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Rustic-chic East Village co-op in a converted schoolhouse wants $1.3M

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The spacious apartment is currently configured as a three-bedroom

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This charming and rustic co-op in the East Village was once home to a school and a church, and the apartment retains many of the original bones of the spacious property. The exposed brick, the indoor arches, the skylights, and the massive thirteen and a half-foot high ceiling have all been maintained from when this building was built in the 1940s.

The current owner, who purchased this particular unit in 2011 for $870,000, has given it a bit of a modern update but its old world charm endures. The owner has configured the triplex into a three-bedroom with the master bedroom on the ground floor, a kids room on the lower level, and a third bedroom on the second floor.

The broker on the listing however points out that the sale can come with the setup as is or can be switched up to make the upper level a home office or a studio, with the lower level functioning as a multipurpose room.

All three floors are connected by a slender, spiral staircase that’s located in the center of the apartment. The co-op can be entered through a massive arch that opens up into the living room. The kitchen and the dining area are just beyond that. In all, there’s about 1,400 square feet of space spread out over the three levels.

The co-op is part of a 20-unit building, which also comes with a landscaped roof deck, laundry facilities in the basement, and bike storage.