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Blue One-Bedroom In Famed Upper West Side Co-op For Artists Seeks $790,000

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The lovely apartment is just half a block from Central Park

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. Send nominations to the tipline.

Just down the street from famed Hotel des Artistes, where lovely apartments list for much more, a small one-bedroom pad at the co-op 27 West 67th Street is looking for a buyer with $790,000. The building once praised as "one of the most important apartment houses in the history of New York City" by the New York Times has a history as quirky as its apartments.

The co-op was built in 1903 by artists who chose the site for its proximity to Central Park and the low uniform height of the abutting townhouses on West 68th Street, which assured access to light. When the building was completed, the apartments were decorated in "grand, Romantic style, filled with carpets, artistic knickknacks and giant artworks."

These days, it seems the artistic types who live in the building still decorate the apartments all-out. The blue living room of #2RW might be mistaken for an homage to Picasso, while the bedroom is, well, just a bedroom. The apartment's kitchen has been recently upgraded with a Fisher & Paykel dishwasher and has a wine refrigerator. The apartment's ask may be small, but maintenance is not at $1,493 per month.