For $1.65M, a folksy and funky East Village duplex with prime outdoor space
We are loving this East Village duplex, which boasts a front door straight out to a huge, elevated common terrace that acts like a private park for the residents of this boutique condo at 549 East 11th Street. Inside, a unique, whimsical interior has been decorated by owner Olga Vieira, owner of the yarn-turned-travel business the Koko Company. The apartment was last purchased in 1999 for $180,500 and now it’s asking $1.65 million. And if you can’t afford that, there’s still a chance to Airbnb it.
This 1,079-square-foot duplex apartment is a bright corner unit with an open kitchen plus a spacious living and dining area. It’s decked out in colorful decor seemingly from around the world–not a surprise, since Vieira says on her website that “I have decided to start weaving all those loose threads I have left behind on my travels by dedicating more of my time to those other cultures exploring them, getting to know them better, and trying to learn and understand their skills, their traditions, their way of living.”
The open kitchen looks out over the living room. Behind the kitchen sits a powder room and closet.
From the shelf-lined office, there’s a door straight out to the building’s common courtyard.
This elevated green space is spacious and filled with outdoor amenities–serving as a sort of park for condo residents and, as the listing says, offering “a true sense of community.”
Finally, on the upper level of the duplex are two bedrooms and one ensuite bathroom. The spacious master bedroom comes with a walk-in closet space and two exposures that let in plenty of light. The second bedroom, also sunny, has its own juliet balcony.
For all the sunshine and access to outdoor space, there’s another perk: the apartment is located just one block from Tompkins Square Park. A good location and charming interior make this colorful duplex easy to love.
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