For under a million dollars, 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 apartment prices rising again and inventory continuing to tighten up, 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 low-priced East Village one-bedroom, an Inwood three-bedroom duplex, and more.
An East Village One-Bedroom With a Checkered-Floor Kitchen for $520K
224 East 11th Street Apt. 1 — This first-floor co-op one-bedroom is objectively a good deal, priced lower right now than in 2007 (when it asked $550K). The fairly central location — three blocks from both the Third Avenue L train and Astor Place — also stands out among the few comparably priced East Village one-bedrooms, which tend to cluster around the southern edge of Alphabet City. The unit could definitely use updates throughout but is nice and unusual: Both the galley kitchen and bathroom have windows; there’s a windowed nook in the living room for a dining table; and the bedroom has two windows (one on each end), so you’ll get plenty of light and some cross-ventilation.
A Clinton Hill One-Bedroom With Panoramic Skyline Views for $530K
185 Hall Street Apt. 1014 — Last sold ten years ago, this large one-bedroom co-op is on the tenth floor, with oversize windows that have unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline from 432 Park to Hudson Yards. The bedroom measures almost 21 feet long, and there’s also a distinct dining area (currently used as a home office). The kitchen is relatively compact but comes renovated with stainless-steel appliances, subway tiles, and glass-front cabinets. The living room has a ton of built-ins, including floor-to-ceiling custom bookshelves that cover an entire wall and some wide bench seating. There are red-oak herringbone floors everywhere. The building, across the street from the Pratt campus, is right at the beginning of an Open Street stretch of Willoughby Avenue that ends at Fort Greene Park.
A Brooklyn Heights One-Bedroom With a Gut-Renovated Kitchen for $825K
149 Willow Street Apt. 3B — A two-minute walk from a Brooklyn Heights Promenade entrance, this one-bedroom sits on the third floor of an especially nice 1900 building (it has a facade of intricate brick work, massive bay windows, and arched details). It’s on the pricier side of one-bedrooms in the area, but the monthly maintenance is low at $655 and the apartment comes with recent renovations after the unit was last sold in 2019 (for 21 percent above asking). The former tenants knocked down the wall between the kitchen and the living area, and the space now has marble and wood countertops, a Bosch dishwasher, and a (concealed) Smeg refrigerator. The large living room has a white decorative fireplace and a large bay window with original stained glass and built-in seating. In the bedroom, white bifold closet doors replaced mirrored ones (there are also two additional closets outside the windowed bathroom plus another coat closet by the entrance).
A Three-Bedroom Penthouse Duplex for $995K
57 Park Terrace East Apt. B85 — This apartment is a rare under-$1 million three-bedroom that is legitimately spacious, renovated, and equipped with private outdoor space (a 570-square-foot roof terrace to be specific), but isn’t a land-lease or income-restricted situation. The duplex sits atop an eight-story co-op (one of five in the complex with a huge common garden in the center) that’s just a four-minute walk from the 215th Street 1 train station. While the windowed kitchen and main bathroom are updated (both all in white), the unit retains plenty of period details including hardwood oak herringbone floors plus wrought-iron railings and a built-in recessed bookshelf in the foyer (where you’ll also find a gentle step down to the sunken living room). The bedroom upstairs is the largest of the three (at over 21 by 12 feet) comes with a walk-in closet, half bathroom, corner bay window, and terrace access.