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The 11 Most Expensive Studios in NYC Are Here to Upset You

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Earlier this week, Twitter caught wind of the fact that there is a 532-square-foot studio in 205 West 76th Street listed for $1.075 million, or $2,020 per square foot. From the uproar that followed, one would logically assume that this is the most expensive studio apartment in New York City, however—as you may have guessed by now—that is hardly the case. Here now, we present to you an additional 11 studio apartments currently on the market for more than $1 million in NYC. Can you guess how much the most expensive one is asking? Better question: do you even want to?


↑ In Tribeca's 200 Chambers Street, a 579-square-footer is asking $1.035 million, or $1,787 per square foot. In its defense, it has floor-to-ceiling windows and the building is packed with amenities, including a huge pool, gym, concierge, and more.


↑ This 400-square-foot studio sold in 2008 for $500,000, and is now using the fact that it is located in the Emory Roth-designed 299 West 12th Street to ask $1.05 million, a basically indefensible $2,625 per square foot. It looks very .... clean.


↑ More interesting than your average studio, this 645-square-foot corner unit in 425 Fifth Avenue is heavy on the wood paneling and comes with a built in murphy bed. It has been on and off the market since 2009 and is currently asking $1.15 million, or $1,782 per square foot.


↑ Two separate units, one 698 square feet and the other 700 square feet, in the Financial District's 15 William Street are asking $1.1 million apiece. The smaller of the two has been on the market since January of 2013 with the same asking price, so it might be time for a reduction. The other one was listed in April. The building has a lot of amenities, but still...


↑ This 738-square-footer in 303 East 33rd Street is asking $1.175 million, but it does come with a terrace that looks like it's almost half the size of the apartment itself. (Also, all those good building amenities.) It was briefly listed for $1.75 million, so just let that sink in.


↑ In Twenty9th Park Madison, a 537-square-foot studio that comes with a 360-square-foot private terrace wants $1.195 million. The building's shared rooftop also looks very nice.


↑ This 575-square-foot studio — sorry, "junior one-bedroom" — in the Memphis Downtown brings us back into over-$2,000 per square foot territory with an asking price of $1.2 million. It comes with a small balcony and a "beautiful walk in closet."


↑ This studio at 400 Fifth Avenue in Midtown South tried to sell for more than a million when the building first debuted in 2010, but it ultimately closed for $950,000. Now, the resale hopes to cross the 10-digit threshold. Last year, it listed for $1.19M before inexplicably upping the price to $1.325M. It's on the 44th floor, and the owner has access to Langham Place, Fifth Avenue's amenities. It's currently asking $1.2 million.


↑ For $1.295 million, there's a 615-square-foot "alcove" studio at the Sheffield on West 57th Street. The "alcove" was created by the current owner erecting a partition, making a window-less bedroom, but on the plus side, the kitchen looks pretty large and there's a walk-in closet.


↑ As far as studios go, this 682-square-foot pad in Richard Meier's 165 Charles Street has an insane amount of windows. In fact, the place only has one real wall; the rest are windows. The space is maximized with a built-in storage and a Murphy bed, but the brokerbabble thinks this $1.5 million studio would work best as a "home office or guest suite." It should be noted that, aside from a brief stint in 2008 with a $2M asking price, this unit has been trying to sell (on and off) for $1.5M since 2006.


↑ And here is the moment you've all been waiting for: the (currently) most expensive studio apartment in New York City is a 689-square-foot unit in the Superior Ink Condominiums asking $1.8 million, a ludicrous $2,612 per square foot. It does not include outdoor space. The apartment was actually originally listed, when it hit the market in March, for $1.9 million, so... things could have been worse.
· Capital Real Estate: The Million-Dollar Studio [Capital]
· StreetEasy [official]

303 East 33rd Street

303 E 33rd St., New York, NY 10016

The Sheffield

322 w 57th street, New York, New York 10019

The Setai Fifth Avenue

400 5th Ave., New York, NY 10018

200 Chambers Street

200 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10282

39 East 29th Street

39 East 29th Street, New York, NY