On the eastern fringe of bustling Midtown, the (mostly) pre-war Tudor City complex was built as rentals by Fred French in the 1920s to give office workers easy access to their jobs while enjoying efficient and elegant living conditions. The buildings were converted to co-ops in the 1980s, and they’ve retained their elegance and compact efficiency. Woodstock Tower at 320 East 42nd Street is one of the most charming buildings among them, and this cheerful studio with city views, asking a pied-a-terre-friendly $375,000, is a fine example.
The updated apartment offers refinished oak flooring, beamed ceilings, a compact renovated kitchen and great closet space.
This is, after all, a studio, but there’s space for living, cooking and sleeping–leaving it up to you to configure however you wish.
From classic touches like radiator covers to a sleek white-tiled bath, this apartment strikes a balance between the charm of the old and the attractive ease of the new.
Woodstock Tower is a full-service building with a full-time doorman, an impressive lobby, a spacious and well-equipped fitness center, laundry room, and storage. Monthly maintenance fees include electricity, heat and hot water. Another rare attribute at this landmarked complex: It contains four shaded parks, two of which are technically private, though they’re open to the public.
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