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 convertible prewar two-bedroom in Sunset Park, a brownstone duplex with a spiral staircase on the Upper West Side, and more.
A Convertible Two-Bedroom in Sunset Park for $595,000
574 44th Street, Apt. 4A — Last sold in 2009, this sunny top-floor apartment (with a low monthly maintenance fee of $480) is one of the most conveniently located units available in the area right now. The building is right across from Sunset Park, around the corner from Sixth Avenue and a few blocks from the R-train stop at 45th Street. The apartment is currently configured as a one-bedroom, but its large, south-facing dining room could theoretically be converted into a second bedroom. The windowed kitchen is the apartment’s most renovated space and has a Bertazzoni range and stainless-steel countertops.
An 1,000-Square-Foot Two-Bedroom in Inwood for $635,000
117 Seaman Avenue, Apt. 1D — All the rooms are big in this prewar two-bedroom, but the dining room, measuring 11 by 16 feet, feels downright grand with its high wood wainscoting and an intricate ceiling medallion. There are six large windows across three exposures, including one each in the updated bathroom and kitchen. Speaking of which, the galley kitchen is over 16 feet long with tons of storage and counter space (there’s both a breakfast bar for two and a wine rack). The building is a three-minute walk from both the Inwood Park tennis courts and the 207th Street A-train stop.
An Airy Bed-Stuy One-Bedroom Condo for $650,000
273 Clifton Place, Apt. 2F — This second-floor apartment is one of only a few one-bedrooms for sale at this price point on the western end of Bed-Stuy near Clinton Hill. It comes with somewhat strikingly low monthly fees: just $304 in common charges (taxes are $0, abated until 2034). A few details set this unit apart in an otherwise fairly standard newer development interior: glass double doors out to a Juliet balcony (with a view of trees and brownstones) and a strip of recessed shelving in the living room. A small hall connects the bathroom, a double closet, and another closet with a washer and dryer.
An Upper West Side Brownstone Duplex for $950,000
150 West 75th Street, Apt. 1/3 — Located on a tree-lined townhouse block between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, this prewar one-bedroom is a rare duplex with two full bathrooms asking under a million. The parlor-floor living room, which takes up the full width of the building (19 feet to be exact), has 12-foot ceilings and a black spiral staircase leading down to the garden level bedroom. On each floor, there’s a wall of exposed brick, a gas fireplace, a fully tiled bathroom (even the ceilings), large windows with shutters, and built-in bookshelves (downstairs, these are part of a built-in bed frame with tons of storage underneath). The lower level also has a walk-in closet and laundry room.