This cozy Upper West Side two-bedroom stands out with multiple custom built-ins and proximity to both Riverside and Central Parks. It also benefits from two more unusual perks: The co-op at 242 West 104th Street runs a small lending library from the basement, and residents can also be part of the West 104th Street Association, which provides private block security and hosts an annual block party in addition to numerous other community events. It’s now listed for $749,000 after last selling in 2014 for $637,000.
A long gallery hallway leads you into the central living room. Floor-to-ceiling built-in shelves will anchor your decor while a window seat in front of the west-facing bay window provides some additional storage and an ideal spot to perch.
The open kitchen is located right off the living room, and it features custom oak cabinetry, a tile backsplash, granite countertops, and a breakfast bar with additional storage below.
The bedrooms are on either side of the living room. It’s not something one would assume from the listing photos but the listing claims that “both bedrooms can accommodate a queen sized bed as well as bedside tables and dressers.” That may be accurate, but the smaller bedroom still seems better suited to be used as a nursery, den, or home office.
In addition to the lending library mentioned above, there’s also more storage and a bike room in the basement. The pet-friendly building offers a shared patio in the back and allows washers and dryers to be installed in units.
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Listing images courtesy of Ideal Properties Group
Neighborhoods : Upper West Side