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: one-bedroom apartments under $700,000.
Chelsea is not typically thought of as an affordable neighborhood, but some deals (by NYC standards) do exist. The garden level co-op at 433 West 24th Street has been nicely updated to include hi-hats in the living area and a tiny, yet functional kitchen—although how the dishwasher works directly below the sink is a bit of a mystery. The co-op has a queen-sized bedroom with a closet, also a plus. The apartment is asking $650,000 and has a monthly maintenance fee of $603. [StreetEasy]
The difference between the digitally staged apartment and the actuality of this Gramercy Park North pad may be a little off-putting, but that's easy to get over when the co-op comes with a key to the exclusive green space. The 700-square-foot co-op is in need of someone with vision, as the listing so eloquently puts it, meaning an overhaul is imminent. That is, unless colored appliances from the 1960s come back into vogue. The co-op is asking $550,000 and has a monthly maintenance fee of $1,190. [StreetEasy]
On the Lower East Side, a one-bedroom co-op on Grand Street with a custom kitchen is asking $649,000. Other than the charming EIK with Carrera marble counters, the bedroom comes with a dressing area with a walk-in closet. The windows in the living area and kitchen look west onto a private park, meaning the apartment just might be spared some of that Lower East Side noise. [StreetEasy]
It's not technically a one-bedroom, but it's pretty darn close. This studio with a separate lofted sleeping area in Greenwich Village has a funky, angular flooplan, but its character makes up for that. The apartment comes with a fireplace, a good-looking structural pillar, three large windows and a few skylights. It's asking $540,000 and has a monthly maintenance cost of $1,507. [StreetEasy]
A railroad-style co-op on First Avenue with one bedroom could be converted to a two-bedroom without a living area. The apartment at the corner of East 5th Street has an updated kitchen with a dishwasher and granite countertop and a kind of absurdly nice bathroom with bead board and a glassed-in shower. It's asking $699,000 and has a monthly maintenance fee of $1,006. [StreetEasy]
A hotel-chic one-bedroom near the very tip of Manhattan has something none of these other listings have: a powder room. The gut-renovated apartment at The Regatta on South End Avenue has Brazilian cherry hardwood floors and Bosch kitchen appliances as well as an en-suite bathroom. The condo's asking $679,000, has monthly taxes of $971 and common charges of $1,493. [StreetEasy]