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10 Tiny (But Nice) NYC Studios You Can Buy For $325,000

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Welcome to a new feature, Price Points, in which we pick an asking price and a type of apartment, then scour StreetEasy to find the best newly available options around the city. Today's task: $325,000 for a studio.


We last rounded up one-bedrooms for under $500,000—so let's get a little smaller, in both size and price. Given the market right now, it may not seem like it, but apartments in the $325K range do exist. Sure, they're studios, and many are commenter-disdained co-ops, but we've plumbed listings from the last month to bring you the best of the bunch. First up, the gray-walled prewar above. It's on a fruit street in Brooklyn Heights, so you know it has to be cute. A long(ish) hallway leads to the main living area in the $315,000 apartment at 59 Pineapple Street. There's a windowed kitchen and bathroom; the latter contains a full-sized tub and original subway tile. The elevator building, constructed in 1920, has a laundry room, free bike storage, a roof deck, and additional storage available for rent.


This tiny studio in Chelsea is a fourth-floor walk-up. That's the bad news. The good news is that it has a tiny separate kitchen, a couple windows, and a good amount of storage space, at least for its size. It's asking $299,000. It also allows pets—that is, if you're comfortable with two living entities sharing a space of this size


This $294,999 apartment in a prewar Murray Hill co-op building is pretty spacious for a studio, with a foyer, windowed separate kitchen, alcove with built-in shelves, and two walk-in closets. It's basically got everything but another room, including a skylight in the bathroom.


Next, the cheapest option on the list. A renovated 300-square-foot apartment in an elevator building in Gramercy is asking a mere $269,000, which is good because it basically looks like a room in a hostel (although, to be fair, that's mostly due to the furniture). The main drawback is probably the kitchen area, with its mini fridge and oddly placed column.


This Turtle Bay studio has very attractive flooring and a very adorable floorplan—it appears to be well under 300 square feet. It has a beamed ceiling, one closet, and a Murphy bed against the back wall. The ask is $325,000.


Out in Staten Island, this $335,000 unit in brand-new luxury condo building The Accolade may not be large, but the building features such amenities as a lounge with a bar and kitchen for catering and game tables, a golf simulator, a children's playroom, a gym, a pet spa, and much more.


Located just a few long blocks from Central Park, this nicely decorated option on West 57th Street has nine-foot ceilings and south-facing windows. A Murphy bed, two closets, and built-in shelves both save room and allow for storage space, and whatever the bathroom and kitchen lack in size they make up for in vibrant colors. The building, Addison Hall, has a full-time doorman and a live-in super plus laundry, private storage, and bike storage on the premises. Pets are welcome, and after living there for one year, owners can sublet two out of every five years. The total cost is a relative bargain: $299,000.


The brokerbabble for this red-kitchened, $328,000 Kips Bay apartment exhorts that a prospective buyer can "own for less than renting." (StreetEasy estimates that monthly costs for this 30th Street second-floor walk-up total about $2,000, so that may well be true, especially for those who live alone.) The 400-square foot space was not photographed furnished, but there's a lone bed to give a sense of scale. It does look like there's room for a seating or dining area by the decorative brick fireplace. The building has on-site laundry, bike storage, a live-in super, and two communal gardens with a grill.


This 500-square-foot studio at 218 East 82nd Street has been recently gut-renovated and wants $300,000 even. The small partition between the living space and sleeping alcove offers a hint of privacy.


This rather spacious-looking studio in a well-kept Art Deco co-op building at 155 West 20th Street is on the first floor, but set back from the building's main entrance. Its large windows and exposed brick are pretty charming, and the unit even has a closet. And hey, it's in Chelsea, asking only $335,000.
· Here Now, 10 NYC One-Bedrooms You Can Buy For $500,000 [Curbed]
· Price Points archive [Curbed]