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Unconventional triplex in a former Kips Bay school asks $2.1M

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The apartment features 18-foot ceilings from its school days

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Built in 1925, the building at 248 East 31st Street in Kips Bay operated as a school for several years until it was converted into a residential building in 1981, according to Corcoran. Thanks to that, the latest condo being offered up at this development comes with 18-foot tall ceilings and has plenty of light streaming through its numerous windows.

This unusual triplex apartment (similar to this recently-on-the-market Greenwich Village co-op) has its main entrance on the second floor which is where the kitchen, dining, and living rooms are located, along with one of the apartment’s three bedrooms. The kitchen is fitted with a breakfast bar, a double width refrigerator, and cabinets with built-in wine racks.

The living room features a wood-burning fireplace and the floors are done up with oak parquet. The floor below has been currently setup as a recreational room, but also features a walk-in closet, the apartment’s washer & dryer, and a powder room. This space can easily double up as the third bedroom in the house, according to the listing’s broker.

The master bedroom on the top floor can be accessed through a slender, circular flight of stairs that run throughout the apartment. The bedroom comes with an attached bathroom, and the apartment’s study is just beyond that. This study too could easily double up as an additional bedroom, if need be.

For all of that, this Kips Bay condo is asking $2.1 million, and a relatively hefty $3,317 in monthly charges.