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NYC Homes With Outdoor Space You Can Buy for Under $1M

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Welcome back to The Six Digit Club, in which we take a look at a newish-to-market listing priced under $1 million, because nice things sometimes come in small packages. A lot of small packages—with outdoor space.

After reveling in all things outdoors last week, it seemed high time to see how affordable private outdoor space is amid a booming real estate market. Many stunning oases just aren't within reach of the average buyer. So, thanks to StreetEasy, Curbed combed through all the homes that hit the market in the last two weeks for under $1 million that came with any sort of private outdoor space, and picked 10 of the nicest options. Unsurprisingly, many are in Brooklyn. Remember, the asking prices are all relative, and the round-up just goes to show that you don't have to be a millionaire to afford a garden, deck, yard, or other al fresco oasis.

↑ For $929,000, there's this three-bedroom, two-bath duplex in Prospect Park Mews. Located in the middle of Windsor Terrace, the condo building is about two blocks from the park, but with a deck that fits multiple seating areas and a grill plus a kiddie pool and mini-basketball hoop, do you need it? Interested buyers had better hurry: the deadline for offers is Monday, July 28.

↑ Though it's far from the Lexington Avenue subway, living on East End Avenue in Yorkville has a major perk: those East River views. The balcony of this 16th floor 1BR/1BA co-op on 81st Street and East End may be small, but those southeasterly vistas certainly are not. Carl Schurz Park and its waterfront promenade are nearby for claustrophobes. Cost: $725,000.

↑ This white-fenced porch looks like it should belong in the old South, not Clinton Hill. (Though it is "a pre-Civil War mansion," according to the brokerbabble.) The deck comes attached to a one-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op on the third floor asking a mere $475,000. It's the top floor, so there are three skylights, too.

↑ Out in the historic, quaint community of Sunnyside Gardens, Queens, lies this 3BR/1.5BA semi-detached single-family home. The outdoor space could stand to be jazzed up, but a) the neighborhood has "garden" it its name, so that has to count for something, and b) the interiors are incredibly woodsy, with beamed ceilings and a skylight, which adds to the charm. For $865,000, you get 2.5 floors of living space plus a basement.

↑ Of course Park Slope has apartments with lovely outdoor space. This duplex on 1st Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues is a narrow one-bedroom with a lower-level rec room. That room leads out onto a private patio, which has steps up to what the brokerbabble calls "an enormous landscaped garden, complete with a pergola and outdoor dining area." It's shared with the other first-floor unit, but nonetheless, it's pretty awesome. There's also a washer/dryer in the unit. But is it worth $899,900?

↑ This one-bed condop in Yorkville (it's almost the Upper East Side) comes with a cute private terrace, fenced in, with plenty of room for a table, some chairs, and a grill. And if that's not enough, the building features a shared roof deck with benches and a variety of potted plants. It's asking $837,000.

↑ In Fort Greene, this private five-sided backyard patio is oddly shaped, but spacious—almost as large as the apartment that comes with it. That apartment, a ground-floor (of course) one-bedroom condo, is on the market for $749,000.

↑ This apartment on the Upper West Side is an odd one—a diminutive studio somehow divided into three separate rooms/areas. But on the bright side, it comes with two levels of outdoor space. There's a small terrace with steps leading down to another small sub-terrace-type-thing (the floorplan calls it a deck). It's asking $440,000.

Clinton Hill really comes through in the clutch when it comes to sub-$1 million apartments with private outdoor space. Next up is a pretty adorable one-bedroom on Willoughby Avenue. Its terrace is petite, but has anything ever looked so inviting? The towers of Manhattan loom off in the distance, and all for $439,000.

↑ For an even more affordable, spacious option, there's this two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,200-square-foot co-op on Ocean Parkway in Kensington. Asking $399,000, there's not only a quaint, leafy balcony but also a dining area separate from the living room. It's newly renovated and is on the fifth floor of an elevator building.
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