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 Greenwich Village studio with custom built-ins, a renovated Boerum Hill one-bedroom, and more.
A Greenwich Village Studio With $40,000 Worth of Recent Built-ins for $485,000
24 Fifth Avenue Apt. 1525 — This co-op unit is one of the largest studios in a 419-unit prewar building originally designed by Emery Roth as a hotel (it still has its original grand golden canopy on Fifth Avenue). It’s on the 15th floor, so the windows in the main living area look out all the way to the new Hudson Yards skyline. The apartment is also the most thoroughly renovated unit at this price in the neighborhood. The kitchen has subway tile, white shaker cabinets, and a stainless steel dishwasher. The bathroom has new tile, sconces, and a rainfall shower head. And the living room has refinished parquet floors, plus nearly $40,000 worth of custom built-ins from Resource Furniture (including a white Murphy bed, corner desk, and tons of storage) installed in 2019. Land-lease co-ops like this building are notorious for exorbitant maintenance fees (easily over $2,000), but the monthly maintenance here is slightly more stomach-able at $1,472.
A Kensington One-Bedroom With a Huge Private Terrace for $499K
415 Beverley Road Apt. 1P — Sitting on the second floor of a six-story brick co-op with a full-time doorman (and a four-minute walk to the Church Avenue F/G trains), this one-bedroom apartment is one of the few on the market in Kensington right now with a private outdoor space. And it’s a big one: nearly 300 square feet off the king-size bedroom with wood decking and tall fencing. Inside, the 22-foot long living room comes with recessed lights throughout, large windows (overlooking a quiet, tree-lined street with mostly detached homes), and a dining alcove. There are also four closets across the apartment, a renovated windowed bathroom, and a separate windowed kitchen with beige subway tile and a mix of closed, open, and glass-fronted cabinets.
A 600-Square-Foot Midtown Studio With Checkered Marble Floors for $650,000
372 Fifth Avenue Apt. 5K — This loft-like studio is in a former department store on Fifth Avenue, just a block above the Empire State Building (the co-op’s furnished roof terrace has an unobstructed view). Most units in the building have over 11-foot ceilings and many have had modern renovations. This unit, however, goes all in on the prewar look with checkered marble floors, wainscoting, a large chandelier with a ceiling medallion, plaster wall trimming, window shutters, and a white decorative fireplace. The bathroom is similarly ornate and has a clawfoot tub, pedestal sink, two more ceiling medallions, and a decorative corbel. Since the main living area is over 39 feet long, there’s plenty of room for a distinct kitchen and dining area (which has a wall of glass-front cabinets, an arched open shelf for wine storage, and a French door fridge).
A Renovated Boerum Hill One-Bedroom for $650,000
260 Bergen Street Apt. 2F — This updated one-bedroom (in a small eight-unit co-op across from a new Blank Street Coffee location) is one of the cheapest one bedrooms for sale in Boerum Hill right now and the monthly maintenance is also relatively low at $568. The living room comes with a wood-burning fireplace, a Sputnik-style chandelier, two sets of built-in recessed bookshelves, and room for a work desk near the two windows. The spacious C-shape kitchen means legitimately abundant cabinets, drawers, and counter space. There’s a full-size washer/dryer in the windowed bathroom, which comes renovated with wave pattern tiling and two shower nooks.