If you’re looking for space and a central location like Midtown Manhattan, check out this one-bedroom co-op that is now for sale by owner. It’s a duplex in Midtown West at 453 West 43rd Street located on the ground and lower floors. It comes with two bedrooms, 900 square feet, and a large, 575-square-foot terrace. Of course, extra space and a convenient Manhattan location don’t come cheap–the ask comes in at $1.1 million.
The living room, on the upper floor of the duplex, is totally dominated by exposed brick. The wood-burning fireplace and wood mantlepiece make this room feel more like a cabin in the woods than a Manhattan apartment. We also like the built-in wood shelving. An eat-in kitchen is located right off the living room. On this floor you’ve also got a small bedroom/office space, a bathroom, and an entry to the backyard.
Here’s the second bedroom, which is now set up as an office. Given that it’s a narrow, small space, it’d probably work much better as currently configured. But take out all those closets and cabinets, and who knows!
A spiral staircase will take you to the lower floor of the duplex, which holds the master bedroom and one more bathroom. One major downside of a ground-floor and lower level duplex, however, is that no one really wants to live in a basement. As you can tell from the photo, you’re not getting much light down there.
One major upside of a ground-floor unit? The backyard! This co-op comes with a large, private backyard that is accessed through the living room. It’s landscaped and also fenced all around to ensure plenty of privacy. The big question remains–would you settle for a basement bedroom while also getting private outdoor space? The decisions we face in the world of NYC real estate.
[Listing: 453 West 43rd Street #B for sale by owner]
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Images courtesy of the owner
Neighborhoods : Midtown West