or 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 Carroll Gardens one-bedroom with a private roof deck, a Lincoln Square two-bedroom with a renovated open kitchen, and more.
A Kips Bay One-Bedroom for $450K
145 East 29th Street Apt. 3B — Most of the apartments in this 37-unit co-op near the 28th Street 6 train are 400-square-foot studios (that typically sell for under $400K), but every few years, a B-line one-bedroom like this third-floor spot will also pop up on the low end of the market. The apartment opens to a foyer with a coat closet (a small kitchen with white cabinets and a new tile backsplash is also on the same level as the foyer). One step down from the foyer is the living room, where there are three south-facing windows, recessed lights, and natural corners for both a dining table and work space. Sliding French doors off the living room lead to the bedroom, two closets, and a subway-tile bathroom.
A Ditmas Park Two-Bedroom for $599K
400 East 17th Street Apt. 309 — This fairly large two-bedroom apartment sits on a leafy block around the corner from Cortelyou Road’s restaurants and Q train stop (and also just a few minutes from the suburban-feeling pockets of Ditmas Park, where front lawns and driveways abound). The living room is almost 27 feet long, a corner of which has been turned into a home office (with a built-in wood desk and twin white sconces) by the architect owner. The main bedroom measures nearly 11 by 17 feet and comes with two exposures and two large closets. The updated kitchen, partially open to the living room via a large pass-through window, has butcher-block countertops and a French-door stainless-steel fridge. Also included in the sale are multiple CB2 floor-to-ceiling open bookshelves installed throughout the apartment.
A Carroll Gardens Floor-Through One-Bedroom for $659K
533 Clinton Street Apt. 4A — One of just three one-bedrooms available in Carroll Gardens right now, this Clinton Street apartment is a fourth-floor walk-up with a key redeeming perk: a private roof deck with Manhattan skyline views and multiple solid teak planter boxes. Inside, you’ll find a decorative stone fireplace in the living room and a thoroughly updated kitchen (which includes a Bertazzoni gas range, Miele dishwasher, Caesarstone countertops, and a light-gray cabinet system from Space Theory, the Henrybuilt spinoff). The rear-facing bedroom has two windows overlooking treetops. There’s also a stacked washer/dryer right outside the bathroom.
A Lincoln Square Two-Bedroom Condo for $995K
155 West 71st Street Apt. 5C — This apartment is a rare two-bedroom condo listed for under $1 million in Lincoln Square (the other two under-a-mil options are both co-ops with higher monthly fees). The bedrooms are fairly small and plain, but the main appeal here is the expanded and renovated open kitchen, which has sleek white cabinets (including a large glass-doored one) and three sets of dark-wood open shelves spread over two walls. The building is on a quieter, mostly residential block, but still just a couple of minutes from the 72nd Street 1/2/3 trains and Trader Joe’s.