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.
When the Cobble Hill Towers complex was built in the 19th century, it was intended to be affordable housing—proving, as the New York Times noted back in 2011, “that housing for the poor could be both humane and economically feasible.”
Those days, of course, are long gone; in 2010, the building’s owners decided to turn the formerly affordable rental into a condo building, and now, its apartments command prices that are often at or close to the median home price for the borough. (That would be around $800,000, according to the last batch of market reports.)
This quirky one-bedroom fits that bill: the 667-square-foot pad, which was recently renovated, is asking $675,000. It’s got a bit of an oddly angular floorplan, which impacts the size and shape of the bedroom (though not to a terrible degree). Some of its original details are intact—the beamed ceilings were only recently uncovered, according to the listing—but the renovation brought new flooring, a spiffy new kitchen, and other amenities to the apartment.
It’s all together a rather calm space—a necessity when your building overlooks the BQE. Other perks include an in-unit washer/dryer, a built-in dining room table, and access to the building’s shared courtyard.
- Listing: 134 Baltic Street #5A [Corcoran]