Cute Co-op Asks $489K at the Whitby, an Emery Roth-Designed Building in Midtown
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Cute Co-op Asks $489K at the Whitby, an Emery Roth-Designed Building in Midtown

December 9, 2015

Architect Emery Roth was considered the master of apartment design back in his day. In the early 1900s, he masterminded an impressive number of buildings with sprawling floor plans and luxurious finishes. (That was a time when the rich still needed to be convinced to live in apartments, rather than mansions.) He finished the Whitby, at 325 West 45th Street in Midtown West, in 1923. Since then the building has been broken down into mostly small studio, one- and two-bedroom co-ops.

This is a one-bedroom in the building that still has some pre-war details, although it’s lacking the gracious floor plan that made Roth so famous. Still, it’s a central location at a decent asking price, $489,000. And the apartment is pretty darn cute.

The whitby, kitchen, one bedroom, co-op, 325 West 45th Street

You enter into the living room and open kitchen. It’s not a huge space–you won’t have room for a dining room table. Still, you’ve got big windows, wood floors and high beamed ceilings so it feels anything but claustrophobic. Built-in bookshelves keep everything tidy. The open kitchen has been renovated and includes stainless steel appliances, marble counters and a center island, which is a must in this compact space, offering additional storage and a dining “table.”

325 West 45th Street, bedroom, co-op, one-bedroom co-op

The bedroom comes with a renovated ensuite bathroom redone in white tile and a large walk-in closet. In here, you have two more large windows (the apartment has exposures to the south and west) and those high beamed ceilings. Again, not a huge space but it still feels nice and open. That’s Emery Roth at work!

Since he designed this building in the ’20s it’s been upgraded with some cool perks, including a just-opened communal roof deck, which comes with views of the city in every direction. There’s also a full-time doorman, laundry and bike rooms, plus a storage area. As for the location, it’s nestled between the Theater District and Hell’s Kitchen, within walking distance to all the trains at Port Authority and Times Square.

[Listing: 325 West 45th Street, #920 by the Albert and Rice Team for Corcoran]

[Via CityRealty]


Photos courtesy of Corcoran

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