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 king-size Sunnyside one-bedroom, a Hudson Heights convertible two-bedroom (full of coffered ceilings), and more.
A King-Size Renovated One-Bedroom in Sunnyside for $369K
41-25 44th Street Apt. E3 — The airiest and most renovated one-bedroom under $400K in Sunnyside right now, this co-op unit has an open kitchen that was recently updated with light-gray Shaker cabinets, stone white countertops, a mosaic-tile backsplash, and all stainless-steel appliances (including a full-size dishwasher and French door fridge). Meanwhile, period details like wall picture moldings and an arched doorway have been preserved, and all of the parquet floors were refinished. A spacious hallway (that’s over four feet wide) leads to an almost 18-foot-long bedroom, with three large closets and an updated windowed bathroom nearby. The building is around the corner from the Saturday farmers’ market by Lou Lodati Park (where there’s also an ongoing community book swap).
An East Village Studio With All-White Floors for $425K
634 East 14th Street Apt. 19 — Though it’s a fifth-floor walk-up on extremely busy 14th Street, this 500-square-foot studio (or convertible one-bedroom) is especially bright and quiet: It faces the rear gardens and has six windows across three different exposures, and tons of white-painted original hardwood floors and exposed-brick walls throughout to bounce off the light. The apartment has ten-foot ceilings, a decorative fireplace, a walk-in closet, and a black accent wall with wood open shelves. There are more (stainless-steel) open shelves in the kitchen, where there are also stainless-steel cabinets and drawers (plus a bit of built-in wine storage). The gray-tile bathroom has a few reclaimed details (the door and medicine cabinet) and a three-tier recessed shower shelf. Since it’s part of a six-townhouse co-op, the apartment comes with access to a live-in super and a big common backyard.
A Park Slope One-Bedroom With a Sunken Living Room for $625K
25 Plaza Street Apt. 4A — This one-bedroom co-op is one of the cheapest in Park Slope right now and sits in an elevator building (with two roof decks) right on Grand Army Plaza (literally a minute from the 2/3 trains). Inside, you’ll find a sunny kitchen (updated with marble countertops, a Miele stove, Smeg fridge, and tons of custom shelving like an over-the-sink dish rack) and a dining area anchored by built-in bench seating (with storage underneath). Two shallow steps gently separate this space from the sunken living room, which then leads to the bedroom (behind French doors). The windowed black-and-white-tile bathroom is behind the kitchen back on the raised level, which also has a nook by the entrance to house a small desk or extra storage.
A Hudson Heights Convertible Two-Bedroom With Italian Woodwork for $675K
116 Pinehurst Avenue Apt. C31 — Last sold 12 years ago, this apartment comes with an unusual amount of coffered ceilings — and all of that wood was imported from Italy. There is intricate wood framing on the doors and windows (of which there are 13 in total), as well as tons of jade tile in the bathroom. The third-floor unit is big: The bedroom is roughly 11 by 15 feet, and there are two more rooms around that size created from the main living area, currently divided by frosted sliding screens. There’s also a separate kitchen and a large foyer that connects to a dedicated home office, plus six closets across the unit. The parkside Tudor-style co-op complex includes several landscaped courtyard gardens and is just a three-minute walk down to West 181st Street’s many restaurants and the A train stop.