under a million

A $375,000 Sunset Park One-Bedroom and a Brooklyn Heights Cul-de-sac Two-Bedroom

Photo: Shannon Dupre

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 Fort Greene brownstone one-bedroom with a private roof deck, a prewar Brooklyn Heights two-bedroom on a cul-de-sac, and more.

A Renovated Sunset Park One-Bedroom for $375,000  

Santiago Leon for DD Reps.
Santiago Leon for DD Reps.

531 41st Street, Apt. C6 — Last sold over ten years ago, this third-floor one-bedroom is on a quiet block right across from Sunset Park. The unit was recently renovated — kitchen updates include Shaker cabinets, stainless-steel appliances, a blue mosaic-tile backsplash, and glass pendant lights. The living room retains some nice moldings and inlaid parquet floors. A French door leads to the bedroom, which has two large windows, a huge closet, and an inoffensive wood-propeller ceiling fan.

A Fort Greene Brownstone One-Bedroom for $825,000

Courtesy of the Corcoran Group.
Courtesy of the Corcoran Group.

21 S. Portland Avenue, Apt. 4R — Just two Fort Greene one-bedrooms are listed on Streeteasy right now, and only this unit is asking under $1 million. It’s still pricey compared to other one-bedrooms that have recently gone into contract in the neighborhood, but it’s especially nice. The rear-facing apartment is just a few steps from the southern edge of Fort Greene Park and sits on the top floor of an extra-wide brownstone (25 feet, compared to the typical 18-to-21 feet). The extra space is most apparent in the living room, which can fit a sectional, a lounge chair, and a small dining area and still leave room for people to sit in a circle around the white-brick wood-burning fireplace. The kitchen is compact but comes recently renovated with custom cabinets and counters that are rounded on one end. And there’s a large private roof deck.

A Prospect Heights Corner Two-Bedroom for $850,000

From left: Photo: Paul MilemanPhoto: Paul Mileman
From top: Photo: Paul MilemanPhoto: Paul Mileman

295 Saint Marks Avenue, Apt. 4B — This fourth-floor apartment on the corner of St. Marks and Underhill Avenues (right in the middle of an Open Street) is the only under-$1 million two-bedroom option in Prospect Heights at the moment (the monthly maintenance fee is also relatively low at $764). It’s a rare unit with at least one window on all four sides (including three in the almost 20-foot-long living room) and one each in the kitchen (right above the sink) and bathroom. There’s storage aplenty: two levels of upper cabinets in the kitchen, two large closets in one bedroom, and another double closet plus built-in cabinets and drawers in the second bedroom. The apartment is part of a three-building, 24-unit co-op and shares a particularly lovely garden with both gas and charcoal grills, outdoor dining sets, and space for planting.

A Sunny Brooklyn Heights Two-Bedroom for $899,000

Shannon Dupre.
Shannon Dupre.

2 Grace Court, Apt. 2Z — Sitting at the end of a cul-de-sac off Hicks Street, this second-floor two-bedroom is extremely bright (thanks to eight south-facing windows) and comes loaded with prewar details, including multiple arched doorways, chandeliers, crown molding nearly everywhere, and classic black-and-white geometric tiles in the bathroom. In the kitchen are checkered floors, updated white cabinets, and a nook for a small desk. In addition to a separate foyer, the hallway in front of one of the two queen-size bedrooms is especially wide and is currently set up as a home office.

A $375,000 Sunset Park Spot and a Fort Greene One-Bedroom