Welcome to a semi-regular feature, Price Points, in which we pick a relatively low asking price and a type of apartment, then scour StreetEasy to find the best available options around the city. Today's task: $1 million for a 3BR.
Rounding up three-bedrooms for a $1 million in New York City is a bit like rounding up $1,200/month rentals in New York Citythey exist, but they might not be in the best shape or located in the hottest neighborhoods. But that's not to say that they aren't perfectly nice and move-in ready for a family. In Washington Heights, there's a recently renovated 1,700-square-foot 3BR/2BA co-op with Hudson River views that's asking just $999,000.
In Brooklyn's Columbia Street Waterfront District, $1.1 million will buy a 1,097-square-foot condo with a private terrace. It hast lots of windows, two-bedrooms, Manhattan views, a washer/dryer, central air-conditioning, and an open kitchen with "custom cherry-wood cabinetry and volcanic stone countertops set against pale blue Glacier Tile."
For an even million, there's a nicely laid out three-bedroom on West 48th Street in Hell's Kitchen. One major downside is the horrible, retina-searing paint job in all of the bedrooms (when is a neon green ceiling ever a good idea?), but that's an easy fix.
In Central Harlem, there's a quite lovely three-bedroom with exposed brick and hardwood floors that's on the market for $999,000. The condo has a washer/dryer and central air-conditioning, and the building has a shared rooftop deck and gym.
The farther one travels away from Manhattan, the more one's money buys (well, a lot of time). A large three-bedroom with an office and spacious foyer in Forest Hills Gardens is listed for $999,999 (that $1 off makes all the difference). The listing photos are poor, but it's still evident that the home is in great shape, and the historic building has a lovely shared garden.
A private hot tub, multiple decks, and oceanfront vistas for under a million dollars? Oh yes. Staten Island has plenty of over-the-top homes to offer, but this blue three-bedroom beachfront abode in Eltingville is refreshingly normal. It's listed for just $979,000.
Also in Staten Island, but more conveniently located for Manhattan commuters, is the Accolade, a new condo building located just down the street from the ferry terminal in St. George. It has two remaining three-bedrooms, one of which is this penthouse unit. It has 2.5 bathrooms, hardwood floors, and a washer/dryer. The building has a gym, golf simulator, pet spa, and an attended lobby.
This 1,170-square-foot 3BR/1.5BA on Cherry Street in Two Bridges is the only downtown Manhattan property on this list, and it's not that surprising that its in need of some updating. Even still, it's quite large and the building offers parking. The unit is listed for $999,000.
At $1.25 million, this Lenox Hill co-op is the most expensive unit on this list, but it might also be the largest at 1,725 square feet. (some units did not list square footage). A large bartop counter opens into the living room, there's a separate dining area, and three bedrooms, one of which has an amazing amount of closets.
Bay Ridge might not be ground zero for Brooklyn Townhouse Hotness, but this $1.245 million brick home certainly holds its own. It features original pocket doors, private front and back yards, new oak floors, and a master bedroom with a weird bathroom that appears to have no door.
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