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A Fort Greene One-Bedroom for $575K and a Few Two-Bedrooms With Private Rooftops

Living room with three arched windows, a sofa, and dining table.
Photo: Nathan Grass / Nathan Patrick Media

For under $1 million, 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 price drops rampant across Manhattan and vacancies high citywide, 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 one-bedroom by Fort Greene Park and a slew of two-bedrooms with private outdoor space. 

A Large One-Bedroom Next to Fort Greene Park for $575K

Melanie Greene / Greenehouse Photography.
Melanie Greene / Greenehouse Photography.

130 Saint Edwards St., Apt. 3C — Kingsview Homes, the five-building, 300-unit, gated co-op community on the northwestern edge of Fort Greene Park, has some of the lowest-priced — but still quite substantially sized — apartments in the neighborhood (see this corner two-bedroom, which sold for $635,000 in January). This one-bedroom, the cheapest one in Fort Greene right now (and the only one-bedroom listed in the complex), is around 750 square feet, with huge windows (that overlook the complex’s gardens) spanning the living room and an alcove dining area. That alcove opens up to the renovated kitchen, which has an updated subway-tile backsplash, white cabinets (some of them glass-fronted), and Carrara-marble countertops. The bathroom has been renovated with a marble vanity, and floors have been refinished throughout the apartment. The bedroom is airy as well, with two windows (facing south and west).

Morningside Heights Two-Bedroom With a Private Rooftop for $630K

Nathan Grass / Nathan Patrick Media.
Nathan Grass / Nathan Patrick Media.

1264 Amsterdam Ave., Apt. 6A — This two-bedroom is a six-floor walk-up, but for the hike you get a big private rooftop, which is extremely rare at this price point. The entrance hallway first opens to the larger of the two bedrooms and the bathroom (a surprisingly lovely space with a large skylight), and continues onto the open kitchen, which includes plenty of custom shaker cabinets, some butcher block countertops, and a washer/dryer. The living room, measuring more than 18 feet wide, has three windows, a large brick wall, and French doors enclosing the second bedroom. Although Amsterdam Avenue is a busy road, the building is only a few steps away from Morningside Drive, which is much quieter, with wide sidewalks and vista points (benches included) overlooking Morningside Park and Harlem.

Park Slope Two-Bedroom With a Wood-burning Fireplace for $975K

The Corcoran Group.
The Corcoran Group.

45 Seventh Ave., Apt. 5 — The whole east side of this leafy block of Seventh Avenue (just a four-minute walk from the 2/3 trains at Grand Army Plaza) is made up of a row of townhouses, each topped with an imposing mansard roof. Incidentally, the mansard roof is where you’ll find this fourth-floor, two-bedroom apartment. On one end of the unit is a large square-shaped living room (a bit bigger than 18-by-18 feet) with a wood-burning fireplace flanked by charming built-in storage that includes both drawers and open shelves. The open kitchen comes with bar seating for two and recessed lights. Both bedrooms are on the other end of the apartment, with windows facing rear gardens. The second bedroom is small, but the apartment makes up for it with a big private roof deck, which has great views of Downtown Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan.The monthly maintenance is relatively low at $715.

1,000-Square-Foot Harlem Apartment With a Private Backyard for $999,000

Warburg Realty.
Warburg Realty.

129 West 118th St., Apt. 2 — This two-bedroom condo apartment sits on a stretch of West 118th Street that’s densely lined with trees and townhouses, many with ornate stoops and façades. The specs here — two well-sized bedrooms, two full bathrooms (one of them en suite), and private outdoor space— are hard to come by at this price point in the area, especially in a townhouse. The unit combines parlor-floor proportions (12-foot ceilings and an oversize bay window) with updates throughout, including granite countertops and a concealed fridge in the kitchen and custom closets, central A/C, and subway tile in both bathrooms. Both bedrooms are rear-facing, and one of them opens up to a spiral staircase leading down to a 290-square-foot private backyard with brick and decked areas. The apartment is only a three-minute walk from the 2/3 trains at 116th Street.

A $575k Fort Greene One-Bedroom and Some Lovely Two-Bedrooms