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: two-bedroom apartments around $800,000.
Sometimes it may seem like there's nothing available for buyers in New York City who don't want to spend upwards of $1 million on an apartment, but affordable options do exist—"affordable" being relatively speaking, of course. Take, for example, two-bedroom apartments: There are plenty available under seven figures, if you're willing to do some digging. Today, we're looking at two-bedrooms priced at or around $800,000—and we're starting with this Windsor Terrace condo, which has 1.5 bathrooms, a renovated kitchen, and high ceilings. It's slightly under our asking price, at $779,000.—Amy Plitt and Tanay Warerkar
In "Manhattan Valley" (re: the Upper West Side), for slightly under the $800,000 price point, there's this co-op that's available as a restricted sale. The place has some of original pre-war details—French doors, panel molding—but the kitchen recently got a renovation with marble counters and new cabinets. There's also a part-time doorman and laundry in the building, all for $750,000.
In Gowanus, $825,000 will get you a 742-square-foot condo in a townhouse close to the subway. The two-bedroom has six total rooms, including a living room, eat-in kitchen, and a "den" (which basically means another small room with a window). The kitchen is rather spacious, with lots of storage space, and there's a communal backyard that's shared among the building's three units.
The Hillman Housing complex on the Lower East Side is home to this two-bedroom co-op, available for $815,000. Though some of its fixtures look a bit old (particularly in the kitchen), it's fairly spacious, at 1,000 square feet, and faces the building's private park.
Located on the Upper West Side, this apartment offers unobstructed views of Riverside Park and costs $795,000. The bathroom stands out for marble floors and white porcelain tiling not to mention a pedestal sink. The apartment has a washer/dryer in unit, and has a large living room and a fully equipped kitchen.
"Everything in this apartment is brand new," reads the listing for this Prospect Heights co-op, which is asking $815,000 for more than 1,000 square feet of space. The gut-renovated apartment has an eat-in kitchen, slightly sunken living room, dining room, and a library (with snazzy built-in bookshelves). It's located in a pet-friendly building that's close to Grand Army Plaza.
This Carroll Gardens condo's weird shape can be attributed to its location: it's within the South Congregational Church, an 1850s house of worship that was converted into residences a few years ago. The 825-square-foot duplex, located in the corner of the building, has one bedroom on a lower floor and another in a loft (which also has an office). It also has a "bonus attic," whatever that means.
This Tudor City home features large steel-casement windows that fill the apartment with light. The kitchen is notable for the black granite countertops juxtaposed with the white cabinets, and the master bedroom comes with an en-suite windowed bathroom. The apartment is located in the Essex House, which was built in 1929. The asking price is $825,000.
Don't let the small layout fool you; this Yorkville home comes with five large closets in the apartment. It's housed in a building that's just a few short blocks from the 4/5/6 subway line at 86th Street, along with a Whole Foods and a Fairway as well. The asking price is $799,000.
This spacious, light-filled penthouse in Central Harlem features a 100-square-foot private terrace and is asking $815,000. The other stand-out features of the apartment include high ceilings and red oak flooring. One of the biggest draws, however, is the fact that it's in an environmentally friendly building. Green roof technology lowers the building's carbon footprint and the renters' utility costs.
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