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 prewar one-bedroom in Forest Hills, a two-bedroom loft in Carroll Gardens, and more.
A Large Prewar One-Bedroom in Forest Hills for $375K
73-20 Austin Street Apt. 6C — This prewar unit sitting on the top floor of a doorman elevator building is especially convenient for commuting: It only takes four minutes to get to the 75th Avenue F train and just a few more minutes to access the E/M/R trains and the Forest Hills LIRR stop. Every room is spacious, starting with the gallerylike foyer that’s nearly 16 feet long and six feet wide, leaving plenty of room to put in a bench, side table, and multiple cabinets. There are two high arched doorways, one leading to the living room (where there is also a large arched recess) and the other to the almost 16-by-16-foot bedroom (containing two windows and two of the four big closets in the unit).
A Cypress Hills Rowhouse With a Mint-Green Bathroom for $850K
46 Hendrix Street — This 1910 rowhouse, just down the street from the community garden and ball fields at Highland Park, stands out on the short hilly block with its sky-blue façade trimming, including the front steps and porch. In addition to extensive parquet floors and moldings, the four-bedroom home has custom period details, like a wreath carved into the wooden front door, an intricately embossed wall treatment in the dining room, and a mint-green claw-foot tub. The kitchen, the most updated part of the house with white Shaker cabinets and black stainless-steel appliances, leads out to a 375-square-foot fenced-in back deck.
A Renovated Two-Bedroom in Morningside Heights for $899K
605 West 111th Street Apt. 34 — Almost all of the two-bedrooms available on the southern end of Morningside Heights right now are asking well above $1 million, with the exception of this well-preserved prewar co-op unit on West 111th (and another listing down the street that suggests fashioning a second bedroom out of the foyer). There’s a large gently angled bay window in the living room plus restored walnut hardwood floors and moldings throughout. Pocket doors lead to the main bedroom, which has a double closet and another separate closet. The second bedroom is small but nice: The straightforward nine-by-ten-foot space comes with a big window (complete with moldings) and two closets. There are floor-to-ceiling cabinets (and another big window) in the all-white kitchen and a subway tile in the bathroom. The 52-unit Beaux-Arts-style building has a new laundry room coming and is only a minute from the 1 train, Westside Market, and H Mart.
A Two-Bedroom Loft With 12-Foot Ceilings in Carroll Gardens for $995K
505 Court Street Apt. 6F — Most of the current listings in Carroll Gardens are in townhouses, but this two-bedroom loft sits in one of the few full-service condo buildings in the area (so it comes with a full-time doorman, live-in super, and concierge plus a gym, laundry room, and tree-filled courtyard). The loft building, formerly a candy factory, is just a three-minute walk to the F/G trains. Inside, there are original exposed columns and 12-foot ceilings (which the apartment takes advantage of with massive windows in each room and tons of overhead storage). Also abundant: reclaimed-wood shelving in the open kitchen (where there is a neat built-in cast-iron trivet), hallway, and bathroom.