The listing also calls this lovely one-bedroom co-op at 601 East 19th Street sweet, cozy and tranquil, and we have to agree with those adjectives, at least from the looks of this top-floor apartment in an elevator building in Flatbush-Ditmas Park. Freshly updated interiors highlight charming details both old and new, like original arched entryways and chevron-patterned hardwood floors. Best of all, the sprawling co-op has more room that you’d expect for $399,000–700 square feet including a very large bedroom, separate kitchen and tons of closets–all a short walk from the B and Q subways, cafes and shops at Newkirk Avenue and Cortelyou Road.
We’re used to seeing Victorian townhouses in this neighborhood, but a somewhat well-kept secret is the area’s also well-kept and spacious pre-war co-op buildings that happily co-exist among them. This quiet unit benefits from beautiful morning light in the spacious living room with built-in bookshelves and chevron-patterned wood floors.
The sleek and simple separate kitchen offers plenty of room for a table or more counter space. Off the kitchen is a wide hallway lined with four closets.
Down the hallway far enough for optimal privacy is the extra-large bedroom with three windows and enough sunlight, apparently, for a small tree; an adjacent bathroom has the classic Deco look with original black and white tiles. The pet-friendly elevator building also offers laundry, storage and a live-in super, all just a pleasant walk or bike ride to Prospect Park.
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