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In Chelsea, a sleek and minimalist studio for under $500K

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The apartment has hardwood floors and a walk-in closet

A living room with hardwood floors, white walls, a beige couch, and a planter. Photos: RISE Media, courtesy of the Corcoran Group

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.

Chelsea may now be associated with luxury, million-dollar new developments—especially along the High Line—but there are still plenty of prewar buildings in the neighborhood with units for sale at under $1 million. This sleek, minimalist studio that just listed, asking $499,000, is a great example of that.

The 450-square-foot apartment, which the listing describes as a “Parisian oasis,” has one bathroom, two closets (including a walk-in one), nine-foot ceilings, and hardwood floors.

The building has an elevator, a common laundry room, private storage space, and a bike room. It’s located at 253 West 16th Street, between Seventh and Eighth avenues, near the A, C, E, and L trains at 14th Street, and a short walk to Chelsea Market and the High Line.

Maintenance charges are $701/month. Meris Blumstein, Sydney Blumstein, and Harriet Kauffman of the Corcoran Group have the listing.

A living area with a beige couch, a large window, hardwood floors, and white curtains that separate it from the sleeping area.
The airy apartment has large windows and hardwood floors.
A kitchen with blue tiles on its walls, a window, and white cabinetry.
The kitchen has a “retro” turquoise fridge, the listing says.
A sleeping area with white walls, hardwood floors, a medium-sized bed, and a window with curtains.
The sleeping area.
A bathroom with white tiles.
The studio’s bathroom.