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 recently renovated Prospect Heights one-bedroom, a Morningside Heights two-bedroom with tons of built-in bookshelves, and more.
A Recently Renovated Prospect Heights One-Bedroom for $585,000
786 Washington Avenue Apt. 2FL — This second-floor apartment on Washington Avenue near Sterling Place is one of the cheapest one-bedrooms for sale in Prospect Heights right now (the maintenance is also low at $600 a month). Still, it’s got some nice details (like a bay window and a decorative fireplace) and recent updates (notably the bathroom, which has a tasteful vanity mirror–shelving unit and a washer/dryer). There’s a ton of storage as well, including overhead storage by the bathroom and two big closets in the bedroom, one of which is a walk-in. Also included: one of those Samsung 4K TVs designed to look like a picture frame and a Sonos soundbar system.
A Large Gramercy Park Studio for $595,000
200 East 16th Street Apt. 10M — This prewar studio, on a quiet block just a few steps from Stuyvesant Square Park, has an extremely efficient layout that makes it feels a bit more like a full apartment. A foyer opens up to a long living area that has a sleeping alcove on one end and a kitchen (with bar seating for two) on the other (this side also has space for a home office). There are two walk-in closets and a separate dressing area, which could be converted into an extra room, such as a more built-out home office, as seen in another M-line studio in the building.
A Sunny Morningside Heights Two-Bedroom for $895,000
417 Riverside Drive Apt. 7F — This spacious south-facing apartment is the rare under-$1-million two-bedroom in the area that comes with a second full bathroom. It also has a particularly charming living room, which measures nearly 14 by 19 feet and has 10-foot beamed ceilings, two walls of built-in bookshelves, and a partial view of the Hudson River. You’ll also find loads of wall moldings throughout the unit, plus original stained-glass transom windows, a pantry in the windowed eat-in kitchen, and a washer/dryer. The building is a four-minute walk from the 1 train and the Columbia campus.
A West Village Corner One-Bedroom for $899,000
8 Bethune Street Apt.7 — Last sold 13 years ago, this corner unit stands out from the rest of the West Village one-bedrooms on the market because of its minimal look: all of the hardwood floors (plus an exposed-brick wall with a decorative fireplace) have been painted white while the kitchen uses white square ceramic tiles for both the countertops and backsplash and marbled white tile on the floor. The 23-foot living room has three windows across two exposures and can easily fit a dining table. The bedroom is on the smaller side, but it does come with a walk-in closet and some built-in shelving.