K
925 Union Street Apt. 3J — Right across Grand Army Plaza from the Prospect Heights studio highlighted above (and a four-minute walk from the Saturday farmers’ market) is this one-bedroom co-op, which is one of the very cheapest one-bedrooms listed in Park Slope right now. Caveat: You have to go through the bedroom to get to the bathroom — but luckily, there’s plenty of space to move around in the (almost 10 by 15 feet) bedroom, and the bathroom is fairly charming with a big window, checkered floors, and crown molding. A quartz-topped peninsula in the open kitchen adds some additional counter space and a bunch of drawers underneath. There’s also a floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelf by the trio of windows at the end of the living room.
A Jackson Heights Two-Bedroom With Loft Vibes for $725K
37-27 84th Street Apt. 32 — While this two-bedroom apartment falls on the pricier side for Jackson Heights, it’s a bit of a special find because it’s in one of the block-long garden complexes that’s closest to a 7-train station (in this case, a four-minute walk to the 82nd Street stop), and the apartment itself is a corner unit with 14 (large, gridded) windows across three exposures (south, east, west). The 1,100-square-foot apartment is also very thoroughly renovated, notably in the open kitchen, where there are white-and-indigo shaker cabinets, brass fixtures, and a farmhouse sink, and in the windowed bathroom, which has tons of subway tile. Both bedrooms are similarly spacious at around 12-by-13 feet, and each comes with two windows and a double closet.