When it comes to quirky Manhattan lofts its often Soho or Tribeca that tends to deliver. However, this time around, a charismatic two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op on the Upper West Side steals the show. The square footage isn’t listed but it doesn’t take one to realize that this apartment is huge and though it’s not affordable for the average joe, the $1.35 million asking price isn’t entirely outlandish for what it gets you.
The apartment is situated as a triplex with an unorthodox arrangement. The first level gives way to a modest gallery before leading into a huge living room with 15-foot high ceilings, exposed brick walls, and a charming wooden-framed window. In opposite corners of the floor are a massive storage space and the apartment’s smaller bedroom.
On the second level, there is an expansive library space overlooking the living room that can be reconfigured into a home office or whatever else one may desire to do with it. Things are a little weird on this floor—the eat-in kitchen occupies this level and from the floorplan’s depiction, leads into the private terrace (which in turn leads to the en-suite master bedroom) and there’s also a set of stairs that takes you up to the third floor.
The apartment also boasts a wood-burning fireplace, generous storage closet space, and the option to add a washer/dryer unit. Building amenities aren’t too shabby either, offering a part-time doorman, laundry room, and a communal garden. Maintenance runs you $1,890/month.
- Listing: 329 West 108th Street #5C [Corcoran via StreetEasy]